Daily Tip

This is where you’ll find useful daily tips on motherhood, cooking, life, blogging and everything in between.

motivation, performance,
You may think you’re saving time when you’re hard at work on the computer while talking to a client on the phone all the while having the television or radio on in the background…but chances are, all that multi-tasking is actually wasting your time. In fact, 52% of Americans waste […]

Motivational Speaker Helene Segura Talks Time-Saving Strategies

Yogis, athletes, kids, anyone trying to stay in shape, watch out: Bosu Sport 55 cm Balance Trainer helps you strengthen and coordinate several major muscle groups, including the muscles you don’t see and especially the core muscles. The Bosu Balance Trainer and core muscles exerciser targets your core muscles–the muscles […]

How to get the posture and the inner poise of ...

green tea in powder, eatible green tea, edible green matcha tea, cooking with green tea
And now I know out why  my mum’s 3 cups a day green tea weight loss diet wasn’t giving the results she expected: loosing weight, increased energy, lower cholesterol, rosy cheeks,  sparkly eyes and so on… Oh well, here’s the reason, according with my latest online findings: SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO […]

The Health Benefits of Consuming Green Tea Leaves

hair extensions and accessories
Although many women claim to spend a lot of money on hair to look pretty, it is obvious that some do so to attract the attention of men. The need to turn the heads of men has resulted in women with short hair resorting to finding ways to lengthen their […]

Fact – Men like long hair more than short hair

learning geography, seeing the world, child's eyes
** This post contains affiliate links and I’ll be compensated should you make a purchase by following them.  The best way to teach children anything these days is through fun activities. When children enjoy what they do, the learning is only a side effect of the activity. Luckily we, parents, […]

Fun Learning Activities for children

images of roses that grow in the garden
Nutrient rich,  rose hips have been touted for promoting youthful skin throughout the centuries. Seeds inside the rose hips are high in vitamin A, or retinoic acid. Rose hip seeds and fruit have been used for centuries in skin care products, from face creams to soaps. Today, I’ll share my […]

Facial Home Made Soap Recipe with Rose Hips for ...

Ecologic and Natural Healing Herbs from the Mediterranean Climate
Freckles are cells which are pigmented and are found on fair skinned people. There are several reasons why freckles occur and one of them is genetics while the other is sun exposure. Melanin is a body chemical compound found on the skin and helps to protect one from the harmful […]

5 Secret Tips for Reducing Freckles

hair extensions and accessories
Today’s guest will help us keep up with the ever changing hairstyling trends.  Hair styling is often considered a form of personal grooming as well as a fashion statement. Some of the aspects that are known to influence hairstyling include; sub-cultural influences, socioeconomic status and trends in cosmetic enhancements and […]

Hairstyling Trends in Southern California

Charcoal and Bentonie Clay Soap recipe
Antibacterial Men Soap Recipe .  The oils: Olive Oil – 750 grams Coconut Oil – 200 grams Soybean Oil – 50 grams Lye solution: 280 grams Rosemary Tea with a tsp of salt dissolved. Sodium Hydroxide – as calculated by this lye calculator with a superfat of 5%     Additions at trace: 3 […]

Home Made Antibacterial Cleansing Men Soap Recipe

Home made Castile Soap recipe
Soap making instructions Picnic in the Forest Dotty Soap Recipe 500 grams Olive oil, 150 grams Coconut oil, 50 grams Shea butter Sodium hydroxide as calculated by this lye calculator with 10% Superfat Coconut water and coconut milk: 300 grams 1tsp Honey Pre-made dots: chocolate soap, cocoa soap, aromatic herbs soap, honey […]

DIY Cold Process Polka Dots Scented Soap

artisan hand made sunscape soap with blue sea and orange sky
I love a good painting and I find landscapes,  fascinating. Since playing with oils and lye in various attempts to make extra special natural soaps at home, I wanted to combine art and soap making and recreate the seascape that I see on my daily evening walk: turquoise sea, far away […]

Artisan Soap Design: Seascape at sunset

Use a spoon to scoop out the Aloe Vera gel
Today it has been my lucky day. I was walking my dog and passing by a skip full to the brim of garden cuttings, In the pile I noticed two huge plants that looked just like my little potted Aloe Vera plant, only on a much bigger scale. I broke […]

How to Extract, Use and Store Aloe Vera Gel

posture chair, balance ball chair
Say goodbye to your back pains after sitting at your desk for eight or more hours a day. What you see above is a Isokinetics Inc. Balance Ball Chair – with Black 52cm Ball and a Pump. The Swiss ball or gym ball alone is a great thing to have around the house, […]

The chair that forces you into good posture, just as ...

Ally’s Daily Tip no 3:  Today we’re talking skincare and more exactly what can aspirin do for your skin. Well, salicylic acid, aka aspirin  is used as an ingredient in some very expensive face creams, or so I heard. First you need to remove the make-up and cleanse. I found […]

Glowing Skin with Aspirin and Honey

proffessional photographer tripod image, photography, selling images, selling photos online
A few posts back, we looked into the different ways to turn photography into a profitable past time.Today we’ll find out how to sell your photos like a pro with Smug Mug 15% Off SmugMug Professional Subscriptions Until 4/30 (This post contains referral links which means I may receive a […]

Where to Market Your Professional Photography Business

Dog Batman Halloween Costume
We’ve already seen what my favorite apps are, now it’s time for today’s guest blogger to share his thoughts on his latest find. “As the owner of an elderly dog, and obviously wanting to keep him in perfect health, a Pet Organizer App is of utmost importance to me – […]

Pet Organizer

Sunrise at the sea image, family boat trip and other great family experiences
Summer is on its way and it’s time to start planning some great days out or the Holidays. A few posts back I was talking about how to take your family with small children out on a long bike ride (and have fun cycling too), but today’s guest will talk […]

Family boat trips and summer days out – a few ...

squeeze the aloe vera gel juice with the fingers to obtain a runny gel
For good health, smooth skin, shiny hair, nothing beats Aloe Vera gel from a freshly cut Aloe Vera leaf. Aloe Vera is considered to be a miracle plant and has numerous skin, health and hair benefits. It is being used as a key ingredient in foods, gels, cosmetics, dietary supplements, […]

Why Use the Gel from a Freshly Cut Aloe Vera ...

(This post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you purchase through these links) Ever thought of putting your favorite recipes into a stylish printed book that you can give as a gift or pass down to the generations to come? Well, thanks to Blurb, creating, printing and publishing your own cook […]

How to Make a Cook Book with Photos and Recipes

neti pot for sinusitis, allergy, headaches sfferers. Cleanses the sinuses.
Ally’s today’s  tip will be a lifesaver for sinusitis and hay fever sufferers. How to Treat sinus infection naturally with an 84% success rate This is a completely natural technique that has been used for centuries by thousands of people to keep their colds, headaches and allergies at bay with all their unpleasant […]

How to Prevent or Treat Sinusitis Hay Fever and ...

Have you been looking for a cool new running shoe for your next workout? Reebok has been inspired by hi-performance, Z-Rated tires, and created the Reebok ZQuick training shoe that delivers sports car handling for your feet. They have plenty of color combinations for those of you that like to […]

Reebok’s sports gear