Unnecessary Necessities

The things in life you didn't know you needed!

Cuppow

I love this. Props to my sister for coming across it online and getting it for me as a birthday present (and loved it so much that she got one for herself as well…). When it comes to something I’d categorize as an “unnecessary necessity” the cuppow is a perfect example for me! First of all, I prefer to drink out of glass, so mason jars are a nice fit more me anyway. Help make it portable and I’m sold!

Like I said, love love love! And of course so I don’t scald my hands on the hot stuff I crocheted a cute little cozy!

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Best natural upset stomach cure

     

 

I haven’t been feeling the best the past few days and while I was desperately trying to find something to calm my stomach I did a little online searching to see if any of my newly bought essential oils (hooray for homemade body products!) would help.  This worked better (and quicker!) for me than any pepto or tums or anything of the like! Peppermint oil can be bought online and two ounces is more than enough to last forever. I usually go to Zerbos to get mine.

What did I use? First burn a piece of toast, finally a reason to turn that dial on the toaster all the way over and chow down. The charcoal helps to settle your stomach. Then I took a bathroom cup and filled it with water, added 2-3 drops of the peppermint oil and slammed it like a shot (it doesn’t taste bad or anything like that, I just think it’s more fun to drink it that way!)

I was amazed.

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Super veggie quesadilla

Words cannot express how excited I was when I FINALLY found this recipe.  I lived in Seattle for a year, and during my time there I would always swing by the farmers market on my way home from work each Saturday.  This was always the highlight of my trip!  I knew they had a cookbook, so I knew the recipe must be out there somewhere!  I found an article here and here and I meshed them together a bit and came up with this!  Please reference the links of the actual recipes, I want to give credit where credit is due!

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Veggie Omelette

 

I always thought that I was alright in the kitchen, but for years the mystery of the successful omelette alluded me.  I then learned the secret, which I’m pretty sure is also close to what the secret of life is…. the keys to a wonderful omelette are PATIENCE and BUTTER.  Breakfast is the most important meals of the day, and this is one my my favorite things for breakfast!

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BLT Unwich

We all know that we have to eat more veggies and bread is the devil… so with that in mind I made a quick lunch of a healthier option for one of my favorite sandwiches… a BLT!

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Programming note

Over the next week or so I am going to attempt to streamline this blog a little bit more.  By that I mean posting less pictures for any obvious steps (such as apply base coat of nail polish…), that way as you scroll through there won’t be quite as many pictures you have to go past before you get to the next post!

I also updated the about me section!

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Artichoke and mushroom sandwich

I’ve been trying to include more vegetables into my diet and my lovely sister shared this idea with me!

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Deviled Eggs

I love to cook too!!  Most of the cooking I do is without recipes, no measuring, things of that nature (which also explains why I am a HORRIBLE baker!).  I wanted to share some of my favorite “recipes” that are easy to follow.  I’ll start with my favorite bring-to-a-party treat, deviled eggs!

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