Gimme some “headspace”

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I came across this article on The Verge (www.theverge.com) that discussed about this new app for meditation. It is call “Headspace” (image below) and honestly it has helped me a lot.

It gives a free 10 day trial period. I have completed the beginning 30 days and currently able to decide where I want to focus on for the next 30 days. You get different packets that you can choose what is your next area of growth. So far I can say it has helped me a lot to not over react and have more of a sense of peacefulness.

If you are interested on this journey I highly recommend it to you!

✌️out & happy Tuesday! 💋

SAG Awards Looks

Happy Monday everybody! Yesterday was the SAG Awards, and as a fun of fashion & award season I had to do a post of the red carpet looks!

Here are my favorite looks of the night!

Have a safe week! 💋💋💋

PS: Images taken from Just Jared, Just Jared Jr., Daily Mail, Hollywood Life, and E! Online

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White Sangria Mood

Happy weekend to everyone!! There is nothing better than a sunny Saturday barbecue by the pool! Of course we must have alcohol, so here is a recipe I found of white sangria. It is my favorite! It is very simple to make, you barely taste the alcohol, and is the best alcoholic beverage for a hot summer day.

What you will need:

1 cup of sugar

1 1/2 cups of water

2 cinnamon sticks

5 mint leaves

2 green apples

1 pear

1 peach

1 cup of peach juice

3 limes (thinly sliced)

2 bottles of white wine (whatever you prefer, I use Sauvignon Blanc)

1 bottle of apple cider

Preparation

Put in a pot the sugar, water, cinnamon sticks, and mint. Place it on the stove at medium heat/temperature. Stir it once, bring it to boil and immediately remove it. Set aside to cool. Chop your fruit thinly (look at image below) except for your lime place it in a serving bowl. With a strainer place the syrup you did with the sugar etc. in your bowl. Add the wine, then the pear juice. For serving put ice, then your sangria, put a slice of lime and a splash of your apple cider. Enjoy! 🙃 (always drink carefully)!!

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Baked Buns 

For today’s baking post dish I wanted to share my recipe for burger buns. I was able to find this recipe at http://www.aseasyasapplepie.com I loved her take at this traditional bread but I have done my own twerks to the recipe.

Hope you guys enjoy & happy Saturday! 😊

You will need:

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup hot water

2 7/8 T butter (I use salted & room temperature)

7 T sugar * I like my bread sweet, if you don’t you can put whatever amount you want (ex: 2T)

1 tsp salt * If you do not put 7T of sugar you can skip this step

4 cups AP Flour

3/4 tsp yeast and less than 1/2 tsp sugar *

*for the yeast you put the dry yeast with the tsp of sugar and add a little bit of water so it covers the yeast and sugar. Set it aside and let it rise while you prep the rest of your ingredients. (See image below)

On a mixer with the hook tool you first put the flour, sugar, and salt. Mix it a little on slow and add the room temperature butter. Mix it for a moment and slowly add your yeast with the milk and water. Mix it at medium speed for 5 minutes. If your dough looks dry it is okay let it mix and everything will incorporate (see image below). When ready remove the hook and just knead it for a moment. Remove it from mixing bowl, make it round and place it on a round container. Cover it until it has doubled in size. Once it has reached the desired size (see image below) make small balls or the size you want your buns to be. Place on a sheet pan with parchment paper and brush them with milk. Let them rise for 1 hour and once ready (when you put your finger and the dough comes back) brush once more with milk and bake at 350 F or 175 C for 10 minutes or until golden.112345678910111223456789101112