Written Conversation :: Dr. Stacy Sims, Osmo Nutrition

Written Conversation :: Dr. Stacy Sims, Osmo Nutrition

Written Conversation with Dr. Stacy Sims of Osmo Nutrition :: Osmo was formulated by Dr. Stacy Sims -- by a woman, for women -- and below she explains why it works so well. While the explanation is very science driven, after all, she is a doctor, the answers are also factual and I'm thankful to Dr. Sims for taking the time to break down the science of how women are not small men. Read on for the interview:

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Girls Guide to NFL Pre-Season

Girls Guide to NFL Pre-Season

This week marks the start of NFL Pre-Season, when all NFL players return from their summer off and get back to practicing for the 2014-15 season. Wondering why it matters and what it means? You’ve come to the right place. Read on.

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My New Favorite :: the Bralette

My New Favorite :: the Bralette

I like dressing up, but I love being comfortable.  And at the end of the day (or whenever I know I'll spend most of the day at my desk) I don't want to pull, tug or stretch anything in order to find that comfort. Enter the bralette.  TMI? Maybe, but if you have never worn one, you really should give it try. Read on.

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Weekend Recap :: Family Beach Vacation

Weekend Recap :: Family Beach Vacation

Last week, my extended family went to the beach. We made salsa, read, spent time on the beach and ate a boatload of ice cream. This is the second year that we've gone and have committed to making it an annual getaway. Although we talked about changing the location, maybe North Carolina, maybe Delaware, the beach will be the ultimate destination. More often than not, I gain a greater perspective on life when I attend events, travel and spend time with different people and I can say the same for this vacation.  My three take-a-ways:

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Leftover Vino Becomes Dessert

Leftover Vino Becomes Dessert

Pouring wine into a glass and drinking it is not new nor is it creative :: After a dinner party last week I had a few leftover bottles of red wine. Typically I save them and drink them later, but in an effort to save counter space I was determined to find a way to use them in a new and creative way. With the temperatures soaring and the humidity high, I decided to make a granita, or an Italian ice dessert, using the red wine

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What I'm Reading :: July 16

What I'm Reading :: July 16

Time spent at the beach or by the pool, means I have a book or magazine in my hands, but when I'm reading at home or on a plane, it's usually on my iPad.  As a person who always enjoyed the feel of a book or magazine in my hands, I was surprised at how easy I transitioned into reading on an electronic device.  Even more so when I travel -- it's a lot easier to download books and read magazines from Next Issue than it is to carry a bag full of reading materials. Here are a few articles that I found interesting this week:

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Sara's Salsa

Sara's Salsa

My favorite element of being at the beach is the time spent with family. Yesterday was we went to the beach, hung by the pool and laughed together over meals, which we all ate together.  It's nice to come together around the table to refuel, laugh and just talk. Last night, my cousin Sara whipped up homemade salsa and it was delicious.  It was super easy to make and everyone, even the kids, enjoyed it as an appetizer with blue corn chips as well as on top of the tacos. Read on for the recipe.

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Beach Trip :: What's in My Bag

Beach Trip :: What's in My Bag

This week, our family is at the beach for a vacation, but not just our immediate family -- our extended family, which includes mom, sister, niece, nephew, aunts, uncle and cousins.  We re-initiated the tradition last year after a two-decade hiatus (Below is the photo from our trip 20 years ago). We arrived yesterday and used the day to unpack and settle in, so today we're ready to hit the beach today, full of eagerness and excitement!

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Crumby

Crumby

About a month ago, my favorite coffee shop, Lamill, housed inside the Four Seasons in Baltimore closed its doors. I was so disappointed in the news, that Doug made the comment "Wow. I knew you'd be upset, but you're really taking this harder than I thought."  A little dramatic, perhaps, but nonetheless, it was the place where everyone knew my name, my order and that I really enjoyed their baked goods and coffee. Now, another one of my favorites has shuttered its doors for good. Read on.

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The Gluten-Free Paradox

The Gluten-Free Paradox

Do you know anyone who is "gluten-free" and what exactly does this mean? Many people today are eliminating wheat from their diet, either for health reasons or because they have an allergy.  But, doctors and health care professionals say there is a growing paradox in the gluten free movement.  Read on to learn more. 

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