All posts tagged "youth"

  • Hobbies & Interests
    5 minute mommy time-outs

    By Alyssa Stern We all have five minutes in our busy lives to take for ourselves. The important thing is to remember to take the five minutes and do something for us, because we mamas deserve it. 1. Essential oil bath – soak for about 20 minutes. Here are some suggestions: Take...

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    10 benefits of reading

    By Lori Mork As a voracious reader, I know the positive effect that getting lost in a good novel can bring. Here are 10 reasons why you should grab a book and dive in: Works your memory. It doesn’t matter what you read, reading helps the parts of your brain connect in...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Make a bookmark from old book spines

    By Lori Mork If you have a book that’s seen better days, here’s a way to make use of the spine by turning it into a bookmark. Here’s what you’ll need: Old, unusable book Heavy cardstock Matte gel medium for glue Roller Eyelet Ribbon or tassel Cut apart the book, saving the...

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    Look stunning this school year

    By Courtney Bitzan This school year, liven up your wardrobe and make a good impression on your classmates and teachers. Here are some ideas to help you design the closet of your dreams: PANTS: Patterned pants are a must this fall. Anything from zig-zag stripes to floral, patterned bottoms are trending. Step...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Got a treasure? Stash it in a book safe!

    By Jessica Sly Do you like to read? Do you have lots of little knick-knacks that need a place to go? Try making a book safe! It could be used for stashing items or as a carrying case for a phone, tablet or e-reader. (I made this safe for my Kindle.) Here’s...

  • Food & Drink
    Me thyme

    By Crystal Dey Take a moment in time to experience a perfect pairing of pears and thyme in an autumn infusion. Usually apple is the featured fall drink, but this season, the fruit is sharing the spotlight with another fleshy pome – the pear. A hint of orange adds zip to this...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Can you handle the heat?

    By Jessica Peterson The heat is on! The trail, parks and beaches are busy. It seems as though everyone is excited to be outside. But before you head outside for the day, be sure that you are ready for a day in the heat. Heat illness can occur quickly on hot, humid...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Celebrate Independence Day in style with patriotic polish

    By Jessica Sly How will you be celebrating Fourth of July 2014? A picnic? Family day at the beach? Boating? Fireworks? While you’re at it, why not give your nails a patriotic paint job to honor our independence in all of its red, white and blue glory. 1. Apply a clear base...

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    Get the luck of the Irish with these fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts

    By Jessica Sly and Melanie Danner Shamrock Hair Fascinator Supplies: Clover templates in different sizes Green felt (different shades) Ribbon Jewels, sequins or glitter Tulle (2” by 9”) Jewelry accessory (clip, barrette, headband, head ribbon, comb, etc.) Hot glue or craft glue Directions: 1. Pick a few of the clover templates and...

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    A prom away from prom

    By Caroline Roers Too young to go to prom? Or maybe you just don’t want to go this year? Create a prom away from prom for you and your friends! 1. Come up with a snazzy prom theme. This could be anything from classic black tie to Hollywood glamour to Paris or...

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