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Daily Archives: August 11, 2018

11 Tips for the Beginning Runner

When I first started running I didn’t realize how much it would change my life, but once I started I was hooked, it became a part of my lifestyle and 2 Marathons and countless runs later I know I will be a lifelong runner. Not only did I lose weight, but running helped me gain confidence, friends, and a reason to be outdoors. It’s funny how one simple activity of putting one foot in front of the other can do so many things. My hope is that some of these tips down below help you get out the door and start you on your path to be a runner, so give them a look and leave any comments or questions you have down below. read more

7 Essential Tips for the Family Road Trip, Keeping the Kids Entertained

7 Essential Tips for the Family Road Trip

Summer is in full swing and for many of us that means loading up the family and hitting the road for the family vacation. As veterans of many miles with the kiddos in the backseat, we have always looked for new and fun ways to keep them entertained. Here are some of our favorite ways we have found to make the drive enjoyable for everybody! Whether you’re driving a couple hours away or heading out across the country, check out these ideas and let me know what some of yours are! read more

7 Things New Wine Drinkers Should Know

For years I never thought I would be a wine drinker, I even had the opportunity to live in prestigious wine country on the California coast and never tried it. Years later I got a job selling the stuff and realized how much I was missing out on and really fell in love with it. Wine is rapidly ditching the old stigma of being for the snobby and elite and producing high-quality low-cost wine that everyone can enjoy. It can be scary trying something new and there are so many wines on the market now it’s hard to even know where to start. I’ve put together a small list of what I think can help you get started based on my experience in the wine industry and what I found doing some research. I hope this short list gets you motivated to try something new, so check it out and I would love to hear from you in the comment section down below. Cheers! read more

7 Ways to Rededicate Yourself to a Healthy & Active Lifestyle

Every year for me it’s the same thing, there are moments where I just can’t find the motivation to workout. Sure, for the most part I’m pretty good at doing something to keep myself fit, but when that feeling hits me, and I get into that funk it’s hard to get back into it. A lot of times for me it’s after vacation, I get out of my routine, have way too much fun, and when I come back I find I struggle to get back into it. I’m sure a lot of you have the same problem, it can be hard to constantly keep up with life and still find the time to take care of yourself. I thought about some of the things I do to get myself refocused and thought I would share. If you have any comments or ideas to add please leave them in the section down below. read more

11 Foods you Should be Eating for Breakfast

Is breakfast really the most important meal of day? From what I found in researching this topic there is much debate on the truth of this iconic statement. What we choose to have for breakfast is really the answer to that question, is it a pop tart on the way out the door or a breakfast sandwich when we get to work. I know I’m guilty of doing both these things, but I have really made an effort of looking at what are some of the healthier options for breakfast. I know many of us are rushed to get out the door in the morning and it’s hard to take the time for a good healthy breakfast, but if we take the time to fuel ourselves in the morning with the right food, I think we would find that our day is better, we feel better and we are more inclined to make healthier choices the rest of the day. I’ve looked for some of the healthiest options to have for breakfast and this is what I found. We would love to hear from you on what some of your healthiest breakfast choices are down below in the comments section. read more

How to Start your Blog, 5 Easy Steps for Beginners

Are you thinking about starting your own blog? Do you want to share your passion with the world and make some money? Read on to discover the 5 Easy steps that take you from daydreaming about your vision to planning your awesome website launch party! I mean Margaritas and piñatas kind of awesome. This article will give you all the tips and tools that you need to create the beautiful professional blog of your dreams without hiring a website designer. You are probably reading this and thinking I have never created a website before and the entire process seems a little intimidating. I felt the same way. Don’t worry, I will walk you through the process step by step. When I wanted to set up my blog, I had never before created a website. So, I did a ton of research and was able to create an awesome professional looking website. I have compiled all of my research into this article for you to get you started. Read on to discover how to choose the right platform and hosting company, how to design your blog, what pages you will want and need to be in compliance with law and finally how to launch. read more