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Our Favorite Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mamma’s Day!

We have so much love and admiration for all the wonderful Mammas in this world! They’ve taught us so much and have helped us become the souls we are today. When it comes to Mamma’s Day, even a small showing of appreciation can go a long way. Here are some of our favorite ways to honor and celebrate the moms, grandmas, aunts, besties, and fur-mammas in our lives!

Make Her A Homemade Card!

Nothing beats the sentiment of a handmade card! No matter what your creativity level is, they will enjoy the love and hard work you put into making something just for them! Here are some DIY tips and ideas from The Spruce Crafts to help fet you started: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/card-making-tips-and-tricks-4114150

Gift her a MantraBand Bracelet, Necklace or Ring!

Their jewelry promotes a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, and mindfulness and are made to inspire. They are the reminders to choose happiness, to live what you love and to be present in every moment. They are also a member of 1% For The Planet, just like us!

Create a Chia inspired recipe for her to enjoy!

If you’re looking for some incredibly creative a delicious recipes to try at home, look no further than the Mamma Chia Cookbook! It’s free to download and features our favorite foodies and their amazing recipes, all of which are packed with immunity-boosting Omega-3, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium from chia!

Here is one of our favorites:

Click HERE to download your very own copy today!

Send Her Flowers!

Flowers are the absolute classic that never fails! We recommend researching and supporting a local flower shop, it’s always great to support local, especially this year!

Create a Personalized Self Love Care Package!

Some ideas of what to include inside:

-Face Masks

-Candles

-Bath Bombs

-Nail polish

-Lotions

-Sunscreens

Schedule a Zoom, FaceTime or Regular call!

All Mom really wants is for you to call more often. With the emergence and ease of video calling over the past couple months, some quality face to face time even from afar will be an absolute joy for her! Just remember to give her your time and full attention and remember it’s the little things that count! Aside from catching up, we love these ideas from Bustle on how best to celebrate your Mamma on the special day: https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-celebrate-mothers-day-2020-on-zoom-22835820

Send her her favorite Mamma Chia Organic Chia Seed snacks

Whether you’ll be celebrating with them at home or sending them love from afar, give the special women in your life the gift of vitality, energy & strength! All of our Organic Chia Squeeze pouch flavors are available on our online store and on  Amazon!

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The Best Indoor Plants to Help Seed Your Home!

You already know how the plant-based power of chia can help Seed Your Soul, but what type of plants are the go-to when you need to Seed Your Home? Well breath easy friends, because we did the research to help you see the forest for the trees and created this leafy list of the best indoor plants to help purify and refresh your interiors! 🌱

1. Peace Lily

  • Produces oxygen and removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene
  • Requires some more attention, so make sure you’re not over or under watering and place them in a bright and shady spot. We recommend the bedroom!
  • Important to note that the flowers produce pollen!
  • Not a pet-friendly option

2. Spider Plant

  • Nature’s air purifier! Spider plants remove formaldehyde and xylene.
  • These are easy to care for and like bright, but not-direct, sunlight
  • Pet-friendly!

3. Snake Plant (Laurentii)

  • Have been shown to filter out chemicals like: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene
  • Low maintenance!
  • Not pet-friendly

4. Aloe Vera

  • In addition to having anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, they are an air purifier and remove formaldehyde!
  • Easy to care for, just leave in a bright, sunny spot
  • Not pet-friendly

5. Bird’s Nest Fern

  • Ferns have been shown to filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene
  • They thrive in medium indirect light and humid environment. We recommend placing them in a bathroom with windows to provide natural light.
  • Pet-friendly!

6. Chrysanthemum Flowers

  • Pretty-in-pink and they help to filter out a host of toxins including ammonia and benzene, which is often found in plastics, detergents, and glue
  • They loves sunlight, we recommend having them brighten up a kitchen or living room near a window
  • Not pet-friendly

7. Chinese Evergreen

  • Proven to be an effective cleanser of formaldehyde and benzene, found in detergents and cosmetics
  • Tropical plant that enjoys low-lit and humid conditions. Great addition to the bathroom!
  • Not pet-friendly

 

Resources:

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/g26610281/best-indoor-plants/

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wellbeing/a668/houseplants-to-purify-house-air/

Dating on a Budget: Fun and Affordable Valentine’s Day Dates!

