Tag Me Tuesday

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Tag found on Starring Pamela so if you want to check that pin out, I’ll link it here.
Happy #BirthMay Pamela!!

20 Questions Blog Survey – Get to Know Me Better

1. Do you have any nicknames?

I did and I do. I used to be called gypsy. At the time that was what I went by anonymously on social media and it was my site identity for an old website I had. My family knows me as Suzi and when I used to write poetry I went by Suzen (which I have since started to pick back up again). Even considering a legal name change. But the nickname I’ve had the longest and the one some still know and call me by is Angel.

2. Are you named after anyone?

Not anyone. But I was named after a song that my Great Aunt loved called Susie Q. My Great Aunt Nany (Nancy) was more like my Grandmother than an Aunt. My Grandmother (Dads side) died very young and I never knew her and my Dads Aunt Nancy stepped up and took on the role.

3. Do you have any siblings?

Brother and sister, one of each.

4. Where did you grow up?

The suburbs of the Cleveland Ohio area.

5. What activities did you do in high school?

Hmmm. My first year of high school was the absolute worst. Once I settled in I was a rebellious cheer leader. I was the anti-cheerleader because I never fit into any of the norms of being a cheerleader lol. In my own quiet way I stood up for all the square pegs that didn’t fit into the round holes.

6. Where did you go to college?

I did not. Classroom education as in lectures and sitting for hours listening to someone talk was never a great learning experience for me. That’s changed over time, but I never had any real interest in college. Learning and education, yes, but college not so much.

7. What activities did you do in college?

N/A

8. What did you study in college?

N/A

9. What was your first job out of college?

N/A

10. What kind of music do you like?

I like a lot of different genre. I’m not a fan of country music at all. I don’t really listen to folk either. It all sounds like the same song to me. And I don’t delve too deep into rap. But I listen to everything from EDM to pop, r&b, metal, reggae, symphonic metal, ambient (meditation type music), house/trance and a bit of blues. I can appreciate opera and I like some musical theater.

11. What’s one hobby that you’d like to take up?

I plan to hike more than I have been. I’m hoping to take up violin soon and I would love to get back to pottery. I’ve been dabbling with learning Tibetan bowls lately.

12. What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a songwriter. I used to write a lot of poetry that was written like song material. But I think I’ve since found different outlets for the emotions that writing soothed because i haven’t been inspired to write like that for a long time.

13. What’s the biggest project on your to-do list?

Career changes for sure. My Reiki certifications I feel are just the beginning of a holistic therapy focus in my life. I’m looking into coordinating fields of education. I had also been thinking of heading back to school to become a vet tech but I worry that doing that job would be too heavy for me emotionally on a day to day basis. And I’m still thinking of studying something along the lines of nutrition. Now it’s all a case of narrowing the focus and making a plan of action for career changing.

14. Do you have an irrational fears?

Yeah. I’m terrified of fake haunted houses that they set up at Halloween, but I have no fear when it comes to real ones lol. I’m also a huge ocean lover that still can’t swim. Why? Because I’m scared of drowning. I know, I know, it makes zero sense. Which is why this is the year I am conquering that!

15. Have you ever traveled outside the country? If so, where?

Canada is as far as I’ve been. But planning is always on the agenda!

16. When’s your next vacation and where are you going?

Next planned vacations aren’t really vacations. We are planning a trip to Ohio to visit family and a trip back to Virginia to see our friends back there. We are planning a short trip to Maryland (a weekender) and are loosely planning weekend trips to New York City and Philadelphia PA. But at the moment no long or faraway trips are in the planning stages for this year.

17. Do you speak any other languages?

Not yet 😉

18. What’s one talent that you wish you had?

I wish I could play an instrument!! I also want to learn Tai Chi or or Qigong.

19. What’s something that you wish you could do one more time?

I would love to go back and explore more of Canada. And I want to go back to Colorado with the hubby!

20. If you weren’t in your current job, what would you want to be doing?

That list is long…
nutritionist
vet tech
massage therapist
life coach
counselor/therapist
coffee shop owner
holistic healthcare practitioner
(multiple areas of focus for overall mind/body healthcare)
holistic business owner
aromatherapist

So that’s my 20 Questions to Get to Know Me Better tag! Let me know if you do this tag since I’d love to read it!!

Thanks for reading!

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My thank you, to you…

 

Thank so much for stopping by and wandering

through the pages of my heart 💜

Mandala Coloring Book

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Ever think of coloring as an adult? Every think of coloring as meditation? I’ve benefited from coloring to quiet my mind when I get stressed. It improves my focus and relaxes my whole body.

Benefits of coloring for adults:
  • Your brain enters a focused meditative state. Much like gazing at a candle but more active than that. 
  • Stress and anxiety levels have the potential to be lowered.
  • Negative thoughts release and positive feeling and emotions have room to grow.
  • Keeps you in the “now”. In the present which helps you attain mindfulness.
  • Unplugging from technology promotes creation over consumption
  • It’s an inexpensive way to add art and creativity into your life.
  • It can be a relaxed social gathering.
  • It’s portable!
How to Color a Mandala:

It’s easy!

