Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fun Finds Vol. 1 | Inspired by Valentine's Day

Welcome to our first edition of FUN FINDS!  In these posts, we will share things we have found around the internet that are interesting, unique and fun.  Volume 1 is inspired by Valentine's Day.  Any of these items would make the perfect gift for a woman in your life (including yourself!)

Fun Finds Vol. 1 | Inspired by Valentine's Day |
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Affordable Red Wine Recommendations and a Simple Italian Salad

I'll admit it.  I love wine.  Red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, any wine.  During the summer, when it's warm, I look forward to a nice cold, crisp glass of Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, and in the winter I really appreciate a rich, velvety red.

Affordable Red Blend Wines to serve at dinner parties and a simple, quick, and easy Italian Pine Nut Salad recipe |

Lately, I have been enjoying Red Blends.  I love how smooth and fruity they tend to be.  I have found three that are not only delicious but affordable as well.  All three of these wines are in the $8-12 price range.

Affordable Red Blend Wines to serve at dinner parties and a simple, quick, and easy Italian Pine Nut Salad recipe |

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What to Pack for a Ski Trip (to look stylish and be comfortable)

While hitting the slopes on vacation is exhilarating and fun, packing for a ski trip can be daunting.  My husband and I love to ski, and we have spent a lot of time on the slopes.  We enjoy travel and like to incorporate skiing adventures into our family vacations.  

This year my family will spend a week in Breckenridge, Colorado, so it has me thinking about what needs to be bought and packed.  I have curated a list of must-haves for every woman to look chic and stylish on the mountain, but be warm and comfortable at the same time.

What to Pack for a Ski Trip and Look Stylish and be Comfortable.

It's the middle of winter and you're on a mountain that is 9,000 feet in altitude.  It can be brutally cold!  I find that wearing layers is the most effective way to stay warm and comfortable when in the harsh elements.

Thinking of ski clothes, the first thing that comes to mind is likely a jacket and snow pants.  But really, what you put underneath those outer layers is almost more important.

Monday, January 1, 2018

5 Ways to Workout from Home (little or no equipment required!)

With the new year come New Year's Resolutions.  Personally, I try to live the lifestyle I desire each and every day of the year rather than make resolutions that I may not keep after a month or so.  Plus, life is too short to wait until the new year!

However, now that the hectic-ness of Thanksgiving and Christmas are over, I need to buckle down and get back into the routine of a regular fitness program.  I used to love going to the gym and attending group fitness classes.

These days, life is busier and I find getting to the gym impossible to schedule.  So I've been working out from home by doing online workout programs, many of which have corresponding apps that can be streamed on a variety of devices.

5 Ways to Workout from Home with little or no equipment #homeworkout #homefitness #dumbbells #fitnessapps

With these 5 workout programs that I have tried and liked, the investment is minimal and you can exercise according to your own schedule, not according to the gym schedule.  These programs are preset, so you know you will get a good workout.  All you need are weights (for some of the workouts) and a mat and you're good to go!