Easter is probably the most adorable dress-up holiday for little girls. Not that boys don’t count, but there’s nothing cuter than those frilly frocks and bows.
With Easter less than two weeks away, now is the time to take advantage of the best deals on toddler and girls designer dresses. Nope, shopping at the last minute does not mean you have to pay full price.
In fact, you can even find some stylish little dresses (like the ones shown here) for under $30. Here are 3 tips to help you get started:
This dish makes a great side for either dinner or lunch, but it’s also a very filling main dish if you’re going vegan. And who wouldn’t love a Meatless Monday Meal that can be served as two meals and satisfy your cravings? I found this recipe on AllRecipes.com and tweaked it by adding grated Parmesan to each serving.
What’s on your menu for Meatless Monday? Let me know if you’ve tried any of our recipes or have one that you would like to share.
Yes, spring is finally here! Even though we’ve already hit mid 70s and the cherry blossoms are blooming here in ATL, I can officially take out the peep-toes and cropped jeans.
This season offers unlimited styles and variety in clothing and accessories. If you’re still pondering your spring wardrobe or need help completing your ensembles, a good place to start is with footwear.
A great pair of shoes is the most important part of your outfit and what I really love above this year’s selections is that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. As a WAHM (work at home mom), heels and platforms are not a part of my everyday look. So it’s refreshing to see stylish flats from d’orsay to ballets to espadrilles. What’s even more exciting? I found some fabulous looks and brands for under $100!!
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery and when it comes designer handbags, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and Celine, are among the most coveted. These designers are known for setting the latest trends and even inspiring other notable designers. No, I’m not talking Canal Street knock-offs.
I’ve found these eye-catching designer look-alikes that will satisfy your craving for a Celine Boston Tote or Knuckle Ring Clutch without spending a fortune.
I decided to scrap my usual relationship/marriage article and talk about another relationship that had me stressing over the past few weeks. I consider my eight year old to be a very intelligent and smart child, however, lately he has lacked the motivation to consistently perform well in school.
One week, he would get be getting all A’s and B’s and then the other week he would just go all the way down to C’s and D’s. As parents we were puzzled by this sort of roller coaster effect with his grades, especially since he was a consistent “A & B” student.
After getting him a professional educational assessment, it came down to the matter of motivation. We had to take a closer look at what we were doing or not doing. With a lot of research and help from a private tutor, my husband and I were able to come up with some effective ways to help and motivate our son:
I think every fashion conscious mommy will admit that it’s way more fun dressing our little ones than dressing ourselves. So as we begin to peel away those winter layers, I’m on the hunt for some stylish and fun pieces for the kids.
One of my favorite trends for spring is the graphic tee. It’s the perfect statement piece for the kid with lots of personality, and you can create a casual everyday look for school or put together a cool weekend ensemble. For my son or daughter, I like to layer the graphic tee with a cardigan, chambray shirt or vest.
Check out these cute graphic tees for kids from Zara, DKNY, Under Armour, Diesel and more.
I love sweet potatoes, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe. This Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad was such a hit with my family the first time around that I plan on trying it again with my personal tweaks.
It’s easy to get adventurous with this meal by using additional ingredients such as string beans, which happens to be my son’s favorite.
I also suggest putting the Jalapenos and Cajun seasoning on only half of the salad if you plan on serving it to children. On the other hand, my son is of Jamaican heritage so we love it hot and spicy!!
Happy Meatless Mondays, and don’t forget to leave a comment if you’ve tried or decide to try this recipe!
We’re only two and half weeks away from spring and, considering the unusually low temps this season, I know you can’t wait to pack away those coats and boots.
I’m especially excited to see some of my favorite trends make a comeback for spring 2015. From chic bohemian prints to effortless styled culottes or wide leg pants, this season’s looks are fashionably grown and adaptable; meaning you can easily incorporate all of these trends into your work wear, everyday outfits or weekend attire.
So while you’re patiently waiting on warmer weather, here are a few pieces you can wear right now and for almost any occasion:
When I lived back home in Jamaica, some of my favorite places to frequent were the vegetarian or Ital restaurants. Ital cooking originated in the Jamaican Rastafarian community and traditionally excludes the use of salt, meat (especially pork), preservatives, or any artificial flavoring or colorings. The word Ital is derived from the word “vital” and refers to food that is natural, organic, fresh and pure.
This callaloo inspired recipe comes really close to my Jamaican Ital food so I just had to share! Callaloo, which is a green leafy vegetable grown in the Caribbean, can also be found at most West Indian market or as canned product in the international foods aisle at the supermarket. For this recipe, the callaloo is substituted with half spinach and half collard greens.
Let me know if you decide to try this Jamaican Callaloo inspired recipe, and check back next week for more Meatless Mondays recipe!
It seems like my hair grew so much faster with a relaxer but shrinkage will create that illusion. I’ve been transitioning for a year and have not used any heat for over 6 months. Hence, it’s hard to say exactly how many inches I’ve grown so far. At this point, I’m learning not to focus so much on length.
I’ve always had long hair and could never image myself with short hair. So, imagine my struggle of having to cut so many inches during this transition. The good news is I’m half way there, and I’m even more motivated now that I can see my real curl pattern!
Another bit of encouragement came through a conversation with another natural while shopping at the mall. She did the big chop about a year ago and shared stories about her trials and triumphs of going natural. I realized that I was making good progress and managed to keep my hair pretty healthy during this transitioning period.