Footwear really sets the tone for an outfit, and it’s a great way to transition a look with the change of seasons. I’ve been anxiously waiting to wear my new boots from Shoe Dazzle. However, with the warmer weather we’re having boot weather isn’t quite in full swing yet. So, I decided to pair some of my favorite summer dresses from my closet with my new fall boots. Going tights-less while the weather allows😊
Which are your favorite boots to wear right now? Ankle boots or Over the Knee Boots?
Easy to wear and effortlessly feminine, nothing spells out chic like a perfectly tailored jumpsuit. We know that purchasing a jumpsuit that fits your body perfectly is key to looking polished and put together. But shopping for jumpsuits can sometimes be a little intimidating especially if you’re shopping on-line. You don’t want to end up with a jumpsuit that makes you look shorter or wider than you are.
That’s when made-to-measure eShakti comes in. eShakti tailors each individual garment to the customer’s size, body type and in some cases style preference. Buyers can get the kind of neckline, sleeve and length they require. Customers also have the option of changing some details to the garment, too, like a straighter silhouette or longer length.
This is my first garment from eShakti and I am so impressed with the quality and service I’ve received. I feel spoilt with the personalized touches and the fit is perfection. Have you tried eShakti? What was your experience? If you have not, you need to check them out.
It’s an incredible time right now where there’s a tremendous push for personalization in categories like food, jewelry and furniture so why not clothing. Every girl deserves the option of pockets at no cost😊 Have a wonderful week ahead Lovelies 💋
Hope you all are enjoying the last sun-soaked long weekend of summer. I know it is sad to put away those bathing suits. But we can all agree nothing cures the end of the summer blues like the standout Labor Day deals. So, dry your tears on the nearest beach towel because Teddy Blake has up to 60% off on luxury handbags. Yes, you heard right! These deals are just way too good to pass up.
The eye candy on the Teddy Blake website is plentiful, but what caught my eye immediately was the “Kim Stampatto” collection. This collection comes in two sizes and various colors.
Fall has me clamoring for rich textures and deeper colors so naturally the 11” Kim Stampatto Red bag made my heart skip a beat. This structured design has all the elegance and pose to take any look from day to evening with ease. The gold hardware against the soft pebbled Italian leather pairs beautifully and gives this bag a very elevated final aesthetic.
The chic Kim Stampatto bag comes with a top handle as well as a longer strap option, which allows for the bag to be worn cross-body resulting in maximum functionality.
Whether you’re shopping for an updated everyday bag or a new silhouette to freshen up your evening assortment then the Kim Stampattois for you. We are making our way right on into the new season and its time to treat yourself to a new handbag! 💋
Since April when the CDC released a statement that all Americans wear a face mask in public, reusable masks have evolved from being a niche product to being an everyday essential. Although any mask is better than no mask to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have grown savvier about shopping for masks with protective layers.
best mask is one that fits you properly. It should be comfortable and cover the
nose and chin without slipping.
cloth mask should be washed and dried after each use. Because the virus cannot
live for more than a week on cloth surfaces, an alternative is to make or buy
seven masks — one for each day of the week.
of composting my celery stems. I decided to regrow them. I also regrew some green onions and I’m so
pleased with the results.
They grew quite quickly, and once the roots came in I potted them in some
soil. Have you tried propagating veggie
Give it a try. Here are some helpful tips to propagate your veggie scraps successfully: – Keep in bright indirect sunlight – Change water every 1-2 days to prevent them from smelling – Fill water to only cover the roots . – Transplant them from water into soil as soon as they show roots and new green growth.
If you have propagated veggie scraps what veggies did you regrow?
of us are struggling to keep it all together during these unprecedented times. COVID-19,
protests highlighting systemic racism and police brutality, economic
uncertainty, unemployment, natural disasters, political changes and the future
of education (just to name a few) has left us physically, mentally and
The storm of emotions I am feeling is also raging on for many. It’s a lot to handle, and it’s having a disastrous impact on our mental health. Mental health conditions impact the entire family. We need to have strategies that allow us to experience relief and recharge so we can be a support for our loved ones. The more we take care of our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, the better we will be able to show up for ourselves and for each other.
Take some deep breaths and ask yourself:
How am I feeling?
do I need?
am I grateful for?
can I do today that makes me happy?
Self Care Tips:
in contact with people who bring you happiness.
or writing down thoughts and feelings can be a great way to release emotions.
your body. Exercise releases endorphins.
Make it a priority to commit 30 minutes each day for a walk.
your social media intake.
gentle with yourself.
How are you going to love and care for yourself this week?
I put off starting an Instagram account for the longest time. When I finally did I was thrilled because it is so fun and lighthearted. It gives me the opportunity to meet some incredible, creative and diverse groups of supportive people. Over the last few weeks Instagram was sadly not a fun escape. The video of George Floyd’s murder as well as the horrific murders of so many black lives was and still is devastating.
