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After Halloween and the kids have had more than their weight in candy, don't the adults deserve a treat too!?  I don't know about you, but a nice cocktail on the weekend is right up my alley.  If the scenery is really good (like watching the sun set on the beach..ha!) it's even better. My Dad's birthday is Halloween so I am making him a celebration drink for the family party tonight.  This is the perfect concoction for a night like this.  It's so simple to make, which is ALWAYS a must because who has time to fuss, right?  We call it Island Citrus Spritz...

A baby's first Halloween is so exciting! Here is an easy, fun craft you can do with your little one.  Materials: 1 sheet of black construction paper washable non-toxic white paint foam brush 1 baby :) Instructions: Choose a time when your baby is happy - this is very important! Gently apply the white paint with the foam brush Carefully stand your baby on the black paper, and make sure all of the toes touch the paper Very carefully remove your babies foot from the paper without smearing the paint Have an extra sheet of paper ready because sometimes the second print is the best one Turn the paper upside-down. Now you have a ghost! Add the words BOO! And "Baby's 1st Halloween" Add some eyes for your "ghost" and the date if you'd like. Well done! You survived your very first baby craft! Until my next adventure, Tina xo (Post by Blogging Babe Christina Turner)...

The hottest most trendy color of today, it's the new beige and its taking over as the new chic color of the decade, it really is the new neutral.  No, I'm not an interior designer, I'm a women like most of you that's in love with home decor, design, bedding, fabric, wallpaper, styling your life! I like to think I'm in my grey period.  I started with greige (grey and beige color) and have moved on into my grey period.  I used to think that grey was a bit cold, dull and gloomy, but its not at all.  I love how chic the right shade of grey looks when paired with whites and blacks.  Pairing it with those contrasting colors gives it a masculine feel but it's chic and elegant enough to please the feminine taste.  For me, its the perfect "couples" color combo.  Another really beautiful color that I LOVE...

For some being pregnant for 40 weeks is more than enough.   By the end of the third trimester a lot of women experience lots of discomfort.   They're feeling heavy, their mobility has slowed, some have very swollen feet, they're probably finding it very difficult to get comfortable when they sleep or they can't sleep, and they're still plagued with the dreaded heartburn.  What's not to love, right? The best thing is to allow your baby to come naturally, and many doctors will allow women to go past their due date.  Your due date is not an exact science in any event.  It is a calculation based on a few pieces of information and measurements in order to pin point when you conceived.  Here are 5 things overdue women don't want to hear:   You're going to miss being pregnant, so just enjoy it:  While that may be true, it may be hard for...

The bathroom is a sacred space for a lot of people.  In fact, sharing a bathroom is one of my pet peeves of being married!  My hubby thinks is no big deal to leave the toilet seat up, or shave with his loud electric shaver while I'm enjoying a bath...

There is something satisfying about pre-planning and preparing for things when you are about to have a baby.  It's the so-called "nesting" stage in the third trimester that makes many women want to re-organize, de-clutter, arrange and prepare for their baby's arrival. But, the truth is, life is sometimes unpredictable and having a baby can leave you unprepared for certain things.  Here are a few things that most pregnant women (and the soon-to-be fathers) are unprepared for:   Love, in the most complete form.  People may tell you or you'll just assume that the love you feel for your child will be like no other.  It really is difficult to truly understand the depth of what you will feel for your baby, until you give birth.  You may also be wondering how it's possible to love someone you've never met before.  However, the minute that your baby is born, you'll be surprised...