1. A Braided Scarf
Thanks to the power of Pinterest, I discovered this great trick on how to braid a regular scarf (compliments of Krissa’s Creative Hands). It’s a fun little twist on a classic accessory that I enjoyed all last month and will continue to enjoy nearly all year round!
Have you noticed the text I’ve been adding to my pictures lately?
Here’s a sampling:
It’s a great way to tell your picture’s story without needing a caption, and it’s all thanks to PicMonkey – a fabulous free photo editing website! I learned about PicMonkey from Heather (At the Picket Fence) at last year’s Haven Conference, and it’s now become my go-to photo beautification site. I use it for adding text and creating collages. It’s incredibly easy and intuitive to use, with loads of free features!
3. Marinated Apple Slices
Another Pinterest find last month is this super simple marinated apple slices recipe from Let’s Talk Fitness. Simply marinate thin apple slices in a bowl with the juice of one lemon and ½ c. orange juice, refrigerate for at least half an hour, and enjoy! I was able to marinate two sliced up apples in this recipe and enjoyed one after about an hour and the other a few hours after that and both tasted great! They taste kind of like SweetTarts candy, so if you’re looking for a healthy, all-natural way to get your pucker on, give this yummy snack a try!
I know I already mentioned this in my 2013 Whole Living Challenge Recap, but it bears repeating: I fell in love with kale in February!
I’ve been adding kale to green smoothies for a couple of years now, but have never tried it beyond that until last month. Now, thanks to some great new recipes I discovered while doing the Whole Living Challenge, I’ve been enjoying raw kale in salads, using it lieu of lettuce on my tacos, wilting it and scrambling it with my eggs – I’ve even added it to my chicken noodle soup because I thought it needed a little more green!
Kale is literally one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat (it has an ANDI Score of 1,000 – the highest nutrient score possible! – versus, for example, spinach which has an ANDI Score of 739) so I’m loving that I’ve found all these new ways to sneak it into my diet!
5. Something I’m NOT loving this month?
Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I decided to test out Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant in February. At first it seemed to be working well for me, but after a month of testing I’ve decided to go back to my old antiperspirant/deodorant.
I’m all for being more all-natural, but it’s never good when you can smell yourself.
As much as I’d like to reduce the amount of chemicals I come in contact with, for now it appears that deodorant is one of those things that’ll be an exception.
(Along with my eye cream, hand sanitizer, and all that crack I smoke on the weekends.)
What were some of your things loved in February?
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