This Week in Photos: NEW & NOW.

Hello Beautiful People.

Happy Weekend:). This week has been full of the New and the Now: NEW finds and NOW moments. What this journey has consistently reminded me of is the beauty of the moment. I have found myself looking up at the sky a lot more and in return, I have been given the privilege of enjoying and capturing some spectacular sights that a minute earlier or a minute later may or may not have been there.

This week, I invite each one of you to stop and take a moment to look up at the sky, savour the embrace of a loved one, and just be completely present to the moment at hand. Life…that’s your life and mine, happens in the NOW.

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I saw this incredible view and was determined to try and capture it. It was only when I sat down and looked at the photo I had taken that my breath was taken away-An Angel in the Sky.

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This spectacular photo was taken in Niagara. What do YOU see?

I have been kind of obsessed with banana milkshakes lately. This week, I took it up a notch by sprinkling in some carob powder, which I have never tried before. The result: pure deliciousness! (I have included the recipe below. Enjoy!)

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Banana Carob Loveshake

Banana Carob Loveshake
1 cup of organic milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
1 banana
1/4 tsp organic vanilla
sprinkle of organic cinnamon
1 tbsp organic carob powder*
1 tbsp organic chia seeds
1 tbsp organic oats (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Pour in a large glass and enjoy!

*For those of you who have never heard of carob powder, here is a beautiful infographic by nutritionist Tammy Soovere of Just Glow Healthy Whole Women. Click here for a comparison of chocolate vs carob from HowStuffWorks

Each week, I am blown away by the spectacular views when we take the time to look up. I believe God uses these moments to remind us to look up to Him especially in the moments when we are tempted to focus on our circumstances.

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“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”-Jeremiah 29:13

 
As most of you may know, I love stumbling upon new organic products. This week after running out of our regular Green Beaver Cilantro-Mint Toothpaste, I came across this Neem & Pomegranate Toothpaste by Himalaya Herbal Health Care. What got my heart skipping a beat was looking at the ingredient list and not having to google the items to find out what they are! It’s a couple of days in and Drew and I are loving our new toothpaste.

Neem & Pomegranate Toothpaste by Himalaya Herbal Health Care: Vegetable Glycerin (from vegetable oils), Xylitol (Himalayan birch wood), Water (aqua), Hydrated Silica, Calcium Carbonate, Lauryl Glucoside (from coconut oil), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (&) Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from amino acids and vegetable oil), Stevia Rebaudiana (stevia) Extract, Natural Flavor (using essential oils and botanicals), Potassium Sorbate (Sorbus Cashmiriana berries), Menthol (from peppermint leaves)*, Chondrus Crispus (carrageenan), Xanthan Gum (Natural thickener), Sodium Chloride (sea salt), Thymol (from thyme leaf oil), Azadirachta Indica (neem) Leaf Extract*, Punica Granatum (pomegranate) Fruit Extract*, Terminalia Chebula (chebulic myrobalan) Fruit Extract*, Terminalia Bellerica (Belleric Myrobalan) Fruit Extract**, PhyllanthusEmblica (Amla) Fruit Extract**, Embelia Ribes (vidanga) Fruit Extract*, Acacia Nilotica (Indian gum arabic tree) Bark Extract* *Organic

I have heard lots about the benefits of essential oils and decided to add these potent powerhouses to our arsenal of wellness!

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The newest additions to our household!

To learn more about the benefits of essential oils, check out this infographic by Bulk Apothecary 

L is for Lifestyle. L is for Love. L is for Learning. L is for Laughter. L is for Luxury.
L is for living a Lifestyle that is full of Love, endless Learning, and lots of Laughter.
This my friend, is the ultimate Luxury of Life.

Happy Weekend Beautiful Soul.
May you take a moment or two (or three) to experience and savour the beauty and blessings that are all around you!

xo

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