Blueberry Muffins Recipe

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Hello loves, ❤

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I’ve introduced BAKING into my life as it is so therapeutic & everyone around me has been loving the goodies I’ve been making.

Below is the recipe from Betty Crocker’s Blue Berry Muffins

You will need:

  • Betty Crocker Blueberry Muffin Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 180ml water

Let’s Get Started:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees then put the mix, egg & water into a mixing bowl & mix away.
  2. When the mixture has all combined & is a smooth consistency, start filling your muffin patties 1/3 to the top.
  3. Pop in the oven for 15-20 mins (My trick it to keep an eye on them at 15 mins as you don’t want them to get dry, take them out when the top of the muffin springs back)
  4. Once they are ready, pop them onto a cooling rack & let them cool.

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This is so easy & simple, & EVERYONE WILL LOVE THEM!

Once they were cooled, I ate 3 straight away 😛

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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79,000 Views, Yay.

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Hello loves, ❤

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HAPPY MONDAY 🙂 It’s Monday morning here in Sydney, Australia. HOW WAS EVERYONES WEEKEND?

It was Mothers Day here in Australia on Sunday, after giving the surprise day to our mother, I can now share what we did & where we took her.

We started our morning with coffees & hot chocolate (I had mine w/ almond milk)

I am loving not having dairy, I feel less bloated & more energised.

I am going to do a post on the last week & my eating patterns & how I’ve changed them & how I have been feeling. *STAY TUNED*

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We went into the city & had some lunch, at FAT NOODLE (yes, the place is called Fat Noodle) I had some really good pho, it was delicious 🙂

It was s yummy, I do not eat Pho often but this one most certainly hit the spot.

The servings were so big, I couldn’t even finish mine.

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We then took our mumma bear to have a one hour massage – me, my sister & my mum were all in the same room & experienced the massage together, I absolutely loved it. I think I fell asleep TWICE. I was SO relaxed, I most certainly needed it, especially after the last 4-5 weeks, I’ve been feeling.

 

We took a selfie in our robes together, it was such a beautiful experience  – Afterwards we had some tea together & relaxed 🙂

I hope mum enjoyed her Mother’s Day, she said she loved it & all her presents we got her.

Now, we all know why were are here & why I am writing this blog.

Another 1000 views to add to the bag – 79,000 views WHOOOOOOAH!

I am so grateful & thankful for all of you lovely people supporting me along my anxiety journey ❤

I have to admit it was quite hard talking about anxiety at first but now I am so honest & open with it that I want to help others & help others have a voice.

Thank you to the below people that have re-blogged my posts:

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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Your Anxiety Is Actually Controlling Your Life

Your Anxiety Is Actually Controlling Your Life

Hello loves, ❤

Anyone who suffers from excess anxiety or an anxiety disorder knows that anxiety is strange in how it manifests in daily life. It’s beyond reason or logic, and just, in general, makes no sense. It is also super sneaky. For those blessed with anxiety like myself, a lot of times it feels more in control than it is until it doesn’t. If we aren’t mindful or aware of how anxiety is affecting us in the present moment, it’s easy for it to kind of work its way onto the main stage and then jump out and yell,”Surprise, I’m here!”

As a recovering agoraphobic, I’ve learned over time that looking for and being aware of warning signs that anxiety is becoming increasingly invasive can spare a lot of distress in the long run. By looking for certain red flags, anxiety controlling thoughts and other feelings can be caught early and reeled in before becoming a bigger problem that starts directing major or even minor life choices. The following 5 signs can be reliable indicators that anxiety is playing more of a part of your life than it needs to:

1. You avoid too many things you know you shouldn’t.

Avoidance is probably the most clear-cut indication that anxiety is playing a large role in your life. Fear induces a fight, flight, or freeze response that – for an individual who doesn’t experience excess anxiety – enhances the ability to cope with a given situation. However, for those of us that do live with excess anxiety, it can paralyze us, cause us to run from a frightening situation, or even cause a panic attack. So you then start avoiding that coffee shop that you and your ex used to frequent. Or you avoid calling your overbearing mother back. Or you avoid checking your email so you don’t have to subject yourself to whatever hell may have broken loose at work. You suddenly realize you avoid a lot of things. You realize your anxiety has gained the power necessary to control where you go and what you do.

