Holiday Sale

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Processed with VSCOcam with j5 presetTis’ the season of giving – which we have been doing a lot of this year and it feels good. Receiving is also nice and that is why we are hosting a sale in our web-shop from now until Dec 31st, when you purchase any item in the shop and enter HAPPYHOLIDAYS at checkout you will receive 15% off your entire purchase.

Happy shopping beautiful souls!

A Sunny Disposition

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Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetA look inside my week at my place of work, we are keeping that sunny vibe alive with all of these beautiful succulents. Keeping calm and joy through out this busy time of year I must say has not been a challenge, as we find peace within our surrounding world doesn’t seem to be so hectic. Live a life with mindful intentions and watch your world expand around you.

Sending you all love + light this holiday season.

Organic Sugared Cranberry Treat

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SNACK TIME

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThese sugared cranberry treats are great for the holidays. I made these for the recent holiday makers market I was apart of last weekend and they were a hit and so simple to make. I bagged them and made a closure with twine and a fresh sprig of spruce.

Ingredients:

2 cups water

2 cup organic coconut palm sugar

4 cups organic whole cranberries

Method:

Reduce 1 cup coconut sugar over stove in pan, do not let boil but warm until melted. Once sugar is melted take off of burner and let cool to room temperature before adding the cranberries to the water/sugar mix otherwise they may pop. I transferred this to a large bowl and let soak overnight in the fridge as it helps to take away some of the tart of the cranberries. 8-24 hours later remove from fridge and sift out keeping the wet layer around the cranberries, let these lay out on a cooling rack or baking sheet to sit for a few minutes before rolling in sugar. I myself put the remaining 1 cup coconut sugar into a zip-lock bag and added cranberries to bag to become coated in sugar and there you have an easy and healthy holiday treat.

This + That

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Processed with VSCOcam with j5 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with j5 preset Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset Processed with VSCOcam with j5 presetRemember the slinky from your childhood that you couldn’t put down? I do, I spotted this vintage one and couldn’t resist a snap! Some little succulents I potted at work recently, those rocks are some of our personal collection at home basking in the suns energy and lastly a beautiful tropical terrarium made by a talented friend. Here’s to the little things in life that bring us a fresh breath and remind us all to take a moment for ourselves today, in fact make that everyday.

Market Collective | Holiday Edition

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DecemberPosterBlue(web)We’re so excited to announce our participation in this years Market Collective here in Calgary. We will be selling during the weekend of Dec 5-7, so if you are in Calgary, please stop by! It’s an event chalked full of fun, with live music, hot drinks, food and tons of small businesses to support for the holiday season. I myself buy my gifts for the holidays from small businesses and local to Calgary, it’s a great feeling.

We are so excited and we cant wait to see some of you there! Happy Holidays.

Weekend Reflections

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Processed with VSCOcam with j5 preset Processed with VSCOcam with n1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with j5 preset Processed with VSCOcam with 10 presetThis past week has brought all types of changes. Its funny when you conceive a situation in your mind to turn out one way but inevitably ends up turning out completely different, which is what happened this past week. Not for the worse or better, just different, something I am embracing and with a fresh perspective than I may have in the past. We were also busy preparing products for a market we are involved in this December, which we are pretty excited for, spent time cooking, eating and getting fresh air. These are some shots of around our home/studio, PLANT and in process of making our bath salts infused with dried herbs. Our home was smelling wonderful, the air was crisp and the sun shining in was beautiful.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well.

Raise your frequency with super foods

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Processed with VSCOcam with j5 preset I thought I would share some of the super-foods we started too consciously incorporate into our daily meals. You may not find all seeds at every common grocer but don’t let that stop you from finding them! These ingredients are unbelievably easy to incorporate into your meals each day and provide a world of health benefits. Not only have I noticed a boosted immune system, happier moods, better sleep, higher confidence and clarity. Find your support network, having both Sean and I doing this together helps to keep inspired and motivated. Move out of your old paradigm way of thinking and embrace eating to live rather than living too eat. Find your replacements for some of your favourite foods because you don’t have to miss out on anything, if anything you will now have an abundance of food at your fingertips.

Natural Cane Sugar / Coconut Sugar – add this when your baking instead of using any type of refined sugar which cancer cells feed off of. Also use these natural sugars for your morning coffee or tea.

Chia Seeds – (little miracle seeds) protein, energy booster, chia means strength, 9 essential amino acids, omega-3. I add chia seeds to my smoothies, pasta sauce, cereal, toast and salads.

Hemp Hearts – I use hulled hemp hearts that I buy in bulk but is also available in a packet at your local grocer. These seeds are full of protein, increased energy, helps with recovery from disease and prevention, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improves circulation and reduces inflammation.

