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Fig-licious: Recipes to Try with Figs

Hi friends! Is it cooling off where you live? Not so much here in Houston yet. Though the day time highs have dropped a little bit. I am looking forward to the first cool front to blow through and bring us some cooler temps. I love when that first hint of Fall is here and the season starts to change! Another thing that I love about this time of year is that big, juicy figs are available in the supermarkets and at the local farmer’s markets! As a kid growing up in Louisiana my grandmother had a couple of fig trees in her yard. I realized from an early age how much I loved figs. I’d go right outside and pick them from the tree! I’m pretty sure I didn’t even take them inside to be washed off! After all, it was the 1970’s, we were out in the country, and they were washed by Mother Nature! You can trust her, right 🙂 Figs aren’t just delicious, they’re  nutritious too. They are high in fiber …

Hair Loss in Women: Please Tell Me That I Am Not Alone!

Many people—and women especially—take great pride in their hair. It makes sense, as your crowning glory is just as front and center, just as visible to the rest of the world, as your face. Losing some hair every day is completely normal. It’s a sign your body’s growing new, healthy ones to replace the old. In fact, losing 50 to 100 hairs per day is normal.  You can also kind of get an idea of what’s normal for you by just paying attention to what you typically see on your brush or in the shower drain. So…. lately my hair has been falling out. Like lots of hair! In the shower, on my brush, or even when just walking around the house. Oh hello there 8 random strands of hair on my shirt. Thanks for letting go! Not!! Oh, and there is breakage too!! What the!! I’m getting side-swept bangs without even trying! I am wondering if it is because I go to the gym about 4 days out of 7 and put my hair in …

A Healthy Alternative: 10 Natural Oils With Natural SPF

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising and the number of sun hours is increasing steadily. Yes, summer is quickly approaching and in many places, like here in Texas, it already is feeling like summer. I know around my house my family and I are already spending more time out by the pool and soaking up the sun. Even though I try to be careful about sun exposure I still like to get some “natural color” when summer rolls around! And, I do use some self tanning products to help with that. Now, I still want to make sure that my kid’s “young skin” is protected and they don’t get sunburned. Unlike when I was a kid in the 70’s and 80’s! We spent hours in the sun with very little protection and I endured many a sunburn. As a teen we’d even put baby oil on to get a tan! Bad idea! I’d probably have a few less wrinkles now had I been more cautious then. In any case… The Sun is …

Favorite Things: Body Nutritive Serum and Tan Towels Self Tanner

Hi friends! How was your weekend? Is it a beautiful day where you are? It is here in Houston. My pool is calling my name. It looks so inviting, but unfortunately the water temp is still just a little too cool for my liking. These cool nights and mornings really cooled the water down. Though my kiddos did get in and swim yesterday afternoon. I’m pretty sure it won’t be long now before the water’s warm enough for me to put on my swimsuit and jump in and join them! Of course I am a little less than tan right now, though I do occasionally treat myself to organic spray tans from Spre Airbrushed Tanning here in Houston. While I like to practice safe sun exposure by using sunscreen I still like to get a little color! I don’t want to blind people with my “whiteness” and a tan always makes you look a little thinner. Who wouldn’t want that?! Which brings me to the first of “My Favorite Things” today. Just Natural’s Body Nutritive Serum …

Glorious Grapefruit: I’ll Make a Margarita Out of You!

What do you do when your friend gives you a bounty of grapefruit from her parent’s orchard? You make grapefruit margaritas of course! And this Spicy Grapefruit Margarita from Honest Cooking looks and sounds delish! Now I love a good margarita anytime. We live in Texas after all and it’s pretty much margarita weather year round. But I decided to juice these beauties and freeze the juice in ice cube trays to use to make margaritas pool side this summer! That way my summer cocktail will not only taste great, but be healthy too! Maybe I’ll even lose a little weight along the way 😉 Don’t judge! They are supposed to help you shed a few pounds!! Another way that I love my grapefruit is simply sprinkled with fresh rosemary and Tajin seasoning. Yummy! Grapefruit are crazy good for you! Here’s what Life Hack has to say about them: Grapefruit has surprising health benefits. The fruit grows in clusters similar to grapes, hence the name. It was first discovered in South America. It is a natural hybrid between orange and pomelo which …

How To Make Your Own Ripped Jeans

Who loves the ripped jeans look? I do! It seems like for the most part they are always in style too! Ripped jeans aren’t a new trend—not even close. The distressed style has fallen in and out of fashion favor since the 1980s, but it seems that in the last year or so, they’re more popular than ever. Now I know not that ripped jeans are not appropriate everyday, everywhere, but on many days they are! Days when you are out running errands, going to the movies with your main squeeze, or when you are just hanging with your gal pals, to name a few. But, don’t despair, you CAN give your ripped jeans a polished look with a great top and fabulous accessories giving you more opportunities to wear them! Of course you can buy ripped jeans just about anywhere that sells jeans and most likely for a hefty price. But how fun would it be to make your own, one of a kind, custom pair? Ripped just where you want it! Do you like two gaping …

De-Stress According to Your Astrological Sign

According to Well and Good, whether you’re a feisty fire sign or an airy daydreamer, there’s a de-stressing method that fits your unique astrological profile just right. Think of this as your toolkit to regaining that feeling of Zen, regardless of how hectic things get. “Astrology has helped us determine our decorating style, bedroom paint color, travel plans, ideal engagement ring, and so much more—why stop at stress management?” Read on to see how how your astrological sign should de-stress. And, let me know in the comments section at the end if you think they got it right! I think that they hit the nail on the head with mine – Capricorn – having a plan set in place always makes me feel more at ease. Though a good massage never hurts 🙂 Aries: Work out Aries energy can burn bright and hot. When she gets overloaded, the fire can rage out of control. Her best course of action to chill out? Heat up. Raise that body temperature to match the temperature of her spirit …