LHHG Holiday Crafts: Kids Easter Eggs Craft Day

Step 1, buy all of your the supplies for your Kids Easter Eggs Craft Day from your local arts and crafts store, and you can also use upcycled items. This is a good time to have a scavenger hunt for supplies needed for the project. Take a look around your house, ask friends, and ask family members what they have before buying anything.

Supplies needed for this project:
Papier-Mâché Eggs
Non-Toxic glue, such as Mod Podge
Colored Paper (with Pictures), upcycle paper that you can find
(example, wrapping paper, newspaper, tissue paper, etc)
Glitter
Non-Toxic Paints
Paint Brushes
Paint Trays, use old plates
Water Holders, use old cups
Soap and Towels, for easy clean up

Step 2, cover your table with a waterproof tablecloth, just-in-case the kids get a little messy.

Step 3, you can start designing eggs:

Decoupage Eggs: Have your kids paint Mod Podge on the eggs and then have the kids take pieces of colored paper to make beautiful decoupage eggs. After everyone covers the eggs with colored paper, apply a layer or two of Mod Podge for a protective and shiny coating.

Glitter Eggs: Have your kids paint Mod Podge on the eggs and then have your kids dust the eggs with glitter. The kids can repeat this process one or two more times.

Painted Eggs: Have your kids paint Mod Podge on the eggs and then let the kids paint the eggs with whatever designs they want to create. Apply Mod Podge on top of the eggs for a finished look.

Appliqué Eggs: After painting the eggs, you can have the kids apply Modge Podge and then apply paper flowers or other appliqués for a textured look.

Step 4, let all the eggs dry and then have the kids apply one last coat of Mod Podge, if they want!

Step 5, don’t forget to have the kids sign and date their creations.

Kids Easter Eggs Craft Day is an easy and a fun project for the entire family! Enjoy!!

Source: Sherille Raymond, Mom






Dole Salads Parmesan Spinach Cakes Recipe

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Ingredients

12 cups DOLE Spinach from two 9-ounce packages
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese or low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 large eggs, beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pulse spinach in three batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add ricotta (or cottage cheese), Parmesan, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper; stir to combine.
Coat 8 cups of the muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide the spinach mixture among the 8 cups (they will be very full). Bake the spinach cakes until set, about 20 minutes. Let stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife and turn out onto a clean cutting board or large plate. Serve warm, sprinkled with more Parmesan, if desired.

source: dolesalads.com






Do you know what you are eating?

 

 

Do you find certain foods impossible to resist? New York Times reporter and author of “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us”, Michael Moss, is in The Stream to expose the secrets behind addictive food. Based on interviews with industry executives and leading scientists, Moss explains how the trillion-dollar processed food industry employs science to make irresistible products. So what can you do to fight back?

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Beyoncé, Life is but a Dream: An Imagine Special on BBC One & BBC One HD

Following in the footsteps of Alan Yentob’s 2008 profile of Jay-Z, imagine… presents the much-heralded Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream. With Beyoncé herself in the director’s chair, this unique and confessional film combines spectacular showpieces and video diary footage, giving a revealing insight into the life of the 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, wife and mother. This is Beyoncé, by Beyoncé. First broadcast: 28 Mar 2013

“Beyoncé, Life is but a Dream “ is a wonderful documentation about a young women artist, her personal growth, and her reflection. – Vanessa G. Turner

 

 

 

 

Website: beyonce.com






Dalai Lama Explains the Difference Between Praying and Meditation

Honorable Dalai Lama   The Honorable Dalai Lama posts on his facebook on March 26, 2013, an explanation of the difference between act of praying and the art of meditation as daily practice for inner peace. This explanation, by no means, is saying don’t pray if this is part of … Continue reading

OWN Exclusive Webisode: Stevie Nicks Reveals Why Writing Is So Important

 

Exclusive Webisode: Stevie Nicks Reveals Why Writing Is So Important

Writing is something that Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks has done every night since she was 15 years old. Watch as she talks about how she always follows this daily ritual and why it’s important for everyone, not just for musicians and songwriters.

 

 

 

Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks was born on May 26, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona to Jess and Barbara Nicks.  She is the oldest of two (1 brother).  Stevie Nicks is an American singer-songwriter who learned how to perform from her grandfather who was a struggling country western musician.  With music in her blood, Stevie went on to become the lead singer for Fleetwood Mac and a very successful solo artist.  To her record, she has over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums, and has been deemed “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll.”  In 1998, the members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

Read More about Stevie Nicks  OWN Exclusive Webisode: Stevie Nicks Reveals Why Writing Is So Important

 

 

Stevie Nicks Website


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Meditation Tips from Russell Simmons

 

 

For everyone who is following LHHG’s Challenge for a sustainable you and are struggling with mediation techniques that are comfortable for your body, this blog post is for you. Yesterday, Russell Simmons post on his Global Grind website, how he meditates, as described in his book “Super Rich,” which tells his story about how he found calmness. I actually use the techniques he describes in his book at the start of my mornings to clear my head and relax my body for a busy day. It works, trust me. When I first started meditating I laughed, I cried, I stared at walls, and I thought about past events, which made my meditation experiences very abstract. But over time, I have learned to pull my mind back to my center of calmness.

 

The Global Grind’s post begins with Russell discussing the amount of time in your day that should be put aside for meditation. He suggests 20 minutes. If you have a hard time sitting for 20 minutes, I suggest starting at 10 minutes and working yourself up to 20 minutes. Next, Russell speaks of finding a comfortable sitting area that is safe and relatively quite. Once you have decide a time that is convenient to you and select a comfortable site for meditation then you are ready to slip into a place that you can only find. Below is an excerpt from Russell’s post about how he meditates.

 

“First, find a comfortable seat and set your alarm for 20 minutes. It’s very important that you are sitting comfortably. After a minute silently repeat (in your mind) the Mantra “Rum” over and over to yourself. You can do this at a fast or slow pace as you like, but repeat this mantra simply as a vibration (it has no meaning). Meditation only requires that you sit, be patient and “watch all your thoughts” as they come and go. But, you MUST be patient, patience is the key.”

 

I hope this blog post helps those of you who are still exploring various meditation techniques that compliments your mind and body for a sustainable you.

 

Source, Global Grind to read more


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LHHG’s Earth Hour Challenge 2013

LHHG’s Earth Hour Challenge 2013 wants you to change at least one light bulb to LED before March 23, 2014 and upload a video as proof to LHHG’s Sustainability Advocate, Vanessa G. Turner’s YouTube Channel. If you meet this challenge, Vanessa will change 25 people’s lighting fixture’s light bulbs in the West End area in Atlanta, Georgia. Get-up and Get-going!!!!

Don’t forget to turn your lights off today, March 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm for 60 minutes.


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Save Cash and Eat Better With These 8 Tricks for Your Fruits and Veggies


This article talks about ways to help you to save fresh fruits and vegetables from going to the waste basket or compost pile. Simple tips include, don’t put food where you can’t see it.  This idea has been proven by my mother.  She puts selected foods that she wants my Dad to eat in clear containers at the front of the refrigerator.  It works, he eats all of the food as if he planned his meal without the help from my Mother.  Other tips include: storing produce in environments that will help keep them fresh; freezing foods in oil or water for future use; and refreshing certain vegetables in ice cold water to revive them.  To read more, go to Take Part

 

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