Juice Cleanse Done. Continuing on The Road to Wellness.

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Whether or not any of you care or are reading about my juice cleanse remains to be seen so if you aren't into reading about it, you can just skip along from this post because I got wordy in this one! But in case anyone's curious, I thought I would share where I'm at with my juice cleanse and my journey to getting beyond the unhealthy eating habits … [Read more...]

Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

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Probably torturing myself by sharing this one today but the pictures are just so beautiful and drool-worthy that I couldn't help it.  Everyone who knows my story and knows from yesterday that I'm currently doing a juice cleanse & detox can get a good chuckle out of my chocolate cake share today! This one comes from a friend and looks … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Out on These Amazeballs Labor Day Weekend Sales #FashionFriday #CouponCodes

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Coupon codes galore for this weekend's Labor Day celebrations!  Some of these seem too-good-to-be-true so hop on them!  Lots of end of summer style sales to be had if you're good and can buy and hold onto stuff until next season and there's also plenty of new fall items that are debuting this weekend.  You can generally find good deals the first … [Read more...]

Detox & Juice Cleanse w/Evolution Fresh Review {DAY 1}

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Today is day two of my "reset."  I'm very lightly doing a juice cleanse detox using Evolution Fresh juices I picked up at Whole Foods yesterday.  I am not following any specific plan other than to eat way healthier, lightly and to try and reboot myself from some of my bad eating habits that I've picked up over the last couple of months. Here's … [Read more...]

Invisalign: the Smart Choice for Braces for Tweens & Teens #InvisalignTalk

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. A small part of me still gets a pit in my stomach when I think about my middle school years.  I was so awkward.  And the girls!  Girls can be so mean.  There are just so many hormones flying around and just about everything is awkward physically for kids.  For … [Read more...]

Weight Gain, Un-Wellness and My Road to a Detox & Possible Cleanse

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Yesterday I freaked out when I stepped on the scale.  That was my moment.  The moment I cracked and I realized I had to shape up and that something with my diet and routine has to change. I can pinpoint exactly when my bad eating habits started and say with confidence that it was Easter, which you guys may remember was late this year.  It was at … [Read more...]

Time to Pack Those Lunchboxes… with @CVS_Extra #GoldEmblem Plus a #Giveaway

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Wednesday.  Less than a week now 'til my kids start back at school.  Not that I'm counting down the days or anything ;-)  Seriously, have your kids started back yet?  While my kids and I are more than ready, it's nice to have these last few days to enjoy the pool and some time with friends while we get ready for the next school year to begin. So … [Read more...]

Look Good Feel Better Raises Awareness & Funds for Women w/Cancer #LGFBFashion4Good

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Like me, I bet you have a bunch of clothes, shoes and other accessories in your closet that are sitting there unused. I know that I love to purge about once a year and end up taking bags of clothes up to my local clothing donation organization. But recently, I learned about Look Good Feel Better, an organization that helps women who are dealing … [Read more...]

OBSESSED: Outlander Books & STARZ TV Show. Plus, Win a Trip to Scotland!

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Little did I know that this campaign to post about the new Outlander show on STARZ would introduce me to my latest fiction obsession! In early August, I wrote about the new STARZ TV Series Outlander, how it was set to debut and how I had gotten a sneak peek of the first two episodes. I've since read the first book again from start to finish, … [Read more...]

chicBuds – Fashionable & Functional Ear Buds

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While I am a big proponent of my bluetooth in my car, I'm also finding that I love the option that chicBuds ($14.99) are giving me!  These headphones are also equipped with a mic so they're not only fashionable looking but functional because I can wear them and talk at the same time. chicBuds has a wide assortment of patterns available - you can … [Read more...]

Bag Envy for #FashionFriday

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Some fall bag picks for you for today's Fashion Friday. I've missed the last couple of fashion fridays because we've either been on vacation or I've had kids in my face but I hope this marks the return of regular Fridays. Just a little over a week 'til school starts up again! Hubby might kill me if I were to spend $250 on a small clutch like … [Read more...]

The Bump Nest: A Pregnancy Pillow With Style

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Being 34 weeks pregnant my body is beginning to ache all the time. It is getting harder and harder to find comfortable positions, and that goes double for the night time hours. That is when a pregnancy pillow is a MUST! Finding one that is stylish and comfortable can be difficult, so I am here to help you look no further. The Bump Nest is both … [Read more...]

Why Is a College Education So Expensive?

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I'm going a little off topic today after I was tagged yesterday on Facebook in this post, The Top 10 Most Expensive Private Colleges in America. It was actually posted on July 4th but it was just yesterday that a fellow grad discovered it and shared it with a bunch of us.  The link takes you to #8, my alma mater, Trinity College. Ugh. Not exactly … [Read more...]

Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

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I've been totally into quinoa ever since I first learned how to cook with it back in 2012 when I went to a cooking class in Philadelphia with P&G.  That was also the first night I actually learned how to pronounce quinoa - do you know how?  It's KEEN-WAH.  In case you were wondering.  I know was and I was definitely mangling the pronunciation … [Read more...]

Girls Night Out: Red Sangria Recipe

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I hosted our monthly girls poker night at my house last week. It was a nice night and the last poker night of the summer and I wanted to make something fruity and fun for our evening.  After searching for a couple of different sangria recipes, I came up with this one. I started with only a couple of cans of ginger ale but added two more to make it … [Read more...]

New Greek Yogurt Tubes from @Chobani – Lunchbox Goodness!

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Just in time for back to school, Chobani has launched a new product - Chobani Kids Greek Yogurt Tubes.  Look for them at your local grocery store because these are a tasty & healthy lunchbox option for your kiddos.  Cole, my greek yogurt fiend, has now tried Strawberry, Chocolate Dust and Banana.  Strawberry is his proclaimed best but that's … [Read more...]

Get Your Back to School Shopping List Paid For By Great Clips! #GREATLIST

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Our family has been loyal fans of Great Clips for both my husband and boys for year.  We have a local Great Clips and have gotten to know the girls there over the years. I became an even bigger fan too when they introduced the Great Clips app a couple of years ago, making online check-in a breeze and cutting down on our wait times.  (I can't … [Read more...]

Road Trip with @CVS_Extra #GoldEmblem Snacks

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So last month, I talked about how I'm loving having CVS Gold Emblem goodies readily available on hand to take to the pool with my kids this summer.  Since then, we've also taken our CVS Gold Emblem snacks on the road for a vacation! Earlier this month, we rented a beach house with some friends down in Delaware and I knew that tossing some of our … [Read more...]

That Time I Totally Stole My Kid’s Kindle {Kindle Paperwhite}

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Technically, our new Kindle Paperwhite is supposed to be a back to school product for our family.  I received an email pitching me on the benefits of the Kindle as a back to school essential (there are many!) and thought, hey, this is awesome for us!  It came in the mail, but as I started playing with it, I have to totally come clean and tell you … [Read more...]

Skylanders… On Your Tablet! {Coming This October}

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My kids are going to FLIP their heads over this one!  Besides the fact that they not-so-patiently waiting for the 4th Skylanders game to come out this October {Skylanders Trap Team}, they will be even more excited once they hear that Trap Team will have a TABLET version! From Activision: The Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack will … [Read more...]