Party Time With this DIY Tumbler Set

This will only take 30 minutes of your time.  And the results are just beautiful.  If you have an Xacto knife and a ruler, you’re golden.  

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Use 651 Vinyl which is best suited for outdoor use, which means that you can wash it and it’s totally cool. All you do is use a ruler to cut regular widths, then cut all of the widths at an angle to create pieces for your tumblers.

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Just a lightly slice through the vinyl – and you can peel the vinyl right off the backing with some tweezers, then apply to your glasses.

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Spring Fling with Cocktails

What do we crave? A cocktail. When it. It hits  80+ degrees one always needs to whip up a proper spring drink to celebrate. Only requirement is that it must involve bubbly. Preferably copious amounts. We’re currently considering any of these options.

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Two Lips & a Rose. This vodka-sparkling wine cocktail is perfect if I want to get a little fancy. It has the most ingredients, including a touch of rose. It’s a luxuriously decadent sip to enjoy on my new deck!

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Champagne Grapefruit Sage Cocktail. This sip is sophisticated take on a grapefruit mimosa with a touch of sage for an herbal punch.

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Frozen mimosas. Freeze your favorite juice, just add champagne. Genius.

10 Pre-workout Snacks

Maximize your metabolism and satisfy your palette with these protein-packed, super-energizing snacks that are always available and simply delicious.

 

Dried Fruits:

They actually provide more calories per serving and fiber than most fresh fruit. In addition, some contain antioxidants, such as dried berries. Be sure to pick dried fruit that does not have additives or excess sugar.

 

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Goat Cheese and Avocado Toast:

This is a delicious snack that you can spice up with some red pepper flakes.

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Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie:

One of the most popular drinks to have pre-workout, these smoothies are gluten-free and can easily become more nutritious by simply adding flaxseed or protein powder.

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Apple Slices and Yogurt Peanut Butter Dip:

Each serving is only 150 calories, but provides 8.4 grams of protein. Peanut butter, apples, and Greek yogurt provide a lot of protein and the perfect amount of energy-boosting calories.

 

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No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars:

These bars are vegan and gluten-free with dates, peanut butter, and nuts to provide a sweet taste and lots of nutrients.

 

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Banana Sushi:

Adding nuts like pistachios will provide more protein to this already nutritious snack.

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Raspberry and Chia Seed Superfood Parfait:

The chia seeds, toasted coconut, almond granola, and fresh fruit will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide the nutrients you need to fuel your workout.

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Toasted Coconut and Goji Berry Trail Mix:

Perfect to bring on the go, the coconut and Goji berries provide a good amount of protein, carbs, and sugars. Make a big batch, so you can simply grab and go.

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Oatmeal Quinoa Power Bowl:

Quinoa, walnuts, and bananas are packed with protein, providing you with lots of energy for any workout.

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Cottage Cheese and Berries:

Cottage cheese is a big source of protein. Half a cup of it contains 83 calories and 14 grams of protein. Berries provide a good amount of nutrients and vitamins. Add some walnuts if you want more protein. You can’t go wrong with this delicious snack.

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DIY Makeup Remover

Stubborn mascara be-gone! Make your own all-natural makeup remove for after those long, but fun, Saturday nights out. Store it in super cute DIY mason jars or glass bottles for that extra classy custom touch. You might just expand and start your own beauty line one day.

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DIY 2-Ingredient Makeup Remover (Without Coconut Oil)

Ingredients

  • 3 TB witch hazel (where to buy)– I like to use witch hazel with aloe vera, but any witch hazel will work.
  • 2 TB nourishing oil: jojoba, sweet almond, avocado, apricot kernel, olive oil, or fractionated coconut oil (if you want to use coconut oil). I like to use jojoba or olive oil.

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Instructions

  1. Pour both ingredients into a small storage container.

To Use: Shake the bottle, then apply the makeup remover to a Q-Tip, cotton ball or facial pad. Wipe desired area (mascara, foundation, etc.) with the Q-Tip or ball/pad.

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World’s Best Food Markets

The upscale market hall trend is taking America by storm. Although it’s exciting to think about the markets to come, it’s also worthwhile to highlight the sensational markets that already exist—and have flourished for years. From the Mercat de la Boqueria in Barcelona to the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco, here are nine of the world’s best culinary marketplaces.  

1. Eataly, New York

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2. Ferry Building, San Francisco

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3. La Boqueria, Barcelona

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4. Borough Market, London

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5. Pike Place Market, Seattle

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Entertaining Game Strong

It’s the perfect pitcher for a lemonade party. Rescue a boring pitcher and give it a bosst of style with a little diy.

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All you need is to grab some ceramic paint and get inspired by a Moorish geo pattern.

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Find some tissue paper and a little (dishwasher safe) Modge-Podge and you’re ready to get to work! Cut out a bunch of little squares and then some larger parallelograms and rectangles.  

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Start applying it with tweezers into the pattern of your desire. Messed up?  Just scrape those pieces off and keep on.

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