How to Pack a Carry-On for a 5 Day Trip

I always overpack. For vacations, for day trips to the beach, for an overnight to my parents house. I always, without fail, pack more than I need to. Which is usually fine, when I’m taking my own car & can just throw all my crap (extremely vital belongings) into the back. This becomes a problem when I’m flying […] Read more…

Date Ideas for Creative Couples

Since my boyfriend and I are both designers, we’ve found that some of the activities that bring us closest together are the ones that challenge our creativity.  Whether it’s working together to create something we both love, or even a friendly competition (of course if “friendly” competition isn’t in you or your dates vocabulary, I […] Read more…

6 alternatives to book clubs

Book clubs are pretty common things, if you’ve never been in one, you still know all about them.    They are a great, basically cheap way to engage with friends, make new friends, and experience and learn new things.  But what if reading books isn’t your cup of tea?  Just watching the movie may help […] Read more…

Need a Lift? Makeup Tips and Secrets

Hey Ladies! Here’s another beauty post! Today we’re going to give ourselves an eye lift! Now don’t you worry, there’s no need to rush off to the doctors office and pay a heavy price for beauty, we can do this lift all on our own! How? Well with lovely makeup of course! Now, if you’re […] Read more…

5 Skirts to wear this Spring/Summer 2014

My favorite thing to wear in warm weather is skirts, they are so easy and comfortable and a great alternative to shorts.  I have compiled a few budget friendly skirts I am craving for this summer.  What are some of your favorite summer fashion picks? Honey Punch “I’m with the Band-age Nave Blue Bandage Skirt […] Read more…

White Chocolate Cheesecake

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE! Yes the name’s kinda boring so you can change it if you want… Maybe something like Black & White Chocolate Cheesecake- and then add some crushed Oreos or melted chocolate drizzled on the top for the black part.) Graham Cracker Crust: 7 cinnamon graham crackers, crushed 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter, […] Read more…

5 Ways to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

It’s awesome living in the melting pot of America because we get to borrow all kinds of holidays from different cultures!  Cinco de Mayo is coming up and whether you are hosting a fiesta, or just hanging out at home, I’ve compiled a few ways to spice up the day with some Mexican culture.   1) […] Read more…

Top 15 FUNNIEST Cat GIFs of All Time

Apparently the number 1 most-watched videos around the globe are of – Can anyone guess? CATS!!!! So here’s the Top 15 FUNNIEST mini cat videos to add to your humor watch list! You’ll be laughing harder and harder the longer you watch each one. No play button required! 1. Sup. 2. Nighttime routine for baby. […] Read more…

Liege Waffles and What Makes Them So Special

Waffles have been a pretty trendy thing lately.  With waffle shops, and waffle trucks popping up all over, with their many options, it’s easy to get confused by which waffle is which, and which one you should get!  The Liege waffle is pretty different from our standard “Belgium waffle”, and it turns out that even the […] Read more…

Chicken Madeira- Cheesecake Factory Style

The Cheesecake Factory is one of my favorite restaurants.  Their dishes always seem so perfectly well thought-out, with the perfect mix of textures and flavors.  Chicken Madeira is one of those perfect dishes, and isn’t one of their most popular for no reason.  It is also perfect for entertaining guests, served with a side of […] Read more…

Fashion on a Budget

Ladies, we all LOVE to shop…or at least I do. Every time I go to a mall or a unique-looking boutique, I always find at least one piece of clothing or accessory that I want to purchase. Sometimes, these things aren’t cheap. I cringe when things are way out of my price range and sometimes; […] Read more…

3 Super Easy Cereal Bar Recipes!

I recently bought a bunch of boxes of General Meals Cereals during another extreme couponing adventure, and did not know what to do with so many different types of cereals!! I am one of those adults who actually EATS sugary cereal, but my husband doesn’t, so it normally takes me a few weeks to finish […] Read more…

FIVE EXTREMELY UNUSUAL SLIMMING TECHNIQUES

Hey there ladies! Today I’m going to share 5 EXTREMELY unusual slimming tips to help you to achieve your optimal or desirable shape. These techniques work with or without a complimentary diet and exercise routine, but greater results will occur when you live a healthy active lifestyle. But nevertheless, here they are!!! 1. DIY Body […] Read more…

10 SWEET Ways to Eat Waffles!

So your bestie just invited you over for breakfast and you’re eating WAFFLES!!!! She sets the table and brings out the butter (blahh), the syrup (blahh again) and some berries (okay but still blahh!!). And that’s it!!!?? Um, first, be grateful that you get free food, but second, heck to the no-way are you guys […] Read more…

HEALTHY RECIPE ALERT: Grilled Chicken with Apples and Honey

HEALTHY RECIPE ALERT: Grilled Chicken with Apples and Honey This grilled chicken dish topped with honey and sautéed apples is delicious whether you’re celebrating the High Holidays or just looking for a healthy chicken recipe. Grilled Chicken with Apples and Honey Total Time: 35 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 20 min. Yield: 4 servings […] Read more…

RECIPE: Tasty Mexican Rice (With Variations)

I love cooking. I love baking even more, but I really enjoy cooking. (My husband Andrew is no complete stranger in the kitchen, either, especially when it comes to meats. That’s why I got him a barbecue for Christmas- and talk about the gift that keeps on giving!) However, I sometimes have a few issues when […] Read more…

Beauty: Positive Self Image

This Thursday I wanted to share something better than makeup, better than a beauty trick, or a quick fix. I want to talk about You and individual worth. In recent observations and conversations with female friends I have noticed that women who have self-esteem are still very insecure about many things day to day. There […] Read more…

3 Ingredient Cookies! 2 recipes

Baking doesn’t get any better than healthy delicious cookies each made with three ingredients. Enjoy both of these recipes you can eat gluten-free if you make sure to check the labels. Oatmeal Banana Cookies Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 1 cup oatmeal (check for gluten free rolled oats) Mixin: dark chocolate chips, nuts, raisin, craisins.. Preheat […] Read more…

What’s for Dinner Tonight? Tropical Marinated Mahi Mahi

After a hard Zumba workout, I hit the ground running straight into my kitchen when I got home! I was craving fish, and thought about making fish sandwiches, but then I thought, nah, too boring. Then I discovered this Mahi Mahi I bought a month ago that sat lonely and cold at the back of […] Read more…

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