Tag Archives: lifestyle

Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Junk Food

Healthy sandwiches n two plates

What if you could enjoy your favorite junk foods and keep your figure? If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not! Here are some healthy alternatives for the most popular junk foods, so you can surge forth confidently for a more health-conscious year! Mexican Food Lots of fried chips, the giant deep-fried beef […]

19 Amazing Wedding Gift Ideas

Wedding couple with silver gifts

Remember the first date, the first kiss, the first time she moved in? We’re not talking about you! If your best friend, sibling, cousin, or co-worker has gone for the wedding plunge and wants to say “I do” in front of a hundred guests decked in gold and pink (hey, to each person their own), […]

Some Recipes Are Just Way Too Easy

Pizza on French bread

Sometimes we just need something quick and easy, with ingredients that are easy to keep around the housel  Here are my favorite ‘way too easy’ recipes! 3 2 1 Microwave Cake – Whether you live in a dorm or spend your life in a cubicle, these amazingly easy cake recipe is impossible not to keep […]

My Reading and Watching List Right Now

I know summer break is just about over, but what is on your reading and watching list right now?  I have a few things floating around on the to-do list, and hopefully I will find the time for most of them! Lion – This movie came highly recommended by my best friend but I haven’t […]

Feeding Picky Eaters At A Dinner Party

Woman offering food to picky eater

Whether the difficulties are by choice (vegetarian or vegan), restriction (gluten or lactose intolerance), or simply that finicky friend who doesn’t like anything, hosting a dinner party doesn’t have to be a mine field when it comes to navigating the menu options.  As long as you know in advance which things to avoid, you can […]

Build a Better Salad

Two female friends making salad in kitchen

Salads sound like the perfect “healthy” meal – a base of colorful vegetables accented with flavor.  But there are landmines everywhere at a salad bar.  I mean, the macaroni salad alone would set you back a day’s worth of fat and calories (and probably sodium too). But don’t worry, you can still get all the […]

How to Take Care of Yourself

Woman enjoying coffee on balcony

It seems that so many women are caretakers by nature, from bosses and coworkers to spouses and children to friends and family.  And while we enjoy taking care of the ones we care about, sometimes we forget to take care of the caretaker – ourselves.  When we take care of ourselves, we are in better […]

Tasty and Healthy Dips

Assorted snack dips on wooden table

I’m a huge fan of dips, whether I’m just at home or at a party. However, it’s not typically the healthiest option when you are in the mood to munch. But there are ways to reduce the fat and calories and boost the nutrients in your snack. Here are a few healthy dip recipes that […]

Five Surprising Diet Downfalls

Woman eating salad in restaurant

Most of us work at minimum to maintain our weight, or possibly lose. And sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, those pounds stay stubbornly in place. We have ditched the sodas, the ice cream, and the potato chips. What could be lurking around wreaking havoc on all your hard work? Here are […]

Are Tattoos The New Black?

Woman with tattoos

Karl Lagerfield once said, “I think tattoos are horrible. It’s like living in a Pucci dress full-time.” While one can’t deny the word of Karl Lagerfield as the be all and end all in fashion, it would seem that in this instance, there may be a few voices of protest. Iman, Heidi Klum, and Cara […]