Homemade Cough Drops {lemongrass + ginger}

Homemade Cough Drops {lozenges} with lemongrass + ginger from foodiewithfamily.com

“‘Tis the season to be raspy, cough cough cough cough cough HACK cough cough cough.” Sore throats and flus and colds abound. There are all sorts of remedies on the market, and we like the promise of feeling better when we feel crummy, but I’m a little wary of pouring all sorts of meds down…

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Aging Like a Boss

Snorkel Mask Marks on my face: Cruising on the Carnival Sunshine foodiewithfamily.com

Update: My friend Mary and I are collaborating on the #lovemylaughlines project in an effort to help folks be comfortable in their own skins and we would love to see your laugh lines too. Tag a selfie or self portrait on Instagram with the hashtag to share your beautiful proof with us! I’m a big…

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Outfits for Holiday Party Hopping

JCPenney Holiday Party Look 1. #JCPAmbassador #BH #Client

‘Tis the season to party hop! Whether you’re going to black-tie affairs or hanging out at a friend’s house, it’s undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year for parties! While I do enjoy getting seriously dolled up about once a year, the most memorable parties I’ve ever been to have been the ones where…

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Hair Vitamins


It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of low-maintenance, high-yield beauty products. I don’t want to nor do I have time to fuss, but I still want to look good. I think most folks would be of like mind to some extent. Here’s the tricky bit, though. When it comes to marketing pitches, I…

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The Day I Flashed the Whole Town

The Day I Flashed the Town of Hornell by foodiewithfamily.com

I’d like to show you how much clothing I usually like to wear. I’m not kidding. I like to be pretty well covered up. I don’t mind form fitting clothing, but I don’t want to flash a bunch of skin. Call it a combination of modesty and a mortal dread of sunburn. Okay, it’s mostly…

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DIY All-Natural Disposable Makeup Remover Towelettes

Using a DIY All-Natural Disposable Make-up Removal Towelettes from foodiewithfamily.com

I love pretty clothes, nice smelling candles, and makeup. It’s no small feat managing to stay a girly-girl in the House-O-Men. I steadfastly cling to my God-given right to remain high-maintenance in a home full of people who may or may not actually pull a brush through their hair every day. The little boys find gawking at…

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