Sunday, May 21, 2017

#Sunday | Time With God VLOG Episode 48: God is With Us and Supports Us #JesusCalling #BibleDiscussion



Happy Sunday! I hope you are well. Today is Story Time Sunday, Time With God, Episode 48. Today we will learn that God has overcome the World so that we may have Life but also abundant life. As we continue to read from the daily devotional of the year, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, turn with me to May 21, 2017 and follow along with the video below. 

We will discover that God wants to build a strong, solid, relationship with us. He wants to support us when we are feeling fantastic and also when times are tough and we feel down and out. However, it's not that easy when our minds are always trying to steer us back into our old ways of thinking and dealing with situations. In those times, we must redirect our minds back on God and spend time in His Presence.



These are the Bible scriptures that help us even more to understand this message:

Romans 8:31-32
♥ Micah 7:7




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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel #MascaraReview + Giveaway! (US) Ends June 1, 2017, 12AM/EST



Selena Thinking Out Loud recently received Maybelline's The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara in an Influenster Voxbox, along with some other complimentary Maybelline beauty products. I tried their 24K Nude Eye Shadow palette and liked many of the shades. 


I decided to try the mascara over the past three weeks to get a good feel for it. The Push Up Wing brush sweeps your lashes to the side, while lifting and plumping them from the roots. It fits nicely in your purse or makeup bag for on the go.





In the following video below, I share my overall experience using Maybelline's The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara: how to apply it, the unique applicator, and there is also a Giveaway


Now...the Giveaway!


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

#Sunday | Time With God VLOG Episode 47: Nothing is Too Hard for God #JesusCalling #BibleDiscussion



Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are having a lovely day if you are a mom or if you are celebrating with your mom. Today is Story Time Sunday, Time With God, Episode 47. Today we will be learning that there is nothing too hard for God. God wants us to embrace our weaknesses because that is when God shows us His Power. He works deeply with us when we are at our most vulnerable because we don't have it all together. 

In the daily devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, turn with me to May 14, 2017 and follow along with me in the video below as we go deeper into the message for us today.



These are the Bible scriptures that help us even more to understand this message:

♥ Luke 1:37
♥ 2 Corinthians 12:9





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Friday, May 12, 2017

Vegan Stuffed Peppers #Vlog #CookingatHome



Selena Thinking Out Loud decided to prepare some Vegan Stuffed Peppers for dinner, after getting some green peppers in our recent Farm Fresh to You organic produce box. If you live in California, you can get $15 Off your first box with coupon code SELE8487. I'm always excited to get my fruits and vegetables because they are fresh, locally-grown, at local farms, and I can come up with new recipes and meal ideas each week. I have been using the delivery service for 1+ years now.

Since transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, I enjoy cooking more at home. I find that the food seems a bit fresher and I rarely have upset stomach. That's always a plus. If you give this recipe a try, let me know in the comments below. I look forward to reading about your experience.



In the following video, I share a quick vlog of my cooking process. The recipe has been written out below as well.


Vegan Stuffed Peppers
Ingredients
3 Green Peppers, chop remaining tops for stuffing
1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Green Onions
2 Cloves Garlic
1 bunch of chard
1 pkg Yves Vegan Veggie Ground
1/2 C Pasta Sauce
1 C Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds (sit aside a portion for tops of green peppers)
Herbs and Spices, for seasoning

Instructions
PREPARE PEPPERS
1. Cut tops off peppers and remove all seeds. Then you can bake them a bit with
a little water in a pan, covered, for 10 mins in the oven. Then sit to the side.

PREPARE YOUR STUFFING
1. Boil your rice and sit to the side. 
2. In a saucepan, add extra virgin olive oil, garlic, green onions, chopped tops from the green 
peppers, and seasonings. Let soften and brown a bit.
3. Then add chard to the saucepan and let heat up with the other vegetables.
4. Add the Yves Veggie Cuisine, Vegan Veggie Ground, to the saucepan. Let it heat up with other 
vegetables.
5. Add pasta sauce to the saucepan and stir.
6. Add the daiya Cheddar Style Shreds to the saucepan and stir.
7. Let the stuffing mixture cool for 5 minutes before adding to the green peppers.

Bake at 375 and cover with a lid for aluminum foil for 20 - 30 mins, depending

on how quickly they become tender and the daiya Cheddar Style Shreds melt. 

Serves 3.

Enjoy!




Sunday, May 7, 2017

#Sunday | Time With God Video Episode 46: Learn to Trust God Like Joseph in the Bible #JesusCalling #BibleStudy



Happy Sunday! It's time for Story Time Sunday, Time With God, Episode 46. Today we will be learning how to trust God even when the odds are against us and we are only given tidbits of information from God. We will learn that even in the bad times, God wants us to trust His plan for our lives and keep ourselves in His Presence while on life's journey.

If you have your Jesus Calling daily devotional by Sarah Young, turn to May 7, 2017 and follow along with me in the video below as we go deeper into this message for us today.



These are the Bible scriptures that help us even more to understand this message:

♥ Genesis 50:20
Psalm 23:4





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Friday, May 5, 2017

My Outing to VegFest 2017 in Los Angeles #Vlog #VeganFestival



Selena Thinking Out Loud attended VegFest 2017, a vegan festival with food, LIVE bands, food demonstrations, discussion panels, health and wellness, and lots for the kids to do. It was a great way to get informed about living a vegan lifestyle without all of the hype, stigma, and misinformation.


Personally, I transitioned to a vegan lifestyle last year, after being a vegetarian for about 14 years. So it was good to get lots of information on products, foods, and other vegans' experiences. Initially, I thought that I would miss ice cream and cheese, which were my only "big 2", but I found that it was actually not a big deal at all. 

If you're curious about all of the happenings at the vegan festival, VegFest 2017, then check out my vlog below! 



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