Whether you’re a struggling student or you’re simply trying to live more financially savvy, you can still treat your main squeeze to a fun and intimate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank! Here are some of our favorite date ideas that will still keep you on budget!

Take a Hike…Together!

Nothing beats the affordability of your own two feet! Take a romantic stroll on the beach at sunset or gear up and head to your local trail head and enjoy the great outdoors with your special someone! Don’t forget to pack our Chia Squeeze pouches for a snack!

Watch the Sunset (or Sunrise!)

It’s hard to think of anything more romantic than watching the sun go down while embracing your one and only. Something about watching watching Mamma Earth do her thang really sets the intimate vibe! If you can’t schedule in a sunset and you’re both early risers, the good news is this show runs more than once a day and is arguably equally as romantic – it’s just in reverse!

The Classic: Picnic at the Park

Go old school with this timeless date strategy! Grab a blanket and cooler or basket filled with snacks and beverages and head to your local park!

Here is a simple Mini Peanut Butter and Chia Jam Heart Sandwiches recipe that you can include in your snack bag:

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 pieces of bread of choice
  • Peanut Butter of choice
  • Jam or Jelly of choice
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Mix chia seeds with jelly in a separate bowl 
  2. Place peanut putter onto bread with a knife and then spread the chia jelly and onto the other side of the bread
  3. Bring together and use cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes such as hearts!
  4. Put into a container or reusable bag (such as a Stasher Bag) and enjoy!
Photo from: stock.adobe.com

Bike Ride

A two-seater might be hard to get, but a bike ride together makes for a great time together. If you don’t own, chances are there is an affordable bike-share service in your town, perhaps even offering complimentary rides for new service! Cycling is not only a guaranteed good time, but it’s also an environmentally-friendly way to get some cardio in together and explore more of your town! Go ahead and bring along your picnic basket and stop at the park or beach for the ultimate timeless Valentine’s Day experience!

Stream & Swoon

Some might call it Netflix & Chill, but cliche or not you can’t argue with the money-saving affordability of a movie at home. If you’re already spending money on streaming services, you may as well make it a date!

Here is a DIY Garlic Butter Chia Seed Popcorn recipe to snack to ad some class to your home-theater experience:

Ingredients/Supplies:

  • 1 bag of plain microwavable popcorn
  • 1 large bowl
  • 3 tbsp melted butter OR melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Heat the butter (or coconut oil) so that it is fully melted. Cook the popcorn as directed.
  2. Once all kernels are popped, open the bag and drizzle with the butter (or coconut oil), shaking the bag after to ensure all kernels are evenly coated. Then sprinkle the chia seeds, onion powder, and garlic powder, and toss to event coat kernels once again. 
  3. Pour into a large bowl and enjoy!
Photo from: Sarah Remmer (www.yummymummyclub.ca)

 

Mamma Chia Beverage Cap DIY Upcycle Ornament

Looking to brighten up your Christmas tree with some extra special messages of holiday cheer? Look no further, because Mamma Chia has you covered…with our caps! No pun intended, but we do intend to show you our quick and easy DIY method of crafting your favorite Mamma Chia under-the-cap messages of joy and gratitude into awesome little upcycled ornaments! Happy Holidays!

What you need:

  • Hot glue gun (Parental supervision advised!)
  • Any type of cording, ribbon, or string in any color (We purchased this one at Target HERE)
  • As many Chia beverage caps that you would like to make into ornaments (Pick your favorite quotes!)
  • Ruler (To measure the string)
  • Sharpie (Any color)

Instructions:

  1. Measure out the string to about 5.5 – 6 inches
  2. Mark a dot on the back of the cap on where you want the string to point up (This is just to make sure it is glued in the right spot and stays straight!)
  3. Tie the string together at both ends so that it makes a loop
  4. Make a small dot of hot glue and place the tied end on the glue
  5. Add another dot of glue on top of that to ensure the string is attached and let dry for a couple minutes
  6. Voila! Your new ornaments are done and are ready to be hung!

