Women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40. Hair shedding is natural and women can actually lose from 50 to 100 strands per day. If you’re losing more than that, you […]
Here’s some quick, easy and cheap ways to use those oranges before they go bad…adding lots of vitamins easily and naturally to your diet.
The term life hacks means, “a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.” And the tips usually involve using everyday items that you typically already have hanging around the house which means you don’t have to spend money on a specialty item in order […]
This morning was so much fun as we filmed live on FOX21 News at one of our local Discover Goodwill stores where we talked about one of my favorite subjects…fabulous fashion for less. No matter your age, body shape, or budget, you can almost always find something fashionable at Goodwill. I would say on average, when […]
I found this recipe in the December/January issue of Fine Cooking and thought it sounded good and would make for a great snack to serve on football watching days. (Or anytime actually.) This recipe uses “regular” popcorn, you know, the kind you cook on the stove versus in the microwave. I hadn’t made popcorn this […]
According to National Geographic, the typical American family of 4, throws away an average of $1,484 worth of food every year. Oh my gosh! I have a few things I could use that money for during the year instead of just tossing it, don’t you? As much as I try to plan our meals, I found that […]
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and as I was about to write something about the day, I came across this article written by Coretta Scott King. Coretta Scott King was the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., an activist, civil rights leader, and American author. After reading her own words, well, there was […]
Halfway through January and I already have the blahs…the blues and blahs I get when I’ve been stuck indoors for too long. There is a real thing called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that’s actually related to changes in seasons. For most people experiencing SAD, symptoms begin in the fall and continue into the winter months. […]
We recycle as much as we can but I really enjoy finding ways I can actually reuse some of those items we typically recycle. Here are some fun and creative ways you can reuse empty wine bottles, with most of the projects being fairly simple to make. Of course some require more effort than others […]
No matter your age, no matter your shape…a little black dress (LBD) is a great investment. And while I own several that were an investment, one of my favorites is this very simple, very plain one I picked up at Goodwill for $1.99.
I’m browning the chicken in the skillet, along with the vegetables, which will give them a golden brown color and add flavor. Then we finish the entire meal off in the oven. This contains your protein, a carb and vegetables so it’s an easy one-dish meal and tastes delicious.
It seems like there’s a new story or article on how to save money at the grocery store every week. I’ve always thought I was a pretty savvy shopper so didn’t pay much attention to the stories but lately I’ve been more conscientious, and let me tell you: I have been saving more money than […]
One of the reasons I love these tips is because just yesterday, I spent the entire day cleaning out the freezers, fridge, and pantry and was appalled and embarrassed at just how much food I ended up tossing because it was way past the expiration date….way past.
It’s dry here in Colorado, especially in the winter with the windows closed and the heater on constantly. By simply adding plants to each room you can help combat the dryness and clean the air. Through NASA studies, scientists have identified 50 houseplants that remove many pollutants and gases and help clean the air inside […]
January is a great month to pick up Christmas clearance items but there are lots of other great products that get marked down to bargain basement prices too. Cold weather outerwear and clothes can get slashed by up to 75 to 80% off as can toys, accessories, specialty boxed food items, blankets, and more. I like […]
If you drink coffee, why not use those grounds for something else instead of tossing them? In the past, I’ve seen coffee shops that had buckets of used grounds they were giving away for free to use in your yard, but I didn’t know why…
Well, now I know why and here’s a few more great ideas….
I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to food safety and have a tendency to toss items the second they hit the expiration date. (Even though they are most likely still perfectly good and safe.) I also wear gloves when handling chicken and am super aware of cross-contamination. So I thought I knew all the […]
This pot roast has a lot of flavor without a lot of fat. You know, I usually cook my roast with potatoes but I am trying to incorporate more of a variety of vegetables in our diet this year so I’m using turnips instead. If you mix some familiar with unfamiliar (veggies), your family might be more inclined to try something new.
January is typically the month that I try to get my house de-cluttered and organized. And believe me, after the hustle and bustle of the holidays; with the extra cooking, decorating, and entertaining, well, it needs it. But have you ever noticed how expensive “specialty” storage containers and boxes are? I mean some of the storage […]
My two favorite places to shop are at thrift stores and dollar stores…love the thrill of getting a great bargain!