Weekly Tips for August 23, 2010

Posted on 23. Aug, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

Where have all the tips been this summer? Where are the fun easy healthy recipes? I know, I have taken full advantage of summer and the sun (finally) and enjoying my family and the site has been low on the totem pole of life.  Which is my point, do things for yourself and don’t feel “obligated” or “must-do”. Remember to enjoy your family and yourself.   Just got back from a fabulous beach vacation – consisting of surfing, boogieboarding and eating like crazy EVERY DAY! Time to get back on the health train. 

Have had some fun and new experiences this summer, can’t wait to share with you! Tell us yours! Did anyone go Dawn Patrol, hiking that infamous trail or anything out of the “norm”?

GREEN - GET RID OF THOSE PESKY PESTS

Dissolve 1-1.5 teaspoons of baking soda in 1 quart of water to kill bugs on flowering plants.  Spray every 7-10 days. 

Once those plants “flower”, instead of making a single bouquet, put individual stems in a group of bud vases.  Cut the stems in varying lengths and remove leaves/thorns. Don’t have enough vases, use salsa jars/jam jars/mayo jars, even baby food jars for the height difference. 

HEALTHY - WORLD’S BEST BEAUTY BUYS

1. Germany – Dr. Hauschka Radiant You Kit. (www.DrHauschka.com) Contains cleansing cream, lavender bath oil, rejuvenating mask and toner. Less than $7.

2. France – L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume. (www.usa.loccitane.com) Sweet and intoxicating scent. $9.

3. Brazil – Organix Nutritional Acai Berry Avocado Shampoo (www.CVS.com) Full of anti-oxidating benefits and repairs damaged hair. Less $7.

4. Honduras – Ojan Ultra Hydrating conditioner To Go (www.Sephora.com) Leaves hair strands silky and smooth. $9.

5. Australia – Urban Rituelle Creamy Vegetable Soaps. (www.urbantiruelle.com) Full of Vit. E and cocoa butter. $6.

6. Japan – Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers (www.Tatcha.com) Time-honored secret for gorgeous skin. $12.

7. Indonesia – Adara Organic Coconut Virgin Oil –Heavenly Peach (www.b-glowing.com) Soothes dry skin and also leave-in hair conditioner. $12

8. China – Green Tea Goods Herbal Body Balm (www.greenteagoods.com) Great for chapped lips, dry cuticles.  Used for centuries. $7

9. Greece – Korres Lip Butters (www.sephora.com) Shiny and sheer tints with delicious flavors. $10

10. U.K. – Boots No7 Natural Blush — Candy Pink.  (www.target.com) Channel your English rose with bright hues. $9

RECIPE - BLACK BEAN CUPCAKES

Yes, that is right, black bean cupcakes.  They are like death by chocolate! Jump over to Food tab for the full recipe.  

Thought to Ponder:  What is the best nutritional info/tip you have ever received?

Have a great week, enjoy those last moments of summer vacation and for those back in school — have a great year.  Still loving to hear your thoughts, input, likes/dislikes.  Shout it out!

One Response to “Weekly Tips for August 23, 2010”

  1. Registered nurse 17 December 2010 at 3:43 pm #

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