How to Say NO to Sugar

How to Say NO to Sugar

It's ironic that I'm writing this AFTER the apple cobbler recipe yesterday, but nonetheless. Halloween is quickly approaching -- Thanksgiving and Christmas are not too far behind-- and if you're like me, you enjoy sweets.  Although for the past 10 days, I have said NO to the sweet stuff -- something I didn't think was possible.  But, by keeping these simple tips in mind, I've been able to enjoy the sweetness of fruit and even turned down dessert during our anniversary dinner on Saturday. READ on...

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Recipe :: Crockpot Apple Cobbler

Recipe :: Crockpot Apple Cobbler

A few weeks ago, I did a segment with Fox45 on time-saving crock pot cooking tips where I shared three recipes. The pulled chicken, perfect for tailgating, was the first.  The second, below, is a delicious treat that is practically hands-free.  Now that Fall is here and October is "Apple Month" there's no better time to whip up this tasty treat then this weekend!

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There's no Shame in a 5:30 Dinner

There's no Shame in a 5:30 Dinner

Last Friday, Doug and I decided to have a date-night. We went back and forth on the location -- do we eat closer to his office or closer to home? I headed out for a run that took me past a restaurant in our neighborhood that we had been talking about for months.  That made our decision easy and I hoped online to make the 5:30 reservation. Yes. You read that right and here are more reasons to enjoy the previously laughed at time slot.

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2014 Fall Fashion Trend Guide

2014 Fall Fashion Trend Guide

I know, I know.  Fall has, technically, already begun.  But it's only beginning to feel like autumn here in the Mid-Atlantic.  I, for one, enjoy the season and all it has to offer -- Denim, comfy sweaters, sturdy boots, apple picking and the smell of pumpkin spice candles burning at home.  Here are 8 trends (and colors) for the 2014 fall/winter season...

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I'm not the perfect mom. And that's ok.

I'm not the perfect mom. And that's ok.

Now that school is underway and sports are in full swing, I feel like I run around half of the time in 8,000 different directions.  I always struggle with making sure the kids get homemade or at least semi-homemade meals, get into bed at a decent time and do their 20 minutes of reading a night.   I typically write about something I did with the kids or ideas of things to do with them.  This time it is an open letter to all of the mom’s out there that are doing the best they can! -- By Whitney Flickinger

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Fitness :: 4 Online Workout Options

Fitness :: 4 Online Workout Options

For those who travel often, the hotel gym can get old, whether it's over crowding or limited equipment, sometimes a girl (or boy) needs options! Here are 4 online workouts that you can do anywhere (hotel not required).

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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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