Saturday, January 14, 2017

Low Self-Esteem is Dangerous - Tackle It Today.

The statistics on body image are pretty alarming. While it’s difficult to gauge precisely if someone genuinely has low self-esteem, we do seem to be seeing a lot of news and figures that seem to suggest that we’re having something of a crisis of self-esteem.

Someone with low self-esteem has a hard time appreciating themselves. Some people may think that is a fairly trivial problem. But it can lead to a host of larger problems, such as depression and a lack of motivation. Life’s problems just feel much bigger than they actually are.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fashionable Tots: Helping Your Kids Find a Sense of Style

When your kids are little, you are in control of what they do. You have to make responsible decisions for them. But as they begin to grow, they start choosing things for themselves. It's still your responsibility to make sure they make sensible choices and sometimes decide things for them. However, you also need to help them nurture their sense of self. One of the things they start to do is pick out their own clothes and develop a sense of style. Helping them to find out how they like to dress and how to put an outfit together will develop their personality and a valuable life skill.

Unmissable Advice Every Mom To Be Needs Before Buying Items For Their Bundle Of Joy

It can be a wonderful feeling when you manage to conceive a baby. However, when you are expecting, it’s easy to go overboard when buying items. After all, you are so excited to meet your new arrival. But with all the expenses of pregnancy such as healthcare, it’s a good idea to hold back before hitting the stores. It will give you time to reflect on what you do need, so you don’t make any costly errors. Here is some other unmissable advice every mom to be needs before buying items for their bundle of joy.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Daylight Robbery! Keeping Your Home Safe Doesn't Have To Be Expensive!

No matter what you do, at some point, a criminal interaction may occur in your life. This may very well be through no fault of your own, and it could be a verbal confrontation or even something you’ve witnessed. Things like this happen.

Many crimes can be prevented, of course. You wouldn’t walk around a neighborhood filled with crime telling everyone about your unlocked Porsche and showing off a gold plated watch, would you? No. In the same essence, you might be advertising your home to the prying eyes of the world’s criminals - and you might not even know it.
You can be the best you that you can be, you can be fit, smart and healthy - but it won’t matter if your home is a target. No criminal cares about what you have achieved personally, they care about how easy your property is to enter and how much money they can make from you.

There are very easy ways to make your house a target. Simple negligence is one. If you let flyers build up, your lawn and plants overgrow or even leave your home on full display; people will take notice of this and in many cases, the person taking notice may want a closer look - so they can see if your property is worth the risk of breaking in.

Now, look above - you see the ways a criminal can notice your property?  The solutions to these issues may not cost you a penny. Mow your lawn, take care of the exterior of your home, remove flyers and junk mail and pull your curtains or blinds together when you’re not in the house. How much did that cost you assuming you own the tools to take care of your lawn? Nothing except time and a bit of sweat.
Most solutions to securing your home and keeping it safe aren’t going to cost you a fortune. If you haven’t got the money to purchase an alarm system (you should find the money), you can order stickers that can be plastered over your home to deter criminals and foster the illusion that you own said system (more information on stickers and signs can be found here:

Simply put, do the basics right. Lock your doors, move valuables out of view, give the illusion that the property is protected, care for the property and maintain the property. If you cover the basics, you’re lowering the chances that a criminal will eye up your property. The first step to a robbery is the assessment, and if you can prevent a criminal even looking at your house, you’ve already won, and it won’t leave you out of pocket.

That all being said, spare no expense. Do you know what will cost you the most? Replacing all the items, memories, and goods that will be stolen from you because you didn’t take the right precautions. Be the hero of your household and secure it.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Valentine's Day with Hips & Curves

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

I've written about Hips & Curves before, and I love their stuff. They are a great company for plus size lingerie. If you're looking for something for yourself or a significant other, they're worth checking out. I'm putting some of what I'm loving for this Valentine's Day.

