Your Home is Your Masterpiece.

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“Whether you are seeking a haven to retreat to at the end of a long day or a taste of luxury to feel like royalty, your home should be a place you truly admire. One’s Nest takes the guesswork out of decorating to help make your home decor dreams a reality.”

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Nothing feels better than coming home from a long day but, decorating is a lot of work. Don’t worry…decorating just got easier with One’s Nest. They provide the best in luxury home decor. My favorite part is you can shop by style. Whether your style is modern or traditional, One’s Nest has the right decor for you. They have a team of talented designers that have collected a wide assortment of custom bedding collections and exquisite decorative accent pieces from around the world!

One’s Nest also provides beautiful luxury bedding sets like the one pictured above (my personal favorite, by the way.) Make your bedroom a chic and fun place you’ll never want to leave! Remember, your home is your masterpiece.

xo

Ch-Ch-Ch Chia Parfait

Parfait1 Parfait2Parfait3 Parfait4 Parfait5 Parfait6This is not your regular chia seed parfait. In fact, it is a chia parfait so full of spice and flavor, you will be sad when you finish devouring it. Or you can just make it again – YAY!

Chia seeds are a super food that has omega-3 fats and fiber. Just one serving of this chia pudding has 11 grams of fiber that is necessary for proper digestion. Its omega-3 fats help us to lower our bad cholesterol and can protect our hearts!

Why is this chia seed parfait so special besides it’s incredible nutrients? It’s the cinnamon, vanilla extract, honey and almond milk that give it a sweet and nutty flavor. Adding light sweet whipped cream or vanilla flavored yogurt gives it a more creamy texture. I sprinkled my homemade granola on top and this adds the final punch of crunch!

Enjoy this chia parfait as breakfast for a great start to your morning, afternoon snack or dessert! Or why not all three?!

Ingredients: (yields 2 servings)

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk (or sweetened)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt or light whipped cream (whichever you prefer!)
  • raw almond slices
  • crushed granola – any kind you like!

Now lets make it!

  • In a bowl, mix the chia seeds and cinnamon together.
  • Pour in almond milk and whisk with a fork to make sure everything gets mixed evenly together (no clumps of chia, please!)
  • Add in honey and vanilla extract and mix until it’s all one happy family.
  • Pour chia mixture into two small cups (or glasses if you want to be fancy) and let them chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes so they become that gelatin consistency we all know and love.
  • Once done chilling, place a tablespoon of vanilla yogurt or light whipped cream on top of each chia parfait and sprinkle in almond slices and your crushed granola!

Look at it. Savor it. Enjoy it!

By: Nati’s Kitchen

The Best Place to Shop for Glasses!

stripe3Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory. You can never have too many! They are especially for those long days when you just need a little extra something. Maybe even to cover those tired eyes.

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Ray-Ban is one of my favorite sunglass and eyeglass designer. They have such a wide selection! Even their trendiest glasses almost always turn into a classic pair you’ll have forever. From their aviators to their wayfarers, you can never go wrong.

 

What’s even better? Getting them at a discounted price. Eyeglass Discounter can offer it all – not only discount Ray-Ban sunglasses but also over 15 other designer brands! From Kate Spade to Tiffany & Co., I can assure you’ll find the glasses you need.

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 But, there’s more than just sunglasses. Even your regular seeing glasses can be fabulous! I would even go as far as getting at least four pairs just to make sure I’d have something to match all my outfits.

On a budget? Don’t worry. Eyeglass Discounter also manufactures their own glasses! Their prices are as low as $20! You cannot beat that! They offer bi-focal, non-prescription lenses and even progressive lenses. The best of best in discount women’s eyeglasses!

Make sure you stop by http://eyeglassdiscounter.com/ and see all they have to offer!

 

(P.S. Two Words: FREE SHIPPING!)

 

Check out their designer eyewear as well as all their discount Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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Wrap It Up.

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This outfit is the perfect transitional outfit for fall in Miami. Bright colors are in for fall so adding a bright colored chiffon scarf to a neutral outfit will add the pop of color that you need! Have fun with scarves this season! Try different styles and different prints. I recommend YouTube for finding cool techniques to wrap a scarf. I absolutely love this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs40P0dasGU. It helps you turn your scarf into a vest!! So cool. 🙂

xo

 

Split Pea Soup.

PEA.1 PEA.2 PEA.3 PEA.4 PEA.5Ah, yes… Split peas. Split peas are awkward. But not when you’re enjoying them in this incredible Split Pea Soup.

 Split peas are literally green peas that have been split. Why? Not sure but that doesn’t really concern me too much. All I know is that split peas are little green half-balls of heaven that have SO much fiber and protein to help us get rid of nasty toxins in our bodies and help us build lean muscle as we’re trying to get toned J Split green peas also have almost no fat (aka eat as much as your stomach desires). The onions and garlic in this soup also have tons of antioxidants and help reduce inflammation if you’re feeling bloated. Enjoy a bowl of split pea soup and feel even more gorgeous as you do it!

 Ingredients:

  • 1 bag split peas
  • 1/2 white onion (you can use half or a whole, I go for the whole thang!)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to your liking! (I like lots of pepper and just a dash of salt)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Now let’s make it:

  1. Rinse the peas, friends. They may have a little dirt from the farm and I’d rather not eat that!
  2. Once washed, pour the peas in the pot you plan on cooking them in. Are we cooking now? Not yet…
  3. You MUST let the split peas sit in water overnight so they’re perfect to cook the next day. (Put just enough water to cover them completely).
  4. 24 hrs passed…Now we are ready to cook! Place the pot of split peas on the stove and raise the heat until the peas come to a boil.
  5. Toss in the onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  6. Lower to medium heat and stir every once in a while for about 30-35 minutes.
  7. Taste your peas while you’re cooking until they’re at a consistency you are happy with and then stop cooking!
  8. Optional: You can either leave the soup as it is, or blend it for a creamy consistency. I like split pea creaminess, so to the blender they go!!!

By: Nati’s Kitchen

Little Lacey Things.

fp1 fp2fp4 fp5 fp6 fp7 fp8 fp9fp3fp10 fp11Dress: Free People | Bag: c/o Milano Bags | Booties: MIA (similar here) | Sunglasses: Retro Super Future | Nail Polish: OPI Good Grief! | Watch: Michele 

As I’ve said several times, transitioning into fall is almost impossible in Miami with this 90 degree weather. Little slip dresses like this make it seamless. Grab a light, flowy dress in a fall color, add some booties and you’ve got a chic fall look you won’t die of a heat stroke in.

xo

Texas Tux with a Twist.

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A Texas Tux is essentially a denim on denim outfit. And, as you can see, there is a million different ways to channel this look. My #1 recommendation is the denims should never be of the same shade. You want to avoid looking like a cowboy (trust me.)

Here I did acid wash overalls with a darker wash denim shirt but you could do darker overalls with an acid wash denim shirt OR dark overalls with a light wash denim shirt…really, the possibilities are endless!

I hope all of you test out the Texas Tux! It’s easy when you’re not sure what to wear. 😉

xo