Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Diffuser Necklace

I found a way to integrate two of my interests together by making this aromatherapy diffuser necklace. Jewelry and essential oils. Haha! So much fun. 



For this diffuser I used a drop each of Patchouli which is great for relaxation and to improve your mood, Lavender for it's calming properties and Tangerine which aids in relief of anxiety. It's a relaxing, feminine, sweet yet earthy scent. Love it!!! 




Sunday, May 17, 2015

doTerra Independent Wellness Advocate

Essential oils have become a huge part of my and my family's life in the past few years. I've explored lots of different lines but have become most interested in doTerra. Their products are high quality and you get the most bang for your buck. I've been using essential oils in my soap making, scent warmer bars, shampoo and in diffusers at work and in my home.

If you are interested visit my website here.



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Banana & Quinoa Smoothie

Hey everyone! So I know I have been MIA for some time. I was doing the whole "focusing on me" thing. Lots of good things came of it so I have no regrets. 

For starters I started working with a nutritionist who helped me flip my eating habits around and stick with it. I lost 27 lbs and have kept it off since. I started working out and feel so much better. I was having some real nutritional issues before and for years I felt like I was lactose intolerant and gluten intolerant (I even thought I had to give up coffee...eek! No way!). It turned out that I was neither intolerant, allergic or sensitive to anything. Basically my nutritionist taught me to eat clean and my body is grateful for it.

As part of my new healthy and clean way of eating and living I am always looking for ways to avoid man made things. For example protein powders. I know they are jam packed with nutrients but where did these nutrients come from? I don't know! I'm not willing to put synthetic ingredients in exchange for nutrients. 

I started doing research for ways to add more protein to my smoothies and one option is quinoa. I'm pretty picky about what I like and didn't want to make something bland and boring so I thought of adding Horchata to my Quinoa smoothie. Horchata is a Latin American drink mixed with milk which is super delicious and one of my all time faves. It's made with morro seeds which are high in protein, cocoa, rice, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, peanuts vanilla and milk. There are also other varieties made with almonds. Unfortunately Horchata does not have enough protein to consider it a meal and I wanted to make a smoothie for my breakfast.



I came up with this Banana, Quinoa, Cocoa and Horchata smoothie. 

Ingredient for 2 servings:

1 large banana 
4 tbsp Horchata mix
2 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup cooked (and cold) quinoa
1 vanilla bean
3 cups of milk 

Add everything to the blender. Blend the crap out of it and serve. I also garnished it with toasted sliced almonds and shaved dark chocolate. 

There are about 12-15 grams of protein per serving and if you make this with Greek yogurt and water instead of milk you can increase the protein content. Bonus! Or you can make it with almond milk or soy milk. Whatever tickles your pickle. 

This turned out so good and I will definitely be making it again. If you try it out let me know what you think and pop me a comment below. 


Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

As per the usual it's Thanksgiving weekend and our feasting begins tomorrow. I don't think we ever have Thanksgiving Dinner on the actual day...so I'm wishing everyone in Canada a Happy Thanksgiving now.




Thursday, October 09, 2014

Girly Nails


Neon Flower Nails

My family and I participated in The Neon Run this year on September 20th so, naturally, I had to paint my nails to fit the theme. 


It was such a fun day and I was glad that we brought our kids with us to experience it with us.
















Saturday, September 06, 2014

Neon Pattern Nails

On Friday I picked up a couple of neon nail polish colors at two for $8 from Urban Outfitters that I couldn't wait to try out. Such a great deal for awesome shades. 



I tried doing the water marble effect a while ago back but it was unsuccessful. I tried it again last night and I think I have it figured out. It was perfect to do the water marble design with more pattern since I always like to have different nails. What do you guys think?



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cobalt and White Nails

A little Shelly Dainty Blue China inspo for my nails.





Monday, July 28, 2014

The Great Polish Giveaway

I'm participating in a massive nail polish Giveaway being hosted by NailPolishCanada.com and sponsored by Cirque Colors, NCLA & Picture Polish. The winner could take home up to 200 different shades.
 
I nominated Sanguine by Cirque to add to the pot.

Sanguine is a shimmery orange metallic that shifts colours at different angles.





Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yearbooks, a year of fun memories

If you love taking pictures as much as I do then you have probably also wondered what options you have for printing and storing your photos. Shutterfly.com has many options for you to print out your photographic memories and among those options are Yearbooks. 

In addition to incredible printing options, which they guarantee 100% satisfaction, they offer free unlimited secure photo storage and they promise the photos will never be deleted. 

Shutterfly Yearbook Infographic
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