Fall Astrology Happenings

Full moon Sunday 10/13 The full moon in Aries will make emotions absolutely explosive. Intuitional strength & intuition will be needed to navigate through trying times.

Mercury retrograde grade 10/31- Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio… really intensifying the miscommunication and setbacks factor of this time.

Saturn sextile Neptune 11/8- Our November begins in deep thinking Scorpio and will unfold into the philosophy minded Sagittarius always on the look for adventure

Full moon in steady Taurus 11/12- With the sun in Intense and mysterious scorpio during this time. Look for secrets of a relationship nature to be released. Inner knowledge to be realized for ones own transformation.The Sun & Moon will be on the nodes of Mercury & Mars indicating a desire to communicate the core values in which to nature the nature of your relationships for your higher good. Venus connected with Neptune during this time will highlight the fact that love does not need to control or manipulate,

Mercury goes direct 11/20 – dreams & intuition will be lit. Play close attention to what is being communicated to you. The information received will be vital towards manifesting life goals.

The new moon 11/26 is trine Chiron- meaning you will be faced with the things that did not work for you in the past and pushed to try new & innovative ways to progress in your life

11/27 Neptune will station direct the day after the new moon symbolizing tapping into other realms of consciousness the other perceptions of how to do things will become clearer and more accessible.

Happy fall y’all & Namaste!

Sole Meuniere and Gruyere Stuffed Mushrooms

Sole Meuniere and Gruyere Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Sole fillets
  • coarse pink himalayan sea salt & cracked pepper
  • 4 T of all purpose flour
  • 6 T of butter
  • 1 T of olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • handful of freshly chopped Parsley
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 t of minced garlic
  • 1/3 C of shredded gruyere cheese
  • Mushroom caps- stems removed

Ok I typically set up my mushrooms in the oven before I cook my fish fillets, because they are super quick to cook up. I get my butter melted and slightly browned, then I add the lemon juice & lastly the parsley to make the meunière sauce. Afterwards I mix up the breadcrumbs, gruyere cheese, garlic, a dash of fresh parsley and about a T of the meunière sauce. I take that mixture and stuff it into each mushroom cap & then place them on a baking sheet. I pop them into an oven set to 350 F for about 10 min until the cheese is melted and the tops are golden brown.

While the mushrooms are cooking I heat up the olive oil in a pan, while I salt/pepper/dredge the fillets in the flour. when the oil is hot and quite glossy looking I add the fish to the pan and cook for about 2-3 min per side until fish is fully cooked and golden brown on each side.

I plate my fish, along with my stuffed mushroom caps and drizzle the meunière sauce on top.

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Unicorns, frozen yogurt, friends and the magic of childhood.

By far the most popular of all the mythical creatures would be the unicorn. This creature is the utmost symbol of magic, miracles, and enchantment. All the qualities that are embodied within the innocence of childhood. My eldest daughter turned 6 and we celebrated her birthday at our local Menchies frozen yogurt shop this weekend. We had a unicorn theme, as most girls her age, she’s smitten with unicorns. It was by far the most magical and enchanting birthday any 6 year old could ask for. With fun decorations, yummy treats and the very best of all….magical friendships.

As we clean up the last balloon, piñata, and sparkle from this special extravaganza I am clearly enraptured by how fast it all goes. We hear the cliche all the time, of how it all goes by so incredibly fast. How you simply blink your eyes and all of a sudden your chubby cheek cooing babe is transformed into a “big kid” vastly developing her own mind and identity as her own hilarious, tender hearted, romantic, loving, smart and nurturing self. As much as it pulls at my heart strings though, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am so grateful to not only know this magical, mythical and enchanting unicorn that is my daughter….. I am the luckiest person in the world to be her mother.

Good Old Fashion Banana Pudding

Kims Banana Pudding

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  • 8 ripe bananas (6 smushed, 2 sliced)
  • 2 5 ounce packages of instant banana pudding
  • 4 C of cold milk
  • 1 C of fresh whipped cream
  • 1 16 ounce package of Vanilla Wafers
  • Whipped cream in a can for garnish

Whip up instant pudding with cold milks per instructions on the pudding box. Let Chill. Once set & firm, fold in the smushed bananas. Then its time to layer, I assembled sliced bananas around the edge of the bowl (clear for the prettiest presentation), add a layer of banana pudding then add about 1/2 C of the whipped cream & finish with a layer of vanilla wafers. Repeat with banana slices around bowls edge, layer of pudding, layer of whipped cream & them layer of vanilla wafers. Then I finish off my pudding with some can whipped cream and an additional layer of vanilla wafers. Then back in the fridge to chill until ready to serve.

