Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Catch the Entrepreneurial Spirit

The different between entrepreneurs and everyone else. Go ahead. Click and find out. Then come back.

I didn't realize how much I needed to read that definition until I did. I couldn't agree more with the piece, which in my opinion, is beautifully written. I've always been drawn to people who are passionate about a subject... their knowledge and excitement are, to me, contagious and interesting.

So while the first month of the new year has passed us and even though I don't entirely believe in resolutions, let's resolve to keep ourselves interesting, educated and passionate.

Life's too short to be anything but entrepreneurial.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Celebrate Love

Happy Valentine's Day!

via Pinterest
Wishing each and every one of you a Happy Valentine's Day and a day full of love. And not just romantic love... love for your friends, your family and yourself. Be thankful for and do something good for all of the love ones in your life.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Country's Night Out at the Grammys

Ah, the Grammys... a night that music and civilians look forward to every year. As usual, I watched every minute of the show, guessing the winners, adoring the fashions and enjoying the performances.

This year I was incredibly happy to see how well country music was represented - Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Reba (!), and Taylor Swift. The inclusion of all of these talented artists (and more) was a highlight for me. Especially when one of those lovely ladies nabbed my best dressed award...

Drum roll.....  Ms. Carrie Underwood!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Go Red, Wear Red

Did you know heart disease kills more women each year than any other disease? Yes, more than all cancers combined. Today - Friday, February 3 - is National Wear Red Day in honor of American Heart Association's fight against the disease. Wearing a certain color clothing is a simple task we can do to make an impact and to represent standing up for our health. So even if you've already gotten dressed for the day (as I suspect many have) think about wearing red out tonight.

Here are some of my favorite red pieces out now - what are yours?

Red Dress Boutique

White House Black Market

Old Navy

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wellness Wednesday: Lean, Mean, Green Fighting Machines

Green Smoothie 
Let me start by saying I've never met a Jamba Juice flavor I didn't like -- and I mean it. I even liked the (admittedly) somewhat weird peanut butter flavor. So naturally all this talk about "green smoothies" in the health and nutrition world got me thinking... why the heck would anyone want to eat pureed lettuce?

Turns out a lot of people seemed to be hooked... and it's not just lettuce they are blending up. I came across this post on a raw foods and healthy eating blog and finally learned what it means to make a green smoothie and why they are so good for your body.

When we cook vegetables many of the vitamins and nutrients are lost in the cooking process taking away from their healthy benefits. To get the most vitamins and nutrients out of your fruits and vegetables it is important to increase the amount eaten in their raw form. Green smoothies are a beneficial way to absorb these important nutrients because the cell walls have been ruptured by the blending process and the nutrients are extracted in a more digestible form.

I feel enlightened now, but I'm still a wee bit hesitant about how it might taste. I understand and am even intrigued by this seemingly simple way to add more important veggies (read nutrients) into my diet, but I'm just not sure... 

Curiosity has almost gotten the best of me so I dug up a recipe that has bananas, strawberries and yogurt in it along with spinach. If I get brave enough to try it for breakfast one of these days, I'll let you all know. Until then, long live the Strawberry Surf Rider