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DIY Peppermint Scrub & Lotion for Hands & Feet

  Let’s face it – winter is torture on our skin. Luckily, this scrub-and-lotion combo made from the simplest ingredients offers a quick fix. In both concoctions, you can enjoy the softening benefits of a base oil, plus cooling, refreshing peppermint oil to hydrate, increase circulation, and diminish aches and pains. (The scrub relies on the exfoliating power of plain old granulated sugar.) Kick off those winter boots and mittens and indulge. Hint: this duo also makes a wonderful cold weather gift! Peppermint Scrub Ingredients/Supplies 2 cups white granulated sugar 1/3 cup oil (try olive, coconut, or almond) 3-4 drops peppermint essential oil Red food-grade edible food coloring Glass jar (that can hold at least 16 oz.) Instructions: Mix sugar …


Top Apps for Family Travel

Travel has certainly changed since the introduction of iPhones and other SmartPhones. Now, we have access to maps, user reviews, booking tools, and so much more, right at our fingertips! But with all of the apps that are available, how do you know which are worth downloading? Here’s our guide to the best apps to download for family travel, split out by category.   Photo Editing Apps for Travel: Snapseed (free) Snapseed is a Google-owned app that is the most comprehensive of the photo apps here. It’s perfect to use when you have extra time or really want to take a few extra steps to make a picture perfect. There are lots of editing options, including the ability to edit …


Ho! Ho! Ho! Where to See Santa this Year

Whether you are in Reno, Tahoe, or Carson City, we have the ultimate list of where you can take your kids to see Santa Claus. Reno-Sparks Area Photos with Santa (November 22nd – December 24th, The Summit Mall, 13925 S Virginia St, Reno) Capture the magic of the season with a professional photo with Santa. Visit Santa’s Workshop near the Christmas Tree at Center Plaza. Check their website for times. Breakfast With Santa at Skipolini’s (December 8th from 8 – 10 AM, The Summit Mall – 13999 S. Virginia St., Reno) To purchase tickets and for more information, call (775) 852-2200. Santa at Legends Scheels (every Saturday and Sunday in December from 11 AM – 3PM,1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks) Santa will …


Local Rock Climbing Lessons & Guided Tours to Try this Summer

Ever wanted to try rock climbing? This exciting sport offers the perfect opportunity to connect with your kids, family and friends in the summertime. The beautiful settings of the local climbing sites provide a picturesque venue to learn the ins and outs of this exciting sport. Check out these local rock climbing tours and lessons, and get ready for an exciting adventure! Tours & Lessons 1. NASTC in Truckee  (530) 582-4772, email: [email protected]) – NASTC offers rock climbing lessons for the beginner/novice climber as well as intermediate and advanced climbers. NASTC has been guiding Tahoe – Truckee area for almost 20 years. Donner Summit has some of the best climbing granite in the world with a variety of pitches. It’s …


Pandora Workout Stations… Yes Please!

Are you one of the many who could use some musical assistance when getting your fitness on? Well, look no further than your very own Pandora station. Pandora is a wonderful internet radio site that can be accessed though your computer, or even better, your smart phone. Users can build custom stations based on a specific artist or music genre. The site even offers a variety of awesome workout stations that can be customized to the music style of your choice. Additionally, Pandora is free to use and frees you from having to download and make your own playlist. Below are some of our favorites for you to try out! What are some of your favorite artists to listen to …