Jane Clauss or the growth of a home decor projects expert? How Crafting Can Improve Your Health? It’s been proven that even a little bit of creativity everyday can improve your overall wellbeing. Allowing your mind to wander as you lose yourself in a craft can lower your stress, reduce anxiety and even help with insomnia. The act of making something gives you a sense of satisfaction, which ultimately boosts self-esteem and confidence. When you focus your attention on crafting, your body releases happy chemicals called, endorphins, they give you energy, motivation and drive. And when you feel that great, a lot more crafting can happen!
Hoops dreams start with delicious food. Create specialty appetizers like a basketball cheese ball, high-tops used chip and dip bowls, referee utensil holders, and then make little signs to put next to the foods and give them a name the “7 layer Layup Dip”, “Double Dribble Sliders”, “Jump Shot Mini Dogs”, or a “Scoreboard Cookie Cake”. The easiest way to make the food as creative as the theme is to use your favorite recipes and give them a basketball twist! Good Old-Fashioned pancakes ? Lemons can add a bright flavor and good health benefits to almost any recipe; and that includes pancakes. Add ¼ cup of lemon juice and a tablespoon of lemon zest to your traditional pancake recipe, cook like normal and you have a citrusy delight! Serve with sausage and syrup enjoy the sweet and savory.
DIY ideas by Jane Clauss: Let’s talk frames… unless you have an abundance of frames laying around the house, finding six frames that are all almost the same size is a fun task! First, you can head to the thrift store and pick up used frames and if they are various of colors you can leave them as it, or paint them to match your home decor. In this demo, I used 2? frames leftover from my wedding table decor! Mix and match the frames for an eclectic look or keep them all the same for a clean sleek line. Read additional info at home decor ideas.
Fun food recipes by Jane Clauss: Since an orange is the perfect color to masquerade as a pumpkin, it makes the perfect jack-o-lantern. To carve an orange, slice the top off first then scoop out the insides. Once it’s clean give it a quick rinse in a bleach bath to help preserve the rind. Using a hobby knife cut out the eyes and mouth. You can fill these cutie-pie pumpkin impersonators with grapes for a snack bowl for the kids or illuminate them with a tea light. Are they mini pumpkins or are they oranges? That’s what your friends will be asking with this DIY delight.
Jane Monzures Clauss is a two time EMMY winning television personality. Currently the host of Creative Living on the COX Media Yurview Network, and host of Living Healthy Chicago on WGN TV. She can also be heard as a featured guest host on 720 WGN radio. Read more information at Jane Clauss. Follow Jane on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, and you can shop Jane at her Etsy Shop.