July 11, 2017

Stop Doing These 3 Things Today for Clearer Skin

Adult acne stinks.  “I’ll have clearer skin when I get older,” I thought as a teen.  And to a major extent, I do.  However, I struggled with significant acne well into my 20s.  It wasn’t until I stopped doing a few things (And got serious about a skincare regimen) that my skin cleared up.

Today, I’m sharing 3 things I stopped doing that led to clearer skin.

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June 27, 2017

3 Packing Tips for Easier Air Travel

ShowMe Suburban | 3 Packing Tips for Easier Air Travel

While travel itself is fun, packing and unpacking aren’t!  Liquids restrictions on flights, obscene checked baggage fees, and the exhausting post-trip to-do list can make travel stressful.

Today, I’m sharing 3 quick tips for easier air travel.  Oh… plus a bonus tip!  You’ll learn:

  • Where to scrimp on regulated liquids in your carry-on baggage,
  • How to avoid checking a bag when flying,
  • An easy way to relieve travel fatigue, and
  • How to check one big task off of your post-trip to-do list.

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June 20, 2017

Crafts & Cocktails Night: A Start-to-Finish Guide

ShowMe Suburban | Crafts & Cocktails Night: A Start-to-Finish Guide

You and your friends love having movie nights or grabbing drinks.  But sometimes those activities get a little… old.

Why not liven things up a bit with a crafts & cocktails night?

You’ll get to hang out with your pals while making something cute and enjoying a cold drink.  Best of all, you won’t have to sit through “Coyote Ugly” (again).

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Tieks: Your New Favorite Flats

ShowMe Suburban | Tieks: Your New Favorite Flats

I received no compensation in exchange for this post.  This post does not contain affiliate links.  I chose to write about Tieks because I love them and I want to share them with you!

Flats.

They’re kind of the broccoli of the shoe world.  Functional, good for your health, and less exciting than the other options on the table.

But a cute pair of flats can completely make an outfit.  And a high-quality pair will be your wardrobe hero, time and again.

Where can I find these stylish, well-made flats, you ask?

Enter Tieks by Gavrieli.

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June 6, 2017

Severe Weather Readiness: The Step-by-Step Guide

ShowMe Suburban | Severe Weather Readiness: A Step-by-Step Guide

A flood hits.  You grab your go bag, pile into the car, and head for higher ground.

You unzip your bag to find… a box of 5-year-old granola bars, your (expired) passport, and some congealed Neosporin?

This simply won’t do!

Severe weather preparedness is something that most people don’t take seriously enough.

But isn’t there a happy medium between being totally ill-equipped, and stockpiling supplies while wearing your latest foil hat?

Yes!

The truth is, you can effectively prepare for severe weather without spending tons of money or feeling like a doomsday prepper.

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May 30, 2017

Eating Well: Impostor Fried Rice

ShowMe Suburban | Impostor Fried Rice

Fried rice.

It’s a staple on Chinese restaurant menus the world over, and for good reason.

There’s just something about that combination of salty soy sauce, starchy rice, and sweet vegetables that is undeniably delicious.

However, typical fried rice is also full of simple carbs and greasy oil… both of which will help you pack on pounds!

I’ve come up with a quick, easy, and healthy alternative that provides the taste and feel of fried rice – without the extra fat and carbs.

Let’s check it out!

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May 25, 2017

Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Housewarming Party

ShowMe Suburban | Tips and tricks for a perfect housewarming party

Housewarming parties allow you to share the joy of a new home with friends and family, as well as meet new neighbors.  However, a big party right after moving to a new home can quickly turn you into a ball of stress.  By following a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll pull off the perfect housewarming party.  And, you’ll hang on to your sanity in the process.  Oh, and before I forget – I have a free printable for you, too!

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May 23, 2017

Utility Shutoffs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Safe

ShowMe Suburban | Utility Shutoffs: What you need to know

Your electricity just went out.

Your toilet is overflowing.

You smell natural gas in your home.

Would you know what to do?

If your first response is, “Oh, that’s my husband’s/boyfriend’s/random stranger’s job…” uh-uh.

No, lovely, it’s your job.  If you’re ever home by yourself for any length of time, you need to know how to react when your utilities go awry.

And even when you’re not home by yourself, strong women still know how to get stuff done.

In the interest of helping you to be a strong woman and take great care of your home, I’m going to give you the rundown on finding and using your utility shutoffs.

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May 18, 2017

Dessert Swap – Blueberries and Zabaglione

ShowMe Suburban | Blueberries & Zabaglione Swap

If you’ve never had zabaglione, let me describe it for you.  It’s a cool, sweet, silky custard, usually spiked with a little moscato.  It’s at its best in a champagne glass, under a layer of sumptuous fresh berries.  With blueberries especially, zabaglione is basically irresistible.

And it does your waistline zero favors.

I’ve made peace with my weakness for blueberries and zabaglione.  A simple swap was all it took to get a similar epicurean experience (Ok, a vaguely similar experience at least), with way fewer calories.

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May 16, 2017

Get your bills organized (Finally!)

ShowMe Suburban | Get your bills organized (finally!) Plus a FREE printable!

Do you forget to pay your bills?  Are you struggling to keep track of which bills are due when?  Have no idea what your monthly expenses are and how you should be budgeting for them?  You’ve officially been thrown a lifeline!

Tracking and paying bills doesn’t have to be a crazy, stressful experience.  I’m going to show you a common-sense method for getting your bills paid on-time, and in the correct amounts.  Plus, a free printable!

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