Maximum Nutrition and Minimal Ingredients

Thank you to K’s NRG.
I was recently fortunate enough to receive a box of their bars.
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These bad boys are not only super nutritious but are also made with whole food natural ingredients.
The bars come in four flavours – Chocolate Chocolate, Coconut- Chocolate, Cherry and Original. All very tasty – but I would have to say Cherry is my fav!
Most importantly – they are plant based, non-GMO and gluten-free. (Hello all vegans :p)
Perfect for the busy individuals with a lot of their plate. Check out K’s NRG for further benefits, fun facts and recipe suggestions.
Thanks again- and let me know which flavour you enjoy the most?!

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Goji Berry Latte

Monday….oh how much we dread Mondays.
But I have something that may cheer you up- because this recipe is full of nutrients and antioxidants.
I have been avoiding coffee for the last two weeks and it’s been really difficult, until I was introduced to the goji berry latte. It strikes notes of coffee, green tea and hot chocolate. But the beverage contains none of them.
I made the latte at home by soaking half a cup of goji berries in water for 30 minutes.

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Then I drained the water and tossed the goji berries into my Vitamix to purée them. Then I took half a cup of almond milk and heated it up in a small saucepan and whisked in the goji berry purée.
Voila you ended up with a caffeine-free, antioxidant rich infused concoction.

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Boozy Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Cupcakes

Warning – these cupcakes contain a lot of goodness – as you can tell by the name.

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You will need to clear a couple of hours to make these cupcakes because there are several components. The cupcake base, the filling, the icing and the topping, but all worth the time and effort.
You can find the recipe on Half Baked Harvest everything on her blog turns out super tasty. Thanks for the inspiration.
I found the chocolate base moist, and not overly rich, the buttercream had a creamy, sweet caramel flavour and the roasted pecans – well, let’s just say I can eat a bowl of those on their own.
And be prepared to use a lot of bourbon in this recipe- which I think gives it that complex taste.

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Let me know what you think? Would you try making these cupcakes?

D.I.Y Reupholstering

One of my many 2016 resolutions is to give a “facelift” to some existing pieces in my home.
My first attack was to upgrade my dining chairs with new fabric as the previous ones were showing their usage-in other words the chairs looked used and abused!
I actually used fabric from window coverings I found at HomeSense. I liked the ikat print and thought the colours worked well with what I have going on in the room.
Below is my before and after pic.
Overall, I’m satisfied with the results, especially since it only cost me $29.99 to upgrade four chairs!

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What is something in our home you want to revamp?

D.I.Y. Terrarium

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This weekend I made my own terrarium, and I have to admit I think it turned out fantastic! Now let’s hope it doesn’t die on me.
Making your own terrarium is simple and quick and zero to none skill set required.

Items you will require:
-A vase
-Pebbles
-Moss
-Air plants

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I purchased my vase at the dollar store a couple years back, I then added a cup and a half of small black pebbles. I then added the moss and finally the air plants on top. Voila your terrarium is created. The most time consuming thing about this project is the arranging of the moss and air plants, so depending on your vase you may need to use some long tweezers.

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Air plants are great because they don’t require soil in order to grow. They can be placed on pebbles, rocks, sand or moss. Air plants will latch on with the help of light and moisture and eventually can multiply.

So remember to mist your terrarium every so often. Keep out of direct sunlight but place in a sunny room.

These plants will also survive with direct fluorescent light exposure – so all of you people working in offices , this plant is going to be easy to maintain.

I look forward to hearing how your terrarium turns out!