A LIL’ Announcement…

Things have been more than a little quiet here on MyCasita.

Sit tight, I have an announcement to make.

After months of deliberation and thinking, I finally decided to…

redesign the site!

Yay! So whilst things have been rather quiet on the front end, a lot of things have been going on at the back end to ensure the new website is all I hope for it to be.

It’s taken a lot of Courage, Faith and self motivation. I am glad although slightly nervous and cannot wait to share with you wonderful readers, all that the new website will include.

The focus is more defined although it’s also expanding and my hope is that you all enjoy reading it as much as I love working on it.

I thought it’d be nice to share with you the moodboard and inspiration for the new site. The plan is to launch just in time for the festive season

Inspiration Board

Inspiration Board

It’s not completely quiet on our social media channels though,

Keep up with the behind the scenes and more on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Looking forward to the new site already!

xo xo

 

Tola

 

Did you hear?

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It’s been a bit, I know! but I’ve got some exciting news to share today!

The ladies behind The Everygirl, Alaina and Danielle are in London this weekend and have teamed up with London Levo (Levo League‘s London Chapter) to co-host a nice get together on the evening of Sunday the 20th of October.

Get excited people!!!

Starting at 6 pm, the event will hold at

Longford’s Bar, Melia White House, London
Albany Street, Regent’s Park, London NW1 3UP
(Closest Underground Station is Great Portland Street on the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines.)
Please email: TEGinLondon@gmail.com to RSVP (they need to have an idea of numbers!)

Grab a friend and tell a colleague, Sunday evening is going to be fun!

I hope to see you all there.

Have a good weekend,

Tola

 

Monday Mindset: Focus on be-ing

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J-crew pumps are nice and so are the newest coloured Revas.

However with all these material acquisitions, academic accolades and career/business achievements, who exactly are we becoming?

I once heard a wise person say, in life, focus on being, not on having; When you focus on being, you will HAVE! This person was simply emphasizing the importance of quality over quantity. Virtues are oh so important, and with the pursuits of daily life, can be easily ignored. It should not be so.

being not having

Ask your self this question daily, who am I becoming? Exactly what direction are my thoughts and actions leading me to.

Focus on being, not on having, for when you are the right quality of being, you will have even more than what you think you desire.

Have an amazing week!

   xo xo

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Tribal Decor

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The tribal trend rocking the fashion world has steadily made it’s way into interiors. Everyone from Burberry to ASOS has done a funky print collection.

Tribal Fashion

source {L&R :Burberry Prorsum, Centre: pretty lady in tribal print pants}

The world of interiors thankfully is not one to be left behind. Someone once said interiors is a reflection of an individual’s personal style and I totally agree. It’s basically how you choose to decorate the way you live.

For the brave and eclectic at heart, this trend provides the opportunity to decorate to their heart’s content (literally!). From Geometric prints, to Aztec and all other forms of African wax prints, there is a rising desire for interiors beyond the norm. I mean just the other day, I visited Holborn based store, The Dark Room and I met a neuroscientist trying to decide which printed cushion to purchase for his new flat. I’m telling ya, prints are here to stay.

Here’s a round up of a few tribal inspired decor I have my eyes on,

Tribal Decor

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Have you bought any tribal inspired prints recently?

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xo xo

T

MyCasita Living: Pancakes

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No food screams the weekend like Pancakes. For me, pancakes are the ideal breakfast of choice to kick off a nice, relaxing weekend. That said I can eat pancakes at any time of the day and I likely have had pancakes for dinner as many times as I have had them at breakfast or brunch.

American Style Pancakes

Pancakes drizzled with Golden Syrup, Sausages, Strawberries, and Eggs

I much prefer thick American style pancakes. Here’s my go-to recipe by Martha Stewart (of course adapted/ slightly revised MyCasita style)

Basic Pancakes

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for greasing griddle or pan.
  • To serve: a handful of Strawberries or 2 bananas
  • Golden Syrup or Maple Syrup

Place an oven proof dish into a warm oven (at 50 degrees).

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add in the egg, milk, and 2 tablespoons of the butter. Whisk from the center, slowly incorporating the flour. Rest the batter for 10 minutes.

Heat a large well-seasoned pan or favorite griddle over medium-high heat. Swirl the remaining tablespoon of butter in the pan (or use oil to coat the griddle) and immediately pour in 1/4 cup or a ladle full of batter for each pancake. When bubbles rise to the surface, flip the pancakes, slightly reduce the heat, and cook until the bottoms are golden and the centers are cooked, about 1 minute. (Rarely does the first pancake work because it takes a bit of time to get in the groove with the heat, fat, and batter.)

As the pancakes come out of the pan or skillet, place them on the warm platter in the oven until ready to serve. Serve a stack of 3 pancakes, topped with more butter, strawberries and the maple or golden syrup.

Pancakes

Pancakes three ways

 

I hope you are having a lovely August weekend!

 

xo xo

 

T

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