Jack Frost is probably nipping at your nose right about now. With temperatures plummeting and cold weather moving in, you may find yourself battling frost and ice. Instead of heading to the store to buy de-icers or antifreeze, consider adopting some of these green tips to keeping the cold and ice at bay. The Greener De-Icer Many people go for rock salt or store-bought de-icers when things get slippery. Unfortunately, rock salt (including rock salt based de-icers) and urea based de-icers are ... Continue Reading
Help the environment before purchasing that next set of de-icers and antifreeze.
Get your kids exercising and having fun, even when it’s cold outside.
With winter weather upon us, and the sun setting earlier each day, it's likely many kids could spend an entire weekend, or school break, lounging on the couch watching TV or playing video games. So much of the time, it's up to the parents to give the kids a little nudge in the direction of, say, the back door, or get them involved in activities to keep their bodies in motion. Here are 7 ideas to get kids moving and the blood pumping! 1. Plan family walks for the daytime. As long as ... Continue Reading
Less is more when it comes to your hair this winter season.
When you think of winter you don’t normally associate it with glamorous hair or gorgeous color. Depending on your location winter hair can be a mess of static, dry or frizzy that also competes with the always trending in winter ‘hat head’. Fear not, winter 2012 is all about easy styles and beautiful color. Natural Color Unlike summer when colored tips and colored bits of extensions reigned supreme the holidays a time to let your natural color shine through. Celebrity stylist, ... Continue Reading
Gift ideas for that present-before-the-presents so you and your family can extend the Christmas celebrations a bit longer
Does your family practice that fun, not-so-patient tradition of opening a single gift on Christmas Eve? On the night before the big day, the kids are excited about the coming festivities, the work of buying and wrapping gifts is (hopefully) over, and it's the perfect time to give your children a sneak peek of all the good things they have in store come Christmas morning. Here are some great gift ideas for that present-before-the-presents so you and your family can extend the Christmas ... Continue Reading
Don’t drown yourself in oversized sweaters this winter season – keep your sense of style with these winter trends.
Winter weather is finally here, and it looks like it's going to stay. You might already feel like burrowing into a big cozy sweater, wearing your fleece and wool socks 24/7, but don’t abandon your style just yet. Check out the latest in winter trends. By Day Color blocking is still strong this season. Designers are using it on everything from cocktail dresses to sweaters and dress pants. Be strategic about it and you can take this trend and buy pieces that play up a contrasting ... Continue Reading
Tips for managing your Seasonal Affective Disorder – including artificial or natural light, medication, and getting active.
The summer can be such a fun and exciting time filled with new family memories, rest and relaxation. When fall rolls around, we all begin finding our way back to our regular routines but, usually, the weather is mild and we can still enjoy taking a stroll while we marvel at the changing leaves. Unfortunately, some people experience real difficulty as soon as winter begins. While some people refer to this as the “winter blues” or “winter depression,” the clinical name is Seasonal ... Continue Reading
Keep winter skin from getting dry and flaky with these five simple tips.
Dry, heated indoor temperatures and cold outdoor air can wreak havoc on your skin. Add in rigorous hand washing and antibacterial cleansers (it is flu season after all) and you’ve got yourself a moisture emergency. Even if you live in a climate with a mild winter, your skin care routine still needs to be switched up. Brush up. Dry air means parched skin. Help minimize flakiness and encourage cell turnover by exfoliating at least twice a week. If your skin is oily, you can use a mild ... Continue Reading
Check out five of the top trends spotted on the Fall/Winter 2011 runways.
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean that you should forego fashion in the pursuit of warmth. The runways were full of fun trends to incorporate into your winter wardrobe this year. Plus, there’s no better remedy for the winter blues than putting on great outfit--looking good and feeling stylish will transcend itself in your attitude. So show the sleet and snow whose boss and spice up that boring old pea coat with a splash of color or a touch of python print. The great part? You ... Continue Reading