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Bloom With Joy

BEAUTY: 6 FOOD ITEMS TO JAZZ UP YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

July 8th, 2014

Women! We love it when our beauty routine stays along the lines of…simple;) It just makes life so much easier. Here are 6 food items to jazz up your skincare routine. Some you eat, and some you apply, but they ALL have beneficial results. What’s your favorite way to jazz up your skincare routine? Share with a comment below!

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Ketchup

A German study has shown that the Lycopene in tomatoes can be more readily absorbed into the body when it is processed into sauce, pulped into juice, or pressed into paste and ketchup. A dollop of ketchup a day can protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.

Try this…

Sweet potato fries dipped in Ketchup is simply delish! Slice up the sweet potato, toss in olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings. Roast in 425 degree oven for 15 min. Flip and another 15. Try adding a little cumin or cayenne pepper to jazz it up.

Garlic

Cleanses pores from the inside out, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Try this…

Set your oven to 400 degrees, peel the paper-thin part of the garlic away, chop off 1/4″ of the top, place on tinfoil, drizzle garlic oil, wrap and roast in oven for about 40 minutes or until soft/caramelized. Remove the skin and serve with crackers.  Makes a wonderful appetizer!

Beets

Beets are full of antioxidants for the skin and detoxifiers that target the liver.

Try this…

Take fresh beets, scrub them up, cut off the ends, mix with olive oil and seasonings and roast in the oven. Remove the skin and use through-out the week in salads or make a yummy goat cheese and beet appetizer like the one I found on Sweet Paul. It’s so Pretty!

Kiwi

Contains the most vitamin C of any fruit. Vitamin C is key to maintaining smooth skin. All Citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C to help bolster your immune system and reduce the risk of arthritis.

Try this…

Make a Kiwi smoothie for breakfast in the morning! Use 2 Kiwi’s, a handful of strawberry’s, vanilla yogurt, and a little almond milk. Yum!

Eggs

One of the best ways to tighten and tone your skin is to crack an egg open and use the egg white as a mask. This works best on oily skin; it shrinks large pores on the skin and reduces excess sebum.

Try this…

Mix a tsp of lemon juice, 1/2 tsp of  honey to one egg white and chill out for 15 minutes. Rinse and feel the softness 😉

Bananas

Go apes over bananas 😉 They are a wonderful skin moisturizer!  Vitamin A which is in the banana helps to restore lost moisture in skin. It also helps to repair dreary, damaged skin.

Try this…

Mash up a banana, add some yogurt and a tsp of Vitamin E oil, and apply to your skin for 30 minutes. Your skin will Glow!

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TRY THIS – CREAMY ITALIAN VEGE/SHRIMP DISH

April 12th, 2014
CREAMY ITALIAN VEGE/SHRIMP DISH

I love shrimp! I love shrimp in sauce 😉

So…I came up with this pretty simple but tasty recipe with an Italian flair. Between prep and cooking time, you can have a zesty dish to serve up in no time. Read the rest of this entry »

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HOME DESIGN: 5 TIPS TO ENHANCE YOUR DOOR ENTRANCE

February 11th, 2014

Designs of Doors – Izmir, Turkey

Ahh..Finally!

Spring is just around the corner; now I am able to get out and do more walking. Living in Florida does have it’s advantages 😉 We have had some rather chilly days, so I am looking forward to warmer weather. Read the rest of this entry »

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FLORIDA LIFE – EASY WHITE CHICKEN CHILI RECIPE

November 18th, 2013

Frame -IMG_2534 Looking for a simple recipe to put together for dinner this week? Try this easy White Chicken Chili!

Saturday was one rainy, gloomy day, so I decided it was the perfect time to make Chili. I was working on holiday craft stuff and wanted something simple that could simmer on the stove. Read the rest of this entry »

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HOME DESIGN: FABULOUS COLOR COMBOS

July 19th, 2013

As I sit here in my Florida home with the rain coming down in droves, I am thinking that right now would be the perfect time to change out some of my home accessories. So what better thing to do then get inspired with Polyvore inspirations 🙂 I love the idea of using some of these 4 Fabulous color combinations throughout the home. Read the rest of this entry »

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