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You might be putting your bra in wrong…. — August 20, 2015
Yikes! This is What a Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Fail Looks Like Check out this thing you should never ever do — April 22, 2015

Yikes! This is What a Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Fail Looks Like Check out this thing you should never ever do

  • We understand the appeal of having big, full lips like Kylie Jenner… but we’re not so sure about this #KylieJennerChallenge. Girls, please don’t hurt yourselves with shot glasses. Or, at the very least, make sure you catch it all on camera.

    One young lady did just that. And the results, well, they may just blow your mind.

  • For those not in the know, the #KylieJennerChallenge involves people — mostly young women — putting their lips in a small container, usually a shot glass. Keep your lips in their and suck all the air out to get bruised, swollen, painful lips. Sounds fun, right? The things some will do for fashion…

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BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK ROLLS —

BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK ROLLS

Steak rools pic2

Tender steak rolls filled with zesty vegetables and drizzled with a glaze that is simply out of this world delicious.

Ingredient:

8  thin slices sirloin or flank steak (length and width according to personal preference)

     Extra virgin olive oil

     Salt and freshly ground black pepper

     Fresh rosemary, chopped

1   red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

1    green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

1   medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips

1   medium yellow onion, halved and then thinly sliced

1   A few white button or cremini mushrooms, cut into thin strips

Steak rools pic3

For the Rosemary Balsamic Glaze:

            1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

            1 large clove garlic, minced

            1\4 cup dark balsamic vinegar

            2 tablespoons dry red wine

            2 teaspoons brown sugar

            2 sprigs fresh rosemary

            1\4 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth

Steak rools sauce 1

Steak rools pic5

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rub each side of the steak slices with a little extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground black pepper and some chopped fresh rosemary.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the vegetables until crisp-tender, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a few of the vegetable strips vertically on one end of each steak cutlet so that once rolled up the end of the vegetables are sticking out of each end of the steak roll. Roll it up, and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat for each steak roll.
  4. For the rosemary balsamic glaze: Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until fragrant. Add the balsamic vinegar, red wine, brown sugar and the rosemary sprigs and bring to a rapid boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the broth, return to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 15 minutes. Discard the rosemary sprigs.
  5. Prepare the grill and grill on each side for about 2 minutes or according to desired doneness. Do the same if cooking them in a skillet, frying over medium-high heat until done. Serve immediately drizzled with the rosemary balsamic glaze. Baked potatoes make a great accompaniment.
What moms really wants for Mother’s Day —

What moms really wants for Mother’s Day

moms-mothers-day

Obviously we adore those macaroni necklace. And, who wouldn’t need another mug?
Cheerios and syrup for breakfast? In bed? Bring it on!

Moms really cherish everything those sticky hands make for Mother’s Day.

In any case let’s be realistic here. Here’s what we truly need for Mother’s Day?

We need to make tracks in the opposite direction from you. Every one of you.

“I simple. 60 minutes alone will do the trick. Simply an hour to rest in. That is the thing that I need,”

This isn’t a motion for a white tea pedicure or ocean -clean facial. Not a ladies’ night out with margaritas. Not even a shopping spree.

Just. Some. Peace and Quiet.

It’s a sweet thought, this Mother’s Day thing. Why not set aside one day to praise the person who conceived and watch over us?

It’s simply the execution that is all screwed up. Take, the Mother’s Day breakfast myth.

Gracious, I’ve done these. In the early years, I wound up outside, strolling and bouncing my daughter here and there down the walkway outside the fancy cafe. He erled on my nice shirt and sucked on my macaroni necklace while whatever remains of the family stayed at the table, appreciating their meals.

“The thing I despise most for Mother’s Day is going out to eat, Mother’s Day is straight up there with Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve — days I dodge going out if I can help it, on those particular days most dine-in places are busy and the wait time is ridiculous”

What about a surprise night out at a restruant in the middle of the week without the kids? Spare me from only one night of supper/dishes/and bath time.

On that night, you imagine I’m out for a top secret meeting and you deal with things at home.

Only thing is there is no meeting. Table for one, please.

7 Parenting Lessons from ABC’s Scandal —

7 Parenting Lessons from ABC’s Scandal

I have stacks upon stacks of parenting books sitting on my (very overloaded) bookshelves, but most of them are only half read. As I flip the pages, I just think to myself, “This isn’t real life.” Sure, they’re great ideas to aspire to, but at the end of the day, different things work for different moms. So I started turning to less-conventional outlets to find the practices that worked best for me: other moms, blogs, websites, and, you guessed it, Scandal.

I remember walking through Michael’s looking for craft supplies for my two-year-old who was throwing a bit (read, a lot) of a temper tantrum and I told myself, “Just wear the white hat. Do the right thing.” That got me thinking about what other little nuggets of wisdom I could find in my favorite show.

So I binge-watched the series (for research, obviously), and came up with these pointers:

1. Always wear the white hat

Dinner is wrecked, your baby is screaming, the laundry isn’t folded … the list goes on. You may want to burn the white hat, but don’t do it. The only thing that can keep you sane is the thought that you can and will rise above. Do the right thing: wear the white hat. Because if you take it off, let’s be real, who knows what monsters may arise.

