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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Giving is much more fun than receiving so I have put together a list of my favorite Holiday gifts for everyone from the cook to the fashionista!…Happy Gifting. THE COOK OLIVE OIL Whether used for dipping or heating top quality olive oil is a must […]

Ease The Stress of Holiday Entertaining

Ease The Stress of Holiday Entertaining

Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do,  but for many it can be very stressful, especially around the holidays. Below are 10 Tips to take the stress and financial burden out of holiday entertaining so you can enjoy the holidays and your guests. […]

Holiday Tablescapes

Holiday Tablescapes

If you’re hosting this Thanksgiving holiday it’s the perfect time to let your creative juices flow.  My favorite part of being the hostess is creating the tablescape and all the little details that make it special. We spend so much time and energy choosing a […]

Validation of Self

Validation of Self

We have all looked to others for validation in our lives at some point in time.  A compliment on a new dress or a “job well done” from your boss or co-worker can change your entire mood for the day.   Often times though, it’s even […]

Spinach Salad w/ Butternut Squash & Feta

Spinach Salad w/ Butternut Squash & Feta

    Spinach Salad w/Butternut Squash & Feta Makes 6-7 servings Ingredients: 5 ½ cups Butternut Squash 5 cups (1 1/2 lbs) cubed butternut squash, cut into 3/4 inch pieces 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup honey glazed pecans 10 oz baby spinach 1 1/4 cups pomegranate arils […]

My Favorite Fitness Gear for Women wtih Curves

My Favorite Fitness Gear for Women wtih Curves

Don’t we all want to look and feel great even while working out?  Finding fitness gear for curvy women that looks cute and performs well isn’t all that easy. Waistbands that stay put or bras that keep the girls supported during high impact cardio are […]

Step off the scale and step into your life!

Step off the scale and step into your life!

One of the worst habits I’ve had to break during my fitness journey has been weighing myself ALL the time. My entire life (especially during the times that I was intensely “dieting”) I would allow the number on the scale to determine my mood for […]

Roasted beet & arugula salad

Roasted beet & arugula salad

This Roasted Golden Beet & Arugula Summer salad will easily transition into Fall, and is equally delicious paired with meat or fish as it is standing on it’s own!   Serves 4: Time:  50 minutes Ingredients: For Salad: 4 medium to large golden beets 2 […]

Happiness is a choice!

Happiness is a choice!

While at a party a few weeks ago someone said to me “I love what you are doing with your blog and social media but are you really happy like that all the time”? I stopped for a second to think about her question and […]

What is Your Fit?

What is Your Fit?

During this weight loss journey, I have encountered people who will say “You look amazing… keep going”.  It is such a back handed compliment because it it implies that they think you are not yet an acceptable size in the eyes of society.  We, as a […]