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The benefits of Dry Brushing

  Dry Brushing…I first heard about it about a year ago.  Sources say that dry brushing in the morning before you shower is helpful in releasing toxins, it tightens the skin and can also reduce the age old enemy…cellulite.  I’ve only been doing it for a few months..and while I can’t say I see any […]

Easy & fun to make – Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza

This pizza is great as an appetizer and very simple to make (and it’s really fun if everyone gets involved making it!).  If you want, you can also add prosciutto and/or carmelized onions.  A tip: I buy my pizza dough fresh from my local pizza place, it’s convenient and super inexpensive.  Mangia! Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) […]

Avocado – Fruit or vegetable? Good or bad for you?

Avocados contain antioxidants, and are rich in protein and fiber.  Once thought as a “fat food”, actually most of the fat in an avocado is monounsaturated — the “good” kind that actually lowers cholestoral levels. Did you know it also helps you to lose weight?: Thanks to the monounsaturated fats; which avocados contain, it helps your stomach feel […]

The king (or should I say Queen) of wine openers

  This is the wine opener.  Made by Oster, it’s sleek, reasonably priced and best of all electric! It can open up to 30 bottles of wine on a single charge and removes the cork in seconds. I’ve given this as gifts and my friends love it.  You can find it at Target, Walmart or […]

MiniEmergency kit for a busy girl

Broken nail, lose an earring backing, hem come loose on your skirt?  This little miniemergency kit has it covered.  By Mr. & Mrs.; this miniemergency kit includes everything from bandaids to ponytail holders to dental floss.  These are great gifts as well as one to own a carry all the time.  Buy at Sephora.com  

January Best Buys

Everyone loves a deal, but did you know that they are certain times during the year you can snag items at the best discount? The following is a list of items to purchase in January: Linens: During the month of January, department stores have “white sales”, typically up to 60% of sheets, blankets, towels and […]