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DEFINE DESIGN: Scandinavian Design

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As a beginner minimalist, one of favorite decor aesthetics is Scandinavian design. Basically, the term Scandinavian design emerged in the 1930s to describe the design style from…wait for it…..Scandinavia which includes the countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

The Scandinavian has a very simple, clean, and minimal design and functional furniture, which is created with natural materials  such as wood, leather, and hemp. This is design element that I’ve slowly been incorporating in my home since I’ve been purging a lot of useless and non-functional items.

If you are interested in ways to add this design element to your home, keep reading to see some awesome ideas for Scandinavian design.

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The Skinny on Skinny Teatox

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If you are an avid or even just an occasional person on social media, then you have probably been hit by the new rave of detox teas. Well, I know I had and when Skinny Teatox gave me the chance to try one for myself coincided with my need to take a detox following a weekend of inhaling numerous plates of cookout food (summertime weakness) during Memorial Day weekend, I had to take them up on the offer.

So, about this detox tea…

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Improve Your Posture On The Clock

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The older you get, the more you realize what your was parents were nagging you about when you were younger were actually gems to prepare you for the future.

If you would have told me that there would be a point in my life where I would crave for spinach, brussel sprouts, and cabbage, I would have thought you were a.) crazy b.) on an intense acid trip or c.) just down right lying to get a quick chuckle to yourself. However, even at this moment right now, I’m sipping a green juice made mostly of spinach and kale and would kill for some steamed cabbage. Kill might be a little too aggressive for the situation, but I really do want some cabbage right now.

Delicious and fiber filled veggies aside, the one thing that I wished I payed better attention to when I was growing up was good posture. For the past couple of months, while at work, I’ve been catching myself trying to sit up straight in my chair and do stretches in my desk chair all for the sake of improving my posture. Continue Reading

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Changes to Celebrate Earth Day 2015

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Today is Earth Day.

The message of Earth Day 2015 is “It’s Our Turn To Lead”. Small changes can make a BIG impact to the betterment of our world.  So, keep reading to see a list of 5 things you can start doing right now that not only help you celebrate earth day, but that you can eventually implement into your life and feel good about…FOREVER.

  • Plant A Tree – The easiest and most beneficial things you can add to the earth.
  • Start Recycling – I will admit that recycling can be hard to get into the habit of doing, especially if you’ve never done it. However, if you start off small by separating cans and plastic, it’ll eventually become second nature.
  • No Plastic Water Bottles – Plastic bottled water consumes huge amounts of fossil fuels to produce and transport, and most of those recyclable water bottles end up in landfills. Instead, buy a refillable and permanent water bottle. They are so affordable! Even your local dollar store carries them. So, you can help your planet and pockets!
  • Buy locally – My favorite Saturday activity is going to one of my local farmers market. The produce is fresh and easy on the environment thanks to the lack of chemicals added to keep produce fresh while transporting it many miles away from the farm where it was grown. So, buy locally to help your environment, local economy, and farmers.
  • Walk More – Cut back on driving so much and go take a walk outside. Instead of driving to the gym to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes, go for a walk in your neighborhood or local park. Trust me, it feels better and is there a prettier time than springtime to be outside? I think not.

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Easy and Delicious Detox Water Recipes

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I’m over all the extra lumpiness I absorbed over the holidays and tax season. Oh, I know I’m not the only one that eats out more than usual once that tax return direct deposits lands in their bank. Oh, ok.

Anyway, I’m finally back to paying attention to my health. This past weekend, I finally joined a gym again after 3+ years and I’ve been cutting back on some of my favorite, but high caloric food choices. More trips to Whole Foods and less trips to Popeye’s has made a nice difference. However, the main thing that has really made an impact of my new health goals is the introduction of detox waters.

Water is a great way to rejuvenate your system. It helps to flush out the bad stuff and keep your body hydrated. Still, some people aren’t a fan of water and it can be very boring. However, there are plenty of ways you can pump up your water by adding fresh fruits, veggies and herbs that can not only improve the flavor of water, but your health. Plus, they are delicious and refreshing.

So, since the weather is warming, I’ve decided to try more detox waters and here are some detox waters recipes we need to try.

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Mint Lemon Cucumber Detox Water – 3 Liters of Water/ 1-2 Lemons/ 1/2 Cucumber/ 10-12 Mint Leaves/ Steep Overnight– Not only has this been my favorite detox water as of recent, but it’s been my favorite beverage of choice for the past couple of weeks. It’s so refreshing and helps your health and slimming your belly fat, supposedly. Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients.

  • Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass. Lemon also aides in digestion and boosts your immune system.
  • Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion.
  • Cucumber: Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent re-hydration, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties.

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Apples and Strawberries Water – This water is ideal for improving your skin and digestion. If you are interested in a detox to improve your skin, you should check out this recipe.

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Dr. Oz Fat Flush Water – This is the next detox water I’m planning on trying. It’s from by Dr. Oz and contains grapefruit, tangerines, mint, and cucumbers. This recipe is full of ingredients that flushes toxins out of your body and turn fat into fuel. Get the recipe here.

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Pineapple Mint Water – Last year is the first year that I flavored a glass of water with a few cubes of pineapples and it was amazing. So, this pineapple mint detox water, which is supposedly good for anti-inflammatory, joint pain and arthritis. Check out this recipe here.

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Watermelon Mint Water –  This delicious water is great for improving liver function, digestion, and cramps.  Check out the recipe here, if interested.

I hope you find a detox water that peaks your interest. Also, feel free to point out more detox waters not listed here by leaving a comment below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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