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Live a Better Day, Everyday..



Zero - Ten in tips for a fabulous day, each and every day..

SPEND 0 CALORIES ON EATING PROCESSED FOODS
MANAGE TO GET 1 HOUR OF EXERCISE
DRINK 2 LITRES OF WATER
PERFORM 3 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
HAVE 4 MENTALLY UNPLUGGED MOMENTS
REMIND YOURSELF OF 5 THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR
AT 6 AM MEDITATE AND SET YOUR INTENTION FOR THE DAY
LAUGH FOR AT LEAST 7 MINUTES
GET 8 HOURS OF SLEEP
DO 9 THOUSAND STEPS PER DAY
GO TO BED AT 10 PM

What do you think? Simple and do able?

The things that shape who you are...


The first thing I want to say is that it is never too late to change the way you are or the person you want to be.

The way you are spoken to and engaged with as a child has such huge effect on who you become as an adult. Its not to say that if you have an abusive upbringing you will become abusive yourself, nor need it turn you into a weak insecure character that fears almost anything, it is more a case of what you yourself do with those thoughts and emotions as you process them and age that will shape the person you become.

I personally feel the biggest thing I can do as a parent is not to force my thoughts and ideas on my kids, rather to show them what I believe in and explain why I say the things I say then let them decide if it resonates with them and whether they choose to take them forward in their own growth path.

If I look at my upbringing and then how I have shaped my adult life it is two fold. I split it between family and friends..

The things I admired or aspired to emulate in my parents I have developed and turned into my own passions. In the same breath the things I see that they made mistakes with or were not so great at I have made sure to develop for myself or just banish from my mindset.

My husband has shaped me in untold ways as he has been by my side since I was 21 years old and becoming part of his family and then creating our own gave me a renewed vision of what I wanted the future me to become. I am lucky to say he is an honest man that speaks his mind but is never mean. He supports me, as I do him, in every facet of life be it our career paths, sporting endeavours or the way we parent.

Friends are a huge impact on who I am today. The real ones bring out the best in you and tell you your faults. I can consistently count on one hand those that sit under that banner at any one time but some come and go taking those hands to two at certain times. Their truth has taught me to listen and learn, to not take rough words as an attack but as an opportunity to become a better me, a better Mum, a better partner and a better being.

Life is here for living.. don't let it be with regrets. If those who surround you don't support you in being the best person you can be then think about this.

You can't change the people who surround you but you can change the people who surround you..

Are you happy with the version of you that you are? 
What have you done to change yourself as you have grown up? 


Lemonade Lusts : The Crush List

Outside of my #lemonadelustloving post where I share small businesses that have tagged themselves on Instagram to get a little extra exposure I want to continue to share my personal lusts with you in Lemonade Lusts posts..













Whats on your crush list at the moment? 

Plant Powered Waffles for the Kids..



I have made these so many times with so many variations and they are always crispy on the outside and moist within. They have Coconut Oil in them and do taste of coconut but even the kids I have served them too that usually hate coconut anything woofed them down without blinking.


INGREDIENTS :

1 & 1/2 Cups / 360ml of Almond Milk
1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 cup of Coconut Oil
1 & 1/2 tsp of Organic Vanilla Extract
2 tsp of Maple Syrup (you can use agave nectar if you prefer)

1 & 1/2 cups / 240g of Gluten Free Flour
1 & 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 cup / 45g of Steel Cut Oats
1 tbsp of Flaxseed Meal
2 tbsp / 25g of Coconut Sugar (you can use raw sugar)

DIRECTIONS :

Add the Almond milk and Apple Cider Vinegar together and leave them to sit.
In a small bowl add the Coconut Oil, Vanilla, Maple Syrup and whisk then leave to sit also.
In a big bowl add your Gluten Free Flour, Oats, Flaxseed, Salt and Baking Powder and stir them all until combined
Add both sets of wet ingredients to the big bowl of dry and mix until all incorporated.
If the batter is a little thick add a drop more almond milk until it seems fluid enough.
Turn on your waffle iron and cook as per normal

OPTIONS TO ADD IN :

You can add Chocolate Chips, Shredded Coconut, Cocoa Powder, Nuts or Chopped Fruit.
If you do you will need to add more milk for sure as it will soak up some moisture, especially the cocoa powder. 

TOPPINGS :

We stick to Nut Butters, Fruit, Maple Syrup or Apple Sauce with Cinnamon but you can go savoury if you want as they are not super sweet.. I also make a massive fruit salad and just break up one waffle for my serving.

My little waffle iron is from here and is perfect for the kids to use (with you around) but there are loads out there to choose from. I adapted this from Minimalist Bakers recipe as my kids don't like things chocolate flavoured and prefer to add my home made Tahini Chocolate Spread and they find Rolled Oats a little too chunky so Steel Cut get no complaints






The Everyone Religion


ITS ALL A BLANK CANVAS...

BE NICE

THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS

LOVE ALL THINGS (not just cupcakes and cute babies)

LOVE LIKE THEY DO IN THE MOVIES (you know desert island, eyes shut, one foot off the ground. Knowing you will never know love like this again)

LOOK FOWARD NEVER BACK * (*unless reversing your car with no reversing camera)

SMILE AT PEOPLE (even grumpy ones)

REMEMBER THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Do you have Mantra's you live by?