Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
I am so excited to share that I will be joining the Nester’s 31 days of change!
I am so passionate about making green choices part of everyday living that I want to help you do the same. They don’t have to be complicated, just little changes can make a HUGE difference. One of the main reasons why I became a Shaklee distributor was to help people become greener and healthier everyday with their amazing products!
So, everyday in October I will be posting a tip on how to live green. Even if you are able to incorporate just a few of these tips, you, your family and the planet will be so much better for it!
I so excited for you to join me everyday in October! Please grab a button for your blog so other bloggers can go green too!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I thought I would be brave and give Reed a carpet picnic for his afternoon snack while he watched “Little Einsteins”. He really did great, considering there was hummus and he is only 2 yrs old… Now that he is a little older, I have been trying to make the ordinary sometimes extraordinary for him to keep it fun(instead of sitting at the table). I think kids so appreciate these kind of things-they remind you to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. I laid out a towel on the floor and then put his snack on a tray in case of any spilling.
He really does eat a VERY healthy diet. His need to eat mostly whole foods due to food allergies has really changed how this whole household eats and we are so much better for it!
This snack consisted of coconut milk(that’s his dairy substitute), cucumbers, pretzels and hummus. He even went for the cucumbers first!
What kind of fun little things do you do for your kids?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
So for this salad I used:
Bibb lettuce (This is my favorite! I have been finding 2 huge heads of it at Costco for $3.19-it’s not organic, but it’s grown inside via hydroponic methods so no need for pesticides)
Orange Pepper (actually from our garden-it has taken a long time for the peppers to turn colors)
Tomatoes (from our garden)
English Cucumber (I can’t go back to any other kind)
Homemade Croutons (I cut up some bread slices we had, tossed them in some Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil from Wildtree, salt and pepper and browned them in a skillet for about 8-10 min and then put them in a 300 degree oven to crisp them up for 10-12 min). They were d-lish if I do say so myself.
2 Tbsp Dijon
2 Tbsp Champagne Vinegar
6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch or so of Salt & Pepper, to taste
I was remarking to Jeff while we were eating this salad how proud I am of us for really changing our eating habits and eating so healthy (we are finally eating more like we have been feeding Reed all along). He said, “well, when healthy food tastes this good, it’s easy to eat this way.”. Awwwww…
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Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
To make them more special, I covered the mats in fabric. I actually found 18x21 quilter’s fabric squares at JoAnn’s or you can just buy whatever yardage you need.
Here is how they look all finished. I think the fabric just adds so much to the finished picture don’t you think?
Here are the steps I used:
Lay down the mat on the fabric and mark with a pencil & ruler an inch and a half wider than the mat itself on both the inside and outside. I drew a line between the marks because I can’t cut a straight line to save my life!
After you cut out the fabric, just start wrapping it over the mat like you would a present. I used scotch tape to hold secure the fabric in place since the glue was not holding fast enough. I have read that spray adhesive also works, too. To wrap the inside fabric onto the mat, you need to first cut a miter on the 4 inside corners (sorry, I thought I had taken a picture of that step). Continue wrapping all sides and put in frame, then your picture, frame back, hang and viola!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I love the mix of clean lined with a little rustic so I tied the sculptural bowl up with some kitchen twine.
What do you think? How do you share your garden bounty?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here are a couple of pictures I quick took after the bed was wiped down (I used Basic H all-purpose cleaner)put together and Reed climbed into for the first time. (yes, I have since changed his comforter to be facing the correct direction…my mind these days, I don’t know).
He was/is very excited about his car bed, and thank goodness since I almost didn’t agree to this plastic furniture thing, but if it makes my sweet little boy happy….well okay then…(plus I think Jeff would of loved something like that when he was little). He thinks the front of it is a slide. Everything goes down that slide: him, stuffed animals, cars, toys, etc.
Once I get the room completed, I will post pictures of his “new” room. There are a few tweaks that I would like to make still.