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Tips to Avoid Overeating

Winter Holiday Overeating Avoidance (or WHOA!)
Over the course of a single day, the average person makes more than 200 food  decisions -- most of them unconsciously. These choices include when, what, where and  how much to eat, and can drastically affect our weight.
Portion sizes are influenced by factors like plate size (larger plate = more food) and packaging (i.e. eating straight from the box or bag vs.consuming a pre-measured amount on a plate or in a dish). To help cut calories, buy smaller plates and skinny glasses. Repackage that barrel of pretzels from Costco into snack-size bags. Minor adjustments like these can help pare 100 to 200 calories from your daily diet, and help you lose 10 to 20 pounds a year! 
For more ideas, click here. 
Tips for Developing Calorie Consciousness:
1. Truly savor the flavor of your food

2. Expect social distractions and take precautions

3. Check to see how hungry you are before you take your first bite

4. Put the fork/spoon down…

Studio Gear Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer Review

This post is sponsored by Studio Gear and no other compensation was given.

I am a sucker for makeup. I like things that are easy to apply and last all day. This is my 2nd product review post with Studio Gear. The girly-girl I am is really enjoying these professional makeup products.

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The Studio Gear Professional Brush Collection is the core of the line. Made only from the highest quality hairs and hand-tied for unbeatable quality, women around the country are using this collection to enhance their makeup application and express their cr…

Level Up Virtual Runs

As a Level Up Virtual Runs Ambassador, I'm pretty excited to share with you the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales coming up.


You can see all the medals above and register on the Level Up Runs site

Also, the December medal idea is out. Isn't it super cute!?


It also needs a name. What would you name the December run using the medal idea above?

Are you taking advantage of any Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales? We might buy a new TV at Best Buy or Costco. I didn't get one last year since I was cooking but this year, I'm on cooking strike. :-)

Do you share your real self online?

Do you share your real self online? I found this blogging writing prompt on a bloggie site and thought it is fairly interesting.
I think that a lot of people do have an honest portion of themselves online, but they don't share the negative or the tears.  Most bloggers who have a"brand",  have their "brand" online, but edit the other parts of their lives out. Or they may be fearful of stalkers or whatever.


I don't know if its because of what I feel my "brand" is, or that I'm naturally honest and open about my feelings and thoughts, I don't think I edit out as much as others.

The only opinion that I keep off my online channel is politics and religion. I feel to each their own on those and my opinion is not going to change your thoughts and feelings. Oh, and bank account info. I don't think that has a place online, either. :-)


If I like a product, I like a product and want to share with you. If my MIL or boyfriend is causing a ruckus in…

4 Festive Ideas to Set the Thanksgiving Scene

4 Festive Ideas to Set the Thanksgiving Scene



Let’s not forget that turkey day is right around the corner too! Read our 4 Festive Ideas to Set the Thanksgiving Scene to help you set the scene for a memorable Thanksgiving meal.

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2.Grab some tools of the trade. Bottle openers, stoppers, aerators, pourers and preservers – WineShop At Home has them all! Look professional and pour your wine with ease.

3. Score major style points. Our line of Artisan 5 Star Stemware and Decanters is classic, gorgeous in every way and perfect for serving your favorite types of wines. Stop unsightly drips on your table with the Wine Bottle Coaster and add an extra touch of ambiance and flair with the W…

All Vaycay Pics - Lotsa Pics from LBC & Cruise

After we left off on the previous post, we got up the next morning, hopped on the Deuce to go to Fashion Show to hit Starbucks for coffee and a quick brekky sandwich before checkout. After checkout we went to Long Beach. Let's just say I am NOT a fan of California. I hit the border of CA & NV and I HATE the traffic already. Not a fan Cali, not a fan.

Oh, and most of the pics I took were of food while on the cruise. 







I was actually thinking of running 2 races while in LBC before the Cruise. There was one the day after we got into town in Huntington Beach but I decided against that because of the drive. I didn't want to drive in Cali traffic.  BUT I did do the Bimbo Global Energy run. It was a short 3K along the beachfront. The 3K was not timed but it was nice to do a race in somewhere not local to me. The swag was something else. We got a bag, hat, towel, LOTS of samples from the vendors. Muscle Milk and CO2 coconut water, plus a ton more. There was a free sandwich at the …