I am the mother of two Nutella obsessed kids. My son, Rocco, is known as “The Nutella Fella,” and my daughter, Gianna Bella is known as “Gia Bella Nutella.” They love the rich, chocolate, hazelnut spread on everything, and are often caught eating in straight out of the jar. My house has been very quiet this week, as they are spending spring break with their dad and his mom who is visiting from out of town.… Read the restPin It
After seeing so many of my friends have tremendous success with living a Paleo lifestyle, I decided to see what all the hype was about and began introducing it into my eating plan. Pinterest has been my number one source for Paleo recipes and eating tips. I found a great reference chart from the blog, Eating Yummy, and have been using it as a guide while food shopping and cooking. While I still eat some of the things in the “stay away from” column, such as beans, lentils and soybean products, I have pretty much eliminated sugars, starchy veggies and cheeses.… Read the rest
There is nothing worse than dry winter skin and razor burn from shaving. I discovered a wonderful pin for a DIY exfoliant and shave scrub that will leave your legs feeling and looking smooth, just in time for beach season. Simply mix coconut oil and sugar until you have your desired consistency and voilà, you have a wonderful exfoliating product that rivals many of the expensive brands on the market. You can use granulated sugar but I chose to use coconut sugar since I prefer it over regular sugar.… Read the restPin It
I am hooked on chalkboard paint after seeing so many wonderful ideas on Pinterest. I had been wanting a chalkboard painted wall for at least two years and now I finally have one that my kids adore. All you need is a can of chalkboard paint which you can pick up at your local home improvement or paint store. It is just like using regular paint only the end result is more fun.
My daughter is a little budding artist and creates new masterpieces each day.… Read the restPin It
Oh Pinterest, you are such a lifesaver! I have been doing a lot of baking lately and often need to cut the recipes in half to avoid having too many tempting treats in my kitchen. Math has never been my favorite subject and I often have to try and figure out what half of a measurement is by searching the internet. Thanks to Pinterest, I found a pin for a chart that provides all the information I need to cut measurements in half.… Read the restPin It
If you are like me you probably wish you had more hours in the day to get things accomplished. I seem to always have an unfinished list that just keeps on growing. Pinterest has become my number one source for tips on everything in regards to simplifying my life and I came across a pin that has helped me get more accomplished each day. This list is from the blog, Living Well Spending Less, and has become my daily bible.
Source: Living Well Spending Less
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I am always looking for DIY skin care items and came across a pin for a DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner from the blog Hairspray and High Heels. Made with just water and apple cider vinegar, it is an easy and cost effective way to improve your complexion and have softer skin. All you need is a spray bottle from the travel section at the local drug store, apple cider vinegar, water and cotton balls (optional).… Read the restPin It
After watching the Oscars tonight and the beautiful tribute to The Wizard of Oz, I was reminded of how much I still miss home. I moved to Tampa from California in the spring of 2003 and have been homesick ever since. Since I can’t click my stilettos together while repeating “there’s no place like home” and magically be transported back to California, I have learned to appreciate my new home. I came across the words below on Pinterest and they really made me see things in a different light.… Read the rest
Have you always wanted fuller, thicker lashes? I found an easy tip on Pinterest that truly works and I can’t believe I have never tried this until now. As a mother, I have plenty of this secret weapon on hand and I am sure you have some in your bathroom…..baby powder. All you do is apply one coat of mascara, then dip a q-tip in a little baby powder and run across lashes, focusing on the tips.… Read the restPin It
I am a girl that likes a lot of heat and when I saw a pin on Pinterest for a Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita, I knew it was something I would enjoy. Made with silver tequila, thinly sliced jalapenos, freshly squeezed lime juice, Cointreau and pineapple juice, this spicy spin on the Mexican classic is just one of many fabulous cocktails I have found on the blog One Martini. Perfect to serve on a Taco Tuesday or paired with Mexican inspired dishes, this drink is a beautiful blend of sweet and heat.… Read the restPin It