Quote Monday #15

Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly about you, no one would believe it - Unknown #quotes #anonymous #unknown

Sadly, I know very few people that fall into this category. I can probably count them all on one hand. I think very highly of these people & I am shocked when someone says something negative about them. But there is always (at least) 2 sides to every story & I like to make sure I hear both.

Quote Monday #14

When I first saw this floating around it really struck a chord with me. I like to re-read it every now & then just to remind me to make the most of today.


CARPE DIEM

2014 Resolution Update

Here is the 2014 resolution update of the original list that was my first ever blog post. I think I’m safe to say I’m on track with about half of them.

Personal

  • Wear jeans less often – I’m not doing so well with this now the weather is colder now. Maybe I need to get some more pairs of other pants.
  • Read 100 books – I am a little behind on this but still on track enough to read all 100 books.
  • Create a blog & possibly a youtube channel – The blog has moved from blogger to a .com
  • Seriously consider further study – I have been thinking about this but I don’t think the timing is right just yet.
  • Run 2km in 10 minutes – Again, the weather has been hindering this but I have been taking Harley for a walk as often as I can.
  • Run/jog 5km without having to slow to a walk – See above
  • Write a letter to my nan at the end of every month – I have only done this once, at the beginning of February to describe the month of January. I have been to see her a few times though & call her about once a month.

Household

  • Start saving – This is not a priority at the moment as we are focusing on paying down debt as that is a priority.
  • Garden more – Again, with the weather it’s hard to get outside, let alone get wet & muddy.
  • Move the office into a bedroom – Done back in April. It certainly is a lot more private in here now!
  • Continue to experiment in the kitchen with both sweet & savory foods – You need only look at my ‘recipe‘ category to see the progress on this.
  • Meal plan – I started off really well with this but have become quite slack lately. It’s hard to make sure we decide what we want in advance & take it out of the freezer. We have a few go to meals that are freezer to oven to table in about half an hour.
  • Stop using credit cards to pay for things – I am doing fantastic with this! The last actual purchase made on my credit card was on December 24 2013. The account has had $0 owing since February 11 2014.
  • Clean out the spare bedrooms – That junk room got tidied very quickly when we had house guests from interstate & the other side of the city stay with us. Unfortunately both the wardrobes are piled high with the stuff we had to hide. I’m confident we can clean them out by the end of the year.

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Quote Monday #13

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent - Eleanor Roosevelt #quotes #quote #roosevelt #eleanorroosevelt #consent #feelings #inferiorI think a lot of this also comes down to how you feel within yourself. If you feel inferior about some part of your life or body of course it will get you down when someone else brings it up.
Be confident in yourself & let the negativity be like water off a duck’s back.

Quote Monday #12

The best way to predict your future is to create it - Abraham Lincoln #lincoln #quotes #abrahamlincoln #future #create #createyourfuture #predictThere is no other way to get there than to do it. Do it right. And do it for yourself. There isn’t much point in wishing, hoping & waiting. You have to go out there & create the life you want.

Quote Monday #11

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful - Sophia Loren #sophialoren #quotes #beauty #beautiful
I see beauty in confidence. When a person is confident, I believe they are beautiful. You could be having a horrid day & feeling worthless, but in showing a bit of confidence you radiate magnificence.

Protein Pancakes

Three Ingredient Protein PancakesA friend of my husband introduced this recipe to us. And while my husband has only tried it once, I make these protein pancakes quite often for breakfast, even making them to take to work for lunch. One of the best things about this protein pancake recipe is that it’s so easy to make! There is a really good chance you have all of the ingredients on hand already.

Start with 2 eggs, a banana and 1/4 cup of oats.

Add all ingredients to a bowl or blender.

Mix with a fork or in a blender until its all combined. If you use a fork make sure its very well combined.

Flip when the edges turn matte and bubbles stop forming in the middle.

They really don’t take long to cook so keep an eye on them! You can’t really spread anything on them because they tear easily but go great with fruit, greek yoghurt or a bit of honey.

Sometimes I like to add thinly sliced strawberries while it is cooking. It adds a nice touch of sweetness and flavour.
3 Ingredient Strawberry Protein Pancakes

3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes
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Protein Pancakes

Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 3 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1/4 cup oats

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl with a fork or in a blender.

  2. Heat a frying pan on high with some butter or another greasing agent.

  3. Pour pancake mixture into frying pan and turn down to low heat.

  4. Flip when the edges turn matte and bubbles stop forming in the middle.

Quote Monday #10

A persons true wealth is the good he or she does in the world - Mohammed #quotes #quote #wealth #wealthquote #mohammed
I always admire those that strive to do the right thing & like to consider myself one of them.

Pinterest Clean Up

While you haven’t seen my personal my Pinterest boards, I have a few pins there (1,068 to be exact at the moment). I think it’s time for me to clean some of them out & update them again according to what I like & what I will actually use/draw inspiration from.

The Plan:

  • create some new boards to make things a little more specific & easier to find
  • delete irrelevant pins
  • check all the links go to the correct source

Visit Life By Kathleen’s profile on Pinterest.

Mexican Coffee Pudding with Kahlúa Whipped Cream

A while back, I had some cream in the fridge but didn’t seem to have a use for it. So I did some googling and came across a recipe for Mexican Coffee Pudding. Lucky for me, I had all the ingredients in the fridge or pantry.

I loved how all of these ingredients turned into something so smooth and silky. I would not have thought of adding cornstarch to thicken it, but it was just he right consistency.

I’m not a big fan of cream, so I decided to serve it with ice cream instead.

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Mexican Coffee Pudding with Kahlua Whipped Cream

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • 3 tbs coffee powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus additional for sprinkling
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup chilled heavy cream divided
  • 1 tbs Kahlua

Instructions

  1. Whisk brown sugar, cornstarch, coffee powder and cinnamon in a heavy saucepan.

  2. Whisk in milk and 1 cup of cream.

  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly

  4. divide mixture between 6 small bowls. Cover and still until cold, about 4 hours.

  5. Whisk 1/4 cup cream and Kahlúa in a small bowl until peaks form.

  6. Spoon atop puddings & sprinkle with cinnamon.