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New Video Is Up!

In it I share with you this little Room (corner) Makeover I did a couple of days ago.

 

The Wonderful Benefits of Chia Seeds + 2 Delicious Recipes

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing this fine day! For today I wanted to talk with you about Chia seed and all of it’s wonderful health benefits.

Chia seed is an amazing superfood that is both inexpensive and very simple to add into your daily diet. You can add them to your salads, cereal or oatmeal, yogurt, cakes, pancakes, drinks and so much more. Chia seeds are very versatile because they are flavorless. It doesn’t matter if your putting them in either a sweet or savory dish or drink they won’t change how it tastes only the texture.

Now whilst Chia seeds may be flavorless they are however packed with a bunch of amazing health benefits! Some I’ll list below..

Some of the wonderful health benefits of Chia seeds are….

  1. Packed full of antioxidants. They actually contain 3x more antioxidants then blueberries
  2. Helps you feel fuller, which is a huge help if you have trouble with over eating
  3. Keep your hair, skin and nails healthy and strong
  4. High in Potassium
  5. High in Calicum
  6. High in Iron
  7. High in Omega-3 fatty acids
  8. High in Magnesium
  9. Contain more niacin then corn, rice and soy
  10. Strengthens the immune system
  11. Boosts your energy levels
  12. Helps with weight loss

Now we’ve reached my favorite part of this post, THE RECIPES!!

It was pretty difficult choosing only two recipes to feature on this post, just search “chia seed recipes” on Google and you’ll see why, but since space was limited I ended up choosing two recipes I think will appeal to everyone since they are two classics: brownies and pancakes.

These two recipes I got of the sites All Day I Dream About Food and Two Peas And Their Pod. Maria, Josh and Carolyn are so creative and talented with the content they put out. Their recipes are always so eye catching and mouth watering, I could honestly spend hours going through their site.

On the top I’ve made their site names clickable so you can go straight to their sites if you want to check out more of the recipes they’ve shared and learn more about them.

Mocha Chocolate Chunk Chia Seed Brownies

This delicious brownie recipe is by Carolyn Ketchum from All Day I Dream About Food.

Original Post: http://www.bobsredmill.com/blog/special-diets/fiber-on-a-low-carb-diet

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ cup Chia Seed Meal (about ½ cup whole seeds – I grind them in my coffee grinder)
  • ¾ cup Swerve Sweetener or other Erythritol
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 3 oz Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 4 large Eggs
  • ¼ cup strongly brewed Coffee
  • 2 oz Dark Chocolate Chunks (70 to 90% cacao)

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9 x 9 square baking pan. Line with parchment paper, with some overhanging the sides for easy release. Grease parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together chia seed meal, sweetener, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate together, whisking until smooth.
  • Whisk in eggs (mixture may seize), then whisk in coffee. Stir in chia seed mixture until well combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 15 to 16 minutes for a fudgier consistency or 18 to 20 for a cakier consistency.
  • Remove and let cool completely in pan.
  • Remove brownies from pan by grasping the overhanging parchment and lifting carefully. Cut into 16 squares.

Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

These scrumptious pancakes are by Maria & Josh from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Original Post: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/lemon-chia-seed-pancakes-with-roasted-strawberries

INGREDIENTS

For the Roasted Strawberries:

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw

For the Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes:

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® unsalted melted butter, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil, for serving

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar. Toss to combine. Pour strawberries on a greased baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Stir the strawberries and roast for an additional 7-10 minutes, until the strawberries are soft and juicy.
  • While the strawberries are roasting, make the pancakes. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub together with your fingers until lemon is fragrant.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar/lemon mixture, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not over mix. Gently stir in the chia seeds.
  • Heat a griddle or pan to medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray. Drop about a 1/4 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Continue making pancakes until the batter is gone. Serve warm with Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil and roasted strawberries.

That is all for today’s post. I hope you liked it and it got you motivated to try experimenting with chia seeds! Let me know in the comments what you thought of this sort of blog post, whether you liked it or not and if you would enjoy me doing more posts talking about different types of healthy food.

As always I want to thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my post. Your AMAZING, thank you! I hope you all have a wonderful week, I’ll talk to you all on Monday.

xxx Mirjana

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Top 5 Christmas Decoration D.I.Y’s from Lia Griffith

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Hello my wonderful readers,

How are you all doing! For today I wanted to share with you my top 5 favorite Christmas decoration d.i.y’s from Lia Griffith. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and there’s nothing I love more then spending hours on hours searching for fun new ways to decorate my house. So you can imagine my excitement when I found this site as I was going through my Pinterest posts. Just one look at those adorable little owls and I was hooked. I went to the site to find out how they were made and after spending a good 20 minutes browsing around I was so happy to find even more fun d.i.y’s to do.

