Who knew bunnies enjoyed hibernating as much as bears! Now that Spring is in full bloom and we are gearing up for Summer fabulousness, Beaula is ready to roll! Click here to print out the first fashionably fit coloring page of the summer for your kids. If you’re too scared to roller blade with your little daredevils, click here for some of my favorite workout DVDs for adults. Shine on….
Love is always in the air in Beaula’s world! Give the little girls in your life this printable coloring page for Valentine’s Day or any day!
Beaula’s Christmas printable coloring page is ready for holiday fun! Click here to print stocking stuffed Afro puff love to give your kids this season.
My sister-in-law thwarted all my efforts to avoid the mall this weekend by repeatedly tempting me to shop. I tell everyone I don’t like to go because I don’t care for the chaos, but in reality I want to buy way too many “Christmas presents” for myself while shopping for others. I was doing great at several stores, checking gifts off the list and pumping my iron fist of “I don’t need that!” willpower until we went into Sephora. I got into some really good trouble here because I found the perfect eyeshadow palette for every occasion. Stila’s Naturaleyes offers 10 fabulous colors that are great for subtle everyday, nighttime glam and runway smokey eyes. I love to play dress up just to go to the store or clean the house. Even though I’m a busy mom and don’t go out as much as I used to, I’m Stila Diva.
“You are your mother’s bumble bee,” one of my best friends typed into an instant message conversation to me years ago. “I know it sounds weird” she said, “but I just felt compelled to tell you.” It hadn’t been that long since my mom passed away from breast cancer on a Thanksgiving morning. My friend’s words were so powerful because we were chatting online from 2 different states and there was no way she could have known I was wearing black pants and a fuzzy yellow fleece at the exact time she told me. I can’t explain what a wonderful feeling it was to know that my mother was still there for me in spirit and reached out to comfort me. I’m so grateful that I had a sweet and generous mom who always supported my independence, the pursuit of my dreams and artistic vision. I’m also grateful for my friend (sister really) for her courage, love and support. I hope that you spread bumble bee love to your children by involving them in activities that instill the importance of gratefulness. Print out Beaula’s Thanksgiving coloring page and let’s Bee grateful together.
You decide! The holiday excitement is quickly approaching and maybe you’ve started shopping, cleaning and menu planning to get ready for your festivities. A great addition to your list of preparations is an overnight guest basket. Spoil your family and friends with a lavish assortment of toiletries to put in the bathroom or bedroom where they’ll be staying. I like to add luxurious soap, lotion, body wash, facial mask/scrub, hand cream and body splash in my guest baskets. It’s also nice to include travel size versions of toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, Q-tips, shave gel and mouthwash (just in case they forgot something). Stop by the Bunny Boutique and All Vitamins Plus.com for lots of exciting goodies to put in your basket. The surprise treats add a welcoming and warm touch to their visit.
It’s hard to enjoy the fall and winter with dry, cracked hands. I’ve tried many lotions over the years looking for a way to alleviate the pain of sad winter paws. I finally found a solution to get soft, moisturized hands. My favorite paw pampering ritual starts with a fabulous exfoliating scrub from Crabtree and Evelyn called La Source Hand Therapy.
As the directions on the bottle state, do not pre-moisten hands and apply a small amount. Massage as if you were washing your hands from front to back. Rinse with warm water (no soap) and pat dry. Continue your paw pampering by applying the luxurious La Source lotion. On days when my hands are severely dry, I will also add CeraVe to finish my moisturizing ritual.
Try my Christmas Bunny Box Exchange This Year!
Step One: Start early (This time of year, late September/early October, is perfect). Get everyone in your family who you exchange gifts with to print out or write down all the items they want.
The minimum amount of items per person should be the amount of people participating. For example, if you have 6 people participating make sure everyone has at least 6 items chosen.
If you have a big family, you can have everyone pick items around the same price. Put one item per sheet with detailed information such as color, size, amount, where to buy etc.
Step Two: Stuff the item sheet in an envelope, seal and put the name of the person and the price on the front. This helps family members budget their money.
Step Three: Pick any type of box or container that can hold a lot of envelopes and you can label with each participant’s name. Have everyone put their item envelopes in the box with their name on it.
Step Four: Set a deadline for everyone to choose at least the minimum items so the envelope picking and shopping can start (more envelopes should still be allowed to be put in after the deadline). After Thanksgiving dinner is a great time! For picking time, just take item envelopes out of everyone’s box except your own and buy that gift. If you feel like you’ll miss the element of surprise put a lot of envelopes in your box. Chances are you won’t remember every single thing you put in there by the time Christmas comes.
I must warn you, it can be like herding cats to get your family into it, but in the end everyone is happy. This gift exchange takes a lot of the stress and pressure of what to buy each other away and saves money wasted on unused items. Don’t forget to pick your favorite things from my Boutique to put in your bunny box!
It’s ok though because I’m a cartoon. If you’re human, I’m sure you’ve gotten angry at your eyebrows for misbehaving. Too busy to wax? Relax. Too tired to pluck? You’re in luck! There’s a razor for that. Eyebrow razors are a great way to shape your brow in no time. Click here to check them out. If you need help figuring out what brow shape works for your face, buy the Beautiful Brows book. Be sure to clean and moisturize your skin well before you start shaping. Take your time, close the eye you are shaping (don’t close both eyes at once please) pull the skin taut and shave going against the way the hair grows. Finish the look by filling in natural gaps with a pencil or powder. One of my favorites is Revlon Color Stay Brow Enhancer in Blackened Brown or Blonde Gold. The razor also works for men who have one eyebrow going all the way across their face and would like two.