Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This recipe uses milk from pumpkin seeds, which are packed with minerals like magnesium, zinc and manganese; they also provide high-quality protein, which is great any time but especially after a workout or for breakfast.


Ingredients

1 cup pumpkin, pureed

½ teaspoon grated ginger

2 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 teaspoon bee pollen

1 teaspoon coconut oil

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 tablespoon organic raw honey

1 cup filtered water

1 small piece of chocolate

See the full recipe here






DIY - Monster Eye Cake

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Make this cute monster eye cake for Halloween using Oreo cookies, Junior mints and M&M's. Go to The Cake Blog for full tutorial.

So easy. The kids can really help out with this one!

Fridge Makeover

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Update your refrigerator using only electrical tape and scissors and create a look inspired by traditional Turkish kilim rugs.  Such a brilliant idea.

Source: designsponge.com

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These kitchen tricks will make everything so much easier

Open jars instantly with a bottle opener.

Gently lift the edge of the jar’s lid until you hear the seal pop, and then unscrew like normal.(via This Week for Dinner)


Use a hot knife to slice cake perfectly.

Run your knife underneath the hot water from the tap, dry it off with a towel, and then cut your cake. You may need to re-heat the knife a couple times throughout the process but it works like a charm, especially on thick, rich cakes, like this SoNo Chocolate Ganache Cake. (via Jane Maynard)


Freeze leftover wine to use for cooking later.

If you ever find yourself with leftover wine (Does that happen?), just measure out the leftovers into Ziploc bags and toss in the freezer for later; perfect for when you need wine in a recipe!(via This Week for Dinner)


Serve ice cream with a knife, not a scoop.

Next time you’re serving ice cream at a party throw the scoop away. Just dip the closed ice cream container into a large bowl of hot water from the tap for 15-30 seconds, remove the lid, and invert onto a large platter or wood cutting board, then slice the servings with a hot knife.(via Jane Maynard)


DIY - Milk Jug Toy Scoop

Think how much fun your kids will have picking up their toys with a  milk jug toy scoop!

It’s great for Legos, little cars, and other small toys.

Materials.

Milk Jug

Sharpie

Scissors

Step by step tutorial


DIY Wire Basket

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All you need to make this super cool basket are metal lampshade frame and chicken wire.

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They are pretty awesome for holding magazines or even firewood.

Go to lovelyetc.com for full instructions!

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Who knew an old lampshade and some chicken wire could make such an awesome basket!

Diy Curtain Tiebacks

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All you need are some colorful beads, string, leather cord and you’re good to go!

Head over to Design Sponge for full tutorial.

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