Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Upcycled Craft~ Wine Glass Planters

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters #repurposed #recycle #diywedding
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How to Turn Broken Wine Glasses Into Awesome Coconut Planters

What is it with wine glasses? They always seems to break off near the stem when they drop. Which happens quite often in our house. Yup, we like to party. Not the drugs, sex and rock and roll kind of parties, mind you. More like big bonfires, drumming circles and kumbaja till the early hours of the morning. So when our wine glasses break, what do we do? We turn them into fairy garden cloches or make these awesome coconut planters. It’s way more fun than just throwing them away 😀

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters #repurposed #recycle #diywedding

They look stunning as a rustic center piece and can be made in a few hours. So grab those broken glasses and some coconuts and let’s get cracking shall we 😉

How to Turn broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

First things first. Cutting the coconuts and getting all the yumminess out to use later.

How To Cut and Clean A Coconut

We prefer to buy our coconuts fresh, since it works out cheaper and I love the taste of the meat when it hasn’t been desiccated yet. It’s not so coconutty 😀 Did you know that the dried meat inside is called Copra? Me neither, LOL. Anyways to cut and clean the coconut you’ll need a glass (to drain the milk), hacksaw and a knife. Remove all the hair on the outside of the coconut. Don’t throw it away. You can use the hair to make these adorable miniature bird’s nests. Look for three little indents at the bottom of the coconut. One of the indents will feel more squishy than the others.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Grab a sharp knife and dig that little squishy indent and the meat behind it out.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Flip the coconut onto the glass and drain the milk. Once it’s empty you can use a hacksaw to cut it in half.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Scoop the meat out with a knife and save those inside bits for later. You can hop on over to my friend Jas’s delicious cooking site to get some amazing coconut recipes BTW.

Turning the Broken Wine Glasses and Coconuts into Planters

Eye ball the thickness of the wine stem and grab a drill bit that’s a little bit thicker and make a hole in the bottom, center of the coconut half. You’ll only need to drill into one of the halves since the indents should be wide enough for the stem of the wine glass to fit into. Don’t forget to drill a few small drainage holes too 😉

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Mix up some strong all purpose glueand attach the wine stem to the coconut half. We used Pratley Steel Quickset but any waterproof, non-toxic glue like E6000 should work.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

To hide the glue we just used some of the coconut hair that we removed earlier.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

Once the glue has dried you can start filling the planters.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

We put succulents in ours. The spikey job in the picture above is a Gasteria Flow, I think. They’re often confused with Aloes, but they require less light and make ideal house plants. They get their name from the sac-like shape of their flowers, which are supposed to resemble a stomach, hence the name gasteria, 😀 Ours have never flowered so I’m not 100% sure. Pot the offsets in a small pot, using the same soil as the mother plant and put it a warm, bright spot. Add a little bit of perlite to the mix to help aerate the soil and help retain water. It also makes the soil much lighter.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

The little trailing plant is a Crassula pellucida. One of my all time fav indigenous succulents. She’s super easy to grow. Just cut one of her trails off and stick it in the ground. Each little leaf produces roots and a new plant will form in no time.

Turn those broken wine glasses into awesome coconut planters

So next time someone breaks a wine glass, don’t throw it away. Save the bits and turn them into coconut planters instead.

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Food and Fitness Journal

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Yoga ~Hakini Mudra, Memory Stength, Brain Power

Hakini Mudra

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Hakini Mudra For Brain Power: Benefits, How To Do

People of all age groups suffer due to memory loss or frequent forgetfulness at some point in their life. Mental stress or unnecessary thinking, pressure related to personal as well as professional life, extremely hectic schedule throughout the day, etc. could be the few reasons for the same.

However, the best part is that a human brain can be trained, just like the body. The strength of a human brain can be enhanced, and performing mudras are one of the best ways to do so. Hakini mudra is a very effective gesture which is referred to God in Hindu culture and is associated with 6th Chakra. It guides your consciousness through your 6th chakra, also called the third-eye or pineal eye. This mudra is also recommended for many memory training and management programs.

Hakini Mudra For Brain Power

If your mind is at the right place, you can accomplish everything. That’s why the successful people more focus on getting their mindset right before anything else. So, check out the benefits as well as the correct procedure of doing the Hakini mudra:

Benefits:
  • It promotes a fine corporation between left and right hemisphere of the brain (left is associated with logical thinking and right with creativity).
  • Brain performance is at it best when both parts are used simultaneously as it helps to improve concentration.
  • This is also beneficial when you have to do lots of mental work or multitasking.
  • It develops calmness.
Hakini Mudra
  • Hakini mudra encourages your brain efficiency and enhances your memory power.
  • It also expands the respiration, which in turn good for the brain as more oxygen is supplied to the brain.
  • It improves the clarity of thoughts and hence improve decision making.
  • This mudra is good for students because this will help them to concentrate better on their studies.
How To Do:

Step 1: Raise your hands and let them face each other without touching.

Step 2: Fold the fingers of both hands slightly inwards and let fingertips of both the hands touch each other.

Step 3: Ensure that your palms do not touch each other since the fingers tips will act as the only joining points for both hands.

Step 4: Focus your eye gaze on the third eye, i.e. at 6th chakra (at the center of the forehead).

Step 5: Inhale and let your tongue touch the roof of your mouth.

Step 6: Exhale and allow your tongue to relax.

Step 7: Take few deep breaths and let your mind to focus on the things you want to recall or analyze.

Thus, by placing the fingertips of both hands together, you connect the flow of energy between the two sides of your brain and body. Practice Hakini mudra for gaining memory strength and brain power for 45 min daily. Or practice it 3 times in a day for 15 minutes.

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Snack TIme Options For Your Pet

Human Foods That Are Good for Your Dog & Cat

Image result for Dog And Cat eating Vegetables

Here are a few healthy treats to try:

  • Carrots: 1/8 cup slices (7 calories)
  • Asparagus: 3 spears (10 calories)
  • Blueberries: 12 berries (10 calories)
  • Watermelon: 6 melon balls (23 calories)
  • Strawberries: 1 large (6 calories)
  • Peaches: 1/2 medium peach (30 calories)
  • Zucchini: 1 cup chopped (20 calories)
  • Green bell peppers: 1/4 cup chopped (7 calories)
  • Celery: 1 stalk (7 calories)
  • Cucumber: 1/2 cup slices (8 calories)
  • Broccoli: 1/4 cup chopped (7 calories)

Human Foods To Avoid Feeding Your Pet

Not all foods are safe for pets, though, so beware of foods that are potentially toxic:

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate

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Macaroni Salad With Creamy Avocado Sauce

Macaroni Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing Carolyn Casner

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

Directions

  • Step 1 Cook macaroni in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water; drain again. Transfer to a large bowl. Add bell pepper, celery, scallions and parsley (or cilantro).
  • Step 2 Halve avocado, remove pit and scoop flesh into a mini food processor. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, dried garlic and pepper. Process until smooth. Add the avocado dressing to the large bowl with the macaroni salad and stir until well coated.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Per Serving: 130 calories;

6.2 g total fat;

0.9 g saturated fat;

2 mg cholesterol;

182 mg sodium.

173 mg potassium;

16.9 g carbohydrates;

3.1 g fiber;

1 g sugar;

3.4 g protein;

513 IU vitamin a iu;

19 mg vitamin c;

34 mcg folate;

16 mg calcium;

1 mg iron;

35 mg magnesium;

Exchanges:

1 starch, 1 fat

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