Spring is here! How delightful to be wearing short sleeve shirts again. Goodbye socks and boots, hello flip-flops and sun hats. My wardrobe can surely use a little dose of spring. If you’re on the eco-friendly band wagon already or just getting started - you can even expand your green endeavors to your wardrobe. In case you are not aware, regular cotton is grown using copious amounts of chemicals that end up in our air and water. Let’s not even talk about synthetic polyester. There are many ... Continue Reading
The grass is turning green, but can your wardrobe? Make sustainable choices and vote with your wallet by choosing bamboo, organic cotton, and fair trade!
The mulberry is chock full of nutrients and perfect for a spring smoothie.
The Mulberry is one of the most overlooked and abundant berries of them all. Spring heralds in those ambitious blackberry and blueberry harvesters, but it is also a time to look out for the mulberries which will be in peak ripeness. Red Mulberry trees are the ones that you will most likely encounter here in the US. A Mulberry is deep purple in color when at peak ripeness. A Red Mulberry tree has redish-brown bark, can grow upwards of 60 feet tall, and will have numerous dark purple berries ... Continue Reading
Spring accessories are a great addition to mom’s wardrobe and the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
It’s almost Mother’s Day and you know what that means ... It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to give her on this special occasion. If she’s a fashionista, then skip the chocolate, flowers and kitchen gadgets - and head straight to the accessories. If mom wants to update her look for spring, try gifting a few colorful accessories such as a watch, handbag or scarf. She’ll be the best dressed mom in town thanks to you. Here are a few fun spring accessories for ... Continue Reading
Check out the new spring and summer style trends, and learn how to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
Being a mother requires being flexible, quick and ready for almost anything. The clothes we put on are often times a mirror image of these requirements, being comfortable (flexible), quick (iron-free, and clean) and durable (ready for almost anything). But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style and fashion. There is nothing better than feeling awesome about how you look. Trends spotted on the runway for spring and summer 2012 include some fashion must-haves on the very wearable side ... Continue Reading
Three energy reduction tips (and money saving tips) using the sun.
Spring is the perfect season to cut down on your energy consumption and go a little more green. The sun can be your best friend and help cut your energy bill significantly. You don’t have to employ solar panels or expensive equipment to use the sun’s energy. Here are some of my favorite energy-saving and money saving tips that use the sun. Ditch The Thermostat If the weather is nice outside the temperature inside will easily follow suit. Opening your doors and windows to let in fresh ... Continue Reading
Four ways to prepare asparagus as a side dish or snack this spring.
Asparagus, the official veggie of spring time, is a perennial reminder that summer is on its way. A proud member of the lily family, asparagus was first cultivated 2,500 years ago by the ancient Greeks. Its tender shoots are brimming with vitamins A and K and are rich in folic acid. Low in calories (less than 5 calories per spear! and full of fiber, asparagus is the perfect addition to your spring meals, as both a main course and a side dish. When it comes to selecting asparagus, look for ... Continue Reading
Tangerine Tango is the color chosen by Pantone for spring/summer 2012. Here’s how to incorporate this bold color into your warm weather look.
When you think of spring and summer, visions of bright, sunny citrus-infused colors often swim across your mind. Pantone agrees. They've revealed 17-1463 Tangerine Tango as the color for Spring/Summer 2012. This juicy color works great in each make-up category, despite its apparent boldness. Don’t be scared. Here are some tips on how to use Tangerine Tango to update your make-up this spring and summer season. Lips Lips are the perfect place to be daring with tangerine. Red is a hot lip ... Continue Reading
Opt for a staycation this year, spending your week at home with your family.
With Spring Break taking over March and April, many people are planning their destination of choice - opting for snow or sun or somewhere inbetween. But many families are talking about staying right at home, relaxing via a staycation instead. A few years ago I incorporated the staycation into a learning experience with my children. We expanded it over a summer, but you can easily tailor it down to a week for spring break. Get a Mental Picture The idea of a staycation is to explore a ... Continue Reading
Here are four pool tips you can do to keep the little ones safe—and your mind at ease.
Sure, it was a mild winter. But aren’t you ready for a break from the daily grind and the chance to sit back, relax, and let your thoughts drift like the overhead clouds? Not to spoil your fantasy, but if your spring break vacation plans include spending quality time with your kids at swimming pools, daydreaming is not an option. Children can hardly wait to jump in the pool, but every pool has its dangers. Here are four things you can do to keep the little ones safe - and your mind at ... Continue Reading