Posts Written ByJennifer Gerlock

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Tips, Tricks and Easter Eggs!

  To say that I’m a Harry Potter fan is an understatement. I’ve read all of the books (multiple times), own all of the movies, and have dug into online fan fiction more times than I care to admit as an adult. I wouldn’t say I’m the ultimate fan; however, I’m definitively in the uber fan category. I can wax poetic with the best of them about themes and subtext. (For the record, I always knew Snape was a hero.) Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando® has been on my bucket list for quite some time, so when the…

Beauty Tips: Beat The Heat And Stay Beautiful This Summer!

  It’s summer and you know what that means: beaches, pool parties and vacations! And while that’s all well and good, it also means you’ll need a radically different approach to your beauty routine. (Because layers of heavy makeup melting off your face is never a good thing.) We’ve gathered together some tips to keep you gorgeous from now all the way to Labor Day. Here’s how to start… Summer Beauty Tips Skin: Let’s start with the basics here. The first and most important summer beauty rule is simple: drink plenty of water! Drinking water will be way more beneficial to you than any makeup product I…

Why You Should Give Snapchat A Try

  I’m not supposed to like Snapchat. I’m absolutely the wrong demographic. Snapchat’s supposed to be something that only Millennials “get.” I’m GenX. (I remember a time when the internet wasn’t invented, for crying out loud.) And yet here I am. Obsessed. I’m all in, with three — yes, THREE — different accounts: personal, blog and one for my job. I’ve become quite addicted. And I’m here to tell you why you should finally give Snapchat a try. Stick with me… Breaking it down for the newbies Snapchat is an app you download on your smart phone. It allows you to take pictures and…

My simply perfect, non-extravagant Mother's Day

  364 days a year I enjoy (and am quite good at) being a mom. I cook. I tidy up. I launder soccer uniforms. I pack healthy lunches, research school projects, remind people to brush their teeth, schedule doctor’s appointments and watch mind-numbing superhero action movies. But there is one day, one particular day, that I refuse to do these things. And that day is Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day I just want for me. And by that I mean, alone and in my pajamas. Look, I love my kids. I mean, I really, REALLY love my kids. I spent like…

  I can tell you the exact day I received and activated my first Fitbit® — Sunday, December 25, 2011 — because it basically changed my life. Up until that point I had no clue what my level of activity was throughout the day. I assumed I was Wonder Woman. I was so incredibly wrong. Fitbit taught me that. Fitbit also taught me that I probably should’ve taken up a career that didn’t involve spending 10 to 12 hours a day sitting in front of a computer. Because sitting in front of a computer brings no Fitbit wearer joy. Only despair. I’ve had…