Tennis, Any League Players Out There?

This winter I started playing on a USTA tennis league, and wanted to find out other players' experiences with this. I'm having an awesome time getting to know my teammates, and re-discovering my tennis skills. It's been over twenty years since I've played regularly, and it's the first time as an adult, to be playing competitive tennis....more

Running, Rain or Shine

This past weekend, I completed a 5K. Here's a run-down of some of the gear that allows me to run, rain or shine, in the Pacific Northwest:Shoes: these got me through a 1/2 Marathon and many many miles on the treadmill and around the neighborhood. Indispensable....more

New Year's Resolution: Drink More Water

If you're like me, and are trying to incorporate more water into your daily life, then you may appreciate my water tip of the day: Add 3 slices cucumber, 3 slices lemon, a few sprigs of fresh mint to a 20 oz mug of cold water. Makes you feel like you're at a spa and it's delicious to boot! According to my ND, the incredible increase in bio breaks should decrease after about 3-4 weeks. I'm 10 days in, and that hasn't happened yet, so I'm still sheepishly leaving meetings constantly. ...more
You know, I've never thought about putting cucumber in my water...but now that you mention it, ...more

Swap Fish Oil for Evening Primrose Oil?

The day after Thanksgiving my girlfriends and I decided to have a spa day instead of shopping or doing anything else really. I highly recommend this and hopefully, we'll make it an annual tradition. ...more
It's been just about 6 weeks since this post and since I swapped fish oil for evening primrose. ...more

I First Wore Skinny Jeans as a Halloween Costume

This is a completely frivolous post, let's get that out of the way first. Second, I’m wearing a pair of distressed, dark-wash, skinny jeans today, and since it’s October, this makes my smile. Why? Because these are the first pair of skinny jeans I bought and they were for a Halloween costume. I got them in the junior department at Sears, and wore them for my “California Celebrity w/Dogs in Purse and Giant Sunglasses” persona a few years ago. Cut to today, when skinny jeans have become the style that I embrace for real not play....more

Cleansing Conditioners: Yes or No?

Is anyone using cleansing conditioners with success? I am totally immersed in Amazon and Sephora customer reviews right now about the product on the left, Wen: Cleansing Conditioner....more
@CareFreeinSoCal Thank you so much! it's great to hear about your routine and experience, I will ...more

A Wrinkle of a Debate: Botox

Recently, my sister and I were comparing facial expressions in the mirror. She has had a few botox treatments. Typically, whenever the two of us are out with new friends someone usually always asks, "So, which of you is the younger sister?" and I was always proud? vain?...more

Abroad: Hot Weather Dressing

I asked my Italian family for advice on what to wear in Italy when it's going to be upwards of 90 degrees there in July. I got back an awesome, funny, helpful list of suggestions:...more
Update: seeing lots of short shorts, summer dresses, light cotton pastel color skinny pants, ...more

Summer Spice: Shrimp with Corn Relish

This chili-dusted shrimp served atop easy corn relish makes for a fast and delicious summer recipe. Heat level: a solid 3-stars. You can adjust down or up depending on preference. ...more