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
Give Mom a little luxurious pampering this year and check out these four fabulous companies and their gifts this spring.
Mother’s Day is this weekend - and some of you may still need to grab a last-minute gift. Why not give Mom a little luxurious pampering this year by checking out these four fabulous companies and their gifts this spring. For the Luxe Mama Tocca Bango Profumato and Crema da Corpo Italian bath products are the perfect choice. Giulietta, the newest in the Tocca bath and body line, comes in two delightful scents, Pink Tulip and Green Apple - the sweet floral and fresh apple will take mom ... 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
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
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
Discover vibrant and fascinating spring traditions around the world.
Learning about various cultures is always fun and enlightening, not just for adults - but kids as well. This spring, people around the world will participate in activities and fun. From the ancient to the modern, these spring traditions and festivals may inspire something new you'll want to try with your family. India: In the spring, north India celebrates a festival called Holi. The celebration is marked by lighting bonfires called Holika. Both children and adults chase each other and throw ... Continue Reading