Thursday, December 30, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Carrots Are Good for You 12.30.10

Raise your hand if you love carrots!!

Ahem, I said... Raise your hand if you love carrots!

Hmmm...Maybe you're simply having trouble reading this because your eyesight is going because you simply don't eat enough carrots! After all, Bugs Bunny never needed eyeglasses - and why not? That's right, carrots! Turns out that wascally wabbit knew what he was talking about when it came to this superfood.

The beta carotene in carrots is excellent for your eyes, helps keep your arteries clear and may prevent tumors from growing. Nutrient dense carrots are also rich in fiber, low calorie and taste good, even raw! Even if you were aware of all of these great facts about carrots, did you know that those gorgeous orange beauties were actually derived from their purple carrot cousins way back in the ancient days of Afghanistan agriculture?

And of course, not only do carrots taste good and they're good for you, but their coloring has inspired the awesome items you're seeing here today! Let's check them out!

(l-r, top to bottom)
Do Not Wake the Troll Metal Garden Art or Yard Sign from zedszombieranch
Light Orange Ornate Vintage Style Picture Frame 5X5.5 from nicolesuder
Texas Longhorn (Carrot Cake) (8) 15 hour Western Cowboy Votives from truetexasscents
Veggie People - Carrot II from olivamoon**
Orange, Pink, Yellow Textured Scarf from IknitandBead**
Surf on the Sand at Midnight Mug by anuart
Orange Peony Gift Tags set of 6 from TeroldegoAndTomatoes
Handmade Soap - Carrot Cake from soapysoap
Orange and yellow agate nugget and leaf charm earrings from BlueForestJewellery
Orange small messenger bag from LilliansBags
Triple Strand Terra Cotta, Moss Green and Carrot Freshwater Pearl Necklace from LbjeweledJewelry
Carrot Earrings - Mother Of Pearl - Chunky Orange from JennyMJewels

I'll be back shortly with a feature of one of my teammate's shops, so I hope you'll check back soon to learn more about this sweetheart of a very talented lady!
**designates an undiscovered or underdiscovered shop!


Blue Forest Jewellery said...

What a great feature! I love carrots, and so does my dog :-) Thanks so much for including my earrings. I love that scarf.


Blue Forest Jewellery

TeroldegoAndTomatoes said...

Thanks so much for including our gift tags! This is a lovely collection and a perfect color!


Lillian said...
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Lillian said...

I love this shade of orange! Thank you for including my bag in the collection. :-)


Anonymous said...

I must confess that I don't LOVE carrots, but I do LOVE your picks above! :) Thank you so much for including my scarf! Happy New Year!

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