Check out all they have to offer for Valentine's Day here. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Free Kids Faux Fur Hat

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

I know in some areas of the country you're going to be cold for quite a while. Well, the folks over at Eskimo Kids are offering their faux fur hats for babies/toddlers for free. You just need to pay for shipping. These are the cutest. My daughter has a hat like this and loves it. These designs look great, I'll probably buy her one from here, too!
Click the image and get yours! Use code ENBABY to get it for free!
(psst- the free hat can be used for babies, toddler, youth, or even ADULT sizes!)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Don't Quit Working to Become a Stay at Home Parent

This may be a controversial blog post, I understand that. However, this post is not bashing those who work or those who stay home. Please read the post in its entirety. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fat Facts: Why You Should Be Cooking With Tallow

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Traditionally, lots of people used to cook food with tallow; fat made from animals such as cows, however with the emergence of vegetable fats, lard and other products its popularity had waned until now. These days, many of us are following alternative lifestyles, prefer to use 100% natural ingredients and like to know what our food contains. Tallow has many health benefits and is making a resurgence in the market as an attractive option to vegetable oils and polyunsaturated fats. These products became well known in the 1970’s and were seen as a healthier, safer choice as opposed to butter. From instructions on how to make your own to commercially available tubs Tallow is easy to find, so there’s never been a better time to discover that not all fat is the enemy.  

Perfect For Those On A Paleo Diet

A follower of the paleo, or paleolithic, diet is someone who prefers to stick to an eating plan that's based on the core principal of eating foods available in the stone age. Also referred to as the cave-man diet, paleo eat only vegetables, fruit, nuts, meats, and organ meats. They prefer not to consume any processed product such as sugar, processed meats, tinned or canned food, alcohol, coffee or dairy products including vegetable oils, artificial fats and those with additives in. Due to its natural roots, people on paleo diets believe that Tallow is perfect for cooking with, it can be kept in an airtight container, is suitable for both fridge or freezer and also lasts quite a long time.

Ideal For High Heat Cooking

If you’re looking to fry your food, then Tallow is a good option as it is a stable product, performs well under a high heat as well as giving food itself a good, strong flavor. Tallow was once found in plenty of fast food restaurants as it was cheap to buy, easy to store and customers loved the extra crispy taste of their meals. However, as the use of vegetable fats and oils became common people became unsure about using animal fat, even though roast potatoes are often cooked in goose fat, in their cooking and looked instead to using butter,  spray liquids, and pastes. Fat from an animal, such as a cow that has been raised humanely on a grass-rich diet, contains no additives, or chemicals nor has the fat been given a chance to oxidize.

Healthy Fat, Healthy Food

Not only does Tallow contain high quantities of vitamin D which help to build strong, healthy bones. It’s also better for us as the saturated fat has little to no sugar in it, unlike other fats that are combined with sugars which people then consume as high carbohydrate snacks, meals, and drinks. These high-calorie foods are often the same ones that partially responsible for high levels of blood pressure, obesity and eventually diabetes. Studies have also shown that Tallow can help reduce cancerous tumors as the fatty acids that occur naturally in tallow help to boost the body’s Conjugated Linoleic Acid levels.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Getting A Little More Heartfelt With Your Gifts, Whatever The Occasion

As you have undoubtedly noticed, I love giving gifts. I think everyone does. But a lot of people have a bit of a problem when giving gifts. They feel like it doesn’t quite have the personal punch they want it to. It might be the perfect choice of gift, but they want it to be a little more heartfelt. To that end, here are a few ways to spruce up a gift on any occasion.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday: My Cents of Style

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, sponsored content or reviewed products. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own. I would never suggest anything to you that I wouldn't use myself. -Jennifer

 Comfortable and on trend dresses have been all the rage this fall and Cents of Style has them on sale starting from $19.95 and FREE SHIPPING w/ the coupon code CYBERDRESS on 11/28/16 only. 

 CYBER MONDAY- Dresses from $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code CYBERDRESS 

There are 20 different styles of dresses on sale from sizes small-3xl. Florals. Stripes. Solids. Starting at $19.95 and going to $29.95 & FREE SHIPPING. 

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Here are some styles you CANNOT miss:

The Remi Dress is one of their top selling items of 2016. This dress comes in sizes small to 3xl. We also added 5 new colors just for Cyber Monday, bringing the total number of colors up to 20. It can be dressed up or down and for only $21.95 & FREE SHIPPING, you can get one for each of your Holiday events.

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The Amy striped swing dress is only $19.95 & FREE SHIPPING. 5 colors, long sleeves and a great classic alternative to the solid Remi.

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The new sweater swing and kangaroo pocket dress are personal favorites of mine and both are only $24.95 & FREE SHIPPING. 

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These versatile dresses work for women of different sizes, styles and ages. A perfect gift. 

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