Pinterest is a great source of information and inspiration. It's also home to slew of life hacks, some more questionable than others. In the past, we've tested organization hacks and cleaning hacks we've found on Pinterest to see if they actually work as well as they claim they will. Today, I'm here to test out another arena: beauty and health. Will these Pinterest beauty hacks actually work? Or did I just put a bottle of mayonnaise in my hair for nothing? Let's find out.
There's a (younger) part of me that loves going on long road trips. I get excited about seeing new places, listening to hours of podcasts, drinking Red Bull - it's a freeing experience like none other. Then there's the (older) side of me that can only handle the open road for so long. Sore back, moody in traffic, yells at slower drivers, and seriously bummed out about how sticky everything feels after being in the car all day. While I can't...
It kind of feels like natural beauty products are "trendy" right now, but they can be really beneficial for your skin and body if you're willing to put in a little time (and money) to try something new. While it may be convenient to pick up the usual drug store beauty products, some things are worth more research, and natural beauty products don't always have to be expensive. I've been researching all natural beauty products a lot the past six months, and I've learned what I like and don't like, but I've also learned what's affordable and what's not. While some products seem pricey, you also have to look at the quantity of what you're purchasing because a $50 bottle could last you an entire year!
Have you ever dealt with an achy-breaky back? If you haven't had the misfortune yet, I hate to say it, but you probably will. Not-so-fun fact: About 80% of Americans will deal with back pain at some point in their lives. For some, it's just a pulled muscle, but for others, it's much worse. As you age, it's the little movements and activities that lead to spinal disc deterioration. But it's not all bad news! From furniture placement to purchasing the right kind of tools, you can structure the layout and function of your home to keep your spine healthy. Here are a few adjustments you can make to your home for back pain relief, and to maintain the health of your spine.
You've seen these smoothie bowl recipes (or acai bowls) all over Pinterest, but have you tried to make one of your own yet? A smoothie bowl isn't hard to make it home, but remember, it's just as much about the smoothie as it is about the toppings! Blend your favorite ingredients together to make a tasty smoothie bowl recipe that will ensure your morning is off to a great start.
This strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe is my favorite go-to flavor combo, but I can mix it up with different toppings based on what I have in the house, mixing chia seeds, nuts, fruits and coconut shavings.
Getting back into healthy eating and exercise can be HARD...but not impossible. The reality is: these need to be habits and lifestyle changes if you're going to make progress. Setting goals is never a bad thing, but you want to make sure they become routines so you don't lose steam. So! Here are 5 simple tips that can make getting out of bed and working out less daunting, plus a free printable to help make goal-setting simple.
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Before the new year, I made a resolution to try not to blow my money on needless skin care items. I have an abundance of lotions, lip glosses, and more, and felt that I really needed to take stock of what I am putting on and in my body.
After spending an afternoon gutting my bathroom, I saved a few skin care items from each category, and even added in a DIY or two for something a little more natural! It's easier than you think to create...
Nothing like a little skin pampering mid-winter, I say! At least in these parts--surely I'm not the only one whose hands appear a bit, um, "mummy-like" this time of year, right? Best treat those puppies right with a nice homemade, all-natural citrus scrub!
I'm not a calorie counter... AT ALL. But I do think it's beneficial to have an idea of some healthy snack choices, especially since I work from home and, well, have a pantry practically within arms reach. If you're curious what sort of snacks ring in at under 100 calories, read on! You might be surprised.
Okay, here's the deal, a blogger by the name of Nick went on a rant a few months back about why we should absolutely NOT be using rescued pallets in our interiors. His argument is compelling indeed and has made me re-think all those 'pallet projects' I've promoted over the years.
First he points out the history of rescued pallets.
- They are "exposed to water, all manner of vermin and insects" and bird droppings.
Then he brings up E. coli &
The EWG released the new Dirty Dozen* this week and it's a motley, pesticide-filled group. Among the most un-wanted are apples, spinach and potatoes. Potatoes! America's favorite pseudo veg! To get your handy-dandy pocket-sized list of the
The reports are in, and grocery store prices are on the rise. Produce has skyrocketed, and grain products using wheat and corn have seen sharp increases.
But, as with most things, with a big of planning and creativity, you can do your best to feed your family with nutritious, healthful foods, and still meet your budget.
Nature is good for us. Introducing it to the office can help us breathe easier and take the edge out of a stressful workday. When we think of bringing nature to the office, plants first come to mind, and although we'll be covering vegetation in this Curbly Roundup, we'll also be exploring a few other options as well.
They may taste yummy, but they are far from good for your waistline. Not to mention your cholesterol levels. If you're going to treat yourself to any of the 12 unhealthiest wintertime drinks, you might want to do so infrequently!
From worse to worst, here they are:
Two weeks from now the gyms will be brimming with New Year's Resolvers. Even if you're religious about your workouts, these last weeks leading up to the end of the year can be wrought with impulsive calorie intake. Before you sign up at a gym, take a look at the calorie burn you can enjoy while sprucing up your space. I recall that Mr. Mod lost a good 10lbs when he laid our hardwood floor many years ago, without even giving up snacks! DIY Life has done the math.
Whether we like it or not, oil-based products are everywhere. From the kitchen to the nursery and everyplace in between. If you'd like to curb your consumption of such things, you'll want to check out this eye-opening
Vick's has been making it's mentholated topical ointment - VapoRub - since 1905, and it's covered the chests and ticklied the nostrils of North America ever since.
Your handpacked lunch. Sore joints. Picnics. Having a quick source of cold is infinitely helpful for keeping what you need chilled, and doing it well.
As it turns out, you can make your own - infinately sizeable and shapeable - but just limited how water freezes by adding something with a much lower freezing point, like alcohol....both the rubbing and the, er, vodka kind.
Once you've given your tea bag a dunk, you could head right to the compost bin. OR, you can give it a second chance with one these alternative options for steeped tea bags.
- Soothe Tired or Injured Eyes
- Flavor Your Meat
- Make “Less Sinful” Drinks
- Around-The-House Cleaner
- Remove Warts
MWT has a cold. At least we HOPE it's a cold and not that snout flu. Just to be on the safe side, as soon as the first sniffle appeared, I wiped down places I deemed 'germ-laden'. According to WebMD, my hunches were right, but I missed some! Here's a rundown of the 6 germiest places in your pad and ways to de-funkify them.