Category Archives: Lifestyle

Essential Literary Reads for Summer

Woman reading in the grass

If Barnes & Noble’s picks make your eyes roll to Rivendell and back (yes, Tolkien has featured on their list previously), then maybe it’s time to think about literary reads that aren’t so well-beaten on the commercial path. Check out the following titles for a thought-provoking summer read: Something Happened, by Joseph Heller What happened […]

Light Meals That Fill Your Tummy

Healthy broccoli meal in a pan

The most important aspect of having a light but filling meal is to make sure you incorporate plenty of protein and fiber. Those two components will help you fill fuller longer and give you longer-lasting energy. Breakfast Mini frittatas made in a muffin tin are an amazing make-ahead breakfast. The eggs provide the protein and […]

Healthy Choices At Fast Food Restaurants

Hands holding a delicious burger

Sometimes time just dictates the necessity of a quick and easy meal on the go. But let’s take a look at how to eat as healthy as possible when grabbing a meal in a paper sack. For the most part, I am focusing on reducing calories and fat with these suggestions, though sodium can also […]

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Over 50

Father and son outdoors

Celebrating Father’s Day is an annual affair. As June rolls around, it is time to pick the perfect present for the old man. For dads who are over 50, we have a list of ideal gifts. Check out our top 5 picks below: As Bobby Fischer once said, “Chess demands total concentration.” Challenge your old […]

What To Pack for Your Summer Adventrures

Woman hiking in green forest

No matter where your summer travels take you, you’ll need to pack smartly. Cruise One thing to know about packing for a cruise, is that you will typically need more than one outfit per day. Rarely will you wear the same thing to lay by the pool during the daytime and to the sit-down restaurant […]

Shopping Motivations – Free Shipping, Discounts, or Free Gifts

Woman shopping online, holding credit card

On a daily basis, we get bombarded with e-mails from stores that want our money. They always seem to offer all sorts of incentives and hooks to draw you in – new products, discounts, and free gifts. But what actually motivates you to shop and actually go through with the purchase? The most common incentives […]

Four Ways to Make It A Great Road Trip

Friends on roadtrip

While airplane travel gets you there quickly, there is something to be said for road trips, especially with the right companions. My best friend and I do road trips very well together, but then again we have been doing it in one way or another for over twenty-five years. We have learned how to travel […]

Four Delicious Summer Salad Recipes

Salad in Mason Jar

Typically, as the weather gets warmer, we’re all prone to eating lighter meals, especially in the evenings. Not only are summer salads a great way to fill up and not feel heavy, but they are also a great way to make the most of all that fresh produce available this time of year. These recipes […]

Traveling Light, Also Known As No Suitcase

Female traveler surrounded by green fields and mountains

I had a four-day weekend trip planned, and I decided to travel without a suitcase. It was mostly a casual trip so I thought it would be a good venue to test out some of the theories and tricks I’ve been reading in travel blogs. I took a small crossbody purse and my trusty Jansport […]

My New Cookbook, Delicious on a Dime

Woman reading cookbook

My mom just gave me a new cookbook, Delicious on a Dime, and it has gotten me thinking about the average cost of eating at home. Sometimes it seems that it almost is not worth the hassle to cook when you look at that grocery bill every week. I have been working to reduce the […]