Coconut Water – In case you weren’t aware coconuts are quite frankly the planets gift to humanity. Coconut has so many health benefits its unbelievable. From cooking, skin care, hair care, and consumption. Coconut water has the same electrolyte balance as our blood (!). We buy flats of it to drink and use coconut oil for cooking alot of meals, as it tolerates cooking at high heats, adds beautiful fresh flavour and is loaded with healthy fats.

Avocado – Serious source of healthy fat, increases sexual energy, leaves you bursting with energy and leaves you feeling full most of all. Search for recipes online to incorporate avocado because they are endless!

Lime / Lemon – Lime is one of the oldest foods on the planet(!), it can be used for skin, hair, added to water to help with healthy digestion, anti-bacterial properties and even clean your home with it. I often drink my water with fresh lemon juice, especially first thing in the morning along with my green tea, to hydrate and to give myself a healthy boost of sugar and energy.

Cacao – Coming from cacao beans, I often ground mine up or buy it ground in powder from my local spice shop. If you want chocolate, cacao is the way to go as you are getting real chocolate without preservatives and is known to be good for you. I myself often buy dutch cacao powder as it has a little more of a sweet taste than bitter and ill add it to my smoothies to change things up or if on a cold winter day like today I might make myself a real hot chocolate.

Poppy Seeds – Natural anti-oxident, disease preventing nutrients, it helps with healthy digestion, has an earthy nutty taste, has a bounty of fiber, healthy source of B-complex vitamins. Find ways to incorporate them into your own meals, I add them to curry dishes, on peanut butter toast, and salads.

What super foods are you eating? I’d love to hear!

Avocado Pasta Sauce

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DINNER / FOOD FOR THE MIND

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As a vegan I do miss those creamy based sauces, but fear not you can still have those heart warming sauces without the cream. Avocado pasta sauce is a great option loaded with healthy fats, omega-3 and light energy in pure form. We made ours with Soba buckwheat noodles (yum).

Ingredients: (serves 2)

1 ripe avocado

1 tablespoon pure lemon juice

1 pinch of pepper and salt

1 clove chopped garlic

1 ripe tomato (to top)

Boil water in large pot with a dash of salt, bring to boil and add your spaghetti noodle of choice. Cook until tender. In a bowl mix your freshly pitted avocado with lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well, if you need more liquid add a little water until you find the consistency you like. When noodles are done, drain and mix with sauce and serve!

(recipe reference from oh she glows cookbook)

Vegan Granola Energy Bars

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Processed with VSCOcam with j5 presetSean and myself have started to make our own granola bars, packed full of protein, energy and iron. These are no-bake bars making them unbelievably easy to make and store, and perfect for afternoon snacks. You can of course change up any of the ingredients to make it your own, add berries or even chocolate chips!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups pumpkin oats

1/4 cup hemp seeds

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup buckwheat honey

1/4 cup organic peanut butter

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped nuts (mixed)

In a large bowl combine your oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, mixed nuts, sesame seeds, cinnamon and salt. In a small saucepan stir together your peanut butter and buckwheat honey (or honey of your choice), mix well until softens and bubbles, than remove from heat and add your vanilla extract. Add this peanut butter mixture to your oat mixture and stir well until all dry oats are coated and it becomes difficult to stir. Once mixed place on baking sheet, wet hands a little and flatten batch out and use a rolling-pin to help make it even. Place in freezer for ten minutes or until firm. Cut your granola into bars using a pizza roller if you have and store in individual bags in the fridge, and enjoy!

The Power of Positive Thinking

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Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetYour thoughts are as powerful as your spoken words. I’ve learnt that life is a mirror reflection of yourself, your inner truth and if you don’t believe me, take a look around. We are responsible for attracting everything into our lives, from the food choices we make, to what we feed our brain. Do you sit around watching tv while repeatedly putting food into your mouth without even thinking about it? Or do you choose to eat a diet full of nutrients and read books instead. I am not saying I never watch a movie, but I choose what to watch, select that idea and finish it without any interrupted commercials or watching any other low-frequency programs. The sound waves, vibrations and frequencies you are surrounding yourself with are so important.

The mind is powerful and we are the cultivators. Consciously or not everyday is a chance to attract beauty, prosperity and love into our lives, but that is up to you. What we focus on manifests so I always say to be mindful of your thoughts and actions. Live with intention and an open mind and watch your world transform.

How we perceive ourselves is far more important than worrying about how a stranger perceives you. What they think does not matter, what you think of yourself does. Finding self-love is a journey, yet a necessary one as what you feel and see yourself as on the inside shows on the outside. Tell yourself everyday that you are grateful for this life, grateful for what you do have and not wishing for things that you don’t. Respect yourself in every form, nurture your mind and body and treat others as you would want to be treated. You only have to prove yourself to you, no one else.

Choose happiness. Choose abundance.