Dirty Pour Art: It’s All In The Pour

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We discovered the coolest way to make DIY art, and you don’t need a painter’s bone in your body. It’s called Dirty Pour art. Basically, the pre-mixed paint is poured into one cup, and when poured onto a canvas, it creates swirled and marbled effects. We tried Dirty Pour art for the first time, and we are addicted. It creates the most beautiful print. It’s a MUST try.

We shared a tutorial at Momtastic. Check out all the dirty little details hereIMG_3162

Dairy-Free Turmeric Tea Latte

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Our mom has been preaching about the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of Turmeric for years. Well, mother knows best again, because lately we’ve been reading about all the benefits of that golden spice. According to studies, the properties of Turmeric (it’s most active component being Curcumin) is beneficial for brain and digestive health, improving cardiovascular health, and boosting immunity.

About one year ago, Jessica started adding Turmeric (a couple shakes), a pinch of Black Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Coconut Oil, and Half and Half (just can’t seem to give up that bit of cream) to her coffee every morning. It’s a morning cocktail inspired by our mom. The black pepper seems like an odd spice in the coffee, doesn’t it? Well, your body can only use a small portion of the Turmeric you consume, which somewhat limits the full potential of it’s healing properties. Black pepper contains piperine, which helps the body fully consume the Turmeric in the body.

We found a new way to incorporate it into our nightly routine with a dairy-free, creamy and delicious turmeric tea latte. It’s so good! It’s so easy to make, plus it boasts healing benefits we feel good about putting into our body.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon Navita’s Organic Turmeric Powder (we bought it from Whole Foods)
  • 8 ounces Organic Soy milk, or nut milk (almond or cashew)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • pinch of black pepper (helps the absorption of turmeric)

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove. Use a whisk to mix as it heats up. That’s it!

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Take the time to learn more about Turmeric, and how it can benefit you, and if necessary, consult a doctor if taking other medications. 

Get Ready For Swim Season With The Best Women’s Swimwear

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Whether you’re ready for swim season or not, it’s here. Our minds are so ready, but our bodies are not quite there yet. Our bodies are, as Alison from The Alison Show recently (and lovingly) said about her own body, “squishy.” Yes, we are also squishy.

As women (and moms) we are relentless on our bodies ALL THE TIME to look like the models on the cover of magazines and women we see everyday on our social media feeds. They are beautiful, but so are you!

Yes, working out is good for physical and mental health, and we highly recommend it. Eating healthy is good for our immunity, and overall health, so we do our best to make smart choices. But, at the same time, we have to accept the God-given beauty that is our own. We have curves. We have small boobs. Sometimes we love to eat potato chips after a healthy salad. We will never have long, runway ready legs. We have smile wrinkles around our eyes. We have scars. We have given birth to beautiful babies. We are amazing.

Alison continued, “So, gimme a (high-five emoji) if you promise to reassign the energy you spend hating or being hard on your body TODAY, tomorrow, hell forever, to thinking of way to make your home, neighborhood or community a more loving place. And, I promise to do the same. LOVE AND SQUISHINESS TO ALL OF YOU!”

What do you say to that? You in? We are! Work on all your self-love (and love others around you), and hopefully you’ll be more confident for swimsuit season! When you’re ready, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite swimsuits of the season.

Make a splash at the pool, or beach this year!

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3 Easy Projects You Can Make With Paint Chip Circles

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We love when creativity can inspire someone to take one object, and turn it into endless creations. We’ve seen people turn Ikea furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces, upcycle and reuse objects that didn’t appear to have life left in them, and make unique art with unconventional materials.

We’ve seen hundreds of projects made with paint chips. It’s a free, colorful source of inspiration for so many people. These paint chip circles have been sitting in a bin in the garage for years. We initially used them for our sharks and mermaids celebrating an Under the Sea party. It’s a happy bag of confetti that has a lot of DIY’s left to do, but recently we rounded up three ways to use the colorful circles.

#1: Favor Tags
Recently our kids had testing week at school. A few moms wanted to lift the kids spirits when they sat at their desk to tackle a day of tests. One of the many ways we did it was with pencils with the tag, You’re Sharp. To make, use a Sharpie to write the words in the center of the circle, simply cut a slit on top and bottom of the circles, and insert the pencil. These would make cute Valentine’s Day favors, too. Think about all the tags you can make for favors and gifts with the paint chip circles!

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#2: Fruit
We don’t know about you, but we are ready for that tropical look and feel of summer! These tiny fruits were so fun to make, and the only extra materials we used was scissors and a Sharpie. These would be adorable wine charms – just punch a small hole, add a small loop or wire, and that’s it! These fruit would also make a fruitastic banner. To do that, just punch holes or cut slits, and string twine through them, or glue twine to the back of them. I see a lot of fun projects with these fruity tokens in our future. How would you use the fruit?

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#3: Mermaid/Fish Scales
These paint circles are perfect for layering on top of each other for a scale effect. We used them to make a large mermaid tail. For the tail tutorial, visit here. They would be a great prop for fish scales and ocean waves, too. I also plan to glue circles to a large piece of paper, and let my kids think about all the things that have circles, and draw around it. For example, they can draw rays for a sun, another circle on top and bottom for a snowman, a car and it’s wheels, the planets in the solar systems, etc. It would be so fun!

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http://www.orientaltrading.com/paint-chip-circles-a2-13726728.fltr

How would you use the circles? Tell us at hello@jsorelle.com or visit us on Instagram.

Walk On The Wild Side With A DIY Zebra Rug

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Do you walk on the wild side sometimes? When Jessica was in High School, she got on a wild streak with her room decor. Her room was bold with tiger and cheetah prints! No, it was not manageable splashes of the animal print – it was an entire comforter, large pillows, bath towels and a rug. We all go through periods in our lives, and sometimes look back and say, “What in the world was I thinking?” This is one of those periods.

We hope this isn’t one of those moments, but after seeing many expensive zebra rugs online, we decided to walk on the wild side once again and make an affordable version of the zebra rug. We like the way it turned out, and happy we paid less than half the prices online.

To see the full tutorial, visit a site we love, Momtastic.