Monday, September 3, 2018

Quick and easy healthy breakfast that you can make ahead of time

Back to the grind for me tomorrow. Why is it that summer seems to just fly by?! Apart from going back to work, I do look forward to fall ;)

I love fall, the colors, scents, coolness and getting back to a routine. I don't know about you, but I definitely eat better while working and in a regular routine. I do admit though, that I can be lazy...and having healthy things made ahead of time works well for me.

I have seen many versions of chia pudding and I have adjusted this one until it suited me. I like to add hemp hearts and oatmeal rather than all chia because they too have their own health benefits.

Adding the matcha, gives a super boost of anti-oxidants and a steady energy throughout the day.

Cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar, inflammation among other things.

Bananas sometimes get a bad wrap - but they too are a great way to start the day, and when slightly ripe, help to sweeten this naturally.

So here goes - it is so easy!

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk)
2 TBSP chia seed
2 TBSP hemp hearts
2 TBSP oatmeal
1/2 scoop protein powder (or substitute greek yogurt)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 banana
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 - 1 tsp matcha (I used Sipology Vanilla) - (optional)
1 - 2 tsp Apple Sipology Dip Mix (optional)

Combine all in a jar (things taste better out of a mason jar don't they?) and refrigerate overnight. I make 2 or 3 jars at a time then I am good for the week as the other mornings I have smoothies.

In the morning I just add some chopped nuts (1 TBSP) and berries (usually frozen blueberries) and heat in microwave. Good to go! You can adjust the sweetness for your own taste.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Looking younger in just 6 weeks?! Uhm... tell me what you think...

So it's been awhile.....

I have gotten the crafting bug again so although this blog has been quiet my crafting one hasn't been.  I have really been feeling great this year and decided to focus on me.  That being said, I'm thinking menopause has started... yeah fun.  My arthritis flared up over Christmas.  I have kept it under control for the past few years with my tumeric drink in the morning, but I think these hormonal changes have got it going again. I started researching other natural ways of helping arthritis.

I am all about natural.  I feel we have to feed our body well and it will treat us well.  Thus the reason I look for natural remedies.  I'm not one for taking medicine - never for colds or pain.  I use my tea, essential oils and the herbal drinks.  Anyways, something kept coming up so I thought I would try it.  Yes it said it was good for skin too so I figured it couldn't hurt....

I have been taking an excellent supplement for 6 weeks now (they say it takes 3 months to start to really feel the difference) and feel great!  I have managed to keep up my running.  I have had some people tell me lately that my skin looks glowing and I look good!  I didn't really think much of it... but then... decided to do a comparison.....what do you think?!  Both pictures taken at same window... no makeup (just lip gloss in second picture), no filters on either of them....

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Fashion Friday.... a pop of orange

Nothing says you are ready for the sun than a pop of orange....

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trendy Tuesday - Pantone Pale Dogwood

Another color I am loving that is on trend this season is the Pantone color, Pale Dogwood - a gorgeous, soft, pale pink color... it had me at pink :)  So feminine.  Check out this board (click on photo for source)

Of course... you need to carry this look right down to the tips of your fingers and toes... and of course Jamberry has wraps, lacquers and gel enamels perfect for this and don't forget they are 8 FREE!  so you can rest easy that you are not introducing any harmful chemicals into your body.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Macaron Monday... Raspberry Roses for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is coming up are you ready for it?  These yummy macarons and gorgeous flowers had me thinking of Mother's Day so I thought they would be good inspiration for this week :) 

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How does it inspire you?  Roses, fruit, pink, ruffles.... Would love to see what you create!

I went with the rose theme and the colors... even picked up the touch of blue from the bowl :)  I love florals!  Whether they are in my garden, my scrapping papers or on my nails, I am a sucker for pretty flowers.  I used the French Flea Market collection by Photo Play.
I fussy cut the flower cluster then layered it up and stitched it.  The butterfly is a Unity stamp that of course had to be stapled on :) I also fussy cut the 'enjoy today' from one of the ephemera pieces.  Before adhering the cluster, I added some messy thread as well.