Category Archives: Lifestyle

New Year, New You: Travel

Cruise ship and the beach

It is a new year so a fresh full bank of vacation days awaits! Where will you go this year? Of course there are those days that must be reserved for doctor’s appointments or parent-teacher conferences but the rest are for fun. It is a good time to refresh those travel bags, tossing makeup and […]

New Year, New You: Diet

Woman eating healthy food

The number one resolution in the United States every year is to lose weight.  It happens over and over, people resolve to get to the gym, to eat better, to take the dog on more walks – all in an effort to lose weight. Whether it is an intentional resolution or not, it’s never a […]

What Do You Carry Your Lunch In?

Woman eating salad from blue Tupperware

How do you transport your food to work, whether that be breakfast, lunch, snacks, or all of the above? Are you the type to take a traditional brown paper sack or have you upgraded? The advantages of the brown paper sack are that the material is recyclable and they are super inexpensive to buy.  The […]

Five Winter Salad Recipes

Spinach salad in wooden bowl

We normally consider salads a spring and summer dish.  In the fall and winter, we usually feel more like having a hearty soup or a rich stew.  But here are some delicious winter salads to ward off the chill.  One of the tricks is to make sure it includes at least one warm to hot […]

Five Tips to Sticking with Your Diet During the Holidays

Woman with holiday cookies

Even the most iron-willed dieters will tell you that the holidays can be difficult.  There are always so many favorite meals being served, and there are treats everywhere you look it seems.  But as long as you maintain a realistic balance, you should be able to stick with the diet and still enjoy the holiday […]

Do You Have a Standard Travel Bag Or Do You Pack One Each Time?

Travel bag for beauty

With the holidays just around the corner, travel plans will be a big part of everyone’s November and December plans.  I’ve been working on my own packing lists (as well as those for a few trips planned in the spring), and I realized that I could probably create a standard toiletry kit and 3-1-1 bag […]

Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Holiday Foods

Friends enjoying assorted food on long table

Starting in early October, I begin having visions of Thanksgiving favorites.  Growing up in the south, that means cornbread dressing, squash casserole, twice baked potatoes, and of course, sweet potato casserole.  Sure, a few slices of white turkey breast are relatively low in fat and calories, but who eats just plain turkey?  So I have […]

Three Delicious Fall Soup Recipes

Pumpkin soup in a bowl

I will never understand why so many farmers markets close at the end of the summer, when fall produce goodies are so tasty and delicious! One of the biggest fall soups that people seem to love contains pumpkin and/or squash. A Roasted Pumpkin Soup can be made with pumpkin or squash.  The key is roasting the […]

How to Pick a Cruise Vacation

Cruise ship in the sea

If you’ve never been on a cruise, I highly recommend it.  They are a wonderful method of travel and you might realize why it’s so popular!  I have been on three and am already planning my next one.  But when you take into account that there are two dozen major cruise lines with more than […]