Creating My First Thanksgiving Tablescape

I have been married for 27 years and this year is the FIRST time I will have ever hosted Thanksgiving dinner at my home. Crazy, huh?I am blessed to have my parents living nearby and we have always gathered at their home. The last several years I have tried to talk my Mom out of having it at her house, merely to save her from doing the lion’s share of the work, but with no luck....more

Top 7 WordPress Plugins for New Bloggers

There is no doubt that plugins are a great way to boost WordPress functionality and versatility. They are also a great way to help clients learn to use their site effectively, and to help them increase their visibility and grow their community. Here are my top seven plugins to get any client who is new to blogging started with a bang....more

Sonia Kashuk's New Bath & Body Line at Target

As a TRUE drugstore diva, I was ELATED to hear that Sonia Kashuk has created bath and body products with textures, fragrances and looks that leave nothing to envy of the high-end brands. These items smell luxurious and have depth....more

Getting My Body Back

What should matter is how I feel when I look in the mirror and how I feel about my body! And right now I am not happy with it. I want to be able to wear TIGHT clothes and not wonder if people think I might be prego or feel like I HAVE to hold my "gut" in. I want to feel proud of my body!...more

Getting Fit & Sexy with Slim-Fast

So why else would I want to lose weight? Again…health overall blah blah. But also…to balance better in heels, wear less clothing during this heat without feeling like a blob, & because I really want to pay someone to take in my favorite clothes. How great is that going to feel? Pretty amazing....more

OK, I split my jeans.It's time.

You know why I know it's time to lose weight? I was running errands last week, sporting my oldest, most comfy pair of skinny jeans. As I was getting out of my car to fill it up with gas, I heard a terrifying sound. The sound of my jeans splitting. I blacked out from embarrassment for a second, but I'm fairly certain I let out a "NOOOOOOOOOO" when I discovered the gaping hole....more

Getting Slimmy With It

The biggest thing for me is remembering to eat. Sometimes I'll work through lunch and then I'll get home and start shoveling whatever I can into my mouth because I am STARVING! That is so wrong. I know my body needs protein and energy to make it through the day so I don't feel dragged down....more

Milkshakes, a Cheerleader and Slim-Fast

I dread the trips to the lake and the site of the gorgeous cheerleader. The one that's my age and still weighs the same as she did in high school. The one that was the head cheerleader, while my husband was the quarterback in high school. I know how I want this story to end: I don't want to have another summer in the big suit with the flirty skirt....more

Slimming Down With Slim-Fast

You want to know the real reason for why I want to lose the weight? I want to be that mom at the beach this summer. Not the "Ah, she looks good (for having a 14 month old)." No, I want to be the mom that everybody looks at and says, "She has a baby?" You know... those moms. I want that body....more

Summer Drinks + Entertaining Ideas

Summer is pretty much here, wouldn't you say? Maybe unless you are living in way northern parts of the county {or world} and are still seeing snow. Who is still seeing snow? Just to set the story straight....we have had rain and thunderstorms the past week, so I am ready for summer and sunshine! So, with summer brings warm days, cool summer nights, and fun outdoor activities!...more