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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! :)*****

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 🙂

Moth

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 🙂 —-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

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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 🙂 —-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 🙂 —-CMY

Edamame

Tempura shrimp and sake chicken

Sushi

Watson Jay Clairemont the 3rd Esquire: Update!

20 Aug

Now who is this stranger with the fancy name? A Duke? A country gent? Nope, Watson Jay is a…possum!!! Haha yes it’s true, and no I am not ill. Around here in NEPA we have a lot of wildlife and sometimes we have regular visitors to our home. We have a female deer who returns to our woods every year to have her babies called Mama. We have the little rabbit that you already have been introduced to called Little Rock. Then there is Snefru the chipmunk, named after a pompous and bratty ancient Egyptian royal. Snefru is not afraid of anything even though he can potentially be dinner to pretty much every animal around here. And finally there is Watson the possum. Watson has been making regular appearances lately one of them being during the day yesterday. I found it odd seeing a nocturnal creature out in the day feverishly looking for food. Then it dawned on me, what if Watson is a Wilhelmina? The only time I have heard of possums being out in the day is when the mothers are looking for extra food for growing babies. She also had a funny gate which could indicate she had babies in her pouch. Well if this is true congrats to Watson (We will still call the possum Watson even if it is a girl, haha). We are quite familiar with animal babies around here. We have hade fawns, tons of bunnies, and even baby skunks. We don’t have a picture of Watson yet but once we do I will definitely post it. Have a great day everyone, new beauty post coming soon!!!

*******Update: Guess who I got a photo of!!!!********

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Little Rock

17 Feb

Little Rock

This is a photo of a baby cottontail rabbit I took the summer of 2011 in NEPA. I watched this tough little guy grow up in my front yard. We named him Little Rock because he was very protective of his mother and would chase away any male rabbits. Even if the rabbits were twice his size! He wasn’t intimidated by me and actually let me get within five feet of him and his meal of yummy grass. He now is a fully grown adult who still lets me get close to him. He is a special little guy.—-CMY

The Single Girls Guide to Having a Happy Valentine’s Day In!

14 Feb

       If you’re a single lady Valentine’s Day is the last day you want to wake up to. Everyone is all mushy gushy and ready to be the epitome of cheesy in love. Well I’m here to tell you it is totally ok to be single on V-Day.  I have a plan so that you can actually enjoy V-Day night without having a significant other. (For all of you with minds in the gutter, no not like that)

Get yourself something sweet…or salty 🙂

I am a chocolate freak and luckily chocolate is in over abundance in cute boxes all across the country. Splurge a bit, I mean it is for you. Who knows what you like better than yourself? Those little mini cakes at Baskin-Robbins look good too. If you like salty instead join the bacon of the month club, haha. Whatever makes you happy get it. It is the first step of your awesome V-Day night in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Set the mood

Just because you are alone without anyone of the opposite sex around; doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to set a romantic mood. Place some candles in your favorite scent around the house. Buy some roses and scatter some petals all over the place. Make your home sexy and intimate to please you. You will feel relaxed and confident in such a beautiful setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get pretty with it!

Pamper yourself with a luxurious bath, and then get your pretty on. If you have a favorite make up look, go for it. This is the perfect time to put your hair in rollers so you can have big movie star curls. It’s just like when you dress yourself up well to go out only better. This is your time to feel like a queen. Use your most expensive product. Every girl no matter what her income has that one item that she has splurged on; but will rarely use so she doesn’t run out. This is the time to whip it out, you deserve it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wear your favorite

Now I collect shoes, pumps to be exact. Not that many because I am a woman on a budget, but shoes make me happy. I don’t have many opportunities to wear them so I usually do these diva nights in every now and then to quench my glamorous thirst. Pull out that bombshell dress and those screaming red pumps. Making yourself feel and look good is the first step to being confident in your own skin. This is crucial on Valentine’s Day since women who find themselves single on February 14th often feel less confident and inadequate. Don’t feel this way ladies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab your best feel good movie

Don’t go for the Notebook or A Walk to Remember type films. These films often make women feel sad that they aren’t in a completely unrealistic but desirable relationship. Go for a film where the heroines are down on their luck but persevere; and in the end they find their knight in shining armor. You will find yourself cheering for the heroine and happy for her when she finally finds the ideal man for her. You might even find some relationship inspiration from the film. (Fingers crossed!)


Invite your best single girlfriends over for a glamorous; sweet treat filled, movie night!

Your best friends are always there for you and when you are all single it only makes for more fun. You can all be dressed to impress, armed with sweet treats, and lots of single lady fun and support. The key here is positivity. No man bashing or bringing up failed and past relationships allowed. It is all about fun, and celebrating your inner and outer beauty. So please ladies and even gentlemen who are single, it is just one day. There are many more in your not so distant future that are ready for love. So have fun and be positive.

 

 

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!!

LOVE

CHRISTINA ❤

 

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