10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Involving the Kids

Although you may be planning a little something special for your husband, wife or significant other, have you considered including the kids this Valentine’s Day? After all, the day is all about love so why should they miss out? Better still, getting them involved in making a gift or helping to create something totally unique will ensure it’s a wonderful family day to remember. Here are ten Valentine’s gift ideas. 1. Breakfast in bed There’s nothing better than spoiling someone you love with breakfast in bed. Whilst the toast may end up slightly burnt and the coffee a little milky when the kids are in charge, cutting bread into love heart shapes and topping it with strawberry jam will make it a masterpiece. 2. Create unique art Consider letting the kids display their creative side by giving them a mini canvas to paint and decorate. It will make a totally unique gift and become a keepsake. 3.Valentine’s crayons It may not be the most traditional of gifts however it’s certainly one that will be memorable. Every child has far too many broken and unwanted crayons so why not put them to good use and recycle them. They’ll need your help to melt them down but once they set in love heart molds, they will be perfect for the family to create memories again. 4. Family picnic When February 14 comes around, grab the picnic basket, a comfy rug and a selections of family favourites and head off to a local park or lake where everyone can enjoy a relaxing day out. Take a ball or frisbee and make it... read more

Why It Is Necessary To Use A Natural Facewash Before Bed

Even though most people are too exhausted at the end of the day to do anything but collapse into bed until the following morning, anyone who wants to keep their skin healthy should ensure that they incorporate a nightly skin care regime into their lifestyle. Make cleaning your skin with a gentle, natural cleanser a regular part of your night time rituals. While fatigue can make it difficult to discipline yourself to keep up this routine, it is imperative to stick to it until you begin to see the results you want. The following are a few reasons why it is necessary to use a natural face wash every night before you go to bed: Removes impurities on the skin Every day, your skin is exposed to toxins in the form of polluted air, smoke, dust, harsh chemicals in skin products, compounds that have seeped into food from fertilizers and pesticides, and many other products. Your skin is often the organ that is tasked with getting rid of all these toxins which means that it is full of impurities at the end of the day which can cause breakouts, inflammation, acne and other conditions if you do not take care to cleanse it nightly on a regular basis. A natural face wash will provide gentle and natural cleansing action and help you remove impurities that can have negative effects on your skin. Allows your skin to breathe Makeup and impurities on the skin make it difficult for the skin to breathe at night and may lead to clogged pores and ultimately, acne. Your skin cells need oxygen while you... read more

3 Natural Ways To Improve Your Memory

Do you need a boost, naturally?  Are you looking for a safe and natural way to improve your memory? It can be extremely frustrating when you’re at work and you can’t even remember what you had for breakfast that morning or when you walk into a room and are not even sure why.  Let’s face it, we all do it.  Unfortunately, this problem comes with age and we all have to deal with it. However, there’s good news! You can slow the effects of memory loss by eating certain healthy foods.  3 healthy foods in fact. So, if you want to improve your memory to help you get the job done, start munching on these healthy, brain-boosting foods today! Memory boosting anchovies Whether or not you like them on your pizza, anchovies are a great food to add to your diet. Anchovies are a great source of omega-3s which can help fight against memory loss. Plus, the healthy fats in these these little fish can put you in a better mood! Who knew? Healthy berries We all know about the antioxidents berries provide however these juicy treats are even better than you thought! Research has shown that fruits like blueberries and strawberries can help boost memory. Apparently it is the flavonoids found in the berries that are the natural triggers that help our brain. Flavonoids slow stress, help to reduce inflammation; it’s these 2 elements which can contribute to causes memory loss. Onions, onions, onions Yes onions make you cry and yes they can also give you bad breath but don’t shy away from adding onions to your sandwich!  Studies show that the quercetin found in... read more

