Have a wonderful morning!

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“There’s a saying in Tibetan “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength”. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose hope, that’s our real disaster” – Dalai Lama. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better”-Dalai Lama. Stay optimistic guys and everything will work out πŸ™‚

Monday morning inspiration

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“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak”-Audre Lorde “If you are not making notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances” -SAllie Krawcheck “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you” – Hillary Clinton

Tuesday morning inspiration

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“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life” -Louise Hay. “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe” – Leymah Gbowee. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement” – Hellen Keller

Monday morning inspiration

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“Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh#* out of option B” – Sheryl Sandberg “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in a right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped” – Melinda Gates

The power of your passion

“I believe it is important for everyone to find something they are passionate about. For me, it is team sports. When I was younger I became a synchronized swimmer. It taught me about teamwork, dedication, friendship, sacrifice, expression and probably every good quality that makes me who I am. I just loved the water and always felt safe there. If I had a bad day at school, or when my boyfriend broke up with me, or when my cat died, or when I was feeling stressed out, as soon as I jumped into that pool all those problems seemed to disappear. It was my outlet. I didn’t realize how important a role it played in my life until I stopped swimming when I was 18. Continue reading “The power of your passion”

Rustic homemade peach galette

I decided to make one of my favourite summer desserts this time – Peach Galette. This is a simple, honest and delicious recipe of galette, made with fresh yellow peaches tossed with some sugar, butter and vanilla. I have a love for home made crust; I make several batches of dough in advance, and just wrap them in plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer until needed. If you have never made homemade crust before, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make it. Make this peach galette while peaches are at their best πŸ™‚
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Versatile Blogger Award-Thank you

I hope that everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful summer. I have been very busy lately but finally I made some free time for my blogging community. I would like to thank one of my favourite bloggers – Auntie Doni, for nominating me for Versatile Blogger Award, I am so happy and humbled. Thank you very much!

If you wish to learn what is life in Hawaii like, to see some beautiful sunsets and scenery, to learn few Hawaiian phrases or to find many delicious recipes (cinnamon buns Β and chunky apple sauce are one of my favourite ones) then that’s the blog to visit πŸ™‚ –Β My kitchen in the middle of the dessert.

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empowerment quotes

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you’ll be criticized anyway. You will be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t” – Eleanor R.

“The giving of love is an education in itself” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Jam filled butter cookies

These cookies make perfect holiday gifts and sweet treats for someone special year-around. Bake a batch with ingredients you probably already have at home, and share them this weekend πŸ™‚ You won’t see it on this picture, but I have filled cookies with different types of jams (apricot and cherry) so it came out colourful and beautiful. Give it a try!
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