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mortar & pastel: Rx

Chief Complaint: Patient states significant other had the same symptoms for a week and was found dead this morning.

Spooky Case Report

The following case report was inspired by a patient. The gender, age, and race have been left out to protect patient personal health information. This case report is intended to have a discussion a…

Mortar & Pastel's Favorite Pharmacy Applications

Favorite Pharmacy Apps

ASCVD Plus: Good tool to have when calculating a patient’s 10-year risk and adjusting therapy to make an impact on their risk. Medscape: Has good articles, latest guidelines, drug prici…

Two recent studies, one of which was cut short due to the positive outcomes of the first study; are changing the way “wake-up strokes” are treated. The mainstream and drug of choice for acute ischemic strokes is TPA. TPA is a clot buster, or as I like to call it “a little clot bomb”. TPA initiates local fibrinolysis by binding to fibrin in a thrombus and converts entrapped plasminogen to plasmin.

Two Clinical Trails are Changing the Way “Wake-up Strokes” are Treated

Two recent studies, one of which was cut short due to the positive outcomes of the first study; are changing the way “wake-up strokes” are treated. The mainstream and drug of choice for acute ische…

March Currently: STOP Panic-shopping

March Currently: STOP Panic-shopping

Well, its March and the media’s new favorite buzz word is “coronavirus COVID-19” and I couldn’t be more over it! I wrote a blog post over on House of Lilac about COVID-19 and how we need to all rem…

Here am with the new memes collection in hindi/english for you guys. Today am gona show to Top 24 latest trending funny memes march Memes in hindi

Friday 5: Things on My Wishlist

1- Rent the Runway Just when I thought Rent the Runway couldn’t outdo itself, RTR was like “hold my drink”. They revamped their subscription memberships. My RTR Update membership …

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the healthcare community and consumers about medication safety. In their September issue they included ten medication safety tips for hospitalized patients. Their number one suggestion was to keep an up-to-date medication list and know your medications. I might be a little biased about this, but I too agree that this is the most important thing a patient can do.

Medication Safety

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the healthcare community and consumers about medication safety. In their September issue …

mortar & pastel: test kitchen

I came across the slutty brownie one night in pharmacy school and my life has forever changed for the better. I often treat my co-workers to these life changing brownies and there’s never a crumb left. Pharmacy School, Change Is Good, Life Changing, First Night, Brownies, Pastel, Treats, Desserts, Blog
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Slutty Brownies

I came across the slutty brownie one night in pharmacy school and my life has forever changed for the better. I often treat my co-workers to these life changing brownies and there’s never a c…

quick and easy weekday lunch or dinner option Naan Pizza, Garlic Naan, Dinner Options, Test Kitchen, Oven Baked, Cherry Tomatoes, Vegetable Pizza, Pesto, Lunch
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Test Kitchen: Naan Pizza

If you don’t know what naan is, please RUN to your nearest supermarket and have your mind blown. Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines mainly of Iran, India, Western …

To say that I’ve been a bit obsessed with trying to replicate my favorite childhood comfort foods in the Insta Pot is an understatement. Why the instapot and not the old fashion way, you ask… because ain’t nobody got time to be in the kitchen all day while working a full time job.. Comfort Foods, Old Things, Childhood, Pastel, My Favorite Things, Kitchen, Blog, Fashion, Arroz Con Pollo
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Arroz con Pollo

To say that I’ve been a bit obsessed with trying to replicate my favorite childhood comfort foods in the Insta Pot is an understatement. Why the instapot and not the old fashion way, you ask… becau…

My aunt makes the best chicharo and I tried to mimic her recipe as best as possible. I can still improve on my recipe before sharing it here, but this one by The Hungry Cuban is a classic and a good starting off point. My Recipes, Soup Recipes, Split Pea Soup Recipe, Lentil Soup, Cuban, Lentils, Aunt, Classic, Ethnic Recipes
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Potaje de Chicharo

Is burning lentil soup on the insta pot a bad omen? -asking for a friend A few weeks ago while cleaning the Instant Pot, the pressure valve fell out. I didn’t think much of it and just placed it ba…

A coworker shared this recipe with me for a quick weeknight soup. I waited for a cold front and put this recipe to work! I couldn’t find cornstarch at trader joes, so I modified that step and instead puree the soup in my ninja. I paired the soup with a classic grilled cheese. It satisfied all my coldish night warm soup cravings.