2. You worry too much about everything.

Some worry is good. If you didn’t care about anything, you wouldn’t pay your bills, you’d look like complete garbage, and you’d probably starve. It’s important to worry about the right things in the right amounts. But when the worry takes on a mind of its own, things get a little dicier. Anxiety is a funny thing in that it feeds off of itself. The more the worry runs wild, the more out of control it will feel. So when the focus of the worry shifts from normal things in normal amounts to worrying night and day about – for example – whether you’re capable enough or are just a living example of imposter syndrome, or whether you’ll find a stable career that doesn’t suck the soul out of you, or whether you’re actually deserving of the healthy, non-toxic love of another quality human being, the worry just starts to take on a life of its own and become a controlling force in your life.

3. You think about the future too much.

It was the Chinese philosopher Laozi who graced us with the quote, ”If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” When anxiety starts to take control of our thoughts, we start to think more about where we will be tomorrow and less about where are right now. Rather than focusing on the fact that you’re currently on the couch with your significant other and enjoying time together watching your favorite show on Netflix, you’re focusing constantly on what needs to be done to prepare for tomorrow’s meeting, or what laundry still needs to be done, or what you need to do to prepare your breakfast for tomorrow morning. When we start thinking these thoughts all of the time, it exhausts us and keeps us feeling continuously anxious.

4. Your anxiety stops you from chasing what you want.

For those of us with anxiety, our minds seem to throw out a constant stream of what I like to call ”what ifs,” or thoughts that focus on future outcomes of events that haven’t even happened yet. These will make the world seem like a scary place. You want to quit your job and work as a freelance writer? But what if you can’t make enough money and pay your bills? Or you want to take a trip to Thailand but you’d have to go alone since none of your friends can go? But what if something bad were to happen? What if you can’t handle such a substantial adventure and wind up lost and alone somewhere? Catastrophizing is the name of the game with ”what ifs”. These thoughts oftentimes lead to self-sabotage and prevent us from living the life we deep down want to live.

5. You notice your anxiety make you feel like less than you are.

This can be the most draining piece for someone with anxiety. While we know it shouldn’t, anxiety can sometimes cause our self-esteem to take a hit. It makes you doubt whether or not you’re capable of handling whatever you face. It can make the uncertainty of the future feel like it’s working against you. It can make you feel like everyone else has such a handle on life when you subjectively struggle on the daily with trying to keep your fear in check. Most days this intense self-doubt isn’t a problem, but when it starts to appear more and more frequently, it’s a sign that anxiety is not only taking over our thoughts but our self-perception as well. When we start to feel that anxiety defines who we are as a person, that’s a sign that anxiety has taken on a much more dominant role in our lives than it needs to.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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Spinach & Cheese Omlette

What a beautiful Sunday morning yesterday, woke up, did all the washing, washed my sheets & blankets & had breakfast in the sun – below is the recipe of the spinach & cheese omelette that I made, it was delicious! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped spinach
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz.) mozzarella

Method:

  1. Mix eggs and 2 Tbsp. almond milk in a bowl until well mixed. Melt butter in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat; Add egg mixture & salt.

  2. Lift and Tilt; gently lift edges of omelet with a spatula, and tilt pan so uncooked egg mixture flows underneath, cooking until almost set (about 1 minute). Add the spinach & let this wilt – Cover skillet, and cook 1 minute.

  3. Fold and Serve. Sprinkle omelet with cheese and pepper. Fold omelet in half, allowing cheese to melt. Slide cooked omelet onto a serving plate, and season with salt to taste.