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Taking care of myself

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. RUSHING OVERWHELMED EXHAUSTED It’s the HOLIDAY SEASON! It really should be fun, but somehow along the way it got complicated. My only child is ...

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Posted on: Nov 16, 2016 |  Original Post

Tips for hosting a big game party

Mr. S played football in high school. He went to prep school and then college on a full football scholarship, and when the time came he was scouted by a pro-team outside of the United States. It turned out that he had an issue with his spine, that ...

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Posted on: Feb 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Sitting on my loggia with a cup of great Italian coffee

Cross Country Cafe + LavAzza Coffee de Jour With my Keurig and a K-cup, I sit on my loggia, sipping a cup of the best coffee Italy has to offer: LavAzza K-cup Gran Aroma, a medium smooth cup of coffee. That is for the morning! In the gathering dusk ...

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Posted on: Sep 04, 2015 |  Original Post

My Secret: Special K® Red Berries

I recently received these Special K Red Berries (with REAL strawberries) to review for a sponsored post! I wasn’t even sure that I’d actually take the time to eat them each morning.  I always seem to be in a rush. HONESTLY, I ...

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Posted on: Sep 01, 2015 |  Original Post

INSPIRED: glamping al fresco

al fres·co al ˈfreskō/ – in the open air Last month I got to take that term quite literally, as I headed to Firelight Camps in Ithaca, NY to take part in an Iron Chef style competition with al fresco All Natural products. While you all know ...

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Posted on: Aug 24, 2015 |  Original Post


As a verified coffee lover, I enjoy not only a variety of coffees, but I have enough coffee-makers to supply a small town. From my Keurig 2.0 in my South Florida home, to the Nespresso that sits on the counter in Boston, I enjoy mixing things up for ...

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Posted on: Aug 21, 2015 |  Original Post

Celebrate rum in South Florida

I may be all about Champagne Living But living in a tropical climate also means that RUM is KING! There’s nothing like visiting one of our favorite watering holes when it’s HOT, HOT, HOT out and ordering a traditional…or NOT so ...

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Posted on: Aug 11, 2015 |  Original Post

Plentiful Plenti yogurt

I’ve started my day with a cup of yogurt for almost 20 years now. It’s the ONE GOOD HABIT that I’m actually consistent with. My newest find – Plenti Yogurt. Plenti Yogurt is Packed Full of Goodness™ from the #LandofPlenti ...

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Posted on: Aug 04, 2015 |  Original Post

Live Long and Prosper: Green and Clean Eating Essentials

You want to live long, and prosper, like Spock. Problem is, you don’t know where to start. Eating healthy is the foundation of a good lifestyle. Here’s how to get started. Change Your Lifestyle, Not Your Diet Think about your diet as a ...

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Posted on: Jul 27, 2015 |  Original Post

Dash off to Winston-Salem

I suppose that I’d never given a lot of thought to visiting the city famous for it’s hyphen before. When I mentioned to my friends that I was visiting, they started talking about WITCHES…um, we’re not talking about THAT ...

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Posted on: Jul 22, 2015 |  Original Post


While here in Florida, we can access farmstands and farmer’s markets year round, in summer I seem to go more often. There’s something about the abundance of juicy peaches and watermelons that call me back a few times each week. For those ...

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Posted on: Jul 19, 2015 |  Original Post

My donut shop coffee challenge

Each month Cross Country Cafe feeds my coffee addiction by sending me coffee to try. All opinions are strictly my own…they are simply my pusher. LOL GAME ON!! Most of you know that I used to work for a major coffee shop company. I can’t ...

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Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 |  Original Post

Chocolate Eclair Day

I’m NOT making this up. Today: June 22, 2015 is chocolate eclair day and what better way to celebrate than with one of THESE!!! I crave Good Humor Chocolate Eclairs (they remind me of the truck that used to come through the neighborhood when I ...

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Posted on: Jun 22, 2015 |  Original Post

Espresso Obsession: The Science Behind the Perfect Brew

  For many coffee lovers, the inner-barista that lurks just beneath the surface means that it is all too easy to develop an espresso obsession as we seek to create the perfect brew. Learning how to make an espresso is not dissimilar to learning ...

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Posted on: Jun 20, 2015 |  Original Post

Celebrate with my Irish Coffee recipe

Today I’m putting the cork BACK into my champagne bottle and pulling out my K-Cups from Cross Country Cafe for some good old school Irish Coffee to celebrate the day. As I write this it’s 9:30 am on the East Coast of the states and 1:20 ...

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Posted on: Mar 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Fresh from Florida

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh from Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Living in South Florida the dining out choices are pretty endless. Whether you’re craving ethnic, chain food, farm to table, or the ...

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Posted on: Mar 04, 2015 |  Original Post

Las Vegas dining experiences

It’s easy to get overwhelmed in a city like Las Vegas. With so many luxe places to stay and even more dining and entertainment experiences, how do you choose? While I haven’t yet made my way through ALL of Las Vegas’ culinary ...

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Posted on: Feb 23, 2015 |  Original Post

Warm up with this Margarita recipe

February 22nd is Margarita Day. Considering that even down here in sunny Florida the temperatures have dipped into the 30’s this Blue Nectar Margarita Toddy should hit the spot! Enjoy this nice warm Margarita recipe. Blue Nectar ® Margarita ...

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2015 |  Original Post

Be creative with your coffee – give latte art a try

Have you ever been sitting drinking a coffee and wished that you could be as creative as the barista in your local coffee shop. Yes, the coffee may still taste good, but it’s more fun when it looks great, with some quirky coffee art. Giving your ...

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Posted on: Dec 09, 2014 |  Original Post

10 Meals you shouldn’t miss on the Regal Princess

I never believed that cruising was about the food. The reason? I’m not certain that before the past year that I’d ever has what I believed was a GOOD meal on board a cruise ship. Perhaps coming from owning and operating award winning ...

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Posted on: Nov 24, 2014 |  Original Post


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