Author: Stephanie Smart

Time to Steep #8

Bluebird Tea Company

My little note from my little Bluebirds

Sipping On: Espresso Martini
Watching: Elementary (CBS Show)

It feels like ages since I’ve done a Time to Steep…let’s be honest, it has been ages. Who am I trying to fool?!? But I must say, I have been waiting to do this specific review since December. Why the wait? Well…

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Divine, Delectable, Delicious… Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup

As I promised in my previous post, here is the recipe for the Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup. It is from the book 200 veggies feasts. Sweet potato and/or butternut squash soups are some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do!!

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Frozen Weekend

NYC Train Ride - View of the Docks

Due to the extremely cold weather over the past weekend, my ideal notion of spending Saturday in the city was quickly shattered. Since I knew we could only handle 10 minute intervals outside, we chose to arrive later (closer to show time). I always get excited going to New York because that means I get to take the train – but specifically, the train into Grand Central. Sorry Penn Station, but you will never be any real competition to Grand.

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A Little Gift From the Heart

Flower Glass Memory Box - Wedding

“Breathe, my friend. You are not old, you are young. You are not a mess, you are normal. Extraordinary, perhaps. In the blink of an eye you life will change. And it will continue to change for decades to come. Enjoy it, embrace it…be grateful for the ride. You are not old, you are young. And faith will get you everywhere. Just you wait.” – Abby Larson

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Valentine’s Day Plans/Ideas

Valentine's Day Gifts

With the weekend of love fast approaching, I wanted to throw out a little something as to what I am doing this weekend (gifts & activities).

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Divine, Delectable, Delicious… Medi-Vibe Salad

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Over the past week, I have been in a serious writing rut. It didn’t help that is was cold, and that my camera had to go to the diagnostician! My poor little guy…but don’t worry. He’s back and doing better than ever! Special thanks to the people at Canon. From the tweets to the emails, I had a fantastic customer service experience.

Since I am now back in the game, I just needed to post something. So why not food? And why not what I ate for dinner? Simple enough! Ever since I was a little girl, I always enjoyed eating healthy and adventurously. My parents were very grateful. Fast forward to now, my habits really have not changed. I love my vegetables and would eat them over fast food any day!

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Font Practicing & Just a Little Uplifting

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“Blessed are the weird people, the poets & misfits, the artists, the writers & music makers, the dreamers, and the outsiders for they force us to see the world differently.”

One of the most difficult tasks for me is to relax my mind. In university, it would take me over 2hrs+ to fall asleep because I just couldn’t shut off my mind. I always used those moments before bed as “my time”. Similar to being in the showing, the moments before sleep were one of the very few guiltless times in the day when I could think about what ever I wanted. I am by no means advocating this because, trust me, this much thinking at once is unhealthy. When your thoughts are so numerous that you can’t fall asleep, you are not doing any favors for your mind or body.

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Divine, Delectable, Delicious… Banana Bread

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If you’re on the East Coast, chances are you were hit by Mr. Jonas himself. There was no chance I would venture outside today, so I made a list of tasks I wanted to get done. At the top of the list: taking down the Christmas tree and making banana bread. (And yes…my tree was still up as of 8am this morning. And yes..I already miss having the lights warm the room).

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