Food & Drink

Food & Drink
Food & Drink

SHOP MY FAVES

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Best Online Reads


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. The six vaccines you should get as an adult via Huffington Post.

2. How to forgive when you don't get an "I'm sorry" via Darling.

3. Five crucial stages that make or break a relationship via My Domaine.

Three Ways To Live A Healthier Lifestyle


It was during my forties that I turned my focus to living a healthier lifestyle. My 20s and 30s were pretty carefree as far as my health goes. I was young and reckless and didn't think too much about taking the best care of myself. But now that I am in my fifties, I can't be as careless about my health. I have to prioritize exercising, eating right, and self-care. Here are the 3 ways I focus on a healthier lifestyle in mid-life.

Weekend Dispatch


Last week was officially my first full week back to the grind. While it wasn't completely grueling, it wasn't all that easy either. In addition to the girls being back in school (hello, 6 am wake up calls), I was back to work and back to the gym. I spent most of the week literally dragging because I was so tired from daily life and sore from my workouts. I took it easy over the weekend by skipping the gym, catching up on podcasts, and preparing for the week ahead (which makes a huge difference).

Here's how I'll be spending this weekend.

3 Healthy and Delicious Smoothie Bowl Recipes To Kickstart 2019


New year. New you. Amiright? That's all great and good, but how exactly do you get there? Taking the first step is overwhelming. Eating right, exercising regularly, practicing mindfulness. It's all so daunting.

I'll be the first to admit that from Halloween until New Year's Eve, it's a slippery slope. Lots of food and lots of booze makes for a not so favorable situation come January 1st. In addition to my regular exercise routine, I like to add in a few detox recipes that nourish my liver to rid me of toxins and help jumpstart my digestive system to help me reach my health goals.

A friendly recently shared her love of Reveri frozen treats with me, and at first, I was skeptical. It's been hard to find a non-dairy ice cream that I've loved whether I'm eating it alone or adding it to my favorite smoothies. She let me try it alone and she made a smoothie with it. One taste, and I was hooked.

6 Cute Sweaters Under $50


Winter has finally shown up to the party. And while I'm not happy about the frigid temperatures, I am happy about these cute sweaters. Some can be layered over tees and tanks, and others are worn alone. They are stylish, cozy, and will keep you toasty all winter long.

Best Online Reads


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. Twenty-two rules that will change your life for the better via Curious Mind Magazine.

2. Why it's necessary and good for you to grieve the loss of a pet via The Animal Rescue Site.

3. Ways to actually keep your resolutions via PureWow.

Playing Favorites

Playing Favorites is a monthly series where I share my latest obsessions, favorite finds, and any kind of entertainment (books, movies, TV, podcasts, and magazines) that I am loving. Here's what I am loving this month.

Weekend Dispatch


I'm settling into my first full week back at work, and it actually feels good. I took the holiday break slow and easy, just the way it should be. I didn't over commit or over exert and that meant coming back was something I actually looked forward to. I spent some time over the break de-cluttering and re-organizing (prior to Marie Kondo's series coming out on Netflix. Are you watching it?) I caught up on piles of old Sunday New York Times and got sucked into watching a fave from the '90s on Prime Video: Dawson's Creek (oh, teenage angst and love, how I don't miss you).

But now it's back to biz, and here are some of the ways I've been spending my time.

My 2019 Reading Challenge and a Few of the Books I Plan To Read


I've always been an avid reader, but somewhere along the line, I veered off the reading path (kids, life, Netflix get in the way and leave little time for reading!). But over the summer I found my way back to reading consistently. For me, books are a great escape. They transport you to another world and give you a glimpse into a fictional life. Plus, they are a gateway to knowledge. So, the more you read, the more you know.

Tips For Making Your House Your Home

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You might own your home, but do you feel like you actually live in it, or does it seem like a burden to you at times? It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of buying your own home, falling in love with what it looks like, but later realize it’s not truly the one for you. The more time you spend in it, the more you grow to dislike it. Living in a house that you don’t consider a home can be a bit of a lonely and frustrating feeling. You might feel like you’re not happy when you come home from the a long day. You like to pick out all of the faults with it, and that’s such a negative environment to be in. Here are a few ways you can truly make a house your home, and the benefits you’re going to have from doing so.