Friday, February 7, 2020

Spring Manicure Ideas

Nails are meant to be beautiful and kept up with. While some women like to get their nails done at a salon, some women prefer to do them on their own. Whether you are skilled enough to do your own nails (bravo to you!) some of us aren't so handy and need someone else to work on them for us. Personally, I'm all about getting my nails done when I can afford it or I'm in the mood for something special. Below I've gathered 6 nail design trends that I think would be perfect to recreate for this Spring season. They're fun bright and colorful, just like the Spring season brings us with it's blooming flowers and shrubbery. Tell me in the comments which ones are your favorite(s)!
Polka Dots & Stripes

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Battle Ranch: Game Review

Much like Get Off My Lawn and Plants Vs Zombies, +Steam has given gamers another tower defense game, "Battle Ranch."

In this new game from developers players find themselves at their beautiful ranch along the seaside. While the ranch is being taken care of by you, suddenly a group of evil boars come to take over your ranch and steal your livestock! Nobody wants to lose their ranch to evil boars, right?

Your ranch has different fruits and vegetables, and even sheep, chicken and cows. As a ranch owner, you are to do your best at protecting the farm by planting vegetables and harvesting them in order to earn money for weapons. These weapons will keep boars from invading. The boars that invade come in a variety of types and they do get more powerful as they progress. With over 216 levels and mini games, players have a lot of gaming ahead of them.

Friday, November 15, 2019

How to Make Holiday Season Great on a Budget

Holidays are filled with fun, laughter and plenty of festivities that can feel overwhelming with the economic times as they are. Many families are having to live off a budget and need to save as much money as they can. This might make it seem as if families will not be able to have the glimmering looks of Christmas, as well as the comfort of having wonderful food and many presents under the tree.

Below is a list of easy money saving tips for holidays that will help the entire family enjoy Christmas this year, and for the many years to come while on a budget.

Exchange gifts.  This will keep the budget from being overspent and it will keep everyone still getting something on Christmas day. If there is something a child wants that might cost $50 or more, try purchasing smaller gifts instead. These gifts can be things such as gift cards, books, or even a new addition to a toy someone wants.

Monday, November 4, 2019

L'Oreal Paris Colorista Bleach, Highlights Product Review

 L'Oreal Paris Colorista Bleach, Highlights




A Product Review

Disclaimer: All items were purchased on my own and all opinions are original.

Recently, I was visiting my local Walmart and I found myself wandering down the hair color aisle. I've been craving something different for my hair for a while now and I kept finding my mind wander to having lighter hair. I get tired of having dark hair all the time, and it was time for a nice summer change too. With Summer 2017 headed our way, I decided it was time to take the plunge and do it. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Say Bye Bye to Summertime Blues With These 10 Activities

1. Go on day trips to somewhere local, or within 50 miles in distance. Try AroundMe app
2. Take a trip to the local Library
3. Cook a new recipe together. (Try something from Betty Crocker to Taste of Home)
4. Go out for a hike or walk in the neighborhood and talk about what you saw.
5. Have a family book club. Everyone reads the same books.
6. Have a late night slumber party where kids and parents sleep in the living room. Fall asleep watching movies.
7. Let them join the Boys and Girls Club or some other organization like Girl or Boy Scouts.
8. Have a back yard BBQ with the entire family and let them invite their friends and their friends' family too.
9. Play a Family game on the household's game console. Get everyone involved.
10. Go see a movie that everyone can enjoy!

Have your own thing you do with your kids to beat the summertime blues? Feel free to mention it in the comments.

Looking for even more family fun that will get everyone moving? Try playing some Pokemon Go together. For instance, here in Reno we have a great Pokemon Go group, where players can coorespond and give tips on where to find specials like shiny pokemon.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

10 Reasons to be a Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low on March 12, 1912 when she brought together a group of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia. With the goal of bringing isolated girls into the world these scouts would not only help with their community, but these girls hiked, played sports, and went on camping trips as well.

As the Girl Scout organization grew, more young women learned what it meant to be a true scout. There are now over 59 million women in the United States that are alumnae according to their official website.  This number continues to grow each year as young girls join every year in order to form friendships, help their community and live by the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law.

Seeing as I am a former Girl Scout myself, I can say that there are many benefits to being a part of such a wonderful organization. Below I’ve included 10 things I have learned from being a GS, and the things little girls all over can learn from being a part of this organization.