Recently, I had the good luck to receive 21 avocados from a friend in San Diego and I’ve been having so much fun eating them and making beauty treatments. Avocados and Avocado oil are very beneficial to the skin. They contain many vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, some of the vitamin B’s, vitamin D, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lethicin, and potassium. Vitamin A in particular is known as the beauty vitamin because it helps protect the skin from damage, keeping your skin looking younger!
I first started doing vegetable pots for one of my clients a few years ago. I was so pleased with the results that I wanted to try one out for myself! In this planter I have all of the ingredients to make a fresh tomato-vegetable sauce (think Gazpacho for pasta or cucumber noodles). The planter may look a little sparse when you finish, but trust me your plants will use up that space. Cherry Tomatoes are what they call ‘indeterminant’ which means they grow like crazy and even need to be trimmed back sometimes for more abundant fruit.
This flower centerpiece is super easy – no flower arranging skills required! The main idea is to keep the crisp clean look of white and green. The kind of flowers you use is totally up to you. Since the trees are flowering here, spring blossoms were my first choice. If blossom time is already over in your area, lilacs, tulips, roses, or phlox would make excellent substitutes.
I first saw this idea on the blog Once Over Lightly, and I pinned a photo for later, (Pinterest is so handy for that). I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for anything that glitters. I don’t know if this ever happens to you, but whenever I do something as fluffy as spending a couple of hours glittering my shoes, I feel the need to put on my sweatpants and rebel a little.
This simple recipe is what I have been using for the past few years and it has been working great. When we were living in Calgary last year, it was more convenient to buy a bottle of natural cleaner from the grocery store. It turned out to be a waste of time. More often than not they seem to leave a bit of a residue. That’s why I like this cleaner so much, it’s effective and it costs less than a dollar to make.