Join me on my clueless up and down journey to an eco-friendly lifestyle and everything in between

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hey clueless peeps! I wanted to tell you about an amazing challenge going on now through the end of this month. The #30Layers30Days Self-Discovery Challenge is the work of GG Renee. GG's mission is to teach women how to channel their complexity into creativity and purpose. That means taking whatever lives deep down inside and finding the courage to pour it out and create beautiful things, beautiful connections, and a beautiful life.

I'm participating in this challenge and wanted to let anyone who might be interested to participate as well. It's FREE all you have to do is sign up for her newsletter and you'll receive day to day prompts on the challenge. Join me (I'll be on twitter) and many other beautiful complex women who are ready to create, inspire, and share. 

Here's Day 1 of the challenge:


START: What do you want to start doing? What do you want more of in your life? What feelings, what activities, what energy? What baby step can you take today?

*I want to start saying YES to the things I said no to and NO to the things I said yes to. It's about balance and what makes me happy.

STOP: What have you had enough of? What are you tolerating or feeding into that is not adding value to your life? What area of your life is begging for more boundaries?

*I want to stop tolerating foolishness and stop doubting myself. I can do it!

CONTINUE: What habits or trends do you want to continue? What's been working for you? What can you do to ensure you keep it going?

*I'm going to continue to be my awesome self and let it go. Holding on to what's not meant to be is not helping me with my awesomeness. Life goes on and it will get better.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

I was out and about running errands and went down a street that I rarely go all the way through. This time I said let me see what it's all about. Next thing you know I see colorful signs that tells me there's a farmer's market in the area. I went into the parking lot and was jumping up and down. See why below…..

This vendor went over what he was selling. But I wasn't sold until he said the magic word. Conch! I haven't had it in years. All I can think of was I'm going to make some Lambi (Legume) a popular Haitian dish I remember eating growing up in Miami.

My Greens- Cabbage, Green Onions, and Celery 

I was so ready to get my yoga on but who gon' run my errands?

Beautiful artwork

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Race #9

I came in third again for my age group

Saturday, August 30, 2014

-Ground Turkey Breast
-Seasoned Salt
-Lemon Juice
-Green Onions
-Taco Shells

-Shredded Lettuce
-Mixed Cheese
-Southwest Salsa (Black Bean and Corn)
-Plain Greek Yogurt (great sour cream substitute)
-Green Onions

Heat skillet on medium heat add olive oil, lemon juice, and ground turkey; let cook adding seasoning along the way; add some green onions and salsa; when turkey is almost done heat taco shells in oven for 2-3 minutes; once done start layering with toppings and nom nom

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This eco-sista says there are no strict rules to being eco-friendly

How long have you been eco-friendly? Actually I always had and eco-friendly mindset. During my childhood I always did things for the sake of nature. I lived in Curacao during my childhood and I remember that I found a sick bird lying on the ground. I tried to heal him by putting him in a cage in order to make sure that another animal would not harm him. I try to skip public transportation as much as possible. I would rather go somewhere by foot rather than taking the bus or subway. 

I had a housemate who was very eco-conscious. She always asked me to not waste water and to be honest I did not really know what she wanted to say. After doing some research I realized that I was actually wasting water. Thus, I always close the tap.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Because we have to keep earth a livable place for the future generations. Our parents did their best to create a good world for us, let's do the same for our children and grandchildren. 

What do you like about it? I contribute to the improvement of the state of the environment, including the well-being of animals. 

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Eco-friendly product are often more expensive than the regular one. Sometimes I tend to buy a cheap product rather than an eco-friendly product. Nevertheless, I always try to remember myself that it is for a good cause. I have to admit that I was not really eco-friendly in America. However, after my return I started doing research. Based on the research I adapted my lifestyle.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? There are no strict rules or procedures you need to follow in order to be more eco-friendly. People already appreciate the fact that you are doing something little in order to change the world. So do not be too hard for yourself in the beginning. I mean, you need to get to know yourself and see how you can adjust your lifestyle in an eco-friendly manner. It really requires time and research.

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? Yes I do! But then again I remember myself that I am doing my best. For example, I have a crazy schedule (A true workaholic) and it is sometimes difficult to keep track of the food I consume. I decided to take it easy and eat at place which are eco-conscious. 

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? Aww... that is sweet, thank you! I started my transitioning process around May 2011. However, I was using a texturizer and I stopped using this since March 2013. I had cut my hair in order to get rid of the ends which consist of relaxer. So I am since a year natural!

The key to having beautiful hair is using the right hair products, balanced eating and be confident. Your hair represents your health, so it is really important to take care of yourself. Avoid stress, smile as much as possible (Ha Ha) and invest time and/or money in your passion. With other words create your own luck. 

The transitioning process involves the change of texture of your hair as well as your mindset. Most of us started relaxing our hair, because we thought that straight is more beautiful and/or convenient. Thus remember that the texture of your hair does not define it's beauty but it's health does.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I'm still trying to find my "it" leave-in product after Trader Joe's decided to change the ingredients without informing me first. How rude! Anyways, I got this at my local Sally's. I did my normal wash day routine and applied as my leave-in. The product is thick and creamy. It gave my hair defined curls that left me satisfied. Until….

As soon as I walked out the door the definition was POOF! That's why whenever a product claims to control frizz or humidity-resistant, I simply chuckle. 

-Within my budget
-Defined my curls
-No messy sticky residue
-Natural ingredients with no sulfates, mineral oils, dyes, or parabens

-I didn't get the frizz/humidity control I was looking for

I like this product and used it a few more times but I can't say if it's a keeper. I even modified it by adding honey, olive, and castor oil. I'm a mix-tress (in my head) and it wasn't a bad mix. The results were better than I expected.

The journey still continues...

Monday, August 25, 2014

-1 Eggplant
-Bread Crumbs
-Seasoned Salt
-1 egg (beaten)
-Six cheese mix (Italian style)

Get a mixing bowl and add bread crumbs; I used the same one for my salmon burgers; next add cheese mix (mozzarella, asiago, parmesan, romano, fontina, and provolone); then sprinkle some seasoned salt on top and mixed them all together.

Getting ready to dress them up; I first dipped them in the egg that I've already beaten and then massaged them with bread crumbs mix

Heat oven to 350 degrees and cook for about 20-30 minutes

When they are almost done turn off the oven and top with more cheese and let melt


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another clueless review on a restaurant I've been dying to try but could not find to save my life. I had to call and have them pinpoint the exact location. It's on a well known road but if you blink you will miss it. Anyways, on to my review…..

Turkey Swiss Panini Combo
(lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, honey mustard, and turkey)

I wasn't feeling the honey mustard, but was wowed with the Tostada Wrap. A vegetarian wrap that tasted better than what I was eating. I sampled it after I made my purchase. 

-The restaurant was clean and very quiet
-Fresh ingredients were used to prepare the meal
-A reasonably priced menu
-Soup, smoothies, and Indian cuisine also on the menu

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