When you have little ones gallivanting around the house,
lighting candles for a little aroma therapy is out of the question.
Add some ambience and soft scents to any room with the Flameless
Luminary from Febreze. More than a scented decoration,
the Flameless Luminary offers changeable scented shades, including
Green Tea Citrus and Cranberry Pear, as well as a few seasonal
varieties. Place your shade on the battery-operated wooden base to
activate a flickering glow. Starter kits, which include a base and
two scented shades, retail for $14.99; replacement packs hold two
shades and retail for $4.99.
We've all heard the adage 'stop and smell the roses,' but what
about 'stop and laugh at the moment'? There are days you simply
have to laugh at all of the crazy chaos life throws at you and move
on, which is precisely what Diana Estill does in her book, Deedee
Devine's Totally Skewed Guide to Life. From poking fun at weddings
to owning a house, the Texan gives plenty of humorous and simple
advice. Written in shorts, the book is perfect for a mom on the go
with little time on her hands.
For more information, check out Estill's blog at www.TotallySkewed.com.
You have many names and skills on your mommy resume. But what
about a breakdancing b-girl? You might not know what a b-girl is-a
woman who can breakdance-and you can't quite top rock or hold a
freeze, Breakdance Chicago, has you covered.
In its beginner breakdance classes, you'll discover your b-girl
name and learn core-strengthening dance skills that will make you
the coolest mom on the block. The co-ed classes are even kid
friendly, which makes it an acceptable family affair.
Taught by owner Brian "B. Rock" Ekerman, who has been breaking
since '92, the six-week classes will teach the fundamentals and
have you holding freezes such as the turtle by the end.
Breakdancing is more of a journey than a dance. "It's all about
self-expression," Ekerman says. "It's all about whether it looks
dope." Just remind the kids that moms can be dope, too.
Breakdance Chicago's beginner classes cost $95 and kick off
every six weeks, with the next session starting Oct. 29. For more
information, call (773) 512-7384 or visit the Web site.
What woman doesn't love the way she looks and feels when she
walks out of the salon? For some reason, it's almost impossible to
replicate. Here are a few simple, budget-friendly products that
will prove helpful in your quest to keep that perfect do.
Shampoo and conditioner can make or break your hair, literally.
For women on a budget, Suave has wonderful options with tiny price
tags. Check out the Suave Professionals Damage Care Shampoo and
Conditioner, $2.49 each. Using moisture and proteins, the Damage
Care line helps fortify and restore distressed hair.
The hairbrush is a key styling tool in any woman's arsenal.
Goody's new brush system, start.style.finish, has a variety of
brushes to create a three-step program perfect for any hair type.
The first step, start, offers four brushes to help detangle and dry
your hair, which will help prevent split ends. With seven brushes,
the style step allows you to add volume, curl or straighten your
damp hair. Finally, smooth and shine your hair during the finish
step with one of five brushes to eliminate frizz and static.
Goody's start.style.finish brushes range from $2.99-$9.99. For more
information, visit www.goody.com.
Many women use irons and curlers on a daily basis, but all of
that heat can damage hair. Try spritzing some göt2b guardian angel
blow dry lotion for a glossy finish to protect your hair through
its heat-activitated polymer technology. Guardian angel blow dry
lotion retails for $5.99.
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