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Are you guilty of not drinking enough water, like me? The health benefits of intaking plenty of water are without question. To make the task a bit more fun and pretty too, simply freeze bits of your favorite fruits and herbs inside ice cubes! Keep a tray on hand to add to your glass for a subtle infused flavor and aroma. Not only will you be adding interest, but you’ll be jazzing up your H2O with detox, immune-boosting and other beneficial qualities. Citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit, lime, etc) and berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries) are great. Mint, sage, basil and rosemary are lovely herb choices. Trust me, your children will get a kick out of the bright colors, textures and flavor as well!

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These Earth Day Cookies are so easy and fun to make! What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with cookies! Yummy!

Earth Day Cookies 1We went the easy route and bought store bought cookie mix. Follow the cooking instructions on the back of the bag.  Or you can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe.

Earth Day Cookies 2

Mix cookie dough, then separate into two separate bowls. Add about 20 drops of food coloring into each bowl then mix with a spoon. The darker the dough the better so the color does not fade when cooking.

Earth Day Cookiedough prep Grab a little bit of dough from each color and roll into a ball. If the mixture is too sticky, add a few tablespoons of cooking flour so its not sticky. You can also put powder on your hands.

Earth Day Cookies 4After balls are formed place on cookie sheet. Bake cookies according to package details. We baked ours at 375 for 9 minutes. Let Cool and Enjoy! Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day Cookies 5

Ingredients:

  • Cookie Mix ( look at back package for added ingredients)
  • Blue and Green Food Coloring
  • Flour (optional )

Instructions:

  1. Mix cookie dough as instructed on package
  2. Separate dough into two bowls
  3. Add 20 drops of food coloring to each bowl, mix.
  4. Combine blue and green dough a little at a time, then roll into small balls.
  5. Place on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake as instructed on package.
  7. Let cool and ENJOY!

Happy Spring! With Easter just a few days away and warmer temps in the forecast, you’re likely feeling the urge to do some Spring cleaning and looking for ways to freshen up your home. If you’re like me, you’re inspired to make a few seasonal decor changes as well. Introducing greenery and flowers are an inexpensive and easy way to bring the outside in. Whether real or a quality fake, foliage adds life and happiness to your home and complements any design aesthetic. Fresh plants are dreamy, but unless your thumb is a lovely shade of green, they can be daunting. My solution is to invest in both preserved and realistic-looking artificial greenery, then supplement with the occasional plant and fresh cut blooms. Don’t know where to start? Take a cue from America’s new sweetheart, Joanna Gaines. Yes, the charming, relatable, lovable gal who’s married to Chip and taking the nation by storm with the addictive hit Fixer Upper. Even if you wouldn’t describe your style as “farmhouse” or “shabby chic” chances are you adore her and can appreciate her tasteful approach to accessorizing. When it comes to styling with natural elements, Joanna emphasizes simple varieties and neutral flowers (usually white). Here’s a list of classic and timeless greenery and blooms inspired by Joanna Gaines.momsoftulsagreeneryandbloomsinspredbyjoannagaines1View full post »