Hey Everyone!

4 Aug

Long time no speak ūüôā I have been busy with work and life and I have really missed writing on SPB. I will be starting up posts again and I will be focusing on health and wellness in all aspects of life again haha. Please expect posts about healthy food discoveries, supplements, skincare, hobby fun and much more. To all who are still following me thanks so very much. I am still shooting to build my health and wellness website especially now since I work at the most amazing family run health food store. I am exposed to such wonderful and exciting ingredients that I really can’t wait to share some new and tasty recipes with you. Till my next post, have a wonderful day!!!

Birthday Haul!

13 Jul

Hobby Lobby Haul

It was my 24th birthday on Wednesday so I went out for a night of fun with my family. we had a great dinner and then went shopping. The above photo shows my Hobby Lobby Haul. I had never been there before because my go to store was always AC Moore but Hobby Lobby is pretty impressive haha. I am totally obsessed with polymer clay charms so of course I had to get some more Sculpey and Premo clay. I also got more eyes pins, and some glass jars to make some more unique charms. I will have more photos of my charms soon.

*****UPDATE:  My favorite local health food store actually has agreed to let me use some of their counter space to sell some of my charms.  All of the profits are actually going to buying supplies for my wellness website and for my dance website. So I hope they do well.*****

Flight 001 Haul

My Flight001 order came the day after my birthday and I was so excited. I purchased a luggage tag, leather passport cover, collapsible cup, collapsible chopsticks, Luxe guide to Seoul SK, and an awesome wetsuit bag set. As I said in my previous post I love travel and hope to one day have the income to be able to experience the world and the people in it. I know I will have my chance soon and my first order from Flight001 gives me great hope.

*****Do you have a place you would love to go to in the world? Please share! :)*****

Flight001and My travel passion

6 Jul

Hey everyone nice to speak to you all once again. I’m working hard developing recipes for my wellness website that I am building. The current recipes are staring¬†alternative flours such as chickpea¬†and soy. Some recipes have come out better than others but hey we’re in the experimentation phase¬†so it’s all good haha. My 24th birthday is coming up on the 10th and I will be celebrating another birthday on SPB and I am really happy about that.¬†When I started this blog is was more about having something to do but then I really began to enjoy creating posts and meeting other¬†WordPress bloggers. Salt Pepper Brilliant has really changed my life for the better and I can’t wait to finally introduce my website to you all.

For my birthday I received an early gift, a gift card for $100 to the travel extravaganza Flight001. For a travel lover like me you can imagine I placed my order pretty much immediately. When I have a little bit of time to myself I read travel books, scan Flight001 for new and exciting travel products, ooh and aah over my most prized possession (below), and sometimes even scan travel sites for rates to my favorite places on earth. The sad thing is though is that financially I have no way of traveling anywhere anytime soon. However, I am optimistic; and know that I will breathe the air, taste the food, and experience the culture and people of my favorite places. Just the prospect of a future of travel makes my stomach flutter with delight.

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So for me to have my first package from Flight001¬†on¬†its way to my home is so exciting for me. They have fantastic travel gadgets, luggage and luggage tags, bags, in flight necessities and so much more.¬†I will post my Flight001¬†haul when my package arrives so we all will have to be patient ūüėČ . ¬†Below are some of the cool things Flight001 has in store for the modern traveler:

Tag Your Tag Kit

Tag Your Tag Kit

Travel Chopsticks

Travel Chopsticks

Mini Face Towels

Mini Face Towels

World Wide Adapter

World Wide Adapter

Paper Soaps

Paper Soaps

F1 Go Clean Set

How many times….

30 Jun

I will tell you this right now this is going to be a deep one. I have a lot on¬†my plate and am feeling kind of overwhelmed. How many times have I been in this spot? Worrying about money. Worrying about finding a job. Worrying about how I will pay off my student loans. I don’t know when and I don’t know how but I have to believe I will get through this. Because if I don’t¬†no one else will. How many times will I throw myself into a project¬†in hopes for success and fail? I am currently working on my Wellness website and a dance production company/website and honestly I’m afraid. I love these projects. I am these projects. I don’t want to see these two collapse like others have in the past. I don’t know if they will but I have to believe that I will succeed. These are just feelings put into words that I felt I had to get out. I have a tendency to hold things in so that my feelings won’t get in the way of my work. Then that one day comes when I completely explode and of course that is no way to live. I thank all of you again who support Salt Pepper Brilliant and by extension support me. It means more to me than you know in these stressful times. All of my love—-Christina

Some news!

