The Struggle to Stay Forever Young — Is Real

Bonjour, mes beaux amis!

For the past eight years, each summer sometime in July I start to reflect on the fact that I will be having another birthday within a few weeks.  I start thinking about the year that’s passed, as well as what’s to come.  And I mostly start to panic a little inside wondering if anyone can accurately guess my age – or worse yet, think I am older than I really am.  I also begin to reflect on all of the many little age-fighting secrets my mom shared with me as well as the few things I’ve discovered on my own in the last ten years.  Yes, the struggle is real – but the struggle can be overcome!! Continue reading

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{Monday Blues to Greens}

Bonjour, mes beaux amis!boston terrier, boston terriers, dog, cute, adorable, animals, puppyI hope you had a safe and fun holiday weekend like I did!  I did, however, wake up feeling as lazy as my munchkin, Mr. Bingsley here… Mondays after holiday weekends are always sad to face (sad-face?), especially when I feel guilty about all of the delicious but less-than-healthy eats I’ve indulged in for the past couple of days.  Continue reading

{Bits+Bytes for the Weekend}

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It’s a short week for us in the US since Friday is the 4th of July.  This weekend my other half and I decided to take it easy this weekend for some time to catch our breath after lots of recent travel, work and general chaos.  Some of that ‘take it easy’ time will include some reading (I’m about 3/4 done with Philip K. Dick’s The Man In the High Castle), as well as catching up on some TV/movie watching!

.And hopefully we squeeze in a few healthy activities too – which reminds me, I’ve been meaning to share my Breakfast Boost smoothie recipes! Here’s the first of a few recipes I’ve been tweaking:

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Being A Little Anti-Bride-ish

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I recently shared that I am just four months away from my wedding (eeeeeek!)!!  In fact, I just got the call that my wedding dress has been shipped and is ready for me to pick up.  And we all know what that means: that dreaded profane FOUR LETTER WORD…

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However, I just read Continue reading