Category Archives: Lifestyle

Three Fabulously Easy Make-Ahead Dinners

Chicken casserole in a crockpot

Outside of being able to hire a personal chef (ah, living the dream), it’s wonderful to know that when you get home at night, dinner is ready to pop into the oven.  I grew up on casseroles, also known as hot dishes, and I still rely on them today.  I like to make my casserole […]

Taking Care of Yourself by Eating Healthy

Woman eating healthy

I recently spent a significant amount of time at the hospital with a loved one, and the truth be told, it was a complete emotional and physical drain.  Not only were we dealing with doctors and nurses and surgeons and insurance companies, but I was still working part-time and caring for my house and four-legged […]

Work travel: What skincare to pack?

Packing for a business trip

We have talked about what clothing and what makeup to pack for a work trip, but let’s not forget about our complexion.  Depending on the schedule I will have on the trip, I like to add little treats for my skin that I may not get around to using at home. Cleansing – I’ve traveled […]

How to cut calories without missing them!

Healthy Sandwich

In addition to adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet, I’ve also been looking for ways to reduce the calorie count without actually missing those calories!  Here are a few quick ways I’ve discovered: Salad dressing – I love creamy dressings; I can’t help it. But I have recently been mixing my own […]

Work travel: What clothes to pack?

Packing for a work trip

While many of us may travel on a regular basis for work, some of us may be less experienced in what to pack and still have a suitcase of normal proportions.  After all, there is a decent chance you will have to take that suitcase to a meeting or a conference, so you certainly do […]

What To Take When You Are Waiting At The Hospital

woman in hospital

No one wants to spend any amount of time waiting at a hospital. Some waits are harder than others but none of them are easy. If you know advance, there are a few items that you can pack that might make you stay a little less uncomfortable, though. Something to keep warm – Whether that […]

Downsizing The Toiletry Bag – Cleansing, Exfoliating And Moisturizing Sticks

Personal care products on wooden table

As I have mentioned before, I am constantly looking for ways to downsize my toiletries especially when traveling. I have stumbled across three fantastic-looking items that could go a long way to helping with that endeavor! And they do not have to go in the dreaded 3-1-1 bag! Julep Love Your Bare Face Cleansing Balm […]

How To Create A Delicious Cheese Plate

Cheese plate with appetizers

One of my dietary enemies is cheese. I hate that I love it so much! I have even been known to build a mini cheese plate for lunch or dinner for myself. Now I just pick the ones I enjoy, but to build a truly great cheese plate for your party guests, you have to […]

What To Do With Hand-Me-Down Clothes? And What Is Clothing Swap?

friends exchanging clothes

I recently received a very generous ‘donation’ of business suits from a colleague who was downsizing before moving.  I was ecstatic!  I knew that the clothing she was passing to me would be of considerably nicer quality than I normally buy for myself.  Now if they will only fit… But it got me to thinking […]

How To Take Care Of Your Skin On The Plane

Woman on a plane

No matter how long or short your flight is, your skin will no doubt suffer the effects of the airplane environment.  For a lot of us, our skin will end up a strange combination of flaky and greasy.  It is not a pleasant effect!  There are a few things you can do to help your […]