The fall is a great time to change up your workout routine. The cooler temperatures make it ideal for taking your work-out outside or trying that new class at the gym. The pressure of swimsuit season is gone but the holidays and all the excess is looming. Now is not the time to hide behind a chunky sweater! To make the jump into a new fitness routine just remember a couple key things: Taking it Outdoors For some runners, joggers and walkers the end of summer signals a time to ... Continue Reading
Spring may be the season about renewal but for many of us fall is the perfect time to mix it up.
Tips and tricks for carving out time for yourself this fall.
Finding some quality alone time is difficult any day of the week but there are certain times of year when it seems nearly impossible. The fall is a great example. During this time, kids are heading back to school, families are adjusting to a new schedule, the push towards Thanksgiving begins and, before you know it it’s time to start planning your holiday shopping. Who has a moment to spare with all of that going on? While it is easy to get stuck in the mindset that more can be ... Continue Reading
Keep the holiday heft away with these fall fitness guidelines.
You know it's coming - lying in wait for you like a spider waiting to trap you in its web - Halloween and all its sticky candy treats. The holidays, which start at Halloween and run to New Years, has Americans consuming a lot of sugary, waistline-destroying treats, an average of 7-10 lbs. per person! Hoping to stay clear of the dreaded holiday heft? There is hope if you follow these guidelines: Mounds & Monsters Halloween marks the beginning of candy madness. You buy a bag (or ... Continue Reading
This fall season, find ways to incorporate the color purple into your clothing, makeup, and home decor.
Purple has long been the color that signifies royalty, passion and luxury. It should come as no surprise then that this fall season we are seeing its use in make-up, clothing and home decor. Perhaps adding a bit of the luxe life into our living rooms, on our fingertips and draped around our necks, is just the thing to boost our frame of mind. Runway Ready Looking to punch up the color in your fall wardrobe? Purple is a great place to start. It is universally flattering and is a ... Continue Reading
October is National Seafood Month and SeaPak is celebrating with Shrimptacular!
October is National Seafood Month and SeaPak is celebrating with Shrimptacular! Have you ever taken your family to a fall festival? There's something magical about sharing an exciting day with your loved ones - dining on great-tasting food, listening to bands, and participating in all the fun events. October is National Seafood Month and SeaPak wants to share the festivities through a virtual festival and celebration called Shrimptacular. Throughout the month, they'll be giving away coupons ... Continue Reading
Clean out your closet in preparation for the next season’s wardrobe.
It's nearly fall, can you believe it? Before you know it, you'll be putting away the floral dresses and sandals and replacing them with boots and sweaters. But even if you’re itching to give that credit card a workout, there is one step you must do first: clean out your closet. It’s tedious and time-consuming, but in the long run, it will be well worth it. More than likely, you haven’t given a thought to your fall wardrobe for months now. Even if you were able to extend your wardrobe, ... Continue Reading
Add a variety of handbags to your fall wardrobe.
Autumn is in full swing and hopefully you’ve stocked up on some warmer clothes for the cooler weather on the way. Now that you know you’ll stay cozy, it’s time to think about adding some arm candy. Whether you’re looking to invest in a classic or just want to add a new, trendy piece to your regular rotation, here’s a cheat sheet for the top purse trends this season: Saddle Up Seen on the runways from Jason Wu to Michael Kors, this classic leather bag is available big or small ... Continue Reading
Head to your farmer’s market to get this amazing fall harvest produce.
There’s nothing like going to the farmer’s market on the weekend to put you in the healthy-eating frame of mind. All summer long, there are piles and piles of fresh produce grown within miles of your home, guaranteeing freshness and flavor for your plate and sustainability for the local farms. Today, on a gorgeous Indian Summer fall day, I found myself skipping a little faster down the sidewalk to get to the weekend fresh market because I know that like the summer fare, the fall harvest can ... Continue Reading
The Candy Fairy is a great way to swap out your Halloween sweets for other treats.
Ever heard of the Candy Fairy? You may want to incorporate this into your Halloween traditions. With the welcome arrival of cooler temperatures and the month of October, our thoughts turn to planning Halloween festivities, choosing costumes, and trick-or-treating with our children. Do you know how trick-or-treating got its start? Its beginnings can be traced back to Britain and All Souls' Day when poor villagers would go from door to door beseeching homeowners for treats called, "soul ... Continue Reading
Find tips for healthy snacks and snacking habits after school this fall.
I love to snack, just like my kids! It's only human to want some nourishment between meals. When looking for snacks this fall, remember that after school is the perfect time to recharge and keep your kids (and you) motoring along, nourished and ready for after school studying and activities. Here are some of my favorite tips to keep in mind when in between meal noshing: Go for healthy. Try granola-topped yogurt, celery or carrots, whole-grain toast or whole grain crackers, apples or oranges. ... Continue Reading