One of my favorite beverages is coffee - hot or cold, in a cup or in a cake. Since I love messing around in the kitchen, it was only natural that eventually I combined these 2 loves into fun new recipes. The first time I mixed coffee with baking was when I saw a recipe for a Mocha Pie in a cookbook. It sounded like something our family would enjoy, so I tried it out ... and it instantly became a favorite. Since then I have enjoyed every chance possible to combine coffee and baking. Here are ... Continue Reading
Eliminiate processed foods and incorporate whole foods, without a fuss.
I have always loved being in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, anything that is homemade tastes better in my opinion. Enter three children in five years ... lack of sleep, lack of time, lack of energy led us to boxes of cereal instead of homemade granola, yogurt with more sugar than a serving of jelly beans, and worst of all ... many drive through windows. A year after having my third child, I decided it was time for me to stop feeding my family junk and return to the kitchen. I found that there ... Continue Reading
Benefit from the pilates principals by using practical methods around the home.
Pilates is a great form of exercise and you don’t need to visit a studio to benefit from many of the principles taught in a formal class. In fact, Pilates is taught to equip you with practical things you can do everyday to keep you healthy, fit and help manage stress. Here are some elements of practical pilates anyone can do regardless of your fitness background: P–osture - Be mindful of your posture throughout the day. When your body is in proper alignment, all your body systems work ... Continue Reading
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Learn how to round out your wardrobe today.
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Even if you aren’t going back to school, there is always a feeling of renewal, and getting back to routines in September, so why not join in on the fun and do some Back to Fall shopping yourself? To help you keep from getting carried away, here are some tips to ensure you refresh your wardrobe style without going overboard: Take stock. Make good use of a rainy Saturday or Sunday (or a lull in your summer ... Continue Reading