Archives for the month of: April, 2016

inkspired

Time to get out those watercolors, colored pencils and crayons and get ready to relax and renew.

INKspirations for women (www.hcibooks.com) by Marci Shimoff, with original art by Judy Clement Wall,  offers a creative way to spend your coffee break time, with 30 beautiful and intricate designs to color, accompanied by heart-nourishing quotes from notables across the globe. INKspirations for women is the perfect antidote for sadness, over-work and too much busyness in life. This book provides a wonderful way to do something meditative, creative and just plain fun!

INKspirations for women — Gotta Love It!

 

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pistachios

If you are searching for something delicious and nutritious for snacking to put in your go-to bag this spring and summer, Hellas Farms Greek Pistachios (www.hellasfarmsusa.com) fill the bill.

Just one taste of these unique pistachios, grown near the sea prior to being handpicked and roasted with just a touch of Greek sea salt,  will turn you into a pistachio lover if you aren’t already one. They have an intense flavor that is mildly sweet and slightly moist and smoky, with a buttery-rich texture. And lucky for us, Hellas Farms offers them packaged in individual 1.75 oz. bags to retain their freshness until you decide to dig in, with a portion in each pouch generous enough for two people to share.

Hellas Farms Greek Pistachios – Gotta Love It!

3D

John Hornick has recently introduced a fascinating look at the technology of 3D Printing, “3D Printing WILL Rock the World.”

Hornick predicts that “3D printers will make us makers again” rather than simply consumers and this book is a detailed overview of the history and advances being made in the world of 3D printing, one of the leading industries that will bring jobs back to the U.S. and create more jobs based on people’s creativity.

“3D Printing WILL Rock the World” by John Hornick – Gotta Love It!

 

conrad

Martha Stewart has some serious competition from Lauren Conrad (www.laurenconrad.com), whose latest book release, “Celebrate”,  (www.harpercollins.com) establishes her as a creative lifestyle guru offering advice worth following.

This delicious guide to party planning will appeal to both millennials and baby boomers alike, with well organized details and suggestions for throwing every kind of celebration from a housewarming and traditional dinner party to a summer clambake, wedding reception and familial Christmas gathering. “Celebrate”, written in conjuction with Leslie Bruce, is beautifully illustrated and sure to inspire parties of all shapes and sizes for every season or reason.

“Celebrate” by Lauren Conrad – Gotta Love It!

 

raw food detox

If you are still feeling the loggy effects of winter on your energy level, treat yourself to recipes guaranteed to add more get up and go to your life, Anya Ladra’s “Raw Food Detox For Health & Vitality” (www.rylandpeters.com).

This beautifully illustrated book will inspire you to visit your local Farmer’s Market more often this season in order to prepare delicious, colorful and nutritious salads, main courses, snacks and desserts without using your microwave, oven or stove!  A wide array of creative recipe suggestions that are sure to wake up your taste buds, including Rainbow Salad with Wild Rice,  Tomato Quiche with Almond Pastry and a Raw Stir-Fry.

Raw Food Detox for Health & Vitality by Anya Ladra – Gotta Love It!