Love Your Legs

Love Your Legs

Happy Monday everyone! What a beautiful morning! With the cool temps and low humidity, I had such a great run this morning. I probably could have run for an hour. I only stopped because I needed to get ready for work. It's my first day back after being out of the office for 6 work days! I have to Continue reading

Staycation Destination…Starbucks!

Staycation Destination…Starbucks!

I am thrilled to report that I was able to enjoy my first Starbucks in nearly 3 weeks, and without going off of my restaurant diet! I owe this great delight to my sister Carrie who came into town for a visit. She and I went out to lunch yesterday and I treated using what was left over from my Continue reading

American Nights and French Mornings

American Nights and French Mornings

Happy Birthday America! Well, it was another late night and another early morning for me. I was up at 6 AM after getting to sleep at 1 AM. That is why I’m posting in the afternoon rather than the morning– I needed to wake up! I was also preoccupied with baking this morning. I wanted to make this Continue reading

Who Says You Can't Have Cake For Breakfast?

Who Says You Can't Have Cake For Breakfast?

Who Says You Can't Have Cake For Breakfast? Not me - especially when it's a lemon cake! Right now, I am enjoying a lovely piece of Lemon Yogurt Cake - made it myself last night and it is Yummy! I decided to make this particular Barefoot Contessa cake after sampling it several other times at work Continue reading

Come On, Get Happy

Come On, Get Happy

Happy Thursday everyone! What do Disney World and Denmark have in common? At one point in time, each has been considered the happiest place on Earth. NORTHERN HAPPINESS According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Denmark and Finland Continue reading

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Beauty Products Are Travel Treasures

Bonjour mon amis! Well, so much for complaining about running in the heat last week. This morning it was 60 degrees when I went out for my daily run. It was a bit chilly and rainy, but quite a nice change from sweating bullets the last few mornings. After my energizing run, I decided to splurge Continue reading

A Restaurant Diet Reprieve

A Restaurant Diet Reprieve

What a jam-packed morning! I've already run 4 miles, went to yoga, and the grocery store - all before 10:30 AM! I love being on vacation! Now, onto my post for the day. As many of you know, it has now been two weeks since my husband and I put ourselves on a restaurant diet - opting to not spend any Continue reading

10 Ideas for a Great Staycation

10 Ideas for a Great Staycation

Good morning friends! It is a gorgeous morning today - so much cooler than it has been for the last week which makes for great running. I am on vacation this week - woo hoo! But, contrary to what many of you might guess, I'm not headed to Paris or even sunny Florida, I'm staying put. Yes, this Continue reading

A Not So English Garden

A Not So English Garden

A Garden is the Best Alternative Therapy — Germaine Greer My husband and I have several very large gardens on our property - inherited from the previous owner who just happened to have a very green thumb. So, at some point every summer, I get the urge to garden - and that time is now. Although I am Continue reading

New Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

New Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

Bonjour everyone!  Sorry I'm so late posting today. It's been a VERY busy morning. I first want to say farewell to the King of Pop Michael Jackson - you were an icon to generations and will be missed by millions. And, just as ABBA said, Thank you for the music! My morning run was not the greatest Continue reading

European Dining in Your Own Home

European Dining in Your Own Home

It's been 10 days and my husband and I have not given in to the temptations of dining out. But let me tell you - this restaurant diet is tough! Not only have we sacrificed our day-to-day treats but we've even turned down or cancelled lunch/dinner dates with friends - or at least post-poned them Continue reading

All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

All You Need Are 3 Perfect Lipsticks

Good morning everyone! Wow - what a hot one today! Even at 5:30 AM it was nearly 80 degrees outside. After my 4-mile run, I really needed to refuel with plenty of H2O and reload with some protein (thank you Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt!) One thing great about getting up so early to run (other than Continue reading