Video & Recipe :: Crock Pot Cooking

Video & Recipe :: Crock Pot Cooking

When I hear the word "Crockpot," I think of my mother and my grandmother. What was once a staple in my busy mom's kitchen is making a resurgence in the kitchens of new mom's and busy women who want to eat healthy, easily prepared foods.  Read on to see the video from yesterday's TV segment and to find the tailgating recipe:

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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

I've heard that "photos are worth a thousand words," but oftentimes a few simple words resonate through my soul and weigh heavy on the heart. Here are some words of wisdom and a few of my favorite quotes. Read on:

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Friday Finds :: Under $50

Friday Finds :: Under $50

I'm usually not "woo hoo, it's Friday" but this week has been particularly long, exhausting and hard with not a lot of sleep and more coffee than usual, which is saying a lot!  So, today, I'm very happy it's Friday, I'm very much looking forward to sleeping in and thrilled that each of the finds below are under $50. 

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Are Yoga Pants the new Denim?

Are Yoga Pants the new Denim?

The sale of yoga pants are on the rise and analysts estimate the athletic apparel industry dubbed “athleisure” by the retail industry, will increase by 50% and hit $100 billion by 2020.  That’s massive growth in athletic wear in a country where the CDC considers more than 1/3 of adults obese.  Does this mean the infamous black pant are taking over the space once owned by denim?

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Kids :: Setting Goals for the School Year

Kids :: Setting Goals for the School Year

Being an athlete I learned at a very young age that you set goals and revisit them from time to time.  If you meet all of them, or just one of them, you adjust what you had written down and set new ones.  This past weekend I decided that it would be good for the kids to make some goals of their own.  Last year was an interesting year and I honestly felt that we flew by the seat of our pants, at times barely getting things accomplished in terms of schoolwork.  Read on for our adventures in goal setting:

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Wearable Technology

Wearable Technology

Yesterday I went on-camera with Fox and talked about my recent trip to New York City for Fashion Week.  Unfortunately, we ran out of time and weren’t able to touch on the last, but very important topic, wearable tech.  Just as it sounds, the up and coming industry is technology that you wear on your body.  This trend includes everything from Google glasses to Apple watch to Lady Gaga’s costume when she performs onstage and the category is growing.  

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On Camera :: Recap of NYFW

On Camera :: Recap of NYFW

Earlier today, I was on Fox45 to talk about Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week.  The TV segments always go by quickly and today was no different.  There were four key elements from Fashion Week that I wanted to touch on, but we ended up cutting the fourth, which was wearable tech.  In tomorrow's post, I'll recap the last bit from our show today. Read on to see the video:

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Outside the Show :: NYFW

Outside the Show :: NYFW

New York Fashion Week is buzzing with stylish women (and men) and buyers from all over the world.  You can go online to sites such as Style.com and see snapshots from each show, but often it’s the show out in front of Lincoln Center that is the most extravagant.

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Conversation :: Sadie Lincoln, Founder of barre3

Conversation :: Sadie Lincoln, Founder of barre3

A couple weeks ago, I sat down at my desk and dialed the number in front of me.  On the other end of the line, Sadie Lincoln, founder and creator of barre3, answered my call and we spent the next 45 minutes talking all about her creation, the future of the program and barre3 as a fitness program that works for everyone.  Read on for the second part of our barre3 conversation.

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Written Conversation :: Regan Nelson, Instructor barre3

Written Conversation :: Regan Nelson, Instructor barre3

This is the first interview in a three part barre3 series, during which we talk to three women involved with the fitness brand: an instructor, the founder and a studio owner, to hear their unique perspective on the evolution of the brand and it's outstanding growth over the last 6 years.   Regan, who is both an in-studio and on-line instructor, shares with Genuine Joy how she started with the brand, what she sees for the future of online classes and why this is a fitness program that EVERYONE can enjoy!

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