Life Blog

Why Self Care is Important?

Those are my footsteps and that sand. Yesterday I woke up feeling a little off, I was all over the place my mind couldn’t settle. 

Something was telling me to go to the beach. ALONE. It felt weird at first since I always go with someone but you know what? It was amazing. I meditated. I soaked in the ocean, I walked the beach and I even ended up meeting up with a friend that was just a short walk away from me. 

When it was time to go back home, I felt refreshed and so relaxed. 

Self-care is very important not only for yourself but for your family to. When you feel relaxed everyone around you feels relaxed to. 

Tips for in inner self care:

  • Unplug 
  • Journal 
  • Meditate 
  • Make a date with yourself. Spend a little time alone and something that you love, that makes you relaxed that nourishes your soul.
  • Take a nap
  • Go for a walk, ALONE 

Once you start practicing those things you will feel amazing and you will be a better version of yourself. 

Annette K.

Food Recipes

Super Easy Cabbage Soup

One of my favorite soups of all times is this cabbage soup!

Cabbage Soup is the PERFECT savory vegetable soup made with cabbage, tomato, carrots, celery, and spices, ready in under 45 minutes!

Continue reading “Super Easy Cabbage Soup”
GreenCleaning, Wellness Tips

How I got rid of Sugar Ants

 

Oh how much I hate these little nasty sugar ants! Over one night they were literally everywhere in my kitchen… GROSS. My friend calls them crazy ants and now I know why! They were multiplying and getting into everything! Continue reading “How I got rid of Sugar Ants”

oils, Wellness Tips

How I get rid of bloating!

I’m not quite sure how I lived without these before?!

I have a very sensitive stomach. Like really sensitive. I wake up and my stomach is flat. Well not really flat I don’t remember when the last time my tummy was actually flat but you know what I mean. I feel normal and I could actually look at my self in the mirror and go Ok not too shabby. Continue reading “How I get rid of bloating!”

DIY, oils, Wellness Tips

How to Make Aloe Vera Ice Cubes with Secret Ingredient

 

Summer is here and that means hotter days more visitors from Chicago that have super white skin!!!! We have had many of them burn a bit while visiting and I since my neighbor Zai and I have Aloe plants growing we decided to make some Aloe Vera Ice Cubes!!! Continue reading “How to Make Aloe Vera Ice Cubes with Secret Ingredient”

Food Recipes

Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette {Healthy Version)

Recently I took a trip and while waiting at the airport and I got a taco salad at Cafe Rio and fell in love with their Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette. It was like a perfect mix of sweet and sour and really loved the cilantro and lime. When I got home I found the recipe online and decided to give it a try. It came out AMAZING!!!! Continue reading “Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette {Healthy Version)”

Food Recipes

Simple Wild Shrimp Recipe!

 I love shrimp, always have. There is so many amazing recipes out there but I like to keep mine very simple 🙂 I like things to be easy and colorful. I want to share my easy peasy recipe that I can make in under 5 min 🙂

Ingredients:

  • wild shrimp is best
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lime or lime juice
  • garlic
  • pepper flakes
  • parsley

All I do is remove the shrimp the night before from the freezer and place it in the fridge. Next morning I just simply rinse it off and put it in a ziplock bag to marinate. For my marinade I use salt, pepper and lime juice. Just a squeeze of 1/2 a lime will do 🙂 That’s it. I will let it marinade in the fridge all day until it’s time for dinner.

Instructions:

Heat olive oil or butter in a heavy skillet over high heat until its hot. Place shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute without stirring.

Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes (optional) cook and stir 1 minute. Feel free to add some more lime juice and about 1 tbs of fresh or dried parsley.

Cook additional 1 minute 🙂 Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Serve immediately 🙂

ENJOY!

Annette K.