Bathing suit season! 3 day food diary

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Food Journal We are officially knee deep in bathing suit season. If you are like me, this also means entertaining season-BBQs, chips and dip galore, and lime flavored beers. This is all fabulous until I wake up swollen like a stuffed sausage from copious amounts of sodium. FYI stuffed sausages do not look good in bikinis. The only way I know to stay on track is to hold myself accountable. A simple Food Journal that I created back when I was running Skinny Mommy is perfect. Here's a three day ... continue reading...

What do I want to do for the rest of my life?

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I was talking with my sister the other day about her upcoming move from Florida to Boston. When I asked her about her job search she explained that that she kept putting the job search on hold because she felt so overwhelmed. Miss Type A that I am, I wanted to know why. She responded, "Because I don't know what I want to do." As in for the rest of her life. My gosh friends, who does. That is not a career commitment anyone can get behind and seriously, how daunting. If you are at a ... continue reading...

Once Upon a Time I Won the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge

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I have always been a little ballsy. Like the time I rapped in front of my entire middle school (a Brita original, I might add), or danced a solo dance in college with only one class under belt, or perhaps the time I cashed in my 401k, quit my job and started my own company? Cojones. So, it should probably come as no surprise that when I saw an ad looking for the next hot food product, I didn't hesitate to enter. I had an amateur food blog, but no formal culinary training and no real ... continue reading...

So much to do in Hollywood… Florida that is!

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This fall. Ugh. It was a doozy. If you work in a seasonal business you know exactly what I am talking about. I won't bore you with a shlew of minor complaints. You know, you've been there too. I am just saying this was a girl who was  counting down the days to BREATHE in the sunshine of sunny Florida and to relish in some unadulterated fun and laughs with my beloved little sis. Hollywood Beach was where we to chose to plant our flip flops. It was the perfect choice--a combination of ... continue reading...

It’s Not As Glamorous as It Seems…

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The sun was shining and the air was finally warm. So yesterday I asked the kids if they wanted to play baseball. They excitedly grabbed the equipment and headed out the front door. Not so much as a second pitch happened by the time one boy was angrily throwing a bat and another was lying on the ground in full blow temper tantrum. That same toddler kicked his brother--and then me- with his cleats on. We didn't make it to second base. All the baseball stuff was put away and snotty cries ensued. ... continue reading...