Give back with Pura Vida Bracelets!
February 24, 2017

Give back with Pura Vida Bracelets!

Handmade fashions from Pura Vida Bracelets offer more than just unique style ­– the bracelets represent a simple way of life that encourages wearers to enjoy the little things in life. Every Pura Vida bracelet is handcrafted by artisans in Costa Rica and supports the creative community there. In an effort to share the pura vida philosophy with others, Pura Vida Bracelets has partnered with more than 190 charities worldwide to support important causes. By purchasing a unique bracelet from the charity collection, you can support a cause near and dear to your heart. Here are just a few of the popular charity bracelets that give back. For the Oceans A portion of sales from the For the Oceans bracelet goes to support the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), …

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Get $10 off an Artisan Box at GlobeIn!
February 22, 2017

Get $10 off an Artisan Box at GlobeIn!

Shop artisan-made products with GlobeIn, a socially conscious organization that connects artisans around the world to mindful customers. With an Artisan Box subscription, you get handpicked, highly curated items centered around a monthly theme delivered to your door each month. For a limited time GlobeIn is offering $10 off one of their artisan boxes! For the Style Maven Grab The Jewelry Box for friends and family that love unique fashion. This box contains a notch ring, crescent stud earrings, a wave cuff, a token pendant necklace, a jewelry pouch from Guatemala and a palm leaf pouch. For the Foodie The Savour Box is perfect for the foodie or hostess. Items include a hand-painted spoon rest from Palestinian Territories, salt & pepper shakers from Palestinian Territories, a wooden spice bowl …

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Top Beauty Sellers from Saks Fifth Avenue!
February 22, 2017

Top Beauty Sellers from Saks Fifth Avenue!

Not only does Saks Fifth Avenue offer the finest in designer apparel, accessories and home furnishings, but the luxury store also offers high quality beauty collections. Shop storied brands like Mac and Dior, and the finest products —From anti-aging creams to the latest matte powders. Find Saks’ best selling beauty products here and check out what makes the top of our list. Kiehl’s Skin Care Starter Kit It’s never too early to start a great skin care routine, and Kiehl’s has put together a must-have starter kit made with the finest natural ingredients. The set includes the Ultra Facial Cleanser, a powerful wrinkle treatment to reduce lines, a daily moisturizer, a creamy eye treatment with avocado and a midnight recovery concentrate that replenishes vital nutrients to your skin …

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Making The World a Little Brighter With Sproutbrite
February 20, 2017

Making The World a Little Brighter With Sproutbrite

Henri recently got his first plant to take care of.  He was so excited.  It was the first important thing he was in charge of.  It was time.  At five years-old, I could tell he was struggling with being told what to do and how to do it all the time.  I'm 46 years-old and I still have trouble with that!  He needed to feel like he was in control of something. So, he checks on his plant and cares for it and really enjoys it.  Even his little brother knows not to touch it because it is his plant.  I want to teach my kids about nature and how it important it is for us to keep it preserved.  We need to respect it. When I …

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Fasalakia Freska (Greek Green Beans and Potatoes)
February 18, 2017

Fasalakia Freska (Greek Green Beans and Potatoes)

Picture this: Athens, Greece, 1979.  I've had a long day at the local beach with my cousins.  We come home, eat some watermelon and have our siesta. Around four pm we are woken up by the aroma of my Yia Yia's cooking.  It is the best smell ever, the kind that lingers throughout the house.  I could hear her telling the dogs to get out of the kitchen while they were at her feet hoping for food to fall. Us kids would sit around the table in the kitchen and eat, always with a salad, feta cheese, kalamata olives and fresh bread.  These memories are the best memories of my life.  My Yia Yia never knew this, but I am extremely grateful that she taught my mother how …

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How Your Child Can Benefit From Florida Prepaid
February 18, 2017

How Your Child Can Benefit From Florida Prepaid

I never thought I would be preparing for this day.  How does one prepare for something that seems so far away?  My boys are barely out of diapers and yet  their education is one of the main things on my mind.  One is going to kindergarten next year and the thought makes me nauseous.  I'm not prepared to send my older son to kindergarten and I'm also not prepared for University. But what if there was something to alleviate this anxiety?  My first suggestion is to not let the kids out of the house.  The second suggestion is to get Florida Prepaid.  Saving now gives you the peace of mind that your children will have the funds needed to go to school when ready.  It's a …

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How My Boys Stay Connected For Life
February 15, 2017

How My Boys Stay Connected For Life

When I decided to have my second child, I was apprehensive.  Both my husband and I were only children so we didn't know what it was like to have a sibling.  But I felt a responsibility to my first son. Seeing them interact to me is the ultimate proof that it was the right decision. Sure, they have their moments and it can be challenging to have two boys two and a half years apart but it is worth every second. They always miss each other when the other is not around. When I pick them up from school their eyes light up when they see eachother and usually give each other a big hug.  But they have two questions for me;  "What are we doing today? What …

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How to Make Homemade Cranberry Nut Granola
February 14, 2017

How to Make Homemade Cranberry Nut Granola

I love granola.  I've tried so many varieties and the one I like the most is the First Watch Granola.  The thing is that it's gets expensive buying it from a restaurant just to use for your yogurt!  So I decided to make my own. It was so delicious I thought I'd put it in mason jars and give it as gifts.  So now I have to make more! haha. There's nothing better than getting a gift that is made from the heart. It's such a simple way to give something special and tasty too!  All I did was make granola and put in in mason jars.  I cut out a circle of fabric and wove it into the lid.  Then I just a put a ribbon …

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Red Apple Lipstick Comes Out With Blush and Bronzer!
February 12, 2017

Red Apple Lipstick Comes Out With Blush and Bronzer!

I've been waiting for this day... I have enjoyed wearing Red Apple Lipstick products for two years now.  I thought I'd lose it when they came out with their mascara.  But now they have added blush and bronzer!  Woohoo! Blush and bronzer are so important.  They create balance and illusion.  They give you a fresh, contoured glow.  I used to be able to get that at the beach, lol.  Not now.  That sun kissed look can only be achieved by makeup and I don't suggest getting it from the sun.  As you age, the damage will show up.  Trust me! I now know that I deserve better for my skin.  I love using toxin free makeup products.  That's why I love Red Apple Lipstick products.  This blush has …

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Indulging On Valentines Day
February 10, 2017

Indulging On Valentines Day

For myself, I know that whenever a holiday comes up it triggers my eating patterns.  I want to celebrate.  In my mind celebrating means indulging.  But the problem is that it doesn't stop on the holidays.  It sets me up for bad eating habits.  Then I slowly get back into my unhealthy eating patterns.  I feel bad physically and emotionally and the cycle starts over. Whoa is me... But I found an easy solution to indulge without feeling all the guilt. And it's chocolate!  I can't live without chocolate.  Dr. Sass does not shy away from putting it in his cookies and protein bars.  Perhaps that's why I keep going back, lol. Smart For Life just came out with Chocolatey Protein Coins to satisfy my sweet tooth.  …

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