Christmas Eve traditions

We want to wish all our followers who celebrate a very joyous Christmas!  For many, the holidays will be very different this year as our gatherings are smaller.  And for some, there are fewer gifts under the tree.  But it is an opportunity to celebrate what we do have and enjoy the season with our immediate family.   Most families have a Christmas eve tradition.  For … Continue reading Christmas Eve traditions

Shipping delays bring headaches this holiday season

With the holiday season in high gear, transportation companies like UPS and FedEx are handling record volumes resulting in… record delays. Since the start of the pandemic, shipping companies have been handling holiday-like volume all year.  And now that the real holidays are here, they are experiencing volume at unprecedented levels.  Cyber Monday sales surged as year over year revenue increased 15.1%.  This is despite … Continue reading Shipping delays bring headaches this holiday season

Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

For many, they have been home since the pandemic and have taken no trips.  With the holidays upon us, many are ready to take a trip to spend time with loved ones.  Once study shows that 39% of Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday season.  If you are one of those who will be traveling, here are a few things you can … Continue reading Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Still trying to figure out what to get people on your holiday gift list?  Fear not because we are back with some more suggestions…this time focused on health!  So many of us have been forced to workout at home and it could still be some time before people feel safe working out indoors sans masks.  So here is a partial gift list (full list here) … Continue reading Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Let the holiday shopping begin!

It’s officially time to holiday shop! If you’re like us, you have been enjoying the weeklong Black Friday sales.  In an effort to moderate crowds and incent buyers, stores are offering deeper discounts over a longer period of time than past years.  But there is still the challenge of what to get for that “tough-to-buy-for” person on your list.  We thought we would share some … Continue reading Let the holiday shopping begin!

Your After-Thanksgiving Workout

We are officially one day out before the gluttony begins! And if you are like so many, you tend to overindulge.  So, we are preparing you now for the inevitable with a post Turkey day workout.  Save it.  You’ll thank us Friday! Complete each exercise below for one minute.  There are eight exercises so each sequence will take 8 minutes. 1. Manual squats (with or … Continue reading Your After-Thanksgiving Workout

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Happy Thanksgiving week – some helpful tips!

Continuing our holiday meal cooking theme from the past few weeks, we are going to share some last-minute Thanksgiving meal fixes from the team at Cooking Light. Should you find yourself in a kitchen predicament come this Thursday afternoon! Mashed potatoes – Be careful not to over mash your potatoes.  The starch in the potatoes can quickly become stiff and glue like.  We are a … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving week – some helpful tips!

Controlling the spending this holiday season

It’s been a tough year financially for many who have lost their job or experienced a reduction in their pay.  And as much as we want to spread the joy this holiday season through gift giving during this emotional year, there is more concern about overspending this year as compared to the past. Here are some tips to keep your holiday spending in check. We … Continue reading Controlling the spending this holiday season

Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing

It’s so easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving.  And the extra calories we consume would be enough to nourish us for a week under normal circumstances.  So, what are a few things you can do to save calories without resorting to unfathomable measures like swapping your mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower?  Read on… White meat instead of dark meat has 15% fewer calories Ditch the roll.  … Continue reading Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing