Personal confession: Second only to babies, puppies, and babies snuggling with puppies, there’s nothing that gives me quite as joyful a rush as those fleeting moments when I decide to make an unplanned beeline for the nearest beauty supply store, mind and wallet open, pretending for five whole minutes like money grows on trees and I’ll buy anything I can manage to carry up to the counter in two hands. From nail polish, to bronzer to essential oils and bath soaps…and perfumes, and mascaras, and face masks and lip stains and eye lash curlers and those little bottles of Evian spray that I’m totally sure are nothing more than tap water in a can…I would literally spend every last dime in my bank account, every single weekend, on arbitrary beauty products if I knew there’d be no consequences.
Happy National S’mores Day! To help you celebrate, I decided to share 3 surprising yet delicious s’more recipes. I’ve convinced myself that they are healthier (not likely) versions of the classic s’more. So, light up a campfire and get ready to indulge in these tasty summer treats.
Happy National Blueberry Month! Did you know the US produces over 90% of blueberries in the world? It’s no wonder the US Department of Agriculture devotes the whole month of July to these sweet tasty berries. Blueberries are not only nutritious and low in calories; they are packed with antioxidants that are said to help fight aging, heart disease and even cancer! What’s not to love about that? So in honor of this delightful superfood, we’ve rounded up some delicious blueberry-filled recipes to serve at your next summer party!
June is National Rose Month! Did you know that the rose is considered the National Floral Emblem of the United States? Roses are not only beautiful and symbolic; they can be used in a variety of ways in your everyday life. So don’t just save those bouquets for special occasions, use those pretty petals to enhance your daily beauty routine! To celebrate the rose, we’ve gathered 5 rose beauty recipes you can easily create at home.
Happy National Strawberry Month! Celebrate by treating yourself to a strawberry drink or two. With the weather heating up, it’s time to soak in the summer rays and indulge in a delicious cocktail. The best way to do so is with quick and easy drink recipes that I’ve provided below!
Yesterday was National Pecan Day, a day to celebrate the eponymous ingredient of the ubiquitous Thanksgiving pie. Though most popular around the holidays, pecans are a healthy treat that have been around for centuries; in fact, pecans are the only major tree nut native to North America. But there’s a lot more to this buttery-tasting nut than most people think. They actually boast a whole host of health benefits!
As the weather begins to show subtle signs that we’re finally (and hopefully!) moving into a new season, I start to load up my spring food arsenal with new, delicious recipes that I can whip up quickly! As I’ve mentioned before, I love to host parties and generally find any excuse I can to have people over. Well, believe it or not, today is National Tortilla Chip Day so that gives me exactly the excuse I need to get the girls together and make some of my own favorite dips! Of course, when it comes to last-minute fetes I’m certainly not knocking the “just pop a few frozen pizzas in the oven and go” method, but I do find that it’s so much more enjoyable as the host(ess) when what you serve is what you create. And that’s why I love DIPS (aka anything that requires you to use more food, instead of a fork, to get it in your mouth)! Easy, fresh and fun, there are a bajillion different recipes out there that’ll satisfy just about any palate and below are a few faves that I just keep coming back to. Enjoy and happy celebrating!
Are you single and ready to get Valentine’s Day over with? Not so fast, you can celebrate yourself, as well as the love you have for friends and family. There are conflicting dates for Singles Awareness Day, February 13th or 15th, so, we’re encouraging you to celebrate the entire week! Read on for a complete list of ways you make the most of this week of self-love.