I never knew how much you can do with Hydrogen Peroxide. – I’ve always just used it to treat cuts and scrapes. The big bottle retails at around $3 and takes care of so many things, that it could potentially save you hundreds every month! I’ll certainly get on that teeth cleaning right away!
15 Benefits From Hydrogen Peroxide You Never Knew About:
1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says “mouth wash and gargle” right on the bottle). Continue reading
One week to Easter! Have you gotten started on those Easter crafts yet? Here are 5 great crafts even the littlest ones can do. Let me know which one is your favorite!
#1: Tie Dye Your Eggs!
All you need is food coloring, or the little tablets you can buy at any store right now and vinegar. Mix each color with a tablespoon of vinegar and go to work! Sprinkle up to 3 colors over each dry and hard-boiled egg. I used a syringe to squirt the colors onto the eggs, then let them settle. Quickly rinse with water. You’ve got art!
It’s been a looong rainy weekend here. We’re in Southern California, so rain is rather a novelty. Everything was grey and cold. And now that the sun is out again and we’re back to 80 degrees, it really paints the contrast and shows how much of an impact the sun really has on your mood after a long rain period.
You know those days when you think your life is just crashing down on you? Those rainy days. When you got up thinking: Hey, this will be a great day… and then the rain starts pouring. Last Monday was one of them. Continue reading
Well, well, well, what have we here? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! So… in honor of this joyous day, I want all the single ladies to raise their hands up…! That’s right. Stand proud and tall if you’re single. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ll be celebrating Single Appreciation Day on February 14.
There’s a reason for that. Would I HAVE to be single? No. Absolutely not. I CHOOSE to be single. I decided to set my standards high and not ever again get into a relationship just for the sake of not being alone. My mom tells me my standards are too high. Some of my friends tell me my standards are too high. The guys that want to date me tell me my standards are too high. I say: My standards can be as high as I want them to be, because I am worth all of them. Continue reading
The German Karneval season has started. And if you haven’t made it to an event yet, you are missing out and should definitely go next time! Last night was the grand costume ball and we all had a blast!
German Mardi Gras? Say what?
German Mardi Gras, called Karneval, is what I call a mix of Oktoberfest and Halloween. You party like Oktoberfest but you do it dressed up in costumes… but they don’t have to be scary. Karneval is all about being funny and having fun. You will find dance performances, hilarious skits, and Prince and Princess Karneval on stage, and lots of beer and other flowing liquids, dancing, and laughing off stage. Continue reading
Aw, after two whole years, Christopher and I finally got to go back to Germany. And this time, more so than before (due to the long time of not going in between), I experienced quite some culture shock. Had completely forgotten about the realities of some things… things like… ORDER!
I couldn’t resist. I just had to share this! Make sure your kids aren’t looking as your eyes get bigger and bigger!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
What to do before and after you go trick or treating? Jack-O-Lanterns are always a fun and relatively easy craft to do with the whole family.
Here’s a new idea for this year: How about an inside-out Jack-O-Lantern? The benefit: Noone is going to want to touch it, so it won’t be tossed in the street and “killed” during trick-or-treat hours. 🙂 Let me know how it worked out for you! Continue reading
October is the time when we turn our eyes to fall. Parents and teachers alike are scrambling for new themed ideas of what to do with their kids. Especially when kids are still growing and young, it’s fun to do crafts with hand and foot prints because it commemorates so nicely how they grow year after year.
So here is a Halloween-y footprint, and a fall-y hand print idea. I’ve done both of them with my kids at German School and the parents love it. Continue reading
When I drove away from my old place in Long Beach, I was crying. I loved that house. I loved being right by the beach, right by the shopping street. I loved being able to walk everywhere – to the store, to restaurants, to fun activities, to the beach. I remember movies by the beach, running by the ocean in the morning, seeing Catalina Island from my kitchen window while washing dishes, picking up a Starbucks before work, and walking to the playground with Christopher. Lots of memories with Christopher were made here. Holidays were fun in this neighborhood, everyone got so into Halloween and Christmas with decorating and I just love it! When we had originally found this house, I knew I’d want to stay forever. I absolutely loved the house, the neighborhood, and the person I moved there with. Driving away from it all was a bittersweet moment.
Not just the driving away was sad, though. The driving to was just as scary. I found a place in Yorba Linda in an apartment community. Going back from house to apartment wasn’t that big of a deal. I am still in a wonderful neighborhood and have quite the spacious apartment. And I really don’t mind apartment living and having pool and gym right here for free. Continue reading