This is your first year hosting the holiday dinner. You want it to be the talk of the family for years to come, and not because it was a failure, but because you were such a dynamite host.
There are the invitations to send, the menu to put together and the seating to organize. There’s knowing which aunt to seat next to which cousin and which china goes best with which runner. In short, there’s a lot to being a host! Here are some tried and true methods in creating a festive holiday atmosphere without burning the candle at both ends.
Did you guys hear that I’m doing the Spartan? Yep, that’s right – come February (along with my team Will Burpee for Beer – great name, eh?) I’ll be in a race where we’ll jump over fire, crawl under barbed wire, throw spears, scale walls and complete more obstacles you can’t even imagine. Am I intimidated? You bet. But I’m also excited, and training up for the big day.
Maybe it’s because I’ve only lived in the South (now, Southwest), but I’ve always preferred my coffee cold. Lately, the buzz in chilled coffee is all about cold brew. Whereas traditional iced coffee is brewed hot like normal and then iced down, cold brew is never exposed to heat.
Major retailers are starting to catch on to cold brew now, but I can honestly say I’ve been on the train for quite some time. I love that its taste is smoother than iced coffee and seems easier on the tummy (probably because of the reduction in acidity), but it actually packs a way more powerful caffeine punch. Continue reading “The hottest news in coffee? Cold brew.” »
Somebody once said, “for a great bikini body, have a body – then put on a bikini.” Done!
We don’t always want to accept it, but there’s major truth in that. All bodies are beach bodies and bikini bodies! Still, this time of year many of us feel compelled to pursue the ever-popular six pack abs through torturous, extreme exercises and diets. And really, all it ever ends in is a crash and a swing of the nutrition pendulum back in the other direction (insert-empty-ice-cream-tub-here). Continue reading “The Secret to a Great Bikini Body? Balance!” »
Life will put many puzzles before you to solve. One we’ll almost all face at some point: excess body weight. How can we get rid of it? Of course, this is a well debated subject with lots of questions and answers, but one less well-known aid in fat reduction? Coffee!