A Woman’s Journey to Recovery Through Yoga

The act of giving birth should be added to the list of the wonders of the world. Bringing forth life into the world is one of the most beautiful, and at the same time, the most painful experiences anyone can ever go through. After giving birth, my body became completely different. It went through major changes during my pregnancy and the changes did not stop even after I gave birth. This is where exercise comes into play. Regular exercises are good for one’s health and well-being. What is Yoga? A good form of exercise is yoga. The simplest way of describing yoga is that it is the art of being still within oneself and at the same time gaining physical fitness. At least that is how I feel when I do it. During pregnancy, the fetus grows and as it grows, pressure is applied to the spine. … [Read more...]

Ways To Ensure Your Skin Shines Throughout The Harsh Winter

We worry about protecting our skin in summer because it can be damaged by the sun. It's colder during winter, but it can have a negative impact on your skin too. Guest poster Mila has ways to let your skin shine throughout the harsh winter. Even though skin will be hidden under more layers of clothes, there is no doubt that you'll want to keep it looking beautiful. Consider nourishing daily routine for your skin to give it the treatment it deserves. Jump In A Warm Sauna We'll start with this one because it's going to be very cold outside, so you'll love nothing more than jumping into a hot sauna. Not only are they relaxing enough to banish the winter blues, but they're also very good for your skin. The reason they're so effective is because they help flush your body of … [Read more...]

For the Love of Loafers

In addition to ankle booties and ballet flats, loafers are some of the most comfortable shoes you can wear year-round. But there are too many of you out there that still aren't taking advantage of this near-perfect shoe. If you just haven't gotten around to it yet, it's about time you do so. On the other hand, if you're hesitant to buy your first pair because you're intimidated by the design, there's no need to be. You just need a quick trend breakdown of the latest loafers—a must-have for any shoe collection. For starters, the loafer designs among the endless supply of flats on Lyst vary in detail, but aside from a few outliers by Kate Spade and Michael Kors, most of them stick to a classic black or brown palette. They're made of leather, faux leather, suede, and various other … [Read more...]

2016 Mini Cooper – A Family Car

Guest post by Stephanie from Where in the World Am I?.   Source: Miniusa.com I chose a Mini Cooper as a family car. A 4-Door Mini Cooper Hardtop, to be exact.  Here's why. Sizing It Up About six months ago I mused to a friend that I should get a Mini, since my husband travels for work all the time it’s mostly our young daughter and me driving together. I started noticing other parents getting their kids in and out of Minis in parking lots and approached a few of them to see what they thought of it. For daily use people thought it was perfect. Some joked it wasn’t a problem until their children became teenagers and wanted to drive the car themselves. While the back seat is tight for three people (although there is a middle seatbelt) two children fit fine--and we only have one. … [Read more...]

Summer Vacation Floral with Style in Harmony

Hi, my name is Tamara from the fashion and beauty blog, Style in Harmony. Today I'm taking over Victoria's blog to share a summer vacation look with you all! This past week I spent a few days in New Hampshire with some family and friends. We stayed at a lake house and had a great time boating, swimming, jet skiing and playing games! It was very relaxing. My favorite trend this summer is off the shoulder tops and dresses. This beautiful floral dress is perfect for a dressed up look while vacationing! It's feminine and flirty and easy to pack, throw on and go. I bought this dress recently at a boutique shop in New York City. It's not available online, but I linked a few others I really like below! For accessories, I went with neutrals to keep the focus on the dress. I love cognac … [Read more...]

3 End of Summer Must-Haves

Guest post from Gladys at The Mother Overload. End of summer brings warm days and cooler nights which makes putting outfits together tons of fun. It also means that fall is fast approaching and layering will be my new best friend. Who's ready for fall? Skirt: Banana Republic $14.99 | Heels: Steve Madden Nude Pumps $99 | Blouse: Chambray (old) | T-Shirt: TJ Maxx $9 | Sunnies: Forever21 $5.90 Bright Skirts Love wearing bright airy skirts during the end of summer. It's sorta my farewell to summer and hello to fall. I paired this Banana Republic skirt with a long sleeve chambray and heels for a quick dinner date with mi amor. Oh and let me mention that this skirt was on sale a couple weeks ago for only $14.99 (over 80% off). Best find ever! Gingham … [Read more...]

Cool Skincare Tips for the Hot Summer

Getting ready for the summer is an exciting time with the swimming, barbecues, outdoor activities and spending quality time with the family. However, getting the family, especially the kiddos, excited about proper skincare isn’t always fun and games. And to add to it, us, the hectic mommies, often forget about protecting our own skin. As a busy mom, you’re always looking to save a little time, so I want to help you have one less thing to worry about and want to provide you with some skincare pointers that I use for my own family. Cover Up Summertime means shorts and tank tops and extra skin, right? False, not if you want to protect your skin, that is. Exposing too much skin could put you in harm’s way with dangerous UV rays that can penetrate the skin to not only put you and your … [Read more...]

5 Road Trip Essentials

Source: ChickDriven.com Did you know that over 65% of Americans will hit the road this summer? That's right! We can't resist the call of the open road, beaches, lakes and forests once the weather turns warm. Taking a road trip, big or small, takes preparation.  Ruby Davis, founder of ChickDriven.com has put together a list of her five favorite road trip essentials for whenever she embarks on a road trip. A Phone Charger. One little device will help keep you safe, happy and juiced up your whole trip.  Ruby recommends the ZUS USB Car Charger as it is can charge up to two devices at 2x the speed all at once. Audio Books & Spotify Playlists are perfect if you are in control of the entertainment and in the drivers seat.  It also keeps car sickness at bay for any hard copy book … [Read more...]

Top 5 Cocktail Dresses for Summer Parties

SHOP THE LOOK Yoins Floral Wash Painting Clutch/Bailey44 Blossom Dress/TopShop Rose Gold Three Pack Ring Set What woman doesn't want her cocktail dress to be attractive? As pretty as your dress makes you feel, you want to make sure your look is both sexy and professional. The best type of cocktail dress for you will highlight your best features while downplaying the things you don’t like about yourself. So, what’s the best type of cocktail dress for you? The final decision is going to be up to you, but we have five suggestions here to pick from to assist you with selecting the winning style. 1. While selecting a cocktail dress, search for smooth and extravagant fabrics. A delightful cut in a rich fabric will add a modernity to the dress. For instance, a side opening can be … [Read more...]

7 Simple And Effective Methods To Remove Wrinkles Around Your Eyes

*This is a guest post. No compensation was received.    by victoriamason  Are you interested in simple and effective methods to remove wrinkles from around your eyes?   If your answer to either of these two questions is yes, then you should keep on reading this article. In the paragraphs that follow, you will find some simple and effective methods for wrinkle removal. The important thing is that you choose solutions that work not only to repair the skin but also to prevent further damage. And, remember, you need to protect yourself against sun damage. Otherwise, more wrinkles are going to appear. #1 Pineapple juice The active substance in pineapple is bromelain, being recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties. If you want to make the wrinkles around the eyes … [Read more...]