Current Happenings and Future Ones too / by Angela Fortin Washington

This fall has been a long one, and as the snow falls outside and everything is covered in white, I can't help but feel like maybe this is a good time for a new chapter in life and business. Snow has such a beautiful way of making everything look so clean and new..that is until the cars make it grey and slushy...but we will just pretend while that's not the case.


The past week I have gotten to connect with some of my family again which is so important to me and also reminds me of what is important in life. I turned 25 in October and it's crazy how much has happened and changed in such a short amount of time..I graduated from art school, I got married, I got two dogs, a house, my friends have had kids, loved ones have passed away, I started my business, and I have learned so much about myself and about the world. What I know more than ever, is that life is complicated, very very complicated, and not always easy-- which leads me to have even more appreciation and thankfulness that I can use what I do to encourage people to love themselves and love their life.

Ok ok, on a lighter note:

I am taking this small holiday break to try out some new recipes I've been saving up and let me tell you, so far, so good..and yummy. My latest recipe was a quinoa pilaf.


Here is the recipe:

2 tbs Olive oil

1/2 Red onion chopped fine

2 carrots (or in my case, about 8 baby carrots) chopped small

2 cups Vegetable or Chicken stock

1 cup quinoa (I use the tricolor quinoa from Trader Joes)

Directions- Put olive oil and onions in pan for 5 minutes, then add carrots for 3 more. Add stock and quinoa and let simmer for 15-20 minutes covered, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve :)

December: I have two snowy engagement sessions, Christmas lights twinkling outside, and cuddling with my hubby and my pups by the fireplace to look forward to. More on all of those later, but for now, I will be enjoying Thanksgiving with my family and lots and lots of stuffing!