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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HOW DO YOU EAT YOURS




in a stack or one by one ?



with butter and syrup

jam or jelly

some have told me you haven' experienced gourmet without an egg on top


my thoughts on pancakes
 you gotta eat a stack early in the morning catching the rising of the sun ツenjoy 


Monday, July 30, 2012

QUESTIONING HAPPINESS







what is true happiness 


and how do you know if you have it  ? 


using this definition : having a sense of confidence

or satisfaction with either a person, arrangement or situation .


by using this statement we may come to the conclusion  that outside influences possibly have an effect on or to what degree we experience happiness

but does there exist a true happiness that comes from with-in and is independent of external forces having a lack of power in determining our measure of happiness .

can each or everyone obtain it , does it come from a  spiritual state of mind or is it gifted through years of experiences making a change to an individual's view of life .

is it permanent or fleeting . if lost can it be found .
to what value do we place on it's presents and to what extent do we pass knowledge of it's benefits along.
                                                  barbara larque' sisneros


just curious thoughts : about what girl's gotta love


PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY : BERTHA MORALES
                         
       http://1lilviolet.blogspot.com/2012/06/bringing-out-best-in-you.html

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NEW'S HEADLINES WORTH MENTIONING





get outta dodge 

famous last words of marshal matt dillion , dodge city kansas

 to outlaws that refused to obey the law



seventy-one year old samuel willliams
 took the bite out of
 two young whippersnappers as they tried there terrorizing act out
 on patrons in an attempted hold up of a local flordia internet cafe
on july thirteenth ,  two thousand twelve .


get outta dodge
or so you might think , was the mind set of these two young would be
law breakers as within seconds they were ushered scampering out the front door
totally taken by surprise by the efforts of one senior citizen that sat quietly
 in the back until all hell broke forth

we don't put up with that behavior in our town

license to carry , williams bravely whips out his gun and sent bullets
flying making two hit before sending these bad boys to the arms of justice
a act of gallantry making marshal dillion of dodge city ,  kansas proud

                                                      written by : barbara larque' sisneros

no this is not a run from " what would you do ? " with abc news john quinones


 but actual footage as it is happening

what girl's love : ladies are you wondering

is this guy available

tip is this movie material howard could take to the bank


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

ARE YOU PROTECTED WITH STYLES OF THE LATEST TREND






looking hot , staying cool and keeping healthy


keeping a step ahead with summer essentials  

are you protected in styles of the latest trend



serious fashioners stock up on colorful tees , flip flops , shorts and capri's
all part of a wardrobe that make summer memorable and fun
yes a time for looking hot while managing to stay cool and hopefully healthy


just remember with so much exposure in the blistering summer's heat
we need to take serious precaution from dangerous sun uva and uvb rays


 yes , we find ourselves smack in the middle of the month of july
with record breaking temperature's recorded in 28 states
in the u.s. alone not counting records accumulated from across the globe
so we hesitate to believe that the finale month of summer will be any cooler .


hopefully we have already invested in the summer essentials that
make us look super hot yet keep our bodies cool and healthy


one of the most trendiest of essentials ,  the large floppy straw hat
not only is it a must to keep facial skin youthful and glowing
 but it envisions us with the prestigious elegance of the french riviera


next on the list of essentials ,  what puts the f in fabulous quicker than a pair
of over sized bold hollywood rimmed pair of shades
in style this season ,  cat eyes of the 50's and the round styles of the 70 's
either one a total must for protecting precious eyes from harmful uv rays


another needed essential now available ,  the adorable cover up for swim suits
 not only fantastic for protecting against over exposure to harmful rays
but easily can be worn from the pool to almost anywhere without changing .
style permitting of course !!


