Friday, March 15, 2013

Wise Words: Oldest and Youngest

today is the youngest and oldest

 

Carpe Diem! Get out there and seize today, beauties! Each day we get older, it’s inevitable. The treadmill of life moves and it’s our job to enjoy the walk through life or not. Embrace the day, feel your youth and beauty, no matter your age, and most importantly, try to enjoy the moments, for they make up life’s beautiful big picture.

 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Gluten-Free Pomegranate Flax Waffles

Okay, so we know that waffles aren’t always the healthiest item on the menu, BUT if you’re going to make waffles, you should make these! This recipe is Gluten-Free and made with fantastic, nutritious ingredients like coconut oil (which has been known to increase good cholesterol as well as boost normal thyroid function). Plus, top your waffles with pomegranate seeds to get  your daily punch of antioxidants!  Go ahead and indulge…

 

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Ingredients:

1 egg, room temperature
1 1/2 cup milk (great with buttermilk or non dairy beverage of choice)
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp. flaxmeal
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
2 Tbsp. muscavado or brown sugar
dash of cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt

 

Instructions:

Heat your waffle iron.

Whisk the egg, milk (or non dairy beverage), orange juice, vanilla together. Whisk in the melted coconut oil.

Add the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well, pressing out any clumps. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir until just combined. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes for the flaxmeal to absorb some liquid. Add enough batter to fill your waffle iron, don’t over stuff it. Remove cooked waffle* and enjoy warm.Don’t stack them, they’ll steam each other. You can keep waffles warm on a cookie sheet in a 200′ oven if waiting for remaining waffles.

Top with real maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, jam, nut butter or my consistent stand by, goat yogurt and pom seeds.

 

Note: 

If you don’t have these flours on hand, a 1 1/2 cup total of your preferred flours, or GF All Purpose flour will work fine here too. Your milk to flour ratio should be more or less equal regardless of what you use. Almond and oat flours aren’t as absorbent as a wheat flour, so my dry ratio is slightly higher here.

 

Recipe Source: Sprouted Kitchen

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Skinny Tips: SkinOwl Argan Infusion Lavender Spot Treatment

Let’s face it ladies, we’ve all been here…

 

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It’s never a good idea to squeeze and pick at your blemishes, no matter how tempting it might be!  Want to know a better course of action?  At the first sign of acne just massage a little SkinOwl Argan Infusion Lavender directly on the problem area.  Our Lavender Infusion is perfect for acne prone skin because it calms and heals, and it can be used a spot treatment for outbreaks!  So just grab a bottle …

 

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… and massage, rather than squeeze or pick!  We bet you’ll see dramatic results by the time you wake up the next morning! Pick up a bottle of SkinOwl Argan Infusion Lavender HERE!

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Skinny Tips: 40 Eye Makeup Ideas

Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut with your eye makeup look?  Need some inspiration?  Well we came across this great eyeliner chart with 40 different eye makeup ideas! Naturally we had to share it with our favorite beauty buffs!

Don’t miss one of our favorite natural eyeliners below to try these looks at home! Which number is your favorite?

40 eye makeup ideas inspiration

 

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PS – We found a great, natural liquid liner so you can get started on some of these eye-deas!  Suncoat Natural Liquid Liner is a sugar-based, vegan product made from all natural ingredients! PLUS it comes in six different colors so you have no excuses to broaden your eye makeup horizons!  For all the product info click HERE!

 

*This product has been SkinOwl Approved!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Eucalyptus Steam

Getting over a cold or have congested sinuses? In need of a visit to the steam room, but don’t have the time or money to head to the spa? No problem! Hang a bundle of eucalyptus from your shower curtain rod, turn up the hot water, and voila! You’ve got your own home-spa!

 

The heat and steam help to release the herb’s essential oils, which can ease congestion.  Plus, the steam combined with the fresh eucalyptus smell will make you feel like you went to the spa without stepping out of your own home!

 

Find eucalyptus at your local craft store or flower shop!  It’s an easy and inexpensive way to “clear your head!”

 

eucalyptus natural aromatherapy

Monday, March 11, 2013

Things We Love: Nail Art

We just had to share some of our favorite owl-esque nail art!  Whether you just do one owl or five we think it’s a great way to have a little fun and express your personal style.

 

What’s your favorite nail art design? Polka dots? Foil? Glitter? Let us know!

owl nail art pink purple owl nail art owl nail art peach

 

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Wise Words: Protect Your Spirit From Negativity

limit negative people

We are always affected by the environment around us.  The physical environment; sights, sounds, objects.  As well as the people we come into contact with.  We might not be able to control everything in our path but if you spot a negative person in your life do yourself a favor and just keep moving along!  Don’t let their negative views seep into your positive spirit! We think you’re way too important for that :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Things We Love: Happy Owl

Are you as happy as we are that it’s Friday?!

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Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you back here next week!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips

Did you know that one cup of zucchini has only 27 calories? And within those calories lies oodles of nutrition including Protein, Fiber, Beta Carotene,  and Vitamin A, which not only helps the organs, but also helps your skin GLOW!  It’s no wonder why we love this easy recipe for Zucchini Chips! This low calorie/high nutrition treat will keep your snack cravings satisfied in a way that your whole body will love! Check out this quick and easy recipe below!

zucchini chips recipe healthy snack

 

Ingredients:

1 lb (about 4 cups) thin sliced Zucchini

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp olive oil (this can be omitted)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

 

Instructions:

Slice Zucchinni

In a medium bowl whisk salt, pepper, olive oil (if used), and vinegar

Add sliced zucchini

Toss with the “dressing” to coat

Arrange slices on dehydrator trays

Dehydrate at 135 degrees for 5-6 hours or until crispy

 

Recipe source: Frugal Freebies and Deals

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wise Words: Workouts Are Important Meetings

workout meetings don't cancel

 

You are the CEO of your body and your mind!  And the CEO has a big responsibility to those that rely on her!  She must always work hard, show up on time, and set a great example.  So what kind of CEO would you be if you canceled a meeting as important as a workout?  After all there is no meeting more important than your mental and physical health!