Wow! Can you believe it's already May? From the Kentucky Derby to Memorial Day, I'm excited because the month is packed with parties! The warmer weather also means picnics, barbecues, and lounging by the pool. Here are five items you'll need to make May memorable.
Let's all give a special high five to reader aimeeb! She was the top talker here on Yum for the month of May. Aimeeb isn't afraid to express her likes — animal crackers and Thai steak salad — and dislikes — coffee and clams. This isn't the first time she has been our top talker, she left the most comments last November as well. Thanks for being such a fabulous participant Aimeeb! Since she already has a YumSugar T-shirt, we're giving her a YumSugar apron.
Want your own YumSugar swag? Then come out of hiding and start leaving comments! The person who leaves the most comments during May will also be rewarded a YumSugar apron, so start talking! You must be a TeamSugar member to comment, so if you're not a member, please register here for an account.
If you're feeling a bit shy you can always order your own. I've put some of my favorites — like the apron and bib — below, but there are lots more to choose from.
April flowers bring small changes! That's right: May is Small Changes Month! All throughout the month, I'll be bringing you products, tips, and projects to help you make a difference in your home with minimal effort and cost. Minimal effort and cost, you say? What a lovely combination of words!? Expect to be reading about small ways you can incorporate color into your digs, how a little rearranging of your furniture can make a vast transformation, about accessories and furnishings that'll give your pad an entirely new look or function, or lighting solutions that will take a room from stage-ready to seduction-ready! Expect to be seeing a lot of Before and Afters, and prepare to submit your own as well. I'm not going to give any of my industry secrets away just yet, so you'll have to stay tuned if you want to make small changes in your home!
May is the unofficial start to my favorite time of year — Summer! To help you savor the magnificent month of May, I've rounded up a few things I'm currently obsessed with. Trust me, these items will make your life more enjoyable. To check out my must haves for May, click the "Start" button.
Wow, I can't believe it's been a month since we launched BellaSugar! It seems like May totally flew by, but it was really a great month — don't you agree? Let's take a look back at some of our favorite stories with the inaugural edition of The Best of Bella, where I'll round up the most popular and/or entertaining posts of the past month. Now for the May Recap!
- Love shoes? Why not try on a Christian Louboutin manicure?
- While FabSugar celebrated the fashion of "The OC," we learned how to get Mischa's hair and Rachel Bilson's makeup.
- In honor of Wedding Season on the Sugar Network, I gave you some tips for post-bachelorette party beauty.
- Readers went crazy for Revlon's new Lash Jewels eye makeup.
- CocoChic and Atoxicsparkle shared their makeup routines with us. Will you?
- And finally, now might be a good time to take the first BellaSugar quiz: Are you high maintenance?
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, which means it's time to check out how well (or unwell) you breathe.
During May, adults and children across the United States will be able to get checked for asthma during the 11th annual Nationwide Asthma Screening Program, sponsored by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. During a screening, adults complete a 20-question test developed by the ACAAI for the program, while children under age 15 fill out a test designed for them (there's also another version that parents fill out for children up to 8 years old). The screening includes a lung function test that involves blowing into a tube and a meeting with an allergist to discuss whether a person requires a more thorough examination in order to determine if they have asthma. To find a participating allergist near you, please visit the acaii.org.