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

Savory Mac & Cheese Cupcakes, Please!

OOOOH WEEEE, MAC & CHEE!!! There’s nothing we love more than taking the foodie treats of our youth and revamping them into something a bit more ‘grown up’. Case in point – Macaroni & Cheese. (Or as we lovingly refer to it in our house – Good Ol’ Mac & Che) When we were below 4 feet in height, all it took was the promise of “The Cheeseiest” courtesy of Kraft on our plate and we were on our best behavior the whole dayRead more

KEEP YOUR OWN KEY

I saw this over the weekend and it immediately spoke to me. At first, it seemed simple enough. Just keep my happiness key in my own pocket and BOOM – all problems solved, right? Well applying this ditty to daily life isn’t as easy as just saying it aloud. In order to find out how to keep your key to yourself, you first have to figure out how its given away in the first place. One of the most commonRead more

Look At Things Differently…

Sometimes in life we can have the worst tunnel vision. We search high and low for ‘the best thing to ever happen to us” never realizing that more often than not, it was already there with us to begin with. Whether its something to excite us, or a person to love us, maybe a way to be entertained or inspired or a just something to break us out of our fuddy-duddy rut, it’s much easier to seek outwards rather than in.Read more

10 Foods That Promote Brain Health

With the new year comes a few new resolutions. Whether it’s wanting a slimmer waistline, a healthier lifestyle, a strong relationship with others or just wanting to add a few more books to your reading list, we all have the best intentions for 2013. To get the motivation going you need to up your brain power first. But how do we exercise the squishy yet powerful organ between our ears?  First and foremost, PLAY WITH IT. Yes, you read thatRead more

I Can’t See You So Clearly You Can’t See Me

Like an ostrich in the sand, there’ve been several times we wished we could just bury our heads and shut out the world. Crazy early phone calls, computer crashes moments before a presentation, that awkward office newbie that somehow knows your ex a little too well (and loves to remind you). Maybe it’s just a plain ol’ case of the Mondays but either way, we’ve all been there and we’ve all wanted to drown it out. Now thanks to the Ostrich Pillow, inRead more

Change is Scary…Regret is Scarier.

With the coming of the new year comes personal reflection and more often than not, strong vows of change. Whether it’s the desire to work out more, stop dating a ‘certain type’, start an entirely new career or maybe it’s just to make more time for our loved ones, all are vowed with genuine intent. However, as each year proves, it’s not long before “IT” happens – LIFE. We soon get back to business as usual and the excuses toRead more

An Ode To Moonrise Kingdom

“What kind of bird are you?”. Oh how we love Moonrise Kingdom. Wes Anderson knows how to make an incredible film that’s as stimulating to the eye as it is to the heart. If you haven’t watched it, we highly recommend it. If you have, you know what we’re talking about. For the later, we attempt to pay homage to this fine film with ways you bring a little Moonrise Kingdom whimsy into your lives without having to travel toRead more

Behold The World’s Most Expensive Polish

Although we dont splurge often (we are proud frugalistas, after all) when we do it’s almost always on one of two things – Food……and nail polish. Because the former is necessary for living and we need to live to bring you the amazingness that’s here on DIY2EMC, that one’s a given. Nail polish, however, is our secret shame in the world of paying retail. Given we use it for a plethora of DIY ditties, it seems to justify the full price purchase most ofRead more

Give The Gift Of Guilt-Free Goodness!

When it comes to having a sweet tooth, ours is the size of Texas. If it’s sugary goodness and sticky sweet, we are 100% ALL IN. But sadly, once we’ve made our bet with the white processed devil its our body (and health) that pay the price. So what’s a sweet-lover to do when they’re craving that delicious cookie goodness but not the horrible side effects that come with it?  Why you call Stephanie at Stasha Health Catalyst, of course! Her Gluten-Free,Read more