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On Friday afternoon I got a pretty exciting opportunity… to chat with Heidi Klum. Yeah, that Heidi Klum. (The above pic is me on a conference call with her. Heh.) The supermodel has teamed up with AOL to launch HeidiKlum.aol.com, a new lifestyle site offering a wide range of coverage targeted at women –  news, opinions about fashion, beauty, parenting, fitness, nutrition, relationships, lifestyle trends, entertaining, etc. She won’t be doing it alone, however.  She is bringing in her real life team of experts. Said Heidi, “People can hear it from the horses mouths and from the people who have…

I’m about to reveal one of the most uncomfortable facts about myself… I used to be a pageant girl. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait. In any event, what does that have to do with “the hair cut that changed my life?” Nothing and everything. I wasn’t the brainiest girl in high school.  Senior year I think I ended up with a C+ average.  Upon bringing that report card home I was informed by my parents that I would have to pay for my own college until such time that I was a solid B student. So, not having any money…

I spent my lunch hour today getting my hair dyed red, blonde and pink. Yes, PINK. The pink thing has been a joke for the past three years of my life. I’ve been threatening to do it forever. Why in the world would a 39 year old woman like myself dye her hair pink? Because, quite simply, she should have done it years ago. She should have embraced her inner child, not denied her personality and gone out on a limb to do something that made her smile. She shouldn’t have listened to that voice inside that made her doubt…

Wanting a more natural feel to your beauty routine? Of course you do!  The good news is that you can create natural spa treatments right at home with the ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! (Making your own skin care products is also an easy way to go green!) Whipping up a simple face wash requires only three ingredients: almonds, milk or cream and lemon juice. Begin by grinding one eighth of a cup of almonds (a regular coffee grinder will do) add in two tablespoons of milk/cream. For the finishing touch, add a tablespoon of lemon juice.…

These might seem silly but I’ve been meaning to start a Whrrl series on things I can’t live without. Why? Because whenever I talk to my friends, be they moms or non-moms, I love when they open up and share their personal secrets.  Don’t you just get the biggest rush from finding out a fabulous new lipstick or book or television program? I know I do.  So here is my first go at sharing things that I am currently loving! Powered by Whrrl LINKAGE ROUNDUP: SEED – Restful Lavender Sage Lotion My Tagalongs – Fun, fun products.  It is hard to link…