Weekend Getaway

 

IM BACK!!! It’s been too long. But finally, I have a computer!! I have so much filed in my brain, it’s hard to type at the moment. So I am just going to share something simple and easy for ya (:

Over the weekend, I went on a girls trip up to the North-East side of Auckland. I was able to see New Zealand for what is really was for. The beauty of New Zealand is beyond the words I have. All I have to say is, no wonder why they would film movies here. Green screens can never capture this, not even a camera… Thank you Jesus.

(FYI all these places are a must-see whenever you visit)

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  • As we were climbing up the mountain, fog started to appear.

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  • Cliffside in Whitianga

 

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  • Cathedral Cove

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  • Closed out little shack

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  • Waikato mountain walk

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  • Kaori tree ARE MASSIVE; fun fact: native tree to New Zealand and they are actually dying away. 

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  • Waikoto Beach

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  • Some random valley of green hills that we frolicked on (:

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This trip for sure goes down in the books. Thank you for a lovely weekend girls, cheers!

XOXO,

S

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Stuffed Peppers

Convenience is always key when it comes to cooking. Especially during the winter weather, I tend to have longer days and just want something quick and easy when it’s time to grub. I decided, since I have been not myself lately; trying Paleo for a bit,. Thank goodness my roomie tagged along with me because it’s been hard to beat these period cravings. Of course, when I decide to make a healthy choice for my body, it rewards me with cravings out of the wazoo!!

THANKS JESS! Roomies who Paleo together, stay together (;

Right now, I love stuffed peppers. They’re honestly the perfect snack or meal for anyone! Prepping time is not too long and you can save them for leftovers as well.

It’s mucho Bueno.

Ingredients:

Brown rice (is acceptable for Paleo, but I am watching my intake.)
Ground Turkey
Garbanzo beans (acceptable as well)
Pepper(s)
Ground pepper
Nutritional Yeast
Preheat oven at 350-400 degrees F. Depending on what elevation you’re at.

Rice is always my first thing to cook since it take the longest. In my rice cooker, depending on how many mouths you are feeding, I usually do 1 cup rice 2 cups water.

I then try to slice only the peppers, not my fingers during this time. Cut off the tops ever so slowly and then puncture the stem out so you can have a little topper for your meal. (food is art). Once those are cut and stripped down, pop however many peppers are needed into broiling water for a good 5-7 minutes.

Then, if you’d rather not eat raw meat and to avoid food illnesses cook that Turkey right up in a flat skillet. Once, that’s nice and brown, warm up the G-beans by popping those in with the meat as well.

Then, after those 7 minutes your peppers will be wobble baby wobblin, put those on a cooking tray. (side note: if you want to avoid washing the whole kitchen, add aluminium to your tray. Peppers will cook just fine.)

Ding! Your rice is donezo. Once thats finished, I combine the beans and Turkey into the rice bowl. Less dishes used, less washing.

Now you are ready to stuff those babies up like it’s Thanksgiving all over again.

Stuff stuff stuff, and pop those in your oven for a good 7 minutes.. or 10, depending on how cooked you’d like your pepper tops and it’s just to warm everything up to the same temp.

SET THAT TIMER, unless charcoal is your favourite taste.

Top it off with Nutritional Yeast and ENJOY!

 

Merry Holidays and Happy Christmas,

S

Go Bold, Go Beyond

Unfortunately, I am not celebrating Christmas this year. So that moves me to the next holiday. I finally have plans for a New Years Eve. I honestly was never been a fan of NYE because it is such an anti-climatic holiday but this year I guess could be different!

When I have the opportunity to get glammed up, I will take it since it’s a rare occasion for myself. I decided I am going to buy a new outfit and schedule a hair appointment, because it’s an obligation for such an event, am I right?

This year I wanted to do something different, something that does not involve sparkles, sequins and or anything in that array of fabric. I want to wear a bold color, something that really stands out. That had me thinking, I hardly ever wear Red, being that color really washes me out, so this Red needs to be a color that is going to be flattering… Which will be a challenge but challenge accepted. I have a few ideas rolling. However, I really am feeling inspired to try something different this year. Go bold, go beyond!

 

What are your plans for NYE?? What are you going to wear? I’d love to know what could possibly be trending.

XOXO,

S

Holiday Must-Have

Colder weather calls for cute warm jackets paired with cute warm accessories. I have had a guilty pleasure for years now, when it comes to fur and faux fur. It adds such class to any daytime and or nighttime outfit. And for all my friends out there who suffer from constant shivering from that brisk cold air, you know that fur is your best friend during this bone chill of a season.

Jackets are also an obsession of mine. They can change an outfit, like that. From a blazer to a hoody, to a jean jacket replaced with a leather jacket. Versatility is sewn into the seams itself. Its simplicity at it’s finest.

This season I invested into a faux suede brown jacket that I put off buying, who knows why… but it has been my go-to piece since purchasing it.

My faux midnight blue scarf, is such a statement piece, I knew it would make multiple appearances come chilly weather. Both of these pieces being faux, have yet to let me down and for most of the time I say, you do not need to spend the most $$ when it comes to being fashionably functional. 

  • Jacket: Paige boutique on pearl.
  • Fur Scarf: Ann Taylor

Jacket: BingeBargain  Fur Scarf: BingeBargain

Happy Holidays!!

S