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how to make a chocolate zucchini bread
in Fabulous Finds, Recipes

Sugarpova Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

I’ve certainly known all about Maria Sharapova and her amazing tennis accomplishments, but who knew we shared a passion; yes, I say passion, for all things sweet. And, not just any sweets, but perfect candies and most importantly, the perfect chocolate. Traveling the world, Maria had the opportunity to search for the chocolate she felt was right for her candy brand. She ended up choosing…

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what goes into hosting a dinner party
in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life

Dinner Party Hosting Doesn’t Have to be Scary

Dana and I love hosting dinner parties, but for me, it wasn’t always that way.  She, on the other hand, is a born party thrower and hostess.  I fretted over absolutely everything, but mostly that people would cancel at the last minute.  After the first few, however, when people actually did show up and seemingly had a good time, I started to relax and even…

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use groupon coupons for all your shopping needs
in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life

Use Groupon Coupons For All Your Shopping Needs

  Hello, Nordstrom’s!   Hello, Lord and Taylor! Hello to all of my favorite stores, plus a discount!  I never knew, but now I do and I’m so happy to learn about all the ways I can use Groupon Coupons.  We use Groupons a lot for restaurants and services, but I had no idea I could use them at my favorite stores.  I mean, come on friends, we…

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what are the benefits of the american express platinum card
in Fabulous Finds, Travel Done Well

Is Paying For a Credit Card Worth It?

  If you are a traveler and you carry the Platinum American Express, we think so and here’s why… Airport Lounge Access We are lounge junkies and often book our travel and layovers based on the lounges.  We would much rather be in an American Express Centurion Lounge than many others.  Fresh food, good wine, specialty drinks and unique features are all the pluses. Dallas…

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how to avoid jet lag
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tried and True Tips to Avoid and Manage Jet Lag

When I lived in London for several years, I actually sort of commuted.  While my husband lived there full time, I would come and go every 10 days to two weeks.  We also did a lot of traveling around the world during this time.  Not only did I rack up the frequent flyer miles and get to know a lot of flight attendants personally on…

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in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Tips for Spring Cleaning for Travelers

Spring is finally here and as you clean out your closets and homes, don’t forget to do the same to all your travel needs. Think about it…We pack our clothes, personal care items, shoes, dirty clothes, and so much more in our suitcase and bags within our suitcase.  We then place our suitcases, carry-on bags, and what not on planes where so many people touch…

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celebrating international women's day
in Fabulous Finds, International, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well

How I’m Choosing to Celebrate International Women’s Day

I see no better way to support International Women’s Day on March 8 than supporting the women who strive everyday just to survive and eke out a living for their families.  Let me explain… Currently, I am spending a wonderful vacation in Belize.  I am in the southern most district of Toledo, staying at the beautiful Belcampo Belize.  I am having a fantastic and eye…

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teens and drinking when they travel
in Fabulous Finds, Kids & Family, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Done Well, Travel Tips

Talking to Teens About Drinking When You Travel and It’s Legal

It happens. Kids grow up and then they are 18 and legal to drink in many countries where you may travel. The summer after my twins turned 18, they traveled to Europe and India together and were legal to drink. As they were staying in small hotels and hostels, we knew they would be asked regularly if they wanted a drink and so, we knew…

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