An Enlightening Visit to the School Nutrition Association National Conference

School Nutrition Association Conference

School Nutrition Association Conference - What I Learned School nutrition is a hot topic these days. After Michelle Obama unveiled healthier standards for school lunches, there has been some political backlash. Some schools struggle to meet the new standards due to budgetary constraints. There has also been concerns about increased waste when children reject the "healthier" meal options.  Earlier this month, I attended the annual conference of the National School Nutrition Association. I was Continue Reading...

Great Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

Tips for great travel photography

This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. Great Travel Photography Tips I am still working on improving my photography skills without taking a formal class. I've been doing some research on tips for taking great travel photography. When my family travels, I often depend on my smart phone to always be with me. My husband tends to carry the fancy SLR camera, but I am getting better at using it too. Here are some of the photography tips I've found and am working on: Get up Early To capture Continue Reading...

Support Every Mother Counts with Stella & Dot

Support Every Mother Counts with Stella & Dot

This is a sponsored post from my friend Heather to help a great cause.  Support Every Mother Counts with Stella & Dot As a Stylist with Stella & Dot over the last four years, I have been privileged to be a part of the company’s efforts to give back through our Stella & Dot Foundation. In the past we have supported organizations like Girls Incorporated & Build On through the sales of our special Foundation bracelets. Just last week I was in Florida for our national sales con Continue Reading...

Reebok Yoga with Tara Stiles: A Fresh Approach

Reebok Yoga with Tara Stiles

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Reebok Yoga with Tara Stiles: A Fresh Approach The Reebok Yoga collection brings a fresh approach to yoga. It is a collaboration that brings together the quality of Reebok apparel and the design of Tara Stiles—both changing the game in the yoga world. Unparalleled athletic gear meets pioneer of a movement. The Reebok Yoga collection is a line of stylish yoga apparel designed to s Continue Reading...

11 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Women

11 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Women

11 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Women Skin sagging can happen due to a number of reasons like weight loss, genetic disposition or just natural aging. The sagging of skin is a natural phenomenon and is irreversible. Whatever might be the reason, the effect can be reduced or delayed. The following are a list of natural skin tightening tips. 1. Drink 8-10 glasses of water: Water helps in flushing out toxins and hydrates the skin. As the level of hydration increases, the skin tightens up on Continue Reading...

Use Yoga to Help Heal Running Injuries

Use Yoga to Heal Running Injuries

Using Yoga to Aid in Healing Running Injuries Picture this: A year long wait for a cross country race. A yearlong practice for a shining medal. You’re only a week away from your final performance. It’s Friday. All fit and hearty, you drive out to spend the evening with your friends when it happens. Trying to save the little dog, you bump your car into the tree and fracture your leg. Damn the dog! He is okay, while you are advised a bed rest for at least a month. Injuries often come unexpe Continue Reading...

Wordless Wednesday: Healthy Smoothie Ideas

Wordless Wednesday Smoothie Recipes

Welcome to another Wordless Wednesday. I've been working on incorporating healthy smoothies into my diet this summer. Here are photos of a few of my favorites. Enjoy and link on up your WW posts.  Kale, peaches, frozen watermelon slices Bananas, vanilla yogurt, honey, fresh ginger Frozen wild blueberries, regular blueberries, mixed greens, orange slices, raspberries. Banana, blueberries, cottage cheese, vanilla almond milk, ice. See full recipe here. Can't wait to see your posts f Continue Reading...

Vacation Planning: Family Camping Tips

Vacation Planning - Family Camping Tips

Vacation Planning: Family Camping Tips Summer is a great time to try family camping. Kids love it and as long as you are prepared, family camping can be a great experience for all. Here are some ideas to help you make your family camping trip a success: Tent Selection If you have small children, you'll likely want a tent that is big enough for the entire family. With older kids, you may want to consider separate tents. I am excited that my kids are almost at the age where my husband and I Continue Reading...

Healthy Night Time Snack Ideas #GoodNightSnack #cbias

Healthy Night Time Snacking #GoodNightSnack #ad #cbias

When I was pregnant, I had horrible morning sickness. Kellogg's Cereals were often the only thing I could keep down (Frosted Mini Wheats in particular). Maybe this passed down to my kids because they are huge cereal lovers too. My family can truly eat cereal morning, noon and night. For our summer evenings, we decided to come up with snack ideas that are both healthy and easy to make. My daughter LOVES Kellogg's Fruit Loops. We came up with a recipe to incorporate fruit and yogurt too. We Continue Reading...

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad

Healthy Recipe - Sweet Potato Salad

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad Have you used sweet potatoes in a salad? They are asuperfood that is high in beta-carotene, potassium, and manganese. Pumpkin seeds add extra crunch! Super yummy and sweet. Makes 2 servings Total Time: 1 hour 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 30 min. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1½ tsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice ½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup) 1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt) 1 tsp. chopped fr Continue Reading...

Protect Your Cell Phone with Rhinoshield

rhinoshield review

Protect Your Cell Phone with Rhinoshield Perhaps you have seen them, or something similar at the mall. You know, the guys who show you how you can hammer this stuff and it won't break. I've always been a bit skeptical, but I had the chance to test RHINOSHIELD for myself and I am quite impressed. Here is my review video: Product Specifications Keep your screen intact with RhinoShield Choose iPhone 5/5C/5S, Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, or Galaxy S5 Unique 6-layer polymer film provides Continue Reading...