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Lakeshore Dry Goods
This week’s Monday Maker is focused on Lakeshore Dry Goods, based in Petoskey, Michigan! 
Lakeshore Dry Good creates organic cotton t-shirt hair towels that will completely change the way you feel about the days you have to wash your hair. Power couple, Pam & Christian Colby created this company to bring a new experience and a healthier way to dry your hair. Their Sunrise Bliss line is made with organic cotton to help reduce breakage, frizz, tangles and the amount of time it takes to dry your hair. 
Once you own one of these towels for yourself, you will want to give them to everyone you know! The Sunrise Bliss towel makes a great Mother’s Day present, birthday gift, bridesmaid gift, teacher gift or best friend gift or just because surprise.
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I personally love using this towel and anyone I talk to shares the same feelings! The really work great and I’m so glad that we can carry this line of organic hair towels in the shop!
Currently, their towels are available in 15+ retailers around the USA and growing! The Artists Market is a proud retailer of this product and the only retailer on Mackinac Island to sell this product. If you want to make a change in your hair care process, adding this towel to your drying process will do wonders for your hair care. Next time you pop into The Artists Market, check out our selection of Lakeshore Dry Goods’ Sunrise Bliss Towels - you won’t be disappointed! 
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There’s no better feeling than knowing at the end of a long, busy day (when you’re going 100 different directions in a limited number of hours) coming home and knowing that you have one of your favorites on the menu for dinner! This family favorite is easy and perfect for the mid-week stressful days.
I make Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken often in our home. Almost all the boys love it (minus one slightly picky eater!) and best of all, it’s quick and easy! Seriously, it takes only 25 minutes total. Additionally, it’s a healthy option that the entire family will enjoy. I found this recipe from Café Delites, via Pinterest. To view more of my favorite recipes on Pinterest, visit here! 
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Without further ado, Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken:

Ingredients:

Chicken: 

  • (2) large boneless, skinless chicken breasts halved to make 4 fillets
  • (3) teaspoons of Italian seasoning or Italian herbs
  • (2) teaspoons minced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • (1) tablespoon olive oil, for cooking

Topping:

  • (4) Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • (1/4) cup red onion finely chopped
  • (4) tablespoons of fresh basil, shredded
  • (2) tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • (1/2) cup of freshly shaved parmesan cheese

Balsamic Glaze:

  • (1/2) cup balsamic vinegar
  • (2) teaspoons brown sugar 

Instructions:

  1. Season chicken with Italian seasoning, garlic and salt. Heat oil in a grill pan or skillet, and sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 6 minutes each side). Remove from pan; set aside and allow to rest.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, red onion, basil, olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt. Top each chicken breast with the tomato mixture and parmesan cheese.
  3. Serve immediately with balsamic glaze (optional).

 

Balsamic Glaze: 

  1. (If making from scratch, prepare while chicken is cooking.) Combine sugar (if using) and vinegar in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes or until mixture has thickened and reduced to a glaze. (If not using sugar, allow to reduce for 12-15 minutes on low heat).

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