I got a super fun and useful present from my friend Mar for Christmas: a personal whiteboard from CocoaLiving.com:
It’s a great way to start the year off right and go green! I use so many post-it notes and scratch paper all day at work…but now, I just write lists and things down with the accompanying pen and wipe off and re-use when I’m done. The pen has a great little eraser right on the end. It came with a CD that lets you print a ton of other templates. So far I’ve kept mine blank but they have templates for calendars and lists and even games and stuff for kids. Love it and love doing my part for Mother Earth.
I’m Indian and we don’t wash our hair everyday. My hair is thick, unruly, frizzy and dries out easily (growing up and not knowing how to fix it was tough). Washing usually entails straightening, which takes time. Being able to stretch out the time in between for a day is a blessing.
I’ve long used the tip of sprinkling baby powder on roots and combing through to eliminate grease in between washes. But now they’ve capitalized on it…and made it better! They being many brands. So many that I was overwhelmed at Sephora. Apparently shade of hair is one factor differentiating the brands.
I was about to walk out with just a sample of Oscar Blandi’s ‘Pronto Dry Shampoo’ when I was convinced to try Ojon’s ‘Rub Out Dry Cleanser’ by a a gorgeous and put together woman buying multiple bottles. So I bought a travel-size bottle ($10) to try as well.
From the website, “Gives Me Hope”:
The look in her eyes GMH.
Now this tip from Lifehacker I can really use: stretching too tight shoes with socks and a blowdryer!
Basically you wear a bunch of pairs of socks, blowdry the areas that are too tight while you flex your toes and they loosen up. It’s magic!!
Lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/), which is an awesome site with useful tips….if you can dig through all the nerdy business and leave that to your boyfriend…had this idea to decorate old drawers and use them as a bookshelf:
Bear and I pledged to lose weight (him 4, me 5) with the Pound for Pound challenge (http://www.pfpchallenge.com/).
We’re both really excited about something I read in Marie Claire recently (which happens to be my absolutely favorite magazine) – there was an article about two women and one only exercised and one only changed her diet. The one who changed her diet lost 10 pounds without any added exercise. She used the Mayo Clinic Diet (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mayo-clinic-diet/MY01040).