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Welcome:

Helloooo DIY friends and new local friends! I’m so happy you’re here visiting my online home, my little space on the world wide web. Welcome! Make yourself comfortable! Feel free to take a bit of a virtual tour, poke around and to use the search function to find specific keywords and topics.

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Local Butler, PA friends: 

I am so honored by the recent feature in our town’s local Butler County Business Matters magazine and if that’s what brought you to DIYShowOff today, I want to extend a warm welcome, a big hug and a thank you for stopping by! It’s so fun making new friends – even e-friends! And getting to know you! I love supporting our community and small local businesses and your presence here and shares do exactly that, so thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

A little about Roeshel: 

As a home DIY and decorating blog author, Certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner and inspired Young Living user and business leader, I share DIY decorating tutorials here on the blog but more importantly, I love teaching that a beautiful home begins with creating a happy and healthy environment. We can do all of the pretty cosmetic renovations and fill our home with beautiful decorative accents but surrounding ourselves with positive energy and promoting emotional and overall wellness are the most important accessories. Living our best life is the most treasured “do-it-yourself” project of all.

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Before blogging transformed into a full time career in 2007, my work history included nearly 20 years of administrative support in healthcare and especially because my family history within the past 5 years dramatically changed from no medical history of cancer to include cancer survivors (4 close family members), I possess an interest in health, healing and natural approaches which led me to Young Living and the Aroma Freedom Technique. I am passionate about promoting wellness from the inside out, developing an attitude for gratitude, raising awareness for chemical free living and empowering others to achieve their goals. 

unicorn essential oils make and take

More about Young Living —> HERE

Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter

Aroma Freedom Technique is my favorite DIY tool for a beautiful transformation starting with yourself. AFT can guide you through the process of removing that negative voice interfering with taking control of reaching your goals and dreams. It’s time to take action and make it happen! It’s time to create your best life. Aroma Freedom Technique – group/individual sessions online/in person by appointment.

About DIYShowOff: 

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DIYShowOff was created as a place to encourage and share do-it-yourself projects, a place to journal our renovation adventures as well as feature others who share a passion for all things DIY related, a place to ‘show off’ your creativity. There’s a weekly link party for my fellow blog friends to share their latest DIY masterpiece. It’s a great way to discover new blogs and gather up fresh new DIY inspiration. 

DIY ShowOff & Share

DIY ShowOff & Share

I still share my DIY projects and what’s going on with me, our room makeovers, DIY projects, crafts, recipes, favorite things, and well, anything that I want to share since I’m the boss! lol I feel like my passion for wellness, purpose and abundance is also a great fit. Right? So occasionally I expand the content to include creating not only a beautiful home but a healthy one too! DIYShowOff is has evolved to include whatever’s on my mind, going on in our lives around here and more. 

open pantry at diyshowoff.com

open pantry + pipe shelving

Bathroom Makeover

bathroom before and after

grape arbor gazebo reveal

grape arbor gazebo and brick walkway

thrifty treasure – chandelier planter

DIY chocolate candy melts bridal wedding shower party favor gifts tutorial @diyshowoff essential oil infused gift idea breakfast at tiffany's

wedding favor/candy gift idea

Our home is still a work in progress. And there are a LOT of DIY projects on the to-do list. We’re currently working on a creating a ‘man cave’ in the basement. And I’m hoping to freshen up the kitchen as well as tackle at least one bathroom makeover. There’s never a shortage of projects around here! So stay tuned, visit often or subscribe for the latest updates.

Color Lover's Room Makeover - dining room reveal @diyshowoff (navy, chartreuse, blush and gray for a soft but colorful fresh new look) #colorlovers #birchlanecolorlovers #TheMinecolorlovers #mintedcolorlovers

color lovers dining room makeover

DIY fall dreamcatcher wreath door decor tutorial @diyshowoff

HUGE floral dreamcatcher

Freshen up your home with spring decor! DIY tutorial for spring succulents arrangement! #michaelsmaker

Spring succulents arrangement

DIY Toilet Paper Holder with Shelf tutorial @diyshowoff

toilet paper holder/shelf

Guest Room/Nursery reveal @diyshowoff

Guest Room/Nursery Reveal

#HelloRedReno

In addition, I’m working on a series called #helloredreno where I’m creating an efficiency apartment as time and money allow in the Wellness Inspired Living studio I own in downtown Butler, PA. It’s a slow process but looking forward to moving forward with some fun features and renovations including living room space, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom makeovers. And if you’re local, you’re invited to my painting party! Let’s get to work! haha! I’ll keep you posted!

