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...]

Creative Uses for Olive Oil for Beauty Routines

Last week I was at the grocery store and they had a buy one get one free sale on HUGE bottles of olive oil.  I use a lot of olive oil but had no idea what I would do with quite so much.  I started looking for uses for olive oil for beauty purposes and was surprised at how many I found.  Sure, there are a ton of health benefits of olive oil when you include it in your diet.  And improved health often means a healthier 'glow' to our skin and a vibrancy that can't be achieved with vitamins and supplements.  But, if you find yourself with a ton of … [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...]

Back to School Survival Tips for Busy Moms

Back to school season is upon us and moms are stressed out.  There are shoes to buy and school supply lists to analyze.  We battle crowds, listen to toddlers whine and threaten teenagers with bodily harm if they choose one more outfit that doesn't meet school dress code requirements.  Back to school survival requires an awful lot of patience and a whole lot of planning.  As a mom who has gone through the whole back to school thing a number of times already, I thought I would share a few tips to help make your back to school shopping a little … [Read more...]

Back to School Beauty Tips for Teens for a Less Chaotic Morning

These back to school beauty tips for teens are part of an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Johnson & Johnson and Target. I received a gift card to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My teens went back to school this week and already my mornings resemble a carefully orchestrated battle between hostile nations.  With two teenagers in the house who both need to be getting ready at almost the same time, I have developed a very strict schedule that must be adhered to at … [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...]

Christmas Fashion Traditions and Holiday Savings at Sears #MoreMerry

This Christmas fashion post has been sponsored.  I am a Sears blogger and all opinions are my own. In my house, Christmas is all about traditions.  There are certain things we do every, single year and my children do not respond well to change!  I have suggested a few changes to our holiday traditions now that they are older and have been met with very vocal resistance!  I do NOT mess with our Christmas traditions and several of those revolve around clothing! Christmas Eve is church...that is a mandatory in our house. And even though … [Read more...]

J.Crew Partners with Blue Jeans Go Green™ Denim Recycling Program

This post about denim recycling has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. While I enjoy getting dressed up in fancy clothes every once in a while, most of my wardrobe is made up of denim.  Jeans and a cotton shirt is pretty much my go to outfit every day unless I'm really having a rough morning and don't make it out of the yoga pants.  That I slept in...not that I actually did yoga in!  Between me, the husband and the teens we could probably outfit a small nation with the number of pairs of denim jeans we have bought … [Read more...]