Advice & Life Tips, FruitBouquets, How To's & Fruit Tricks

DIY Organic Pesticide Sprays

March 20, 2017
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There comes a great sense of accomplishment when you grow your own fruits and vegetables. There’s no better feeling than walking into your backyard and picking an apple right from the tree, or basil straight from the stem – knowing it’s perfectly fresh. But where there is fruit, there are bugs. If your garden is being invaded by insects, you may be tempted to get rid of them using a pesticide. Though chemical pesticides are effective in preventing unwanted pests, they also come with a lot of drawbacks. Pesticides are filled with hundreds of toxic chemicals that are not good for your food, body, or the environment.

So how do you get ripe, bountiful fruit without the use of pesticides? Luckily, there are plenty of organic alternatives to insecticides – most of which you can make right in your kitchen with just a few ingredients. If you need to arm your garden against any little critters this spring, here are a few remedies that should help. Continue Reading…

FruitBouquets

Best Fruit Festivals to Attend in the United States

March 15, 2017
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From California’s coveted grapes to New York’s famous apples, America is home to some of the most diverse and delicious fruits. Though it may still feel like winter for half of the country, spring is just around the corner. And with the warmer weather comes an array of fruits and more importantly – fruit festivals. No matter where you go, you’re sure to have a berry good time at any one of these fruit festivals. Continue Reading…

FruitBouquets, Party Food

St. Patrick’s Day Appetizers That Are Sure To Please

March 8, 2017
Homemade Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick's Day

Homemade Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick's Day

No matter your nationality or heritage, on March 17th, we’re all Irish! On this lucky day, the whole country breaks out into a celebration of all things green. If you’re skipping the bars and restaurants this year and hosting your own St. Paddy’s Day celebration instead, there’s plenty you can do to transform your house into an Irishman’s paradise – starting with the food. From traditional Irish dishes to fun green-colored snacks, here are a few appetizers that are sure to please any party-goer. Continue Reading…

FruitBouquets, Healthy Recipes

Green Fruits, Foods and Veggies

March 3, 2017
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A diet rich in fruits and vegetables has the power to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer. And while plenty of fruits and vegetables are good for your body, it’s the green ones specifically that are some of the most nutrient-rich.

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If you’re looking to incorporate some more greens into your diet, you can do so by just adding a few extra veggies to the side of your meals or you can make them the star of the show by creating one of these delicious meals, where green fruits and veggies take center stage. Continue Reading…

Advice & Life Tips, Lifestyle & Activities

Ways To Cheer Someone Up When They’re Not Feeling Well

February 28, 2017
Husband Bringing Sick Wife Hot Drink In Bed At Home

ways-to-cheer-someone-up-when-theyre-not-feeling-wellUnless you’re a kid trying to fake a fever in order to get out of school, no one ever wants to be sick. But unfortunately, every once in a while it just happens. And unlike when you were sick as a kid, mom’s not always there to bring up soup and take care of you. Yes, in the real world, us adults often have to fend for ourselves when sickness strikes. But that’s exactly why it’s so important for those in good health to reach out to a sick friend and lend an ear or helping hand. So whether your loved one has a bad cold or something a bit more serious, here are a few ways to help them get well.

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Organization

How to Organize Your Desk at Work

February 27, 2017
organized-desk

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Where you work has a huge impact on how you work. During a busy day at the office, the last thing on your mind is cleaning up your desk. While it may not seem important at the time, research shows that an organized desk actually does make you more productive and healthy. So if you’re spending half as much time trying to find paperwork as you are actually filling it out, it’s time to tidy up! Get a jump on spring cleaning with a few of these office organizational tips.

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FruitBouquets, Healthy Recipes

Healthy and Natural Fruit Detox Recipes

February 24, 2017
Selection of colorful smoothies, rustic wood background, copy space

 

Selection of colorful smoothies, rustic wood background, copy space

It’s no surprise that many of us would like to be a few pounds lighter now that bathing suit season is right around the corner. But more importantly, we all want to look and feel healthy! While there have been a lot of fad cleanses and diets that have come and gone over the past few years, few have actually stuck around and been proven to work (let’s not forget the South Beach diet, the Mediterranean diet, the Atkins diet, and the Paleo diet).

But rejoice! You don’t have to adhere to the latest diet craze to feel healthy — really! The secret to a healthy body is sitting on your kitchen counter, or maybe even in your garden. Fruit cleanses have become the popular alternative to these one-hit-wonder diets, because they are easy to do, inexpensive and can be incorporated into any diet. Continue Reading…

DIY Fruit Crafts, How To's & Fruit Tricks

DIY Fruit Masks for Your Hair and Skin

February 22, 2017
Mirror reflection of a young ethnic woman laughing and applying a face mask to her face

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For those of us who are self-proclaimed “do-it-yourselfers,” DIY face and hair masks are an essential part of any home beauty routine. We all know fruits are full of vitamins and minerals that are necessary to any diet, but it turns out you can benefit from the power of fruit without ever eating them (though we still suggest you do)! If you don’t have the time to go out searching for a product that’s perfect for you, or you just want to avoid all the chemicals found in traditional masks, we’ve got the best, all natural, and easy-to-make masks for every skin and hair type. Continue Reading…