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Reblog Feature: Easy no-bake coconut and chocolate balls (Mother’s Day gift idea)

These easy no-bake coconut and chocolate balls are crunchy and full of flavour. They make an indulgent dessert and a great homemade gift.

Easy no-bake coconut and chocolate balls (Mother’s Day gift idea)

The idea of no-bake definitely appeals to very little chefs out there. I can imagine that parents can do this with their little ones!

Check out the link below for more recipe ideas:

https://markieskitchen.com/home/

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MDNA Facial At Aqua Beauty

This was the first time ever that I heard of this type of facial.

What Is The MDNA Facial?

“The ultimate skin care produced by Madonna.

Carefully selected blend of ingredients, achieves flawless translucent skin.

The unique volcanic clay mask captures the dirt and impurities while leaving behind a veil of moisturizing beauty serum, keeping the skin smooth and forever hydrated. Great for any skin types and concerns“—Aqua Beauty

This facial mask is so interesting as the magnetic clay mask was removed with a magnetic wand! Interesting!

The best part of the facial for me was the head, neck and shoulder massage. I preferred a heavier pressure, so it worked out for me. Of course, you could request for a lighter pressure when she would check in with you.

Other treatments that were available are:

Manicure / pedicure

IPL hair removal

Body massage

Lash extensions

Check them out online:

https://aquabeauty-spa-nail.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/aquabeauty155/

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Vendor Feature: Zuri And Emma

These look like desserts! Thank you Zuri & Emma for this lovely box of beauty products!

Who Is Zuri & Emma?

1) Why and when did you start your business?

Zuri & Emma was born seven years ago out of the love for our girls, and the beauty and joy of creating beautiful baby accessories. Blessed to call Metro Vancouver our home, we shared many memorable moments creating and sharing our custom pieces with families who also enjoyed seeing their little ones decked out in cute patterns, lace, florals, and even bow ties!

As our season of life changes with the beauty of motherhood, so has Zuri & Emma. With the same passion for creativity and fun, in late 2020, we started handcrafting our artisanal line of bath and body products with love in small batches using premium ingredients. As mothers with children who have eczema, we understand the challenges that come with bath time and finding products that support healthy skin. We strive to make bath time and self-care a calming and renewing experience for all!

2) We are two mommies: Gigi – Zuri’s Mom & Jenny – Emma’s Mom, sharing the same passion for creativity and fun. We started our soap-making journey in late 2020 when we first attempted to make our first soaps, knowing the benefits of having known and natural ingredients in our skincare products. Particularly, as we all wash our hands a lot more during the unprecedented time, keeping our skins moisturizing all time is extremely important. As we shared some of the soap designs on personal social media, we felt overwhelmed with the compliments we received from friends wanting to buy the soaps from us. We then sold over 70+ soaps (plus lipblams) during Christmas and donated all the proceeds for the first 50 sets to BC Children’s Hospital and Canadian Cancer Society. Soap making is addictive and fun, we could not stop us from creating and designing more soaps, in many cases, turning them into art pieces. Grateful, we immediately transformed our soap making hobby into a ‘small business’ and our page Zuri & Emma.

4) Is there anything else you would like to share:)

We share what we love. We all have a busy life, and it is important to find time to enjoy ourselves. Outside of our fulltime jobs (as well as doing mommies’ duties), we find our “me time” through creating as well as testing these lovely, glamming and cute products! We hope that you find your ME time as well through the use of our products at bath time.

Check out their sites:

https://m.facebook.com/ZuriAndEmma/

https://www.instagram.com/zuriandemma/

https://www.zuriandemma.com/?fbclid=IwAR0Woyu0OK7gQ2m-B2wJNfPiBnp8iqZ4ZCkvU6TVtT8PM2kZCwisXoTySkY

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Book Review: The Power Is Within You

Summary

Louise Hay talks about how the power to change comes from within ourselves. Self love and the ability to accept all of our positive and negative sides is key. No matter how weird and odd it seems, positive affirmations and getting to know our inner child is important.

Louise Hay suggests different exercises to try by ourselves to really get to know ourselves. Being self-critical often forces our inner child to hide.

Conclusion

After you read the book, I suggest that you can also listen to the audiobook. Everyday, I like to play a bit of it at the end of the day. It helps remind myself that no matter how difficult life maybe at times and how I may feel helpless, the power is within me! I can do this!

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Reblog Feature: Spicy Bean Soup for a Cold Winter’s Night

In Maine, notorious for its long stretches of cool and sometimes downright cold weather, we can eat soup eight months out of the year. (If June is …

Spicy Bean Soup for a Cold Winter’s Night

I saw this post by Laurie of Hinterlands and it reminded me of the quick meals I had as a child. A hot bowl of soup and a slice of garlic bread was my favourite.

What was your favourite type of soup?

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Thoughts On Family Day

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What Is Family Day? Besides being a holiday for schools, it’s a good reminder to focus on the family. The truth is there are those of us out there who do not want to be reminded of their family. Some families do not have a happy history. So, why think about them? Cutting off toxic relationships especially with family is the most difficult and painful. However, as Louise Hay says….

“We are all family, and the planet is our home.”

Day by day, no matter how difficult it may be, I try to use the positive affirmation—

“I attract only healthy relationships. I am always treated well.”

Life isn’t always easy and the very same people who are causing grieve in your lives are often the hurt ones in the past. It is not a simple task to forgive or forget. On the contrary, I understand that even taking baby steps towards forgiving those sad individuals can help myself to release a little bit of the burden off of my heart.

Remember that every experience, good or bad, I need to accept and appreciate the learning that comes with it. I also value the caring relationships that help me stay grounded and loved.

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Reblog Feature: Health benefits of positive thinking and optimism | Power of positive thinking

For the mind and for the body, positive thinking is essential. It doesn’t not only make positive thinkers healthier and less stressed but also helps …

Health benefits of positive thinking and optimism | Power of positive thinking

These are definitely excellent benefits from positive thinking. Just remember that it is also important to accept that everyone can make mistakes too. Learn to love yourself no matter what!

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Valentine’s Day Is A Day For Self Love

Positive self affirmations can help us to work towards more self-love for ourselves. It’s not about only having a positive attitude and mentality all the time. That is unrealistic and actually hide the genuine pain that is part of life.

On the contrary, it’s about really accepting yourself during all the ups and downs. To accept that sometimes we make mistakes and not to blame anyone, especially ourselves, is difficult. It’s like learning to walk as a toddler. We fall, but we get up and keep going.

Remember to celebrate even the littlest of successes. There are a lot of people out there who only focus on huge successes in life. Too many children grow up to search for only huge successes in life end up giving up on themselves as adults. This is due to the feeling of constant failure, criticism by others and guilt.

When we are able to guide our inner child to focus on all the little successes in life, we can begin to also see the little successes in others. I consider this a type of self-love too!

What do you think?

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