Going out and drinking can be expensive, so we got to wondering how we could re-create the hubbub of a watering hole in a budget-friendly way. Lucky for us, it's October and some obvious theming--Oktoberfest!--easily ups the fun factor. With a borrowed backyard and a stein in hand, we are ready to plan an Oktoberfest Biergarten Bash.
Our friend up in Seattle related the amazing and true story of her evening crafting denim lederhosen and drinking beer. What can we say? We were so inspired by this tale of a creative, affordable, and enjoyable evening that we had to bring it to you just in time for the end of LA Beer Week and beginning of Oktoberfest because all around town Angelenos have been swigging even more beer with the veneer of culture. More power to all, we say. Now bring on the lederhosen!
Between weird weather, the threat of flu, and a packed schedule, your body needs all the help it can get to fight off sickness. Though popping Emergen-C packets is helpful in a pinch, sleep is your body's fabulous natural immune booster. Sometimes shuteye doesn't come so easily though, so we've drawn up a list of 5 ways to sleep better. This is a list from us, so these suggestions are do-able for free. We hope they help you get some rest.
If you're anything like us, the mosquitoes love you. They zero in at every BBQ and then the night is spent scratching away at those darn itchy bites. Or maybe it's the poison ivy you stumbled into on that super sweet hike. Or maybe it's the blisters and sunburn you developed walking way too far in those cute new shoes. Whatever the case, summer sometimes comes with a case of itching and scratching. After spending quite a few uncomfortable nights, we finally did some research into making those boo-boos better.
Getting together for poker night twice a week has been a staple of our friends' social schedule for years now. Our neighbors even met at poker night and now they've got an adorable toddler to show for it. Clearly there's a "draw" there. Why not try it for yourself? Invite a few friends over and who knows--you may get lucky and win a couple bucks. Either way, your night will likely be filled laughs and good natured groans. We have a few pointers for setting it up right, so read on and have your pokerface at the ready.
We love summer activities: pool, beach, just laying like a sea lion in the sun. Such fun will, however, quickly dry out your hair. Chlorine may be protecting your body from nasty bacteria but it is wreaking havoc on your locks. While it would be nice to head to the salon for a deep condition and head massage, it’s just not in the budget. Lucky for us, regular salad ingredients like oil, vinegar, and avocado do great things for hair repair. So invite a friend over (so you still get that head rub) and raid your pantry for budget hair treatments.
Mother's Day is a golden opportunity to let your mom know that you appreciate all the hours she's put in. No need to pretend to have a perfect relationship with the lady who gave you life (and anxiety and huge amounts of love), it's just a chance to say thanks. With that in mind, we've put together some suggestions for making it a special day for your mama even on a teeny budget.
You've got a week to come up with something amazing that will guarantee that next year will go perfectly. Right. Now that we've discarded that ridiculous and frustrating idea, let's talk about why a New Year's Resolution could actually be a good idea. We're not referring to "losing a bazillion pounds by February" or "making ten hundred million dollars by March." This is about reflecting on the last year and going for what you want to focus on in this brand-spanking-new year.
The holiday season means that, in addition to work parties and other types of social parties, there are also the obligatory family gatherings. These are usually the toughest to avoid and, for some, the most anxiety provoking. So how do you avoid the usual conflict and anxiety that accompany family interactions? The following are a few ideas about how to be yourself (the good version) in the midst of family festivities.
Relationships are tough. Throw 2,000 miles into the mix, and they can feel impossible. It’s hard to leave a significant other while you run off to another state to pursue your dreams. But you have to at least try. Right?