Entries by Lauren Johnson

Choosing the Right Purse Size for You

Typically, we come to the conclusion that our purse has reached its expiration date for one of four reasons: a) Zippers or snaps are broken, canyon-sized holes are made, and it’s just generally falling apart at the seams; b) We’ve run out of ways to store our unhealthy surplus of bags; c) Our lives have […]

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Best Store-Bought Sauces to Add to Your Kitchen

Being an adult can be a series of neverending inconveniences. Laundry, vacuuming, doing the dishes, cleaning your closet, paying bills- all while trying desperately to find time for work, exercise, family, friends, and…well… you. It’s hard to find even a second in the day that’s not already occupied and, on the rare occasions you do, […]

Hats Around the World

Feathered hair, blindingly bright colors, shoulder pads, bulky jewelry, and scrunchies. All we have to do is name a few fashion pieces and you’re now thinking of an entire generation of people. It’s crazy to think about how much fashion can define eras and culture itself–that a feathered hairstyle could represent a whole generation or […]

Recipe: Screwball Cake (Vegan Chocolate Cake)

Vegans have a rough time with desserts. Eggs, milk, and butter dominate the course and prevent indulgence. But there are still options for those avoiding animal products, such as screwball cake. This chocolate confection earns its name by lacking the three above ingredients, making it a bit “screwy.” Delicious plain or with berries, this cake […]

Parenting On the Go: Treat Yourself

When you’re a busy parent, taking care of yourself always falls behind taking care of your family. It’s a logical sacrifice, but you need to be careful to not spread yourself too thin. If you don’t occasionally take a little while to relax and treat yourself, the stress and pressure will eventually cause major health […]

Six Tips for the Chronically Messy Person

Diagnosis: Chronically Messy Definition: A person who is unable to keep a house, apartment or room neat, clean, organized, or sanitary. Symptoms: Clothes and dishes all over the place, unpleasant odor, tripping constantly, inability to locate important items, frustration, rationalization, and procrastination. Cure: Unknown Sadly, there may never be a complete cure for this affliction. […]

Picking Fresh Produce: Veggies

With the summer season in full swing, everyone wants to feel good and healthy. Any summer diet would be incomplete without one ingredient: fresh veggies. They’re incredibly healthy for you, low calorie, and filling- perfect for keeping you feeling energetic in the summer heat. But finding fresh veggies isn’t an intuitive process, it takes some […]

How to Grill Steak to Perfection

If you’re like us, grill season doesn’t end just because of a little rain…or snow…. or hail… or hurricane. If you’re also like us, you’ve perhaps over (or under) cooked your meat once or twice. Here are a few tips to help you make sure what you’re grilling is always PERFECT (sidebar: if red meat […]

Summer Kebabs

There’s still time to fire up the grill before summer comes to an end…and what better way to warm things up than with some delicious kebabs? Use some of our Jokari skewers and follow these recipes for the yummiest treats on a stick this side of ice pops! VEGETABLE KEBABS WITH MARINADE (Source: Damn Delicious) […]

Using Soda to Make Desserts Pop!

Did you know you can use your favorite sodas in desserts? Here are two recipes that use Pepsi and Mountain Dew to create mouthwatering, indulgent sweets! DOUBLE FUDGE CHOCOLATE PEPSI CAKE (TIME: 55 MINUTES, SERVES 16-20) Ingredients: -1 cup Pepsi -½ cup vegetable oil -1 stick butter -3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder -2 cups sugar […]