Charlottesville, VA, Travel Guide

Charlottesville, VA, Travel Guide

This travel guide is a list of 6 places to check out in and around Charlottesville, VA. We love this town and have vacationed here twice. If you are ambitious, you can check them all out in one day. Though, I would recommend hitting up #2-4 Day 1 and the rest Day 2....

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Cashew Ashwagandha Smoothie

Cashew Ashwagandha Smoothie

I have been doing my best to research helpful spices and incorporate them more into my diet. Ashwagandha is the number one herb recommended in Ayurvedic healing. It belongs to the same plant family as the tomato and has a red fruit the size of a raisin. Although it...

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2017 MAY: THINGS I’M LOVING

2017 MAY: THINGS I’M LOVING

May flew right by. We call April, May, and June our 'hell months' because we have something every weekend- birthdays, weddings, graduations, and Mother's and Father's Days. It makes it very hard to stay on track and stay healthy. My office hosted a 100-person...

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Creating a Vision Board

Creating a Vision Board

Vision boards are all the rage. Over the past few years, I have seen them pop up in workout regimens, professional goal setting, and lifestyle imagining programs. A vision board helps you visualize what a specific transformation will look like. Recently, I started a...

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Makki Ki Roti (a gluten-free answer to flatbread)

Makki Ki Roti (a gluten-free answer to flatbread)

More and more people in my family are turning to a gluten-free lifestyle. It is sad that these individuals can't partake in eating Naan bread - the small slice of heaven on earth. Makki Ki Roti is an alternative. This simple recipe uses cornmeal and water as a base...

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Strawberry Tumeric Smoothie

Strawberry Tumeric Smoothie

I have been doing my best to research helpful spices and incorporate them more into my diet. Tumeric is at the top of this list. My husband's family suffers from arthritis and the onsets of this pain him some days. Tumeric was the first spice to come up in my research...

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2017 APRIL: THINGS I’M LOVING

2017 APRIL: THINGS I’M LOVING

And, April is over. This month was a tough one. We canceled our trip to Spain because I wasn't sure if I would get my dissertation draft in. I did, though, this past weekend. This dissertation has been years in the making and I am so excited to almost be done with my...

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2017 March: Things I’m Loving

2017 March: Things I’m Loving

March is almost over- another month gone by. This month we had a big snow storm and a big wind storm. St. Patrick's Day is a big event in my husband's family. Every year, we meet at the Glen Park Tavern for drinks and apps and then head to my in-laws for a big dinner....

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Dog Treats – Peanut Butter

Dog Treats – Peanut Butter

These are little Fiona's favorite treats. She has a million of these every day. I love that they are a healthy, homemade treat and I know exactly what is in them. The recipe is pretty simple. Just mix all the ingredients together and bake....

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Squeezing More Out of Life with Crystals and Stones

Squeezing More Out of Life with Crystals and Stones

When I was younger, I would stay long weekends at my aunt and uncle's. They had no children of their own. So, besides being spoiled rotten, it was also a great way to get away from my screaming siblings, who were much younger than I was. My uncle was a jeweler, and I...

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