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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything You Cook without Complaints

How to get your kids to eat dinner without complaining

Follow Me! What if you have kids that complain every time dinner is served?  You just spent 45 minutes to an hour of your life making a fantastic dinner only to hear complaints.  Or the dreaded persistent questions like…”What’s in this?  Onions!  I don’t like onions!”  Ugh! You try and try to make well-balanced healthy meals for them to be picked at or complained about. The last thing I was going to do is make a different meal.  That just sets...

Composting 101

Composting 101

I always thought you could only compost if you lived out in the country.  Then, a couple of my friends were talking about their compost and how they were about to use it in their vegetable gardens.  Both live in town.  So, I thought why not! I’ll tell you from beginning to end how to compost.  It’s super easy. I started by reading articles and it really didn’t seem that hard.  I bought my compost bin.  Put it in an...

Why You Should be Choosing Boutique Fitness

why choose boutique fitness

Follow Me!   There’s a reason why boutique fitness has exploded over the last few years.   They work.  Between 2013 and 2014 the number of members doubled.  And don’t let the name boutique fool you.  This includes CrossFit, obstacle training, bootcamps, spin and many more. For as long as I can remember, our workout choices were big box gym or personal trainer.  Those are 2 extremes, price wise and experience.  But, now we have more options. Apparently, 67% of big box gym...

How Often to Clean Your Fridge

how often to clean your fridge

Follow Me! How often should we clean our fridge?  I’m sorry to say we don’t clean ours enough.  We try to eat leftovers, but really they get pushed to the back of the fridge and we find them all nasty a couple of weeks later! Well, I’m determined to have a cleaner/more organized fridge.  If anything, my kids will be able to find the yogurt and eat that rather than something they shouldn’t eat.  When they say they’re hungry, I can...

5 Important Care Tips for Handbags

5 care tips for your handbags

Follow Me! Handbags are the new jewelry.  Women have always loved jewelry, but more and more are investing their money in a nice purse instead.  And these days would say they would prefer a nice handbag to a nice pair of earrings. As far as fashion goes, if you are wanting to spend money on something, handbags are the wisest choice.  You can carry them for years.  Unlike formalwear that you would throw on once or twice, you carry a bag around every single...

2 Day Detox

2 Day Detox

Follow Me! My husband jokes that we don’t need to detox. Our liver does it. I think he’s right. But, for me it’s more of a reset.  It’s a great way to get your body back in balance after a vacation or the holidays. What it does in theory, is that a detox gives your liver a break from filtering out bad foods you’re eating. Then, it works on flushing out your system of toxins in your body. When my husband and I...

Hide your charging station

Follow Me! Do you ever feel like you’re being swallowed up in phone and iPad cords.  You have stuff plugged in all over the house? This was driving me crazy because I don’t like a lot of clutter on counters.  Our phones, iPads, FitBits, Mophies you name it was taking up half a counter in our kitchen. I tried having everything charging in our office. But lets face it, the kitchen was our dumping ground and where we spend so much time....

How to Get Beach Waves

How to Get Beach Wave Hair

Follow Me! This was definitely the trickiest post so far.  Doing my hair one-handed while taking pictures.  That’s why I put this off until the end of the week! Anyone that knows me will tell you that I hate hate hate taking selfies.  Well, I take that back…it’s fun with friends in a fun place.  But, taking selfies in the bathroom by myself.  What am I… 12?! Anyway, it’s the only way to get some hair tips out there.  I get...

Organize Your Pantry

Organize Your Pantry

Follow Me! Okay, so you don’t see many people’s pantry right?  Well, like our closet, I’ll give you an intimate look into ours.  A handful of people who have happened to see ours have asked me to come organize theirs.  I did one friend’s pantry and decided I preferred to organize my own stuff.  With other people’s stuff, it’s hard to know what to throw away and what to keep.  Maybe someone has an iron-grip on those chips. So, this is something...

Hot-water bottles: the new old remedy

Hot Water Bottles the New Old Remedy

Follow Me! One Sunday morning a couple of months ago, I was in my glory sipping my coffee and reading The New York Times in peace when I came across an article about hot-water bottles.  Maybe this is a well known thing for most people, but I have to say it was new to me. Heat has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for tons of things.  In the early 1900’s people started using hot water bottles made of...