RSVP for the #AmericasTea Twitter Party

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Photo credit:  Will Cook for Smiles Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party about what makes a cup of Bigelow Tea so wonderful. What sounds better than a relaxing cup oftea during this busy back to school season, so brew your favorite Bigelow flavor in your favorite cup and be sure to join us Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00-8:00 pm ET for the #AmericasTea TwitterParty. We’ll be chatting about how we enjoy our tea and sharing tea pairings and recipe ide Continue Reading...

Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

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Set in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, and only two hours from Boston, you'll find a wonderful adventure for the entire family at Loon Mountain. This area is a great destination for winter sports, but the fun does not stop when the snow melts. Summer comes alive at Loon. They have created an amazing activity-filled park including an Aerial Forest Adventure, ziplining over the Pemigewasset River, a scenic gondola sky ride, and much more. The most economical way to enjoy all Continue Reading...

Back to School Fitness: Operation Flat Abs

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Back to School Fitness: Operation Flat Abs There's a light at the end of the tunnel!  Although the kids may be lamenting summer's end, moms everywhere are rejoicing the return of a regular schedule... The return of sanity. This year, let the sweet relief of "back to school" afford you the opportunity to take care of yourself, and to work on your own health and fitness goals. One goal that many of us mamas want to work on involves the midsection... The tummy. The miracle of carrying Continue Reading...

What’s Your Online Personality? Consider These Online Safety Tips

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This is a Fashionista Events opportunity Have you ever considered if you have an online personality? Have your posts become so predictable that you’ve become a social media cliché? Do you ever consider the impact of your behavior online? As a blogger, I often share personal information online, but I try to be very careful about protecting myself and my family in a variety of ways. Here are my personal online safety tips: Don't Share Your Location I do not share my actual town, only my ge Continue Reading...

Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation

Wordless Wednesday - Family Vacation

Happy Wordless Wednesday For some of the country, kids are already returning to school. We have a few more weeks. It's been a really fun summer so far. Here are some highlights from a recent trip to New Hampshire's White Mountains. If you ever get the chance, it's a great place to visit! An InLinkz Link-up Continue Reading...

7 Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

7 Best Yoga Stretches For Weight Loss

For many people, yoga is not the first thing that comes to mind to aid in weight loss. In fact, there are countless yoga poses that are perfect for this goal. So, if you are looking to lose weight, here are the 7 yoga poses to help you reach your weight loss goals. Not only will these poses help shed the flab, but will also help you tone up your body. 7 Fabulous Yoga Poses For Weight Loss 1. Tadasana – Mountain Pose: A very basic stretching pose, it helps you know your physical and sp Continue Reading...

Time for Another Comeback – Back to School Challenge

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Yup, it's that time again. It's time to make another comeback. We all need them from time to time. My last "comeback" focused on updating my wardrobe. This time, I am trying to bounce back from an illness. I had an infection in May that caused a major setback in my fitness. It was in my pelvis (sorry if that's TMI) so it affected practically all movement except for walking. The infection took FOREVER to get under control. I also needed to change my birth control, which has caused a return of Continue Reading...

Clean Eating Tips

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What is Clean Eating? There’s always a lot of buzz going around about eating clean.  But what exactly does that mean?   Eat organic? Low carbs?  Low Fat?  Eggs or no eggs? “If it didn’t come from the Earth or have a mother, don’t eat it.” ~Jillian Michaels Clean eating is choosing to eat whole, unprocessed, unmodified and unrefined foods.  Sources of these foods include lean meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables, coconut, avocado, olives and pressed oils. Here are a few tips to help make it eas Continue Reading...

10 Back to School Ideas

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It's nearly back to school time. Can you believe it? Here are some fun ideas to help celebrate the occasion and make the return a bit more fun for your kids. Back to School Printables Here is a super cute printable for those back to school photos. I'll need the 4th and 6th grader cards. I can't believe my kids are getting that old. WOW! Back to School Treats Send your kids off with a special treat in their lunch box or welcome them home with these yummy cupcakes. Back to School Continue Reading...

J.Jill Brings Style and Comfort to my Wardrobe

JJill Dresses

J.Jill Brings Style and Comfort to my Wardrobe I have been a long time fan of J.Jill. I love that their styles are so comfortable and easy to wear. I was provided with this simple printed linen dress. It has go-to style an A-line silhouette and on-seam pockets. Wearing it loose as above makes for great a cool dress for hot summer days or a swimsuit cover up. As the nights get a little cooler, adding a cardigan and belt amps up the style a bit. I love the tribal inspired print. Continue Reading...

Win $1000 Wardrobe from Karina Dresses Giveaway

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It's time once again for the monthly Karina Dresses giveaway. Yippeee! Here is your chance to win $1000 worth of Karina dresses. You will LOVE them for sure. They are truly my favorite dresses in my wardrobe. Check out my latest review of the Nora. Isn't she fabulous? A little more about Karina Dresses All Karina dresses are made right in the USA in Brooklyn, NY! All Karina Dresses are machine washable and wrinkle-free (perfect for spring breaks or summer vacations). I am sure to get a Continue Reading...