Belated Motivation Monday + New Tunes Tuesday

Since I opted to share a Cinco de Mayo recipe instead of doing Motivational Monday yesterday, I wanted to make it up to you by doubling up today! So here is your weekly motivational AND a new song that has me ready for summer!

I'm definitely guilty of this but I'm working on it!

I’m definitely guilty of this but I’m working on it!

 

 

What’s your favorite new song?

Fave Five Nadia

Easy Margarita Cake Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Today I wanted to share a simple recipe for a fun, tasty margarita cake that you can bring for today’s celebrations! easy margarita cake for cinco de mayo

Ingredients:

  • Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Lemon Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 limes
  • Mini tequila bottle or 1/2 cup of tequila
  • Vanilla Whipped Frosting

Directions:

In a bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs, oil, water, tequila, and juice of 1 lime. Then pour into greased cake pan and bake on 350 degrees for 32 minutes. Once cake has cooled, cover with vanilla whipped frosting and use the extra lime to decorate.

Enjoy! What’s your favorite Mexican-themed homemade dessert?

Miss Delish Nadia

DIY Flower Wall Art

Would you be surprised to hear this floral masterpiece was made of coffee filters? Yup, that’s right – coffee filters! Here’s how you can re-create it.DIY Flower Wall Art Nadia

Supplies:

  • Hula Hoop
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Package of Coffee Filters
  • 1 Muffin/Cupcake Liner
  • Gold Spray Paint

 

Directions:

Remove the coffee filters from their packaging and flatten them out by laying a heavy object on top of them. For example, I used an old Dictionary to straighten them out.

While that’s happening, in a well ventilated area, lay the muffin liner on newspaper and spray with the gold spray paint from a safe distance. Make sure its covered evenly and leave to dry thoroughly.

Next, lay the hula hoop on newspaper and begin to hot glue the coffee filters to the center of the hoop and follow it all the way around. Once you’ve covered the hoop, begin to circle in and glue the next set of filters to the center of the first round. Continue to circle/spiral in until you get to the center and have nothing but a small hole remaining. This is where you will hot glue the gold muffin liner to make a center for your flower.

Leave laying down to completely dry and set. To hang, simply use 2 thumbtacks. Voila!

 

How did yours come out? Send me pictures!

Miss Martha Nadia

 

New Tunes Tuesday

Continuing our week with a new blog each day, today’s blog will share a new song I’ve discovered that I love. Today’s song comes to us from a touching scene in “The Other Woman” – I won’t spoil it for you by describing the scene but it was a beautiful moment highlighted by this amazing song. I hope you all enjoy it and that it’s able to lift your spirits today!

What’s your favorite feel-good, inspirational song?
Fave Five Nadia

Introducing: Motivation Monday

Hello Modern Marthas!!! This week we are going to roll out new, daily topics. Starting with Motivation Monday! Each Monday I’ll share a new phrase, saying, quote, etc. that I found inspirational in helping me reach whatever goal I have for the week.

Whatever goal you have for yourself this week, I hope you find today’s image motivational. It certainly spoke to me and situations I’m currently going through.

good for great

What’s your favorite motivational saying?

Fave Five Nadia

Fashion Friday: Midi Rings

Midi RingsHave you jumped on the midi ring train yet? What’s stopping you? For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about – midi rings are rings that are designed to stop above the knuckle on your fingers.

This is probably one of my favorite accessory trends right now, it’s so fun to layer a bunch of different rings together and decorate your fingers. I found most of my midi rings on Etsy for under $7 for sets of 3 or more. I will say as a person that doesn’t normally wear rings, it felt strange the first few times, but now I forget that they are even on. My favorite right now might have to be creating the chevron design with multiple rings.

What’s your favorite midi ring?

Miss Fashionista Nadia

Fave Five: Tunes Tuesday

Everyone needs a pick me up during the work week. For me, nothing can change my mood like good music. Here are my fave 5 feel good picks for our first edition of Tunes Tuesday.

1. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams

2. “The Man” – Aloe Blacc

3. “Explosions” – Ellie Goulding

4. “On Top of the World” – Imagine Dragons

5. “Not a Bad Thing” – Justin Timberlake

What is currently on your playlist?

Fave Five Nadia