Broccoli + Cheddar Soup

A coworker shared this recipe with me for a quick weeknight soup. I waited for a cold front and put this recipe to work! I couldn’t find cornstarch at trader joes, so I modified that step and…

This stuffing recipe isn’t ground breaking or revolutionary, but it might make your Cuban grandmother purse her lips. She’ll approve of it, but won’t ever tell you. Stuffing Recipes, Fresh Bread, Cuban, Told You So, Pastel, Lips, Purse, Make It Yourself, Ethnic Recipes
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Stuffing

I’ve tried and gracefully failed at making stuffing for the past two years! I learned a lot from my mistakes. For instance, I’m not at the level to use fresh bread in my stuffing. Stick…

tested out my favorite chili recipe on the instant-pot My Favorite Chili Recipe, Chili Recipes, Instant Pot, Meal Prep, Pastel, Meals, Blog, Cake, Meal
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Chili

Fall weather hasn’t seemed to make its way down south just yet, but nonetheless I’ve decided to make chili this week. I came across this recipe in grad school and would make it for my r…

The kind your Cuban grandmother wouldn’t approve of Meal Prep For The Week, Ground Turkey, Pick One, Cuban, Prepping, Snack Recipes, Pastel, Dishes, Blog
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Weekly Meal Prep

This weeks meal prep was inspired by my need to take a break in the kitchen. I asked E to pick one staple protein we can use various ways throughout the week. We decided on ground turkey aka millen…

more like a vaca frita easy meal hack! Cuban Dishes, Meal Prep For The Week, Flank Steak, Food Hacks, Prepping, Easy Meals, Pastel, Chicken, Blog

Weekly Meal Prep

This weeks meal prep was once again inspired by my need to take a break in the kitchen. Our staple protein will be a whole chicken. Vaca Frita is a Cuban dish consisting of fried and shredded skirt…

these are inspired by Taylor Swift Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Meal Prep For The Week, Pumpkin Spice, Taylor Swift, Spices, Pastel, Inspired, Desserts, Blog
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The year was 2012, Taylor Swift had just released her Red album and was hosting private album listening sessions in her various homes. Clearly my invitation got lost in the mail. There are photogra…

mortar & pastel: home

My girlfriend and lovely editor (read grammar police) once made a comment to me about how her boyfriend’s standard for home decor was Wal-mart. I responded with a quick “challenge accepted”, and proceeded to send her all the cute decor items wally-world has to offer. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Drew Barrymore has a collection with Wal-mart. These were too cute not to share with the readers of Mortar & Pastel.

Spring Home Refresh

My girlfriend and lovely editor (read grammar police) once made a comment to me about how her boyfriend’s standard for home decor was Wal-mart. I responded with a quick “challenge accepted”, and pr…

There has been some buzz and speculation about why millennials are obsessed with collecting house plants (here and here). For me, it is the joy, gratification, and minimalist aesthetics that comes with how a plant changes the vibe of a room. Watering my plants on Sunday morning has become part of my weekly routine. I walk around my home and check in on my plants while drinking my morning coffee. Sunday Morning, Morning Coffee, Water Me, House Plants, Drinking, Plant Leaves, Routine, Aesthetics, Minimalist

House Plants 101

There has been some buzz and speculation about why millennials are obsessed with collecting house plants (here and here). For me, it is the joy, gratification, and minimalist aesthetics that comes …

How to Host a Galentine’s Brunch Good Excuses, Me As A Girlfriend, Girlfriends, Champagne, Brunch, Things To Come, Pastel, Table Decorations, How To Plan
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How to Host a Galentine’s Brunch

Galentine’s Brunch is always a good excuse to gather all the girls and sip on champagne while catching up. My girlfriends have always opted to take turns hosting at home. I thought I’d share what g…

While everyone was amazed by Marie Kondo tidying up skills on netflix, I was all like “been there, been doing that!” If an organized junk drawer isn’t I don’t … Junk Drawer Organizing, Home Organization, Uggs For Cheap, Marie Kondo, Tidy Up, Markers, Styling Tips, Netflix, Pastel

Home Organization 101

If you have the pleasure of knowing me personally or if you’ve had the privilege of sharing a home with me, you’d know that I am passionate about organization. I may or may not have organized rooma…

Deck the Halls Christmas Wreaths, Christmas Cards, Christmas Ornaments, Deck The Halls, Garland, Pastel, Joy, Seasons, How To Plan
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Deck the Halls

Decorating the house for Christmas brings so much joy to my heart. Last year I came across a natural fern garland at Trader Joes and can’t picture another holiday season without natural fern.…

$20 for a shelf??? need I say more???

