Meatless Monday

We know there are plenty of blogs out there, so thanks for stopping by our little corner of the web! These weekly posts are your chance to read up on healthy tips and trends – from recipes to fashion, we’ve got you covered. Life moves quickly and we know how important it is to absorb every precious moment that comes your way. We love the moments you’ve shared with us lately so keep them coming! Check out the DIY projects below and then put your inspiration into action!

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MM681. Chalk board art. is. everywhere. It’s also harder than it looks (mostly because cursive was so elementary school and we’ve since forgotten how to make it look pretty). However, chalkboards are incredibly useful, especially for party decor, so if you want to be a lettering guru, check out this page for more info. It actually isn’t that difficult…it just takes a few minutes to pick up.
2. Big, chuck-it-all-in salads are great because you put in minimal effort yet end up with lots of color and wonderful flavours. If you’re on the go, put your ingredients in a mason jar, screw on the lid, and grab a fork. Easy. Try this recipe tonight!
3. Another party decoration that’s all the rage is the paper flower. These ones, from Apartment Therapy, have surfaced all over the place lately, and that’s probably because they’re cute and cheap. Whether you’re prepping for a backyard shindig or just want to liven up your kitchen table, paper flowers might be the way to go.
4. Nothing says summer like popsicles! This peach creamsicle recipe is healthy and sure to please. Let us know what you think!
(Photo credit: linked sites)

Meatless Monday

The weeks, they just keep rolling. Cheers to another Monday conquered! Break up the monotony of your daily routine by spending a few moments here. There’s plenty to see and consider – especially if you’re into fashion with a cause.

If you’ve had trouble staving off the sugar cravings lately, give healthy snacking a try! It happens to the best of us – donuts in the break room, that friendly neighborhood baker with extra time on her hands…baked goods are yummy but such a frenemy when you’re trying to cut the chemicals and fight for the fresh. Healthy meals are similarly tricky. But look below for recipes and DIY that will give you a reason to celebrate Monday. Valuing the little things in life is essential to having a positive outlook – so tell us, what are you thankful for today? #Cayisa and let us know!

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1. Beat the sugar rush with raw strawberry twizzlers!
2. Get your nom on with sweet potato ravioli!
3. Grab canvas, modge podge, and magazines to mimic this canvas feel.
(Photo credit: linked sites)

Meatless Monday

Happy Monday! Another week has begun and we’re here to keep your mind, body, and heart as clean as possible!

Meatless Monday is more than just a trend – it’s part of a lifestyle. When you choose to prepare nutritious meals, you’re committing yourself to healthy habits. These habits look a lot like diligence, self-control, positive thinking, and self-awareness. Whether you’re new to the world of healthy living or you’re a veteran, it can be difficult to consistently take care of our bodies! It will always be tempting to cheat…to skip that run or grab a milkshake instead of fruit. But here’s the good news: if you’re willing to be creative, there are plenty of ways to manage cravings, keep the cheating to a minimum, and fully embrace good habits.

Our recipes for this week are proof that you can indulge and still be on track to a better, fitter, happier you!

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1. Don’t let the world crush your spirit! You are fierce and capable of sticking to the goals you set! If you like the bracelets, head on over to our website!

2. An Asian infused dinner will make the stress of Monday melt away. Get the baked spring roll recipe here and the Asian slaw recipe here!

3. How cute is this book birdhouse?! Click here for all sorts of spring craft inspiration!

4. This chocolate hazlenut (paleo & vegan!!!) tart is looking like the perfect way to celebrate a new week. Click here for the recipe!

5. Want a water detox? Get a great recipe here and read up on how these ingredients naturally aid your body!

(Photo credit: linked sites)

Meatless Monday

Happy MLK Day! As we honour everything Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, why not take stock of what you’re standing for? What are you passionate about? What cause have you fallen for? We want to know! If you’re looking for an added sense of purpose, feel free to join Cayisa in educating children about healthful living, planting trees, and encouraging sustainable farming practices.

 

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 Spinach & sun dried tomato stuffed pizza from eatingwell.com

 

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Ombre + monogram craftiness from catchmyparty.com

 

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Holidays with Cayisa

Ornament exchanges used to be the bane of my existence…there’s a fine line between too mainstream and too eclectic. The risk of someone not liking their ornament and it staying in the bottom of the decoration box forevermore is always so high!

However, the Pinterest gods are brilliant at solving dilemmas like these and I’ve realized it’s actually really easy to make your own ornaments. Not only are they classy, they’re cute!

Here are some DIY ideas to make your friends merry and bright:

Fingerprint snowman ornament from plaidonline.com

Hot cocoa mix ornaments from  bubblynaturecreations.comHotChocolate1

Minion, Mike & Elmo from crazylittleprojects.com

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Personalized Scrabble Ornament from lifeyourway.net

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The cupcake

I haven’t found any tutorials for this one, but I think one regular bauble, glitter paint, a cupcake liner, hot glue, and a smaller red bauble will get the job done.

Make sure you take a picture of your final products and #Cayisa!

Holidays with Cayisa

Happy December everybody!

It is (finally) socially acceptable to blast Christmas music, watch holiday movies on repeat, and fulfill all those family traditions that make it the most wonderful time of the year. Are you excited? I am!

I’m here to help you get ready with a holiday countdown and will post all sorts of ways you can celebrate. We’re kicking it off with card making ideas your family will love!

(Thanks to meetthedubiens.com)

SALE Kissing Reindeer Card

(This one is for sale on Etsy.com but could so easily be made at home!)

(Thanks to deedeecampbell.blogspot.com)

(Thanks to createstudio.com)

Enjoy crafting and look out for our next holiday count down post!

Munchkin Monday

Grey fall afternoons require an extra touch of homey comfort. It’s just a fact. So today’s dinner features vegetarian shepherd’s pie from ezrapoundcake.com. Have I told y’all how much I love this website? It really is the perfect place to visit for all your Meatless Monday needs.

Warning: this dish features cauliflower mashed potatoes which you can sub out for regular potatoes – especially if your kids are picky eaters.

(Photo courtesy of Ezra Pound Cake)

While your pie is bubbling away and doing its pie thing, be sure to check out our fall craft ideas, too!

Buttons and candy corn make a winning combo – who knew?

(Photo courtesy of Repeat After Me)

Snow globe magic is no longer limited to the winter!

Fall Leaf "Snow Globes"

(Photo courtesy of Frugal Fun 4 Boys)

Last but never least: dessert. For them and for you.

Maple Pumpkin Blondies

Healthy Maple Pumpkin Blondies with Pumpkin Pie Frosting

(Photo courtesy of Desserts With Benefits)

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

(Photo courtesy of Kris Carr)