Archive for February, 2011

It Took a Village…

It Took a Village…

We all know it takes a village to raise a child. Lately, I'm seeing it takes our children to raise a village.

Spring: Lovely, Lovely Spring

Being a Floridian I have no place to complain about cold winters. But, with the temps making their way back into the 80's, I have to say, no scream ... "THANK GOD SPRING IS HERE!!!!"

Operation 25.5: Satisfying My Sweet Tooth

The plus of breaking away from sugar is that I am experimenting in the kitchen much more than I have since munchkin was born. My first task is a mission to find a nighttime sweet snack...

Car Magnet Craze: The New Bumper Sticker

I’m sure by now your have seen them. It’s the newest craze since the “My kid’s on the honor roll at...” bumper stickers. It’s the Car Magnet Craze.

Work to Live. Not Live to work.

Introducing Live Pretty’s newest interest segment: Work Smart As we navigate through this thing called Life, most of us find ourselves working to live.  Hurried schedules, long days and tired families. What happened to our lives?  What...

Not Egg-zactly Rocket Science

Not Egg-zactly Rocket Science

Scrambled Eggs – Quick Tip So, I admit it. When it comes to cooking scrambled eggs in a hurry, I lean on my friend the microwave. While I feel it best to cook in a pan on...

Operation 25.5 Update: Me and My Knife

I am so happy that I reached out to my trainer at the start of my weight loss journey and there is one thing she has taught me -- prepare and plan your food every single day,...

Let go of worry.

Accidents happen, especially with active, agile and fearless kids. So last week when I found myself watching my 5-year-old away from me and into emergency surgery, I was surprised to find myself calm and even peaceful at...

Fun With Felt: Part 2

How to make an easy and adorable felt rosette.

Lemon Champagne Vinaigrette

I’m eating a lot of salads these days ... a lot. But here’s the thing, I will not let these salads be plain and boring. And, finally, I discovered the perfect combination thanks to the amazing...