Amazon Prime keeps my world goin’ ’round.
I use the Subscribe and Save section every month, making sure to subscribe to at least five products so that I can save even more money.
‘Cause… I’m trying to minimize and simplify in all aspects of my life, at all times.
So by buying in bulk, only getting the delivery once a month, and not having to drive all over town going to different stores. It’s a win-win for me. Now I have more time to take the kids to parks, meditate, learn something new together, use the yoga trapeze (that I ordered from Amazon), go on bike rides, hikes, create an original piece of jewelry, or expand my world in some other good for the planet way.
The possibilities ARE endless!
See you on the flip side!
– of my yoga trapeze ; )
- 2 tsp Instant Yeast
- 2/3 cup Warm Water
- 3 3/4 cups All-purpose flour, sifted
- 1/3 cup Sugar of choice (I used organic cane sugar)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3 large Eggs
- 1/4 cup Evaporated milk or any milk substitute
- 1/3 cup Unsalted butter, softened
- 8 oz. Cold Cream Cheese (sliced)
- 1 stick of softened and creamed butter
- 1/2 cup Sugar
(Sometimes I like to take’er easy and throw all of the ingredients for the dough in my bread maker on the dough setting, but ultimately it’s users choice : )
Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup of water. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl with dough hook, place sifted all-purpose flour, sugar and salt. Mix at low speed until incorporated.
Add the dissolved yeast, remaining water, eggs and evaporated milk. Mix for 2 minutes at low speed then mix at medium speed for approximately 4 minutes.
Add unsalted butter and continue mixing until gluten is slightly developed.
Transfer the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic.
Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes at room temperature.
Punch down the dough and divide it into pieces weighing 60 grams each.
Let the dough rest for 15 minutes then cover with plastic sheet to prevent from drying.
Roll out the pieces thinly into 8″x5″ rectangles. Brush surface with butter.
Roll into a long rod and twirl into shape, locking ends to seal.
Place each piece on a greased or baking mat lined baking sheet .
Let the dough rise until it doubles in size. (Approximately 1 1/2 hours at room temperature)
Bake for 17 minutes at 325 F or until golden in colour.
Let the bread cool then remove it from baking sheet.
Brush the top of each ensaymada with creamed butter and sugar.
Now, at first glance, you might be thinking… “Crystals?”, but don’t pre-judge anything before you check out this wonderfully informative video on crystals and how they can benefit many aspects of your life.
I am currently testing out all of the things they discuss in this short movie and I’ll let you know after a little more time how it’s going. (Honestly, so far so cool!)
I started using crystals just a few weeks ago because I stumbled upon great information that stated how beneficial they are to add to ones life. Crystal information seemed to be popping out everywhere. I’ve been making it a point to pay more attention to syncranicities that happen around me.
My sister was on the crystal train already and doing her own in-depth research which has proved to be very rewarding to her life.
Enjoy this easy to digest video!
Do you own any crystals?
I’ve heard that crystals go where they are needed.
Tell us a story of how you came to hold your crystals.
Looking forward to your comments!
I’ve been saying, for a few years now, that “This is the year! This is when all of our hard work rewards us with our goals!”
But the truth is, I know better.
As much as I want to be able to dictate when and where success will come, I know that luxury doesn’t happen on demand.
I dream of being on my future-farm, able to sit in my office and get a few hours of un-interrupted writing done during daylight hours. That’s just not in the cards every day and that’s ok. Everyone deserves positive attention and guidance and I’m there for my children in that way.
Since the new year, I have been practicing many new practices. One of which is learning how to manifest things using the power of positive thinking and using high vibrational frequencies to see if goals can be reached sooner. I’ll write more on this later, as today I’m just revisiting how well these manifesting practices are affecting my current life and situation. I will write whether or not they work at a later date.
So, as much as I want to be an accomplished blogger, I recognize and realize that I will design, write blog posts, and books as much as I can until it opens up to do so more often.
After all, I am working on enjoying my children’s childhood, too!
So, I am currently renouncing my stubborn ways and deciding to appreciate every moment I do get to work on what I want, when I want because, after all, that is my ultimate goal. To be able to do whatever I want when I want and I want that for everyone (as long as what you want does no harm to anyone or anything: )
Don’t worry! That usually means that I want to help those around me in any way I can without a negative impact.
My children might interrupt me every few minutes on some days, but as they get older, they interrupt less and less, and I can sense and see that they really are doing well and becoming wonderful little human beings.
We all enjoy excitedly talking about the entire family’s goals before bed each night and the family’s goals are great to discuss with the whole family, not just mom and dad deciding for the entire family, though there are times that is necessary, but not when you’re talking about goals.
To let everyone speak up a bit about what they’re excited about in life is how we all start to connect or re-connect and connections are important your whole life, so why not cultivate an amazing relationship with your children from the start.
Don’t get me wrong, bedtime still takes me way too long with three kids when I’m going solo, but the harder I have to work at life by myself, I get this sense that it’s adding something to a metaphorical piggy bank that will pay back in the future.
That’s all for now. Have an awesome day!
Today I want to share something that might look a bit odd, but it’s beneficial none-the-less.
Most of us have suffered some form of trauma in our lives and there are many ways to deal with it. One of them being Trauma Releasing Exercise (TRE)
Check out the video below to learn more about how to release trauma from your body. It’s a great way to feel better when you can’t exactly figure out what’s bothering you.
If you do try it out, feel free to let me know how you feel afterwards.
Have an awesome day!