One of the things I really loved about the site is that the projects were so diverse and a lot of them I haven’t seen anywhere else before. It was really refreshing to see since d.i.y projects can over time start to get repetitive and boring.

So without further ado… here is my top 5 list!

Foam and Crepe Paper Owl

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How precious does this owl look!! It would be such a great bonus gift to give to your family and friends.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/foam-and-crepe-paper-owl

Floristic Crepe Paper Poinsettias

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These flowers would make such great center pieces or you could even place them on top of gifts instead of bows. There are so many different ways you can get creative with them.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/floristic-crepe-paper-poinsettias

Felt Ball Christmas Pillows

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I was so excited to find this Christmas pillow d.i.y on the site. Not only are they super cute but they’re also simple to make and really inexpensive as well.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/felt-ball-christmas-pillows

Glitter Paper Candle Wreaths

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Such a pretty touch to add around candles. Gives them a more festive vibe!

Link: https://liagriffith.com/glitter-candle-wreaths

Paper Evergreen Holiday Wreath

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Christmas decorations wouldn’t be complete without at least one wreath to tie it all together. This one here is my favorite from the site because it has that classic feel to it and I really love the attention to detail of the leaves and cranberry’s.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/paper-evergreen-holiday-wreath

That is it, those are my Top 5 Favorite Christmas Decoration D.I.Y’s. You should definitely check out the site. There are heaps of other decoration ideas for you to choose from and they’re not all limited to the Christmas theme.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I really appreciate it and I really hope you got some inspiration and ideas from it! Have a wonderful week everyone, I’ll talk to you all on Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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Favorite Spring Outfits LookBook

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Hello my lovelies,

For today I just wanted to quickly share with you a link to my newest YouTube video, since I’ve only now just realized I haven’t, so sorry it’s a bit late.

In the video I share with you 3 of my favorite go to Spring outfits in this short lookbook. I had so much fun filming this video and I really hope you enjoy it as well. That is all, I am now of to watch the new Gilmore Girls revival!

I hope you all have a fantastic day 🙂 I’ll talk to you all on Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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Top 5 Favorite Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle Youtubers To Watch At The Moment!

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today! For today I wanted to share with you a list of my Top 5 Favorite Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle Youtubers to watch at the moment.

It was pretty hard to narrow it down to just five since there are so many sweet and talented youtubers out there but in the end I decided to choose Samantha, Duan, Christine, Mimi and Niomi. I chose their channels for many reasons, 1. they work hard on their videos, 2. they are really down to earth and real – they never have this fakeness to them, 3. they are extremely sweet to their viewers and really take the time to respond to comments and interact with them, 4. their videos are always, at least to me, very inspiring and motivating and I could go on and on.

But since it’s 3 in the morning right now I’m just gonna end it there and share with you the links and also my favorite videos from their channels. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

SAMANTHA ANN

Link to Samantha’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/newjerseygirl92

DUAN MACKENZIE

Link to Duan’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/xobabygrl38/feed

CHRISTINE KOBZEFF

Link to Christine’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pinksofoxy

MIMI IKONN

Link to Mimi’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MimiIkonn

NIOMI SMART

Link to Niomi’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/niomismart

Comment down below and let me know who are YOUR top 5 favorite Youtubers to watch at the moment! I’d love to hear from you 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. I appreciate it so much! I hope you all have a wonderful week, I’ll talk to you all on Monday! 😀

xxx Mirjana

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Documentaries To Watch!

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today! It feels so good to be back and writing again. It feels like it’s been so long since I last sat down and actually wrote a proper post, so my fingers are crossed that I’m not to rusty at it. For today I wanted to share with you two documentaries I recently watched which I absolutely loved. They are Before the Flood and Ethel.

I’ve always loved watching documentaries ever since I was a kid. I was a huge history nerd so documentaries to me were always really special and they still are today. So it’s always a huge joy for me when I discover new ones I haven’t seen.

The two I’m sharing today are very different from each other. One is about Climate Change and the effects that it’s having on our planet whilst the other is about Ethel Kennedy and her life story. Both are amazing. I loved every minute of watching them and I hope you do to. I’m going to share a link to the full version of both so you can watch them yourselves if you haven’t already!

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ETHEL

Let me know in the comments what you thought of them and also if you know any good documentary’s comment them down below as well!

