A Cozy Winter Tea

I love winter. I live in Phoenix, AZ, so I guess I don't get a "real" winter, but I love it all the same. I love the colder weather, I love the holiday decor, I love wearing layers and layers of clothing (for those times when I get out of Phoenix and head somewhere colder than 75 degrees). I love warm drinks. 

Here's a short and sweet post with one of my favorite recipes for winter!

 

Cinnamon Coconut Turmeric Latte  Brewed Cinnamon Tea (I like the peppermint cinnamon from Trader Joe's!)  1 TSP Turmeric  1 TSP Black Pepper  1 TBL Coconut Oil  1/4 C Coconut Milk  Enjoy! 

Cinnamon Coconut Turmeric Latte

Brewed Cinnamon Tea (I like the peppermint cinnamon from Trader Joe's!)

1 TSP Turmeric

1 TSP Black Pepper

1 TBL Coconut Oil

1/4 C Coconut Milk

Enjoy! 

 

Cinnamon Coconut Turmeric Latte

Brewed Cinnamon Tea (I like the peppermint cinnamon tea bags from Trader Joe's!)

1 TSP Turmeric

1 TSP Black Pepper

1 TBL Coconut Oil

1/4 C Coconut Milk

*Combine all in a mug and mix with a milk frother. 

Enjoy! 

Click here for a link to a recipe for spaghetti for when you need to just emotionally eat some carbs

I've been telling myself for weeks that I need to write. I say it to myself almost daily and for some reason I feel like something is holding me back. I've been hit hard by losing some of my work. In my soul, it feels like a blessing because it allows me the opportunity to replace those lost jobs with something better, something more aligned with who I am and what I see myself doing long-term. In the reality sense though, I am spending more money than I'm bringing in and that's not good. I am mentally and physically drained. I am throwing all of my energy into building my career with my extra time, but unfortunately it's a slow and not-so-steady climb to where I want to be. Contract work is stressful. Period. It is so hard to rely on somebody else for your work. Somebody whose job does not change if they bring you in or not, so they have no incentive other than the goodness of their hearts, which if we're being honest isn't enough. I've been ghosted by so many people, too. Like 100% ghosted. They said they loved my program and couldn't wait to start. They agreed upon a price. Then they stop communicating entirely when it's time to actually set a plan in motion. Calls, emails, texts, personal visits. Doesn't matter. These people hide. Like, what am I doing wrong? PLZ HELP. For real though, like actually. I need help. I need to know how to sell myself and my program to organizations. I need to know how to convince them that what I do is worth a dollar amount and not just another hole in my volunteer work punchcard. I spent a lot of money to go to school for this. I spent a lot of time to perfect my artistry. I've spent A HELL OF A LOT OF TIME figuring out how to combine the two together and create a program that is (IMO) a lot better than others that are kind of like mine. 

Anyway, this is the best I've come up with for a post. Enjoy this nice recipe I made this week and please don't stop following me yet. 

Is this too pitiful? DGAF. Also, I want to note that I almost hashtagged this #itshardbeing27. I'm not even 27 yet. I'm only about a quarter of the way through 26. FUCK. 

ONE POT VEGETARIAN SPAGHETTI THAT IS GOOD FOR WHEN YOU'RE BUSY AF AND ALSO NEED EMOTIONAL CARBS

Happy Holidays! (COOKIE RECIPE!)

Happy Holidays!  

 

I haven't been very good about upkeep for the blog lately because during the winter I dance in a production called The Snow Queen. We do 2+ shows a day for three weeks. Every single day. It wipes me out, but it's my favorite thing each year.  Also, I thought I posted this two weeks ago, but apparently It's been sitting in my drafts. Soooo.... I'm just going to post it now and we can all pretend that it's still relevant, mostly because it buys me some time before my real post next week. Capiche? 

Now that SQ is over, I have a week to get all of my shit together for Christmas. A few years ago, my grandmother made a rule that all gifts exchanged must be something to eat or drink. I think it was an effort to keep materialism at bay. So, I create a box of goodies for my grandparents each Christmas according to her rule. Here's what is going in the box this year:

 

A bottle of wine

A jar of homemade pesto (recipe coming soon) 

A jar of homemade vegetable stock (Recipe HERE)

A plate of THESE cookies

A box of candy canes

 

 

What is your go-to Christmas gift? 

 

 

 

 

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