Friday, August 26, 2011

[Foodie Friday] Pasion del Cielo!

You know when you just walk into a cafe and it feels "homey". That's how it felt when my friend Mandy and I walked into Pasion del Cielo in Coral Gables. It's cute and quint, and had enough traffic where they seemed to be doing pretty well, without seemed over crowded, which made it a perfect place to relax and recharge for an afternoon.

The atmosphere was just lovely, with the sunshine grazing all the walls in the cafe, proving a yellow tinge all around us while we read and i drew doodles. The staff seemed nice, and the customers were very friendly. There seemed to be a great mix of regulars and newbies, like ourselves. I can't wait to go back next time I'm in Miami!

My jewelry believes in Science!

For the last few weeks, i've been TOTALLY into drawing science related doodles. Last week my friend Tiffany came over, and we made shrink plastic jewelry, and i finally got to make wearable science art! 
i LOVE how they came out, and am starting to list them on my websites. This is the first piece i listed. It's called "Binary Love".  I'm so proud of the collection!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

the REAL me.

When i heard this song from Natalie Grant, it was like i was listening to a song i have composed in my head hundreds of times if i didn't have writers block.  

It hits so very close to home.
Once i found out it had to do with her struggle with an eating disorder it felt like it was my home. 

Eating disorder or NOT, if you struggle with self esteem issues, then you will resonate with this song.

cheer up buttercup!
Jenipher :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Have you met my family?

HERE they are!
I especially like my brothers tattoos and my dad's beard. 

Can i meet YOUR family some time? 
Jenipher :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Love: with all you gots.

This statement is something i keep trying to emulate but find it very hard [many] times. 
Perhaps you have an easier time. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm thankful; for my hair.

When i was in the thick my eating disorder i was losing my hair. I have naturally curly hair which makes it appear thicker and easier to work with, but by the time i reached my lowest weight, i couldn't even put my hair in a pony tail without it falling right out.

On days like today, where i feel like i need to lose weight, when i feel like a beached whale, and when i feel like I'm a failure because i had too many sweets this week, i put my hair in a pony tail and think what a miracle it is to have my body functioning again. It's exciting that my hair has come back to adventure with me during these next trails of life. 

Unless a medical issue has occurred, it doesn't seem likely many people would be so grateful to have a head of hair, but to me, it's a constant reminder of how far i have come, the trails i've been through, and reminds me of the bright future of ups and downs that's to come.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nope. Not SHY.

Im a nerd at heart, without all the techy/geeky side to me. Not in a "normal" Geek style anyways. :) 
"I want there to be a way to say you're part of that secret club of people who it's all right to smile at on the metro, something that makes okay those random conversations in a bookstore, something that helps shy people make that secret connection that's nothing more than finding out that someone else is wandering through this world with the same hopes and uncertainties as you."


How COOL is this t-shirt? Ha. I think it's quite stellar. It's from the web comic xkcd. ..Although i don't quite understand a LOT of his comics, the ones i DO understand are quite humorous. 

Have a nerdy day!
Jenipher :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

B-A-N-A-N-A bread!

YAYYYYY Banana Bread!

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan, invert onto rack and cool completely before slicing.

This recipe actually came out really well! We put Nutella on ours, and toasted it in the morning with our breakfast. HIGHLY recommended! 
I hope you're having a glorious [FOODIE] Friday!
Smiles to you,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Life's Complications

backkkkkk and forth....back and forrrrrrrrrth...

What do you do when things 'just. aren't. working.' 
When life's complications are getting in the way of making progress in other areas right now?
I know that these complications will give me great growth in the future, but right now, it's just hindering everything else in my life; my business; my health.

I want so badly to own my own business successfully. 
And there are SO many opportunities for me to make little growths right now.
Maybe it's time for me to realize it's NOT going to happen right now. 

That there is NO WAY i can supplement my life with my business.
Maybe i need to just let the idea go.
Maybe i just need to let it go for now.

Exsaustingly Yours,

[HEAR this!] Lyrics Gone Wrong.

What lyrics do you always get wrong?

A few years ago, while singing the Bangles tune, 'Just Another Manic Monday' a friend started singing these [^^^^] words, and i just started laughing. 

About two years later, a girly magazine posted an article about the 'top 50 lyrics that are always said wrong' and saw right there [number 14] was THIS lyric. 

Have a musical Wednesday!
Jenipher :)