DIY Laiva Ikea Hack

Does anyone else get excited when ikea updates the show room?asking for a friend This would be the third time I move furniture around in the office. I started out by placing the desk in the middle …

Different table setting options for thanksgiving Setting Option, Styling A Buffet, Thanksgiving Table Settings, Large Plates, Pastel, Tableware, Blog, Cake, Dinnerware

Thanksgiving Table Setting

I took away the skeletons from halloween and added fall foliage leaves to the table. Feel free to take from the following options what you like and what will work for your guest. Keep in mind if th…

Trick or Treat Fall Decorations, Trick Or Treat, Happy Halloween, Pastel, Treats, Blog, Sweet Like Candy, Cake, Goodies
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Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween everyone! This year we decided to dress up as the skeletons. I’ll be staffing an evening shift in the emergency room (wish me luck), which leaves the hubs alone at home to fen…

how to refresh a bathroom without a renovation Building A Fence, Good Bones, My House, Pastel, Bathroom, Blog, Diy, Home, Washroom

DIY Guest Bathroom

When we first moved into the home my husband put an offer on while I was sleeping (more on that later) the only immediate change we did was to build a fence. I knew right from the start that the ho…

how to decorate your home for fall, without breaking the bank Fall Home Decor, Autumn Home, Candlesticks, Decorating Your Home, Things To Come, Pastel, Blog, Etsy, Vintage
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Fall Home Decor

When it comes to pumpkins, I’m drawn to the pale green, white and gray ones. For the sake of tradition I throw in a few classic orange pumpkins. I like to bring out my vintage brass candle sticks I…

mortar & pastel: lifestyle

This may come as a surprise to some, but I actually planned my entire bachelorette party. For those of you who have the pleasure of knowing me personally, this is no surprise. I always knew my bachelorette party would be in Mexico, because Lauren Conrad had her’s there and I obviously had to follow suit.

Final Fiesta

This may come as a surprise to some, but I actually planned my entire bachelorette party. For those of you who have the pleasure of knowing me personally, this is no surprise. I always knew my bach…

How to Style Bud Vases Flower Subscription, Bud Vases, Peonies, Lilac, Candle Holders, Workshop, Pastel, Candles, Table Decorations

How to Style Bud Vases

I took a peonies bud vase styling workshop at House of Lilac and realized that a bud vase is the most understated arrangement. The ladies at HOL were nice enough to share a “bud vase workshop…

How to Style a Small Flower Arrangement Small Flower Arrangements, Small Flowers, Bud Vases, Lilac, Bouquet, Pastel, Table Decorations, Blog, House

How to Style a Small Flower Arrangement

I’s shared a few blog post on how to style everyday flowers throughout the home to elevate the every day. ( here, here, here and here ) In this blog post I’ll be styling a small arrangement with the flowers from my House of Lilac double bouquet subscription. I used a few flowers to style three bud vases and demonstrated a “bud vase how to” in this blog post. If your local and would like your very own HOL bouquet subscription or flowers you can use my referral code to get 15% off.

My little fur-babies turn two. Bruce and Wayne are from the same litter, but couldn’t be more different. Their favorite hobbies together included destroying “super chewer toys,” uprooting the garden and eating socks. Terrible Twos, Fur Babies, Hobbies, Pastel, Socks, Garden, Blog, Cake, Garten

Terrible Twos: HBD Bruce + Wayne

My little fur-babies turn two. Bruce and Wayne are from the same litter, but couldn’t be more different. Their favorite hobbies together included destroying “super chewer toys,” uprooting the…

Wow, was January a hard year or what?! I spent much of the month reflecting back on the prior year and really trying to choose my mood for 2020. I’m trying to be more present, less stressed and more willing to relinquish some control.