#helloredreno series

roeshel DIY wood plank wall helloredreno livingroom after flowing tile to hardwood transition Sealing a wood plank shiplap wall with shellac #helloredreno @diyshowoff #ad

Wellness Inspired Living: 

As I’ve mentioned and can’t help mention and feel compelled to mention because it’s been so life changing for us – I’m also very passionate about raising awareness for wellness with essential oils, products with non toxic ingredients and creating a chemical free home. I provide fun educational events (local and online) and support so that it’s not as overwhelming as it sometimes feels. Baby steps to a healthy choices are steps in the right direction! I’d love to share more of my story with you. 

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Thank you!

Do you love do-it-yourself projects? Crafts? Decorating? Feeling your best? Physically and emotionally? Then you’re in the right place, my friend! If you’re local, ask about our monthly calendar of events. I’m hoping to get more seasonal craft classes added starting in April. If we aren’t geographically close or you have a hectic crazy schedule, let’s connect on social media. I look forward to getting to know you! Thank you for stopping by! 

DIYShowOff reader special: 

When you purchase a Premium Starter Kit at YoungLiving.com using enroller/sponsor #1836762, you’ll receive a diffuser, 12-13 bottles of essential oils, a sample of Thieves Household Cleaner, Ningxia Red, Thieves Hand Purifier and more as well as a community (online and local) for education and support AND a DIYShowOff welcome bundle including my favorite educational resources and special gift. Whew! That’s quite the haul!

Oils not your thing? There’s also a Thieves Starter Kit, Ningxia Red Starter Kit and Savvy Minerals Makeup Starter Kit!!! So munch to choose from!

Local? We also have iTovi scans and fun crafty make and take events, luncheons, girls’ nights, parties and classes! We have a rockstar amazing local team and we would LOVE to welcome you into our circle of oily friends! Not local? Our online community is pretty AMAZING too! There’s no reason to feel overwhelmed on how to get started! We’ll hold your hand and walk you through the learning process!

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Ready to be friends? Me too! Let’s connect

Wellness Inspired Living // 229 North Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001 // roeshel@gmail.com

DIY ShowOff & Share

Hello DIY friends! How was your week? It’s time to show off and share some DIY!

DIY ShowOff & Share

DIYShowOff weekly recap:

Reports show the top 10 posts from 2018 and I’ve compiled a post of reader favorites! 

2018 Top Posts

top posts 2018

You all know we use essential oils in our home and our everyday lives.

They support our sleep, hormones & emotions, muscles, immunity; we diffuse them instead of burning candles, and we even bake & cook with them. It’s the first step that really sparked a healthier lifestyle for our family and home.

desert mist diffuser and essential oils

My absolute favorite starter kit is on sale this weekend (thru tomorrow). You get a beautiful “Desert mist” diffuser which runs up to ten hours and even has a candle flicker mode. It’s gorgeous! Then you also get 11 of the best everyday oils (lemon, lavender, peppermint, Thieves, citrus fresh, Digize, Panaway, frankincense, copaiba, Raven, & Stress Away)- and don’t worry, I’ll tell you how to use every single one of them.😊 You also get a sample of our thieves household cleaner which makes two bottles of cleaner, 2 packets of NingXia Red drink, & a bunch of other goodies. You get 24/7 access to our private Facebook groups and getting all your questions about oils answered. Oh and did I mention you get a 24% discount from Young Living on anything you want in the future?(it’s like a Sam’s club or Costco membership).

The kit is normally $160 (which is THE best value because you get over $300 worth of products). NOW it’s on sale for $144 this weekend through Young Living. But I’m giving my new members $25 back on your new account to spend on whatever you want in the future. That’s $119 which is literally THE lowest you’ll ever get your kit for. *When you purchase the Premium Starter Kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762.

flash kit sale

It matters who you get your kit from! You can’t hop around to different teams if you decide you’re not getting educated with someone else. We know what we’re doing. Come join us! ❤️
I’d be honored to be the one to hook you up! Get it HERE

Party time: 

Let’s get this DIY ShowOff & Share party started already!

