Who Needs a Love Fern?

For years, I have struggled with the concept of ‘vulnerability’. I mean after all, I was a single mom climbing the corporate ladder and showing any sign of weakness was simply unheard of…or at least in my mind.
The Independent Single Mom’s Guide to Finding Love…

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Au Natural…I Adore You

I love the idea of the “additional hydration” that sports drinks have to offer but do not like all the added sugar, unnecessary levels of sodium and calories. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure it is not terrible if you are burning it off running a marathon but I typically do not burn that…

Kim Ronzoni’s Shrimp Pho

Pho (pronounced “fuh”) is considered the national dish of Vietnam. Typically made with beef or chicken bones that have been simmered a long time with various aromatics to create a rich savoury broth. My Vietnamese-inspired version is a simple and delicious take on this soup and just as comforting and filling. A restaurant quality dish…

Cherish the Moment…

Written By: Madelaine Garcia We take photos to preserve memories. We take photos to celebrate accomplishments and milestones in our lives. As a fitness professional I’ve always loved having photos of my physical progress to capture the work I’ve put into my physique. As a coach I love seeing photos of my clients as we work together. Sometimes…

Soy Candles +Comfort Bags

There is nothing I love more than coming home after a long day, relaxing by candlelight, and cozying up with one of Nanny Andree’s wonder working comfort bags. For those of you that don’t know what I am talking about, a ‘Comfort Bag’ is a 100% natural thermo-therapeutic compress that helps relieve muscle aches and…

Love Yourself First

For centuries, our garments have played a significant role in society’s culture, identity, heritage, politics and hierarchy. It has become a portable art that allows for freedom of expression in the most unusual ways. It unites as it segregates, it entertains and inspires. Most of all, this form of art has the power to provide…

Master Bedroom Essentials

Relaxing in a private space for some well deserved downtime can be an important factor for an individual. As much as the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom can feel like a spa and the family room is usually a cozy environment, an inviting master bedroom should feel like a peaceful and…

Sicilian Orange Fennel Salad

The earthiness and richness of the olive oil blends perfectly with the sweetness of the oranges.This unique salad is famous on the isle of Sicily where oranges and fennel grow in abundance and go naturally well together. It is rich in Vitamin C (since a little of the pith has been left on), fibre, folate…

The Married Gals Guide to a Singles Valentine’s Day

I know what you are thinking right now…a big F-you you married lady!!! What the hell do you know about being single on Valentine’s Day???!!! Well listen here people, I was once single on days such as Valentine’s Day, and I actually kind of miss it. Oh I just heard the f-bomb again. Be kind…

A Beginners Guide To The Nifty Fifty

Full Disclosure:  I am not a photographer, simply a gal with a creative eye and a passion for pictures. This article is meant for the DSLR beginner looking to explore their options.  🙂 If you are new to DSLR photography (like me), and looking to improve, you are likely contemplating your options. Your kit lens…

You Cheated.  You Lied. But I Still Love You. Dieselgate Drama

Dearest VW, I’m not sure how to tell you this, and to be quite honest, after all that has happened, I wasn’t sure that I would be able to love again. Now that you’ve finally opened up and accepted responsibility for your indiscretions, I am looking forward to putting this behind us so that we…

So You Wanna Be A Blogger – Lighting 101

Let’s face it, in today’s increasingly visual world, it is imperative that your posts outshine the rest of the social media noise. And let’s be honest, even if your content is spectacular…you need to ensure that your visual quality is superb. With a first impression, it takes less than 10 seconds for someone to form…