October 13, 2012

ten things...

hello Friends! happy Saturday!

like most people, i like to spend time online: sometimes for crafts, sometimes for recipes, sometime for motivation, sometimes for a little inspiration.

here's my list of 10 things that i'm loving at the moment:

1. the best food bloggers
HuffPost's Top 10 Picks for October

from the sweet and savory, from-scratch, to vegan, these 10 food bloggers take the cake for the month of October. congratulations to all of the talented, intelligent, hardworking winners, and my warmest thanks to everyone who takes the time to visit these blogs.

2. 13 unique halloween treats

i love halloween. i love it when the magic of halloween finally hits the stores: the candy, the costumes, pumpkins, witches, and ghosts.  i was 17 when i decided it was time to stop trick-or-treating. i thought that meant the end of halloween for me, but i was wrong! this list has fantastic party ideas or for all the little trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood.

3. 11:11
Have You Been Seeing These Numbers?

if you’ve ever wondered about the significance of these number sequences, you’re not alone. number sequence interpretation is an easy way to receive messages from your angels. numerals are everywhere, from digital clocks to billboards to phone numbers to license plates. each number has a unique vibrational frequency relating directly to its meaning. 

4. MindBodyGreen

top yoga instructors to wellness gurus, there's something for every interest and ability level here.

"Our aim is to make wellness inclusive and fun through original articles, tips, news, and interviews. Through MindBodyGreen we hope to give you the tools to make your life better and healthier or inspire you to keep doing the awesome things that you are already doing." :)

i like this read about balance, love & acceptance.

5. homemade pumpkin butter & how to roast a pumpkin in 10 steps

i love everything pumpkin! i always wanted to try making homemade pumpkin butter using fresh pumpkin and with this recipe, i can finally do it! the smell in my house while it simmers will be just insanely good! it's also perfect for smoothies, breads, oats, as a dip, or straight from the spoon. YUM!
6. healthy homemade pumpkin spice latte

more pumpkin, please. this latte is a wonderful alternative to your average pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks (which I've been craving ever since I tried one 4 years ago).  this one has actual pumpkin in it!
7. preventing food waste
plus 3 ways to Use Leftover Butternut Squash

Jo shares her tips for preventing food waste and saving money in your home, plus offers you 3 different ways to use Butternut Squash.  Butternut Squash Burrito? Ohmygoodness!

8. GMO's in candy
do you love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? perhaps you prefer Sour Patch Kids? Food Babe created a chart to help navigate better candy choices without the added chemicals, preservatives, trans fats, artificial colors and GMOs. 

9. Adopt A School

putting new books in elementary schools across Canada all year round. the ultimate goal is to put books into the hands of children in disadvantaged communities across the country and build lifelong literacy skills. focus is on school-library underfunding and children’s literacy.

help build a future where children have the literacy skills they need. become part of the Adopt a School program, and support a school. *FOR TEACHERS: if you are a high-needs elementary school in Canada, apply for the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund.

10. healthtalks

An online wellness TV series featuring 4 amazing ladies – Jessica Ainscough (Writer, Hoistic Health Coach), Nat Kringoudis (Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor and Natural Fertility expert), Samantha Gowing (Organic Chef), and Melissa Ambrosini (Health Coach).

This is the first video of a 7 episode series. The next six videos will be posted every Tuesday morning starting October 16th.

Explore & Enjoy!
xo Maria


  1. i love the yoga MIND BODY GREEN!! It makes me happy too. and pumpkin butter, whoa, watch out!

    1. Me too! :) Normally I'm strictly a nut butter kinda gal..pumpkin butter sure is tasty though! Thanks for stopping in btw :D X