Polka Dot Cottage Category Archive for : health beauty and fashion

Archive for health beauty and fashion

Green smoothies, again

Make-Ahead Green Smoothie recipe at Polka Dot Cottage

I’ve been drinking green smoothies for the last few weeks, and I don’t hate them. In fact, I really like them. I’m a convert! Check out my recipe.

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Let’s talk about meat substitutes

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What’s your favorite meatless hot dog alternative?

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Weekend Favorites

Weekend Links at Polka Dot Cottage

Favorite links and photos for this week, plus a little chat about vintage fashion.

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Diet food

Iced Candy Cane Green Tea

Wherein I talk about strawberry butter on toast and peppermint iced tea in a blue mason jar. But not at the same time.

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129/365: May 9 - New hair. Felt the need to go short.

Wherein I get my hair chopped and tell you a little bit about some of the crafty work I have in progress.

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The butter dilemma

The challenges of heart-healthy meal planning when avoiding processed foods

Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.

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Fun with chalk

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I had a little good, clean (messy) fun today. It started on Twitter, as all good things do, when Stacey said this: Hair chalk is a trend? I didn’t even know it existed! I feel so behind, sometimes… — Stacey Trock (@FreshStitches) February 28, 2013 And, well, I didn’t know it existed either, and I […]

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Cutting off the blahs

275/365 October 1

I’ve been kind of blah lately.  My house is messier than I want it to be, which makes me unhappy. But then I feel too disheartened about it to clean it up. And when I let it get bad, I feel guilty, and when I feel guilty, I feel blah. And I don’t feel like leaving […]

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Fashion victim

9/365 January 9

Ok, who wants to help me be a little less winter-fashion-inept? I am reasonably comfortable dressing myself in the warmer months, or pulling together an outfit around a pair of jeans, but in the winter, anything not jeans-based throws me for a loop.  I always end up feeling like I’ve chosen the wrong footwear and […]

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Wife of a 45-year-old

Bam! week 33 - Chopped

Somebody had a birthday around here this week.  It wasn’t my birthday, but I got the urge to cut my hair in celebration anyway.  Six inches, gone. I also got the urge to treat the birthday boy to a night out. I dropped the kids off at my in-laws’ house, booked us a nice hotel […]

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