2. Gladiate

Fierceness is a quality that comes along with parenting territory — it’s your right as a protector and parent to that little human you made. Don’t apologize for being your child’s gladiator. It’s a title not easily won, but it’s one that you deserve.

3. Utilize your resources

Pope and Associates have a lot of resources at their fingertips, but sometimes they have to take the back way in. Now, I’m not saying you should threaten and blackmail to get your kid in that private school you’re eying, but take stock of your natural talents, and see how they can get you where you want to be.

4. Know the power of wine and popcorn

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. We all need those moments of bliss when the kids are in bed and we forget about the to-do list. Uncork that bottle, pop that popcorn (extra butter, thank you), and for the love of Olivia Pope — relax.

olivia pope wine

5. Stand in the sun

Where is Jake Ballard when you need him? At the end of the day, you have to live in the truth as it presently is and face it head on. Otherwise, things stay broken, and you never end up moving forward. In my mind, this mentality is paramount when raising children, because only when you acknowledge the truth of the present can you amend your plan for the future.

6. Make jam

With that being said, you also have to have an element of “making jam,” that is to say, a dream or fantasy that you look forward to but isn’t quite reachable yet. Take that vision, hold on to it, and make it your happy place when you’re certain that invasion of the body snatchers has happened and your child has taken momentary reprieve from normal human behavior.

7. Handle it  

Part of parenting is being 10 steps ahead in terms of thinking of a solution. This goes hand in hand with multi-tasking and looking at every side of a situation, all things that Olivia Pope excels at. Next time your spouse asks if you’ve done the grocery shopping and/or paid the bills, just tell them, “It’s handled.” They’ll respect you for the force of nature you are and feel discouraged from asking any further questions — a mother’s dream.

While I’m not quite at Pope & Associates’s level yet, remembering these things in the heat of battle (also known as when you’re trying to cook breakfast with a baby on your hip and she burns her arm on the toaster) has restored a minor sense of sanity in this crazy thing they call parenting.

Collapsed In Front Of Kim And Kanye And Their Faces Are Priceless! —

Collapsed In Front Of Kim And Kanye And Their Faces Are Priceless!

TIME 100’s gala on Tuesday night celebrated their annual list of most influential people in the world.

The red carpet was filled with celebs, including Kimye, who had the fright of their lives when comedian Amy Schumer took a nosedive right in front of them.

The red carpet was filled with celebs, including Kimye, who had the fright of their lives when comedian Amy Schumer took a nosedive right in front of them.

Don’t worry, Amy wasn’t really hurt. The Inside Amy Schumer star delivered an Oscar-winning fangirl performance as part of a prank.

Don't worry, Amy wasn't really hurt. The Inside Amy Schumer star delivered an Oscar-winning fangirl performance as part of a prank.
Timothy A. Clary / Getty Image

The best part of the whole thing has to be the array of facial expressions:

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Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images

Enjoy this wonderful range of human emotion up close:

7 Parenting Lessons from ABC’s Scandal — April 13, 2015

7 Parenting Lessons from ABC’s Scandal

I have stacks upon stacks of parenting books sitting on my (very overloaded) bookshelves, but most of them are only half read. As I flip the pages, I just think to myself, “This isn’t real life.” Sure, they’re great ideas to aspire to, but at the end of the day, different things work for different moms. So I started turning to less-conventional outlets to find the practices that worked best for me: other moms, blogs, websites, and, you guessed it, Scandal.

I remember walking through Michael’s looking for craft supplies for my two-year-old who was throwing a bit (read, a lot) of a temper tantrum and I told myself, “Just wear the white hat. Do the right thing.” That got me thinking about what other little nuggets of wisdom I could find in my favorite show.

So I binge-watched the series (for research, obviously), and came up with these pointers:

1. Always wear the white hat

Dinner is wrecked, your baby is screaming, the laundry isn’t folded … the list goes on. You may want to burn the white hat, but don’t do it. The only thing that can keep you sane is the thought that you can and will rise above. Do the right thing: wear the white hat. Because if you take it off, let’s be real, who knows what monsters may arise.

2. Gladiate

Fierceness is a quality that comes along with parenting territory — it’s your right as a protector and parent to that little human you made. Don’t apologize for being your child’s gladiator. It’s a title not easily won, but it’s one that you deserve.

3. Utilize your resources

Pope and Associates have a lot of resources at their fingertips, but sometimes they have to take the back way in. Now, I’m not saying you should threaten and blackmail to get your kid in that private school you’re eying, but take stock of your natural talents, and see how they can get you where you want to be.

4. Know the power of wine and popcorn

This one’s pretty self-explanatory. We all need those moments of bliss when the kids are in bed and we forget about the to-do list. Uncork that bottle, pop that popcorn (extra butter, thank you), and for the love of Olivia Pope — relax.

olivia pope wine

5. Stand in the sun

Where is Jake Ballard when you need him? At the end of the day, you have to live in the truth as it presently is and face it head on. Otherwise, things stay broken, and you never end up moving forward. In my mind, this mentality is paramount when raising children, because only when you acknowledge the truth of the present can you amend your plan for the future.

