Archive | July 2012

Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Fish…THE WAY TO MY MAN’S HEART:)

I’m not a big cook, but when I do get in the kitchen, like anything else I do. I try to give 100%. So I’ll let the picture talk..

Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Fish

Sweet Plaintain

Mixed Steamed Vegetables

Mac & Cheese

 

SIGNED BUTTERFLY:

Broke up with Procrastination and boy was he upset!

So today I concluded that I’ve had way too much pregnancies and not enough fulfilled births of my dreams, visions and ideas. I’ve sadly went through way more abortions. I simply blamed this all on my ex-friend, “Procrastination”. He lied to me with dreams of just taking my time and letting my life just flow! That everything would be o.k, just sit back and wait. His close friend doubt always tagged along and made every word he said more true for me. They made my life a bit easier, less worrying and less time to take heed to my priorities. I don’t believe in having abortion with a real child, with life. Yet my life was constantly in the clinic. No care in the world. I’ve learnt this, if I choose not to birth the purposes God has given me. I will be sure to see someone else living out the blessings that was intended for me and the ones I care about! So far beyond myself, I decided for those who believe in me to let our friendship go. To move forward with a brand new attitude and brand new friends, Faith, Hope and Victory! Procrastination hasn’t taken this news so well and with his ingenious plan he came up with this, crashing my computer. Due to all the time spent with him, I haven’t backed up all my latest photos to my hard drive. So bye bye awesome shots! I felt crushed at first. My pictures are all like my kids, my heart shattered. But joy cometh through the grace of God and my husbands comforting words. So good try ex-friend, but this ride is over. I shall create even more beautiful memories and capture the essence of Christ better than I have before. He is that Great! I am ready Lord to have has many births as you have sown your seeds in me. Pregnant with all your wondrous purpose and can’t wait to see your glorious delivery of the manifestation of your truth being seen in my life. Thank you Jesus in advance.

SIGNED BUTTERFLY  

PINA COLADA—MY STYLE, MY FAVE SUMMER DRINK.

So occasionally when I have enough time, I enjoy making my homemade simple Pina Colada Drink.

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No measurement needed, Just blend all with ice and  love to serve about 2-4 people. You may use any rum, but I prefer to use Parrot Bay Coconut flavored rum. My secret ingredients is a tiny bit of nutmeg and a 1/2 of glass of white sweet wine ( I used Pinot Grigio white wine). Image

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I froze it after, just to really have that taste of a frozen Pina Colada….delicioso

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About Us:)

So we realized our “about me”, doesn’t really clarify who we are. So lets start with this. We are two female cousins, who act more like sisters and best-friends. We are in our early 20′s. We go by the names “Butterfly” and “Tulip”. Butterfly will be sharing mostly about her passion for photography, marriage, her relationship with Christ Etc. Mostly about her new role has a wife and living in NY. Tulip is a Awesome Mother of a beautiful 2 year old girl. Who will be sharing her experiences of being a single mother in the army and stationed in the beautiful Oahu, Hawaii. We are both Jamaicans! Yeah! We are Christians who love the Lord and our entire being revolves around  Christ and his call on our lives. We were inspired to start this blog to inspire others, to learn from others and to share new things we learn through our daily journey. We love our lives despite all our struggles and shortcomings. We hope you will be just has inspired and excited to go on this journey with us. We love living in God’s Promise Land. It’s pretty dope if you take the time out to enjoy it :)

 

Mexican Jamaica (Hibiscus) Drink

My new favorite summer drink……soooooo refreshing.

  • 2 oz dried Jamaica Hibiscus flowers*
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 6 cups drinking water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 cups ice (if you need to serve it immediately)
  • cut apples and blueberries ( or any fruits)

Preparation:

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add the spices (nutmeg or cinnamon if desired) and whisk for 1-2 minutes until spices are incorporated. Pour the liquid over the hibiscus flowers. Let the flowers soak in the water for about 20 minutes. Pour the liquid and flowers through a strainer into a large pitcher. Add in the sugar and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.

Pour in remaining 6 cups of water and taste for sweetness. Add more sugar or water if necessary.

To serve immediately, only add in 5 cups of water and stir in the 1-2 cups of ice and stir until it is ice cold.

Add fruits as desired to make more desirable.

The color and flavor of Jamaica Hibiscus is similar to tart cranberry with a subtle tea flavor in the background. When it is served ice cold, the tea flavor is almost imperceptible. It is also loaded with Vitamin C, so it’s good for you too! This version adds fruits to create a new taste.

 

SIGNED BUTTERFLY

Photo shoot in Jesus’ Promise Land

After a long and awesome day and the beach with my girls, while strolling home we came across a cute little garden and what I found in there was magical. It ignited in me the passion I have for photography and I was excited  and honored to be their photographer. Even though they had made no prior bookings. I agreed with them my fee would be priceless! Because simply being in His presence was enough!

So they agreed to the photo-shoot and gave me a tour in His Promise Land….Take a walk with me:) Take everyday to enjoy even a second of life…The beauty we can find in it is truly priceless. God is good and knows what we want, exactly when we need it. I needed this reminder of his promise to me, of his undying love for me, of his Grace towards me.

(THEOS EIN AGAPE)—-BUTTERFLY