I don’t know about you but I just about swoon every time I see Gisele’s stunning hair (like in this photo from her H&M ad). The color, the length and those gorgeous curls. How does she get them looking so natural and imperfect and polished at the same time? Here’s how to get them for yourself (no celebrity stylist required): Set the stage After towel-drying your hair, work through a conditioning oil like Moroccan Oil to add shine and tame frizz. Next, add a curling lotion to your ... Continue Reading
Get gorgeous, natural curls without visiting the salon.
Thanksgiving should be the greenest holiday of all. All you need to do is prepare, plan, and be aware.
Holidays are often filled with excess, waste, and too much focus on things over people. Yet Thanksgiving, by its very nature, could very well be the greenest holiday of them all. All it takes is a little planning and a little awareness to make your Thanksgiving a fun-filled, family oriented, environmentally friendly holiday that everyone will enjoy. Two Weeks Out: Food Planning Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal calls for a turkey, several side dishes, and of course, dessert! To green your ... Continue Reading
Move beyond turkey sandwiches with your Thanksgiving Leftovers.
When it comes to saving money, one thing we can all do is make sure food doesn’t go to waste. The day after Thanksgiving is one my family looks forward to almost as much as Thanksgiving itself. We are all sandwich lovers and we each have our own version of the perfect Thanksgiving leftover sandwich. But eating turkey sandwich can get tiring. If you’d like to move beyond basic turkey sandwiches and are looking for new ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, try these recipes; your ... Continue Reading
Add a variety of handbags to your fall wardrobe.
Autumn is in full swing and hopefully you’ve stocked up on some warmer clothes for the cooler weather on the way. Now that you know you’ll stay cozy, it’s time to think about adding some arm candy. Whether you’re looking to invest in a classic or just want to add a new, trendy piece to your regular rotation, here’s a cheat sheet for the top purse trends this season: Saddle Up Seen on the runways from Jason Wu to Michael Kors, this classic leather bag is available big or small ... Continue Reading
Get creative with homemade Halloween Costumes like fairies, scarecrows, and gypsies.
Not only is it less expensive to create homemade Halloween costumes for your kids, it gets your creative juices flowing and the kids can help with the preparations. Here are ten fun ideas for homemade costumes this year…. ScarecrowThis is always a family favorite. For the makeup, paint small circles on the cheeks, a triangle on the nose, and one vertical, short line above and below each eye. For the costume, grab one of dad’s old plaid shirts, big brother’s jeans and boots, and an old ... Continue Reading
The Candy Fairy is a great way to swap out your Halloween sweets for other treats.
Ever heard of the Candy Fairy? You may want to incorporate this into your Halloween traditions. With the welcome arrival of cooler temperatures and the month of October, our thoughts turn to planning Halloween festivities, choosing costumes, and trick-or-treating with our children. Do you know how trick-or-treating got its start? Its beginnings can be traced back to Britain and All Souls' Day when poor villagers would go from door to door beseeching homeowners for treats called, "soul ... Continue Reading
Do divorce ceremonies offer the chance to mourn and provide closure to a couple?
You’re invited. Come one, come all, to watch us end our marriage. There might even be wine and a buffet. It’s a party y’all! Sound like fun? Yes, there is a new trend emerging in Japan, called the Divorce Ceremony. It might sound like a joke, or maybe even a Saturday Night Live skit, but it’s happening and it’s real. The ceremony to mark a couple's ending of their marriage costs 55,000 yen ($690) and it includes a buffet meal, where the now exes sit at separate tables and ... Continue Reading
Incorporate museums into your next family vacation to keep those curious kids interested and having fun.
I'm a mom of two curious boys who love to travel. And, as if they aren't enough a handful, I've got a third on the way! My sons get bored with movies, games and even sandy beaches before I can think of what to do with them next. The only way I can hold their interest is by giving them a challenge. They hate to give up on something, admit defeat, wave the white flag. I discovered a great trick to keep them busy, especially on vacation. My solution: museums. The Children's Museum | ... Continue Reading
There are a lot of choices for going green – including how you send your child to school and making an effort to make your schools more green.
Last school year, nearly 49.4 million students attended public elementary and secondary schools. That is an overwhelming number of families that could make a real difference in creating healthy schools for our children. There are a lot of choices that individuals can make to go green in their daily lives, including how they send their children to school and what they send with them, but when like-minded individuals get involved in an effort to make their schools better there is change. One ... Continue Reading
In a culture where children are increasingly sedentary and obesse, adding healthier habits to your child’s routine can be easy and painless.
Raising healthy kids is not easy. Picky eating, video games, piles of homework and fast-food campaigns are just some of the challenges facing parents today. Some days it may seem nearly impossible to instill healthy habits in our kids. The very best, and easiest way, to pass on healthy habits is to model them ourselves. And here are some other simple ways to sneak healthier habits into your kids' routines. Hide the veggies If your kids are notoriously picky eaters, the easiest way to sneak in ... Continue Reading