One week until Halloween! Do you have your costume picked out? Are you and your spouse dressing up together or did you each pick your own fun outfit to celebrate the day? This year, my husband and I don’t have any costumes. No Halloween parties to attend and I’m not sure if we will be getting any trick-or-treaters. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the holiday! We will be watching a scary movie, munching on yummy candy and drinking these Pomegranate S’Cream Sodas – a bloody good treat!
Fall is my husband’s favorite season. As I mourn the loss of warm weather, swimming, and wearing shorts, Dan revels in the changing leaves and crisp air. Our beagle, Honey, is right there with him. She enjoys basking in the warm sun and sniffing the wind while the leaves fall off the trees. Although fall can bring beautiful scenery, holiday fun, and tons of good food it can also bring some risks for pets.
As September is coming to a close, you are probably looking forward to the falling leaves and dressing up for Halloween. However, if you plan to host Thanksgiving at your house this year, you should really start getting organized now. Hosting family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner can be a very stressful undertaking!
Earlier in the summer, I wrote about how certain foods remind me of moments in my life. The same is true of music. When I’m listening to the radio and a song from college comes on, I can almost smell the cheap beer, smoke and heavy cologne of late-night parties. Or I can feel the heartbreak of former loves and the comforting touch of my friends. It is amazing how your senses are so in tune with your memories.
As a couple with no children, we have the freedom to be a bit more spontaneous when it comes to sex. No little prying eyes around (except for our beagle). With this freedom comes the option for sex in some interesting places. The other day I was doing a bit of online research to see what locations we could add to o
It is funny how food can bring back memories. When I think about summers growing up, I remember ice pops that turned my mouth strange colors and nibbling on those little candy dots attached to a paper strip. You know the ones I’m talking about? You’d bite them off and end up swallowing scraps of paper in the process. But most of all, I think of s’mores. The taste of chocolate and marshmallow always reminds me of summers at my grandparents’ cabin in the Poconos.
Now that you are married, one of the biggest changes in your life will be your finances. This is probably why money is one of the most common reasons that couples get divorced. It is very important that you make sure to start off on the right foot with your newlywed finances so that you can avoid possible disagreements in the future. Here is a financial to-do list that will help you and your spouse navigate some of the tough financial decisions you now need to make as a couple.
For a special treat, I will make something more than coffee and Dan and I will eat breakfast in the sunroom. We open all of the windows and enjoy the breeze while we eat. Recently I made these awesome grain-free waffles for breakfast in the sunroom. I like making waffles during the warm weather because it doesn’t involve sweating over a hot stove.
With January in full swing, many of you (like me) are probably starting to waver from your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. The struggle is strong, and it doesn’t help that the football games and get-togethers are ramping up. I think that one of the easiest ways to stick to a healthier lifestyle is to stick to healthier snacks. Snacks are my downfall. I crave sweets, salty treats, and cheesy goodness. So, if I can incorporate these into my snacks and still keep it healthy, I am thrilled. That is exactly whatWeight Watchers Light Mozzarella String Cheese does for me—it is healthy AND satisfying!
Are you tired of your same old meal plans from last year? Are you ready to introduce new healthier options in 2017? Do you and your family want to incorporate more vegetables into your meals but are not quite sure where to begin? Now is the time to make some New Year’s “Vegolutions” for your busy lifestyle! MorningStar Farms® products are a great way to incorporate vegetables into your weekly meal planning. These items are not just for vegetarians, but are great for everybody!!