Tag Archives: lifestyle

When To Buy New Clothes During and After Weight Loss

Two women in oversized jeans

While you are in the middle of a new regimen to lose weight, it can be frustrating that your old clothes no longer fit but you are not quite ready to buy an entirely new wardrobe. When you are in between sizes, it can be awkward because things start to fit strangely and sag in […]

Healthy Chinese Options

Beef stir-fry with broccoli

Sometimes when we are trying to make healthier food choices, we feel like we have to give up our favorite restaurants. But almost any restaurant has healthier options if you educate yourself ahead of time because sometimes the best choice is not always the obvious one. For example, Chinese food can be a diet destroyer […]

How to Build ‘Yourself’ into the Household Budget

Woman relaxing in spa

Do you plan specific beauty spending into the budget, or do you just allocate a ‘personal’ fund and let that dictate what you can spend in a month? Creating a household budget is complicated, with several moving parts.  Not only do you have the upkeep on your residence, but there are almost always additional payments […]

What to Take When the Invitation Asks for ‘A Plate to Share’

Cheese plate with grapes and crackers

Many times an invitation to a game night or a football party will include the phrase “a plate to share”.  This usually means providing some kind of snack so that the host(ess) will not feel obligated to provide (and pay for) the refreshments for the whole group. The bonus feature is that is also ensures […]

New Year, New You: Travel

Cruise ship and the beach

It is a new year so a fresh full bank of vacation days awaits! Where will you go this year? Of course there are those days that must be reserved for doctor’s appointments or parent-teacher conferences but the rest are for fun. It is a good time to refresh those travel bags, tossing makeup and […]

Five Winter Salad Recipes

Spinach salad in wooden bowl

We normally consider salads a spring and summer dish.  In the fall and winter, we usually feel more like having a hearty soup or a rich stew.  But here are some delicious winter salads to ward off the chill.  One of the tricks is to make sure it includes at least one warm to hot […]

Are GWPs (Gifts With Purchase) Worth Hitting a Specific Dollar Amount?

Woman buying a dress

Are the fabulous-looking gifts really worth spending the dollar amount?  The short answer is, it depends. Some of the high-end department stores offer fantastic beauty gifts with large purchases, such as Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom.  Those are typically a tote or makeup bag filled with samples.  If you have purchases to make anyway, why not […]

The Best Sleeping Positions for a Perfect Beauty Sleep

Woman sleeping in bed

Everyone knows that health and beauty all starts with getting a good beauty rest. Before you can get your makeup just right, you have to have a well-rested body, and before you can kill it at work you need a well-rested mind. There are a lot of myths about what different sleeping positions can do […]

Essential Apps for Every Woman

Woman on phone outdoors

We live in a pretty great time, when we have an abundance of technology right at our fingertips. There are so many great apps out there, but sometimes it’s hard to wade through the duds to find the winner. Well, look no further! These 3 apps are the absolute must-haves for every woman! Period Tracker […]

How to Choose the Right Color for Your Bedroom

Bedroom decor

It can be a lot of fun redecorating your home, but with that excitement also comes a little bit of pressure. You don’t want to have to re-paint constantly, so it’s important to find colors that will keep you satisfied for years to come. This is especially true when it comes to the colors you […]