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My Sparkling Summer Sipper

This is my new favorite concoction. It’s hardly groundbreaking…Prosecco, sorbet & that’s absolutely it. However there is something so satisfying and fun about the simple things in life.

The thing that really makes this for me is using the Jeni’s Sorbet Frose

Rose sorbet….nuff said

Sparkling Summer Sipper

  • Ingredients
    • Jeni’s Sorbet Frose
      Your favorite bottle of Prosecco or Champagne

    Scoop a couple scoop fulls of the Frose in your cup & top off with your sparkling beverage of choice. Could even work with some non alcoholic sparkling juice or water for the kiddies!

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    Summer essential oils soaps


    Dr Bronners soap is my jam. As it is so many others…it’s a best selling Castile soap that infused with the essential oils.

    This little set I carried with me to the beach was pure perfection. I could interchange between the citrus oil one which would instantly lift my sprits & energize my essence. Then after a day on the beach where even with serious sun protection, my skin tends to feel a little crispy & in need of some calming TLC. I could refreshen up with the peppermint oil one for a soothing refresher before we would head out for evening adventures.

    The peppermint oil soothes inflamed skin like no other. Its perfect for post sun activities weather you spend the day at the beach or pool even. It’s an invigorating & energizing oil. This oil is also great at relieving muscle pain. It’s known to be very soothing and calming to your skin.

    The citrus is amazing as well because it practically smells of the sun. Its a real pep you up oil. This oil is also used as an antidepressant, anti inflammatory & aphrodisiac. Perfect vacation oil.

    This soap can be used for just about anything and is equally environmentally friendly. It not only cleanses but is incredibly hydrating. In particular the hemp oil in these soaps has amazing anti aging properties. Namaste!

    Home summer designs and Feng Shui

    I try to keep things as simple as possible during the summertime. A couple of ferns in the pots and hanging from the porch add such a lush, fresh and simple touch. I also regardless of the time of year stay cognizant of the flow of energy in my surroundings. I am a big advocate of the principles of Feng Shui. The Chinese art and science that was formalized over 3,000 year ago. The practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhances the balance of yin and yang. Simply put, how you decorate your house can dramatically affect the flow of good or bad energy in your household.

    To start off with as I previously stated during the summer I typically always have ferns in my planters. Live leafy plants such as these are considered great energy. The color green alone represents life, fertility, and abundance. The only plants that are discouraged in the practice of Feng shui are spiky plants like cactus or artificial plants.

    Entryways

    My entryway essentials will always consists of a stylish shoe storage (because I loath people wearing shoes in my house), hooks for coats/bags/hats & whatnots, a charming key bowl, preferably a small mirror as well to check yourself on the way out and mail tray. Also mirrors in Feng shui are incredible powerful as they represent the water element. It is discouraged to have mirrors facing the front door, and having them framed in a color such as gold as I have here encourages wealth, abundance, warmth, and happiness.

    Living room

    Most of my house as you will note is accented with blues, brown, and wood elements. I tend to favor a decor with a blended mixture of traditional and industrial/farm house feel. I like the metal energies that usher in crisp clear, and dynamic energies into a space. This combined with the blues with has an energy of calming and peaceful qualities.

    Fresh flowers are another essential in my house, I just so happened to have been blessed with an abundance of beautiful blue hydrangeas in the garden this year and was able to sprinkle them throughout.

    The bar essentials will always consists of Gin & cucumber tonics. This as well added a little elderflower for the hell of it.

    Desk

    My desk work space again consists of the dynamic and fresh metal energies but I as well have a huge heirloom wood desk which just obviously radiates the wood elements of nurturing, growth, and stability. I as well accented with gold, for gold ushers in the wealthy, abundant energy.

    Basement

    It is a must to keep your basements tidy and orderly. This space is the foundation of your house and you will want the energy crisp and flowing properly.

    The girls rooms

    Now in my girls rooms I stick with white furniture. White beckons beginnings and fresh energy plus is a lovely pop against the greys that is usually the foundation in my children room. Grey promotes quiet and calming energy, again absolutely ideal in any children’s room. You can always accent with pinks and other colors as I have done in my ladies room.

    I hope this piece leaves you all with a little bit of inspiration when you are considering the overall placement and flow of energies in your living spaces, and always Namaste!