Secrets Of People Who Love The Homes They Have
With these tips, you don't need a lot of money to make your home a place of favorite spaces:
They Don't: Keep the dresser in the bedroom.
They Do: Find different places where it'd work.
Dressers are great in hallways and living rooms, for extra storage. Use different pieces of furniture in different rooms to mix things up.
They Don't: Let natural light have all the glory.
They Do: Give every room 4 light sources.
For "bright and airy," you need 3 lights to compliment windows: 1 overhead (a chandelier), 1 eye-level (a lamp), and 1 to bounces off walls (a pair of sconces).
They Don't: Put lots of nails in the walls.
They Do: Put their art on shelves.
Arrange framed photos or prints on a shelf. You can easily swap them out any time, without the hassle of rehanging everything. A great idea for kid's art! Read the other decorating secrets.(O Magazine)


Taco Tuesday! Mexican Pizza
These mexican pizzas make a great, quick dinner that everyone will love!
Ingredients
1/2 lb ground beef, browned, drained, seasoned with taco seasoning
4 taco bowl shells (find refrigerated taco bowl shells in refrigerated section)
1 can refried beans, 4 T taco sauce, Shredded colby cheese
Toppings (tomatoes, sour cream, etc.)
Instructions
Brown, drain, and season the ground beef with taco seasoning.
Bake the shells flat in the oven till just golden brown (only a couple of minutes!)
Spread 2 of the shells with refried beans, then top both with the ground beef, split evenly between the 2 shells.
Spread 2 T of taco sauce on each of the remaining 2 shells, top with cheese, and lightly broil until cheese melts. Then, place them on top of the beef and bean shells. Top with your fav toppings! (LifeWithTheCrustOff)

How To Fake Awake
Your job, your family, life in general, may have you looking tired... like, every day. Here's how to look fresh-faced, despite how you actually feel.
Before Bed:
1- Remove all eye makeup: The residue can settle into the fine lines, causing redness and inflammation.
2- Take an antihistamine: A non-sedative antihistamine (Claritin, Zyrtec) will reduce swelling and increase circulation, to prevent puffiness and dark circles, which may actually be from undiagnosed allergies.
3- Peel Your Eyes: Use a “peel” (your skin won't visibly peel, it's on a microscopic level) 2-3 times a week to reveal youthful skin.
In the Morning: 
1- Spoony Love: Refrigerate a spoon overnight. Use the curved backside, to massage the under eye area in an outward motion. 
2- Apply eye cream: An antioxidant-rich hydrating treatment keeps the eye area dewy-looking. 
3- Makeup, think PEACH: "Peach-y" concealers are best for under eye circles. Peach eye shadow counters blue undertones and redness, and a peachy pencil in the waterline lightens the whites of eyes. Read lots more on how to fake looking awake.  (YouBeauty)

10 Organic Foods That Aren't Worth Buying
Buying organic can be expensive, so if you're on a budget, cross these organic foods OFF your list:
1- Seafood: The USDA does not currently provide organic standards for fish and shellfish, so seafood labeled “organic” may not be any safer for you and your family, and may still contain contaminants. 
2- Onions: According to the Environmental Working Group, 98% of sampled onions were pesticide-free.
3- Pineapples: The tough, spiny skin keeps the fruit from absorbing agricultural chemicals.
4- Sweet Corn: Fresh or frozen, the USDA found no detectable chemicals on almost all the samples it tested.
5- Maple Syrup: It's usually forest harvested and probably had no pesticides or fertilizers applied.
See the whole list of organic foods that aren't worth the price. (Real Simple)

Taco Tuesday! Mexican Pizza

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These mexican pizzas make a great, quick dinner that everyone will love!
Ingredients
1/2 lb ground beef, browned, drained, seasoned with taco seasoning
4 taco bowl shells (find refrigerated taco bowl shells in refrigerated section)
1 can refried beans, 4 T taco sauce, Shredded colby cheese
Toppings (tomatoes, sour cream, etc.)
Instructions
Brown, drain, and season the ground beef with taco seasoning.
Bake the shells flat in the oven till just golden brown (only a couple of minutes!)
Spread 2 of the shells with refried beans, then top both with the ground beef, split evenly between the 2 shells.
Spread 2 T of taco sauce on each of the remaining 2 shells, top with cheese, and lightly broil until cheese melts. Then, place them on top of the beef and bean shells. Top with your fav toppings! (LifeWithTheCrustOff)

Heather Branch - Just the Facts:
1. I'm an Atlanta Native, born in Piedmont Hospital.
2. Went to college at Virgina Tech, GO HOKIES!
3. I'm a total idiot when it comes tech stuff...I have a blackberry, iPad, and lap top, but none of them sync up with the other so I just end up writing stuff down in a notebook.
4. But I am really good at gardening and traveling!

Some things I'm obsessed with:
My nephew and niece (Tyler and Reagan), Starbucks, The Good Wife (best TV show EVER!), My hero' s-Tina Fey and Erin Andrews...they're both so cool!, and online shopping at gap.com and ninewest..com


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