Autumn means soup

This picture is of my hearty bowl of ramen soup that I made for lunch the other day. I love when I get just the right angle in order to display the yumminess of what I am eating! Autumn is here and it’s time for soups galore again. I purchase a brand of ramen soup called “Mike’s Mighty good ramen” and it is insane good. I will saute some veggies such as onions, mushrooms, garlic and bok choy to add to my soup. I sometimes include a nice boiled egg, diced tofu or tempeh for protein. Then, once the noodles and broth have cooked, I will add carrots and green onion. When I say this soup tastes like something I’d order at a restaurant, I mean it!

This is totally comfort food at it’s finest. Good to the last drop and the broth has some spiciness which I savor.

There are quite a few other homemade soups I enjoy making such as split pea, lentil, potato, vegetable and minestrone. Take your time to make yourself some soul warming soup. It is delightful during this time of year, makes great leftovers and is delicious with crusty, buttery bread on the side to dunk in your soup. Thanks for reading and have a beautiful, relaxing weekend. πŸ™πŸΎπŸŒ¬πŸπŸ‚πŸŒΌ

Great Morning vibes

I am standing outside in the sunshine…watching a mama duck and her new babies swim around the lake. I’m listening to music and sipping on some coffee with cinnamon. It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, no rain! I hope to enjoy this day to the fullest. PeaceπŸπŸ‚πŸƒ

October Rain

We are still in the thick of hurricane season here in South Florida; thankfully we haven’t been hit…yet. But even still, it has been raining so much. Some days, the rain is calming and I find a good book or movie to watch along with the somber mood rain seems to bring. I love falling asleep to the sound of rain too, especially at night. The only thing I don’t like about the rain during these months is that my garden becomes overwhelmed. A few of my plants literally turned into soil soup as I watched golf ball sized raindrops pound at my potted plants nonstop. I’ll definitely be needing more soil over the weekend to replace what was lost. I’m sure it will be sunshine before long to balance out the incessant showers…October rain.

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Soul Flowers

Looking for some beautifully written poetry from your fellow blogger? If so, I would like to invite you (my lovely followers) to check out Soul Flowers. Soul Flowers is a compilation of some of my best poems that I’ve composed over the years. I hadn’t even entertained writing an Ebook and sharing my deepest self with the world! But, alas, I came to the point of no return with this accomplishment. Sometimes we go through this whole life without ever sharing ourselves and our gifts with the world. And that should not be. I knew I wanted to share and I also yearned to connect with other writers along the way, which I haveπŸ’« I am thankful for this lifelong journey. Writing has taken me to some beautiful places!

Currently, my books are enrolled in KDP select which allows them to be available to readers outside of the States! If you are interested, head on over to Amazon (books) and type in “Soul Flowers” by Lisa Artis. From that point, you will be able to purchase. Thank you in advance for your support!

Much love πŸ’œ

Something for the little ones

When my daughters were younger, we put a little Ebook together using their art and my words for poems. We decided to call it Spirals of Love and other poems for children.

This world is changing every day but what should always remain constant is reading to children. Within this book there are poems created just for them and warm pictures they can relate to. If you are looking for something sweet and special for a child, please check this book out for purchase! You may head on over to Amazon (books) and simply type in the title along with my name; Lisa Artis. No matter where you are located in the world, my book should be available for purchase! Thank you so much for your support.

Much Love.

Never Ending Story

Does anyone else feel like they are chasing summer by the tail!? I am having a hard time believing the summer flew by with barely a whisper. It was a very weird summer and we had to celebrate in new unique ways. It seemed that there was still creativity buzzing. We got busy with projects, maybe tried gardening for the first time and we waited to see and continue to wait and see how things will pan out in this seemingly never ending story.

There is still a lot going on, but we need to do our best to find moments of joy and really enjoy them. That is usually what summer feels are…joy, ecstatic joy. Hold on to it, no matter what.

Spend time in the sunshine reading a book or listening to music. Make your favorite morning drink and watch the sunrise. Count the stars (if you can see them) at night…Make an herb garden for the window sill, it is so sweet to look at and you can pinch off of it as needed.

I didn’t want to come off as ungrateful and complaining for how this summer has gone. So, I’m hoping that the tips I left prove to be helpful. If there is nothing else to remember it’s that we HAVE to stay grounded and strong; even if it’s something simple and just for us.