For years we’ve been told that we should put the needs of everyone else before our own. We hear that message everywhere. I have struggled with the feeling of selfishness whenever I do something for myself. I recently read an article in the ” Best for Women” magazine published by Soroptimist Intl, that changed my viewpoint on this subject. In the article, Patricia Donoghue uses the example of the oxygen masks on an airline. We’re told to put on our own masks first, then help those around us. Why do the airlines tell us this? Because we can’t help anyone else if we’re suffocating! What we’ve lost overRead More →

Need to relieve stress quickly? Try these 20 tips to decompress… Take deep breaths. Breathe deeply from within your diaphragm 10 times, letting out each breath slowly. Light candles, day dream, relax your muscles. Take some “me” time. Whether it’s a few minutes each day or an hour a week, take time for YOU to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. Laugh more! Share your laughter with a few of your best friends when you host a relaxing Spa with your BeautiControl Independent Consultant. Detox your mind and your body with a BC Spa Detox Detoxifying Bath Soak. Meditate. No need to go on a retreat toRead More →

These beauty blunders can add years to your face. Foundation that’s too light – If you use a foundation shade that’s paler than your skin tone it will exaggerate your fine lines and wrinkles. Contact your Independent Consultant to help match your skin tone perfectly with liquid or wet/dry foundation. Too much concealer on dark circles – Our skin under our eyes gets thinner and thinner each year as we age which can make thick concealer look like paste. Keep your concealer light and airy by applying with a brush to distribute the color more evenly. Be sure to only apply to the dark circles, not your entireRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Have you ever wondered if your toothbrush was really clean? Unless you pulled it out of a sealed package today, you could be putting some of the most harmful bacteria and other microscopic organisms right into your mouth! Here are a list of things that might be in your toothbrush right now: Bacteria – There is possibly more bacteria in your mouth than anywhere else on your body. When this bacteria is removed by your toothbrush and toothpaste, it can then live on your toothbrush for a long, long time. Fecal matter & urine – Yuck! But it’sRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Summer is a great time to gather with family and friends, and who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Not ME! I’d like to share this great Cheesy Black Bean & Corn Dip recipe that I made last weekend. I also have a Creamy Fall-Winter version of it that I’ll share when the hot summer days are gone.  Want to make a fat-free version? Leave the cheese out, or use fat-free cheese! Cheesy Black Bean & Corn Dip Yield: 8-10 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: None! Ingredients: 2 {14-16 ounce} cans of Corn, drained 1Read More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! So your little one has a fever of 100.1, and looks fine except he’s got a little chill. Do you give them Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Motrin (Ibuprofen) to Lower the fever? Some researchers are now saying leave the medicine in the cabinet and wait it out. When I was a teenager, the slightest rise in temperature would cause my mom to run to her medicine chest and whip out the Acetaminophen (or Aspirin, which we now know causes Reye Syndrome in children). She did it because that was the “new thing” to make their children comfortable. That was a bigRead More →

Medieval Times NYE Extravaganza

Like this? Then share it with your friends! So you’re looking for something awesome to do on New Year’s Eve with your family? You could plant yourselves on the couch and watch the same old shows.  OR, you can join the Medieval Times cast for their Family New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!!! For a special price of $35.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids, you get a 4 course meal and live tournament. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! You and your kids get Knight’s Training, Story Time with Princess, face painting and an action poster all for FREE.  Just mention discount code NYEWEB when you call, or book online hereRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! My family and I had the pleasure of visiting the one of the flagship Genghis Grill locations recently, and what a pleasant surprise!  Genghis has launched an exclusive rebrand at select locations, which includes chef-designed creations that adds to the Fresh Market Bar experience that we all know and love. One of the keys to the rebrand is the addition of 4 new “Grill Master Creations” to the menu. With these new additions, there is truly something for everyone. For some people like my dad, building his own creation is a daunting task. And then there are thoseRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! So you’ve decided to do an internet search for insurance, but don’t know how to make sure you’re not getting taken? I recently tried the same thing, and figured I’d pass on some of the things I learned. Before entering any sensitive information on a website, make sure ou search for reviews for that particular site to make sure they’re legitimate. Better yet, use sites that don’t require contact info because they don’t need it to give you quotes on home, life or auto insurance. Make sure you gather all of the information you’ll need before starting. IRead More →