Is it Tuesday again already? Where does the time go? Wait a minute – isn’t that something my grandmother used to say? Well, let’s not worry about aging but instead celebrate the fact that we are heading into the warmer months and the first of the fun festivities – Cinco de Mayo!
I have quite a few Mexican dishes on my blog for you to want to check out and you’ll also want to visit bonappetit. They have some creative ideas for everything from how to build the perfect plate of nachos to ice cream chimichangas.
Do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo in your house? This year I’m going to make those chimichangas – I’ll let you know how they turn out!
I try to be organized year round because when my space is cluttered, so is my brain. With Spring here, I’m trying to find the time to go that extra mile and really get on top of things. It’s pretty tough to do because I usually have photography props and backdrops all over the place but I really am trying. Greatist has a really helpful article on how to be super organized in your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and office. I’m going to follow their advice.What do you do to keep on top of things? Are the people in your house organized or do you have to chase them down to put things away?
While we’re in the kitchen, let’s talk about Coconut Oil. I will have to admit that in the past I’ve bought into the hype about it and it’s great nutritional and healing benefits but lately I’ve been hearing a lot of information to the contrary. Julie at Gourmet Getaways has done an extensive look at exactly what is in this oil and I agree with her conclusion that it’s really not all that it’s cracked up to be when using it in cooking.
And Women’s Health has some helpful suggestions for healthy alternatives to olive oil that you may want to check out as well. They recommend toasted hazelnut oil for chicken and fish and toasted pumpkin seed oil for baking. Lots of good information here.
I belong to an awesome Facebook group called Food Bloggers Central. It was started up just a short time ago but has taken off in ways that could never have been imagined. Nagi from Recipe Tin Eats is the brains behind this dynamic bunch of eager foodies and now she has created a site so that everyone has access to the information shared. This is just a gold mine whether you’re a food blogger, photographer, or a blogger looking to increase their traffic. I’ve learned so much already and every day there is a new nugget that helps me improve in some way. Check out Food Bloggers Central here.
And here’s a story that will brighten your day immeasureably!
Man Creates ‘Shoes That Grow’ So Poor Kids Don’t Outgrow Them
If you were making a list of things that someone needed to survive and succeed in the world, well-fitting shoes wouldn’t be at the top. But Kenton Lee was working with barefooted kids in Kenya and realized the importance of making this a priority.
“Wouldn’t it be great,” he pondered, “if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand — so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?”
Kenton Lee was working with barefooted kids in Kenya and realized the importance of well-fitting shoes. His incredible innovation? A Shoe That Grows.
Although kids may own shoes, it’s hard when living in poverty to keep up with constant growth spurts. The Shoe That Grows can now accommodate children’s ever-growing feet by expanding five sizes, making them last up to ten years. Read the rest of the story here …..
One of the best things I’ve read in a long time 🙂
Why You Should Be Making A Garbage Salad (Read on and save money)!
Of course it’s not really garbage but if you read this helpful article from bon appetit, I guarantee you’ll never look at the inside of your fridge the same again. It’s simple advice but do any of us actually do this?
As soon as I came across this site, I knew I had to share it on Tuesday Tidbits. WeStopHate is a Realize Inc. non-profit program dedicated to raising self-esteem in teens (teen-esteem) through various social media platforms that engage teens to help each other gain confidence.
Why? Because teens who are happy with themselves won’t put others down.
Stopping bullying means putting an end to the lifelong, painful consequences that each victim suffers.
Raising teen-esteem creates a better world for us all.
WeStopHate is more than just an anti-bullying program, it’s a call-to-action to stop hate: stop hating on yourself, stop hating on others, stop letting others hate on you.
This could be applied to people of all ages, not just teens. I think they’re on to something here. We could help if we share this video with friends and family.
Have a great day, everyone and don’t forget to visit tomorrow because I have a special event planned that you won’t want to miss. Cheers!