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!
Happy Monday Cayisa readers! I hope you’re tackling Monday in style (somebody has to). If you’re just here for the recipes, scroll on down for a meatless menu that should make you and your family happy. If you’re interested in healthful living, consider visiting Food Babe’s website to watch this video, which supports wiser shopping habits.
This family of five volunteered for a study conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute. You can get the full story on Food Babe’s website here. It is so important to be aware of how simple choices in the grocery store will later affect your mind and body!
Ever find that the weeks leading up to summer are far more stressful than you thought possible?
The world has a way of speeding up before it slows down, and if that’s where you find yourself today, keep reading for DIY life savers. Why not set aside an afternoon this weekend to pause and take care of yourself? We ask so much of our bodies and we’re not always kind to them in return! Unfortunately, the results of our negligence are often quite uncomfortable. Indigestion, acne, cracked skin, sore throats – they all throw us off course from time to time, especially when we’re stressed or living life on the go!
Peppermint oil and/or tea will quickly calm you down if you’re having one of those days. Mint tea is usually caffeine free and relieves nausea and indigestion. Make yourself a cup before bedtime, open a good book, and prepare for sleep the right way! Have a cup or two during the day to give yourself some extra Vitamin B or to gain control over your appetite.
Adding peppermint oils to your bathwater can soothe rashes and help with decongesting sniffly sinuses.
This chocolate peppermint smoothie is packed with super foods that will recharge your system, but the gist of it is peppermint extract, cocao, and coconut milk – what’s not to love? In a rush? Prep this the night before and bring it on your morning commute!
Here’s a friendly reminder to keep drinking tea – peppermint really will work wonders for your body – as well as a recipe for homemade cough drops!
Thanks for checking in – be sure to #Cayisa when you’re sporting our arm candy and come back on Monday for some healthy inspiration!
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If you’re having trouble kick-starting the week, this post will get your brain in the zone. We’re here with 5 healthy ways to tackle Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Thursday…). A little self-control and enthusiasm can go a long way. Feeling lethargic? Start drinking more water and switch up your eating habits. Constantly running late or misplacing things? Take an extra five minutes in the morning to write some memos. Being organized and energized is easy, so come try life the Cayisa way!
3. These vases are perfect for a springy table!
4. Vegan peanut butter cup cheesecakes. Um, yes please.
5. A chalkboard on the wall may just mean less mental clutter in your mind.
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Are you looking for a new springtime project? Why not consider a learning garden?
You’ll see from our Instagram account that we’re helping Christ Covenant School in their effort to bring a learning garden to campus. These gardens provide so many wonderful educational opportunities! Students have the satisfaction of watching patience and hard work pay off, but they also learn about healthful living and environmental preservation. The Christ Covenant Spartans will even incorporate math, history, and art lessons into their gardening experience.
So if you’d like to introduce your family or friends to their own learning garden, check out this how to guide!
First things first: plants need sun. As you begin your garden, make sure you locate a spot with prime light exposure.
Next, you need to select a building material. According to landscaper Jenny Peterson, wood or cinderblocks are the least expensive options. Stone and steel are more expensive options but will add an element of class to your finished product.
If you need help deciding, refer to this chart:
Peterson also says that 4′ is an ideal width for gardens. Feel free to pick any length, the 4′ parameter simply ensures you don’t have to climb into your garden to take care of it. The height will depend on your intended gardeners. If your family is helping you, try keeping the bed 6″ to 1′ high.
For a step by step construction guide, go to Better Homes and Gardens.
Once you’re happy with your garden frame, fill the bed with soil! Then go on a seed shopping spree to buy the herbs, fruits, and vegetables you want to grow most!
There are lots of fun ways to mark and use your produce, too!
These field note printables are from the Sisters Guild. Let your kids observe how their plants grow each day.
As for plant markers, Whimsy love has a crafty solution:
Here’s a beginner’s guide to canning which you can tuck away for future reference once your harvest arrives!
Choose to grow your meals this summer! You won’t regret it!
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Thanks for checking in on this glorious Meatless Monday! Every week we bring the best of clean eating, crafting, and healthful living to you!
Feeling guilty about what you’ve eaten today? There’s still time to correct that with our vegetarian dinner recipes. There’s even a healthy breakfast recipe to ensure tomorrow starts off right. Have requests? Got your own foolproof recipe for guilt-free living? Let us know in the comments!
Also, if it’s been awhile since you last visited our website, consider reading about our seeds of hope mission. Three stories of faith and courage are being celebrated as we give proceeds from our sales to help little Ava and Brooke as well as Eben, who opens up about her struggle with Psoriasis. We appreciate you stopping by!
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