February Currently: Spinning Craze

Wow, was January a hard year or what?! I spent much of the month reflecting back on the prior year and really trying to choose my mood for 2020. I’m trying to be more present, less stressed and mor…

Happy Valentine’s Day Floral Wreath, Pastel, Wreaths, Table Decorations, Day, Blog, Home Decor, Cake, Decoration Home
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Happy Valentine’s Day

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How I styled my House of Lilac Double Bouquet at Home My House, Lilac, Style Me, Bouquet, Pastel, Table Decorations, Flowers, Blog, Home Decor

Flowers

How I styled my House of Lilac Double Bouquet at Home

peloton app, beauty pie and target finds

Friday 5

Has anyone heard about the Peloton app? My co worker recently joined and can’t stop raving about it. Currently Peloton is letting you try the first 30 days for FREE! I currently have this spi…

Friendsmas is a great opportunity to spread some holiday cheer with friends before everyone gets too busy with family events. Gift exchanges such as white elephants or secret santa can be done during this gathering.

Friendsmas

Friendsmas is a great opportunity to spread some holiday cheer with friends before everyone gets too busy with family events. Gift exchanges such as white elephants or secret santa can be done duri…

what to do with your federal flexible spending account extra funds

5 Creative Ways to Spend your FSA

It’s December 31, the clock strikes midnight, everyone is cheering and ringing in the new year, when all of a sudden you realize you just gave the government all your FSA money...

In the span of 24 hours we turned over our guest room from hosting friends to in-laws. We also got asked to host christmas morning. My husband and I don’t taking hosting likely, we tend to be a bit extra. Nonetheless, we enjoyed ourselves and I think our families did as well. Christmas Morning, Have Time, Guest Room, Families, Pastel, Husband, Friends, Holiday, Blog
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Holiday Recap

Did anyone else have time to stop and smell the roses between thanksgiving and new years eve? -asking for a friend In the span of 24 hours we turned over our guest room from hosting friends to in-l…

I started off the year by getting my hands on a Start Today journal from the RachelHollisxTarget collection.

January Currently

Books I’m listening to: “Dear Girls” by Ali Wong had me both crying and laughing at the same time. I’ve enjoyed Ali’s comedy since watching her “Baby Cobra” special on Netflix (I tell everyone to w…

  Pastel, Table Decorations, Flowers, Blog, Home Decor, Cake, Decoration Home, Room Decor, Florals
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New Year, Same Flower Obsession

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-Pick a theme that doesn’t clash with the tree and overall Christmas decor -Pick accessories that match the wrapping paper -Elevate the gift tag by added an ornament, bell or greenery

Gift Wrapping

Each year I carefully search for a gift wrapping theme that calls to me the most. Since I keep the tree and decor around the house pretty neutral, I’m able to play around with the wrapping mo…

Now we look forward to just getting one big/funny/creative gift. My family enjoys giving away spoilers about how awesome their white elephant gift is and how everyone is going to be fighting over it. Gift Exchange, White Elephant Gifts, Creative Gifts, Giving, Gift Guide, Pastel, Gift Wrapping, Big, Awesome

White Elephant Gift Guide

Last year I convinced my family to do a white elephant gift exchange instead of getting everyone individual gifts. I was the go-to gift shopper since gift giving is my love language. Which me…

How to host a friendsgiving Thanksgiving, Pastel, Eat, Holiday, Blog, Cake, Vacations, Thanksgiving Tree, Holidays

Friendsgiving

How to host a friendsgiving

Flowers: a love language Lilac Flowers, Love Languages, Floral Wreath, Bouquet, Pastel, Joy, House, Style, Dwarf Lilac
Floral Wreath

Flowers: a love language

As a member of House of Lilacs Flower club, you receive many perks. I’ve taken a couple flowers workshops to learn more about flowers and how to style them. When they launched their flower bo…

October Currently

Book I’m listening to The Cactus by Sarah Haywood on audible Podcast I’m listening to Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier Rise + Rise Together Podcast by Rachel and Dave Hollis Goal Dig…

mortar & pastel: style

Last month I shared a few spring outfit ideas on the blog. This month I’m focusing on a specific statement hue…BLUE. Not sure why every spring all the fashion magazines insist on blue being the “it color”, but I ain’t complaining. I’ve enjoyed having my Infinitely LOFT subscription because it allows me to constantly swap out and add new statement pieces to my closet.

