1. Christmas Planning
Anyone else buy Christmas gifts in July? Just me?…
I used to be such a procrastinator with present-buying, but since having kids, I start getting ideas mid-summer and often take advantage of my early brainstorming.
After a few years of going overboard, however, I started realizing that my girls weren’t appreciating the gifts like they should be and thought this challenge looked like a good way pare down Santa’s load…
Anyone done this for their kids? I’d probably throw a couple of other categories into the mix like ‘something to watch’, ‘something to beautify’…I can’t help myself, I guess! 🙂
2. Freezer Pear Stash
Because I can’t eat bananas very well, pears are kind of my go-to fruit for certain smoothies, and frozen pears are the bestest!
I couldn’t remember if I had mentioned this before, but even if I have, it’s worth re-mentioning. I buy pears, let them get really ripe, then cut them and freeze them for smoothies in the same fashion as you would bananas. I made a killer pumpkin pear smoothie the other day that I’ll have to remake and share soon.
3. Rice Flour Mask
I always love sharing my DIY beauty treatments with you, and this one, known as the Japanese beauty secret, is my latest fave…
This one is a combination of kefir (or yogurt) and rice flour and is best used for exfoliating the skin.
I mix the two in similarly equal amounts until it creates a paste-y consistency, apply it to my face using small circular motions, and rinse off after about 10-15 minutes. It leaves my skin so soft!
4. Ezekiel Muffins
Oh my heaven, these are gooooood…
I bought these the other day on a whim and just love them! These make a great snack or treat or even breakfast with a couple of eggs.
My favorite ways to top them are with either peanut butter or coconut oil.
5. Ab Workout
Another awesome ab workout for you guys, and it can be done in your living room in ten minutes!
I can’t believe how effortless the girl in the video makes this seem. I am literally dying by the end of this workout, but it is a GOOD one!
What’s new in your world this week?