20-minute Healthy Breakfast Omelette | Lifestyle

I want to share with you the recipe for a simple, healthy, quick weekend (or weekday!) breakfast you can make with ingredients you have on hand!

Now...some eggs. 

Add some bell peppers..then some fragrant curry powder really does the trick

And the final product- a breakfast for a champion! A vegetable filled delicious-smelling and juicy breakfast!

Recipe: 20- minute healthy breakfast omelette

6 oz Crimini (or any type) of mushrooms, sliced in thick slices

8 oz of organic baby grape sweet tomatoes

6 oz of sliced colorful bell peppers (I used trader joe's frozen, so convenient)

3 eggs, whisked to mix

1 tsp of curry powder, 1/4 tsp of chile powder, salt and pepper to taste

Directions: heat two small frying pans (recipe for two) on medium-high heat, add oil.

Slice crimini mushrooms and cut tomatoes in half. Add mushrooms, tomatoes and bell peppers to each frying pan.

Add the curry powder and chile powder and stir as the mix cooks. Don't let mushrooms get soggy (they are thick slices so they should keep their form)

Once the mix has heated and the vegetables are cooked through (but not overcooked!) add half the egg mixture to each pan to coat veggies. Fry until egg is done. Try to flip, if not, you can scramble.

Serve with a side of toast and jam, or toast and cheese and walnuts (like we did here). Add fresh fruit, tea or coffee, and you're good to go!

Balcony Table Project | Home Decor

Well we set out to create our own balcony/patio bistro table! I really wanted to be able to sit out there and have an outdoor workspace/eating space. Since we have great weather there really is no excuse not to!

So I bought the materials from Home Depot - the table legs, table top (I chose to get a premade round one because it's just easier, even though I had originally planned a square table) and some prestain, wood stain, sand paper, and brushes! 

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More Nautical Home Decor

A while back I posted about this Gallery Wall . Well now it's been upgraded- the frames are filled in, new pillows added! I want to share with fellow decorating enthusiasts!

Here are some of the frame fillings! The Pray Often is from the internet, which I printed and colored in! You could also buy prints from an art store! This is 5x7. The stripes are navy FABRIC which was leftover from my pillow making project (see more below!)

Another print from online, and my life-raft that I bought online.

Now introducing my new pillow (the striped one!)! Pillows from the store can be really expensive. But I got this fabric from a fabric shop in San Jose that was quite cheap- this one was only $2/yard. I think it was the cheapest fabric in the whole entire store!!! But it just so happens that it was my favorite and what I was looking for! I just sewed them onto an existing pillow that was orange. The tags are from an antique show in Belgium where  got these old bike license plates!

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A small ottoman type box that I found at Michaels. Rug from Old Town, San Diego.

Bucket from Michael's as well!

I hope you like it and get some ideas!

Persian New Year | Spring | New Camera!

It's here! WOOOO!!! Well, one thing is here, and two things are almost here. The first thing that's here is my new CAMERA!!! I'm sooo excited to start taking photos of you people with it. It's such an upgrade. More later. But I had to start taking some photos when it came fresh out of the box. I was so excited I forgot to switch it to Raw mode, so naturally when I tried to brighten these up a bit in Photoshop to my liking I wasn't able to. But anyways.

The second thing that's almost here is ....Persian New Year (aka on the first day of Spring!) and the stinky thing is I always seem to have a final on that day. Always. So I can never fully enjoy it with my family. But it's okay, I am very thankful to be here and be alive to see another Spring! 

Now the tradition is to set up a Sofreh Haft-Sin...Which is a layout of seven items that begin with the letter S in Farsi. So in English they are...greens, coins, sumac (spice), garlic, apple, vinegar, and a fruit called senjed. Yep that's 7! Also, people decorate by buying goldfish, growing lentil sprouts, and placing a mirror and Holy book on their table. 

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Now...I almost totally forgot to do this this year since I've been so busy with school. But I put one together real quick with what I have. And of course shot away with my new camera, which has amazing ISO and I need no flash or any extra light! I'm keeping the house dark since the heat wave is upon us!

Sumac

This is Sumac, a very healthy spice. Good for you. And good for your kabobs too. I know, you're like...why is that garlic looking so sad on that plate. I wish I had a whole clove but I don't :( I have peeled garlic in my freezer though! 

Candle

People also typically put candles, one for each member of the family, near or far. 

One more thing- I now realized how important it is to shoot in Raw. I hadn't shot in JPEG for a long time now- I used to not realize the difference, but now not being able to get out all the tones, highlights, shadows, I wanted to, I see!

So. Almost Spring, Almost Persian New Year, Almost the end of the quarter. Peace!

Gallery Wall | Home

You may remember I posted this picture on Facebook a while ago- with all these empty frames! Well, I had just finished putting up a DIY gallery wall!

But now it's made much progress. I'll fill you in with the details...

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Now- the only things that are store-bought on here are the life raft and the chalkboard/shutter hanging display. And the black frames, of course. But the rest is all DIY! 

1) The small frames with motivational words inside- I love these because you can put what's meaningful to you and even swap them out every so often! 

2) The blue bird: This was actually a t-shirt with some beautiful calligraphy on it in the shape of a bird. But the t-shirt didn't look like it was built to last wearing and washing - so I cut out the design, stapled it to a cardboard from a cereal box and stuck it in a frame! 

3) The blue anchor frame- I made the frame from leftover wood and a piece of cardboard for the back. Now, you can buy the print HERE or design your own. I painted a piece of paper blue and made an anchor to glue on. (I also used that anchor as a stencil for a DIY wooden crate)

4) The small frames- I put personal photos in them, since they're 4x6 and easy to print! But you can put prints, drawings, etc. 

5) In the smallest frames - I put a Godiva wrapping paper in one, because it's a memory of a gift my husband got me! I think the smallest ones are best for small mementos like that. I still have one empty, perhaps waiting for another moment to remember?!

Of course, some nautical themed pillows:

Nautical pillow: Ebay. Small rope pillow: Michael's

Nautical pillow: Ebay. Small rope pillow: Michael's

So, in total, you can make your own DIY gallery wall for probably less than $20-30 depending on what you decide to put! Of course, you could opt for more pricy prints such as these by Scarlet & Gold Shop. They are super pretty.