Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Markets of Sunshine's Feature Shop is WeePrincess

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Featured vendor this week is Carolyn from WeePrincess.  
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Featured Artist is Carolyn from WeePrincess

I opened my Etsy shop in 2012 and it is my goal is to design and create unique children's accessories and clothing while remaining as earth friendly as possible. I want to create a line of clothing that will be fashionable yet help to sustain earth's natural resources for our current generation and our children's generation. All of the Outfits in my shop has been upcycled from articles of clothing that were no longer wanted. The result is a unique one-of-a-kind outfit created just for your wee princess. The knitted accessories in my shop are all made using cotton yarns.  

Contest Gift

Hand made 100% cotton change purse 

Weekly Tip from Carolyn

Try to eat healthier this week.
Below is an example of some of my favorite healthy meals that I have found on Pinterest.  I have included the link for the recipes that are not mine. Do you have a favorite healthy recipe?         We would love for you to share it with us in the comments section below.

1 cup unsweetened  almond milk
1TBL  almond butter*
1 Banana
1 tsp flaxseed
Sprinkle of cinnamon 
Drizzle of honey
Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder if you desire
 Blend and enjoy

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad


12 oz. Dried black beans, picked over and rinsed.
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 chipotle in adobo, minced

  1. In a large saucepan, cover the beans with cold water and bring to a boil. Cover and let stand off the heat for 1 hour.
  2. Drain the beans. Return them to the pot and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat until tender, about 1 hour and 30 minutes; season generously with salt during the last 10 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover the saucepan and simmer the quinoa over low heat until the water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Spread the quinoa on a plate and let cool.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice and chipotle. Add the olive oil in a thin stream, whisking until blended. Add the black beans, quinoa, scallions, red onion, yellow pepper and cilantro. Season with salt, toss to combine and serve.
MAKE AHEAD The black bean–and–quinoa salad can be refrigerated overnight.

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Scripture of the Week!
Luke 6:40 "Everyone that is perfectly instructed will be like his teacher" -NWT
Parents can do much to help their children learn how to make decisions that honor God. A fine example is one of the best teachers. When appropriate, parents can explain to their children which steps they themselves took to make a certain decision. They may also want to allow their children to make some decisions for themselves and then commend them when the decision works out well. What, though, if a child makes a poor decision? A parent’s first inclination may be to shield the child from the consequences, but doing so may not always be in the child’s best interests. For example, the parent may allow the child to obtain a driver’s license. Suppose the child were to break a traffic law and receive a fine. The parent could pay the fine. However, if the child is required to work to pay off the fine, he is more likely to learn to be responsible for his actions. 
(Taken from "Examining the Scriptures Daily 2013"  published by Jehovah's Witnesses)

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