Maria E's Blog – January 2016 Archive (11)

Go Ahead, Judge Me

One of my on-going challenges to better myself as a whole individual is to stop judging people. But let's face it, it's not always an easy end goal. My brain just automatically goes into judgement mode when I see or hear things. So with the inspiration of the article 8 Small Things You Do That People Use To Judge Your Personality, I decided to embrace the concept of judging and being judged and turn it into something that has the potential to inspire and engage positivity--after all, that's…


Added by Maria E on January 29, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Comfort List for a Sick Day

Unfortunately, during this time of the year we are often surrounded by what I call "the sickies". It's when you start hearing all the coughing & sniffling around you. People start calling in sick & kids stay home from school. For Moms it is a dreaded time because we are in constant fear whatever "bug" is going around is going to hit our kids & then ultimately the whole household--and naturally the matriarch nurturers of the family simply don't have the time to lay around being…


Added by Maria E on January 26, 2016 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Let's Build a Glider!

And so begins the creative adventure my guys embarked on involving some left over poster board, scissors, glue, and an adventurous Lego Minifigure. ;-) :-)

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Added by Maria E on January 25, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

My First PinchMe Box of Awesome Products!

I received some awesome products to try from PinchMe. 

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Added by Maria E on January 24, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Three Easy Recipes for National Soup Month

The month of January is designated National Soup Month & since I love soup and often prepare it for my family, I thought I'd share some favorite recipes I've encountered here & there. I always use my Slow Cooker and I often change things up whenever I feel like it. So be free to garner ideas from the following recipes and substitute and experiment where ever you feel the need.…


Added by Maria E on January 19, 2016 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Lotion in the Shower?

Feeling in a rush and wanting to moisturize in the shower? Well, here's a product to try: Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion. I did just that when I was sent a free sample by the company. I tried both the Cocoa Butter and Nourishing varieties.

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Added by Maria E on January 13, 2016 at 4:18pm — No Comments

My Favorite Looks from Golden Globes 2016

Did you catch the Golden Globes this year? I'm a huge celebrity watcher & pop culture junkie and one of my favorite things about these shows is the fashion. I loved some of the selections this year. Kudos to the stylists who I know work super hard on their craft. I'm well aware that my choices are on many people's "worst dressed" list. What can I say? Fashion is subjective. I like what I like. Here are the top 3 of my favorite stand-outs.…


Added by Maria E on January 12, 2016 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Common Core is Not This Mom's Enemy

...When this whole argument regarding the Common Core came up, I chose to stay out of it because I just didn't feel I had enough information to form an opinion. And for all intents and purposes, I'm still staying out of it. The only thing I am armed with is the trust in my children's educators (especially when they switched to a new school) and the belief that my children have a grasp and an understanding of what is being taught to them. If I didn't have those assurances, who knows where I'd…


Added by Maria E on January 11, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Here's some Contemporary Reading Suggestions

Love reading contemporary romance novels? Try these selections...Remember these books are meant for readers 18 and over and contain adult themes. **Minimum Spoilers**

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Added by Maria E on January 6, 2016 at 3:36pm — No Comments

And yet more Moisturizing Options!

In the article titled 26 Tiny Things You Need To Start Doing For Yourself This Year, the first item it states is "Use good quality moisturizer on your face every morning, every night, or, if you live in a dry, cold climate, both". Great advice, of course. But I'll take it even further...just use moisturizer on your skin, period. With that philosophy in mind, I'm always up to sample any and all products that claim to help my skin escape the dreaded villain--flaky dry skin.…


Added by Maria E on January 5, 2016 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Turning the Page onto 2016!

Wishing all of the MBC community a very Happy New Year!

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Added by Maria E on January 1, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments

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