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5 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids

10 Mar

shutterstock_68671648St. Patrick’s Day is one week away on Tuesday, March 17th.  You don’t have to be Irish to get in on the fun!  I wanted to share five fun ideas you can do at home with your kids.

1.  Dye your toilet water green.  Simply put green food dye in your toilet and let the kids be surprised when they wake up!  For extra fun, you can put Leprechaun footprints on the toilet seat.rainbow-cake

2.  Make a rainbow cake!  Here is a recipe … just make sure to do it ahead of time.

3.  Make breakfast fun with Lucky Charms cereal and green milk.  Just add green food dye to the milk.

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4.  Have the Leprechaun visit your house by sprinkling gold coins on your front doorstep.

5.  Make a rainbow in a cup!  Simply layer jello to make this fun creation.  Just make ahead of time to enjoy.

Does your family have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions you’d like to share?  Let us know in the comments below.  Don’t forget … we’re all a wee bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

xoxo,

Jennifer

Planning an at Home Spa Day

5 Mar

shutterstock_158316041The other day we were featured on the TODAY SHOW on a segment about planning an at home spa day.  It got me thinking what a great idea that is … especially in winter where we are all feeling a little “blah” and could use a pick me up.  I love taking a Sunday afternoon for a little “me” time where I do some DIY beauty treatments at home.  It helps if you do a little planning ahead of time.

When planning your at home spa day, why not start off with a personalized spa wrap or waffle weave robe?  I know they always make me feel like I am in “spa mode” when I have them on. Ours were featured on the TODAY SHOW for the spa segment.

I love to get ideas from Pinterest for my spa treatments.  For some great facial ideas, I love the ideas on this DIY Facial Treatment site.  My favorite pick-me-up facial from the site is a great way to revive your skin:

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp coffee grounds (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

(You can substitute the yogurt with whole milk, and substitute the olive oil with honey or lemon juice.)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. The result should be a pasty consistency.
  2. Apply to face gently, with a circular motion.
  3. Cover your entire face, excluding the lips and let sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry.

What are some at home spa treatments you love?  Share your favorites with me in the comments below!

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

Namaste … Your new yoga mat says hello.

2 Feb

If you practice yoga or pilates, you know how important it is to have a good mat.  I practice Pilates and I will sometimes finish my session and wonder which mat is mine since they tend to look the same.  That’s why I am so excited to introduce our new personalized yoga mats.

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These gorgeous and colorful mats are of the highest quality and come with a carrying case for portability and storage.  If anything, these mats might inspire you to start a new workout routine!  I found some great online pilates moves you can do in your own home.  This one from Fitness magazine is an eight minute routine to ease you into Pilates and for those who are short on time.  If you’re into yoga, try these moves also from Fitness magazine.

Enjoy and if you have any pilates or yoga routines you swear by, share them in the comments below.  I would love to hear about it!

xoxo,

Jennifer