Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Morning Motivation….See The Good in the Not So Good.

There are so many reasons to be unhappy.  Lets just mention a few…. I am going through a divorce, my water heater does not work, I have the flu, some guy was driving down the road, his truck slipped on the ice and he plowed down mine and my neighbors mail boxes.  I have 3 mail boxes and the associated debris cluttering my front porch. I have every reason to be unhappy.  What am I suppose to do?????

 I already know the answer to that question.  I am suppose to see the good.  I am suppose to focus on the positive.  For example my daughter Erica bringing food to my door to get me through my days of quarantine, (She brought wine too:-).  My neighbors texting me daily to make sure I was ok.  My friends asking if I needed anything and their willingness to help me if I do.  One friend even offered to make me soup.  The fact that the young man that hit our mailboxes was not hurt and has tried to partially repair what he accidently damaged.  That Charles, my neighbor, is completing the mailbox repair, something I would have no idea how to do. That Brodie sits beside me through it all.  That God shows himself through people.  That I am suppose to be grateful and happy because of Gods love.  And I am:-)
The Lord came to us from far away saying, "I have loved you with a love that lasts forever"
Jeremiah 31:3 (NLV)
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Scripture...

(Photo from Pinterest)
Thank you Lord for going before me and making the crooked places straight. 
 I pray for wisdom to follow the path you have forged for me
and the strength to rely on you with every step I take. 
Amen.
KathieyV:-)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Yummy Drinks to Try….Peach Mango Smoothie as found on Pinterest

I was looking through my Pinterest boards and saw a drink recipe I wanted to try.  I found it through Pinterest on a blog called Maya Kichenette.
I studied the recipe and gathered my ingredients
Peach and Mango Smoothie
Total time
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup sliced peaches (I used canned peaches in it's own juice)
  • ⅔ cup fresh mango (You can use frozen too)
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or honey, agave, stevia etc.)
  • Milk/water (if smoothie is too thick)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender/food processor.
  2. Blend and enjoy.






Easy and refreshing!  I had a light meal of cheese and crackers complimented by a delicious Peach Mango Smoothie.  I suggest you give it a try.  I give it a 9/10 on my smoothie scale.
Happy Cooking!

KathieyV:-)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Travel, Oh the Places I Would Go…..Dry Tortugas National Park/Key West Fla

I would love to visit Dry Tortugas National Park just off the coast of Key West Fla. Here is what they said on their website….
"Almost 70 miles (112.9 km) west of Key West lay a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life and its legends of pirates and sunken gold. Fort Jefferson, one of the largest coastal forts every built, is a central feature. To clear up some confusion, Dry Tortugas National Park is located inside Fort Jefferson, which sits on Garden Key."
All photos are from Pinterest….
Fort Jefferson
I would explore the fort….

 Go snorkeling...
 Smile at a friendly sea turtle….
 Take photos of the many birds found on the island….
There are two ways to get to the fort.  You can hop on a ferry for the trip or take the sea plane.  Since in my fantasy world money is no object, I would take the sea plane.
After all that fun and adventure I would relax on the beach.  
(Hopefully I can find a Rum Punch to enjoy:-)




















I would jump on my sea plane and head back to my hotel.
(remember money is no object:-)
I would sit on the pier and watch a beautiful sunset.
Then with my island drink in hand I would thank God for a beautiful day 
Happy travels everyone.
Even if it is travel through the photos on Pinterest
KathieyV:-)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday Morning Motivation…"Have Patience"

(found on Pinterest)
"Thank you so much Lord that you are not finished yet.  I thank you that you walk beside me and guide me.  Help me to trust your timing in everything God.  Direct my path.  Help me to face the day with confidence and patience help me to remember you have a plan and you are in control.  Love from your daughter." KathieyV:-)
Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Recipe Review "Honey Salmon In Foil" from Damn Delicious

The other night I wanted to try something different for dinner.  I wanted something easy for an after work meal.  I found "Honey Salmon in Foil" on Pinterest from a website called Dam Delicious.

Looked easy and yummy so I decided to give it a go.  I studied the recipe and gathered my ingredients…
Honey Salmon in Foil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 servings
A no-fuss, super easy salmon dish that's baked in foil for the most tender, most flavorful salmon ever!
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (I used garlic powder kv)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 pounds salmon
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place salmon onto prepared baking sheet and fold up all 4 sides of the foil. Spoon the honey mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the salmon, covering completely and sealing the packet closed.
  • Place into oven and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.*
  • Serve immediately.
Notes
*Baking time may need to be adjusted depending on the thickness of the salmon. 



Extremely easy and yummy.  I would give it a 9/10 on my cooking scale.
Try a new recipe I suggest you try Honey Salmon in Foil.
KathieyV:-)