Social Distancing While Enjoying an Outdoor Fire at Home

The weather is finally warming up a bit so we decided to use our outdoor fire pit on our driveway. A lot of people were out walking the neighborhood – some people I have never seen before who are our neighbors that live close by. It’s important to stay social and positive in these type of circumstancing, but want to ensure there is at least 6 feet in between you and everyone else that is not part of your family {Read More}

Make Healthy, Quick Salads at Home

It’s more important than ever to eat healthy to keep our immune systems up. I love making a colorful salad like this one with spinach, peppers, avocado, chia seeds, pepita seeds, and more. Some other good add ons are carrots, chi chi beans, nuts, and beets. Sometimes I’ll add a hard boiled egg, grilled chicken, or turkey breast for protein. I try to measure out my salad dressing so I don’t put too much on because that can be a {Read More}

Play a Game as a Family

Since we are stuck at home and looking for things to do, we decided to bring out some of the games we haven’t played in a while. Card games are always fun and can be educational for kids. It keeps our minds sharp as adults as well. We love to play Gin at our house. Our daughter loves to play and notice from the picture that she puts up a cereal box to hid her cards as she lays them {Read More}

Give Yourself a Manicure at Home

I usually get shellac manicures but since all spas are closed right now, I decided to take matters into my own hands (literally) and give myself a manicure. I flied, buffed, cleaned up my cuticles and ended with polish and top coat. It may not be spa quality but it feels really good to have freshly manicured nails. As usual, I added an accent color on my ring finger to spice up my plain pink manicure. Pick a bright color {Read More}

Getting Organized At Home

I typically don’t have the time to clean out a drawer or closet because we’re always racing somewhere. But now, I am at home a lot and have more time on my hands to take a few moments and get organized! Getting organized helps us all feel less anxious and overwhelmed – like a weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. Start by emptying out the drawer or cabinet completely. Then get rid of products you haven’t used in {Read More}

Fun Things To Do At Home

Since all of us are spending way more time at home than we could ever have imagined, we will be sharing some ideas to stay healthy, active, sane and entertained over the next few weeks. Today certainly didn’t feel like the usual St. Patty’s Day with festivities with friends, but we made the most of it. We are doing our best to stick to a schedule: Breakfast School work Lunch and active activity (outside if possible like a hike or {Read More}

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

I have been hearing for years about the benefits of collagen but hadn’t ever tried it. Then my sister-in-law told me about her friend who is 50 but looks 35 and attests it to taking a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in her coffee each morning. I decided to order some and give it a try! What do I have to lose? I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and can see the difference and {Read More}

Avocado Kitchen Tool – Must Have!

I try to eat really healthy most of the time and there are so many health benefits of avocados. According to Healthline.com, “this fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to various dishes due to its good flavor and rich texture. It is the main ingredient in guacamole. These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health-conscious individuals. It’s often referred to as a superfood, which is not surprising given its health properties.” {Read More}

Inca Bar & Cafe – New at Pinecrest

I have been hearing about how amazing Pinecrest, the new outdoor shopping and dining attraction, is and have been wanting to go there for a few months.  We finally got there the week of New Years and were able to check out all of the great restaurants and stores.  After walking around for bit, we decided to pop in to Inca Bar & Cafe for a drink and a bite to eat. With the wide variety of food and beverage {Read More}

Color & Shine Emoji-Notes

Anyone can make a nightlight, but a customize-able nightlight that allows kids to express their creativity and change the nightlight’s “mood?” That’s a unique product! Recently we took a look at the Color & Shine Emoji-Notes nightlight ($19.99), which comes with seven pens and six interchangeable emojis to add to the nightlight. My kids may not have their own cell phones yet, but they’re definitely in the loop with emojis and love to borrow my phone and send strings of {Read More}