Many used their voices and social media platforms to show
support for black lives. People were sharing, reading, posting, reflecting,
listening and donating. Some struggled and were not sure what to say or what to
do while others had tough conversations with friends and families about racism,
prejudice, injustice and discrimination against black Americans.
We all are not perfect and sometimes we may fail to be the
perfect ally to black communities or people of color but we can’t let our fear
of failure stop us from continuing this lifelong commitment to dismantle
systematic racism. As a South African
Indian who grew up and lived through Apartheid, I am determined to never allow
myself to forget, to speak up, show up and continue the work to do better and
be a better human.
I have learned so much over the last few weeks and will continue to do. I am appreciative of my Blogger / Instagram family for educating me and keeping me informed on not only the fun stuff but also serious life changing things too. Thank you. I leave you with these powerful poems and quotes. ❤️❤️❤️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼
With all the cooking and baking Andy and I have been doing, we needed to find an organized way to store all of our leftovers safely. We both were spending way too much time rummaging through the refrigerator looking for something to eat or ingredients to cook. So, we decided to ditch our plastic containers for glass. I am so glad we did because there is no better feeling in the world than looking inside a clean and organized fridge.
Here are our 6 reasons to switch from plastic to glass food storage containers.
One of the things we loved right away is the ability to place hot food directly in the glass container. No more waiting around for food to cool first before transferring.
It is better for the environment. It is challenging eliminating plastic completely from our lives but it is possible to reduce the amount of plastic we use.
Using glass containers is better for your health. Glass unlike plastic does not contain chemicals like BPA (bisphenol A) and PVC (phthalates) that can contaminate your food.
Easier to clean. Glass food containers can be safely washed at high temperatures in your dishwasher.
Glass is transparent making it easier to see what you got in your refrigerator.
Glass food containers are microwave safe. We can microwave and eat food from the same glass container, which means less dirty dishes.
Do you have these containers? Any other glass food storage containers you recommend?
While some places are slowly returning back to the work force most of us are still facing daily challenges with working from home, homeschooling, staying healthy, maintaining connections with family and friends and more. Today is Day 67 of sheltering in place for Andy and me but whose counting!!! We’ve come to embrace our new-found isolation with life’s little joys like 5pm quarantini cocktails and cheese plates.
baking and cooking, you don’t need to follow a recipe to make a cheese plate.
You don’t even really need to know anything about cooking. All you need is some
cheeses, fruit, vegetables, nuts, crackers or bread, charcuterie, chutneys or
trying my hand at creating cheese plates I
learned when it comes to cheeses, having a variety of cheeses
is key. Choose a mix of soft and hard cheeses, flavors, and milk types (cow,
goat, or sheep’s milk cheese). Serve cheese at room temperature
so take it out of the fridge and let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes.
Hope my cheese plates inspire you to make one for quarantine hours too. Cheers to life’s little joys. Take care and be well. 💕
If you love pancakes you need to try this savory vegetable pancake recipe with Indian spices. I’ve made this twice within the last 3 weeks. Andy and I’ve enjoyed it once for lunch and once for dinner. I know it may be a little challenging getting all of the ingredients I’ve listed. But that’s the fun of trying new recipes during quarantine. You get to use what you have available in your kitchen pantry and refrigerator. You can switch up recipes and make it your own. I used one potato for this recipe but if you don’t have regular potatoes you can use sweet potato or mashed up cauliflower. You can substitute green peas for spinach or broccoli or vise versa. The possibilities are endless. No rules here, just have fun with it!!!
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serving: 6 pancakes
½ All Purpose flour
¼ sorghum flour
2 Tbsp chickpea flour
2 Tbsp yogurt
1/3 cup of green onions or you can use yellow onions
1 small potato boiled & mashed (I had left over mashed
potatoes from dinner)
2 grated carrots (you can use zucchini if you don’t have
2 Tbsp frozen green peas (optional – I used peas because I
did not have spinach)
¼ cup chopped spinach
Jalapeno peppers (add according to your spice level)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp baking powder
1Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup water
A few sprigs of chopped fresh coriander (you can use powder
1Tbsp oil (I used coconut oil) for brushing the pancakes
all the ingredients above except for the coconut oil into a bowl and mix well.
mixing allow the pancake batter to rest for about 10 minutes.
your batter after letting it rest. If it is too thick just add a little water
to get the right consistency.
up a frying pan. Brush a little oil into the pan. Then scoop a spoonful of
batter into the pan.
with a lid on low heat because you want it to cook through. Flip it over when you see the upper side
start to bubble. Then brush lightly with some coconut oil.
until you use up all the pancake batter. This makes 6 pancakes.
Garnish with some coriander leaves, lemon wedges, and sesame
Serve hot with some, coriander chutney, Greek yogurt, or mango and tamarind (Imli) chutney or BOTH and enjoy with a cup of masala chai.