For many people the challenge in preparing a meal comes from following the detailed cooking instructions: “bake for 30 minutes per pound,” “sauté until tender,” or, my favorite: “chicken is done when the juices run clear.” If you can’t cook a 3 minute egg, even with an atomic clock, no need to despair. There are plenty of fun, inexpensive meals that don’t require a degree in chemistry or engineering to make. Think “assembly” instead of “cooking”.
Recreation and leisure are an important part of living a balanced lifestyle. But including them in your routine shouldn’t mean that your budget is stressed. Here are some tips for enjoying yourself, whether you stay close to home or take a vacation.
Traveling across the state or across the world – bringing along pocket-sized replicas of bath and beauty treats keeps you looking great on the road. Why schlep around full sized bottles and heavy containers when all the brands in the know are creating chic globe-trotting “mini-me’s” of their most popular items?
Cleaning out your closet is just that--cleaning it out. It is not organizing your closet although a great deal of that will occur as a happy coincidence. Most likely you will experience a lot of happy coincidences--everything from insights about your personal style to found garments. But the major focus is simply clearing your closet of everything and anything you are not wearing now--cutting through the clutter.