Infinitely LOFT: Blue Hues

Last month I shared a few spring outfit ideas on the blog. This month I’m focusing on a specific statement hue…BLUE. Not sure why every spring all the fashion magazines insist on blue b…

A great perk of the RTR Update membership is the discounts (25% off) on additional rentals. I have a few weddings coming up in the spring and thought I’d share some looks I’m considering. RTR has a “wedding guest dresses” category which makes finding dresses easy.

RTR Looks: Spring Weddings

A great perk of the RTR Update membership is the discounts (25% off) on additional rentals. I have a few weddings coming up in the spring and thought I’d share some looks I’m considerin…

'Sweater weather forever' enamel pin (Hide and Seek Clothing). Infp, Sweater Weather, Mabel Pines, Remus Lupin, Latest Albums, White Aesthetic, Aesthetic Images, Aesthetic Art, It Goes On

French Tuck vs. Bra Tuck: A 3-Step Tutorial

Easy sweater-tuck tips for a fashion-girl look

  Pleated Skirt, Midi Skirt, Madewell Boots, Mom Jeans, Skinny Jeans, Fringe Sweater, Striped Jeans, Daily Look, Dot Dress

Spring Outfits

Whats currently in my Infinitely Loft “on-the-rack” midi skirt shimmer dot dress pleated skirt black skinny jeans striped fringe sweater flare-crop jeans velvet blouse What I rented fro…

how to use Rent the Runway to elevate your winter wardrobe

Sweater Weather

Winters in Miami go a little something like this: Morning: low 60sAfternoon: high 80sEvening: 100sNight: low 60s Make sure to dress accordingly! The key to dressing for all these temperatures in a …

While all your primas are running around Miami trying to find the perfect outfit to wear to Thanksgiving, you’re at home chilliando because you have Rent the Runway. Side-note: please tell me you read that last sentence in your best “Sh*t Miami Girls Say” voice… pero…. like

Sala Approved Thanksgiving Outfits

Sala: a large or important room or hall especially : one used in a home for the reception and entertainment of guestsMerrian-Webster While all your primas are running around Miami trying …

Read about how I use my Rent the Runway subscription throughout the month of October Rent The Runway, Fall Weather, Autumn Inspiration, Lace Skirt, Style Me, October, Pastel, Plaid, Legs

RTR October Round-up

In a prior post, I shared my fall inspiration. Now I’ll be sharing how I styled my Rent the Runway items during south Florida’s lovely “fall” weather. I paired the plaid str…

Read about how I used my Infinitely Loft subscription throughout the month of October October, Pastel, Loft, Cake, Lofts, Crayon Art, Attic Rooms, Melting Crayons, Mezzanine
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Infinitely Loft October Recap

The Infinity Loft membership works a bit differently than the Rent the Runway one. It’s three items at a time, unlimited. The catch is that you don’t get to select which three items you…

fall inspiration using rent the runway and infinitely loft clothing rental subscriptions

Fall Inspiration

These are the items I have saved to my Rent The Runway fall inspiration favorites folder. I currently have the RTR Update membership which is four items per month for $89. You can use the following…

mortar & pastel: wedding

I ended up going with a rather traditional gift of silk robe and coffee mug. I searched high and low for the perfect bathrobe. The robe needed to made out of good quality material, not be transparent and be long enough. I choose to purchase the robes from “To Happily Ever After” Etsy shop. I made sure to customize the robes with their names for that extra personal touch.

Bridesmaids Gifts

Gift giving is my love language! Items that I could use as potential gifts constantly catch my attention. I look forward to each holiday, birthday, milestone celebration or just because occasions t…

For my bridal shower, in true type-A personality, I planned (almost) everything. Not that the bridesmaids were not capable of planning a wonderful bridal shower, its just I have control issues. Thankfully no bad blood was spilled because my bridesmaids understand my crazy. Given my obsession with flowers and decor, I decided to take over that aspect of the planning and left the rest to the bridesmaids. Control Issues, Styling A Buffet, My Bridal Shower, Bad Blood, Personality Types, Bridesmaids, Give It To Me, Rest, Pastel
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Bridal Shower

For my bridal shower, in true type-A personality, I planned (almost) everything. Not that the bridesmaids were not capable of planning a wonderful bridal shower, its just I have control issues. Thankfully no bad blood was spilled because my bridesmaids understand my crazy. Given my obsession with flowers and decor, I decided to take over that aspect of the planning and left the rest to the bridesmaids.

