Make Mine Mango!

I hope you visited my 2018 wrap up post covering the best and most popular content shared last year – see it HERE! Moving on to a yummy topic…they are related to cashews and pistachios and grow on trees which can bear fruit for up to 300 years! We’re talking mango – and while the quality of mango wood is considered moderate, it is eco friendly and the trees go quickly. I’m sure you have seen a surge in the number of mango wood decor objects in the marketplace, and we’re celebrating its versatility here in Make Mine Mango.

But First These Random Smiles!

Is this mat too un-neighborly or just what is called for in 2019? Because I can’t tell you how many aggressive solicitors appear on our doorstep, and maybe this is the new NO SOLICITING sticker!

Doormat from FoxandCloverboutique on ETSY


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Why Are They So Healthy?

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But How Do You Cut Them?

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Mango Starbucks-like Smoothie!

I’m fully aware it is winter and not a typical season for thinking mango, but I’m a summer girl at heart so any tastes and whiffs of tropical weather while it’s crazy cold outside make sense to me!

I can’t wait to try this recipe!

What is in a Mango Pineapple Frappuccino? How to make a Mango Pineapple Frappuccino
Mango Pineapple Frappucino Recipe – Smart School House
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Yummiest Mango Salsa Recipe

I love that we also get a quick lesson on choosing the perfect mango at the market! Is it just me or do shoppers at the grocery store now take a lot more time in picking over and smelling produce? Americans just keep growing more and more particular about quality for EVERYTHING…this has ripples.

Quote about struggle and triumph. The comeback is always stronger than the setback. Hello Lovely Studio.

My Favorite Way to Eat It…

In a beautiful stilton cheese studded with mango and ginger!

Decor Ideas: Make Mine Mango!

A collection of some pretty and rustic decor finds and furniture made from this humble material!

Isn’t this a versatile piece?

So pretty for serving or on the kitchen counter everyday!

I can totally see these on a pretty shelf.

An Everyday Essential or the Perfect Hostess Gift

I Have An Almost Identical One to Corral All Sorts of Littles

Crushing on This Palette!

Next to a Bed, Chair, or Sofa

For a Bit of Rustic With Your Refinery

Isn’t the Patina Killer?

Modern Farmhouse Fabulous

Storage For a Small Space

Mango Board Lovely

Classic & Useful

Mango Elegance

Such Great Shape & Texture

Mango Can Be Marble’s Best Friend

Organic & Wonky

A brand new year is the perfect time to begin thinking about adding simple ingredients to your everyday – like healthier snacks and nutritious dishes using mangoes.

Read THIS STORY with gentle nudges to add more plants to your diet, and let me know if you have a great recipe with this delicious fruit!

Peace to you right where you are.


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  1. Joanna
    January 7, 2019 / 1:30 pm

    Whatever happened to just dropping in? I like it when a friend comes by for a coffee. Perhaps it’s because my house is always clean & tidy, that it doesn’t bother me. Or…because I like company – a good chat over coffee is good for the soul. Drop in any time Michele! 😀

    PS I love Mango Chutney Chicken Wraps!

    • michele
      January 7, 2019 / 2:44 pm

      I knew that mat and my attitude would press buttons! It has nothing to do with pride or whether the house is clean. If you have never had obnoxious uninvited folks show up or been assaulted in your own nest, it probably feels rude. But I have had to fight for myself in my own space so bring on my video doorbell and I am not worried about offending anyone!

      • Joanna
        January 8, 2019 / 10:35 pm

        Oh, it didn’t push any of my buttons. I totally understand, if you have rude folks or those that linger too long dropping by unannounced. I was not insinuating that anyone was rude in protecting their privacy. I would, too. In the course of conversation, I was just putting my point of view out there and that is I love company and welcome them anytime.

        • michele
          January 8, 2019 / 10:53 pm

          🙂 i hear from folks in my inbox and facebook messages, not just here on the blog – so trust me, there were truly lots of buttons pushed! glad you were not too disturbed!

          • Joanna
            January 9, 2019 / 1:12 pm

            Not at all!

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