The Succulent Wife's Blog – August 2011 Archive (28)

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Would you choose to put lead in your lipstick? Not a single one of us would, I’m sure.

My favorite consumer advocate, Annie Leonard (we mentioned her Story of Stuff video…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 24, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Back to School - It is All in the Lunch Bag

Last week we wrote about some very cool back to school bags for everyone from preschoolers to the college bound teenager. Now it is all about the lunches. It is important to get the right accessories to make lunchpail lunches something to really look forward to when the lunch bell strikes. A…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 24, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments

More Shoes with a Cause

We love to support companies that do great work here and abroad. By now, we are all now quite familiar with (and wearing) Toms Shoes and we love the great work the company does around the world (Did you know that Toms does eyewear now, under the same One-for-One principle).  In fact, we…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Pimp My Locker

Transform a school locker from drab to fab with LockerLookz fashionable locker decorations. Designed specifically with girls in mind that, especially those that want to make a personal statement of style beyond what they wear. LockerLookz has the perfectly coordinated set of accessories that are not only hip (do teens still say that? I think maybe not…) but also functional. Choose from a variety of themes to fit a new…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 18, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Literally, Pack Up Your Clothes and Go

It’s the idea of my son starting his second year of college and the impending move that is having me love this patented garment carrier. The Clothes and Go allows you to easily carry clothes on hangers like no other carrier, box or piece of luggage can. Simply lay it on a wide surface (bed or floor), plop down the clothes right from their hangers, secure, close and go.…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 18, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Back to School - It's All About the Bag

It is that time of year again when all activities focus on preparing the kids to head back to school. We have already covered a SpendSmart Debit Card for teens and Dorm Room Art that uses…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 17, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Hostess with the Mostess - 5 Easy Tips

By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & Entertaining

The success of a party is completely dependent upon the hostess.  Be happy and well prepared to eliminate stress and ensure a fun time for all.

Here are 5 tips to guide you:

1. Be mindful of guests’ concerns. Some times, attending parties is just as stressful as throwing…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 16, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Foundit.net - Get Your Stuff Back

Who has never lost or left behind a valuable electronic gadget, bag, computer or mobile phone. I know you can feel it… That exact moment when you realize that your precious object is… missing. Pang. And if you have not lost anything lately, certainly you can relate (but not before rolling your eyes) to either your husband, partner or kids who have done…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 16, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Walk Miles in Style - Shoe Review

 

I love to travel. I hate to look like a tourist. Especially in a metropolitan setting (it’s a whole other style discussion if I’m going to trek up and down the Grand Canyon). The ubiquitous camera is the first dead giveaway. And then the shoes. The comfortable, sensible walking shoes. Might as well have TOURIST tattooed in all caps on your forehead, right? You’re with me, I know it. It’s not that I need to wear 3 inch heels when I’m…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 15, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Guilt Free Ice Cream

We brought you the no-guilt cocktails earlier this week. How ‘bout a little no-guilt sweet treat of the frozen kind for summertime? I just ran across this little “kitchen appliance”, the Yonanas, that… Continue

Added by The Succulent Wife on August 15, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Crystal Light's Guilt Free Cocktails

Sure, we try hard to be as health conscious as possible, but when Audrey and I get together, cocktails abound (thankfully, Audrey is 2000 miles away, so our martini abuse is not so frequent). And, Audrey will be here next week. Martini glasses are sure to be put in use. Unfortunately for us, now that we are both trying to fit our not-so-young bodies into little bathing suits,…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 15, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs - Ewww

We have all heard of the recent infestation of bed bugs, even in the most reputable hotels and retail venues. Bed bugs don’t discriminate and super cleanliness doesn’t detract them either.  I can brush off a spider with the back of my hand, but the idea of bed bugs anywhere near totally paralyzes me. It almost – almost – is reason enough for me to never want to leave my home. Since that is not an option, I thought I should research products that would help with the bed bug problem. And allow me… Continue

Added by The Succulent Wife on August 14, 2011 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Natural Self Tanners

It’s mid-July and it’s getting painfully obvious that, by now, I will not manage to get sun-kissed color on my depressingly white body through normal outdoor activities. I have not had the time – nor the desire – to sit in the sun the get that natural glow. I’m going to have to fake it. And by fake, I mean a “natural”, with natural sunless tanners.

As most of you, I have become acutely aware of the toxic chemicals abundantly present in our…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 14, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

A Simple Secret to Feeling Great

By Marjie Killeen, Contributor- Midlife Wisdom

In the fifth month of my midlife crisis, I went on a retreat to a health spa – alone – to get motivated to take better care of my middle-aged self. It was a wonderful luxury to focus on what I needed for a change, as opposed to worrying about everyone else in my family. In addition to working out and eating healthy spa cuisine, I learned a simple…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 14, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Go Green - Air Dry Your Laundry

Remember the days when our mothers and grandmothers pinned up the laundry on the clothesline outside? Ours was a reel line that spanned the yard and went from the patio to the nearby wooden phone pole. I remember handing the clothespins to my mom, picking out the colorful plastic ones over the too-old-fashioned wood pegs (of…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 13, 2011 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Go Baggie - For the Organized Road Trip with Kids

Of course! It would take a mom with three children to come up with the perfect backpack designed for road trips. Janet Cortes created Go Baggie after she was tired of traveling with her three young daughters and them always asking her for drawing material or a snack to eat…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 13, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Back to School - Dorm Room Art Using Facebook and Twitter

Is your teen going off to college in another city or state? Are they already missing there 800 closest friends? Here are some great wall art that will keep you (if you are friends with them on Twitter or Facebook) and their friends close.…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 13, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Living Your Passion

By Jennifer Urezzio, Contributor – Spiritual Affairs

I’m grateful for my life. I live a life of passion. Each morning I jump out of bed and look forward to my day – even the uncomfortable moments.

How do you feel when you wake up? Do you jump out of bed or…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 12, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Getting to College - Understanding Changes

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

Part of being a college consultant – and an aspect I love – is attending conferences and visiting universities. As I type from my 11th floor beautiful, ocean view dorm on the University of British Columbia campus, and reflect on the major changes young people are experiencing in this…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 12, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Insect Shield - Protect Your Family from Insect Born Diseases

My family and I (including the dogs) just traveled cross-country to cottage-country in Ontario, Canada.  Anyone who has every been to the North Eastern part of this country knows that mosquitoes, ticks, no-see-ums are a major nuisance in the summer months – especially at dusk.

I received, grasieuseté of…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on August 11, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments

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