4 Easy Steps: Milkmaid Braid

Step #1: Start with dry hair. Divide the hair in half from the middle of the hairline down to the nape of the neck Step #2: Split one side into three sections and apply a simple three-strand braid technique. Continue this technique until you have no more hair to work with and secure the endsContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Milkmaid Braid”

5 Easy Steps: Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Spaghetti

Servings: 2Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds (about 3 medium) spiralized zucchini 1 cup chopped onion 8 ounces (about 16) raw large shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined 2 tablespoons dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons whipped butter 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepperContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Spaghetti”

Connect with you Partner – 7 Conversation Starters – Week 39

Communication seems to be easier than ever. There’s no shortage of options, from texting and email to Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram. But this is the reality: when it comes to digging deeper and getting to the heart and soul of another being, well, we’re pretty out of practice. How often have you sat across from your partner and heard the same old, same old? Or maybe you’re the one asking the superficial and routine questions: How was your day? How do you feel? What do you want for dinner? What should we watch? Just imagine how a relationship can grow by learning something new about the person you’ve known for only a few weeks or for even decades. That’s the power of thought-provoking, open-ended questions. They get us to dig deep, examine our motives, review our personal histories, crack our hearts open, and answer with honesty and—if we’re even luckier—revelation.

Baby Food: Gingered Carrots and Cauliflower Blend

Ingredients: Makes 2 1/4 cups 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick coins 2 cups cauliflower florets 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger or sub in 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin for a smokier flavor Steps In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. Place a steamer basket over the water. Add theContinue reading “Baby Food: Gingered Carrots and Cauliflower Blend”

5 Easy Steps: Cotton Candy Bun

1. Start by combing the hair back into a high ponytail. For a sleeker effect, comb the hair back and spray the top and sides with hairspray before combing over it again. This will smooth down flyaways and create a more seamless look. 2. Tie off the hair with a hairband. 3. Next, grab aContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Cotton Candy Bun”

5 Easy Steps: Headband Twist & Tuck

Step #1: Start with completely dry hair. If you want more curl or texture, feel free to curl your hair before attempting this hairstyle. Then put on your headband. Step #2: Starting on the right side of your head, take a section of hair and wrap it up and over the rolled band, pulling theContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Headband Twist & Tuck”

2 Easy Steps: Strawberry Super Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups spinach 1 cup frozen strawberries (no sugar added) 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup (about 1/2 medium) sliced and frozen banana 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder 1/2 cup crushed ice (about 3 ice cubes) Place all ingredients in a blender. Add 1/4 cup water Blend until smooth, stopping and stirringContinue reading “2 Easy Steps: Strawberry Super Smoothie”