What Gets You Up and Out on Monday Morning?

Happy Monday! And what a glorious Monday it is! After an exciting four days at Blogfest and IDEAWorld I feel recharged and ready to conquer the world! … [Read more...]

Summer Fun $150 Cash Giveaway

To help celebrate our summer fun , we have joined with a group of great bloggers in bringing you a $150 Summer Fun Cash Giveaway! Who wouldn't like a little extra moola to help pay for summer fun events, food, clothes or whatever you need help with! Please post in the comments what you would use the extra $$ for this summer! I would love to hear about it. This Cash Giveaway is a Blogger … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Strength Training Basics for Women

Strength training is by far the most effective way to supercharge your weight loss and maximize the returns of those many hours spent on your fitness program. I loved your enthusiastic response to my post last week where I share why I believe every woman should incorporate strength training in her workout routine and am excited about the number of you who are ready to commit to strength … [Read more...]

5 Steps to a Restful Night

If you'd told me just a few years ago, that there'd come a time when I regularly enjoyed a good night's sleep I would have thought you were crazy. 5 Steps to a Restful Night If like me you struggle with sleep, here are five simple things you can do to get your much needed rest: Make Sleep a Priority If it's not important to you it won't be important to anyone else. I've struggled with … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Most of my days start with an early morning workout. That means I'm out the door somewhere between 6 and 7 am. Though I'm wide awake and ready for my day to begin, I'm not usually ready for a big breakfast... The kind of breakfast I absolutely relish with eggs and tons of veggies, fresh seasonal fruit and a giant mug of steaming green tea. Yum! That's what I call "The Breakfast of … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Women Should Strength Train

"Nice guns lady!" Living in LA where we enjoy hot weather most of the year I get comments like this quite frequently, and always from men. Truth be told there was time I wasn't so sure I liked the attention on my biceps. I felt a little embarrassed and longed for more slender arms.  I felt a little too manly and I did not like that one bit. Those days are long gone though and that type of … [Read more...]

The Fragile Link Between Sleep and Weight Loss

To say that I was frustrated was an understatement.... I was eating right, drinking about 3 liters of water a day and exercising five to six times a week. Yet no matter what I could not get rid of that sneaky little bulge around my mid-section. I had reached the dreaded plateau! When I shared my concerns with my personal trainer, Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer,  he asked a … [Read more...]

Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

Quiche is a staple food in our family and I love coming up with all sorts of variations to this simple, tasty and healthy meal. This spinach and zucchini quiche is a favorite with my girls, and a fantastic way to get your little ones to eat their greens. Spinach and zucchini blend beautifully and are generally tolerated by children of all ages.  Add a little fresh garlic and some fresh mozzarella … [Read more...]

Kale And Red Peppers Frittata Cups

Ah the joy of a healthy breakfast! Such a fabulous way to start the day and set yourself up for success. I'm a firm believer that healthy should be fun and flavorful. And these frittata cups are exactly that -- fun, tasty little bundles of wholesome goodness! These kale and red pepper frittata cups are just as fun to make as they are to savor, one scrumptious bite after another. You … [Read more...]

Summer Dreams KitchenAid Artisan Mixer Giveaway

Summer is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous Summer Dreams KitchenAid Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer Giveaway! After all summer is all about fun and spending quality time with the kids.  So bring the fun to the kitchen and get ready to whip together all sorts of tasty treats. From simple whipped cream to home made ice creams, decadent custards to multi … [Read more...]