Monthly Archives: July 2016

Two Summer Series Recipes –Peppers and Kale

Roasted Pepper Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts & Basil


This Roasted pepper recipe is great fun to make and kids love it! Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 25 Minutes


  • 4 bell peppers (any combination of red, yellow or orange), halved, seeded and cored
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 small garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon seasalt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts (you can add more to your liking)
  • 2 ounces (a scant 1/2 cup) crumbled Feta (or less)
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives

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TSA PreCheck is the Greatest!!!

I just love it!!!  For a non-refundable $85 fee (payable by money order, credit card, or a certified check) you can enroll in TSA PreCheck for five years.


TSA PreCheck is the expedited screening program that allows low-risk passengers to use a fast-tracked security line. In order to apply, you must be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident. The application process includes an in-person interview and background check.

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10 Domestic Beaches You Must See! Let’s Beach!

  • 10Beach at Panama City, Florida


panama beach

Don’t always think Miami or Ft. Lauderdale or even St. Pete’s! Panama City bears them all by far! Great hotels on the water offer luxury lifestyle!  Don’t go in March though. Too young of a crowd!  Plenty to do other than dine and beach so bring the kids! Or not!

  • 9 Augustine Beach, Florida

st augustine beach


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5 Easy Ways to Become Instantly Happy!

Exhausted? Sad? Frustrated? Bummed out? We’ve all been there. If today is one of those days, let’s get happy! Check out my list!

Have you been talking to yourself in your head all day? Telling yourself “You probably shouldn’t do that,” or “That won’t look right?”  You may not even realize it, but staying inside your own head too much can drive you crazy! This list will help you boost your self-esteem, increase you happiness and perhaps lay off the in-your-head insults.

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Got 10 Minutes? Snack on Excercise!

The procrastinators, the super-busy, and the easily bored in pursuit of a manageable fitness routine WILL find what they seek in the 10-minute workout. This workout consists of no rest. You keep moving for just 10 minutes and the results will show so long as you remain consistent!  Experts say what these short bursts of activity, sometimes called exercise snacking, lack in duration they can make up for in intensity.

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Create Abundance, Not Hardship!


The good news is that no matter where you are now, creating abundance is not only possible; it’s guaranteed when you know how to do it. Now, here’s a critical element to all of this: you are always creating something. Some people create hardship, while others create abundance. The main thing to remember is that you have created everything that is in your life, whether you think it’s good or not. The secret is to be purposeful in what you bring into your life.


Your Thoughts and Beliefs Become Things

Everything in your life is a result of your thoughts and beliefs, and nothing more. Notice it doesn’t say that your life is the result of your circumstances or surroundings. People today are quick to lay blame on anything, so long as it’s not themselves. That’s a guaranteed way to stay stuck. You are responsible for what you have.

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