Oh, Valentine’s Day!! It’s a day where love in the air, couples abound are twitterpated and singles across the country weep at the thought of being “alone.” Well, no one is ever really alone on VDay. This day is really what you make it. In 2007, I had the best Valentine’s as a single woman because I surrounded myself with wonderful friends. And this year, my boyfriend and I are celebrating in a unique fashion to avoid crowded restaurants and cliche chocolate hearts. Although, if going out to eat is your thing and spoiling your significant other with chocolates is something you want to do, please do!! There is nothing wrong with the tradition of Valentine’s day. Continue reading
Remember those marshmallows you used for the Christmas cocoa recipe? Well, if you have some left over you can use the rest of them for this recipe. This saves you even more money. Really, all you have to do is buy some mango chunks. If those aren’t available at your local grocery store, you can buy fresh mangos and cut them into cubes. Super easy, simple and fast! Continue reading
Day 1 – Hot chocolate and marshmallows with a secret ingredient.. Well, it’s not so secret anymore! This is a great “recipe” because it’s easy, delicious and doubles as a potential last-minute Christmas gift.
I got the Nestle hot cocoa powder, Jell-O vanilla pudding powder and marshmallows at Wal-Mart. The Mason jars were $2 each at Joann’s, but I used 50% off coupons using the Joann’s app on my iPhone to bring my total
down to $1 each. I used red ribbon I already had at home and burned the Continue reading
The last thing I want on Christmas day is to be reminded that I have bad eczema. I have to deal with it all year long, especially in the winter. Some of these gifts are meant to be a sly way of helping your loved one with eczema, without a big, red, flashing reminder that they have it. Continue reading
- Finding gluten-free bread can be a pain, but TJ’s has Udi’s brand bread, including hamburger buns, sliced bread and bagels, all for $5. Continue reading
The skin on my wrists is much lighter than the rest of my body. It looks bleached and patchy, red, pink and scratchy. It’s easy to blame yourself for how bad your eczema has gotten, but it’s necessary to understand it’s not all your fault. We trust our doctors and dermatologists to give us good advice and only recommend medications fit for healing our skin. Continue reading