6 Mindful Date Ideas That We’re in Love With

It’s February and love is in the air! In a month that’s tailor made for true romance, what better way for hearts to grow than to engage the mind with your special someone? We have a big crush on these out-of-the-ordinary date ideas and we think you’ll fall for them too, so grab your sweetheart by the hand and check out these 6 Mindful Dates! It just might be a match!

Volunteer: While you’re taking the time to fall in love, why not share the love with some do-good feel-good activities? Volunteering together is a great way to spend quality time together and that passion for helping others can surely help intensify the passion in your relationship! Plus giving back to those in need is always rewarding and good for the soul! Here are few opportunities that should be easy to find in your community: animal shelters, beach cleanups, soup kitchens, youth mentorship, charity fun runs, Meals on Wheels; the options are limitless!

Learn a new skill: There might not be a better way to bond with your other half while applying your mind than by learning a new skill together! Try taking a cooking class and share a plate of a delicious meal that you made together. Sign up for some swing or salsa dancing and instantly sweep each other off your feet. Learn a new language together so you can both apply it on your next international adventure! You can put a real emphasis on what it really means to share special experiences!

Acro Yoga – This engaging discipline of yoga might really help build a deeper mental and physical connection between you and significant other! Not only is it thrilling and intimate, but it can also open up communication and trust with one. PLUS, finding fun in fitness with your partner is always an indicator for a great date night!

Staycationing – Be a tourist in your own town! You’ll both be surprised at how fun it is to recreate the thrill of a far-off jaunt (and the romance it sparks) by hitting all the most popular tourist traps in your city! Hop on a bus tour and check out how non-locals perceive your town. Swing by the most overrated local eatery and share a plate of that ‘world famous’ Mac n cheese featured on that Food Network show that one time last decade. Don’t forget to grab matching tacky souvenirs to commemorate your trip!

Bike Ride: Get the wheels spinning in your love life with a casual cruise around town! It’s always nice to get outside in the fresh air and take in some beautiful scenery with your significant other! Bonus points for tandem bikes! 😉

Hike: Couples hikes are classic but often overlooked opportunities to get some alone time with your love! Get away from daily distractions and explore together, you’ll be strengthening your connection as well as your quads! Be sure to pack some Chia Squeeze to share with your main squeeze!

Good luck lovers! Remember to send us a postcard from your honeymoon! 😉

 

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5 Ways to Love Yourself

5 Ways to Love Yourself

April 14, 2016
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we often lose focus of what’s most important in our lives – ourselves! This weekend, we encourage you to find the time to say, “I love ME!” with some indulgent self-love. Here’s 5 simple ways to create some well-deserved me time.

1. Make Your Own Bath Bomb and Use It

What better way to sit back and relax than from the comfort of your own bathtub?  Buy yourself some flowers, submerge, and soak in this bath bomb. DIY inspiration from A Pumpkin & A Princess.

Source: A Pumpkin & A Princess
Source: A Pumpkin & A Princess

 

2. Get a Mani/Pedi

Grab a friend and get out of the house or bring the nail party to your place! Either way, this simple nail design trick from The Beauty Department will be sure to keep those hands and feet in the festive spirit.

Source: The Beauty Department
Source: The Beauty Department

 

3. Take a Yoga Class

Clear your mind, ground yourself in the moment and, most importantly, sweat it out! Try a new yoga studio around your area or explore a new pose you’ve always been wanting to try. Your body will thank you for re-centering it back to balance.

Source: @jessicarichburg
Source: @jessicarichburg

 

4. Snuggle Up and Read a Book

Curl up in your favorite spot in the house, make a cup of tea, and light a candle. Be a bookworm for a day, giving yourself an hour or even an entire evening to invest yourself in the moment, without any distractions.

books

 

5. Go For a Walk

Get outside for a breath of fresh air! Explore a new hiking trail or take your furry friend to the park. Spend time doing what feels good for you physically and mentally by checking back in with yourself while exploring what the beautiful outdoors has to offer.

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