 the highest of essentials recommended to keep our bodies safe and healthy
 last but most important , sunscreens and lip balms spf 15 or above
 applied 30 minutes before exposure and reapplied every 2 hours or after getting wet


look hot while staying in style, soak up precious rays that promote feeling's of being alive
but  do so safely and stay healthy while doing it



 a goal : fill our globe with beautiful happy healthy people


staying young , looking beautiful and being healthy
what every girl loves


Friday, July 13, 2012

IT'S ALL IN YOUR PERCEPTION




you've heard it said there's a thin line between love and hate

to each his own the perception



if it is to be so ,  could you say love ever existed at all 
love of the deepest degree ,  self sacrificing .
or in a fuller sense a  
giving of the most precious of possessions ,  life itself 


 in striking contrast of the above description of love .
hate which can be defined as a passionate disliking
works deeply within the heart and mind ,
and can bring on actions from overtly avoiding
 to committing heinous crime .


questioning the statement or meaning of what is stated ,
could we express the " line " as possibly a turning ,
where love may at one time existed but is no more .


 better yet say,  perhaps may not ever existed at all .


 feeling's of love are not superficial as infatuation ,
the description as being an intense short lived passion .


it is so much more , an indescribable need of completing
 one's self with the being of another .
 involving deep emotion and
exhausting energies of heart , soul and mind .


being the case , with the giving of so much of one's self
 is there a need or expectation for something in return ?
could feelings of rejection or disappointment create  the "line "
when efforts go unnoticed or not immediately appreciated


 is love to be measured out or is there a limit on love
 could that amount determine where love stops and hate begins


or is the " line " simply a term contrasting between two feelings
love and hate
no incorrect answer
the statement and how it's perceived is simply up to you

                                                               barbara larque' sisneros

just a thought to ponder



Sunday, July 8, 2012

WHAT'S THE NAME OF THIS MOVIE ?







movie trivia

according to rotten tomatoes this film got a high 88% on the tomatometer
 box office grossed 53.6 million

remake of a classic 1957 western

my favorite line 

❝  i've been standing on one leg for three damn years ,
waiting for god to do me a favor and he ain't listening . ❞

this rancher struggles on his draught plagued ranch
amidst the harsh conditions of the arizona territory in the 1800 hundreds
hoping for a chance to save his land and family
he hires out to escort a notorious outlaw to justice
along the journey relationships develop and deepen
driven by the good of principle and personal integrity respect is granted
pride and admiration is won


another great line

❝ just remember your old man walked ben wade 
to that station when nobody else would . ❞

nothing like a great movie with family and friends



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

QUICK SUMMER SALADS THROW TOGETHER RECIPES



                                   

quick enough

just throw together a healthy summer salad



here's the plan
for a quick lunch or dinner
 cutting the calories
and making healthy choices 

you choice one from each list
drizzle with your choice of salad dressing


your choice of greens ❤ spinach ❤ romaine ❤ boston ❤ turnip ❤ collard ❤
 ❤ mustard ❤ kale ❤ boy choy ❤ dandelion ❤ endive ❤ radicchio ❤


your choice of nuts ❤ walnuts ❤ almonds ❤ pecans ❤ pumpkin seeds ❤
❤ sunflower seeds ❤ pine nuts ❤ peanuts ❤

  your choice of veggies ❤ carrots ❤ cucumber ❤ green pepper ❤
❤ broccoli ❤ cauliflower ❤ corn ❤ scallions ❤ grape tomato ❤


your choice of fruit ❤ raspberries ❤ apples ❤ strawberries ❤ grapes ❤
❤ blueberries ❤ cantaloupe ❤ mandarin orange ❤ mango ❤ papaya ❤    
❤  pomegranate ❤


photo of the lunch i threw together


bon app′etit good health to you with smiles シ

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DRY BRUSHING FOR HEALTHY SKIN






what girl doesn't love a beauty tip : 

 few minutes a day for healthier skin dry brushing



breaks up nasty toxin build up inside skin tissue cells
 and prepares them to be washed away

to increase circulation and stimulates lymph flow
with the added plus of exfoliating dead dry skin cells
 message skin with a dry natural bristle long handle brush 
gentle to semi firm circular motion on the legs , thighs and buttocks
tummy and sides of chest continuing over top of breast
 just under the collar bone and
  stopping just short of the center of the chest .

 never forget the importance of regular exercise routine
awareness of a healthy diet
and your recommended amount of water to keep your body hydrated .
little changes make a difference
good  health to you .

BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN YOU





quotes that bring out that special you


when someone does something good ......... applaud you will make two people happy   samuel goldwyn




 opportunities are all around
really there's nothing to it , why not try it 
let's start with a
  friend , family member or acquaintance 
whether it be simple , trivial or minute 
even more deserving
 something entirely done quite out of the ordinary 
 certainly that is well worth your recognition 


 how about a stranger
 make it a point to applaud a total stranger 
their capabilities , talents , potential or flair
which is totally unknown to you
 is what makes the whole experience unique
 either young or old , friend , stranger or foe
a simple gesture as a smile , hand or tip of the hat
be in charge , make it happen , brighten the day .  シsmiles

                                                                                             © 2012 barbara larque' sisneros

Monday, June 11, 2012

MAKE-UP CHOICES : WHO DOESN'T LOVE THEM





all about choices 

and we love them

our very own little shimmering pot of gold
luscious chocolates melts 
pearly tones of melons ,  passionate peaches
precious corals , rich caramels n coppers 
 sparkling sexy berries and luxuriant tempting greens   


these mineral shadows that can be applied to eyes 
 cheeks or body for a little shimmer of fun 



how do you choose which one you want





i'd have mega bucks
if i only had stock in just one of the 
cosmetic companies that supply beauty products for women . 
it's all about choices 
and we definitely make them
not one of us has only one of anything
we hoard cosmetic bags filled with make-up 

and throw in that free gift bag with a purchase 
seems to drive most girl's insane .

what girl's love 



Thursday, May 31, 2012

BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT .... HOW





beautiful outsides
start with healthy insides

are you drinking your daily dosage of water .


with hotter temperatures just ahead
and those extra hours exposing ourselves 
 to the most intense rays of that summer sun
we definitely need to be reminded
 to drink our daily dosage of water.
some individuals dose may be more than others
depending on physical activities .
 not thirsty, it's important to drink anyway .
at least eight to ten glasses daily 
some researchers report more .


the health benefits of hydrating the body far out weigh  
  the taste that so many complain about
so put down that sugar contaminated drink and indulge
in what going to make a phenomenal difference 
in your inward health as well as your outward appearance 


a hydrated body aids repair of and new cell growth 
carries nutrients into the blood stream
dilutes and removes toxins and waste from our body
aids metabolism  and eliminates  body fat .


signs of a dehydrated body include
excessive body fat , poor muscle tone , dry skin
 dull hair and brittle nails

so lets make it a point to carry a bottle of water 
without it we drink only when thirsty
with it we remind ourselves we need it to be healthy 
your daily dosage of water are you drinking it
we all need just a little reminder from time to time .

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

THE WORLD OF FRAGRANCE





what's your fragrance  




many girl's favor one
while other's can't seem to decide


the choices are endless when entering in the cologne  
department at your favorite retailer . 
beautiful bottles of all shapes ,  glass textures and sizes
the ingredients of each bottle displaying
 subtle to rich hues and heavenly aromas
packaged with fancy bows, lavished labels and extravagant tops
battling to capture your attention and influence your decision
for some the choice is fairly easy
 while others may take ample time to decide
enjoy the fuss ,  it's exclusively all for us .


" what girl doesn't love choices . "


now do you ................
 spritz , spray , splash or dab .  シsmiles
                           

Thursday, May 24, 2012

MAKE ME HAPPY W/A GREAT PAIR OF SHOES







a girl's and her shoes

" give a girl the right shoes
and she can conquer the world. "

 marilyn monroe




never under estimate a girl  
with a great looking pair of shoes .


we love our shoes
giddy by born

Monday, May 21, 2012

BEAUTY OF A ROSE

             

              
              

                          the beauty of a rose never dies



  
   preserving precious moments in life
 that we desire 
to forever hold close to our hearts 
the fondest of memories 
pressed deeply into the pages of our mind 
become as beautiful dried rose petals


                                             barbara larque' sisneros

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

INSPIRATIONAL WORDS OF A SONG







 inspiration in the beauty of a song


" i believe i can fly "
preformed by :  r. kelley


 i believe in the influence of music
 the power of positive thinking
the energy of gifted talent 
 and the ability to achieve potential change .


