Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 31: A Guinness World Record and a GIVEAWAY!

Whew!  We've made it to our last day of the 31 Days of Summer Series!  It has been a long, fun run, and we hope you've gathered some great activities and recipes to do and share with your family.  We also hope this summer has been good to you, and refreshing in the same.

To end this series, here's a fun fact:
Yesterday, August 30, 2012, Thailand, known as the massage capital of the world, claimed a Guinness World Record.  They did so, with 641 massage therapists massaging 641 people simultaneously for 12 minutes at an indoor facility in Bangkok.

I just heard a collective sigh through the interwebs.
Because you have been great readers, clients and referrers to Davis Family Chiropractic, Dr. Marc wants to give you an hour to unwind and relax:
To enter the drawing:
(4 ways to get an entry)
Drawing closes Thursday, September 6th at midnight.
1.) "Like" Davis Family Chiropractic on Facebook and leave a comment on this post saying you've done so.  If you've already liked, leave a comment saying so!
2.) Invite your friends and family to like Davis Family Chiropractic on Facebook by sharing this post, and leave a comment saying you've done so.
3.)  For Facebook and non-Facebook users:  Share with us your favorite summer activity/memory.
4.) For Facebook and non-Facebook users: Tell us what you love best about the Fall (answers can be left on the website under the post "comment" section).
Thank you for your support over the summer and over the years.
We are grateful for you,
Davis Family Chiropractic, PLLC

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Day 30: Be Adventurous This Labor Day Weekend

Earlier this summer, I made a list of things I wanted to do this summer. Some were tradition like berry picking, making jam and growing a garden, while others were new and adventurous ideas like go rock climbing and attend a hot air balloon festival.  As the days have flown by, and the weather begins to turn, I'm scrambling to do a few last things before the chance is lost.
Such things on that list are camping, river rock jumping (mini-river rock jumping--which is a brave act for me), visit a flower farm, and sadly, many more that I haven't yet found the time to do.  Do you still have a small list of things you want to do before the leaves turn and the rain begins to fall?
I'm curious.  What haven't you done, yet?
And will you be adventurous enough to tackle any of them
this Labor Day Weekend?
Be safe this weekend,


Day 29: Overnight Oats

We all know how busy life becomes when the school year begins.  Multiply that for each child you have, and compound it with sports and other extra-curricular activities.  Time is of the essence! 

Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast fuels your mind and gives proper nutrients to your body to sustain energy levels.  Why not try overnight oats?  Throw them together in the evening--in a jar, Tupperware, a mug, put them into the refrigerator and let the ingredients seep into delicious goodness overnight.  The perfect no-hassle, healthy breakfast.  High in fiber, protein and calcium and low in fat and sugar, too.

The blog, Kath Eats Real Food, has a long list of combinations for delicious overnight oats.  For starters, here's her basic recipe.

Basic KERF Recipe

Kath Eats Real Food

1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk [depending on how thick you like it]
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 banana
1/2 tbsp chia seeds--a great source of Omega-3's
Pinch salt
Pinch cinnamon


Stir everything together in a bowl. Place in fridge overnight. In the morning top with something crunchy and something with healthy fats – like nut butter or nuts.

The Yummy Life has a great list of recipe ideas as well.
Have you tried overnight oats?  What do you think would make a fantastic flavor combination?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 28: It's Tightwad Tuesday at Cinetopia!

Now, these are some deals!
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Day 24, 25 & 26: Crafting With Nature
Day 27: Color a Child's World  (pass this on)!


Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 27: Help Color a Child's World

With summer winding down, back to school is on our minds.
For the third year, Davis Family Chiropractic is excited to help school-age children in the
community with their school supply needs.  
This year, one in two children are in need due to financial hardship of their family.
In effort to help support this cause, Davis Family Chiropractic is offering a free first visit, including any necessary x-rays to those who bring in listed supplies or refer a friend, family member or co-worker to the office. 
All supplies will be donated to schools within the community. 
Thank you to those who have seen the campaign in the office and who helped with Color a Child's World.  Your gift helps tremendously.
Davis Family Chiropractic, PLLC
Davis Family Chiropractic


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 24, 25 & 26: Crafting With Nature

Day 24: Painted Sticks & Rocks
Gather sticks and rocks on your next nature walk with the family and bring them home for an afternoon of art!  They're perfect for showcasing your kiddos--or your own creativity.

