Why YOU NEED to Play More!

I always knew that playing was a massive part of how children learn to interact with the world around them, but I always assumed that, as an adult, playing was a waste of time. This book ‘Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul’ by Stuart Brown, taught me how essential it is to KEEP PLAYING even as an adult. If you’re looking to have better relationships, be more successful at work, and even possibly live longer, YOU NEED to check this book out!

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Celebrate St. Patty’s with some Green and Gold Ombre Nails!

Get your green and gold on literally! These cute green ombre nails are sure to get you noticed while sipping a pint. If you’ve never done an ombre nail before, this guide will show you how, it’s a tad bit messy but has a beautiful effect. Use it on one or all of your nails and top it off with a god accent nail! Nothing summons the luck of the Irish like these babies!

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Ridiculously Delicious Rosemary Cheddar Soda Bread Recipe

March is all about St. Patricks Day and that can also mean lots of Guinness and Irish foods. Soda bread is a traditional bread recipe that gets its name from the use of baking soda in the dough to help it rise instead of yeast. The traditional kind can range from pretty tasteless, to packed with all kinds of seeds. This version I found is packed with sharp cheddar and fresh rosemary and it goes amazingly well with beer which makes it perfect for St. Patties day!

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What You Need to Know About Tonight’s Full Moon!

Tonight is a Full Moon! The moon has always been a mysterious part of humanity. There are so many thoughts and ideas about how it influences us. It’s symbolic of a lot of things, like sleep, our dream states, our psychology, the parts of our personality we like to hide or ignore, and it’s traditionally a time to reflect on how our month has been and what we need to let go of to proceed into a better part of our lives. It can play a huge roll in goalsetting and understanding yourself better if you know what to look for and the aim of this post is to help you understand a little bit more about the big glowing nightlight in the sky.

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Check Out this Classic Bangers and Mash Recipe!

One of the first things I think of when I think of St. Patricks day is beer. Beer makes me hungry so then I think of food, and when I think of a traditional Irish meal, I think of Bangers and Mash! A couple of years ago, my husband was able to go to Ireland to do a talk and while there he had Bangers and Mash and reported back to me how amazing it was, naturally I had to find a recipe to recreate it.

Fun Fact, Bangers are called “Bangers” because back in the day the sausages had a habit of bursting open which would cause a BANG!

Cooking new recipes can be pretty daunting. I wasn’t scared of the sausages or the potatoes, but I’ve always made gravy out of a mix! So this was a bit scary, but now that I’ve done it, I can promise you that it’s not nearly as bad as I had made it out to be and I was extremely pleased with the results.

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Everything You Need to Know About Being a Blood Donor

I am a regular blood donor, and I happily give blood at bloodmobiles, but I’d like to talk to you about another kind of giving that I frequently do, and that is desperately needed at all hospitals. It’s a different kind of donation in which they take the Platelets contained in your blood. It’s not much worse than donating blood, and I’m going to give you an honest walk through the good and the bad, but I hope this post in the very least gets you in the very least curious about the donation process in general.

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How To Make a Bundt Pan Birdseed Wreath

A few days ago I heard the much-welcomed sound of birds singing. For those of you who may live in warmer places, birds tend to migrate to warmer places and return in the spring. So after a few months of silence, you can imagine how nice it is to hear them again. Last year I made this wreath and the birds and squirrels LOVED it. This year, I changed up the birdseed a bit and got great results. If you would like to welcome your birds back with a nice treat just read on.

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