DIY ShowOff & Share

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


DIY ShowOff & Share

Helloooo, DIY friends! Happy New Year! New Year, new link party name! It’s DIY ShowOff & Share time! Show off your creativity by linking up below, browse the links for inspiration for your next DIY AND make some new to you talented blog friends! This weekly link party still begins each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. EST and runs through Friday at 11 p.m. EST. I love getting to know you and seeing what you’ve been up to. I also love pinning favorite ideas for inspiration and will be creating a new board just for DIY ShowOff & Share favorites! 

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DIYShowOff weekly recap:

You may have noticed my absence. #life Turns out, I wound up being out of town more than I was home in December with our Jamaican vacation, the holidays, an unplanned trip to Vegas and then my MacBook decided to poop out and was sent away for repairs but … new year, new goals and I’m finally back to work! 

Happy New Year

In case you missed it, I did manage a holiday tour of the #helloredreno studio and now it’s time to pack it all up and refresh the space and get back to work on the renovation. 

wellness inspired living Christmas

New year, new goals, new you! Time to make a change towards a healthier lifestyle! I’m blessed to be a part of a community that’s been life-changing for our family. When a couple of blog friends shared Young Living with me, I had no idea how that would spark healthier lifestyle changes and steps towards a healthier chemical free home. I can’t imagine what my life would look like if they hadn’t (pretty toxic!) – so I’m can’t help but pay it forward by sharing with others. Not only the lifestyle changes, that I look and feel better than I ever have, I’m a part of a close knit community of like-minded blog friends AND if you haven’t considered a network marketing career, girlfriend, we need to chat because that income opportunity exceeds blogging income and has really inspired some personal development and amazing relationships. I’d love for you to welcome you into our circle of friends! 

new year new you

Simply comment below if you’d like more information. It’s not JUST essential oils, it’s close friends, chemical free products – cleaning, skin care, personal care, supplements, pet care, kids’ collection, a baby line, dental care, a soon to be released essential oil infused CBD oil and so much more and my friends and I can’t wait to get to know you better! Get started today —-> new year, new you! You may even recognizes a few of our common blog friends from Making Lemonade, FieldStoneHill Designs, My Blessed Life, Decor Chick, The Inspired Room and so many more! Join us!  

Visit Wellness Inspired Living on Facebook! We’re hosting an online New Year to Wellness class. Check out the event page!

wellness inspired living

Party time: 

Let’s get this DIY ShowOff & Share party started already!

DIY ShowOff & Share

1. Please use the button above or text and link to this post to share the linky love. Here is the link: http://diyshowoff.com/category/other/that-diy-party/.

2. This blog linky party is for YOUR DIY projects only and YOUR IMAGES ONLY. Links not related to DIY will be deleted. Please share your link one week only. Please do not link giveaways, linky parties, promotions or a collection of inspiration that isn’t your own DIY project.

3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

5. If you’re viewing in mobile, you may need to click over/convert to “desktop view” to see the links.

6. Limit three links per week per blogger per party, please. Thank you!


‘Tis the Season to be Jolly! And Healthy!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And healthy! And if you’re wondering where to even start with a healthier lifestyle, here’s my story. As you know, I’m a DIY girl. No fear about diving in and giving things a try. So doing the same when it comes to wellness made sense to me. This is what got me started, raised awareness and made a difference in my lifestyle:

DesertMistPSK

 

Is what you put into your body important to you? I‘m pretty sure by now that you’ve heard a lot about essential oils, right? ::groan:: and ::eye roll:: <— that was my initial reaction too! lol! What IS all the fuss about? Let me share it with you as short and sweet as I can why essential oils are all the rage for me personally. (Some affiliate links below.)

I am so forver grateful someone shared with me: When I first heard, I thought it was some temporary popular trend and I tuned it out. la-la-la-la-la!!!!!! But nearly 4 years ago on a blogging retreat, two of my blog buddies shared essential oils with me…I have a bit of an issue with traveling which causes some uncomfortable side effects (TMI! you don’t want to know) and the essential oil shared made all the difference! Oh.my.good.NESS! If it worked for that, how else? In my world at the time, my mom and sister were going through treatments for breast cancer. I was ready and open to making healthier choices. Baby steps. Just starting somewhere.