                               barbara larque' sisneros


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WOMEN OF COLOR AROUND THE WORLD

  




women of color 

are beautiful flowers in a garden .





 smiling upon his creation
so close to being complete
he brought forth a perfect bouquet 
with fragrances and colors so sweet .


he held it within his loving hands
and blew them to the wind 
 a loving gift of precious seeds
 now flourished earth's dry land .


within this garden that covers 
every corner of the globe
walks beautiful women of color
in which the world became clothed .


 absolutely every size and color
 personalitys and languages you meet 
are but a heavenly blessing from above
 that makes creation complete .


a gardner's story of creation with an artist's splash of color

written and prepared for you by : © 2012 barbara larque' sisneros

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

SPECIAL MOMENTS MEANT FOR SHARING






ten things i 'd miss if i didn't have you .

♥ appreciating those little moments ♥





waking up wrapped in your arms

the way you caress my hand in yours as we walk down the street

your gentleman way of reaching out to open a door for me 


those long unexpected sweet kisses
understanding without me saying a word

how you brush my hair back look into the eyes and wipe my tears away 


 your knowing when to prolong those intimate moments


snuggling close keeping me warm
that twinkle in your eye as you pat my behind


  precious moments together sipping wine and enjoying a simple sunset 







Wednesday, April 25, 2012

UNLEASH THE WILD SIDE







 what girl's love 

 is their make-up and plenty of it




    
leopard eye


what's the fun of having makeup  
if your not willing to play    

try this simple stunning eye look
 unleash the wild side for a night on the town


done in rich tones of browns sable and gold
spots are done with a brown sharp felt tip liner .  
in shapes of dots ,  half circles ,  and boom-a-rang's .   you know you have some of those cute little accessories that will complete the look.  

what ever you do 
 ♥ feeling fabulous because you deserve to be you.  

provide just for you by:  © 2012 barbara larque' sisneros 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

CINCO de MAYO A FIESTA WORTH CELEBRATING







          are you preparing  in celebrating cinco de mayo                                                   
5th of may


this year marks the 150 year anniversary  
the first celebration was held may 5 , 1862 when the mexican american community in california celebrated mexico's victory over the invading french in the battle of puebla .




celebrate with music ♥  food ♥  family and friends


menu

enchiladas
pinto beans w/ green chili salsa 
spanish rice and home made tortillas        
margarita pie
sangria


♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


enchiladas
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 c sliced green onions
1 to 2 T chili powder
2 10-ounce cans enchilada sauce    
1 1/2 garlic salt                                   
1/4 to 1/2 t pepper                              
2 T cooking oil
12 corn tortillas
1 c shredded cheddar cheese 
1 c shredded monterey jack cheese
sliced green onions
dairy sour cream ( optional )


  • cook ground beef and 1/2 c green onion till meat is brown and onions are tender. drain and add chili powder. cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • stir in "one" can of enchilada sauce ,  garlic salt and the pepper  simmer meat mixture  covered for 20 minutes , stirring occasionally.
  • meanwhile in a heavy 10 inch skillet heat cooking oil using tongs dip tortilla one at a time in hot oil for ten seconds or just till limp . drain on paper towels.
  • to assemble , spoon meat mixture onto each tortilla sprinkle with both the cheddar cheese and the monterey jack  (saving some of each  kind of cheese to garnish enchilada last 5 minutes of baking ). fold tortilla sides to overlap ; secure with toothpick .
  • arrange in a 13x9x2 baking dish . pour can of enchilada sauce over tortillas 
  • bake covered 350°oven for 20 minutes . uncover and sprinkle remaining cheese and bake 5 more minutes . garnish with sliced green onions . remove toothpicks before serving. serve with sour cream . make 12 servings


green chili salsa
1 large tomato chopped
1 small onion chopped
3 green onions finely chopped 
2 T finely chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
2 T white vinegar
1 T pickled jalapeno chili pepper juice


