The Most ‘Instagramable’ National Holidays (U.S.)

It seems like every day I visit Instagram the masses are posting about some national holiday I’ve never heard of. And I feel late. So even though its half way through the year I decided to look up all the national holidays so that I can participate in my favorites for the rest of the year. I compiled this list of the most “Instagramable” (in my opinion) national holidays, this way we all can take part in the holiday fun! And you don’t have to search through the database like I did. Please note: this list does not include national holidays that do not fall on a specific date each year like Mother’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Thanksgiving.

Is there a national holiday that you think we need to indoctrinate?Leave you ideas in the comment section.

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My Staycation at the Westin Fort Lauderdale

I love reading about the exciting travel adventures of brave bloggers who travel solo. Although, I travel solo for work conferences and meetings. I’m just not ready to have a solo travel experience where I have to explore a new or foreign place on my own. So, instead of a solo adventure, I tested the water with a “solo-ish” staycation. We will talk about the “solo-ish” part in a future blog post. I chose the Westin Fort Lauderdale for my staycation. And it did not disappoint! Continue reading



“Dance it Out” – My Happy Playlist

Did you know that dancing is a stress reliever? Dancing is actually a great cardiovascular workout, it releases the same feel-good endorphins as traditional exercising. And it’s fun! In fact, dancing has been scientifically proven to help reduce both anxiety and stress levels. According to Psychologytoday.com, “in a study at the University of Derby, depressed patients given salsa dancing lessons improved their moods significantly by the end of the nine-week, hip-swiveling therapy.”

The best part is you don’t need a formal dance class to experience the feel-good benefits of dancing. You can dance by yourself behind a closed-door and dance yourself happy.  If you’re a fan of  Shonda Rhimes and ABC’s Thursday night lineup “TGIT”  then you already know that when life gets tough; sometimes you just have to “Dance it Out”! Shonda often writes scenes where her main characters “Dance Out” their woes to a funky beat!

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10 of the Best Summer Reads: Chick Lit Edition

 

Summer is here and its time to drink a pina colada and lay out under the sun with a good book… preferably some chick lit. According to GoodReads.com chick lit is defined as a “genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly.” When it comes to summer reading a like an upbeat, fast pace, and a light-hearted fiction novel. I’ve complied some of my favorite chick lit novels that are perfect for a day at the beach or a summer vacation.

Here are the 10 books to put on your summer reading list.

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10 Swimsuits Under $30

10 Swimsuits Under $30Happy Monday, everyone! Summer solstice (first day of summer) is only a couple of weeks away. So, I wanted to share a few flattering swimsuit I found on Amazon for less than $30. The cool thing about shopping on Amazon is that they have a customer image section. If you scroll down on the product’s webpage (near the reviews) you will find the customer images section. So not only do you get to read the customer reviews; you can also see the swimsuit on “real” women. This feature makes shopping online for a swimsuit a little less scary.

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10 Quotes To Brighten Up Your Day

With all the negative things going on in the world right now, I wanted to share some positivity thoughts with you all!

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Easy Weeknight Meal – Tofu Cauliflower Fried Rice

Tofu Cauliflower Fried Rice

Since summer is right around the corner, I’ve been trying to incorporate more low carb or no carb meals into my weekly routine. This Tofu Cauliflower Fried Rice dish is perfect for a no carb meal and can be modified (remove the egg from the ingredients) to be completely vegetarian. You can serve this dish on Monday if you practice Meatless Mondays.

In addition, the Tofu Cauliflower Fried Rice is a great weeknight meal because it only takes about 15 minutes to make; if you purchase a bag of “cauliflower rice” instead of using a food processor on a head of cauliflower. I highly recommend using the pre-prepared “cauliflower rice”. It works perfectly in this dish.

The “cauliflower rice” is a substitute for traditional rice, and I must say in this meal I don’t miss the rice. The Tofu Cauliflower Fried Rice is both a filling and flavorful meal. Here’s the recipe!

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Try Coloring to Reduce Stress

Try Coloring to Reduce StressThanks to my sponsor, Suzy Toronto, for supplying the coloring book for this giveaway!

Coloring is no longer a kid only activity! Adult coloring is quickly becoming a favorite past time and hobby for many adults. Adult coloring books are all the rage, right now. Surprisingly, the relaxing sensation felt by children while coloring is also felt by adults. In fact, research studies have found that coloring can reduce a person’s overall stress level.

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12 Things To Do in South Florida This Month

12 Things To Do In South Florida It’s Spring Break season here in South Florida! The beaches and bars are overflowing with college students. All native South Floridians know to stay as far way from A1A and the beach during this time of year. If you can’t go to the beach in South Florida, what else is there to do? Plenty!!!

Today, I’m here to share with you a list of interesting none ocean related things to do in South Florida. With the help of Groupon, I have crafted a list of recommendations for visitors and those who live locally.

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Personalized Gifts Under $25 That They Will Love!

 Personalized Gifts Under $25

If you haven’t notice, I love gifts! My favorite gifts to receive and give are personalized gifts!

My favorite part of the gift giving experience is seeing the happy smiling face of the recipient of my gift. My second favorite part is when someone exclaims, “Where on earth did you get that”? Gift giving has always to been easy for me.  And I want it to be easy for you too!

So I created this gift guide for those of you that struggle with gift giving, but want to improve your gift giving skills. I want you to get “ohs and ahs” the next time you give a gift. Buying unique and memorable gifts doesn’t have to be hard, you just need to know where to shop. These are some of my most beloved websites for personalized gifts.

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