Meet ‘Anything But Greek’ Labneh 

Strained yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, or Labneh (Arabic: لبنة‎ labnah), is yogurt which has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a relatively thick consistency (between that of conventional yogurt and cheese), while preserving yogurt’s distinctive, sour taste. Like many types of yogurt, strained yogurt is often made from milk that has been enriched by boiling off some of its water content, and/or by adding extra butterfat and powdered milk.  This type of yogurt is sometimes marketed in North America as “Greek yogurt”, which is often misunderstood, as the term “GreekRead more

Shake It Bay-Bee Shake It!

As part of our new way of eating for the new year, we’ll be doing our best to up the leafy greens in our daily diet and cut the meat at least one day a week. Given we’re HUGE fried chicken lovers (with a honkin’ side of steak, of course) combined with our busy schedules, this new found culinary plan has potential of being quite a challenge. But when it comes to our health we refuse to give up, so we considerRead more

Make a Hip Frosty Punk’nman

Getting the most bang for your buck with holiday decor is is something we’re obsessed with. As I mentioned in our October Decor feature, pumpkins are one of the best decor options because these hearty gourds can last for months! Here to prove that little ditty, I took the gorgeous pumpkins purchased back in October and revamped them for a holiday display on my doorstep. We’ve all seen the painted pumpkins before so this year I wanted to try somethingRead more

Give Flakey Lips a Mint Chocolate Kiss

When the weather outside gets brutal, one of the first victims of the bitter cold is your lips. That pretty little pucker gets dry, chapped and flaky faster than you can say Pillsbury and lip balm just doesn’t quite cut it. Fixing this common problem is as simple as a lip scrub….which you can find anywhere. But lets be honest, if it’s going on your lips its going in your mouth so you want to keep it as natural (andRead more

Get A Golden Glow With…LETTUCE?

Its no secret that when it comes to seasons, Summer is one of the most loved. Hemlines get shorter, sleeves become scarce but the abundance of sunshine gives a warm glow both inside and out. That golden glow is coveted long after the summer months have gone and often maintained through the use of self-tanning products like lotions, sprays and hours laying in tanning beds. Despite the many health risks associated with these not-so-sunny tanning methods, the sunless tanning industryRead more

On-The-Go Peppermint Cocoa Kits

When the weather get’s chilly, all it takes is a mug of chocolatey cocoa goodness for us to get warm. Add a touch of peppermint and ‘monster mallows’ to the mix and we’re in heaven. Since most of our friends & family feel the same, we decided to come up with a super easy kit to give on the go with ease. The best part is it’s cute, cheap and 100% delicious! Regardless of your gift giving packaging, you’ll need aRead more

Super Easy Porcelain-esque Ornaments!

Obsessed with the look of porcelain ornaments but not so much the price, we set out to make our own. With a few simple items we already had in the kitchen and the craft room we made these awesome dual purpose ornament/gift tags that are just as adorable as they are customizable. Wanna see how we made our gifts look like a million without spending a dime? Then READ ON thrifty creative ones! First and foremost, these are NOT salt dough ornaments. Close….butRead more

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

All of the anti-aging, super-power healthy benefits we’re always on the hunt for may be as close as our kitchen cabinet. Rather than pop another pill to make ourselves better from the inside out, taking a closer look at the spice contents of our our kitchen may be all the tasty basdirection we need!  For example…   RED PEPPER / CAYENNE — The active ingredient capsaicin is used topically to relieve pain of peripheral neuropathy. It also stimulates bile acid and mayRead more

Frugal Flip – Leather Pants

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past season, you know leather is one of this fall’s hottest fashion staples. But taking the edgy look of leather and making to more real-way than runway is normally no easy feat…especially when the couture trend can cost thousands. But toss in the structure of a chambray shirt, the butter softness of your favorite tan sweater (cashmere optional) and grab your ol’ faithfuls….the classic Chuck Taylors to close. Then pop on a sexyRead more

DIY MINI WALL VASE

When you’re looking to add a small pop of color for your home or just a simple project to scratch that crafty itch, look no further than this mini wall vase tutorial. About the length of your forearm, it’s the perfect size for tight spaces in a hallway, entryway, or even a work cubicle. The best part? Its less than $10 and SO EASY TO MAKE! Don’t believe us? Check this out: First you’ll need – 1 small round wooden plaque, 3Read more