Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Costa Rican Fruit Salad

I'm not sure if this is a real thing, but I had it multiple times while I was in Costa Rica. It is super easy to make, and my family really enjoyed it a lot. It is a sweet, refreshing, flavorful dessert. (In Costa Rica this was called "ensalada de frutas", or, "fruit salad.")

Ingredients
1-2 cans tropical fruit
     (Or, fresh chopped pineapple and papaya)
1 box of strawberry jello
1 tub of vanilla ice cream

Directions
1. Prepare jello ahead of time, so it is solidified when it is time to serve.
2. Scoop fruit on one side of the bowl, scoop jello on the other side of the bowl and scoop ice cream in the middle.
3. Eat! Enjoy!


The Music of Life: Costa Rican Fruit Salad
The original version, taken at a restaurant in Costa Rica
The Music of Life: Costa Rican Fruit Salad
My version
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The Music of Life: Tresemme Dry Shampoo

So apparently, this stuff will trick your hair into being not-so-greasy if you don't have time to shower that day. I've only tried it twice, but it seems to be working pretty well so far.


The Music of Life: Twist Knitting Needles

Twist knitting needles. I've never actually knitted before, but someone gave them to me as a "learn how to knit" gift, and I looooove them. Hopefully you'll be seeing them in my etsy store soon.


The Music of Life: McDonald's Sweet Tea

This isn't new, but is one of my secret loves - McDonald's sweet tea. I grab a large (huge!) one before every road trip I take. And it only costs me a dollar. =)

New Etsy Listings
None this week because I am taking a vacation in the Phoenix area. But I'm brainstorming lots of new ideas, so keep your eyes open!

This time last year:
The Music of Life: Lemon Bars

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sippin' Saturday - Chai Tea

This is the easiest (and one of the most delicious) drinks ever. You need Chai tea concentrate and milk (of your choosing, I use skim milk).

Step 1: Acquire concentrate
The Music of Life: Chai Tea

Step 2: Pour concentrate
The Music of Life: Chai Tea

Step 3: Pour equal parts milk
The Music of Life: Chai Tea

Step 4: Nuke
The Music of Life: Chai Tea

Step 5: Enjoy
The Music of Life: Chai Tea


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Read the Bible in a Year

It's health and beauty Thursday! And what makes you healthier (and more beautiful) than being spiritually healthy? This year, my new year's resolution is to read the entire bible. And while googling ways to do this in a year, I found a wonderful calendar that also has the catechism as well. I like this one that I've found - you read a section of the old testament, a section of the new testament, a psalm and a section of the catechism. It takes less that 15 minutes, four commercial breaks if you think you don't have time to read the bible. Here's the link to this wonderful schedule.

http://www.chnetwork.org/readguide04.pdf

Enjoy! If I remember, tomorrow I will be posting a tutorial on how to crochet a mobius strip scarf.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reading Wednesday: The Pecking Order by Dalton Conley

This is my most recent read - one that's been on my list for a very, very long time. The subtitle "which siblings succeed and why" was always intriguing to me. While I love any book with lots of numbers, studies and other facts (like Freakonomics!), this one seemed to give more questions than answers. It wasn't dry by any means - filled with anecdotes and statistics, but it seemed to give off an obvious answer - nothing in life is predictable, and so there are almost no ways to tell which siblings succeed and why.


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