Monday, August 12, 2013



1. i love the lady bird johnson centennial stamps i picked up at the post office the other day. there are only five, but it was just the amount i needed. lady bird johnson was an advocate for beautifying america's cities & highways, so the stamps portray beautiful flowers & trees in cities.

2. i'm eyeing these clutches/pouches.

3. i want to make this.

4. & this.

5. the restaurant i celebrated a friend's birthday at was designed quite nicely.

6. i wrote to an instagramer for the first time & i received a cute little package from here. it's neat to be branching out from blogging to find friends & pen buddies.

7. i've been enjoying the chia seed "pudding" i've been making lately. chia seeds are a great source of omega 3s & only one once contains 11 grams of dietary fiber!
this is how i make my "pudding":

1 cup almond milk (i use almond breeze vanilla)
3 tablespoons of organic chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

add all ingredients to a mason jar, screw on the lid, & shake to mix. place in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes. take out the jar & give the ingredients a good stir. place the jar back into the refrigerator for at least an hour to set. the chia seeds will get a bit gooey & it reminds me of tapioca pudding! anyways, experiment with the measurements to get the sweetness you prefer. you can also use agave as a sweetener! enjoy!

8. i've never seen annie hall before & i want to see it.

that's it for now...i'm sleepy.


  1. Such a lovely post, Lina! I might have to try that recipe for pudding. Looks delicious and healthy.

    Watch Annie Hall! It's one of my favorites.

    1. thank you, kaylie! let me know how you like the pudding. it is something that may get old fast, so i learned only to make a little at a time. also, i'll have to see if the library has annie hall. since it is one of your favorites, i'm pretty excited to see it!

  2. thanks so much for your comment on my blog!
    i hope you sister also has a wonderful time in Thailand teaching. i would also love to visit thailand one day... but thanks so much! also, that chia seed pudding looks good! like tapioca kinda ! hahah
    have a nice weekend!

    1. the chia seed pudding does remind me of tapioca! you have a nice weekend as well & again, good luck in your travels!