I wanted to keep the decor at the wedding minimal and let the beauty of the venue shine. Our venue was the Coral Gables Womans Club. Church Ceremony, Coral Gables, Wedding Planner, Our Wedding, Minimalism, Pastel, Club, Beauty, Women
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Our Wedding

Wedding Photographer: Infinite Creations Getting Ready We got ready at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. I rented us each a presidential suite to ensure both our wedding parties would have a comforta…

Sharing my bachelorette weekend in Mexico

Final Fiesta

This may come as a surprise to some, but I actually planned my entire bachelorette party. For those of you who have the pleasure of knowing me personally, this is no surprise. I always knew my bach…

My tips about wedding budgets

How to Set a Wedding Budget

The national average cost of a wedding in the US comes in at $29,200 The Knot Worldwide’s 2019 Global Wedding Report Are you still there? When I first googled this number, I was flabbergasted.…

mortar & pastel: travel

Girls Trip to Waco, Texas Fixer Upper Episodes, Waco Texas, Pastel, Girls, Blog, Travel, Life, Cake, Viajes
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Travel – mortar & pastel

Girls Trip to Waco, Texas

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Chief Complaint: Patient states significant other had the same symptoms for a week and was found dead this morning.

Spooky Case Report

The following case report was inspired by a patient. The gender, age, and race have been left out to protect patient personal health information. This case report is intended to have a discussion a…

Mortar & Pastel's Favorite Pharmacy Applications

Favorite Pharmacy Apps

ASCVD Plus: Good tool to have when calculating a patient’s 10-year risk and adjusting therapy to make an impact on their risk. Medscape: Has good articles, latest guidelines, drug prici…

Two recent studies, one of which was cut short due to the positive outcomes of the first study; are changing the way “wake-up strokes” are treated. The mainstream and drug of choice for acute ischemic strokes is TPA. TPA is a clot buster, or as I like to call it “a little clot bomb”. TPA initiates local fibrinolysis by binding to fibrin in a thrombus and converts entrapped plasminogen to plasmin.

Two Clinical Trails are Changing the Way “Wake-up Strokes” are Treated

Two recent studies, one of which was cut short due to the positive outcomes of the first study; are changing the way “wake-up strokes” are treated. The mainstream and drug of choice for acute ische…

This may come as a surprise to some, but I actually planned my entire bachelorette party. For those of you who have the pleasure of knowing me personally, this is no surprise. I always knew my bachelorette party would be in Mexico, because Lauren Conrad had her’s there and I obviously had to follow suit.

Final Fiesta

This may come as a surprise to some, but I actually planned my entire bachelorette party. For those of you who have the pleasure of knowing me personally, this is no surprise. I always knew my bach…

My girlfriend and lovely editor (read grammar police) once made a comment to me about how her boyfriend’s standard for home decor was Wal-mart. I responded with a quick “challenge accepted”, and proceeded to send her all the cute decor items wally-world has to offer. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Drew Barrymore has a collection with Wal-mart. These were too cute not to share with the readers of Mortar & Pastel.

Spring Home Refresh

My girlfriend and lovely editor (read grammar police) once made a comment to me about how her boyfriend’s standard for home decor was Wal-mart. I responded with a quick “challenge accepted”, and pr…

Last month I shared a few spring outfit ideas on the blog. This month I’m focusing on a specific statement hue…BLUE. Not sure why every spring all the fashion magazines insist on blue being the “it color”, but I ain’t complaining. I’ve enjoyed having my Infinitely LOFT subscription because it allows me to constantly swap out and add new statement pieces to my closet.

