Friday Finds: Get $marter, Give Kids a Jump$tart & Deals!

April 12, 2013 at 5:47 am

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? I didn’t either, but now I do and so do you, so that’s a start! Libbie tells us more in her second installment of “Money Talks” today. There are SO many resources and apps to use to get smarter about your finances. But where to start? I checked out this list of Great Money Saving Apps from Financial Experts from Experian.…

Stay Healthy Travel Tips!

April 11, 2013 at 5:35 am

I always read natural food chef (and my fave healthy food cooking instructor) Amanda Skrip’s blog posts. I was extremely envious when she recently went on vacation to Turkey – definitely on my life’s list. I also think these are great tips to keep in mind whether you are traveling or not! With Amanda’s permission, I am posting her blog post with her top 4…

Take Time Tuesday, Happy Blog-iversary to Me & Giveaway for You!

April 9, 2013 at 5:32 am

It is a special “Take Time Tuesday” for me. What is Take Time Tuesday? It is a link up started by Katie @ Live Half Full. A link up is a set of connected posts to share thoughts, ideas and blogs we like. Take Time Tuesday is a a place to write about a few things you are grateful for… and to take time to…

Life’s Lessons from Wall Street (Not a Joke!)

April 7, 2013 at 6:37 am

The husband passed along a document that came to him from a colleague at his firm. He thought (correctly) that it would be “up my alley”. I think it will be up yours, as well. Byron Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP. He was asked to share some of his life’s lessons at an investment conference recently and has since shared his…

Friday Finds: Hear All About It, Get Creative & Deals

April 5, 2013 at 5:50 am

Ever feel like you have no time to keep up with news and current events? I do. Enter Umano. Umano is an app that takes insightful content found online and has professional voice actors read it to you. (Maybe even bad news will sound better?) According to Umano, “the amalgamation of high-quality journalism and convenient delivery is what makes Umano different from traditional radio, podcasts…

A Winner & Guest Post from “Breaking Up with Captain Crunch”

April 4, 2013 at 5:35 am

Susannah from Out Went the Light is the winner of the OKU Oxygen DNA jacket! Thanks to all who participated! Sad that you did not win? Use these offers to try OKU Oxygen: For all readers: OKU Oxygen is offering you a discount of 10% off any purchases with the code OKU10. Also, purchases over $100 will get free shipping. (Please note: the US site…

Be Calm, Don’t Be Fooled, Stay Strong & Go Shopping

April 2, 2013 at 5:47 am

So my 21 day meditation challenge started off great… until Day 5 when I went to New York City with friends. Then I fell off the cliff and never went back. I am not giving up though. Now I am thinking of checking out Calm.com. The website offers 2, 10 or 20 minute free guided meditations to the sounds of forest rains, lapping tides or…