Can you believe this is the end of October? I will putting up my Christmas tree next week. Can’t wait.
There is lots of good information in this blog so read everything.
Yoga starts this Saturday at 10:00. Four weeks for $48.
Hope to see you here.
African Art and Wine Event this Friday 6-9:00
Photography work of Braden and Sherry. View or purchase prints, canvas, and framed art!
Lots of wildlife prints! Makes a great Christmas gift!
20% will go to local animal shelter.
Toni will be featuring Silpada Designs Sterling Silver Jewelry
Emily will have handmade dog and cat collars
Bring a friend or two!
4 All-Natural Steps To Get Healthy, Glowing Skin
With winter creeping up on us, the effects of the dry air (and even drier heat!) are about to wreak havoc on our skin! The result: dull, dry, ashy skin and even more breakouts, since dry skin both puts our skin in oil-making overdrive and clogs pores, too!
To ensure your skin looks and feels soft, supple and moisturized all winter long, these are the four things you need to do…
1. Drink more water.
You’ve likely heard this before, but it bears repeating: your skin’s health starts from the inside out. As the temperature drops and you start spending more time in the drying elements, be sure to drink just as much water as you would on a swelteringly hot day. You may not crave a tall glass of water, but your skin
sure does — and, as your body’s largest organ, it’s one of the first places to show the signs of dehydration.
2. Eat more fat.
Winter weather often has us naturally craving heavier foods; it’s part of how our bodies naturally gear up for harsh winters! But in addition to digging into grounding root vegetables and warming soups, add more healthy fats to your diet. Avocados, coconut oil
and nuts are all great ways to ensure skin stays supple from the inside out.
Dull winter skin is most often the result of dead, dull skin cells sticking to the surface of your skin. The key to soft, supple, moisturized skin: exfoliating them away! For three all-natural DIY beauty recipes to exfoliate your face, body and lips, click here
4. Use coconut oil.
It’s not just great for eating, it’s also one of the best all-natural skin care secrets. With lauric acid to gently exfoliate skin while deeply hydrating, coconut oil is one of the best ways to moisturize dry skin. Plus, it’s all natural! Apply to damp skin after a shower or bath for hydrated skin immediately!
What are some of your all-natural beauty secrets for dry winter skin?
Recipe of the week!
Muffin-Tin Egg Frittatas
Yield: 24 “muffins”, Time: 25 min. active, 25 min. inactive
- 8 whole eggs
- 2 cups egg whites (or one 16-ounce container Egg Beaters egg whites)
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 8 ounces ham, diced in small cubes (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced small
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping (if desired)
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
- Several grinds of fresh black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat 2 muffin tins with cooking spray.
Whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk and half-and-half until well combined. Meanwhile, saute the bell pepper (or any other veggies you use) briefly to soften.
Stir in the ham, cheeses, pepper and other remaining ingredients into the egg mixture. The addition of freshly grated parmesan really adds a nice nutty flavor, so I highly encourage you to use real parmesan (read: not the stuff from the green can). A block of real parmesan will keep a very long time in your refrigerator, and, since it has way more flavor, you can use less of it than the fake stuff.
We have been working on some videos. Let us know what you want. So far we have videos on exercise and cooking demos. I will share one every week. But don’t get to excited yet!
This is a work in progress and they are not perfect, yet!
Enjoy Kristen’s Tomato basil soup. It was the best!
Enjoy this great week!