Sun & shade plants

Finally a nice steady rain gave our yard & planters a refreshing break.

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How to? for a good night sleep

what can be more energizing & rejuvenating than a good night sleep?

You open your eyes & realize you slept the entire night tucked in your bed wrapped in the warm soft comforter.

One sure way to set our bedroom for a solid sleep is to pay attention to how we have placed the furniture in the bedroom.

The art of feng shui creating positive flow.

Any room with unbalanced energy not only can affect our health, but our relationships, and finances too.

Here are some feng shui rules to follow for the bedroom;

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Solid wood headboard

1- your head should be near a solid wall. Using a wood headboard or solid upholstered headboard.

 

2- Avoid these colors: reds, purples, blues, and black.

3- No mirrors, which would be difficult to do,  but mirrors make the energies of the bedroom very active, or yang. keep it to one only, and don’t hang it on the wall near the foot of your bed.

4- Try not to have a TV or any electronic devices in the bedroom.

 

 

 

Summer Snacks to satisfy the entire family

On the beach, by the pool, the car trip they all call for snack time.

with the warm temperatures how to keep everything fresh is a problem but to make tasty snacks to satisfy everyone is a bigger problem.

Here is a list of few snacks our family loves.

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Watermelon

Great way to stop your thirst & served with chunks of feta cheese replenishes the salt you need. Easy to transport cold or room temperature still good to eat.

Fruit & veggie bowl with cheese

grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers mixed with chunks of favorite cheese. Mozzarella sticks or cheddar cubes work well together.

Hummus, yogurt  with veggies

hummus with water-rich veggies like baby carrots, celery sticks or sugar snap peas.

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Peanut butter & jelly

with bread or whole wheat crackers, easy to pack & store since you don’t need to worry too much about keeping them cool.

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Oranges, tangelos 

Oranges are hydrating and thirst quenching. they are high in vitamin C, which has been shown it limits the damage of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

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Target cooler

Pack everything in a cooler back pack any spills will be contained.

Be safe & Healthy😎

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to have a healthy summer skin

 

 

 

With warmer weather comes less clothes, and more skin exposed to sun.

not only we should think of protecting our skin, but also helping it look better for no shirt days, and sandals.

You can get a sunburn when it’s cloudy, cold outside or swimming Under water. It’s also possible to get burned . UV rays can even penetrate glass. Using sunscreen is a must & even shirts & hats that have UV protection.

Following a routine to get ourselves ready for warmer weather can be easy & fun.

Get your feet ready:

Before moisturizing your feet get the dead skin off by using:

Pumice stone

Oatmeal scrub

Epsom salt soak

Vinegar soak

Baking soda soak

Lemon water soak

Keep moisturizing

To prevent dry skin use baby oil or petroleum jelly regularly. A great natural way to moisturize feet after a bath or a shower. Wear socks to keep them moisturized.

 

Updating Our homes for 2019

Muted and vibrant colors, fringe & tassels

Fluffy fabrics, faux furs, boucles, cashmeres and wools that cover chairs, stools, ottomans and accessories. Soft fabrics give accent pieces a look of calmness and comfort.

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Botanical patterns and nature-inspired prints. Also tropical leaf motifs, digital florals with soft watercolor accents with a more abstract, and artistic look. It is a cool and fresh lively collection of patterns perfect for living rooms and high traffic rooms.

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Furniture such as end tables :

In geometric shapes: ovals, squares, rectangles and triangles, as well as hexagons and octagons shapes.

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curved furniture, from the Art Deco era, and from’ 70s. Pieces with soft corners, rounded edges.

Also Stay organized gives importance to furniture with more than one purpose. Looks & functionality.

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Arhaus bookcase
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Arhaus coffee table

It is a fact that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve depression and anxiety. Surrounding our living space with objects we care and enjoy is an important part of making a home a place we enjoy to live in.

Cauliflowers are delicious & good for us

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Cauliflowers with eggs, and rosemary potatoes

A great side dish, this yummy vegetable has every vitamin required in a healthy diet. Eating it raw or cooked keeps our heart healthy, and is rich in antioxidants that help keep our immune system strong.

*Cauliflower coated in eggs & sautéed .

1- Breakup the cauliflower in small florets. The easiest way is cut the stem and start cutting off the florets individually.

2- In a bowl break 4 eggs add salt & pepper.

3- Boil the florets so you can pick one easily with a fork.

4- Drain the water pick each floret and dunk them in the egg bowl.

5- Place them on their side in a pan with olive oil. Sauté until golden.

Enjoy it ☀️

 

Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Breakfast is our most favorite meal of the day, and for Valentine’s Day we have decided to give our family a big pink delicious breakfast. ❤️

Pancakes with berries
Pancakes with berries, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, maple syrups, and powder sugar
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Scrambled eggs with cheese, turkey bacon, spinach, and hash browns
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French toast casserole with apples

We are thinking maybe …..

1- french toast casserole

2- pancakes  with walnuts & strawberries

3- yougurt, honey & berries

4- oatmeal w dates & berries

5- scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, spinach 

Yogurt peanut butter on toast with peaches breakfast
Yogurt with drizzle of honey, toast peanut butter topped with slices of peaches
Biscuit scrambled eggs quince jam turkey bacon
Scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, biscuit with quince jam
Oatmeal, Berries, Bananas, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Almond Milk
Oatmeal, Berries, Bananas, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Almond Milk
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Biscuits with favorite jams
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Scrambled eggs with enchilada sauce, bacon, avocados, feta cheese
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Poached eggs with cheese grits and fruits

And of course a valentine’s Cookie hidden in the lunch box, and the iPad case for after lunch.

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