Today is a big and happy day ! Just wanted to join the Love Wins celebration by sharing this watercolor free print with you all. It’s definitely gonna be my desktop wall paper for the day:) #lovewins
Download Here: LOVE WINS-1 , LOVE WINS-2
I have always believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I would like to start mine with a glass of healthy smoothie. However most of the times I end up with a mug of tea and a toast or a cracker. But last year I decided to make some changes in my lifestyle and started exercising and tried eating healthy. One of my regular routines was trying new recipes for smoothies after workouts. Then one day while shopping at IKEA, I tried one of the Naked Juice smoothies at their restaurant and was instantly hooked on to it. I loved it so much that I almost tried all their flavors in just about a month.
But today I’m putting a twist on these and making a healthy smoothie fizz instead. By adding a few ingredients we’ll transform it into a great summertime drink and a definite crowd-pleaser. This recipe is not only super healthy (with an extra boost of vitamin C), but also a stylish looking drink for your all those parties you’re planning to throw this summer.
Walking into the grocery store during summertime is such a treat. It just looks so bright and colorful. The produce section specially, is over flowing with berries, cherries, peaches, melons and so many fresh fruits (most of them are on sale too). My mind starts racing with ideas on different ways to use them and put a spin on the classic recipes. I’m thinking cocktails, pies, tarts, jams, salads etc. Today I’m making ‘Chocolate Grilled Peaches’ with a cereal crumble and sprinkles as toppings. They’ll be a great appetizer for a summer party or even a tasty poolside snack paired with a crisp prosecco or a fizz. Enjoy!
Fresh Peaches, Semi-Sweet & White Chocolate Chips, Cereal, Milk or Creme and Sprinkles
Cut the peaches into medium-sized wedges (not too thin). You can grill them on an outdoor grill or use a grill pan. Remove them once you get good solid brown grill marks. Let them rest on a cooling rack. Meanwhile you could start melting the chocolate till it looks like a ganache. Add about 1 to 2 table spoons of milk or creme to make it smooth and easy to work with. Let this mixture cool. Grind the cereal in a mixer until you get a crumble. Now all you need is to assemble. Dip the peaches n the chocolate then in the crumble and arrange on a platter/tray. Add the sprinkles from top. Refrigerate them till the chocolate sets and hardens a little bit.
Okay guys so here is part-2 of my trip to Alt Summit Summer 2015 which was held in the beautiful Salt Lake City,Utah last week. As I mentioned in part-1 (in case you missed) there was so much I wanted to share about this super exciting conference that one post was not enough. So today in part-2, I’m talking about the classes/talks that I attended, sources, my learnings, experiences and takeaways from it. And just so that I don’t miss out on anything, I’m breaking it down by the days.
Just a heads up, this post has more content than my usual posts. But I wanted to share my detailed experience with you all. And also there are links to some amazing blogs and websites run by these super rock-star ladies who spoke at the summit and tips you might find useful for your blogs and businesses. So grab a snack if you like and enjoy!
Recently I started this blog post series called ‘current trends’ and got an amazing response from you guys. In case you missed, here it is! At the end of every current trends post I do share a free desktop download pattern/ art print for you, just to keep things a little interesting. Now that summer is here and the internet is buzzing with drinks & recipes ideas to cool off the heat, I chose today’s theme as ‘Current Trends – Fancy Colorful Summer Drinks!’ You’ve got a mix of cocktails, fizzes, milkshakes, floats, iced teas.. you name it! They all look so pretty and gorgeous and I bet they taste even better. Haven’t tried them all but they are definitely on my list.
Oh and don’t forget to download the free desktop wallpapers / art-prints at the end of the post. Enjoy!
Peach Iced Tea Cocktail from Sugarandcloth!
Plum & Thyme Prosecco Smash from My Dairy Of Us!
Mango Ginger Fizz from Designlovefest!
Rocky Road Milkshake with Toasted Marshmallow Sprinkles from PaperandStitch!
Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn pressé from Brides Magazine!
Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail Float from Lark & Linen!
Grapefruit Fennel Fizz from Jojotastic!
Apple Mojito from Today’s Nest!Continue Reading
Hello there! I have finally put together a roundup of my trip to Alt Summit (Summer 2015) last week. There was so much I wanted to share with you guys that I thought I would break this down in two parts. Today in part 1 I’m talking about all the fun and the parties at AltSummer2015 along with a little bit about my stay in beautiful Salt Lake City. In part 2, I will be sharing a little more about the classes/talks I attended, my learnings, sources, activities and takeaways from the summit. Oh and just a heads up, there are more pictures in this post than usual but I promise they are pretty. If you’ve been following on instagram you may have seen a few. Hope you enjoy the rest!
The conference is held at the beautiful Grand America Hotel however I stayed at the The Little America Hotel right across the street since it was a bit easier on the budget and the location was very convenient too. And it did not disappoint at all. In fact it was more than I expected and it has the cutest cafe facing main street which served one of the best breakfast in town!
Hey you guys I’m back from Alt Summit and what an amazing experience it was. Totally excited to share all my experiences with you guys. But there are so many of them that I thought I would share them in two parts. One with all the pretty pictures, outfits and parties and the other with all the takeaways and learning’s. For now I wanted to share this watercolor Jazzed free download art print or desktop wallpaper with you all. It totally reflects my state of mind right now. I’m so happy, excited and inspired by all the lovely, creative and talented people I met at AltSummer2015 conference. It kind of felt nice and reassuring to meet people who understand you and who are on the same page as you are. I ‘m so happy to have been started on this blogging journey and looking forward to only grow from here.
Download Here: Jazzed!
Have a wonderful week ahead !xo, varsha!