What Causes Cracked Heels And A DIY Fix To Have Smooth Feet Once Again

I was talking to a girlfriend and told her we should go get pedicures.  She told me she needed to do foot prep first.  When I looked at her like I didn’t understand she said, “You know…the exfoliation BEFORE the exfoliation!” To me this is like cleaning your home before the housekeeper comes or losing weight before joining the gym!...more

6-Benefits of Gifting Memories

About 5 years ago, I decided that Christmas was way too commercial and that I really didn't want to add to the massive pile of stuff under the tree.  I did some serious soul searching and reminiscing about Christmases past.  I wanted to find the feeling that was missing. What made Christmas special?It wasn't the gifts.  It was the memories.  The laughter.  The tears.  The arguing. The singing.  The crafting and cooking.  The hugs and the smiles. ...more

10-Minute At Home Core HIIT Workout (no equipment required)

 This workout was originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health....more

Truth: My Morning Love Affair

I have a love affair with coffee. It has nothing to do with the caffeine although the extra energy is always a plus.Let me walk you through the best way, nutritionally, to make amazing coffee. Then we will get into the juicy details of the love affair....more

Witch Notes, 11/21/15: Gunshots and Face Cream #NaBloPoMo Day 21

The week began with gunshots and ended with face cream. I know, but I promise, I’ll get from one to the other. The poster child for the NRA lives next door to me. I made my husband walk down the fence to see if there were any holes. We heard voices and there were flashlights. Fortunately, no holes in the fence. ...more

How do you edit life - when you're a writer?

  It’s not the writing that’s difficult, it’s the deleting. Every one of us has a story that defies the rules of logic and sanity. Every character from my friend with the four cats that hiss at me and walk across her kitchen table, to Dan with the dimples and the plaid...more

#FEAR. We are being terrorized and it's working.

Jessica Barrett@jessbarretttnwww.mrsjonescoulduseabeer.comIt's been a week since the attacks on Paris, and I think that it's fair to say many of us are still feeling broken.Maybe even more so.These last several days, the world has erupted in so much rage over what should be done....more

Foundations of Good Habits: Start Where You Are

Shana818 Thank you for the RT! Have a fabulous weekend!more

10 Household Products That Cause Cancer: Part 3

Howdy folks, this is the third and final post on household toxins! Whoohoo!There’s no doubt that everyday products like plastic baggies or water resistant clothing make our lives noticeably convenient. However, more and more research is coming out that these items are pretty dangerous if one is exposed long term....more