Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few ideas.   When I was little, I remember my parents (okay, probably my MOM!) getting me a small gift for Valentines Day every year.  Usually, it was just a small box of chocolates or a nick knack of sorts along with a card.  No matter what the gift was, it left me feeling special and I knew that I was loved.  I have always gotten my children a small gift on Valentines Day, although it is getting … [Read more...]

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...]

How to Care for Feet That Work Out Regularly

Thank you to AmLactin for sponsoring this conversation about how to care for feet.  All opinions are my own.After a relatively lazy summer, I am back at the gym and lacing up my workout shoes on a regular basis. If I want to fight that sluggish middle aged metabolism, I can't just sit around watching my favorite crime dramas on TV all day - especially with my love of desserts and anything covered in cheese!  Daily workouts help me keep fitting into my pants!  If you work out regularly, your feet probably take quite a beating.  Feet that … [Read more...]

Earn Cash Back Shopping Online and Give to Charity with Giving Assistant!

This post about how to earn cash back shopping online has been sponsored by Giving Assistant but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.Once upon a time, I lived in a rather small town.  I could go into my favorite retailer and buy the items I needed without much hassle.  In and out without a bunch of fuss. Now, however, I live in a major metropolitan area.  Great, right?  More stores to choose from!  However, shopping has become a major source of stress in my life.  Do you know how much traffic there is … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Razor Burn Even With Sensitive Skin

This discussion about how to avoid razor burn is part of a sponsored conversation for SheSpeaks and P&G but all opinions are my own.Having been blessed (or cursed) with fair skin and dark hair means that even after a day of not shaving, I have very visible stubble.  What's even worse is that I HATE the feeling of stubbly legs rubbing up against one another.  If you want to be one of those empowered women who refuses to shave and dyes their underarm hair pink, you go right ahead.  ME?  I have no desire to have hairy legs at all, even in … [Read more...]

Consignment Sale Tips from a Veteran Shopper

With summer quickly passing by, these consignment sale tips will come in handy as the school year approaches.  After traveling for the last two weeks, the last thing I want to think about is back to school shopping but I have no choice.  My kids start school again in only a few weeks. When my husband and I moved to the Atlanta area 17 years ago I was 7 months pregnant with my first child.  My husband was fresh out of graduate school, we had no family or friends here and  I was unemployed.  In other words...we were broke and about to become even … [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...]