Not a huge fan of egg whites? Add a few whole eggs to the mix
Quick easy on the go breakfast or snack!
Pick some vegetables of your choice...pick softer vegetables that go well in an omelette. Chop them into small pieces
Once they're chopped up add them to your egg whites. I get mine from Costco it's the best price!
Not a huge fan of egg whites? Add a few whole eggs to the mix
Don't forget to season it up! As always I love the Mrs. Dash no salt added spice mixes
Once everything is all mixed together pour your mixture evenly into muffin liners in your muffin pan. (excuse my muffin tin...I can't part with it!)
Bake them in the oven at 350 until they are no longer wet. Mine took about 20 minutes.
There you have it Egg White Power Puffs! I keep these in a Tupperware in the fridge and eat them for breakfast or a snack on the go. I love them so much since you can customize them however you like.
Want to mix up your sweet potatoes? Follow this simple recipe
Wash and cut your sweet potatoes
Cut them about 1/2 inch thick
Add some oil of your choice, I used olive oil
Spice it up! I love Mrs. Dash no added salt mixes
Mix it up and place them on a baking tray. Set your oven to 350. Bake for approx. 30 minutes
And there you have it super yummy roasted sweet potato coins!
Pour some glue into the bottle
Add some cotton and food colouring
It's better to start with a darker colour for the first layer
Add in some glitter and use a paper clip or something similar to mix it up
Continue to layer cotton, glue, glitter and food colouring
Once you are happy with the look put some glue on the cork lid and seal the jar.
You can also add a hook on the top of the lid and add some jewelry chain to make a necklace
I run soap making classes every month at the Arts Market in Toronto. Come out and learn a new skills while meeting fellow DIYers. The class is always a blast and everyone always walks away with the best creations they made in class.
How do you sign up you ask? All my classes are always posted on the store page of my website.
Next Class-October 25th 2014
1) If you can do it in the cooler weather. If you're used to wearing antiperspirant you're used to not sweating so generally when it's colder we don't sweat as much.
2) You may stink a bit. (I know not a selling feature) Your body needs to get used to actually sweating and it's trying to push out all the toxins that are built up in your pores. To try and combat this an armpit wash during the day does help. Even pack some baby wipes with you and give your armpits a scrub down midday and reapply.
3) To help get all the "gunk" out of your pores exfoliate your armpits a few times a week. Nothing too rough since it's a sensitive area, but enough of a scrub to get the job done.
4) Drink lots of water. Since you'll be sweating you'll be loosing some hydration.
5) Stick with it! Switching back and forth doesn't give you all the benefits you're looking for by making the switch. The transition period isn't that long and you'll be happy you did it.
Ok so let's start off by saying this is one of the craziest ideas I had ever read about! I have oily skin so the idea of cleaning my face with only oil...no water...no suds was completely foreign to me. I've been using this method a little over two weeks now and I'm dying to share it with you.
The mixture (for oily skin)
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-3 tablespoons castor oil
-2 drops tea tree essential oil
*If you have dry skin you can use the reverse 3 olive and 1 castor*
Olive oil is super moisturizing and great for sensitive skin, you'll find it in a lot of baby products
Castor oil is very cleansing you'll find it in a lot of shampoo soap bars and handmade soap recipes in general.
1) Pour a small amount of the oil mixture into your hand
2) Rub it all over your face in a circular motion (I have to say for someone with oily skin this feels so weird!)
3) Grab a cotton pad and wipe off the oil, keep in mind not all of it will be gone some will be left on the skin
4) This step is optional but you can put some hot water on a wash cloth and lay it over your face for a steam. I do this about 1/3 of the time
5) You're done!
The next morning
This part was very weird for me since most mornings I would wake up with an oil slick on my face and wash it during my shower followed by moisturizer. However now in the morning I let my face get wet as it normally would in the shower and I leave it. Crazy right? I don't need to use moisturizer on my face anymore.
Ok so what you want to know is is it working? I have to say 100% yes! My face isn't anymore or any less oily throughout the day when I was using a cleaner packed with who knows what and oil controlling lotions. But my face is now comfortable and I have the satisfaction in knowing one this is mega cheap and two that I've crossed off a few more chemicals in my daily routine.
What an awesome day I had yesterday teaching a beginners intro to soap making class! Everyone made some awesome creations and I can't wait to get a look at them when they're all cut.
Here are a few pictures from all the fun...looking forward to my next class at the Arts Market on September 28th.
My little guy helping me set up
Oxides and Pigments to colour
A Yummy break before we get right into creating!
Some lovely creations
Who says having yummy food needs to take tons of time? I know when I get home from work the last thing I want to do when I cook is chop onions and garlic. So with a little prep you can make life easier!
Add some garlic, garlic scapes, onions and a bit of water and olive oil to your blender
Blend until nice and smooth
Pour you mixture into an ice cube tray
Bang it gently on the counter to get all of the air bubbles out and freeze
Pop them out of the tray and put them in a Tupperware in the freezer. Use them in soups, stews, marinades whatever you want to add some quick flavour to.
This is an oldie but a goodie! I have a very busy crafty 3 year old so I' always looking for new ideas and way to entertain him. This is one of his favs! (and mine)
All you need is
-an old container you don't mind parting with
Put the paint in the container and shake shake shake
"Mommy this one is flying out"
We ended up filling this box..now I have all these pretty pine cones to put in jars and decorate
I've never had nice nails unless I'm wearing fake ones. I've been doing some research on different nail care products that can help. One that kept coming up in different blogs and all over YouTube was Lush's Lemony Flutter.
After looking at the ingredient list:
-Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion (Citrus limonum) , Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , Beeswax (Cera alba) , Lanolin , Soya Oil (Glycine Soja) , Cold Pressed Organic Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima) , Cold Pressed Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum) , Mango Butter (Mangifera indica) , Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera) , Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) , Fragrance , Cold Pressed Organic Wheatgerm Oil (Triticum vulgare) , Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum) , Lavender Oil (Lavandula hybrida) , Tagetes Oil (Tagetes minuta) , Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla) , Stearic Acid , Triethanolamine , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , Cetearyl Alcohol , *Citral , Geraniol , *Citronellol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Methylparaben
And the price tag ($16.95) I decided to make it myself! I used what I had on hand from the ingredient list
-Lemon essential oil
-soya bean oil
-lavender essential oil
-chamomile essential oil
-(I added sweet almond oil)
I melted them all together in the microwave and poured them into a container. I had these jars already but you can even use a clean Tupperware container it doesn't really matter as long as it's clean and there is not water left in it. The amounts of what I added were so small! I only made enough to fill one container which was 2oz of liquid so very tiny amounts of each product.
How did it feel you ask? Amazing! I just massaged it into my nails and cuticles and it didn't leave a greasy feeling at all. I even got the hubby to try it. Now the trick is going to be using it every night before I go to bed.
Well wish me luck on my journey to healthier nails:)
Claire-Owner of HomeSpun Dazzle