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Your Afternoon Cup of #FASHION + #Inspiration

Hello lovelies! I couldn’t do one cup of #Fashion or #Inspiration, so I’ve a double shot of fashion fix for you complete with an inspiration boost for your afternoon enjoyment. Do you love me or what? (Say it, say you love me!)

OK, we can talk about your love for me later… So you know how in the fashion world, right now is soooo yesterday and next season is soooo in. So I’m not surprise that design houses and retailers are starting to display fall fashions in store and online. And I know it’s summer, but I’m actually getting super excited about fall and all the cozy hats, scarves, coats, boots. I’m already obsessing about baby winter items, like these berets from H&M baby. I want ALL four colors!

Source: hm.com via i.am.Glor on Pinterest

Source: style.justfab.com via i.am.Glor on Pinterest

Ok, by now, you know how much I love a good structured bag. I’m currently obsessing over this one. I need this bag in my life, I do, I really do! 

Source: carolinesmode.com via i.am.Glor on Pinterest

You ever see a dress and you just know you were meant to have it? THIS is that dress for me. I love everything about it!

Source: dessertedplanet.com via i.am.Glor on Pinterest

Recipe: Beef Stew

Stew is one of those meals that is so easy to make and is super healthy for you. It is packed with tons of vitamins and nutrients from antioxidant-reach veggies, it is so savory, and delicious you’re sure to go back for seconds. I have made stovetop stew in the past, but I wanted to try something different then I remembered  we have a Hamilton Beach crock pot. We had purchased it last year when Edward had to make chili for a potluck for work. So I pulled it from the back of the kitchen cabinet, gave it a good wash and voila!

This beef stew is so simple to make, it took me all of 20 minutes (with Arianna in her car seat) to prep. I put her in her car seat set on her stroller because she is too young for a high chair, and her car seat is the safest thing we have–safety first, remember?!

Beef stew prep photos:

 Ingredients (all of which are chopped except for the carrots) and directions

  • 2lbs beef, cubed for beef stew (you can buy this from the grocery store already cut up)
  • 1 whole white onions, 1/2 chopped, 1/2 chunk pieces (see photo)
  • chopped celery
  • 1 cup baby carrots, peeled
  • chopped mushrooms
  • 4 gloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 red potatoes with skin, cubed
  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 1/4 chopped scallions
  • red bell peppers
  • 2 fresh plum tomatoes
  • 1 can of Hunts tomatoe sauce
  • 2 tablespoon of four
  • 2 cups of beef stock
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • paprika (for color and smoky flavor)
  • 1 cube beef bouillon

Step 1: wash and chop all your veggies to desired size. Some recipes call for chopped while others call for chunky pieces, it really depends on your preference. You can do half and half like I did here.

Step 2: in the crock, add beef, flour, scallions, salt and pepper; stir in all the ingredients.

Step 3: add the rest of the chopped vegetables in no particular order because you’ll be mixing everything together.

Step 4: Add the chicken stock and tomatoe sauce, add beef bouillon, stir all the ingredients together. Cover the crock pot and do not open. You can cook on high setting for as little as five hours or low for as long as 12 hours or overnight cooking. I let this cook on high for 4 hours then I turned it down to low for another 4 hours.

//enjoy!//

What’s your favorite recipe?