Once a year I go through various drawers and cabinets, checking for items that have expired, like spices or medications. This past week I spent time exploring all the medicine cabinets and was surprised at just how many items were past their expiration dates. It was a bit disheartening too at the amount of bottles […]
For years I’ve heard the word “probiotic” but never really thought about it or if I needed it. I knew that a lot of yogurt brands advertised they contained probiotics but again, I didn’t necessarily ask myself if my body needed them. Well, as I’ve shared before, I was diagnosed with celiac disease earlier this year and while going […]
Nearly 7 in 10 women struggle to sleep, which can cause memory problems, depression, weakening of your immune system (which can increase your chance of becoming sick,) and increase your perception of pain. With so many women having challenges with getting enough sleep, it’s no wonder prescription sleep medicines have been on the rise. But […]
Just as with olive oil and castor oil, coconut oil is a product that has multiple health and beauty uses that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Virgin coconut oil can be used on your hair, skin, and even as a weight-loss supplement. As long as the oil has been cold pressed and has no […]
I love today’s episode in which I show Ashley all the fabulous but cheap kitchen foods you can actually use as beauty products. Most of these items are probably in your kitchen already and when compared to what you’d pay for beauty products at the store, well, you can save a bundle. The products are […]
Well it’s that time of year again where a lot of children are bemoaning the beginning of a new school year while some parents are jumping for joy. (Come on, admit it parents, there are summer days you’re really, really wishing for school to start.) And with the start of a new school year, comes […]
Pores…we all have them. Some of us are blessed genetically with good skin and small pores while others get to thank their genes for more oily skin with larger pores. And then there are those who have a combination of both. Oily or unclean skin can cause oils to settle around pores too, making […]
Cleaning, health benefits, beauty benefits… apple cider vinegar is so useful!
Here is an extensive and very informative article on many natural ways you can get rid of a headache.
Here’s a list of water-packed foods that can also help keep you hydrated during the hot summer months, from momseveryday.com ……
I’ve read a lot of articles that talk about how junky and poorly made items are that you can pick up at dollar stores and while I agree that you have to double-check expiration dates (like I do even at the grocery store) and that toys can easily break (just like at any other store), for the most part, I enjoy shopping there and find great buys.
September is National Honey Month. Loaded with antibacterial and antifungal properties, honey has a multitude of benefits, in addition to sweetening foods. Honey was considered to be the “nectar of the Gods” by ancient Greeks and ancient Egyptians actually made offerings of honey to their Gods. They also used honey as embalming fluid and as […]
Sleep…it’s essential for a person’s health and wellbeing. Sounds easy: fall sleep, wake up feeling refreshed, full of energy, and alert. But in reality, getting a good night’s sleep for some can be difficult. In fact, according to the CDC, there is an estimated 50 to 70 million US adults who have a sleep or wakefulness […]
I started trying on bras and was frustrated that nothing looked or felt right. I asked the sales clerk, Michelle for help so she gave me a personal fitting and turns out, I was totally wearing the wrong size! I have been wearing a 34 B for and she measured me at a 32 C.
I feel like I’m a relatively informed person when it comes to choosing bottled water. I’ve kept up with the news on how to read the labels, making sure the bottled water I’m buying has the #1 PET or PETE symbol on the bottom, (which the government has deemed safe.) So when I came across an […]
The more I read about turmeric, the more it seems like a “miracle” herb/spice. For thousands of years it’s been used to treat a huge variety of illnesses due to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and also as a natural beauty product. There has been extensive research, studies, and tests done on this amazing spice […]
Summer brings its own skin challenges like sunburn, bug bites, razor burn, and acne breakouts.
Suffer during your menstrual periods? Here’s some simple and natural remedies to ease the pain of PMS…
Love, love, love shopping at the Dollar Tree stores (or any dollar store where everything is actually only a dollar.) Two of the items I picked up this month were almost exact duplicates of similar items I bought at a higher dollar amount and they worked the same.
Here’s my top five favorites this month:
Summer’s approaching and with the warmer weather, flip-flops will be the standard fare for many. In fact up to 65% of us wear flip-flops in the summer. And why not? They are easy to slip on, come in tons of colors, styles and prices, and they keep your feet cool. But they are also responsible for […]