Entertainment makes life, well, entertaining. Unfortunately, it's usually one of those "extras" that get eliminated from the budget when times get a bit tough. When you're watching your wallet, nights out on the town are out, but that... Read more
Entertainment makes life, well, entertaining. Unfortunately, it's usually one of those extras that get eliminated from the budget when times get tough. When you're watching your wallet, nights out on the town are out, but that doesn’t mean the... Read more
Halloween is full of treats, but the biggest trick may be on your wallet. Buying a costume for yourself, your children, and even your pets can add up quickly. Throw in the cost of decorations for your home and candy to hand out to the little witche... Read more
A SparkRally is a meeting or event (held at a public or private gathering place) that provides an opportunity for you to meet up with other SparkPeople members who live in your city. SparkTeam leaders can organize and host SparkRallies, and local Tea... Read more
Ah, the holidays are officially here!
And as much as we look forward to them, and all that comes with them (the friends, the family, and of course, the food!) it’s hard to escape the stress that they also bring.
"Exercise routine... Read more
I was about to exercise but I was tempted by an Asian salad instead. Julienned cucumber, carrots, shredded thai basil and torn mint leaves with a special sauce (I don't know what's in the sauce but it's virtually fat free) and topped with ground pean... Read more
I was just now nearly finished tracking my foods for tomorrow (3-12) carefully entering each meal; suddenly it all 'went away' and something I did NOT want appeared ........... numerous foods in pale blue and I can't get back to where I was and I put... Read more
We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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I am working on expanding my horizons in the nutrition realm and have been aiming to try at least one new food or recipe each week. So far, in the last week, I have tried acorn squash, steelhead trout, and savory oatmeal (oatmeal with turkey smoked s... Read more
Has anyone else noticed that once you make a bad food choice it becomes easier to make more bad choices?
Yesterday I was out and about with the kids in a city 45 minutes from home. We decided to try a fast food Mexican restaurant that I'd never... Read more
I love crafting and eating but the only thing that is super easy to get to is my fridge. I am going to make my crafting stuff as easy to get to as the food in my fridge. If it was realistic I would store the crafting stuff in there instead of the foo... Read more
love crafting but was sitting in too much clutter to enjoy it. I decided to take 1 room at a time and gave myself a deadline. Toy room, bedrooms, kitchen/utility are done. I have thrown out over a dozen bags of junk and given a lot to charity. Nearl... Read more
I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a... Read more
KITCHEN Small Appliances Get rid of anything needing repair—that toaster that only heats one side of the bread—or impulse items you never use, like a yogurt maker. Plastic Containers "Don't hang on to spare li... Read more
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