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Just a Sliver: Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA

A couple of weeks ago, my Mom and I escaped the cold weather and went to Laguna Beach for a long weekend. What a place!! No wonder people love Southern California. Seriously. The beauty is simply unbelievable. It makes me want to re-watch the American classic television series "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" - is it on Netflix?! If not, it should be. My Mom and I stayed one night at the Ranch at Laguna Beach and two nights at Montage Laguna Beach. Two TOTALLY different properties and I … [Read More...]

JAS VDay RoundUP

Valentine’s Day Roundup

You have a few days left to decide what you're going to bake for the sweetest people in your life. I've said it a million times: Valentine's Day is my favorite. Why not decorate in pink, red, and white and spread a little extra love?! If you are one of the many that think it's a silly Hallmark holiday then I ask you this: why are you ok with  National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Hug Day, National Ice Cream Day and you're not ok with Valentine's Day? Please. Give V-Day the respect it … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: New Orleans

New Orleans

A few weeks ago I was in New Orleans for work. With a little bit of free time, I ubered to the French Quarter to explore. It was a perfectly sunny day for walking around. My first stop was Cafe du Monde (of course) for some beignets and cafe au lait. They certainly lived up to the hype...it was hard to just eat two of the three...and maybe I should have had only one? Yea right. The city is beautiful with so much to see and do.  I definitely didn't have time to see enough so I'll be revisiting at … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: M&M Cookies

Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

Everyone needs a good M&M cookie recipe. M&M cookies are always a crowd pleaser and I love how they can be used for any holiday. Use the Christmas M&M's, Valentine's M&M's, or Easter M&M's. Need a cute gift idea? Tie a few up in a clear baggie and you have a perfect mini-gift for all of your Valentines. I love this recipe because it's simple. They're easy to make in the evening after a long day of work. You could make these AND make dinner - they're that simple! If you're … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: Game Changers for the New Year

Game Changers for the New Year

Whether you like setting resolutions or not, there is  something about the clean slate of the New Year that kicks motivation into higher gear. You're ready to form new habits and excited to get back on track - mentally and physically. And honestly, I need to focus on something to get me through this first Winter month. My focus this month is getting back to a structured routine which includes early mornings, consistent workouts, and positive habits throughout the workday and evening. Here are 13 … [Read More...]