inspiring things



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suburbanhearts:

chubbymuffin:

ski-to-be-free:

I want an arrow tattoo because of the quote: An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.

Omg 

this is actually so perfect 

suburbanhearts:

chubbymuffin:

ski-to-be-free:

I want an arrow tattoo because of the quote: An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.

Omg 

this is actually so perfect 

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thatkindofwoman:

You make me want to be woman.


Pure woman.
Curve of the hips, soft skin.
Silky hair, parted lips.
Dark eyes, slip of the tongue.

We’ll lay in bed in the morning light,
me breaking and mending my heart
to every characteristic of your face.

I’d talk when you’d want to keep silent.

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You write to find out what you believe.

Adam Phillips, from last night’s live Writers at Work interview at Live from the NYPL. (via theparisreview)
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White Chicken Chili, a Tipton Family Recipe

1c chopped onion

1 clove garlic, minced

2 (15 oz) cans cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained

1 (4 oz)can chopped green chiles, undrained

2 ½  c  chicken broth

1 ½  cups chopped cooked chicken

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp pepper

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp salt

1 cup sour cream

 

1. Sauté onion and garlic in small amount of oil or use cooking spray, cook till tender.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients except sour cream. Bring to a boil.

3. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

4. You can top with sour cream or stir it in at the end.

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Curry Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

2 teaspoons veg. oil

3 tablespoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 c. mirin (sweet rice wine) - we usually use regular wine if we are out of mirin or too cheap to buy it.

6 c. (1/2 in.) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 2.5 lbs)

6 c. chicken broth (we use veg. or better than bouillon)

2.5 c (1/2 in.) cubed peeled celeriac (celery root) - we just use celery

2 teaspoons thawed orange juice concentrate

1 teaspoon Siracha (this is where most of the heat comes from plus the curry, use less if you don’t like spicy)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 c. plain yogurt or greek yogurt for extra protein

2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ginger & garlic, saute 90 seconds. Add curry; cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add mirin; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 c. (about 4 minutes) Add squash, broth, and celeriac; bring to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender.


2. Place 1/4 of squash mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Pour pureed squash mixture through a sieve over a large bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids (we skip that part); Repeat procedure in 3 more batches w. remaining squash mixture. (we usually don’t blend everything. we like some solid pieces). Stir in orange juice concentrate, Sriracha, and salt. Dollop 1 tablespoon yogurt over each serving; sprinkle w. parsley. (if its too spicy just add more yogurt to your bowl. It balances things nicely!)


Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 c.)







Loaded Baked Potato Soup, an Adams Family Recipe

2 lb. bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

2 medium sized yellow onions (or white), chopped
16 Idaho potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 servings of better than bouillon (or 2 cubes of bouillon plus 2 cups water)
4 cups of water
1 tbsp. each, Salt & Pepper
1 pint ( 8oz.) heavy cream
1 bunch green onions
1 - 8 oz. package of shredded cheddar cheese


1. Cook the 2 lbs. of bacon over medium heat. Separate bacon from grease with slotted spoon. Place the bacon on brown paper bag to soak up excess grease. Leave some bacon crumbles and some grease in the bottom of the pan for the next step.

*To make this vegetarian, start by heating a little oil in the soup pot and go right to step 2.

2. Add the yellow onions and two handfuls of cubed potatoes to the soup pot. Sauté over medium heat until onions are soft, about 6 minutes. Mash the potatoes during this process as well.

3. Add remaining potatoes, celery, 2 servings of better than bouillon, 4 cups of water, and the salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat until potatoes are soft, about 25 minutes.

4. Then add 1/2 pint to 1 pint of heavy cream and mix evenly.

5. Continue to simmer over low heat until cream is warm all the way through, another 5 - 10 minutes.


6. Serve with chopped green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and bacon on top. 

Serving Size, 2 cups

Servings: 10 

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(Source: icanread)

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"I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem."
— Jaime Gil de Bieda
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250 SF house.

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I want a coffee table like this…

I want a coffee table like this…

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Stay in the Process

I forget that this is all part of becoming, how we each create our own legacy, and how we all learn and grow.



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The Attitude of Furniture

"My armchairs, sofas, and porch swings aren’t the only articles I recline into. My thoughts dwell in places I choose to go; my emotions hide in habitations I make for them…If the outer world–my physical house and my actual sofas–is a reflection of the internal world, then that must mean that my heart also longs for something beautiful, comfortable, creative, and personal.”

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