Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Dr. Melissa Arca
No more bedtime battles… I hope

No more bedtime battles… I hope

We’re doing a little experiment over here. Actually, it’s not so little. It was quite a huge undertaking over the weekend. But you see, we’re a little desperate. Once again. For sleep. For our protected adult time that doesn’t entail falling asleep with our kids. Every.single.night. Admittedly, we cuddle our kids to sleep every...

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A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Fresh green garbanzo bean dip

Mar 27, 2012
Recipe: Fresh green garbanzo bean dip

Although you wouldn't know it by the murky weather we've been having, the first day of spring was a week ago. It might still be a bit chilly to bust out the shorts and BBQ but you can make a batch of this delicious, fresh garbanzo bean&n...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Orange and white chocolate muffins

Mar 27, 2012
Recipe: Orange and white chocolate muffins

It is dark and stormy outside. Lots of thunder and lightening. It is the perfect day to stay inside in your jammies and watch movies. I am fairly incapable of concentrating on anything else because I am watching Season 2 of Downton Abbey on my iPad. I am so into this show, I love...

Chique Chic
Tips & Tricks Tuesdays – How to: Tie scarves

Mar 27, 2012

I want to start a new segment called “Tips & Tricks Tuesdays.” Each week I’m going to do a How To video. This week we’re learning how to tie scarves! © 2012, ChiqueChic. All rights reserved. On republishing this post you must provide link to original post.

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Hybrid Rasta Mama
Importance of a moment

Importance of a moment

Welcome to the March Mindful Mama Carnival: Mindful Mama ChallengeThis post was written for inclusion in the Mindful Mama Carnival hosted by Becoming Crunchy and TouchstoneZ. This month our participants have challenges they've set for themselves toward...

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The Glover Posting
‘The Hunger Games’ review: Exciting, emotional and very inviting

‘The Hunger Games’ review: Exciting, emotional and very inviting

Release: March 23,2012Cast: JenniferLawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody HarrelsonDirector: Gary RossRated: Pg-13      Run Time: 2 Hr. 22 Min.Sacrificing yourself for the good of a family member issomething that mos...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Great opportunity for your child to explore their creative side at I MADE IT!

Great opportunity for your child to explore their creative side at I MADE IT!

by Guest Blogger Jennifer Bell It’s PAINT time! On Friday, I took my youngest to the I MADE IT! Studio in Elk Grove as a special treat after getting his first pair of glasses. :)  After perusing the huge selection of pieces (many of them just for kids!), he finally settled on a baseball bank...

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Nanny Goats in Panties
‘Dark Shadows,’ Johnny Depp and a fake orgasm

‘Dark Shadows,’ Johnny Depp and a fake orgasm

Before Happy Meals and methamphetamines became the norm, children of the late 1960s raced home after school to get their daily afternoon fix of a black and white soap opera. A soap opera! Parents were either just as hooked or they forbade their kids to watch it. And not because it was empty trash...

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52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Peepcakes, fun spring cupcakes

Recipe: Peepcakes, fun spring cupcakes

When Frigidaire asked me to create a springtime recipe, I have to admit that my first thought was bunnies. A normal person would probably have thought of seasonal ingredients, but I went straight to a bunny cupcake. I wanted to make one that looked like my lop-eared bunny, but if you read my post...

Game to 100
Brick work requires self-acceptance

Mar 26, 2012
Brick work requires self-acceptance

The balcony view softens the imperfections in the patio.       “You’re getting a little obsessive, don’t you think?” my wife asked.   For the second day in a row, I was redoing a section of the brick-and-sand  patio I had … Continue reading

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