You guys, I’ve had 6 family members diagnosed with cancer in SIX years! I felt so helpless! 

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Essential oils have been around FOREVER and I know that lately they’re ALL THE HYPE but I believe it’s because word of mouth spreads faster these days via social media. They aren’t new. And specifically, Young Living has been around going on 30 years! I was still practically a child (and I’m a grandma now!). That’s not anything bright and shiny and just born. And “Young Living” is THE BRAND everyone wants. Because guess what? Not all essential oils are created equal! What I really love about Young Living is their Seed to Seal Guarantee. They aren’t just buying from a supplier and slapping on a label. Young Living controls the process of planting, harvesting, distilling, bottling, labeling and shipping from their own farms and partner farms from around the world with high standards and lots of testing. In fact,

Seed to Seal

 

Young Living is the #1 essential oils company in the world. I am confident that I am getting the best quality essential oil. One other quick point about Young Living…unlike buying a cheap oil from Amazon or WalMart or even TJMaxx (be aware: even a label with 100% pure doesn’t mean that’s the case), I love that I have support, resources and testimonials from personal experiences to help guide me on my oily journey. I’ve never had to work about my health but now I’m empowered to research, to learn more and to embrace wellness. When someone tells me they tried an essential oil and it didn’t work, I’m pretty sure they tried a fragrance or lower grade, not the quality of Young Living essential oils. 

Nostalgia: Something that is really important to me … creating an environment for my sweet grandson that’s FREE of toxins. Know what else I really love? You know how a certain scent will take you back to a really special memory? I love that he is going to associate those amazing good scents like lavender or clove/cinnamon with his grammy. 

roeshel @diyshowoff grandmas rock!

What is an essential oil anyway? My first uneducated thought: “oh, some air freshening junk that maybe helps you relax, snake oils for hippies”. An essential oil is the substance created by plants for protection against damage, injury, predators, environmental/weather changes. And they work for humans (oh and my dog and that horse too) in much the same way. Whoa! I certainly never imagined that essential oils had powerful health benefits. What? Why haven’t we heard about them before? Why didn’t I know that I could grab an essential oil for relief or health support in so many ways without the synthetic chemicals or side effects? The answer to that is an involved blog post for another day but just because I never knew, doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Essential oils were one of the first medicines! I’m learning so much and I’m so thankful that my friends DID share with  me because it’s made a HUGE difference in our lifestyle, our health, our finances and our home. 

 

Again, why Young Living brand? The history, the quality, the support, the selection (hello essential oils, personal care, supplements, cleaning products and so much more – toxin free products I use every day!), the opportunities (ask me how I’m going to the lavender farm for FREE this fall and how I’ve passed up my blogging income, especially when I vowed I would NEVER promote one of those work-from-home type companies). It’s rewarding having the opportunity to help others make healthier choices too. I see how it really is changing lives. And because I see that for myself personally, I really can’t help but to shout it out to you on my blog on occasion or from the top of my lungs on Facebook! “YOU need these oils too!” 

 

Recommendation:

SO here is what I recommend: THIS DIFFUSER IS THE BOMB! 3-5-10 hour settings, LED lights (including a pretty candle flicker)! Love it!

essential oils @diyshowoff

…just dip your toe in by purchasing the premium starter kit. Just try and see. This gives you the biggest bang for your buck with NO obligations. It’s the best way to give essential oils a good fair shot to see the benefits for yourself! For $160 (+tax/shipping) you get:

