Thursday, January 31, 2013

36 yummy & healthy-ish party snack recipes (for GAME day & everyday)


let's be honest.
i know absolutely NOTHING about american football,  or the super bowl. {except the tv commercials are famously expensive, the half-time show is the talk of the town, and superbowl parties with lots of treats are the festive event de rigueur every january!}

but at our house we do know a little something about snacks & parties. we LOVE 'em!

so here's a roundup of 36 YUMMY, some sweet, some savoury, some crunchy, some gooey, some respectably salty party snack recipes that would be a perfect addition to your super bowl party or gosh-darn any old party! i deem them *healthy-ish* as most are made from fresh ingredients and are way less greasy and sodium-packed than their processed munchie counterparts. please note: i'm not a nutritionist in the least, but i do think these goodies look YUM! enjoy!

ps: you can find all these pins, and MORE, in my *yummy & healthy-ish party snacks* board on pinterest! come follow!






mini pizzas | prevention

spicy chickpea crackers | tasty yummies
mango salsa wontons | self
smoky chipotle hummus dip | fitsugar

7-veggie fresh salsa | self
ombre fresh veggie tray | supermom moments
baked beet chips | a cozy kitchen


white bean & artichoke dip with pita crisps | self
adobo glazed mini turkey meatballs  | self
toasted sourdough, avocado &  watercress  snacks | helloonline

oven baked zucchini chips | nutritionist in the kitch
cucumber feta rolls | good life eats
mini chicken lettuce wraps | whole living 

kale chips | two take two 
rosemary sea salt soft pretzels | two peas and their pod
maple rosemary glazed cashews | a food centric life



have a yummy & healthy snack recipe to share? please add it in the comments below!

happy snacking, nicies!

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Monday, January 28, 2013



yippee! it's our first congrats post of the year! 
woohoos today go out to our lucky winner of the december *i love my sponsors* giveaway

yay to #912 : rachel e. wang
you've won a fabulous $25 gift certificate to the rikrak studio sponsor shop of your choice! 

be sure to enter to WIN our current fabulous giveaway: a gorgeous pair of $75 miranda britton sterling silver earrings! you'll love 'em! (on thru sunday!) 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

a beautiful jewelry giveaway with miranda britton!

lovely lines.
exquisite designs.
luxurious materials.
beautiful artistry.
such are the ingredients in each of jeweler miranda britton's delicately handcrafted rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

working with primarily sterling silver, i love how miranda weaves natural shapes and found objects into each stunning piece of jewelry. the understated elegance thrills me. wouldn't you agree?

be sure to visit miranda around the web, and read on to WIN this pair of handsawn $75 sterling silver spruce tree earrings! woohoo!

miranda britton jewelry


one way to enter is to grab one of my rikrak studio buttons,
like this one for YOUR BLOG! here they are!

the rikrak studio

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and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }

:: RULES ::

a) it is possible to have numerous entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as its own comment. thanks!
c) using, 1 winner of this  giveaway will be chosen on feb. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:01 am EST.
d) open to contestants worldwide.
e) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

white space

welcome back wondersouls.

hope your time since we last met has been filled with wonderful community, great sharing & fresh new goodness. i'm so thankful mine has.

well we're already almost one month into our brand new year, and i wonder .... how are you doing? 

after the promise the calendar brings of open-ended possibility each year - sometimes around mid-january i begin to feel the weight of not having left myself enough good, open, *white space* in life. 

you know white space - the part of the page we choose to leave blank and unmarked:  those necessary, intentional, quiet, blank breathing spaces we all need to make room for in our daily lives? somehow i've filled up my pages again this year. alas. 

so i ask: 


the good news is: (at least for me) 
it's not too late, sweeties.
we can still choose to put that healthful space in our lives each day. here's to that. 

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