10 Easy Winter Care Tips for Hands

Now that the weather is getting chilly, are your hands looking a little rough around the edges?  These winter care tips for hands might be just the thing you need! It's only October and I am already noticing that my skin is getting dry.  The minute that heat kicks on I start getting frizzy hair, chapped lips and hands that are dry and flaky. Sure, I like hand lotion as much as the next girl but it seems like no matter how much I put on it just sucks right into my skin and I don't see any change in the way my hands feel.  If you have the same … [Read more...]

What is the Secret to Eternal Youth? (When Beauty Becomes an Obsession….)

What is the secret to eternal youth?  What exactly is 'youth' anyhow? Is it how you look or how you feel?  I hit 40 a few years ago and all of a sudden I am starting to notice those gray hairs and fine lines that I have been pretty good at ignoring up until now.  Sure, the metabolism has slowed down and I can't walk past a bathroom without having to pee but I'm not getting old, right? HAH!  I look back at pictures of me in my 20's and I am seriously starting to wonder how I can get that glowing skin and shiny hair back.  But then I start taking … [Read more...]

Summer Foot Care Tips for Beautiful and Healthy Feet

Summer is almost here and with temperatures rising I am looking forward to tank tops and flip flops.  In fact, a lot of the time I don't even bother with the flip flops.  I have a tendency to wander around barefoot...including in the garden which sometimes makes for a few painful moments!  Because my feet get abused quite a bit, I need all the help I can get when it comes to summer foot care tips.  My feet tend to have calluses and when I DO want to go show off in a pair of strappy sandals I want to make sure they are looking their best.  If … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young Even When You’re Not

This post about how to keep your skin looking young has been sponsored but all opinions are my own. Did you look in the mirror this morning and wonder how to keep your skin looking young as the years creep slowly by? I was not careful with my skin when I was younger. I slathered on baby oil and sunned myself for hours.  I put harsh chemicals on my face to treat acne, blackheads and other persistent skin problems.  If I could do it all over again, I would be a lot kinder to my skin but I can't turn back the hands of time.  I can, however, … [Read more...]

How to Choose Comfortable Summer Sandals for Work or Play!

This post on how to choose comfortable summer sandals is part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. The weather is warming up here in Georgia and I have finally tossed aside the sweaters and hoodies.  In their place come t-shirts, capris, and the occasional casual dress depending on where I might be headed.  Comfortable summer sandals are a must have item here in the south and I like options that go from work to play … [Read more...]

Must Have Purse Essentials For Every Emergency

When my kids were young and I had a diaper bag to carry around, it was easy to bring everything I could possibly need along with me at all times.  Must have purse essentials included things like snacks, toys, wipes, and just about everything but the kitchen sink.  Now that my kids are older, I have had to narrow down my definition of must have purse essentials to only what fits into an average sized handbag. And since I hate huge purses, my handbag tends to be small!  It isn't always easy to narrow down what goes in your purse.  I like to be … [Read more...]

Fashion Tips for Women Over 40: Look Fabulous, Not Frumpy!

These fashion tips for women over 40 will have you feeling fabulous instead of old and frumpy! Just because I have hit 40 and kept on going doesn't mean I want to stop putting some thought into my appearance.  I admit, the last couple of months I have slacked off on the whole 'taking care of me' thing.  I've spent too many days in yoga pants and can't tell you the last time I got a haircut.  Well, that is going to change this month, I can promise you that!  I am hitting the after Christmas sales and spending some time and money getting my … [Read more...]

Helpful Skin Care Tips for Women

A few years ago I hit the magical age of 40.  So far, I'm not all that impressed with this particular decade.  My metabolism has slowed down to the speed of a snail, I get injured just taking the dog for a walk, and my skin needs constant attention for one problem or another.  Getting old is definitely no picnic but I guess it is better than the alternative, right?  While I may FEEL 40, I don't want people to actually look at me and KNOW than I am 40.  The first thing that gives away a woman's age is her skin.  In order to trick people into … [Read more...]

Gifts for Teen Girls and Easy Nail Art at Five Below

This post about gifts for teen girls and easy nail art has been sponsored by SheSpeaks and Five Below.  All opinions are my own. Fall is a particularly busy time of year and definitely the hardest for us to budget for.  There are a number of holidays and birthdays over the next few months that require gift giving, goodie bags, party supplies, and an assortment of other budget breakers.  Gifts for teens can get pricey, not to mention they can be difficult to even find.  What gifts for teen girls will be a hit and which will fall flat?  I … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Cucumbers in Your Beauty Routine

Over the last couple of weeks I have harvested approximately 10 pounds worth of cucumbers from my garden.  That, my friends, is about 9 pounds more than anyone in my house really wants to eat!  I have been trying to find new ways to use cucumbers rather than force feeding them to my family.  Yesterday I made a cucumber basil sugar scrub recipe that was amazingly refreshing.  That used up a whole ONE cucumber.  I need a LOT more creative ways to use cucumbers than that so I hit the internet and started searching.  I thought I would share a few … [Read more...]