  1. You will need crayons, pencil crayons, chalks, pastels, paint, or markers in a variety of colors.
  2. Print a mandala or stop at any dollar store, book store or craft shop and purchase a coloring book. You can find a ton on amazon.com too!
  3. Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can work comfortably with no distractions. You can even increase the meditative qualities by finding a spot in a nature where you won’t be disturbed. Here you can take in the scents and sounds while you create your art. 
  4. Color!

Try not to think too much about what colors you choose, or what’s matchy matchy. Let your instincts guide you. After you begin with the first color, the rest will follow naturally. Susan F. Fincher, the author of numerous mandala coloring books, says, “One color on the mandala invites another, like a guest who asks to bring his friend to your party.”

 

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Pizza

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So I was going to get all serious with the Wednesday Word-prompt on Weekly PromptsCRAVING, but I decided to go with my “gut” and give full disclosure here. I am a pizzaholic. I can easily eat pizza every single day and nearly did when I was single. And I used to eat them the greasier and meatier the better. Carbs were everything to me.

Thankfully I don’t eat pizza every day anymore and I eat it much healthier now. BUT, yes I still always get cravings for it! But now my crusts are Cauliflower (usually). I’ve been loving on this one from Damn Delicious lately. And my cheese is usually Daiya, or I just go cheese-less. And I opt for more veggies and forgo even doing the vegan meats. But when I do want a “meat” pizza I usually opt for a Beyond Meat Lovers Pizza and either use the dough they call for, or I make it a cauliflower crust. Scroll down for the recipe!

I even indulge in an occasional fruit pizza using Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread and a cookie dough crust. Excellent for parties or for your birthday!!

 

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Beyond Meat Lovers Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Package Beyond Sausage
  • 1 Package Beyond Burger
  • Vegan Pizza Dough
  • 4 Cups Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Red Bell pepper
  • 2 Cups Marinara Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Pitted Olives
  • 1 Cup Shittake Mushrooms
  • ½ Cup Roughly Chopped Basil
  • Avocado Oil

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix pizza dough and let sit for 10 minutes while you prep the Beyond Meat.
  3. Add 2 TBSP avocado oil to a skillet. Crumple The Beyond Burger and slice the Beyond Sausage links. Cook through for about 6 minutes. Let sit.
  4. Roll out dough to desired size of pizza and bake for 5 minutes. Let sit.
  5. Spread a base of marinara sauce on the pizza dough.
  6. Add toppings; cheese, the crumbled Beyond Burger, sliced Beyond Sausage, onions, red bell pepper, shitake mushrooms, olives and basil.
  7. Cook in the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes.

 

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https://weeklyprompts.com/2019/04/24/word-prompt-craving

The Emoji Challenge

The Rules

  • Tag the creators @bookprincessreviews
  • Share one thing you learned about the person who tagged you
  • For each prompt, you can use a maximum of three emojis
  • Tag at least two other bloggers you want to get to know better

 

About Karalee

One thing I learned is that Karalee is a gamer 🎮❤

 

The Emojis

  1. What country do you live in? 🇺🇸
  2. What was your dream job growing up? ✒📚
  3. How many siblings do you have (if any)? 1️⃣
  4. What are your top three favourite activities? 🐬🧘🏻‍♀️🥾
  5. What is something you’re very good at? 👩🏻‍🍳🗨 🔮
  6. What is something you’d like to become better at? ✍🏻🧗🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♀️
  7. How many languages do you speak? 1️⃣ 🇺🇸
  8. What is something you could talk about for hours (non-book related if possible) 🐶🐱🔭
  9. What’s your favourite book genre? 👻
  10. What is your favourite season of the year? 🍂
  11. If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what animal would you be? 🦉

 

I am not going to tag anyone for this challenge, but if you would like to do it, then feel free!

Versatile Blogger Award 🏆

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Taking time out of your day to acknowledge those who have spotlighted your blog and recognized it’s value in the blogging world is important I think. Because, after all, we are here to be seen and enjoyed and when someone specifically calls you out on that, it’s special and to be held close to the heart!!💓

 

 

 

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah from the amazing  Lifestyle With Sarah, for nominating me for this award! I’m excited, this is fun and allows you to introduce other’s blogs! Thanks so much Sarah 😘

Please visit her blog  Lifestyle With Sarah for some wonderful lifestyle/beauty, reviews and inspiring ideas!

The Versatile Blogger Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers to recognize their work and high-quality writing, creativity, unique content and love for their passion. It encourages bloggers to continue doing what they love.

Rules for The Versatile Blogger Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you for this award and provides a link to their blog.
  • Nominate at least 5 other bloggers.
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.

Seven Facts about Me.

  1. My husband and I met online (he lived in Florida & I was in Ohio), and we were married a year later. We will be celebrating 9 years together this year!
  2. I find sauerkraut revolting
  3. I color adult coloring books (not x rated, silly) as a meditation tool.
  4. I can’t swim (yet, classes this summer!).
  5. I love Italian food

My Nominees.

  1. Discovering Your Happiness
  2. We’re The Travelers
  3. The Om Project
  4. Harley’s Dream
  5. art of being fabulous
  6. Rachel Mankowitz The Cricket Pages
  7. Adventures On The Run
  8. Neurodivergent Rebel