Remedy for the Holidays
As much fun as the holiday season can be, it also can be filled with stress, not to mention overindulgence. Give your body some TLC with a relaxing bath infused with a cupful of Epsom salts and a capful of Farmaesthetics Lemon Balm Remedy Oil.
Made from sweet almond oil and steeped with organic herbs and essential oils, lemon balm is good for nourishing a depleted system due to stress and exhaustion, while Epsom salts are purported to draw toxins out of your body and help you experience a blissful state of relaxation. What better way to bring in a new year?
Find Lemon Balm Remedy Oil from www.Farmaesthetics.com.com for $21.50. Epsom salts are available at your local drugstore.
Moms on the Move Get Organized
While we moms may not be able to make our lives less busy, we can take steps to streamline our schedules. Mom Essentials, from Mommy Track'd, can help you get one step closer to an organized life. A purse-sized personal planner, Mom Essentials features a year's worth of weekly calendar pages that is completely portable.
More than just a day planner, Mom Essentials includes tear-out lists for groceries, contact sheets for important people and much more. So get your busy year off to a well-managed start and see how good it feels to have life under control — at least some of the time. Available from www.mommytrackd.com for $14.95.
So Happeez Together
Refrigerators offer the perfect surface for displaying your child's artwork, the weekly grocery list or birthday party invitations. But if yours is made of stainless steel or paneled with wood, you don't have the luxury of your fridge doubling as a bulletin board. Until now. Happeez clippers, frames and notepads are all backed with a grip that effectively sticks to these nonporous surfaces, allowing you to use this available space as you see fit.
Clip your to-do list up with a fun and sassy clipper ($15 for a three-pack), frame a favorite photo ($8 to $15) or make sure you keep track of things to pick up from the store with a Pretty Pleez note pad ($7). Available from www.mayfairlane.com.
Work Out in Style
Your New Year's resolution may be to exercise more, yet your wardrobe just doesn't make the cut. Baggy T-shirts and frumpy sweat pants aren't the motivation you need to drag yourself to the gym or out for a morning run. To get inspired, grab some new workout wear.
Treat your workouts as you do any other part of your day and dress appropriately in clothing that fits well and flatters your shape, and also prevents injury and enhances your performance. Not only will you look the part, but your body will be protected from the stresses and strains of exercise while keeping you cool and dry. The time you spend putting on your athletic wear will get your mind in gear for a great workout, and give you more incentive to keep it up.
Wrap Yourself in Cozy Comfort
The cold and dreary days of January leave us wanting to retreat to the sanctuary of our home after a long day. Wrap yourself in cozy comfort with a lush organic cotton Kimono robe from Under the Canopy. The Kimono robe is both simple and sumptuous and is available in three subtle shades. Get it at www.nimli.com for $48.
Kiss the Difference
Dry, cracked lips aren't pretty, but can be all too common this time of year. To keep lips soft and moisturized, try Oh Wow! For Lips. Oh Wow! is all-natural and vegan-friendly, with no preservatives or petroleum products. Best of all, it comes in indulgent flavors like spiced chai latte and mint chocolate — proving the old adage "once on the lips, forever on the hips" is not always true.
Handcrafted in Apex, it's $4.25 for a tube or $11.25 for a set of three from www.ohwowforlips.com and at My Girlfriend's Closet in Apex.
Soft Touch Technology
When is a phone more than just a phone? When it's the Palm Centro smart phone for Sprint. With twice the storage of the regular Palm Centro, the smart phone comes equipped with Facebook for Palm and Google Maps with the My Location feature. With a built-in MP3 player and the ability to shoot both still pictures and videos, users also can watch CNN Mobile, FOX Sports, The Weather Channel and Disney Channel. So, yes, this is much more than just a phone, but still fits right into your purse or pocket — and your budget. Get one at www.store.palm.com for as low as $79.99, after rebate.