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4 Ways You Can Feel A Little Younger

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There comes a point for every adult when we no longer recognize the names of the artists singing on the radio, we have no idea what our kids are watching on TV and why they like it, and we absolutely refuse to understand why our children like watching other children unwrap toys and then play with them on YouTube. They’re all signs that we’re getting older…never mind the grey hairs and the big bags under our eyes. 

It’s understandable to feel a little down in the dumps about it all, and you might be wondering how you can feel a little younger, and which are the best anti-aging creams on the market… Well, let me tell you that you don’t need to head to an aesthetic clinic to feel young again. Just try some of these super simple ideas instead.

Have more sex

We thought we’d start with one that everyone will probably get on board with! Studies show that having regular intimacy with your partner actually helps both of you to look and feel incredible. All those feel-good endorphins releasing, blood pumping – and it’s the most fun way to work out and get some exercise! Better than going for a run in my book!

Get flexible

Everyone’s joints stiffen up with age, and our bodies get tired much quicker then they once did. Especially if you’re tired after running around with the kids all day or sat at your desk typing away for hours on end. The answer? Get some Pilates or yoga in your life and start working on your flexibility. Adding a thirty minute session into your daily routine shouldn’t be too difficult; you could even work on your Yoga or Pilates after the kids have gone to bed and the house is a little quieter. It’s a nice way to unwind before you hit the hay too.

Smile

I know. There’s nothing worse than someone advising you to: “smile! What’s the worst that could happen?!” But, I don’t mean smiling at the request of others. I just mean let some of your happiness shine through and let everyone see. Someone tells you a funny joke – don’t hide your laughter, if you see a cute dog on the way to work, smile! Baring those pearly whites makes you look younger, and you feel younger too! If you’re conscious of your smile, then don’t worry. Speak to you dentist – you need to take care of yourself too, you know!

Lift weights

The weight room in the gym can feel like an intimidating place. But it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, a regular gym goer or someone who goes as often as their schedule allows – you should be in the weight room. Weight training doesn’t mean that us ladies will bulk up and look like body builders – those weight lifters are people who’ve taken their passion for lifting to a competitive level. Lifting weights increases your endurance, your strength and tones your body. Creating muscle will make you look and feel younger! 

*this is a collaborative post

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Last month I missed posting about my current favorites but not this month! This month I’m on top of things and sharing my March picks a few days ahead and the best part? Everything you see is on sale – the more you shop, the more you save!

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Minted’s New Classroom Valentine Cards!

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Are kiddos ready for Valentine’s Day? This year, with 3 kids in school, I’ve been looking for easy, simple but adorable ways for my children to celebrate with their school friends. Luckily, I can always turn to Minted for help! They are my go to site for holiday cards, artwork and special occasion invitations. It’s only natural that I turn to them for one of a kind classroom valentines for my kid’s to share at school. Minted offers the best selection of kids valentines, from cute valentines to funny valentines and everything in between! Minted’s Valentine’s Day cards are printed on choice of their Signature, 100% Recycled, or Pearlescent papers to ensure the cards both look and feel like the standouts of the handout.

From petite cards and photo cards to post cards and greeting cards, Minted has you (and your little ones of any age) covered this Valentine’s Day. They even offer custom postage and adorable stickers to help you finish your cards with a bang!

Minted works with independent artists to bring you one of a kind designs from around the globe. Their unique designs won’t be found anywhere else, guaranteeing your children’s Valentine’s will stand out amongst mass produced big box retailers. Minted also give you the option of personalizing cards as well as the ability to customize them by selecting from different color palettes, shapes and sizes.

As a busy mom, their free addressing option has been a time saver during the holiday season so why not utilize this service when ordering and shipping Valentine’s Day classroom cards? You simple add all your contacts to  their address assistant service and you are done, yes! That’s it! All addresses are saved for future orders so you don’t have to waste time addressing envelopes once your cards arrive. Genius, right?!  If you want to save even more time, you can pay for them to place stamps on all your cards. Stamps can also be customized. You can add a pic of your kiddos, your entire family, your doggie or any image you love.


So if you are like me and you are still trying to figure out what do, head to Minted today for ideas and inspiration. And while you are at it, you can also save money. Read below for more information on how to!

There is still time to order! Order Classroom Valentines by Friday, February 8 at 3pm PT with expedited shipping to for delivery by Wednesday, February 13.