17 Jun

To all of Salt Pepper Brilliant’s followers and new comers alike thank you for all of your support. I am going to be posting on occasion but definitely not as often as when I began, reason being is that I am working on a new project. I am working on a wellness website that I am hoping to launch by the end of this year. It will essentially be Salt Pepper Brilliant times 10 with photos, videos, and so much more interactive things. Like I said for SPB I want to create a space of simple beauty. A place to learn new things while appreciating the daily things we take for granted. What can you expect from this website you say? Skincare-Cooking-Fitness-Natural Beauty and Living-Weekly Challenges-Pixie Adventures-DIY and so much more. I hope that when the time comes you will all take the chance to look¬†and experience¬†this site that I am pouring my heart and soul into. Once again thank you for your support and I can’t wait to share this website with you—-Christina

I’m a dangerous creature…now open your wings!!!

9 Jun

And SNAP!!! I got this shot ūüôā


This little guy has been on my screen door all day long. I was trying so hard to get him to open his wings and finally he did. Isn’t he a beauty?—-CMY

*****More polymer clay photos coming soon*****

Farmers Market Egg Breakfast

5 Jun

Farmers Breakfast

Finally here is a simple delicious recipe using some of my farmers market haul. I have been eating this same delicious breakfast since Saturday and I haven’t gotten tired of it yet.¬†¬†The reason I call this recipe just an egg breakfast is because it can be either scramble eggs or an omelet. I hope you enjoy this breakfast as much as I do ūüôā —-CMY

Farmers Market Egg Breakfast

Serves 1

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

1/4 to 1/2 of a baby zucchini thinly slice

1 bunch onion chopped

As much cheese as you like

Toast to serve with

Take your chopped veggies and add them to a pan on medium heat with a little olive oil salt and pepper. Cook your veg tossing occasionally till tender. Add your egg and your cheese and scramble (or an omelet and frittata). Serve nice and hot with a piece of toast. Enjoy!

*****I have a post planned on the sun and sunscreen and what people need to know. Most people say stay out of the sun it is bad for you in excess. Well why is that?¬† In my next post I will tell you. I don’t fear the sun in fact I love it; but being educated about its effects on the body is very important.*****

Farmer’s Market Haul!

1 Jun


So I went to the farmer’s market today with my sister and we had a blast. Unfortunately we showed up towards the end of it and a lot of the good stuff was gone but I am pleased with what we got anyway. Now it is time to get some inspiration for a delicious healthy meal with my new local produce. Yum! This summer I plan to really drive to all the places that I have wanted to go to for a while now. My biggest place is Lancaster PA. I just love the area so much. My father and I used to take weekend drives out there when I was in high school and I haven’t been there since. So when I go I want to hit the Lancaster Central Market and Kitchen Kettle Village. Have any of you been to Lancaster? Do you live in Lancaster? Any place I should definitely visit? Any help would be much appreciated ūüôā —-CMY

Hey Hey Hey! Addicted to Polymer Clay!

31 May

So now I love learning new things. Especially creative crafty artsy things (phew!). For the past 2 months or so I have been experimenting with polymer clay and let me tell you it is addicting. On YouTube I follow several polymer clay masters and all the ideas I have are always swirling through my head. I am currently creating lots of pendants. I like the size of them and the fact that they are statement pieces. Here are a few that I have worked on so far. Hope you like them!—-CMY

Clay Pop

Clay Red Rose

Clay Smore

Clay Blue Rose

Clay Sushi

Have any of you experimented with polymer clay? What crafts do you like?

Homemade Sushi Dinner with the Family

25 May

Now I have promised my family for a while that I would make them some sushi so when they showed up with all the ingredients I knew it was on. We enjoyed steamed edamame with sea salt, sake chicken, tempura shrimp, and some from scratch tempura shrimp and chicken rolls with scallions and my special sesame sauce. Here is our delicious dinner ūüôā —-CMY


Tempura shrimp and sake chicken