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Why Artificial Colors Could Be Making Your and Your Kids’ Lives Miserable

My family and I just got home from the local ice cream shop for a family activity on a Saturday night. My boys and I chose flavors like strawberry cheesecake, rainbow sherbet, superman, and birthday cake. Not my daughter. Her choices were extremely limited. She ended up with caramel. Not because caramel is her favorite

How You Can Enrich the Lives of Refugee Children in Greece

There are over 60 million refugees worldwide. Half are children! Those of us who can help should seek to make a difference in these kids’ lives whose circumstances are very traumatic and bleak. My younger sister, Mandi, is a composer and lives in LA. She and a friend, Tiffany Hilliard, went to Greece (paying their own

9 Tried and True Makeup Techniques + My Own Makeup Routine

When I was in jr. high, I made two very-best-friends: Lisa and Natalie. We loved spending time together. We had many similar interests but enough diversity that added a lot of spontaneity and fun. One thing we all had in common was an interest in makeup. Natalie was the only girl in her family. Lisa had

Why Those Who Are Truly Rich Serve and Help Others

Service is something from which the wealthiest people, the poorest people, and everyone in between can benefit. The benefits of giving are typically not dependent on quantity, but instead on attitude and frequency. In order to live a truly rich life, we must be generous with our time and resources, give habitually, and serve others regularly. When

Vaseline Beauty Hacks

Growing up, my mom seemed to use Vaseline—aka Petroleum Jelly for a ton of different things. It wasn’t until after I moved out of the house and I began trying other products, that I realized not only how inexpensive it is, but how powerfully effective Petroleum Jelly really can be! Although there are probably hundreds of different uses

Top 15 Posts in 2015

2015 was my second full year of blogging (my first post was November 2013). It has been an amazing year! I want to highlight a few things that have happened on the blog and the Top 15 posts of 2015. LiveLikeYouAreRich.com has almost 5 million unique visitors, 6 million sessions and 11,300,000 page views in 2015. I

DIY Deluxe Pedicure Gift Box

I’m of European decent. I call myself a ‘European mutt.’ Included in my family tree are ancestors who are German, Swiss, Dutch, Danish, English, Swedish, and Irish. Thus, the desert dry-hot and desert dry-cold weather does nothing but dry out and damage my skin. It seems like no matter what I do, my feet are always

Cricut Explore Air Giveaway

Honestly I love the things that Cricut can do. I just got one and I’m in love. I have a few projects I’m making and they are easier, so much faster, and much less expensive because of the Cricut. There are just so many things to create with a Cricut Explore electronic cutting machine.  You

10 ‘Must-Do’s’ to Have Amazing Family Photographs

I love family photographs! It’s really fun to see family photos of my friends and of course have great ones too. We set out to get ours done, and let me tell you, getting it right can be a big production. But if you are prepared well, I think any family can get amazing family photographs. Here

9 Ways to Have a Successful Family Dinner

Dinner as a family is a huge priority of ours. It is so great to spend that time together, to communicate, bond as a family, and have a fun time. When I heard about the “Take Back the Table Challenge” which is a challenge to eat together more as a family, we were game to

How to Cure Cancer without Chemotherapy or Surgery

About two years ago when I heard the news, that my aunt Kristin had an advanced stage of lung cancer, I was devastated. Everyone who knows her was too. My family immediately started praying for her and offered to help in anyway we could. When she announced that she was going to try some alternative

The Harsh and Unforgiving Observation Point of My Son’s Alaskan Animals

My son has an amazing imagination. Today he was playing with his Alaskan animals that we bought him as a souvenir when we went on our Alaskan cruise. He was making the eagle fly, the orca and seal swim, and the bears, lynx, wolf, and moose run around. I love watching him make toys come

The Sad Plight of Painter Rabbit and Understudy Duckling

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quilted Northern for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m a big fan of dry humor, sarcastic humor, and witty humor (as long as I can understand it). Basically, I like to laugh at clean jokes. When I saw Quilted Northern’s new short TV

An Easy Way to Give and Save Simultaneously

Years ago, during a very cold winter, I went to a church activity and there was a guy there who had no coat. He was very thin, had on a thin shirt, and I could tell he was trying to hide the fact that he was shivering. I knew him pretty well so I felt

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