Make Your Story Epic with Schick® Hydro

    When Bianca asked me to write a post for the blog, I thought, "I am not an authority on anything related to housewives' interests." What could this be about? Then she told me this was about the Schick® Hydro 5 razor and my curiosity peaked. So I agreed to give it a try.     I am a guy that goes to the store and already knows what I want to buy. I generally don't shop around for a bargain nor do I look around at … [Read more...]

Follow the Signs of Summer to Outdoor Adventures

Follow the Signs of Summer to Outdoor Adventures Our family is on the move this summer! We have been boating, swimming, traveling, and enjoying some much deserved time off. With all of the activity going on, it is sometimes nice to slow things down and do something simple together that doesn't require a bunch of planning and logistics. When we visit my parents, there is this park near their house that we have visited as a family for many years. … [Read more...]

Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling

  Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling     Summer vacations are on your mind, but your recent health changes or weight loss may become a concern as you prepare to travel.  Not only will you have tons of food temptations coming at you, but you are likely to have a hard time finding the time or place to do your regular workouts.    Here are Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling that are sure to help you keep your body moving while still enjo … [Read more...]

25 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

25 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas 25 DIY Mothers Day Gift Ideas We have put together a list of 25 DIY Mother's Day Gift ideas. Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats! If you’re like me and you like to give gifts that are personal and from the heart, maybe some of these ideas would be right up your alle … [Read more...]

Large Family Vacation Rentals

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HomeAway.com. All opinions are my own.   Large Family Vacation Rentals   This summer we are planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We have 4 families that will be meeting and staying there for a week. I didn’t want to be scattered all across town so I started researching hotels that could accommodate us. It was beginning to look not only expensive but difficult to find a lar … [Read more...]

10 Heart Healthy Foods

10 Heart Healthy Foods You are never too young or too old to start taking care of your Heart!   With heart disease becoming one of the leading causes of death, it’s no wonder why there is so much talk about being heart healthy.  Even when you have a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and fish, there are a few foods that stand out in their healing power.   By no means is this an exhaustive li … [Read more...]

FREE Elf on The Shelf Ideas Calendar

FREE Elf on The Shelf Ideas Calendar Every year, I see funny Elf on the Shelf Ideas and wish that my family started doing this when my kids were younger. I decided to put together this calendar full of Funny Elf on the Shelf  ideas and I wanted to share my Elf on the Shelf Calendar of ideas with you! Now you will never run out of ideas. Most of these ideas take only a few minutes to do, not hard at all. I bet your kids will love them! If you are … [Read more...]

Tips for Healthy Hair

Having nice looking and healthy hair is important to me. Now that summer is over, It's time to start getting my hair back in shape! Check out some of these Tips for Healthy Hair that I do weekly! Tips for Healthy Hair Homemade Oil Treatment: Don't buy expensive hair treatments, do an oil treatment on your hair using coconut oil! Works great!! Let it soak for 45 minutes, then wash your hair. Homemade Dry Shampoo: Use baby powder for a … [Read more...]

Paris Damask Party Ideas

  Paris Damask Party Ideas Your inspiration could be as simple as a little girl's birthday party or as complex as a wine tasting, but whichever the affair, setting your table with Paris chic elevates any party into a soiree. Set against a backdrop of classic black, playful polka dots and pretty pink details, the Paris Damask party theme from Birthday Express brings elegance and sophistication to the table, with a delightful European … [Read more...]

Bee Pollen for Energy, Weight Loss and Depression

Bee Pollen for Energy, Weight Loss and Depression Did you know that Bee Pollen can be used for Energy, Weight Loss and Depression? I wonder why we don't hear more about this high-energy whole food?! Be sure to check out 5 Ways to Revive your Smoothies for more ways to get healthy nutrients in your body! Bee Pollen 101 How to Use Bee Pollen Bee pollen can be added to juices, smoothies, or even eaten plain. However, the taste is one that ta … [Read more...]

