This is my statement. We have one shot to make the planet one we can strive on and live on for all our years to come and the generations behind us. I have taken the plunge to live a minimal waste lifestyle. This includes replacing my plastics with bamboo, recycling the containers in which my groceries come in, refusing bags when I shop, and using reusable cups and containers for my guilty Starbucks pleasure. The trash we have produced has created TWO vortexs of TRASH in the Pacific Ocean!
If you're hosting a really fancy dinner party, you might be tempted to bring out your silverware; and yeah, I mean those utensils actually made out of real silver. Maybe you got them when great Aunt Sylvia died, maybe you're just trying to make sure none of your guests are actually werewolves in disguise. Maybe you just think silver is a girl's best friend.
We all have that one friend who is a total Martha Stewart in the kitchen. They know all the best kitchen hacks to make a delicious meal in seconds, and they never seem to burn anything. In fact, all their pasta magically becomes al dente and they even manage to make a turkey that's not dry for Thanksgiving. If you didn't know any better, you'd think they run one of the best cooking shows out there.
We all know some life hacks to simplify things. Or at least they're supposed to. But sometimes things end up in the culture that just aren't true, like how it's easier to make a grilled cheese in a sideways toaster (it's not) or how you can make easy-peasy pancakes by putting the batter in a ketchup bottle (you can't). So, here's a list of some of the worst life hacks you should never try because they're just plain silly!
The best route to take when you have not a clue what to gift is the handmade one. And what's easier than gift baskets? As one of the best DIY projects that take little to no time, look adorable, and will please just about anyone, theseDIY gift baskets are a great option.
If you currently take two or more types of medication, having all of your prescribed medications stored safely in one convenient blister pack will save a lot of time and hassle in the long run. For you and those you love. Below, are a few great reasons to ask your pharmacist to have all your medications in one blister pack. This may or may not result in an additional out of pocket cost. Paying a few extra dollars to blister pack your medications will definitely be worth it, whether it be for short or long periods of time.
Learning a new language can be incredibly daunting, especially if you never have before. As someone who is multi-lingual, I have a few tricks up my sleeve in regards to learning and retaining a new set of vocabulary, as well as putting the language you've learned into use.
If you're like me, you have heard some serious horror stories from homebuyers who lost their homes during the Great Recession. Getting a mortgage is a risky endeavor which basically locks you into an agreement to pay on a home for the next decade or so—and if you're not wise, it can quickly be the cause of you filing for bankruptcy.
Chocolate. It’s comforting, stimulating, addictive and just plain good! But who knew the potential chocolate has to help us think inside and outside the box when it comes to home design? These six deliciously simple projects will not only elevate your choco warrior status as you recycle and upcycle, but they will also help curb your cravings for cocoa and make any chocoholic triangularly green with envy and smitten forever.