August 22, 2014

Conclusion: Debt Diet Challenge

I did not expect I would have as many errors and hiccups as I did when I started this challenge. But with each mistake, I came across a valuable lesson. Certainly one of the major realizations was financial awareness, but the biggest shocker was how badly not having a budget affected my life and how I chose to live. Error #1: Fear of failure and unattainable goals Lesson #1: Financial awareness and goal setting. It is easy to set a goal, but it has to be attainable. By having a budget of $100 a week (which includes gas) I was...
August 5, 2014

Miss’es Clean Back to School Blog

Let’s face it, going back to school means getting back to a routine. Miss’es Clean believes that the key to getting back on track and being stress-free is to be as organized as possible. We’ve done our homework and used our expertise to give you solutions to the common challenges we all face when getting ready to go back to school. Organizing Tips It’s impossible to predict how your morning will turn out. We are all about organizing and planning ahead to avoid these setbacks and make for a more pleasant morning! Clothing: Lay out clothing the night before. This...
August 4, 2014

August Clean Recipe: Black Bean Brownies

We discovered a delicious recipe from ChocolateCoveredKatie. It is a gluten-free black bean brownie recipe with some minor modifications. We liked it so much we made it our August Clean Eating Recipe! Serving Size: 9-12 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) 2 tbsp cocoa powder - dutch or regular (add a little extra if desired) 1/2 cup quick oats 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup soy chocolate chips (available in...
August 4, 2014

August Shining Stars

Get to know some of the amazing people on our team! Cari, Sandra and Paje are this month's featured stars! Cari J: Favourite Past Time? Walking, Zumba, anything to do with my son and cooking Your Favourite Vacation Memory/Destination? Whistler, B.C.: Snowmobiling in Cougar Mountain #AMAZING Pets? A dog Favourite Movie? Trapped in Paradise (because my mom is in it) What is your favourite part about your job? At the end of a clean when you can see the difference in the job you have done. Your favourite cleaning product to use? All of the products are amazing. I love the smell and the way Benefect works,...
August 1, 2014

July Clean Eating Recipe Winner: Skinny Soup

Thank you Jenny for sharing your clean eating recipe! You have won a $50 Gift Certificate to The Valli Girls! Jenny's Clean Eating Recipe: Skinny Soup Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1/3 of a whole cabbage, chopped 3 medium size tomatoes 2 green onion stocks chopped 1 bag of baby bok Choy (usually pack of 6) Full head cauliflower cut up into bite size pieces 2-3 carrots 3 celery parts 6 cups water 2 cups chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegan version) Cayenne pepper Salt Pepper Instructions: Put all that good stuff into your pot and let it boil for 8-10 mins then...
July 31, 2014

Debt Diet Challenge Update: Week 1 & 2

Week 1: Thursday July 17th 2014 to Thursday July 24th 2014 So… I was afraid, very afraid! I put this out there live in the cyber world and am now accountable! Everyone I know knows what I am up to so there can be NO cheating on this debt diet (I really should do this with a food diet, haha I’d probably have better success!) In reality this week has been a little different as I took a tumble down the stairs and haven’t been out and about much to spend any money. I felt a little ahead of the game...
July 24, 2014

Making the switch to organic cleaning products

    If you are hoping to make the switch to organic cleaning products, here is a guide on how to use our favourite products. These products replace every cleaning product you can imagine! Pink Solution “Light” (light mixture) Replaces wood cleaners, glass cleaners and laminate floor cleaners Wood Cleaners – Pledge, GLO Glass Cleaners – Windex Laminate Floor Cleaners – Zep, Easy Shine “Heavy” (heavy mixture) Replaces all purpose spray cleaners and shower cleaners when used daily Spray on surfaces and wipe clean or use diluted in a bucket of water and wipe clean (dilute 1/3 cup in 4...
July 24, 2014

Cream of Potato Soup…Without the Cream!

So I am not going to lie...I borrowed this soup recipe from my Vitamix cookbook, changed it up a bit and made it organic and dairy free! I am definitely not about creating my own recipes, I am not that creative! However, I am all about taking meals that are quick and easy and making it healthier for my lifestyle. If you want to see the original inspiration click here: https://www.vitamix.ca/Find-Recipes/C/H/Chicken-Potato-Spinach-Soup?RSRCH=1 My Shopping List: 1 cup of organic chicken broth 1 ½ cups of homemade or store bought organic carrageenan free almond milk (email me if you need the milk recipe!!! Mmm) ¼...
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