DIY Penny and Epoxy Kitchen Countertop

Last September, we finished our butcher block countertops, but we didn't do our bar area. I mentioned in that post that I was open to suggestions and got the great idea to cover it in pennies and epoxy. Well, EIGHT months later, it is finally finished!...more
What a great idea! more

From Trash to Treasure: DIY Pallet Coffee Table

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Sometimes you just need a bit of imagination and elbow grease to take an object from garbage and make it into something beautiful and functional.That's exactly what happened when I found a pallet outside of a decorating store. ...more
Wow, this is great! more

The Story of Cosmetics: What Carcinogens Lurk in Your Shampoo?

Baby shampoo with formaldehyde, lipstick laced with lead -- consumer products we find in the beauty and personal care aisles everyday -- then buy, take home and use, unaware of the risks to our long-term health. ...more

My shampoo is Herbal Essences Body Envy...a not-so-healthy 5!

I've been trying to replace my ... more

Are Americans Becoming More Honest About Their Weight?

Are you honest about your weight?  Although I would prefer not to be asked, when I am asked, it never occurs to me to lie about it.  It used to be that women were thought to always lie about their age and weight, but a new CDC study finds that Americans are becoming more honest (at least about) their weight.  To be honest, I didn't even know that there were studies measuring the number of people who lie about their weight.  It seems a little odd, but who am I to judge? ...more

I'm honest about my weight. While I wouldn't advertise it, if I know someone well enough to be ... more