Healthy Beverages To Keep You On Track

Healthy Beverages To Keep You On Track

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I found myself stressed, overwhelmed, and depressed over the holidays. My son was home from school for vacation. It was tough because he was home all day and he would eat a lot throughout the day! I spent so much money on food. We were going to the store every 2 or 3 days! My savings was going fast and that didn’t help my stress.

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3 Easy Keto-Friendly Drinks

Searching for energy? Get ready for Keto-Friendly Drinks that are super easy to make!

3 Easy Keto-Friendly Drinks

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It seems the Keto diet is hot right now. I am already a vegetarian, but I am always looking to clean up my diet!  Being curious, I researched the Ketogenic diet and realized it would be even more restrictive for me, as I am already a vegetarian. That didn’t stop me from looking at coffee beverages to try!

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Coffee For The Women Who Do It All

Coffee For The Women Who Do It All

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Ladies, let’s have some real talk for a moment, okay? I think that today’s woman actually has it pretty challenging. We’re expected to be career women, dutiful mothers, devoted wives, loyal friends, caring daughters, and loving sisters. For single moms, there are many times they have the duties of two parents in one. Wow, that’s a lot! Not to mention there’s more if you’re involved in your kid’s extracurricular activities, church, personal hobbies, or community events…. [read more]

Online Wine Shop That Delivers Amazing Taste

Do you buy Wine Online?

Two bottles of Brix + Barrel Wine with a holiday dear in front

Why not buy wine online, we buy almost everything else online.  Now, wine is precious cargo so you will need to know that your wine will be delivered properly. So your first thought might be to buy wine from Amazon.com, but NO don’t do that, we have another suggestion- Brix and Barrel wines.

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Warm Up In Style

Warm Up In Style with Verve Coffee and Flag & Anthem

Warm Up In Style

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I love the changing of the seasons because it means wearing different styles and usually having to buy new pieces of clothing for myself and my son. I love wearing my boots and even trying different styles, such as long sleeves, flannels, and hoodies. As a mom, I like the simple and relaxed look as much as possible.

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Start Your Day With Coffee And Treats

Start your day with coffee and treats from Emmy’s Organics and Vega Coffee

Start Your Day With Coffee And Treats

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I do my best to buy organic and non-GMO food and beverages. Every once in a while, something slips through. I forget to read the labels and I end up buying GMO foods, usually from the big brand products! I am disappointed that big companies haven’t made the switch for healthier alternatives.

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Gift Giving For The Person That’s Difficult To Shop For

Gift Giving For The Person That's Difficult To Shop For

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The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means gift giving! For me, I enjoy finding gifts my family and friends will love. I think it’s really  fun to see the smiles on their faces…. [read more]

Slim Down On Your Time

Ready to Slim Down On Your Time? Check out our favorite tips!

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I am working to slim down. I know I’ve slacked the last few weeks and haven’t been able to go for my morning walk! There are also times when I don’t have the energy or time to work out. With that, I am still trying to be healthy and eat well! I aim to drink plenty of water too!

Are you looking to slim down on your time? We have four easy tips to get started!

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Celebrate the Season with these Special Holiday Wines

Celebrate the Season with these Special Holiday Wines

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The holiday season is officially here. It’s time to get ready to shop, cook, bake, wrap presents, decorate, entertain, and party hop. And let’s not forget the traffic and crowds, delayed flights, crazy weather, and even crazier family. Is your head spinning yet? Never fear because we’re making celebrating the season easier with our top picks for special holiday wines.

Special Holiday Wines – FitVine

There’s a lot of eating going on during the holidays. It’s a real calorie fest, especially when you include those holiday beverages. Enter FitVine and their selection of guilt-free wines.  With their proprietary extended fermentation process, FitVine creates flavor rich wines low in calories, sulfites, sugar, and carbs. Hence their slogan, “We crush grapes, you crush life.”

The brand was kind enough to send me two of their seasonal offerings; Limited Edition Holiday Red Blend and Prosecco. These special holiday wines are ideal for lovers of red and white, sweet and dry.

Special Holiday Wines_FitVine Holiday Red

The Limited Edition Holiday Red features a blend of decadent black fruits, dark raspberry, and a touch of chocolate. It has a nice full body that isn’t too heavy or overpowering. It also only contains .01 grams of sugar, 120 calories, and 3.5 grams of carbs (based on 5 oz glass).

I find it to be very light and smooth, which is due to its ultra-refined tannins. FitVine’s Holiday Red is one of those unique reds you can drink by itself or pair with a variety of foods. It would make for a nice hostess gift, or as an offering at your holiday party, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas table.

Special Holiday Wines_FitVine Prosecco

If you’re looking for something a little sweeter or with some bubbly, you’ll love FitVine’s Prosecco. With its notes of apple, pear, citrus, and tropical flowers, this Prosecco has a light, clean, and refreshing flavor. It also is comes in at 92 calories, .7 grams of sugar and 3.0 grams of carbs (based on 5 oz glass).

As you can see by my picture, I added some strawberries to my flute glass for added flavor and color. You could also add your own berry of choice or perhaps a few slices of pear or apple to make it feel even more festive. Prosecco is a great option to champagne. It works well as a dessert wine, one its own, or as a nice complement to your holiday brunch offerings. Can someone say, Holiday Bellini or Mimosa?

Give Back with Cashmere Black

Next up we have a wine whose name and label caught my eye. Am I the only one who picks wines simply based on the label design, description or even the wine name? In the case of Cline Cellars Cashmere Black, it was hard to resist all of the above. Not to mention, I’m a huge fan of blends.

Special Holiday Wines_Cashmere Black

What truly garnered my attention the most, besides the blend of varietals, was the fact that Cline Cellars is a supporter of important causes. To date, they have donated over $330k to charitable organizations. I was also pleased to learn that this winery has been sustainably farmed and family owned since 1982. It’s nice knowing the bottle I’m enjoying was made without causing damage to the environment where the grapes are grown.

You can truly taste their efforts in Cashmere Black. As far as holiday wines go, Cashmere Black is the ideal. Its full-bodied flavor comes from a blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Carignane, and Alicante Bouschet. It’s like drinking a rich mashup of blueberry, plum, violet, cherry, vanilla, and coffee, with an oaky finish. Basically, Cashmere Black is heaven in a glass. It’s the perfect end to a long day of holiday shopping, or the quintessential beverage to enjoy alongside your holiday turkey with all the trimmings.

So when it comes time to choose your special holiday wines, consider FitVine’s Holiday Red Blend and Prosecco, as well as  Cashmere Black from Cline Cellars. They’ll make you want to clink your glasses in celebration of their rich flavor, low calories, and sustainable creation.

What is your favorite holiday drink? Which special holiday wines would you want to try?

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Prevent Holiday Burnouts with This Coffee and Cookie Subscription

Match Made Coffee

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November is almost here which means the countdown until Christmas will be beginning soon, Endless hours will be spent in checkout lines, scouring sales ads, wrapping gifts and hiding them until the big day arrives. Don’t get burnt out with exhaustion when treating yourself is as simple as subscribing to Match Made Cookie, who delivers both coffee and a perfectly matched cookie right to your door. How perfect is that? Not much of a coffee drinker? That’s okay too! Gift this subscription to the coffee lover in your life for the perfect pick me up.

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