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Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

This Easter try something new and natural by dyeing your Easter eggs with natural coloring.   Making natural dyes isn’t just a way to achieve more earthy colors, and better looking eggs but by leaving the harsh food-colorings and egg decorating kits on the shelf in the store, you are making a healthier choice for you and your family.

Natural Egg Dye Recipes

Have A Happy, Healthy Easter!

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A Healthier You Year?

Essentials New Year

Make 2014 a Healthier You Year by finding ways to boost your health, fitness, and well-being, and be an inspiration to others! Arbonne Essentials can help you do just that!

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Arbonne Blueberry Smoothie

Arbonne Blueberry Smoothie

1 Cup Organic Plain Yogurt

3/4 Cup Organic Blueberries (frozen)

1 Organic Banana (frozen)

1 Teaspoon Organic Cinnamon

1 Ounce Almonds (about 20)

1/2 Cup Ice

2 Scoops of Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Mix

Blend all ingredients together until smooth

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

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EVERY DAY NEEDS TO BE EARTH DAY!

Homemade Vegetable and Fruit Soak

Vegetable and Fruit Soak

The vinegar cleans and the salt will draw out any little bugs and dirt

 

 

How Will You Celebrate Earth Day?

Earth Day is on Sunday,  April 22nd and I think the best way to celebrate Earth Day is to get out and enjoy the earth!  I plan on working outside in my yard, not that I haven’t been doing that already since the weather got nicer.  Maybe I’ll make that bird feeder that I keep saying I’m going to do or start a compost bin or make that rain barrel I keep talking about but whatever I decide to do, I know it will help preserve to earth.  You see, we all can do small things that will make a big difference in the future.

So I’ll ask you again, How will you celebrate Earth Day?

Compost Bin

Rain Barrel

Did You Know What The Stickers You Find On Your Produce Mean?

The PLU (Price look-up) code is usually a four-digit number, currently in the 3000 – 4999 range, identifying the type of bulk produce, including the variety.

These stickers you will find on produce such as fruit, vegetables, herbs, and nuts, actually tell you quite a bit about the produce:

 

* If there are only 4 numbers that means they were conventionally grown.

* If there are 5 numbers starting with number 8 that means they are genetically modified (GMO).  The industry soon realized that we weren’t buying the produce with the number 8 and quickly decided to remove the number 8 as a part of their code, making it hard to distinguish genetically modified produce.  Adherence to the IFPS’s PLU standards is voluntary, including the decision to label produce as genetically modified.

* If there are 5 numbers starting with 9 that means they were organically grown (no pesticides or GMOs).

If you have some time and I mean lots of time, you can read the Global and Regional PLU List that will tell you all about what the first 4 numbers mean.