Infinitely LOFT: Blue Hues

Last month I shared a few spring outfit ideas on the blog. This month I’m focusing on a specific statement hue…BLUE. Not sure why every spring all the fashion magazines insist on blue b…

How to Style Bud Vases Flower Subscription, Bud Vases, Peonies, Lilac, Candle Holders, Workshop, Pastel, Candles, Table Decorations

How to Style Bud Vases

I took a peonies bud vase styling workshop at House of Lilac and realized that a bud vase is the most understated arrangement. The ladies at HOL were nice enough to share a “bud vase workshop…

There has been some buzz and speculation about why millennials are obsessed with collecting house plants (here and here). For me, it is the joy, gratification, and minimalist aesthetics that comes with how a plant changes the vibe of a room. Watering my plants on Sunday morning has become part of my weekly routine. I walk around my home and check in on my plants while drinking my morning coffee. Sunday Morning, Morning Coffee, Water Me, House Plants, Drinking, Plant Leaves, Routine, Aesthetics, Minimalist

House Plants 101

There has been some buzz and speculation about why millennials are obsessed with collecting house plants (here and here). For me, it is the joy, gratification, and minimalist aesthetics that comes …

A great perk of the RTR Update membership is the discounts (25% off) on additional rentals. I have a few weddings coming up in the spring and thought I’d share some looks I’m considering. RTR has a “wedding guest dresses” category which makes finding dresses easy.

RTR Looks: Spring Weddings

A great perk of the RTR Update membership is the discounts (25% off) on additional rentals. I have a few weddings coming up in the spring and thought I’d share some looks I’m considerin…

I came across the slutty brownie one night in pharmacy school and my life has forever changed for the better. I often treat my co-workers to these life changing brownies and there’s never a crumb left. Pharmacy School, Change Is Good, Life Changing, First Night, Brownies, Pastel, Treats, Desserts, Blog
Change Is GoodBrownies

Slutty Brownies

I came across the slutty brownie one night in pharmacy school and my life has forever changed for the better. I often treat my co-workers to these life changing brownies and there’s never a c…

March Currently: STOP Panic-shopping

March Currently: STOP Panic-shopping

Well, its March and the media’s new favorite buzz word is “coronavirus COVID-19” and I couldn’t be more over it! I wrote a blog post over on House of Lilac about COVID-19 and how we need to all rem…

How to Style a Small Flower Arrangement Small Flower Arrangements, Small Flowers, Bud Vases, Lilac, Bouquet, Pastel, Table Decorations, Blog, House

How to Style a Small Flower Arrangement

I’s shared a few blog post on how to style everyday flowers throughout the home to elevate the every day. ( here, here, here and here ) In this blog post I’ll be styling a small arrangement with the flowers from my House of Lilac double bouquet subscription. I used a few flowers to style three bud vases and demonstrated a “bud vase how to” in this blog post. If your local and would like your very own HOL bouquet subscription or flowers you can use my referral code to get 15% off.

Here am with the new memes collection in hindi/english for you guys. Today am gona show to Top 24 latest trending funny memes march Memes in hindi

Friday 5: Things on My Wishlist

1- Rent the Runway Just when I thought Rent the Runway couldn’t outdo itself, RTR was like “hold my drink”. They revamped their subscription memberships. My RTR Update membership …

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the healthcare community and consumers about medication safety. In their September issue they included ten medication safety tips for hospitalized patients. Their number one suggestion was to keep an up-to-date medication list and know your medications. I might be a little biased about this, but I too agree that this is the most important thing a patient can do.

Medication Safety

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the healthcare community and consumers about medication safety. In their September issue …

quick and easy weekday lunch or dinner option Naan Pizza, Garlic Naan, Dinner Options, Test Kitchen, Oven Baked, Cherry Tomatoes, Vegetable Pizza, Pesto, Lunch
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Test Kitchen: Naan Pizza

If you don’t know what naan is, please RUN to your nearest supermarket and have your mind blown. Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines mainly of Iran, India, Western …

My little fur-babies turn two. Bruce and Wayne are from the same litter, but couldn’t be more different. Their favorite hobbies together included destroying “super chewer toys,” uprooting the garden and eating socks. Terrible Twos, Fur Babies, Hobbies, Pastel, Socks, Garden, Blog, Cake, Garten

Terrible Twos: HBD Bruce + Wayne

My little fur-babies turn two. Bruce and Wayne are from the same litter, but couldn’t be more different. Their favorite hobbies together included destroying “super chewer toys,” uprooting the…