Frosty Tips

Floral & Nature

Morning frost.



Dark Berry Smoothie

Viviana's Kitchen

I love making smoothies. They’re delicious and nutritious (if you put good things in them).

This one features the following:

– frozen black cherries
– blackberries
– raspberries
– coconut water
– honey



TBT: Thanksgiving Leftovers Grilled Cheese

Viviana's Kitchen

This is the easiest Throwback Thursday all year!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Today I’m throwing it back to a photo I’ve never posted on this blog, but it’s a couple years old at least.

I absolutely love Thanksgiving leftovers for this sole reason: Grilled Brie, Cranberry & Turkey sandwiches. I could probably live off of this stuff for the rest of my life.

It’s made just like any other grilled cheese sandwich. Grab you bread slices, layer up some thin slices of brie, leftover turkey, and cranberry sauce (homemade over here!), top with your second slice of bread, and grilled it up. It’s amazing.




Combing through the archives again.

So the absolute coolest thing I found at the Dallas Museum of Art were the little flyer artifacts in the Ancient Mayan section. I remember walking around the room and saying to my mom “I WONDER IF THERE’S ANY ANCIENT AIRPLANE ARTIFACTS HERE” and then not even ten seconds later, I turned a corner, and there they were.

If you’re a fan of Ancient Aliens, you’ll know what these guys are. The museum had them labeled as “mythological creatures” but even if you take away any prior information that might be related to Ancient Alien Theory, can you honestly sit there and tell me that just because they’re decoratively designed and have faces, there’s not even a chance they could be airplanes? Birds don’t have tails like that. And ancient cultures often, and in other countries where there is still folk culture alive and well to this day, added decorative designs to their artwork.

Alas, here are the “mythological creatures” that are clearly gold sculptures of airplanes. Just sayin’.




I’ve been perusing my archives and was looking through my Dallas folder and found this photo.

I debated sharing this back in August/September, but decided against it.

But I’m sharing it now. This closeup is part of an incredible massive wardrobe with mother of pearl inlay work. It’s breathtakingly beautiful in person, but also on film.