Coffee Scrub Recipe

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on the web, but I do believe that this Coffee Scrub Recipe has many benefits because I've seen them firsthand! Here are some of the benefits that I've read about or seen for myself! anti-inflammatory properties diminish the appearance of cellulite tighten and tone the look of your skin can be used as an exfoliant {I wouldn't use on your face} Using the Coffee Scrub is very simple. Just head to t … [Read more...]

Customized Coasters ONLY $5 plus Shipping {Great Gift Idea!}

Customized Coasters ONLY $5 plus Shipping {Great Gift Idea!} Right now at York Photo you can get a set of 4 Custom Photo Coasters for $5 when you use coupon code PROTECTION at check out. Plus new members will get 40 FREE prints when you register with York Photo!  Shipping starts at $5.99. Here is what to do: Sign Up with York Photo. Click the orange "GO!" button to create your Custom Grocery Tote. Use coupon code PROTECTION during chec … [Read more...]

Chef Salad in a Jar Recipe

I just love the idea of being able to make and take mason jar salad recipes to work or make ahead of time. That way you are not tempted to eat out at work and you have a quick lunch waiting for you at home when you have been out and about shopping during the day! Did you know that you can make taco salad mason jars? Salad in a jar is fairly new to me, and I'm loving it! You might be wondering what a salad jar is because I did! It's basically just … [Read more...]

TULA 7 Day Balanced Skin Challenge

Disclosure: I received a product to facilitate this review. all opinions are my own. What is Tula? Tula is the Sanskrit word for balance. The concept of the line is that we need to take care of our insides to look good on the outside; and that feeling beautiful on the outside can improve how we feel on the inside. The line specifically incorporates a patented Probiotic Technology, which is quite unusual in skin care products. Recent … [Read more...]

Homemade Sugar Scrub Exfoliator

Homemade Sugar Scrub Exfoliator     This Homemade Sugar Scrub Exfoliator is perfect to get your skin ready for the summer and get rid of dead skin cells. I love ginger and it acts as an anti-inflammatory. It helps to decrease redness and energize your skin. Who doesn't want tighter, more youthful skin? This homemade sugar scrub is perfect to give as a gift or keep for yourself! You can also change up the essential oils and use so … [Read more...]

Homemade Bronzer/Contour Powder

Here is what you are going to need to make your own Homemade Bronzer/Contour Powder: Small Mixing Bowl An empty compact or small jar with a lid Small Mixing Bowl 1 tsp Cornstarch 1 tsp Cocoa Powder 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg Directions: Mix everything together. If the powder is too light add more cocoa powder, and if you are looking for more of a sun-kiss glow try adding a little more cinnamon. If it's too dark for … [Read more...]

How to Make your Own Sunscreen: Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

Have you ever read the ingredients of most store bought sunscreens? I like to know what I'm putting on my skin and families skin! Making your own sunscreen is easy and cheaper than buying it in the store. The recipe I provided will last an entire year for my family. I usually divide it up after it's made and put them in mason jars and store them in the freezer until I need them. If you leave them at room temperature, they will last approximately … [Read more...]

Healthy Cooking Tips: Olive Oil

Make sure to check out all of our Healthy Cooking Tips including Homemade Salad Dressings and Kitchen Seasonings. You will learn how to make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning and also a delicious Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe!    Healthy cooking is easy. In many cases, your favorite recipes can be modified so they offer a healthier alternative. Get all the flavor with less fat and calories! Do you ever wonder which oils to cook … [Read more...]

Healthy Cooking Tips: Homemade Salad Dressings Recipe

Healthy Cooking Tips: Homemade Salad Dressings Recipe Want to lose weight but not flavor? Today you will learn how to make Homemade Salad Dressings Recipes! Learn how you can spice up your meals and give them lots of great flavor without all the added calories. Last week, I shared with you, Healthy Cooking Tips with your Kitchen Seasonings. Making homemade seasonings is cheaper and also better for you in my opinion. You can make your … [Read more...]

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe With these basic ingredients, you can create an Easy Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe. Start with these basics and then customize to complement your salad ingredients. Below is your Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe. Enjoy! [mpprecipe-recipe:239] Hope you enjoy this Easy Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe! <a H … [Read more...]