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About Minted 

Minted is the world’s premier marketplace for independent design. A community of independent artists and designers located in all 50 states and 96 countries that sell their best designs as fine products such as stationery, wall art, and décor for the home, holidays, and other special occasions. They share a deep love for creative expression, personal development, risk-taking, and most importantly, paying it forward by helping each other.

Four Makeup Rules That Were Made to Be Broken

With so much choice available today, it can be easy for anybody who’s not totally passionate about makeup to feel completely overwhelmed. If it’s not YouTube and Instagram videos on the latest trends such as baking and contouring, there are new products, shades, and techniques to keep up with – all of which can leave you wondering, have I been doing my make-up wrong all this time? The good news is that if it works for you, then you should certainly keep working that look however you like it. But in the meantime, here are some common makeup rules that you can bend.  

#1. Never Apply Makeup with Your Hands:

Unless you’re using a brand-new, squeaky clean make-up brush or sponge, then there’s not much difference between that and applying makeup with your fingers. In fact, using your fingers can even offer better results since it allows for greater precision. That being said, using your fingers to apply your makeup can lead to problems with oily skin, so it’s best to avoid doing so if you’re prone to this. And, always make sure that your hands are freshly washed and dried before you begin to avoid the spread of nasty bacteria onto your face. 

#2. Cheap Makeup Isn’t Worth It:

All the Instagrammers and YouTubers out there are promoting high-end makeup brands that cost a great deal of money, but bear in mind that they’re doing so because they are paid for it, or because they get to keep the product that they are using for free in return for the advertisement. The truth is that mid-range and even some very cheap makeup brands are just as good, with some users even going so far to say that their favorite cheap brand is better than the high-end market leaders. So, don’t be ashamed to pick up that $5 pallet! 

#3. What Goes First:

Have you ever wondered if you’re putting your makeup on in the right order? Is there even an order that you should put makeup on in? Actually, the experts reckon that there is. In fact, the products that you apply to your face, both makeup and non-makeup, can make a whole lot of difference to much more than just your looks. Be sure to start off with a SPF moisturizing product that not only keeps your skin soft and hydrated, but also helps to ensure that it is protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays all year round. 

#4. Avoid the “Fake” Accessories

A lot of people say that you should embrace your natural beauty.  And while this is all well and good, and on the whole, we agree, some occasions just call for something extra.  Take a wedding, or a night out with the girls as an example.  In order to stand out under the bright lights, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your makeup.  This means emphasizing your eyes, and accentuating your features so that you look and feel beautiful in all kinds of lighting.  Bright eyeshadows and black eyelash extensions are sure to make your eyes pop – check out this selection of eyelash extensions to find the best ones for you. 

Which of these makeup rules do you stick to? 

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Adopting and Re-homing Pets: Find the right match for you!

When I became a mother, it was extremely important to find a pet that would get along with children. Finding the perfect pet in the Atlanta area to join a family can be difficult and overwhelming.  Sometimes pets that are already part of our families might end up not being the perfect fit once babies arrive. Other situations such as time, relocation, and lifestyle changes might also affect or allow for the ability to own a pooch.

Adopting a pet is a great way to add to your family but sometimes the process can be difficult. While adopting a dog from a shelter is an amazing thing to do, we often don’t know the dog’s entire background or history. Joining a community of pet lovers who are seeking to adopt and seeking to re-home pets is extremely beneficial. Not only are you able to alleviate the heartache of a family who has to find a new home for their pet, you’ll find out everything you need about the dog directly from it’s owner. Pet owners can connect with pet seekers and determine if they’ve found the perfect pet/new owner.

There are certain breeds – like Pitt Bulls – that have been hugely misunderstood so it’s important to learn and educate ourselves before making decisions based on incorrect facts. Having the opportunity to speak directly, meet and interact with current pet owners or potential new owners gives everyone the chance to discover first hand if the match is an ideal one.

Direct rescue & adoption of pets, from one good home to another. Rehoming a Pit bull keeps them out of shelters.

Get Your Pet: Adopt a Pitbull or Other Pet in Atlanta

I have seen first hand the heartache that many friends go through when deciding if it’s time to re-home a pet.  Not only is it hard to find a new home for your pet, it’s even harder to find the perfect new home. It becomes more challenging when the breed is full of misconceptions.

Pitt Bulls are probably the most criticized dogs when in fact they can be as loving, loyal, protective and fun as any other breed. Take the time to research and connect with current pet owners who are looking for a new home for their doggies. Learn first hand what kind of pets they are and help avoid shelter overpopulation by finding the perfect pet or home for your beloved pup.