4 Super Simple Ways to Save Money on Makeup

Bella Breakdown With these few simple tips, you can get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your makeup. #1. Cut open your moisturizer when it’s running low and scrape it into a small container. #2. Save your broken blush. Crush the powder with a bobby pin, then add rubbing alcohol and mix into a paste. Mash the paste back into the container with a spoon, clean the edges with a Q-tip and allow to dry. #3. Soak your tube of mascara in warm water when it is running low. It loosens the mascara on the...

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How to Raise Well-Mannered Children

Methods for Mastering Manners When I was a young teacher, I was greeting students one morning when the brother of one of my students came up to me. He shook my hand firmly and introduced himself while looking me in the eye. I could have fallen over I was so shocked because he was only eight years old! We all know many adults who do not know how to introduce themselves this eloquently. From that moment, I vowed that, when I had my own children, I would make sure they were this well-behaved. Well, it turns out that it...

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Mom Necessities: What’s in My Purse

Bag Breakdown When you are a busy mom and your kids are out of diapers (Yay! No more diaper bag!!), your purse ends up being your go-to bag. While I have dreams of having a small, cute purse, I know that isn’t realistic because there are too many things I can’t leave home without. Because my purse is like my take-along desk, I’m here to share what I have in it with you. Wet One’s hand wipes – my friend who is a nurse in the NICU introduced me to these. They are a good balance between handwashing and...

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Back to School- How to Be Ready and Organized

How to Become a “Back-to-School” Master Mom As the summer has been winding down, some of our kids have already gone back to school (yikes!) and others still have a few weeks left. Regardless of when your kids go back to school, there is a lot to get done, and the time always seems to sneak up on us before we know it. I absolutely love summer and having my kids home, so getting back into a routine is difficult for me, as I tend to be in denial a bit. So, how can we help give our kids...

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Last Minute Summer Travelers: Check Out these Awesome Places!

Views: Bella Breakdown Alright Bella’s school is right around the corner and as much as we don’t want to admit it summer is beginning to come to a close in the next month or so…well, for those of you who have kids anyway! With that being said, some of you may have put off your summer travel until the very last minute, but that’s okay because we have some great places for you to check out! Thinking of doing a big travel trip? If you are then you might want to check out a few places that you may...

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