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Spring Centerpieces

1 Comment 04 April 2010

With Spring finally in full bloom, it’s time to take advantage of springs flowers to create floral centerpieces of all shapes and sizes that will take your breath away.

Some tips on creating a gorgeous arrangement:

1. Your arrangement doesn’t have to be big. Small arrangements in multiples is a sweet and sophisticated look. Its also easier to serve with these small arrangements because the hight of a large arrangement wont block anyone’s view!

2. All the florists use scotch tape to make a grid over the top of the vase to help hold up the flowers. This allows you to arrange large bouquets more easily because the flowers will stay where you put them!

3. Arrangements that are all one color or flower are easy to put together and look very chic.

4. Forgo the flowers! Leaves and greenery can make for a gorgeous arrangement. They can be arranged to be very large and dramatic.

5. Look for vases in strange places… Your vase doesn’t have to be a vase! You can use colorful glasses, pretty teacups, and even little bowls to arrange your flowers. Your guests wont think that you didnt have vases, but rather, how creative you are!

6. Forgo the roses… While roses are always gorgeous, they are a little expected. Instead try Lavender, Hyacinth, Cherry Blossoms or Peonies.

As always, have fun! Get your kids involved by letting them help, and you are sure to create something magical!

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    Pamper Yourself After the Seders

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    Pamper Yourself After the Seders

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    Cocomint Foot Balm & Peppermint Foot Scrub

    Shabbat Shalom;

    Your Peace of the Week

    by: Marissa Anteby

     

    Ahhh, the count down is on. Only a little while till Shabbat. Why not pamper yourself with a body scrub?Here’s an easy body scrub that you can make right now. Here’s what you’ll need:

     

    1.  1 cup of salt; it can be sea, Epsom or plain old table salt.

    2.  1 cup of oil; baby, coconut, sweet almond, or even vegetable oil.

    3.  6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.

    4.  4 drops peppermint essential oil.

     

    (Don’t worry, you can do it without the essential oils this time. But go to a health food store during the week and buy some, so you can use them next time.)

     

    • Mix the oil in to the salt. Then add the drops of essential oil.

    • Pour a spoonful of the scrub mixture on to a loofah or a washcloth. It’s ok if the salt has settled to the bottom, get that part on your spoon.
    • Apply the concoction to your skin, liberally. Don’t  scour too abrasively; salt can be harsh on delicate skin. Avoid getting the scrub on your face and neck. But feel free to spend extra time on your elbows, knees, and bottoms of feet.
    • Now spoon on only the oil to your loofah or washcloth. Cover all the spots you got with the salt. Again, you could spend more time on your elbows, knees, and bottoms of feet.
    • Rinse thoroughly in the shower or bath.

    You should feel invigorated. The salt exfoliates your skin and the oil softens and moisturizes it. Enjoy this while you can, because your few moments of that “Calgon take me away,”  feeling are almost over… it’ll be time to get dressed and back to reality!

     

    Shabbat Shalom,

    Marissa

    www.embodyinc.com

     

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