One of my favorite things about spring is getting together with family to enjoy the nice weather, each others company, and some sweet treats. While watching the news over the weekend I saw that our local berry farm was open for business and it was time to go pick some fresh berries! If you have one of these types of farms in your area I highly suggest you check it out. Nothing compares to the taste of a fresh berry right off the vine, trust me! And one of my favorite things to make with fresh berries is Weight Watchers Mixed Berry Cobbler Cake. It’s as sweet as a traditional cobbler while being weight watchers friendly. Can’t beat that right!? Plus its only 3 ingredients so it’s super easy to make. My daughter (who is 6) made the one below all by herself. If you love this recipe make sure to check out more of our favorite Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes with Points Plus.
The warm weather is here, and I can’t wait to bask in the sun, enjoy the water and the sand. Now is the time to get ready for your summer vacation with fab summer wear that won’t hurt your budget. Cover up some skin while strolling along the beach or doing some fun pool activities with bathing suit cover ups that are stylish but cheap.
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People always say why do you worry about your weight? It isn’t that I worry. I do not. I have a strict one cupcake a day policy. The rest of the time I eat healthy meals and snacks, and I have a gym membership that I use four days a week. I used to weigh more, and I wasn’t happy not with my weight but with my energy level and my ability to keep up with my kids. I decided I could either continue down the path I was on, or I could make a change.
I decided to not focus on weight. I would focus on changing my habits. I would become more aware of my patterns and how they impacted my ultimate goal. That goal was to find balance and be able to keep up with my kids better.
What I can tell you is that a lot of people struggle with their weight. I struggled too. That was until I realized this trick. It made all the difference.
Trick you say?
Yes, I wrote that. I have one that I have never even thought of, and it makes my one cupcake a day event even sweeter.
What could be better than a cupcake?
Well, one served with a glass of dairy beverage.
I know. You have heard of dairy beverage and a cupcake before. You may have even had the two together although I doubt as often as myself. What you didn’t realize is there are more calories in a glass of dairy beverage than you thought.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. In fact, my husband and daughter just left for a quick trip to the store without me. That usually means they are heading out in search of something FOR me. If you are like me, this coming Sunday is a day to celebrate motherhood. The day doesn’t have to involve expensive gifts or fancy meals. In fact, the most memorable Mother’s Day presents I ever received were the ones which were homemade and filled with sentiments from my husband and children.
I am perfectly content to quietly celebrate Mother’s Day in the comfort of our home (sans the housework, of course). Here’s a few of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas for under $10:Continue reading
~white construction paper or card stock
~1 empty 2 liter bottle with raised bottom (I used a Diet Coke bottle)
~Deep bowl for the pink paint
~small plate for brown paint
Instructions: Cherry Blossom Art Mothers Day Crafts for KidsContinue reading
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There was a time when my feet walked through sand whose grains were as fine as silk. There was a time I wore heels that were tall, delicate, and the envy of all. There were times when I would sneak into the spa and enjoy body scrubs from head to toe. There were times when I could read a book without pictures. That was before all this happened.
It started 14 years ago, the decline of my me time. It began in a Chinese restaurant of all places. I had just had a cup of tea saying a spot of tea in a Chinese restaurant doesn’t sound correct. I had just ordered, and then I had to go to the ladies room. I excused myself. I began to cry. I am not sure why I was crying. The tea had appeared and my day was going well. I was having lunch with the love of my life, my husband but I couldn’t stop crying. I knew then and there what was wrong but I needed to see for sure.
I rushed to the store, and I grabbed the test. I took the test and just like I did in school. I passed with flying colors or in this case a red line. We were having a baby. I can’t describe how happy I was, but I can tell you it was better news than thinking I lost my mind. I mean who cries over tea at a Chinese restaurant. That was the day my life changed. I began to live for my child. I gave up the fancy things in life so he could have a perfect life but I never gave up my desire to be pampered. I just had to make it fit in my budget.
That is how I came to make body scrubs. These are some Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love!
Manuka Oil Lemon Salt Scrub Recipe
1. Add 1 cup Pacific Sea Salt to your bowl.
2. Slowly add in your coconut oil and stir until wet.
3. Add Manuka Honey Oil.
4. Add lemon and stir.
5. Store in container with lid.
Once you buy the Manuka Honey Oil in Almond Oil you can use it in other ways.
PRI Manuka Oil from New Zealand is very gentle and can be used straight from the bottle for its antibacterial properties. It is a natural antiseptic suitable for the whole family (and pets) to use. It also has a wide range of antifungal activity. The difference from its Australian cousin Tea Tree Oil is that is has a pleasant aroma and will not burn or irritate the skin. Therapeutic Action Manuka Oil has been shown to be effective when used as an: antibacterial agent, antifungal and as an anti-inflammatory.
Manuka Oil has been shown to aid as an external application for treatment of: Abrasions — skin, abscess, acne, bed sores, blisters, boils, burns, carbuncles, cold sores, cracked skin, dandruff, dermatitis, ears and body-pierced infections, eczema, nail and fungal infections, insect bites, lice, ringworm, rhinitis skin-oily, sun burn, tinea, tonsillitis.
Suspended in an almond oil base, this highly purified essential oil has a unique floral note and high levels of active compounds to use for sore joints and inflammation. It is often used as a massage oil for lower back pain in pregnant women.
What Homemade Body Scrubs You’ll Love is your favorite?