how to sneak a quick workout into your routine
in Fabulous Finds, Fitness, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Tips

Sneaking In A Quick Workout Calls for Ingenuity

I did 50 squats, 40 leg lifts, tons of lunges, and jogged in place the other morning. I got in a serious 20 minute workout. By the time I got home, I was really sweating. Okay, so you’re probably going, “Big deal.  So did I”.  What’s the difference? I did mine while I was walking my dogs. For some reason, I started doing side leg…

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summer salads with fresh fruits and vegetables
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3 Favorite Summer Salads

When it’s hot out, about the only thing I want to cook is something on the grill or one of my favorite summer salads.  I want something refreshing and light and so does my family.  Plus, it’s a great time to take advantage of whatever is in season and of course, local.  It’s also delicious to combine fruit in my salads for a healthy spin…

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what goes into hosting a dinner party
in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life

Dinner Party Hosting Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Dana and I love hosting dinner parties, but for me, it wasn’t always that way.  She, on the other hand, is a born party thrower and hostess.  I fretted over absolutely everything, but mostly that people would cancel at the last minute.  After the first few, however, when people actually did show up and seemingly had a good time, I started to relax and even…

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star spangled tito's vodka cocktail
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Star Spangled Tito’s Cocktail

With the Fourth of July here, that means it’s time to pull out the summer cocktail recipes.  One of our top choices using fresh fruit is from our favorite vodka, Tito’s.  We offer you several combinations of berries to muddle for this easy and delicious cocktail.  Use whatever is to you and your guests’ liking.  Just be sure to save some for the garnish! STAR SPANGLED…

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how to survive a family summer vacation
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

5 Tips to Survive a Family Summer Vacation

Traveling can be trying to say the least and especially when you’re doing it with a group of people.  Whether you’re with the kids, other members of your family, or both, it’s rare to have a stress free vacation.  But, there are some simple steps you can take to help ensure your summer vacation is as least stressful as possible and that everyone might just have…

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weekapaug inn in rhode island
in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

A Father’s Day Weekend Getaway to Show Your Love

We’re always looking for great ways to show our appreciation on Father’s Day and this year, I think we surpassed ourselves.  We found a getaway spot that offers tons of outdoor activities or if you so choose, doing nothing but relaxing on the water in Adirondack chairs.  At the Weekapaug Inn in Rhode Island, you’ll find yourself in a rustic, comfortable setting complete with all…

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why being that aunt and uncle at graduation rocks
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5 Reasons Why Being That Aunt & Uncle At Graduation Rocks

My husband and I were so happy to attend our nephew’s graduation in Washington, DC last week.  He earned his Master’s degree from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a specialty in International Economics and Strategy, which makes me so impressed just to put in writing.  He has been such a great kid all of his life, so this is just another…

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why the panasonic lumix dmc-s60 is my go to camera
in Life Tips, That's Life

Why A Panasonic Lumix ZS60 Is My New Go To Camera

Disclosure: I was given this product in return for my review.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. I’ve had a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 for several years now and love it.  Not only is it easy to use and takes amazing pictures, but it has tons of great features like integrated wi-fi connectivity, so I can immediately download my pics to my phone.  This feature means…

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are you taking your travels for granted?
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

How to Know You’re Taking Your Travel for Granted

If you love to travel as much as I do, you’re gone as often as you get the chance.  I wasn’t always this lucky, however, and didn’t get to travel much until my 30’s.  I was recently talking with a friend and she asked where I’ve been off to lately.  I listed my recent trips, California, Hawaii, Florida, sailing in the British Virgin Islands, all…

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how to avoid jet lag
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tried and True Tips to Avoid and Manage Jet Lag

When I lived in London for several years, I actually sort of commuted.  While my husband lived there full time, I would come and go every 10 days to two weeks.  We also did a lot of traveling around the world during this time.  Not only did I rack up the frequent flyer miles and get to know a lot of flight attendants personally on…

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sailing the british virgin isles
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You Know It Was a Great Vacation When…

  There are vacations and then there are VACATIONS!! I certainly hope you’ve experienced the difference in your travels.  My husband and I recently went on a 9-day sailing adventure around the British Virgin Isles with another couple and can’t stop thinking AND talking about it, we had such a fantastic time.  And that’s what spawned the idea for this post. YOU KNOW IT WAS…

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