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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

gluten free cinnamon sugar donuts

My mom must be one special mom for me to be revamping all these lovely gluten-free recipes for her. She bought this Stonewall Kitchen Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Mix, 18 Ounce Box a while ago. I have never made donuts before not even baked ones like the ones I am making so this is a first time for me.

You have your box of donut mix, coconut milk, coconut spread here. She no longer can have milk or butter so I am substituting them with coconut dream and earth balance coconut spread. Melt the coconut spread and add in the ingredients into a bowl.


Add all of the ingredients and mix it well.


My mom also bought a pan very similar to this Fox Run Non-Stick Mini Donut Pan. Take coconut spread and rub on the pan so that the donuts won't stick. Take a spoon to place the mix into the baking pan. I needed to do this twice because this is mini donuts instead of the regular sized ones.


Leave in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 375F and take them out. In the Stonewall Kitchen box, there is a pack of cinnamon sugar. Dip the baked donuts into melted bowl of coconut spread and roll it into the cinnamon sugar. Let cool and enjoy!





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Monday, July 27, 2015

New Dream Page

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This idea has been in my mind for a while now. Some people have bucket lists or dreams written onto sticky notes or even pictures of what they want hanging up on their bedroom wall or on their computer screens. Mine have been in my head. I probably said it a million times that I want to do something or try something or travel somewhere but always had to put it on hold because of something. We all have those moments because let's face it, life happens.

Lately, I don't feel like that should stop me. In one way or another I want to achieve my dreams even if it is something small like trying something new. I have already accomplished a few, some I already shared with you and some I finished before I had this blog. Life is always going happen. It is always going to throw a curve ball or two, but it is how you get through them that matters. I plan on getting through my list the best way I can. You can follow along now with this new page that I am creating. Introducing my new Dream page.


I am a huge believer of following your dreams. Goals are still dreams you want to get to so you should do the little dreams, the big dreams, and the ones in between. What are your dreams? Goals? Places you want to go? Do you see any of this on my list? Whatever you choose, find ways to get there! Check out my the link here ----> new page and tell me what you think. Do you like this idea?

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Friday, July 24, 2015

City of Links #81

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Welcome everyone to City of Links #81! Thank you to everyone who joinned in at last week's party. I hope you had a wonderful week full of crafts and creations. Also, you still have time to apply for my Blog Opportunity: Calling for Hosts positions for my new link party that I am creating. I really hope that you consider applying for it. I would be so happy to have you apart of my party team. Let's party! Link, Share and Check out this week's features!


 6 Must Have Fitness Workout Essentials



 LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY





Peacock Stool Come On Let Your Colors Burst - Redo It Yourself Inspirations


 Seafood Rice Salad - All That's Jas

Two Faced Giveaway - Beautyisles



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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Value Village Finds - July Edition

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Summer is in the air and shopping time is here. You know I love a great deal and this month I can't wait to show you what I bought. Value Village had an everything is 50% off sale so I made sure to get in on the action even though it was close to the time that I had to go to that New Kids on the Block concert I told you about. Yeah, I know, really cutting it close there. No matter the rush of scanning the racks, my eyes never deceive me and now I will be rocking new summer wear. Here is what I bought.

First row: Carter's Grey Monkey Outfit -$2.99, Cosa Blanca Green Shirt -$3.99, Purple Tee -$9.99
Second row: Vest -$1.99, Jacob Grey Shirt -$7.99, BDG Coral Tank -$2.99
Third row: White tank -$4.99, Blue tank -$3.99
-50% off = $25.12 so I saved $19.50!

Okay, I have more to show you. While on my trip I also stopped at a value village and happened to buy more clothes. What can I say, when I see something that I like and it is at a very affordable price, I can't help myself but fill up the cart with necessary clothing. Too bad it wasn't a sale day but can't have it all, right?. Here is what I bought on my second round.

First row: Carter's Motorcycle Sleeper -$3.99, Nike grey tank -$9.99, Old Navy white tank -$2.99
Second row: Cherokee Racing 73 tee -$0.99, Pixar Cars tank -$0.99, Monster truck tank -$1.99 
Third row: Children Place Super 25 tee -$0.99, Disney cars shirt -$3.99, Touch Down tank -$1.99


First row: Guess BeYoutiful crop top -$5.99, Children Place Green tee - $1.99
Second row: Cherokee Blue tee -$0.99, George Grey Dress Shirt -$0.99
Third row: Seductions Beige tank -$1.99, Joe Fresh Coral tank -$3.99

Total amount of second round = $48.82

I think I should be good for shopping for a long time now. What do you think? Anything that I showed today, peak your interest?

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LIVE LOVE LIFE LATELY

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This week was a hot week, the weather looks beautiful, but it was too hot to enjoy it sometimes. I did, however, enjoyed finishing my novel that I borrowed online from the library called Liars Inc, still learning more and more about my new Canon Rebel camera and trying to take photos where ever I go. Sounds like a pretty good week so far if you ask me.





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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gluten Free Lemon with Melted Chocolate Cupcakes

gluten free lemon cupcakes

Baking time! I haven't baked in such a long time, been super busy giving the place a makeover but before my trip last weekend, I made the effort (aka was forced to) make cupcakes for the trip like I usually do. I was so exhausted with everything I was doing plus getting ready for the trip that I there wasn't a plan this time. I had no idea what I was going to do to the cupcakes in order to make it my own until I saw my mom untouched stash of carob chocolate chips. It sparked my inspiration for these cupcakes (believe it or not) and before I knew it, I had bake shop worthy cupcakes that any gluten free or non-gluten free person would drool over.


What you need:

Gluten Free Duinkeren Moist Lemon Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/2 cup of Coconut Milk
1/3 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Stir or use your mixer to mix the ingredients together. After done, place in baking cups and place in oven at 375F. Bake for 30 minutes or so.  For the chocolate, I am using carob chocolate. 


I poured the chocolate into a small saucepan at a low heat. However, the chocolate didn't seem to melt like how I wanted no matter how long I waited. It looked like sticky chocolate left in my pocket instead of smooth chocolate like how I imagined. Adding water and a little oil gave it the push it needed. 



Once the cupcakes were done. I added the melted chocolate as smoothly as the chocolate would let me then added some sweeten coconut shreds on top.



All Done! Now it is time to enjoy!





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