I have a confession to make. I love looking at all the creative ideas that people post on Pinterest… but it’s rare that I actually attempt to copy these recipes or crafts – even when I fully intend to. I can look at these elaborate bento box inspired lunch ideas and know, without a doubt, that I will never make them. But that’s okay. I can
My little girl has wanted to be a mermaid since preschool. She is now 11 and this obsession has not waned. Judging by all the mermaid-themed tees and merchandise offered at The Children’s Place, Justice, Old Navy and other popular kids’ stores, she’s clearly not the only one. If you’ve got a mermaid wannabe in your family, dive in to our definitive mermaid list. From
No one can deny that it’s a stressful world we live in. There are a million reasons to worry and that daily pressure can affect our health, relationships, and quality of life. On top of all our responsibilities, we are so busy that we have less and less time to fight stress as we should (you know, through exercise and a healthy diet). Nearly ten years ago,
My daughter has long, thick, wavy hair that tangles easily. She is also a swimmer, which means her hair has a lot of opportunities to get tangled. When I first heard of detangling brushes, I was skeptical. They don’t look any different from conventional brushes, after all, so it sounded like a big marketing ploy. But after too many rounds of tugging through my daughter’s knots
July is National Blueberry Month. What better way to celebrate than with some fun, creative recipes that go beyond the standard blueberry muffins, blueberry pie, blueberry scones, etc. Whether you pick ’em yourself or buy them fresh or frozen, blueberries are the bomb. Not only are they delicious, but they are packed with antioxidants, fiber and Vitamin C. We’ve gone ahead and hand-picked some creative blueberry recipes
In the scorching summer heat, I’m always craving the perfect pair of well-worn cut-off jeans. I have always been picky about my shorts. Since thrift stores are brimming with jeans, this seemed like the right time to perfect a DIY project I’d always planned to try. So after scouring Pinterest and my local thrift stores, and experimenting with almost a dozen pairs of jeans, I have rounded up
Want to celebrate Shark Week without having to take a bite out of your wallet? We’ve got some fin-tastic suggestions to help your week go swimmingly! From shark-themed gifts to food ideas to activities, we’ve got ideas you’ve just got to sea. 7 ideas for Shark Week that will hook you in. 1. 7-11’s Exclusive Shark-Themed Treats. Cool down with a jawsome blue raspberry Slurpee in a fishbowl-shaped cup or a molded cup
It’s that time of year again, when you feel yourself overheating. You hit the Starbucks drive-through, get yourself a Refresher and a cake-pop… and somehow it’s cost you more than five dollars. Well, hang on to your cash this summer as you put our Starbucks drink recipes to work for you. 6 Starbucks Summer Drink Recipes 1. Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher. Love this drink – but
Fast food is easy and cheap, especially when you opt for the Dollar Menu items. But what of the cost to your health – never mind your waistline? Personally, I don’t eat fast food. I don’t eat red meat and don’t crave what McDonald’s and Burger King are selling. However… I do find myself occasionally with a hankering for a Wendy’s Frosty. Mmm… chocolatey goodness.
Recently, my daughter’s school declared that parents are no longer allowed to bring in the typical birthday party treats: cupcakes, donuts, or birthday cake. This left me with the challenge of finding healthy, yet fun alternatives. I really wanted to come up with something creative – yet easy and affordable – to make her school birthday celebration special. Here are some of the ideas I
Today only get an Omron 7 Series Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor for only $51.50 (regularly $69.99)! Some of the features of this model include: Manage and track up to 100 readings on your blood pressure monitor and unlimited readings on your smartphone with Omron’s free iOS and Android applications (works with select iOS and Android devices, visit OmronHealthcare.com/connect for a complete list of compatible
Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s time to revamp your style. After all, the start of a new season is the perfect time to give yourself a makeover. But that doesn’t have to mean a drastic transformation. Even doing something small like buying new accessories can make all the difference. Everyone deserves to splash out every now and then, but not all of us can
Fitbits are all the rage now – you can buy them at your local Costco, and Walmart sells them for as low as $69.00. Higher priced models go for over $200. Fans of the Fitbit have said it’s made them “addicted to exercise.” But if your goal is to lose weight, does the Fitbit really work? Is it worth its price? This is my Fitbit experience.
Trips to the mall are almost always fun… and almost always expensive. Even for those of us who do most of our shopping online, there are times when you have no choice but to hit the brick and mortar stores. And once you’re there, the displays and sales tactics make it very difficult to resist making impulse buys. So what can you do to help