Are You On A Healthy Living Journey?


Are you on a journey for healthy living?  Here's a quick checklist to help you along the way! Eat clean: Eat real, whole foods.  Eat brain-boosting foods such as fish.  Think about the rainbow when planning your meals.  You want a colorful plate! Choose high-quality lean proteins.  Buy chemical-free foods. Most importantly, drink 6-8 glasses of water per day and cook more!  Stop going out so often – most restaurant foods are full of … [Read more...]

Getting Pregnant Could Be in the Cards

Maybe you’re a woman in your 20’s looking to start a family early.  Maybe you’re a female in your 30’s or 40’s, perhaps getting a little later start on bring a child or two into the world.  For many women, giving birth is a relatively easy adventure.  Others, meantime, find it one of if not the most difficult things they will ever attempt in their lives.  If you fall in the latter category, know that there are options and hopes out there for you … [Read more...]

Practice Yoga To Improve Posture

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Your posture is very important.  To maintain good posture is important so that you do not end up chronically hunched over.  You can fix your posture in just a few minutes with 3 simple yoga poses. Are you ready? The first pose is the Mountain pose: Stand with your feet about hip distance apart and parallel to each other.  Keep your shoulders wide and relaxed.  Align your head so your chin is parallel to the floor, and the crown of your … [Read more...]

We Attended A Family Spinning Class

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My youngest son and I went to a spinning class today at the gym.  It was a family class that allowed kids ages 10 and up.  It was both of our first times in a spinning class and we were both excited to try it out.  When we first got there, we asked for help setting up our bikes and the instructor checked my son's height to make sure that he could sit on the bike properly.  He fit perfectly and after a brief run down of the bike and the class … [Read more...]

Tips For Hiring A Moving Company

Are you moving soon and plan on hiring a moving company to move your stuff from one house to the next?  Maybe you are having your things moved to a storage unit instead.  Either way, there are some things you need to take into consideration and do when hiring a moving company. Do your research.  Check out reviews on any review sites (such as Yelp) and the company’s facebook page (typically they have reviews there, too) and make sure the … [Read more...]

3 weeks Into Kitchen Rennovation

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We are now in the middle of rennovating our kitchen.  We have waited years to do this and it's finally time.  We started making our flooring, appliance and color choices early on this year and are ready to move forward with this project.  The "perfect" situation was to start and finish the kitchen rennovation before school was out for the summer, but that just didn't happen.  Since we had already completed the legwork, we decided to bite the … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Afraid To Take Your Baby To Disney

Have you ever wanted to take your baby to a place like Disneyland but are hesitant because you just don’t know what it is like to take a baby there?  It can be a little intimidating, but it is do-able!  My friend took her 4-month-old and they had a 3-day hopper so after the first day, they were able to see what works with a baby in Disney and what does not work. If you baby wear, definitely bring your baby carrier!  If you do not baby wear, … [Read more...]

Texas Donations Made Easy

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The Texas Paralyzed Veterans make clothing and miscellation donations so easy for us.  They hold donation pick ups every few months and send out an email in enough advance to allow us to get our donations together.  Since I know they will be coming, I keep an ongoing donation bag in my closet for items that I find that don't fit or the kids have outgrown.  When the clothing pick up date draws near, the Texas Paralyzed Veterans Charity Clothing … [Read more...]

Tile Company Has Bathroom Issues

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When a company brings in a new customer, it is important for them to make their customers feel at home.  When I go into a new store, I want to feel safe and welcome.  Today we went to pick up the flooring tile that we had ordered from a tile store in Houston, Texas.  The note that I found on the back of the bathroom door was just a little too much so I had to snap a shot so I could share it with you. So does this note make you want to … [Read more...]

How to Safely Shuck an Oyster


Oysters may be delicious and nutritious, but getting an oyster open can be difficult. Many people just order them pre-shucked from restaurants to save themselves the struggle. However, it's not nearly as hard as it seems; you just have to have the right tools and a little patience. Read on to learn how to shuck oysters at home, and you'll look forward to enjoying these seafood delicacies in your own way in no time! Step One Get your oysters … [Read more...]

My Picky Eater Loves Applesauce

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Do you have a picky eater?  If so, no problem!  I know someone who absolutely hated vegetables when she was younger and she refused to eat them.  Her grandmother did some research and got creative in the kitchen.  Since her granddaughter hated carrots, she decided to puree them and mix them in with cinnamon applesauce.  You can’t taste the carrots at all, and you still get the nutritional value from them!  The applesauce does turn orange, but the … [Read more...]

How To Defeat The Odds & Maintain A Clean Home

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Article By Jason Roberts The very best way to win the battle of keeping your home clean, is to declutter it and get yourself organized.   A great deal of disarray not only causes your home to overwhelm you but it also clogs and clutters your thoughts.  The following will guide you through the most important decluttering principles so that you can defeat the odds while maintaining a clean home daily. Cease the flow of new items entering … [Read more...]

Kitchen Rennovation Is In Full Swing

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Check out the mess in the picture above.  This is my kitchen and on the other side of the 'plastic wall" is my living room.  In order to keep the house cool and keep the air condition from running constantly, no one is supposed to walk through the plastic lining.  Everyone has agreed to walk around through the dining room but our dog Dakota believes that she is "above the law" and keeps running through the bottom portion of my "plastic … [Read more...]

Things to Consider Before Getting a Pixie Cut

Several celebrities have gone ultra-short with their hairstyle over the past year or so.  Take Jennifer Lawrence or Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting for example.  There are also celebs that seem to always rock a short cut, like Gennifer Goodwin and Halle Berry.  A Pixie cut can be easy and freeing, but there are some things to consider before you chop.   Things to Consider When Getting a Pixie by hbhl featuring Tweezerman Your Face Will … [Read more...]

Vehicle Preparedness Kit for Summertime Fun


We all know that we need a preparedness kit in our cars for Winter, but have you considered things that you might need for a spontaneous Summer day out?  Now that Summer is in full swing here’s a list of things that you might need when you hit the road for a day of unplanned fun. Things to keep in your car: Blankets and light jackets for each person in your family-- Sometimes, even though it’s Summer-time, temperatures can drop at night.  … [Read more...]

Pranamat Therapeutic Acupuncture Massage Mat Review

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I received this Pranamat Eco acupuncture mat from for use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone. Checkout the Pranamat ECO, even the packaging is fun!  They had many great colors  of Pranamats to choose from, but the turquoise really caught my eye.  I couldn't wait to start working on this review since this would be my first experience with a therapeutic acupuncture mat. Here's a look at the Pranamat … [Read more...]