Archive for the ‘Wellness’ Category

Happy New Year! Lucky ’13

January 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

I set a bunch of goals for the year on my birthday and I stink at keeping New Year’s Resolutions, so I am not making any! Well, I will resolve to try to improve and grow this blog and connect you to even more cool finds. That is an easy one because I really enjoy writing it. Hopefully a win-win for me and you! In…

Last “Best of” Post for 2012, I Promise! Top Posts of The Year

December 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

I really love recaps and taking stock of the year as the year closes (and I apologize if you are sick of these!!) I started this blog earlier this year with the idea of sharing deals and “finds” for shopping and experiences. I then started adding in other types finds and experiences – like running stories and other observations from my life. From the blog…

For Better or Worse: 2012 Health & Fitness Trends

December 27, 2012 at 5:40 am

Like many other people, I enjoy looking back at the expected trends for the year and seeing which ones took and which ones did not. I also like to reflect on what worked for me and what did not. I enjoy trying new fitness and health classes and ideas and 2012 was no exception. I looked up the hot fitness and wellness trends for 2012…

Friday Finds: Food, Glorious Food! (Chefs, Apps & Links I Like) & Deals!

December 21, 2012 at 5:53 am

I always stress about hosting parties, because my brother took all of the culinary (and style) talent in our family. (My middle brother got all of the mechanical skills but that is a post for another time.) Back to the point, I saw this awesome new service that could solve at least half of my hosting issue – the food part! (and it looks like…

Help for Healthy Cooking, Foodie Gifts, Smarter Eating for the Holidays & Deals!

December 11, 2012 at 5:54 am

How do I know I ran a marathon yesterday? Sore legs? Nope. Aching feet? Nope. Feeling of accomplishment? Nope. Well, yes, but… ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS FOOD! OK, so I will turn this into a positive. I saw a cool, new website for folks in the Northeast that reminds me of Meez Meals here in Chicago (that I reviewed in this post) Plated…

Stay Healthy (& Gift Healthy) for the Holidays!

December 4, 2012 at 5:37 am

Even though it has been downright balmy in Chicago, I am thinking about how to stay healthy over the holidays with all of the extra food, stress and travel that is coming my way. One nice thing about training for 5 extra weeks for my marathon is just that. Five extra weeks of training miles! That being said, I still need to watch out for…

Friday Finds: More “Pinning”, Rock the Race w/Meb & More!

November 30, 2012 at 5:44 am

I have been extremely neglectful of my Pinterest boards. Don’t get me wrong, I dig Pinterest. There are just so many competing priorities for me and as I collect links and ideas for this blog, I usually neglect to “pin” them. Just this week, I came across two new “pinning” sites. One is for books and reading lists and one is for recipes. I already…