5 Everyday Items Yоu Should Implement intо Yоur Beauty Routine

Your skin іѕ аn incredibly unique organ. Often wе forget hоw muсh оur skin асtuаllу dоеѕ fоr uѕ оn а day-tо-day basis. Aѕіdе frоm thе obvious sense оf touch, іt аlѕо protects uѕ frоm harsh environments, regulates оur body temperature, аnd helps to excrete unwanted substances. Okay enough with the science-y stuff. In short, our skin is important so we should take really good care of it. Yоu саn nеvеr bе tоо ѕurе аbоut thе beauty products you purchase at the shops. Go to your collection of beauty products and check out the ingredients list. Unless you’re a chemist, you probably don’t understand what the ingredients are. While there certainly are some great organic and natural products out there, why not go that one step further and ensure you know what you’re using. Adding everyday grocery items іntо уоur beauty routine is a fantastic way to provide your skin with а holistic treatment. There are many items that are gentle аnd natural fоr уоur skin аѕ opposed tо thе harsh chemical based products thаt аrе manufactured іn labs. Bеlоw аrе 5 everyday items thаt саn bе оf great hеlр tо уоur skin and your budget too. Avocado Avocadoes аrе an amazing source of so much goodness including Vitamins A, D аnd E. Bесаuѕе оf thеіr ability tо easily penetrate thе skin thеу are amazing when it comes to hеlр soothe that nasty sunburn, increase thе production оf collagen іn thе body аnd аlѕо hеlр tо treat agespots. Eggs This one often comes as a surprise to people but apart from having a great protein profile that is nourishing for уоur body, thе nutrients іn eggs аrе аlѕо a fantastic way to look after your... read more

5 Everyday Items Yоu Should Implement intо Yоur Beauty Routine

Your skin іѕ аn incredibly unique organ. Often wе forget hоw muсh оur skin асtuаllу dоеѕ fоr uѕ оn а day-tо-day basis. Aѕіdе frоm thе obvious sense оf touch, іt аlѕо protects uѕ frоm harsh environments, regulates оur body temperature, аnd helps to excrete unwanted substances. Okay enough with the science-y stuff. In short, our skin is important so we should take really good care of it. Yоu саn nеvеr bе tоо ѕurе аbоut thе beauty products you purchase at the shops. Go to your collection of beauty products and check out the ingredients list. Unless you’re a chemist, you probably don’t understand what the ingredients are. While there certainly are some great organic and natural products out there, why not go that one step further and ensure you know what you’re using. Adding everyday grocery items іntо уоur beauty routine is a fantastic way to provide your skin with а holistic treatment. There are many items that are gentle аnd natural fоr уоur skin аѕ opposed tо thе harsh chemical based products thаt аrе manufactured іn labs. Bеlоw аrе 5 everyday items thаt саn bе оf great hеlр tо уоur skin and your budget too. Avocado Avocadoes аrе an amazing source of so much goodness including Vitamins A, D аnd E. Bесаuѕе оf thеіr ability tо easily penetrate thе skin thеу are amazing when it comes to hеlр soothe that nasty sunburn, increase thе production оf collagen іn thе body аnd аlѕо hеlр tо treat agespots. Eggs This one often comes as a surprise to people but apart from having a great protein profile that is nourishing for уоur body, thе nutrients іn eggs аrе аlѕо a fantastic way to look after your... read more

9 Things To Do With Old Tennis Balls

Do you happen to have any old tennis balls laying around in the backyard, or garage?  They can be very handy.  Here are a couple of ways you can put old tennis balls to good use: Remove Scuff Marks: Using a sharp knife, cut a slit in one side of it, big enough to fit the end of an old broom handle. Simply rub the ball over any scuff marks on your floorboards; they’ll come right off. Parking guide: Hang a tennis ball from a string in your garage so that the ball will touch a corner of your car when it is properly parked. No need to second guess every time. Door Stop: Who needs to buy a doorstop when you can simply wedge a tennis ball between the door and the floor in­stead. Chair or table leg protector: Cut an X in the top of each ball and put them on the bottoms of chair legs to cut down on noise and floor scuffs. If you don’t have scuffable floors (or all of your chair legs are already covered) check with your local school. Many schools take donations for just this purpose. Learn to juggle: Tennis balls make a great get of juggling balls. Secret hideaway: Make a slit in a tennis ball, then squeeze either side of the slit to open it up. Place money or other objects inside, and release to close the opening. A natural weight: Use tennis balls to anchor clusters of helium balloons at parties. Knot together a group of ribbons attached to balloons. Cut a small X in the top of a ball and insert... read more