6 essential items not to leave home without
in Good Eats, Travel Done Well

Make Sure to Pack These 6 Food & Wine Essentials When You Travel

  I find myself on all types of adventures; work, visiting kids, being with family, on vacation, and so on.  While I’m on these adventures, I like to have a few of my own essentials that make my life happier and easier.  So, there are a few odd items I rarely leave at home.  Now, I’m not talking mascara, camera, and shoes.  I’m talking food…

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what to do with leftover roasted chicken
in Recipes, That's Life

Get Out of the Kitchen With the Help of a Chicken

With spring getting closer, you’ll soon be spending more time outside and less time in the kitchen.  So, you need meals that are not only easy to prepare, but can be used in many different ways during the week.  I’ve found a roasted chicken with vegetables is the perfect meal to get me outside faster and who doesn’t want to spend less time in the kitchen…

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a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Cavallo Point
in Life Tips, North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Cavallo Point Resort: An Ideal Location for Napa or San Francisco

I love to spend time in northern California and the Marin County area is a favorite.  My husband and I recently got a chance to spend some time visiting friends in Napa and decided to tack on a few days on our own.  So, I started to do my research and uncovered a true gem just over the Golden Gate Bridge called Cavallo Point. The…

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marriage
in That's Life

Help! How Do You Know When Silence Is Not Golden In A Marriage?

I’ve noticed a distinct change in my marriage lately and I’m not sure if it’s bad or normal.  I didn’t include good here, because I’m not thinking that’s an option. My marriage is experiencing more periods of silence.  Oh, we’ve always had moments of silence.  Some just the normal course of 2 people living together; some the result of being together 20+ years; and some due…

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amwell health
in Fitness, Life Tips, That's Life

My Happy Journey With Amwell Health

I was thrilled to be asked by Fit Fluential to try out Amwell Telehealth’s Registered Dietitians. While I was paid for checking out the services, given my health and well-being journey, having a triathlete husband, a daughter who is professional dancer, and a NCAA diver for my son, it sounded perfect for me. Before I even accept reviewing goods or services, I check out the…

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how to be the parents you want to be
in Kids & Family, That's Life

It’s Time to Stop Looking Over That Fence & Be The Parents YOU Want to Be

    PLEASE…Stop looking over that fence for greener grass.  Parenting is tough and you may or may not be doing the right thing with your kids, but I am here to tell you that looking over the fence is the wrong thing to do.  Truth is, everyone has their issues.  You just don’t usually know what they are, because they are hidden behind that…

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valentine's day treat
in Good Eats, Recipes, That's Life

Surprise On Valentine’s Day With An Easy, Fast, and Fun Treat

Creating a special treat for your Valentine doesn’t have to be difficult or take a lot of time, money, or ingredients.  What matters most is that it’s a little something special that comes from the heart. When I think heart, I think food and nothing makes me happier than a little something special with all of my hubby’s favorites in it.  My friends at Nebraska…

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what to give for Valentine's Day
in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life

A Very Sweet Pairing & Giveaway Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

Travel, Chocolate, Wine and Kids…Yes, they all can go together, especially this week with Valentine’s Day upon us. UPDATE 2/15/16:  Our Valentine’s Day raffle is closed and we are pleased to announce the two winners of the $75 American Express Gift Cards.  Big congratulations go to Courtnie and Erica who found us through Instagram and Twitter!  Enjoy your cards… This month, I have found myself…

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a delicious, easy veggie frittata
in Good Eats, Recipes, That's Life

A Delicious, Easy Frittata Made Just the Way You Like It

Planning dinner or brunch sometimes lacks the planning for me…. I just look in the refrigerator and start pulling things out.  Most of the time I know it will involve eggs.  A Frittata is a great choice, given it is quick, easy, always tasty, and a crowd pleaser. For this recipe, I went for a veggie Frittata, but it is easy enough to change up…

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