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post. I cannot express enough how much it means to me. 🙂

I hope you have a wonderful week, I’ll talk to you all next week!

xxx Mirjana

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Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter Review

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today! For today I wanted to share with you a video I did a couple days ago were I did a review of the Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butters.

I hope you enjoy watching the review! I’ve added some close ups of the packaging and colors on here, which if you scroll down you’ll see. They should give you a better idea of what the colors look like in real life.

SHELL

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SUNSET

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Thank you so much for watching, if you liked the video I would love if you could like it and subscribe! Also if you have any suggestions for future videos for me to do, then let me know in the comments below!

If you’ve tried these lip butters yourself, let me know in the comments what you thought of them. I would love to hear your experience with them!

Have a spectacular week, I’ll talk to you all on Monday! 🙂

xxx Mirjana

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MEET FullyRawKristina

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Hello my beautiful readers,

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend! In today’s post I wanted to share with you a new YouTuber I’ve just recently discovered. Her name is Kristina and she runs the channel called FullyRawKristina.

I absolutely love watching her videos! Her channel is a great mix of everything from recipe videos to in depth talking videos about raw vegan eating to vlogs and so much more. I find it really interesting seeing what her lifestyle is like since it’s so different from mine and I always find there is so much to learn.

Some of my favorite videos of hers have to be the recipe ones. She always shares the most mouth watering, delicious meals and I’m always so excited to go and try them out myself.

So in today’s post I wanted to share five of my favorite recipes. I really think your gonna love them, two are a reinvention of some classics like red velvet cupcakes and cheesecake.

Without further ado here are my five favorites…

.1. RED VELVET CUPCAKES with VANILLA ICING

 

.2. LAVENDER CHEESECAKE

.3.  VEGAN CHILI

.4. RAW BURRITO

.5. CAESAR SALAD

Yumm! 😍 They all look so delicious!!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it! If you end up trying out any of these recipes then let me know in the comments below. I’d love to get your thoughts on them!

I hope you have a marvelous week, I’ll talk to you all on Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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Top 6 Music Picks For October: Car Ride Edition

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Hello my lovely readers,

How are you all doing today! For today  I wanted to share my top 6 music picks for October: Car ride edition.

So I thought it would be fun to share what my favorite songs from the radio are at the moment since I do have a lot of them, which is the greatest thing ever since I usually hate the songs that are on the radio. I could rant for hours about how much air time is wasted on the most stupid of songs…but I won’t today.

I’ll keep this post short and sweet, so without further adoo these are my top 6 music picks for this month…..

LITTLE MIX – SHOUT OUT TO MY EX

NIAL HORAN – THIS TOWN

YOU ARE THE BEST PART OF ME – LANDON AUSTIN

THE GREATEST – SIA

MERCY – SHAWN MENDES

FALLING FOR YOU – ELLIE GOULDING

I’d love to hear what your favorite music is at the moment -it can be on the radio, Spotify, YouTube, wherever – just comment them down below! I can’t wait to see the musicians and bands you suggest 🙂

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, I am beyond grateful! I hope you all have the most wonderful week and I’ll talk to you all on Monday 😀

xxx Mirjana

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Dr. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Skin Lotion Review

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing today! For today I wanted to do a review of the Dr. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Skin Lotion.

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I bought this lotion at my local health food store a couple of weeks ago, and have been using it ever since. I mainly use it on my body and then I just use the Essano moisturizer on my face.

I have looked in a few different places, and the only places I’ve found Dr. Organic products are online and health food stores. You can also check in Priceline, there’s a 50/50 chance that they may stock it as well.

Here’s a link to their website: http://www.drorganic.co.uk

PROS

  • It’s completely organic and natural, so your not putting any harsh chemicals on your skin
  • It’s really inexpensive
  • You can use it on your body but also your face as well
  • It’s super moisturizing, I have very dry skin over the winter and this has helped soften up my skin so much
  • It smells so beautiful when you put it on

CONS

  • It smells a lot like mandarins, so if you hate the smell of them you should probably stear clear of this lotion
  • The smell doesn’t last long after you put it on maybe a good 10-15 minutes

That’s it! Those are all my pros and cons for this product. Overall I think this is an amazing lotion. I love using it, it has done wonders to my skin and made it feel so soft and velvety smooth. If your on the fence about buying this lotion, then you should go into you local health food store and try out a sample of this to see how you like it.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’ll talk to you all on Monday. Have an amazing week 🙂

xxx Mirjana

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