Grab your three most common hygiene products that you use everyday. Mine are toothpaste, deodorant, and face wash. If you have a family, grab theirs as well. Sophie’s are toothpaste, bubble bath, and sunscreen, and Joey’s is toothpaste, shampoo, and shaving cream. Keep these handy, we’ll be looking at them in a moment. Today we’re
This past weekend the coils in our air conditioner froze and the temperature in our house began to slowly rise to uncomfortable levels by our standards. FPL recommends that the air in your home be kept at 78 degrees. Each degree below that could result in a 12% increase in your electric bill. We keep
I am far from a Mr. Fix it, but when some of our major appliances all started breaking at the same time, I decided to break out my tool belt rather than my checkbook. On average, it costs roughly $75 per hour to have a plumber, electrician, or other professional come out and assess the
It rained for four weeks straight in Florida recently, or at least it felt like it did. Since Florida has sub-tropical temperatures, and I swear its built on an anthill, we have a TON of insects. When it rains like it has been, those insects want to move right in with us and away from
Finally getting around to a needle felting tutorial, and this one is all about elbow patches. Although I use a drawn stencil for this patch, I prefer free-hand. You can use cookie cutters, stencils, or just make up your own design. That's the beauty of needle felting; it's whimsical and free. So, go with it
Dressing your family for a photo shoot can be stressful and time consuming, not to mention confusing. It’s oftentimes difficult to decide our own outfit choice, let alone choose coordinating clothing for multiple people (and have them want to wear it). Below are some tips I’ve used and shared through the years as a photographer.
Olive oil has long enjoyed the spotlight as a healthy fat, attributing to lower oxidative inflammation, lower risk of certain cancers, and lowering blood cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular disease. However, olive oil has many more uses than as a healthy food; it can be used for home repair, green cleaning, beauty treatments and much more.
Summer brings warmer weather and unfortunately in most parts of the country, mosquitoes. Here is a simple DIY mosquito repellent using all natural ingredients courtesy of our good friend Sheila Weinstein. Whenever possible, we always seek out homeopathic, all natural alternatives, plus essential oils have so many other uses and benefits which made this repellent ideal
Spending hours outside soaking up the sunshine is what summer is all about. The first official day of summer is quickly approaching, so here are a few easy and inexpensive tips that will help you cool down whether at home or on the go and It's easy to forget that too many rays can cause sunburn
It wasn't until my mid-twenties that I knew a working-class person who hired someone to clean their house (unless you count The Jeffersons). It was ten years later that I made enough money to entertain the luxury of not scrubbing my own shower. Moving on up to the east side! I had just bought my first house,