6. Make jam

With that being said, you also have to have an element of “making jam,” that is to say, a dream or fantasy that you look forward to but isn’t quite reachable yet. Take that vision, hold on to it, and make it your happy place when you’re certain that invasion of the body snatchers has happened and your child has taken momentary reprieve from normal human behavior.

7. Handle it  

Part of parenting is being 10 steps ahead in terms of thinking of a solution. This goes hand in hand with multi-tasking and looking at every side of a situation, all things that Olivia Pope excels at. Next time your spouse asks if you’ve done the grocery shopping and/or paid the bills, just tell them, “It’s handled.” They’ll respect you for the force of nature you are and feel discouraged from asking any further questions — a mother’s dream.

While I’m not quite at Pope & Associates’s level yet, remembering these things in the heat of battle (also known as when you’re trying to cook breakfast with a baby on your hip and she burns her arm on the toaster) has restored a minor sense of sanity in this crazy thing they call parenting.

What moms really wants for Mother’s Day —

What moms really wants for Mother’s Day

moms-mothers-day

Obviously we adore those macaroni necklace. And, who wouldn’t need another mug?
Cheerios and syrup for breakfast? In bed? Bring it on!

Moms really cherish everything those sticky hands make for Mother’s Day.

In any case let’s be realistic here. Here’s what we truly need for Mother’s Day?

We need to make tracks in the opposite direction from you. Every one of you.

“I simple. 60 minutes alone will do the trick. Simply an hour to rest in. That is the thing that I need,”

This isn’t a motion for a white tea pedicure or ocean -clean facial. Not a ladies’ night out with margaritas. Not even a shopping spree.

Just. Some. Peace and Quiet.

It’s a sweet thought, this Mother’s Day thing. Why not set aside one day to praise the person who conceived and watch over us?

It’s simply the execution that is all screwed up. Take, the Mother’s Day breakfast myth.

Gracious, I’ve done these. In the early years, I wound up outside, strolling and bouncing my daughter here and there down the walkway outside the fancy cafe. He erled on my nice shirt and sucked on my macaroni necklace while whatever remains of the family stayed at the table, appreciating their meals.

“The thing I despise most for Mother’s Day is going out to eat, Mother’s Day is straight up there with Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve — days I dodge going out if I can help it, on those particular days most dine-in places are busy and the wait time is ridiculous”

What about a surprise night out at a restruant in the middle of the week without the kids? Spare me from only one night of supper/dishes/and bath time.

On that night, you imagine I’m out for a top secret meeting and you deal with things at home.

Only thing is there is no meeting. Table for one, please.

BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK ROLLS —

BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK ROLLS

Steak rools pic2

Tender steak rolls filled with zesty vegetables and drizzled with a glaze that is simply out of this world delicious.

Ingredient:

8  thin slices sirloin or flank steak (length and width according to personal preference)

     Extra virgin olive oil

     Salt and freshly ground black pepper

     Fresh rosemary, chopped

1   red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

1    green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips

1   medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips

1   medium yellow onion, halved and then thinly sliced

1   A few white button or cremini mushrooms, cut into thin strips

Steak rools pic3

For the Rosemary Balsamic Glaze:

            1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

            1 large clove garlic, minced

            14 cup dark balsamic vinegar

            2 tablespoons dry red wine

            2 teaspoons brown sugar

            2 sprigs fresh rosemary

            14 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth

Steak rools sauce 1

Steak rools pic5

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rub each side of the steak slices with a little extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground black pepper and some chopped fresh rosemary.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the vegetables until crisp-tender, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a few of the vegetable strips vertically on one end of each steak cutlet so that once rolled up the end of the vegetables are sticking out of each end of the steak roll. Roll it up, and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat for each steak roll.
  4. For the rosemary balsamic glaze: Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until fragrant. Add the balsamic vinegar, red wine, brown sugar and the rosemary sprigs and bring to a rapid boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the broth, return to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 15 minutes. Discard the rosemary sprigs.
  5. Prepare the grill and grill on each side for about 2 minutes or according to desired doneness. Do the same if cooking them in a skillet, frying over medium-high heat until done. Serve immediately drizzled with the rosemary balsamic glaze. Baked potatoes make a great accompaniment.
Boy Says Goodbye to Pet Fish in Funeral — April 12, 2015

Boy Says Goodbye to Pet Fish in Funeral

WARNING!!! You may get emotional

We all know that explaining death to a kid can be pretty difficult, yet this feature impeccably sums up the experience.

The story needs almost no presentation, as it basically a toddler saying farewell to his absolute best companion — Top, the fish. From the sweet farewell kiss, to the flush, to the minute he understands his companion is gone forever …  you’d must have a cold heart not to get shaken up over this one.

Pardon us while we go get the tissue box.