  • in a small bowl combine tomato , onions and chopped peppers. stir in vinegar and pepper juice. cover and chill for 3 to 4 hrs .



pinto beans

  • cover beans with hot water and let soak over night in a pressure cooker place beans with ample water to cover         salt and pepper to taste , bacon can be added for taste         cook on a medium heat for 45 minutes .                         jalapeno peppers if desired may be added to cooked beans 




spanish rice
2 t chopped onion
1  clove garlic minced
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 T shortening oil or olive oil
1 c uncooked rice
3 c canned tomatoes
1 T minced parley
salt and pepper



  • cook onions ,  garlic and celery in shortening or olive oil. add rice and brown lightly. add remaining ingredients . cook covered over low heat . after 15 minutes check , add water if necessary . cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed . serves 6 .





tortillas
2 c  masa
1 1/2 c water
tortilla press ( can be purchased in kitchen store )



  • mix together and knead into a firm but springy dough .  let rest for 30 minutes to an hour . break off an approximately 2" ball , place in between two sheets of plastic wrap and flatten in press . place on a hot griddle for 1 minute , flip and repeat with other side . reap the remaining dough . makes 6 - 12" tortillas .




margarita pie
purchased  9 inch graham cracker crumb pie crust

filling
1T gelatin
1/2 c lime juice
1/4 c tequila
1/4 c triple sec
1 pint whipping cream
1/2 confectioners sugar
6 to 8 drops green food coloring ( optional )


  • sprinkle gelatin over lime juice and dissolve it over hot water .when gelatin is dissolved in lime juice . add tequila and triple sec. refrigerate . whip cream until it thickens . add sugar to it , continue beating until there are soft peaks . refrigerate . when gelatin mixture begins to thicken or takes on a thin syrupy quality , beat it into the cream ( with food coloring ) . when they are well combined.  stop beating and spoon the mixture into pie shell . refrigerate .  before serving garnish with lime , whip cream and strawberries if desired . 




sangria
1 bottle red wine
1 lemon cut in wedges
1 orange cut in wedges
1 lime cut in wedges
1 T sugar
1 c raspberries or strawberries ( thawed or frozen )
1 small can diced pineapple with juice
4 c ginger ail



  • pour wine in pitcher squeeze fruit wedges into pitcher           add can of pineapples with juice                                             add sugar                                                                                   chill over night                                                                            add ginger ail , berries                                                            garnish with lemon , orange and lime wedges





            add music , games family and friends




SONGS MEANT FOR LOVERS








♥what girl's love♥

wishing on
 stars ♥ dreams ♥ rainbows


 for all the people who ever dream
♥ all the ♥
love  never done ♥ love yet to come


♥ songs with strong emotional ties ♥

Monday, April 16, 2012

GLIMPSES OF MORNING LIGHT







      thankful for what we have been granted  

             

          deep thoughts in which to ponder

glimpses of morning light

each and everyone can be 
thankful to count as precious those glimpses of morning light
that filters into our lives reminding us
 that today we have been granted
 additional priceless moments in which to design and refine the
purpose in which we have come to be.
rejoice in your gift




provide and written just for you by : © 2012 barbara larque' sisneros

   

 may you always cherish the deeper things 


      what girl's love generate a  grateful heart 





Wednesday, April 11, 2012

IN WHICH BOOK MAY I SEEK THE MEANING OF LIFE




                              



                            three elderly women                                     

                     chattering about the meaning of life 



                 three elderly women sat on an old wooden bench
                             under the shade of a tall oak tree
                          chattering about the meaning of life 
                 each carried a book that was opened on their lap 
                             but the titles i was unable to see 
                          with their voices they filled the park
                 as persuasiveness reckonings expressed in tones
                          that sounded quite utterly impressive
                yet i did not understand the words that they spoke  
                   is it all so complicated this subject i'm hearing
                             that in truth directly affects us all
                      in which book may i seek out the answers 
               to these questions that now lay heavily on my heart .
           provide and written just for you by : © 2012 barbara larque' sisneros


lessons learned in life photo