Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Why Prioritizing Yourself Doesn’t Make You Selfish

We’ve all heard the pre-flight instruction speech.  We know where the exits are located, the seat cushion is a flotation device, and passengers must secure their own oxygen mask before helping their children.  Wait, what?  Mothers of young children should first do what?  Mothers should ignore their suffocating children or loved ones?  Is this utterly … Continue Reading

Homemade Chicken Stock 101 for $1.01

This is the first post in a new series for Effortless and Exquisite.  The ‘101 for $1.01‘ series will showcase Lifestyle Tips 101 for $1.01 or less!  Let’s get started…Chicken Stock is a great base for soups, pasta, rice, and casseroles.  Substituting chicken stock for water in recipes adds flavor and that little something extra. … Continue Reading

Easy Easter Sorbet

I have a love-hate relationship with candy.  I mean, I love it; I just hate what it does to the body and the time one must spend on the treadmill to erase it.   So with Easter right around the corner, I decided to come up with a fun and simple Easter themed treat that … Continue Reading

DIY Invitations: How To Craft the Perfect Would You

Anyone planning a party, wedding, bar mitzvah, or shower knows there are too many invitation choices.  There are literally thousands of color, pattern, paper, or print styles to choose from.  Your budget can range from reasonably inexpensive to mortgage level spending depending on what you select.  It gets exhausting, especially since invitations are usually the … Continue Reading