Archives: Home and Garden

Dec 2 2015

10 Easy Tips to Handle Holiday Stress

Do you ever feel like the holidays is a two sided coin? On one side you have the “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” tune going in your head while thinking of all the happiness you share with friends and family; while on the other side, it’s the holiday stress of shopping around, RSVP’ing to numerous events and all the like? Yeah we’ve been feeling like that lately.

Here are some awesome, and easy tips to handling the holiday stress! Continue reading »

Nov 24 2015

7 Last Minute, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes To Prepare This Year

Thanksgiving is just a couple days away and if you’re looking for any last minute, healthy Thanksgiving recipes, we’ve got you covered! These recipes were picked for three reasons:

1. Simple Ingredients.
2. A great healthy alternative to classic meals.
3. Tastes so good I want to prepare more right now.

These last minute recipes are both easy and amazing, so of course we’re obligated to give you a preemptive “you’re welcome.”

Butternut Squash Soup (without cream!) 

Butternut Squash Soup healthy thanksgiving recipes

Via Food Network:

That’s right. A butternut squash soup without the cream is not only healthy, but won’t hurt our lactose intolerant loved ones. This recipe is based on the chicken stock, nutmeg and delicious butternut squash. It’s a simple and sweet appetizer for your guests. Continue reading »

Nov 17 2015

Improving Your Focus While Working From Home PT. 1: Designing The Home Office

working from home mainWhether you’re at home parent, looking to make some extra money or decided to work from home for the day, it can become apparent that losing your focus and getting distracted is very easy. We believe that any person can work in any space as long as they are aware of the distractions around and ways to turn your home office into an actual workspace for productivity.

Your Home Office should be distraction free and get you into the working mindset. We have some tips to designing the perfect workspace to work improve your focus. Continue reading »

Nov 6 2015

10 Essential Food Ingredients That You Do Not Refrigerate

With Thanksgiving coming at the end of the month, we’re be planning on going grocery shopping in the coming week to better prepare ourselves. However, while researching ingredients and recipes, we’ve learned that there’s food ingredients that you do not refrigerate.

Some of these foods surprised us! So if you’re planning on shopping early and preserving your ingredients, be sure to not include these into your fridge!

1. Potatoes

do not refrigerate potatoesWe figured that keeping potatoes in the fridge would slow down the process of them going bad. However, what happens to potatoes in the fridge is that the starch will turn to sugar even quicker, so the potatoes become sweeter and grittier instead of the ideal taste.

Alternatively, storing them in a pantry, or anywhere that’s in darkness and within a paper bag. This will help allow the potatoes to breathe (so they don’t rot quickly) while not trapping its own moisture within the bag. If you can, store them as close as possible in a 45 degrees temperature. Continue reading »

Nov 3 2015

Leaf Craft Ideas for Children As a Fun Fall Activity

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Last week we have written about safe and efficient strategies for leaf cleanup, however, with all these falling leaves, there’s several leaf craft ideas you can share with your child to spark the creative fire in them.  Here are our top favorite leaf crafting activities to share with your children this fall!

The Classic Leaf Rubbing

leaf craft leaf rubbing

Via CreativeChicksAtPlay 

This activity has long been passed down for generations, and it is our duty to pass it forward onto our children. All you have to do is lay paper on top of the leaf, and with a crayon (be sure to remove its paper label) rub against the paper to have the leaf’s shape appear!  Continue reading »