Declaration of Intention

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This year, I will step out of my comfort zone. I will let go of any insecurities that I have and embrace the person I have become. I will honor my dreams and love my journey there. I will stand up and share my creativity and passion with the world! This year, I will remember that I am loved and I am enough!

Join me and share what your intentions will be this year.

 

Pinning Dinner

Many of us always have a hard time deciding what we want to make for dinner. We want something not too complicated, quick and won’t break the bank.

For me its always a pain to plan out what I want to make for dinner. So the way I handle it when I have no clue what I want to make; I go on Pinterest.

Pinterest has been my best friend since day 1. The possibilities on what you can find there seems limitless. So here are some of my favorites that I love making, I hope you enjoy!

  1. Easy Lemon Chicken

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2. Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese

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3. Huevos Rancheros (Eggs Ranch Style)

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4. Enchilada Casserole

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5. Caesar Salad with Pasta and Avocado

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Hope this helps next time you have the dilemma of deciding what’s for dinner.

P.S. If you try any of these recipes feel free to comment below what you thought or share photos by tagging @modernmeow .

Love,

Erika

THE FIDM OC SHMOOZ Event

THE OC SHMOOZ is an event that was thrown for all of FIDM alumni.

From 4:30-6:00 pm we networked with brands such as Pac Sun, Oakley and other companies that are based in Irvine. I got to see some familiar faces with some girls that I graduated with this year with.

 
After we were done networking we were given free food from The Habit and some cookies as well. I got to socialize with some older FIDM alumni and they shared some great advise. I left pretty inspired to really focus on what I’m passionate about.

I’m extremely grateful for everything that FIDM has gave me and still provides me with. All the classes, workshops and networking that they set up are amazing. I always feel like they truly do care about their graduates and really want them to be successful.

Falling into a healthy habit.

When I moved out of High Desert I thought living on my own would be easy. I knew all the basics to get me by. But as I moved from place to place I started to picking up bad habits. I began to eat out more, even though I knew I had food at home. My addiction to fast food became so much of a problem that I would think of excuses to go and buy it. What also didn’t help was that I wasn’t making anything from scratch. All the food I would buy from the grocery store would be frozen or pre-made.

When I finally got my current job at American Apparel I started to feel the toll my body was taking. I began getting sick all the time from not only what I was putting in my body but stress too.

Once I began dating and meeting new people, I picked up great ways to get rid of my bad habits. I feel that having a support group is extremely important no matter what unhealthy habit you have. My support was my boyfriend, he was always strict with me. I had to completely lower my in-take on fast food and junk food. That alone was so hard but the way that I got through it was by researching healthy snacks and foods to try. I fell in love with Whole Foods so much that I just wanted to buy everything.

After falling in love with different types of foods I began cooking from scratch. I began throwing in veggies and fruits into my diet. Before you know it I looked forward to cooking and feeling satisfied that other people liked it as well.

Another habit I began to incorporate into my life was taking care of my skin. I started taking hair, nail and skin vitamins and even a probiotic. The difference I saw was pretty amazing! My breakouts were almost gone and with the probiotic I took I saw a difference in my scarring. Now I’m not saying that this works for everyone but it is definitely a good idea to start cleansing your body from the inside out.

Nature Made Hair, Skin, Nails with Biotin Softgel 2500 mcg, 60 Count (Target) and Nutrition Now PB 8, Probiotic Acidophilus 120 capsules (Spourt or Amazon).

So my new challenge for the month of September is to start meditating and doing yoga. I’m doing this not only to help manage my stress but to have a fun way of working out. I hope this inspires you to make small changes in your life so you can live a healthier lifestyle. Feel free to share what you kind of small changes you make.

Love,

Erika