5 Tips for Post Workout

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Emerald® Nuts. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have been working at living a healthier life day by day. I’ve been exercising and eating healthier foods which in turn is helping me get stronger, more lean, flexible and energized! I am starting to see the results of my lifestyle change and it feels great! I've come to realize that this is a long-term process that requires really hard work. Your … [Read more...]

Healthy Watermelon Spritzer Recipe

Healthy Watermelon Spritzer Recipe After we got back home from our vacation, we have been busy getting back to normal life and rejoining our routine. My husband went back to work and the kids went back to their electronic devices. For these past few days, we were looking for something to entertain the kids. We decided to take a few dips in the pool.   I’ve been working on my tan by laying out by the pool while our kids splash around and … [Read more...]

Marriott Rewards Premier Visa 80,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus

Marriott Rewards Premier Visa 80,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus If you like staying in premium hotels for FREE, you should definitely consider applying for the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card from Chase. Last December, my husband and I took the kids to Istanbul, Turkey for a week. We used our Marriott Rewards  Points earned using our Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card.  We had a great time touring the city and had enough points to get … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]