Everyday Tips & Ideas

6 Time & Space Saving Makeup Essentials

In a perfect world I’d have enough time to skillfully craft a gorgeous makeup look every day, complete with contouring, falsies and lip liner. Here in the real world, that is unfortunately rarely the case. I’m generally left throwing on makeup quickly and hoping for the best. As a makeup artist of 12+ years, I’ve gotten good at a routine that is about 5 minutes and makes sure I look polished, professional and presentable. Below are the products I reach for pretty consistently. Many serve double duty or act as space savers- great for a traveling or small makeup bag on the go.


Truvia: Sharing a Sweet Future

The Truvia business has launched an exciting and thoughtful program that I’d like to share with all of my cherished readers. “Sharing a sweet future” is the name of heir campaign and it launched on world food day in October of 2012. What the program does is help produce childhood hunger in Bolivia and make communities better through good nutrition, safety and educational programs.


Final Recap of Fiber Choice 30 Day Get Picky Challenge

I started the “Fiber Choice Get Picky Challenge” of using Fiber Choice Fruity Bites for 30 days and noting if I see a difference. Fiber can help lower cholesterol levels by keeping cholesterol in the digestive tract, increasing it’s elimination. Additionally it makes you feel better as it helps to promote a healthy digestive system over all and reduces negative stuff like constipation. My initial experience has been just fine with these gummies. I am more likely to take a good tasting vitamin than I am a chalky chewable, or hard to swallow pill. Don’t even mention gritty powders, it’s just not going to happen! Aside from a little getting used to, I definitely can tell it was working wonders in my body. I had to back off the full dose at first, as it made me a little bloated feeling, but once my body got used to them, they were perfectly fine and things were, for lack of a better phrase, “running smoothly”. Hey we have to get a little humor in there, after all, we are talking about our fiber intake. It’s easy to see how important fiber is to the inner workings of your body, and hard to believe so much power can be packed into such small gummies. Fiber choice truly is some awesome stuff! I am eager to continue using these fiber choice gummies and use them to keep me from straying on my new found path to fitness.

Everyday Health Pregnancy

PCOS Confessions: Jenna Clements’ Story

Today’s confession is written by Jenna Clements. Jenna’s husband, Ryan Clements, was just a featured Rad Dad on Modern Day Dads, however, it was pure coincidence that we started chatting. I had no idea about that connection until a few days later when my husband mentioned that he thinks Jenna is Ryan’s wife. After reading Jenna’s story, it gives me hope! I hope it’s inspiring to you as well. Thanks for sharing your story, Jenna.