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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Decorate for Spring & Easter by Bringing in Natural Elements

Spring is officially here!
Bringing in bits of nature & using other natural or handmade elements is a very easy way to add a light Spring touch to any room of your house!
Below I have put together some of the Natural Decor elements we have right now!

Spring is a time for lightening up and clearing out any excess clutter, so keep this in mind while decorating! Be sure to take a look through all of the decor pieces you have already. Consider re-arranging what you already have or dig out some pieces from the back of your cupboard that you may have forgotten about! One of my favourite things to do this time of year is to go through our entire home and collect up ALL of the decorative pieces, picture frames etc. It is a great way to get a fresh look at what you have now and how it could potentially be reworked to create a completely different look!

I whipped up a batch of peanut butter balls for Easter weekend. The Crochet Paper Basket was made using paper lunch bags, it was so simple to do & I really like how it turned out! The cookie / chocolates jar was the easiest DIY project - I found this massive lilac mason jar, back in the winter & loved the colour as soon as I saw it! I simply glued a Sparkle Bunny I made last year to the lid with a hot glue gun & filled it with the left over Peanut Butter Balls.

I found the Green wine bottles a few years ago in an old barn at my parents house, after being scrubbed relentlessly only to be set on the top of a shelf for the past year or so. I was happy to find them & love how they look with these fresh bits of green!

The crochet garland (probably not as difficult or time consuming to make as you might imagine) I made this by simply cutting up a crochet table runner that I had thrifted (before noticing a coffee stain) once I cut out the half moon shapes, I simply strung it on a piece of white bead thread to create an upcycled garland!
The Wooden Beaded Garland is one I made over the winter with a bunch of over-sized wooden beads I found, I added tassels to each end & really like how it turned out, it's like a piece of jewelry for the wall!
 I hope that you have enjoyed these Nature inspired DIY / Upcycled Decor.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Green Chunky Monkey 'Shamrock Shake' Recipe

I have had a lot of Mom's contacting me asking about the Arbonne Greens and if it would work for their kids who like many are picky eaters that tend to gravitate away from anything green! Well I am here to tell you St. Patrick's Day is the perfect day to start sneaking in the Greens! Everything is Green on St. Patrick's day and for some reason it's not gross, it's Festive! - even picky eaters toss the rule aside and are crazy about Green Today, so why not take advantage & who knows maybe you will discover a new & very GREEN recipe they enjoy that can be whipped up quickly on even the most stressful days!
& I can almost promise that your Kids or myself on a bad day will enjoy it and have NO idea that it on the sly contains all of the following benefits!

  • Includes alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables
  • Supports the alkalizing effects of a diet high in fruits and vegetables
  • Supports gastrointestinal health
  • Whole food powders, supplying antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • Delivers polyphenols, chlorophyll and antioxidants
  • Supports healthy acid and alkaline (pH) balance*
  • Low sugar, low sodium, allergen-free
  • Pea Protein
  • An additional serving of Vegetables!
  • (The recipe as a whole contains roughly 3 servings of Fruits and Veggies)Recipe will make 2 large or 4 small servings OR feel free to enjoy the whole thing to yourself!!

Green Chunky Monkey 'Shamrock Shake' Recipe

Using a Blender;

  • Begin by tossing in 1-2 bananas ( adjust the amount of each fruit to suit your preference)  
  • 1-2 tbs peanut butter OR PB2
  • 3 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 scoop of Arbonne Greens Balance
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • Blend well, poor, & enjoy

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