Sugar Detox!

It seems as if everyone is trying out an elimination diet of one sort of another. Gluten-free, meat-free, paleo, plant-based, juice fasting…January is the month where we get to start over, reboot and detox! For those of us who want to be good to our bodies but aren’t ready for a full 30 day juice fast, this simple sugar detox could be just the thing! There are lots of hardcore, carb-cutting, intensive sugar detox programs out there, but if you are looking for an easy-to-follow, won’t-make-you-crazy, gentle restart to healthier eating, you’ve come to the right place.There are just four simple … Continue reading Sugar Detox!

Quick Workouts You Can Do Wherever You Are!

Looking to get in shape and save money this year? This list from Mind Body Green will help you with those goals! While I can't see myself breaking out into the "4-Minute Tabata" while standing in line at the grocery store, I believe I can manage to work in a few at-home yoga poses!   10 Quick, Body-Weight Workouts You Can Do Anywhere – Continue reading Quick Workouts You Can Do Wherever You Are!

Has New Year’s Day Always Been January 1?

The story of the calendar used in the U.S. and across the Western world begins in 45 B.C.E., when Caesar ordered up a 12-month calendar starting on January 1 based on one complete rotation around the sun, with three cycles of 365 days followed by one leap year of 366 days to compensate for small discrepancies in the man-made calendar and the way the earth actually moves around the sun. The Julian Calendar was in wide use until the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century C.E., after which the European calendar fell into a bit of disarray. … Continue reading Has New Year’s Day Always Been January 1?

3 Meatless Main Dishes

    Tofu’s proponents have tried to get us to see all the ways to improve its texture — freezing or pressing or boiling to rid it of spare water, broiling or roasting to crisp it up. These are all effective at making tofu friendlier to cook with, but nothing is as guaranteed to seduce a skeptic as dredging tofu in cornstarch and pan-frying it to a shiny crisp, while the inner bits go soft and custardy.   The just-fried nubs are almost too crunchy to eat, which is why it’s a good idea to add them to a pan … Continue reading 3 Meatless Main Dishes

Star Wars Holiday Special

Star Wars Holiday Special? Did you know there was such a thing? This article is helping to unearth one of the biggest bombs in Star Wars history and I am absolutely intrigued! You can safely bet that I will be watching this masterpiece of mediocrity in the near future! Lucas has rarely spoken about the Holiday Special, but he once opened up at a fan convention and famously said: “If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.” Unlike the controversial digital tinkering with the original trilogy in the 1990s, … Continue reading Star Wars Holiday Special

Stamped Friendship Bracelets

We’ve noticed all our favorite craft stores have started stocking metal alphabet stamp sets. Jewelry stamping is so easy and rewarding — if you haven’t tried it yet, this is the perfect first project.   We purchased most of our supplies from Hobby Lobby. Get a pack of suede laces, lanyard clasps, jump rings, stamping blanks, alphabet stamps and a metal stamp block. You’ll also need pliers and a hammer. Continue reading Stamped Friendship Bracelets