Make Water Yummier in Summer

Hydrating is easier done, for most of us, when drinking something with a little flavor. Water is fine, yeah, sure, but many folks are trying their best to come off of soda, juice, or sweet tea addictions. Or those drinks that carry yucky chemicals that we're now finding can cause cancer. And that were billed as healthy alternatives for sugar for so long. Fabulous. So yes, water is good, but if you'd like a little something extra, this is an inexpensive, quick, easy, and alkalizing (amazing for your body) way to dress up that water that you should be sipping on all day long as the sun beats down on you....more
@Genie Gratto I'm so glad! The health benefits of the fresh fruit don't hurt either ;) more

Make Water Yummier in Summer

Hydrating is easier done, for most of us, when drinking something with a little flavor. Water is fine, yeah, sure, but many folks are trying their best to come off of soda, juice, or sweet tea addictions. Or those drinks that carry yucky chemicals that we're now finding can cause cancer. And that were billed as healthy alternatives for sugar for so long. Fabulous. So yes, water is good, but if you'd like a little something extra, this is an inexpensive, quick, easy, and alkalizing (amazing for your body) way to dress up that water that you should be sipping on all day long as the sun beats down on you....more
@HomeRearedChef another yummy thing is to blend fresh ginger, lemon, honey, and a pinch of sea ... more

A Newlywed's Worst Nightmare

Monday, January 24, 2011: And yes, I'm living it.  Real-time. Right now. I hope I can blog tomorrow saying that all is well, because holy schnikers, this is...more

Thanks :)
These things happen though - I have a feeling that somewhere down the line, it will ... more

Announcing the BlogHer ’11 Call for Ideas!

UPDATE as of 12/22/10: Due to the volume and quality of submissions, we are delaying release of Phase 1 of BlogHer '11 programming until after the holidays, mid-January. This will also delay the launch of the Room of Your Own submission process, since Room of Your Own submissions are designed to fill holes in the Phase 1 programming. We know this extra time will help our seventh annual conference have the best, most original and creative, programming ever! Thank you for your patience. -Elisa Announcing the BlogHer ’11 Call for Ideas!  ...more

Hi Elisa!
I saw the update from Dec 22, so I was wondering where we were in the planning ... more

Tips for Your Vision Boards

At the beginning of this month as we contemplated the concept of creativity, I challenged you to create a vision board for yourself: a board which would visually capture the things that you hope for yourself for the year to come. This past weekend, as is our tradition, my 6-year-old daughter and I created our own vision boards (an aside: this is a great project to do with your kids, particularly when they're on vacation from school and you have no idea what to do with them while they're home. Alex loves doing vision boards, and I love doing them with her -- and it takes some time to do, so we always feel like we've spent some quality time together as a result). ...more

Beautiful AND inspirational, I love how much time and effort you guys put into yours!

While I ... more

Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight -- But I Celebrate Solstice Looking at the Sun

Tonight many people will observe a rare event: the first total lunar eclipse to take place on a full moon at the Winter Solstice since 1638. But we celebrate the Solstice every year -- and we do it by greeting the Sun....more

What a lovely holiday tradition.
The unique energy in the air is just about tangible ... more

Conference is selling out quick - wow!

Conference is selling out quick - wow!...more

Nice!
Question for you - how does BlogHer decide on their presenters? Do they have a holistic ... more

Week 1: Explore BlogHer.com and Win a BlogHer ’11 Conference Pass

In September, we introduced you to the new BlogHer.com design. We are thrilled by the enthusiastic feedback we've received. Since then, we've continued to make improvements (with more to come in 2011). We'd love for you to dig in to BlogHer.com and tell us what you think. And since it is the season to give, we also want to offer you a chance to win some great prizes after you've taken a twirl around the site. Each week until the end of the year, we’ll be offering a chance at a fabulous prize for your feedback! ...more

I would LOVE to attend BlogHer! Sounds like a great time :)

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Own Your Beauty: On Being Multi-Racial in the Racist, Rural South

So what could I do? My 12-year old self became obsessed with beauty. Surely if I could be graceful enough, lovely enough, I would be good enough over-all. I would be accepted. I stayed in on weekends and studied Cosmo magazines and Seventeen and whatever else I could get my hands on to figure out the perfect makeup, the perfect hair, the perfect charm and carriage. I practiced my facial expressions in the mirror until I could arch one eybrow perfectly and smile brightly, showing off my white teeth and green eyes (something that was often commented upon - "are those your REAL eyes?") ...more

My it is funny how such struggles can cause blessings later - yes, it is kind of impossible to ... more

Own Your Beauty: On Being Multi-Racial in the Racist, Rural South

So what could I do? My 12-year old self became obsessed with beauty. Surely if I could be graceful enough, lovely enough, I would be good enough over-all. I would be accepted. I stayed in on weekends and studied Cosmo magazines and Seventeen and whatever else I could get my hands on to figure out the perfect makeup, the perfect hair, the perfect charm and carriage. I practiced my facial expressions in the mirror until I could arch one eybrow perfectly and smile brightly, showing off my white teeth and green eyes (something that was often commented upon - "are those your REAL eyes?") ...more

Thanks for your reply!

It's good (although that's not quite the word, but you know what I ... more