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10 Easy Ways to Prep for Bikini Season

10 Easy Ways to Prep for Bikini Season

Bikini season is almost here, although the extended effects of the Polar Vortex had us wondering whether spring and summer would ever come around! After a long winter of indulging in comfort foods and bundling up to step outside, who dares to bare her body at the pool or the beach without some prepping? Busy [...]

10 Creatives Ways to Raise Plants Indoors

10 Creatives Ways to Raise Plants Indoors

Not everyone has a sprawling lawn on which to live out all their Pinterest gardening fantasies—but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy nature’s gifts as part of your direct environs. Indoor plants, if selected carefully and maintained devotedly, can blur the lines between home and garden; and can make you and your home feel great [...]

Favorite Spring Sandals from Robyn Moreno

Favorite Spring Sandals from Robyn Moreno

From nautical to normcore, here are a roundup of our fave spring sandals of the season. Read Related: Red-Hot Style Picks from Robyn Moreno So we know everyone’s loco for Teva and Birkenstock-style sandals right now, but we’re not entirely convinced. Having bypassed the trend the first time, it’s a little hard to jump on [...]

Sonic Vacuum Cleaner Review

Sonic Vacuum Cleaner Review

A vacuum cleaner is a must for families with carpets, pets and kids at home! But which is best? We tested the Sonic Vacuum Cleaner in a house that has all of the above, plus bare floors. Click on the previous link to see the manufacturer’s specs. The price is $199.80-$299.80, depending on the model. [...]

Push Presents: Not Just for Hollywood Moms!

Push Presents: Not Just for Hollywood Moms!

Not so long ago, the birth of your child was considered a gift unto itself. It seems these days are now passé. After 9 months of carrying a child, coupled with morning sickness and sleepless nights, the new mami now deserves a little something special. That’s why many dads are shopping for ‘push presents’ for [...]

Red-Hot Spring Style Picks from Robyn Moreno

Red-Hot Spring Style Picks from Robyn Moreno

Here are five ways to bring a lil ‘scarlet style into your spring wardrobe, brought to you by lifestyle expert Robyn Moreno. Doggone Dapper Dress This pup-printed spring frock is whimsical and sexy at the same time. $155.99, ModCloth. Read Related: Lessons on Life via Red Lipstick Cherry Bomb This cherry chain mini bag from [...]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Robyn Moreno

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Robyn Moreno

Whether you’re going steady or flying solo, here are five totally non-cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts suggested by Robyn Moreno that will have you or your lucky loved one hearting V Day! Love Letter Necklace from BlueNile.com Send your love special delivery (I couldn’t help myself!) with this adorbs “Love Letter Necklace” from Blue Nile, perfect [...]

Out of the Ordinary Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

Out of the Ordinary Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

It’s the 21st Century, and Valentine’s Day is a two-way street! That means that it’s up to us women to select thoughtful, unique gifts for our guys. A bottle of cologne or a pair of red underwear just doesn’t cut it anymore…so check out our out-of-the-ordinary Valentine’s Day gifts for the extraordinary man in your [...]

Pimp My Party: Tips for Big Fun on A Small Budget

Pimp My Party: Tips for Big Fun on A Small Budget

AN MTV PARTY ON A PUBLIC-ACCESS BUDGET Recently I was watching one of those “Sweet Sixteen Mega-Extravanganza” shows on TV. I guess I must have been shaking my head and rolling my eyes a lot because my husband walked in and said, “You know, if you don’t stop watching these shows, your face is going [...]

A Brief History of the Beard

A Brief History of the Beard

Since the late ‘60s, when the mantra ‘Let your freak flag fly!’ applied to everything from the purple haze of Woodstock to free-flowing beards, men have sported fairly tame facial hair. The ‘80s brought carefully tended Miami Vice stubble, the ‘90s transitioned from grunge scruff to well-trimmed goatees, and the ‘00s were a melange of [...]