 
  • A diffuser: You’re going to want to diffuse your essential oils into the air so you can breathe in those health benefits and support! What I love: unlike a candle, there are no toxic chemicals or synthetic fragrances. I get to choose the scent I want to diffuse…something uplifting or relaxing, something immune boosting or cleansing, etc. AND I get to control the strength. A drop or two for sensitive noses, more for a POW – my house smells amazing! The diffusers are constructed of a medical grade material that will not break down with the use of essential oils. It also comes with a 1 year warranty.
  • 11 bottles of essential oils: Peppermint (cooling, great for after exercise, occasional head tension, supporting a healthy digestive system), Frankincense (supports healthy skin, meditative/spiritual, promotes a sense of well being), Lemon (energizing and cleansing), Citrus Fresh (I love adding a few drops to freshen up laundry)), DiGize (a must have for supporting a healthy digestive system), Thieves (supports a healthy immune system, very popular oil that because of it’s awesome power is also used in YL’s household cleaner concentrate, bar soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid and dishwasher powder, dental products, hand purifier, etc. too – it’s SO good!), Lavender (relaxing and calming and awesome for all.things.healthy.skin!!!), Copaiba, PanAway (smells like IcyHot, great for after exercise), Raven (supports a healthy respiratory system!), Stress Away (enough said!).
  • A sample of Thieves Household Cleaner (YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!! Cinnamon/clove scent?! Yes please!)
  • Sample bottles and cards to share with others.
  • Sample Ningxia Red (super juice – POW!) 
  • A lifetime wholesale membership – sounds scary but there are no obligations to order ever again. But if you do want to, you now have access to 24% off retail prices! Hurray! Spend 50 pv ($around $50) per year to stay an active member or … hey, go inactive. There is no penalty. You just don’t order again, you walk away free and clear.
  • Friendships and support!
  • The potential to share with others and to make a paycheck – it’s just there, hanging out, yours for the taking IF you want it. No requirements. No monthly quotas. You never HAVE to ‘sell’ or share or speak a word to anyone if you don’t want to. But if you do, you might just get an accidental paycheck! Let’s discuss the details. It’s not like your usual work-from-home multi-level marketing company.
  • Access to a Rewards program IF you decide you love you oils to pieces and can’t live without MORE! Completely optional. I love it because I get things I used to buy at WalMart (but now a chemical free version) and my essential oils delivered to my door and I earn rewards BIG TIME (shopping spree!) but that’s just me. I’m talking about not just essential oils but our toothpaste, household cleaner, deodorant, laundry detergent, lotion, supplements, etc. You have the choice. Decline immediately, sign up if you want some other time or never join it. Up to you!

CYBER MONDAY DIYSHOWOFF PROMOTION:

  • FREE GIFTS! ORDER NOW through November 30, 2018 and receive $25 cash back, a welcome bundle from DIYShowOff (that’s from me to you personally!) WHILE SUPPLIES LAST that includes my favorite educational material so you’re not left in the dark. Hey, those oils aren’t going to do anyone any good sitting in the box. Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed…we’ve got you covered. I really want to get you all set up and ready to love your essential oils!). Choose one of these holiday gifts (first come, first serve basis)

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CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Not really on board or into essential oils? Young Living is all about a chemical free home and healthy lifestyle. There are more options: 

1. The Premium Starter Kit with diffuser (dewdrop diffuser shown below), 11 oils and samples.  

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2. The Ningxi Red kit (AWESOME daily supplement) and everything shown below: 

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 3. Savvy Minerals Makeup kit…

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4. Thieves Kit – all things Thieves & cleaning, supporting a healthy immune system. 

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CLICK HERE TO ORDER

How? Just go to YoungLiving.com. Be sure that my member#1836762 is in the enroller and sponsor spots, choose your Premium Starter Kit and you’re all set! Want recommendations for more or to learn how you can get free products with your order? Contact me for more info and I can walk you through the sign up process. 

I’m excited for you to join an amazing oily family filled with so much love and support and fun! Can’t wait!

*This blog is sponsored by DIYShowOff & Young Living Essential Oils (Independent Distributor). The information on this blog is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

***Be sure to make your purchase using the enroller/sponsor#1836762 to qualify for DIYShowOff welcome bundle, community, incentives and gifts.

