just-yasmeen:

post + photography + graphic design by Norah Curlee

Toast can be a dangerous thing. Nine times out of ten it’s used only as a vehicle for butter, sugary jams/jellies….gobs of Nutella at two in the morning (we’ve been there and we know you have too). It’s time to turn your toast into a jet plane packed with beauty fuel cargo! Starting with a whole grain or sprouted grain golden brown piece of toast and adding sliced or mashed avocado is perfect as a quick breakfast, lunch or ideal at snack time. We’ve taken this tasty concept one…actually THREE steps further to show you some beautifying ways to top your avo-toast!

Before we get into these gorgeous toppers, let’s have a chat about the wonder ingredient that is avocado. This beautiful fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) is super rich in dietary vitamins A an E and is most beneficial to the skin. With concentrated levels of vitamin A, its like a natural retinol alternative which increases cell turnover. Studies have shown that avocado consumption can increase the amount of soluble collagen in the skin which translates to better skin repair. A.k.a a dream in reducing sun damage, hyper pigmentation and scarring. Chowing on plenty of avos can also improve signs of a dry scalp and help hydrate skin in general from the inside out.

So, we have our avo-toast doing all kinds of wonders for our skin. Now, what else can we add?

1. RADISH + EDAMAME: This combo is not only delish, but comes complete with a few beauty benefits of their own. Radishes have a high water content and lots of vitamin C which is nourishing for the tissues helping to keep your body hydrated. Hydration = best beauty benefit in the book. Edamame contains isoflavones which many studies have shown aid in the prevention of collagen breakdown…another skin friendly food!

2. EGG + TOMATOES: Tip! Eating your eggs with the yolk in tact {perfect poaching demo here} helps to preserve the nutrients as opposed to scrambling them where the high heat exposure lowers the benefits. Eggs are loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids which can be responsible for strong, healthy nails that won’t split every time you reach for your handbag. Tomatoes are packed with lycopene (what gives them their pigment) which is a powerful antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory that helps protect skin from environmental agents. That’s definitely a dynamic duo.

3. RED PEPPERS + OLIVES: Red peppers, like tomatoes also have lycopene (which we discussed and love) but they also have a unique ratio of vitamin A and C. This combo creates a huge antioxidant capacity which is very beneficial to your skin. Olives are rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that nourish, hydrate and protect the skin. Chief among those is vitamin E which has been shown to protect the skin from UV radiation. Basically a super tasty sunscreen!

"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."

— Sylvia Plath (via larmoyante)

(via celiacactus)

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Anonymous said: I wanted to see if you'd do a movie review of these movies, and what you think they're about? ~Breakfast at Tiffany's~The Graduate~500 days of summer~Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind~Wristcutters: A love story~

I will have to do a movie day, and get back to you on this. I usually have my face in a book a majority of the time! 

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tigerine said: Look for research universities near you; they might be able to download a copy because of agreements they have with other libraries.

I will try that! From what I have seen, a lot of univeristies have copies of the music, and mostly in the UK.

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WorldCat has 271 results for my great-grandfather’s music. My great-grandmother did not speak about him after he passed, and at the time my grandfather was very young, so we don’t know much about him. I keep trying to dig for any information, and I have found some. But I have no idea how to get a hold of any of this! 

WorldCat has 271 results for my great-grandfather’s music. My great-grandmother did not speak about him after he passed, and at the time my grandfather was very young, so we don’t know much about him. I keep trying to dig for any information, and I have found some. But I have no idea how to get a hold of any of this! 

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throwbacksongs:

Uncle Kracker - Follow Me

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alittlebitofpcos:

I actually received a message from someone saying I lack determination and motivation to not be the size of a fucking planet by using the excuse of a fake disease.

Let me clarify a few asinine assumptions.

  1. PCOS is not a disease. It’s a syndrome. It’s very real, with 1 in 10 women living from the syndrome. If you do not know a damn thing about PCOS, sit the fuck down and keep your mouth shut. Out of everything in that pitiful message, this is the only part that pissed me off. 
  2. If I lacked determination and motivation to lose weight, I probably wouldn’t be doing ANYTHING to improve my health. I work out daily, I follow a meal plan that is consists of fresh fruits and vegetables, with meat and a little bit of dairy. My progress is slow, on track, and I’m doing fucking fantastic when it comes to weight loss. 
  3. Saying things like the above to someone who is fat, well aware, and actively losing weight makes you look like a moron and fool.
  4. I shouldn’t even have to address this crap, because someone wanted a little boost to their self esteem while trying, and failing, to tear someone else down. Imagine if you said this to someone and it actually hurt? Don’t make asinine assumptions for a little boost because you’re a bitter and miserable person. If you say that to someone and it does affect them, then you may impact their life negatively and disrupt their progress. Insulting someone doesn’t give them motivation. Shaming someone is not going to induce weight loss, or give them a boost to get motivated. I think people fail to realize that it can make people think even less of themselves.

I lost three pounds in the past three weeks, which my doctor thinks is great. So shove that up your ass, maybe you’ll be a better person at the end of the day! Oh, newsflash, everyone deserves to love their body, even those who are in the process of losing weight. 

alittlebitofpcos:

My eyebrows can’t be tamed. Today is the day the hair is getting cut! Don’t worry, groomed those wild ones after I noticed.

alittlebitofpcos:

My eyebrows can’t be tamed.
Today is the day the hair is getting cut!
Don’t worry, groomed those wild ones after I noticed.