Day 25: Stamping With Fruits and Veggies

Here's an idea that will take you back to elementary school.  Stamping with fruits and veggies isn't a new idea, but it's one that for most, has long been forgotten!  You can create wrapping paper, add stamping to bags and scarves (like the link shows) and everything in between.

Day 26:  Nature Inspired Artwork

How neat are these bugs and flower art made from items found outside?  It's amazing how creative you can get with things outside your back door! 


Are there some things around your property that you could use creatively?



Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 22 & 23: Road Trip With Success!

By Cassie McCully

There's something incredibly freeing about taking a road trip.  Maybe it's the long hours that lead to deeper conversation, or the hours of music playing in the background that rejuvinates the spirit. Of course, the adventure that awaits the destination is reason enough to hop in the car and drive, but the journey travelling usually lends many memories.
Traveling with children, may lend a different experience...
but it can surely be a fun one!
Remember BINGO and I Spy?  Here they are in vacation edition!
5 Ways to Make Your Road Trip a Success
Since traveling with a car full of people can be overwhelming,
here's  a few 5 ways to make your trip a success:
1.  Allow each road tripper to call a stop!  If someone sees something or somewhere they want to visit or photograph, let them!  Happy individuals makes a happy car, and it let's each person help create a portion of the trip and memories.
2.  Have scheduled stops for gas and meals.  Eliminating guess-work ahead of time will create smoother travels and less-anxious travelers.  Plus, each stopping point will feel like an accomplishment.
3.  Allow each road tripper to contribute to the music collection!  Whatever it may be--80's 90's, childrens tunes or country.  A little bit to fill each person's likings goes a long way on a road trip.
4.  Wear comfy clothing and bring whatever it'll take to help you get comfortable for the long ride ahead.  A neck support pillow (as Dr. Marc recommends) as well as a blanket and pillow for naps, will make the ride and sleeping more comfortable.
5.  Make sure to bring adequate amounts of water and healthy snacks.  People often want to limit fluid intake on trips, but staying hydrated and eating healthy snacks will keep you feeling your best. 
So, how's Labor Day Weekend looking for you?  You going to hit the road?
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 21: Keep 'Cool' With Homemade Popsicles (Second Edition)

Popsicles are such a festive way to keep cool during the summer months.  Why not get creative and make your own?  All it takes is a few ingredients and a mold of your choice.  You don't have to use an actual popsicle mold to enjoy a good popsicle, either!  Even a dixie cup with a stick will make a good, cold treat.

Keep cool in this last stretch of summer!

View part one of our popsicle recipe here.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 20: Homemade Play Dough

The break in the weather the last couple of days has been refreshing.  Don't get me wrong--the sunshine and the month of August, especially, goes a long way for us here in the rainy state.  But there is something about a good cool off to refresh the landscape, the garden, and those of us who have been parched by the sun with all of the outdoor activity.  Today's craft is perfect for days like these.

Homemade Play Dough
makes about 2.5 Cups

1 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 cups of salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 TB vegetable oil
1/2 TB cream of tarter
*food coloring - I used Wilton for deep hues

Mix all of the ingredients into a saucepan.  Children can help with this step

Adults only:
Set your stove top to medium-low (about a 2.5 on a glass top stove). Stand by the pan and stir occasionally. When the batter look is gone and the ingredients start staying together when you stir (5-8 minutes), remove the pan from the heat. Scoop dough into four sections and lay place onto wax paper. Use a toothpick to add food coloring to each section and knead.  Make sure you check for heat!  Don't burn yourself.  If you choose to knead the food coloring like I did, it may STAIN your hands a bit.  Another option would be to put dough into a mixer and add food coloring that way.  Knead or mix dough until it has become smooth and ready for use. 

