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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 […]

How to Pick a Cruise Vacation

Cruise ship in the sea

If you’ve never been on a cruise, I highly recommend it.  They are a wonderful method of travel and you might realize why it’s so popular!  I have been on three and am already planning my next one.  But when you take into account that there are two dozen major cruise lines with more than […]

Your wallet – one large one or several divided small ones?

Fashionable woman using her wallet

We have seen all kinds of wallets come out of all kinds of purses — giant wallets out of tiny purses and huge purses that are carrying a tiny wallet.  While I do not much care for clothing shopping, I do love a good purse and wallet browsing. I am currently carrying a relatively small […]

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 […]

Face mask recommendations by skin type

Woman applying mud mask

Most of us love to treat ourselves and our skin to a nice relaxing mask.  Not only can it calm the frazzled mind, it does wonders for the complexion!  But since there are thousands upon thousands of available products, it is hard to pick one.  In fact, it can lead to a case of those […]

Is ‘Vegan’ or ‘Vegetarian’ Really That Much Healthier?

Women prepping veggies in the kitchen.

It seems that lately, more and more people are choosing to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. By technical definition, vegetarians do not eat meat of any kind. Likewise, vegans do not eat anything that originates with animals including eggs, honey, or dairy. Sometimes these choices are influenced by religious beliefs, in which case the […]

Why Every Woman Should Try Short Hair in Her Lifetime

Woman with platinum blonde hair

Though I’ve always been a fan of drastic hair changes—I’ve never gotten the same cut more than twice in a row—I recently cut my hair short again after about 3 years of sporting various medium to long hairstyles, and it reminded me of all the benefits of having short hair, and why I think every […]

Three Ways to Pamper Yourself at Home

Personal hygiene products

Pampering yourself every once in a while can be a great treat. You may be thinking that spending on ways to pamper yourself is ludicrous, but it doesn’t have to be that way! I love having some time for myself at home and you can do this for yourself too. You don’t have to spend […]

What Causes Stains on Teeth

Clear, white teeth

Being able to flash those pearly whites can definitely add a whole new level of confidence for you. I personally admire people who have great teeth and lovely smiles, and I’ve heard that some people go to the extent of having their teeth whitened just to achieve this effect. However, there is the problem of […]