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5 Friday Favorites

TGIF! Happy Friday friends!!! Ever look at someone’s photos and wonder where the heck they snagged something so fun and fab? Me too! And I’m often asked about certain items from photos in blog posts and social media so I figured a round up of favorite things was due. Because if you’re nebby like me, inquiring minds want to know.  Some of the links below are affiliate links, some just linked for your convenience. So here goes: 5 Friday Favorites…

5 friday faves

1. With a healthier lifestyle including whole foods and cutting way back on sugar consumption, this whipped cream maker is a must! Seriously! 30 seconds and 2 ingredients (we do heavy whipping cream and 1 stevia packet) is all it takes and I have a great dip for fruit or topping for (this) pie which my husband made and I.LOVE.it! I could eat it every single day…as as far as desserts go, it’s pretty guilt-free. You NEED this kitchen gadget! Also check out: the new ice-cream maker, brownie pan and the wine essential tools! My sweet friend Sharon, a Pampered Chef consultant, set up a party to shop from: 

Whipped Cream Maker

whipped cream maker  

Oh my. Looks like I could use some food photography tips.

Any recommendations?

I might get drafted if Russ ever starts his food blog! 

2. & 3. Hey floral patterns are NOT reserved for grandmas! But yes, I’m a proud grandma and I love this floral raglan and these new ‘roses’ shades are my favorite this summer. 

sunglasses

rose & gold sunglasses and floral raglan top 

4. And this next one I bought for working out but recently paired it with a cardigan. Perfect for a girls’ night out, right which is almost like going to the gym. It’s up and off the couch. So very similar, right? Besides. it’s so cute and well, you COULD wear it to the gym, so versatile too! 

winosaur

wino-saur tank top

5. And last but not least, I made up some foaming hand soap recently with the help of my trusty sidekick and little grand buddy. He is so sweet! He’s back to being two time zones away so I sometimes watch this video daily to get that kiss. ::hold me:: 

 

No video bells and whistles…adding video editing course to my list of things to do but really, we were just hanging out and decided to do a video. isn’t he a natural? lol!

foaming handsoap dispenser

5 friday faves  

Okay, that was fun! I don’t know that I’ll do this every week but I hope you’ll enjoy the occasional series of my 5 Friday Faves! Enjoy the weekend! 

Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup with pasta shells

Hosting a small casual party? I seem to be doing that on a weekly basis lately since my new grandson is local one day a week. Sweet baby boy is bait for visits from family & friends, especially during lunch time. I love these visits and the opportunity to spend time with those I love and sometimes, I like to have lunch ready to serve. Most everyone loves broccoli cheese soup as well as mac & cheese, right? How about a combination of the two? This only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Perfect!

Ingredients I used:

  • 1 box Horizon® Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 lb. bag of organic frozen broccoli (recommended: Earthbound Farms brand)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (recommended: Horizon® brand)
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup organic all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 4 cups free range chicken broth
  • 2 cups organic half and half (Horizon® brand recommended)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • shredded (Horizon®) cheddar cheese for topping

For more information, visit Horizon®’s website.

Servings: 4-6

Time: approx. 30 minutes.

Directions:

Saute onion in 1 tablespoon of melted butter in large pot. Add two cups of chicken broth and simmer.

Add 2 cups of chicken broth and half of frozen broccoli to food processor and puree.

Add chicken broth/broccoli to onions/large pot and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

In bowl, mix cheese packet from Horizon® Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese, 1/4 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of melted butter and 2 cups of half and half.

Slowly add the half and half mixture to pot and whisk to mix over medium high heat 2 minutes.

Add Horizon® Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese and remaining broccoli. Add a pinch or two of sea salt. Boil 10-12 minutes or until macaroni is done.

Remove from heat, top with shredded cheddar cheese and serve.

It’s so good! Day 2/leftovers may require the addition of more chicken broth/etc. because those shells soak it all in.

Since we’re considering more organic choices, I was pleased to learn about all of the Horizon® products. Looking for more recipes? Try the MAC-N-ATOR™, an online tool that takes existing ingredients in your kitchen that you enter and creates a recipe including Horizon® Mac & Cheese. Horizon® is an easy solution you can feel good about.

*This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.

Enjoy Horizon Mac & Cheese as a versatile meal and keep your family happy.  Try different vegetables in the dish to promote alternative uses of Horizon products or let your imagination take over.

 

Horizon is a pioneer in the organic industry.  Every choice they make is carefully considered with National Organic Program (NOP) guidelines in mind.  Horizon Mac & Cheese is made with these guidelines and the happy family in mind.  For more information, visit Horizon’s website for more information. 

This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.