Store play dough in an air tight container or zip block bags for future use.  Home made play dough makes great gifts, too!

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Recipe via Art Nest


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 17, 18 and 19: The Falls, Picnics and Games Outdoors

It's the weekend!  With the heat at its peak for the summer thus far, I hope you are staying cool and hydrated! 

Day 17:  Visit the falls in the area and take advantage of the naturally cooler climate.  Multnomah Falls and Silver Falls are each a beautiful site and experience for both visitors and locals. 

Multnomah Falls, a 611 foot waterfall provides an amazing site each time you visit, and trails leading to spectacular views from the top of the falls and overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.  No Northwest Forest Pass required.

Silver Falls, nestled near the base of the Cascade mountain range, offers the nationally recognized Trail of 10 Falls and the Canyon Trail, with a rain forest-like landscape, covered in moss, ferns, wildflowers and trees.  Daily day use: $5.

Did you miss Dr. Marc's list of favorite hikes?  Many of them include waterfalls and draw much less traffic than the large falls listed above. 

Day 18:  Picnic in the Park, city, on the waters edge or in your backyard.  Preparing a picnic lunch is a great way to change up the scenery, and you can do it fairly hassle-free and on the cheap!  Check out the New York Times' list of 101 Picnic Dishes for food inspiration!

Day 19:  Coordinate an evening of games.  Invite your friends out to the park or your backyard to enjoy frisbee, a game of volleyball, capture the flag or croquet!  Or string up some outdoor lights and move your card and board games outdoors.  Games with friends outdoors is a great way to make summer memories.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 16: Stay Cool!

It's hot! 
Find some shade, water or air conditioning and make sure to stay hydrated. 
Perhaps you've already found ways to beat the heat?
Here's a previous post on our favorite ways to stay cool.

Stay cool!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 15: 2012 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

 Did you know that tonight marks the opening of the 2012 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, held in Vancouver?  The festival begins at 7pm at Kiggins Theater and is free to guests, as is the entire festival. 

To become a festival guest, visit:

CGIFF 2012 Headquarters

To attend opening night, visit the festival headquarters by 6pm tonight.  The headquarters will be closed during the opening night.  Reference the schedule for headquarter official hours.

The films and screen writing workshops of the festival will be held in different locations such as Angst Art Gallery, Brickhouse, Pop Culture, Serendipity Playhouse, Source Climbing Center, Torque Coffee, and the Vancouver Community Library.  Reference the schedule for times and locations. 
To view the official film guide, visit

Would you like the opportunity to meet with fellow artists, filmmakers and screenwriters?  Attend a scheduled mixer or happy hour

Enjoy the free entertainment!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 14: What To Do With All That Zucchini?

By Cassie McCully

Although our garden has yet to produce a mass amount of zucchini this season, I'm preparing now for what is to come.  If you're anything like my family, again, you've planted one too many zucchini plants, afraid that one wouldn't produce.  Really, what would a garden be without zucchini? 

Did you know that Zucchini is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and a great source of fiber?  All the more reason to implement zucchini dishes into your meal plans.

With a plentiful harvest on the horizon, and one giant gifted zucchini on my counter, finding delicious recipes was a must (and a pleasure).  Here's a handful worthy of sharing:

Who would have thought?  There's much to do with your zucchini!

Another great resource:  Beyond Zucchini Bread: 15 Fresh Ways to Enjoy the Green Monster Squash

What are your plans for your "green monster squash" harvest?


Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 13: Fun With Fruit

We love these ideas for displaying and enjoying this summer's fruits! 
They're great ideas for birthday parties, BBQ's or an afternoon snack.

Love this peacock and fruit birthday cake, too!
Fresh, simple and sweet!

1. hedgehodge via Little Sugar 2. fruit necklace via The Artful Parent 
3. fruit cones via Celebreate Creativity

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This information on this web site is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting Dr. Marc, your pediatrician or family doctor.

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