bullet journalling… six months on

 

This type of journaling/ to-do-listing has been so therapeutic. As someone with a love for doodling and all things artsy. I have used this method for the last month or so. It has come in very handy, as I have been able to go back and see what still needed to be accomplished. Not only that but it is very encouraging to be able to look back and see all that has been accomplished. If you need a way to look back and be able to have a source of encouragement. Or if you are in need of seeing that you are actually being productive, I highly recommend this wonderful method!

Source: bullet journalling… six months on

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(73) One-Pot Cajun Pasta | Tasty | Pinterest

Oh My Oh My: Doesn’t this look tasty? This is definitely on my list of things to attempt to cook. I am so hungry now!

Watch the instructional video HERE…. Let me know if you tried it! Oh, and don’t forget to share! (this page, not the food… I mean unless you want to share the food. I would be okay with that too.)

One-Pot Cajun Pasta

Source: (73) One-Pot Cajun Pasta | Tasty | Pinterest

Cooking: Tostadas & Eggs

Delicious Breakfast Tostadas: Watching this video made my mouth water!!

breakfast Tostadas

Today my guest is Periscoper, Emma Aceves. She is a beautiful and wonderful friend of mine. She is a wonderful mother and AMAZING cook! You can go and follow her on Periscope: @EmmaAceves

Here are the ingredients you will be needing:

Russet Potatoes (peeled and shredded Or hash browns)
White Onion (Shredded- Save a bit for your salsa if you’d like)
Shredded Cheese
Bell Pepper
Corn Tortillas
Eggs (1 or 2 over easy per tostada)
Goya Adobo Seasoning (Or your preference of seasoning)
Oil
Salt
Salsa (of your choice)
Avocado (optional)
El Pato Sauce (This one is in a yellow can and is a spicy tomato sauce or salsa)

Many of the ingredients are optional to your liking. Toppings are your choice! =)

Para todos los que se lo perdieron, aqui esta el video con la receta otra vez!

Please, if you try these, let me know what you think by commenting below! You can also send pictures of your own creations!

Yum!

MadrePink

Warning: Easy Recipe for Homemade Bread | Make and Takes

Source: Warning: Easy Recipe for Homemade Bread | Make and Takes

I have always wished there was a super simple way of making bread. I have a bread machine, but all the recipes require SO MANY INGREDIENTS! Thankfully, makeandtakes.com has shared this wonderful recipe. Sometimes, we just run out of bread and don’t have the time or resource to just run to the store and get more. But we do have all the ingredients to make bread! It’s good to always have a stock of Yeast, flour, salt and feed your entire family. This recipe makes 3 loaves of bread. I dare you, try it. Tell me what you think. I will be doing this one over the weekend with my kids!!!

Recipe for Homemade Artisan Bread 
makes 3 loaves

  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or other course salt
  • 6 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • cornmeal for pizza peel (optional)

For more instructions please click on the link below.

Source: Warning: Easy Recipe for Homemade Bread | Make and Takes

Yummy!

MadrePink

Just a brain cell.

“Do you think perhaps, that the universe that we could be living in, is simply a brain cell to another living being?”

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That question was asked on a trending Tumblr post, in reference to the study below:

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You can find a link to the entire article at the end of this post. But just bear with me for a moment:

This just blew my mind! Can you just imagine that our entire universe is just ONE of God’s brain cells?

The average adult human brain has about 100 billion cells.

How many brain cells does God have? Ok maybe too literal an analogy. We know that we aren’t simply one of God’s brain cells, but the magnitude of God is seen here. He has orchestrated our entire world from the smallest cell to the largest universe, our entire being. To think that He, who is bigger than all the universes, can possibly love a person like me? It’s astounding and I am humbled. So who can know everything and think they have all the information and knowledge to discredit God?

I can refer to this bible verse:

For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

The only way that we can begin to comprehend God is by having the mind of Christ. There are so many things that the human mind cannot understand. But as we dive into a deeper relationship with Him. We know him more. Without him we are nothing. He created us so that we might be a part of his family. He loves us. To think how small we are in comparison to him is humbling.

But, He created you with a purpose!

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

Watch this video on the brain of a developing infant and just think that God orchestrated this. There had to have been an intelligent designer to come up with such intelligent design. Watch below:

Wow. “The brain is the seat of our consciousness, of who we are, and in understanding where it comes from, we understand where we come from.”

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 13:13

Food for thought.

Think of it like this. No thing in existence can give the reason for its existence in or of itself. That means the Big Bang theory (the theory not the show) fails to give a reason for its own existence. The only answer that makes sense is that something transcendent of this universe can take the credit as “first cause”. God is not just bigger than our universe he transcends it.

Yet despite this, He loves you and you can see his love for you throughout creation!

Take time to think of God’s presence throughout creation and the workings of this world. God created the mind and from those minds are many things around you! Take time to thank God for all the good things around you.

All for you

MadrePink

Infographic: Paying for College – US News

This information is on a need to know basis, and if you or your child are going to college, then you are on a need to know basis.

I found this wonderful infographic that shows the cost of college. Gosh, I really wish I knew all this beforehand!

Private colleges charge an average of $32,599 in tuition and fees in 2015-2016, according to U.S. News data.

Source: Infographic: Paying for College – US News

Apple says iOS 9 is most successful update ever – Sep. 21, 2015


More than half of all iPhone users are using Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 9.

According to Apple: Here are some of the new benefits of upgrading to iOS 9:

  1. Power Saving Mode – The battery color in the top right corner turns yellow, indicating it is reducing power consumption until you can fully charge your phone. Mail fetch, background app refresh, auto downloads, and some visual effects are reduced or turned off
  2. Facetime & Video can be used Simultaneously on iPad–  Picture in Picture and Slide Over multitasking features are available on the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, and iPad mini 3. Split View multitasking is limited to the iPad Air 2, which has a more powerful processor that can handle two apps at once.
  3. Smarter Siri– She or He is now watching your every move. Stalker Siri. Based on actions you do repeatedly, for example, if you listen to music every morning when you go for a run, siri may open up the music app when you plug in your headphones. (creepy right?)
  4. Scribbling Function in Notes– YES!! Because who doesn’t like to scribble? But honestly I do like this feature because I remember things better when they are handwritten than when they are typed.
  5. Improved Apple Maps with transit directions– Great for those who ride the bus!
  6. Also One major bonus- This time the space that it takes up for this update is only 1.3GB as opposed to the 4.6GB we had before. Way to go Apple!
  7. Only thing I didn’t like…. why did you have to switch all the apps over to the left when I double click? It feels so wrong!

Source: Apple says iOS 9 is most successful update ever – Sep. 21, 2015