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How to Have Snowed-In Family Fun

How to Have Snowed-In Family Fun

Jan 28, 2015

Have fun being snowed-in this winter! Here are some ideas for family activities to beat boredom and cabin fever. 1. Get crafty. From scrapbooking to painting, there’s no better time for you and your kids to embrace their inner artist than when the weather outside is frightful. Don’t have a stocked craft closet? Get really crafty and go online and find crafts to do with common household items! 2. Go to the movies… in your own home! Make your own tickets and concession stand, complete with popcorn and all your favorite snacks.The best part? You can stay in your pajamas, and avoid those crazy movie theater prices. 3. Kiss the cook! Get everyone in the kitchen and make something special for dinner. One fun idea? Personal pizzas. Everyone makes their own creation to put in the oven. Mixing and matching is highly encouraged! Where do you go to stock up on food, activities and fun for a snowy day? Make a list on...

How to Eat Healthy: 4 Easy Tips

How to Eat Healthy: 4 Easy Tips

Jan 20, 2015

2015 is in full force, and January is almost over! How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you wanted to eat healthy this year, don’t give up just yet. We have four easy tips to make eating right become a real part of your lifestyle. 1. Don’t skip breakfast! They don’t call it “the most important meal of the day” for nothing. Eating a healthy, balanced diet jumpstarts your metabolism and can determine your entire day of food choices. Without it, you tend to feel hungry all day, which can lead to overeating. 2. Everything in moderation. Don’t overcomplicate things by swearing off certain foods completely. You’ll end up just wanting them more! Instead, gradually reduce the portion sizes of the junk food you’re eating, as well as how often you indulge in them. Cut it down to once a week, or even once a month if you’re feeling ambitious! 3. Don’t drink you calories. When in doubt, drink water. Not only does it hydrate your body and make you look AND feel better, but it doesn’t have the empty calories and amount of sugar found in drinks like soda. 4. Snack on fruit. Let’s face it – between meals, you sometimes need a pick-me-up. Instead of a sweets or a bag of chips, pick up an apple or banana. The natural sugar will give you the extra energy you need to beat that afternoon grogginess without undoing your whole day....

How to Make Your Home Feel Warmer

How to Make Your Home Feel Warmer

Jan 12, 2015

When temperature goes way down this winter, think twice before you touch that thermostat! There may be a few minor changes you can make to your home to stay warm without the hefty bill. 1. Rearrange your furniture Make sure none of your vents are covered! This one might seem obvious, but making sure they’re not blocked can make a huge difference in the temperature of your home. 2. Put your oven to good use Winter is the best time to make delicious comfort food like casseroles or pot roast. Using your oven on a regular basis will definitely add warmth to your home, and is a great excuse to cook a good meal every week! 3. Seal the cracks Your doors or windows may be letting in a draft, making your home a little chilly. Get a professional to inspect your windows and doors, and offer solutions to making them more energy efficient. Definitely get a trusted professional opinion before outright replacing any windows or doors!...

3 Ways to Simplify Your Work Wardrobe

3 Ways to Simplify Your Work Wardrobe

Jan 7, 2015

1. Go back to the basics. Work wear is all about mixing and matching. To make it seem like your closet is bursting with possibilities, go back to the basics. You can do great things with solid tops and bottoms. You can pair them with almost any kind of accessory, tie or pair of shoes! 2. Clothes should be investments. Especially if you wear them every day! The last thing you want is to be buying a new white button down every couple of months because – surprise! –  it’s worn out already. Splurge on some staples that are quality. You don’t have to spend outrageous amounts, just stop opting for the cheap stuff you know won’t last. 3. Get organized. You may think your closet is organized, but is it really? There’s always room for improvement! If you ever feel frustrated in the morning trying to find something to wear to work, try separating your clothes in two sections: work and… not work! Having a section of your closet dedicated specifically to clothes you only wear to the office puts all your options in one place, and simplifies your decision. Where do you find your work wardrobe staples? Make a list on emazeMe and recommend your favorite...