Plan a Soup Swap Party
Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 18th (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year's National Annual Soup Swap Day. We originally read about this creative party idea in Sara McColl's Yahoo article entitled “The Only Party Invitation We Want This Time of Year” . I guess it should not surprise anyone that we were intrigued. A winter party theme that is easy to organize, allows you to keep your weight loss / get healthy resolutions, has very little cost associated with it. And best of all you get to go home with one of the best party favors ever – 6 quarts of delicious soups, enough for dinner for a week.
And even if you missed the official soup swap day, no worries. As far as we are concerned any day can be soup swap day.
Soup Swap Party Supplies
What else you and your 5 guests will need:
- Six (6) Quarts of delicious homemade freezable soup
- 6 Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands
- Each invitee should pour the soup into the individual mason jars.
- Jars should be labeled with the chef's name, the name of the soup and the date prepared (you can even include the mason jar labels with your invitations)
The host should prepare an extra pot of soup to be served with a loaf of warm bread and a bottle or two of fabulous wine from one of our “go to” Wine merchants >> Gift Tree | The California Wine Club | Wine.com | Wine of the Month Club Continue Reading →
Celebrate & Support Women's Causes
This week Hillary Clinton made history. She became the first woman to accept a major national political party's nomination for President of the United States. Whether you agree with her politics, or not, this is a milestone in women's history and can and should be celebrated. How, you ask? We think the very best way to embrace the moment is to celebrate the women in your life and to support women's causes.
And yes, we are absolutely obsessed with Pura Vida Bracelets but not just because they are adorable and affordable, but because you can party pretty, all day and into the night, AND add meaning to your celebration. Part of the proceeds from the sale of all of these bracelets go towards benefiting important women's causes. Additionally, every time you wear them, you help spread awareness of the issues affecting hundreds of thousands of women around the world. In a small way, you become an ambassador for the cause.
These darling bracelets are so affordable you can buy one for yourself, and one for each of your friends and relatives. Make them match!
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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
Update! Holiday sales are in full swing!
And as our gift to you >> So many holiday sales thru 12.10.18! Think Anything & Everything YOGA
Yoga is spiritually, mentally and physically healing. It's no wonder yoga lovers are so obsessed with it! As yogis ourselves, we decided to curate a list of 25+ of our favorite yoga related products. Each item you see here has been hand-picked with love. We either own or would love to receive any item on this list. Continue Reading →
The results are in for our informal non-scientific poll about the most stressful, anxiety producing aspects of planning and hosting the perfect event. 98.7% of you responded that more than anything else you were consumed with losing 5-30 pounds prior to your big event. Losing weight beat out planning your meal, choosing the theme, decor, and party supplies, making your seating chart, and weight loss even topped finding the perfect outfit to wear. Continue Reading →
An amazing new line of workout clothes by adidas
adidas Women's Powerluxe Workout Apparel
WOW! Have you checked out the new adidas women's Powerluxe training line? We love it!
The simple, colorful tanks with their built-in bras and removable cups, make the training tank top a comfortable way to work out. Plus it features sweat-wicking climalite® fabric and a body-enhancing fitted fit.
Likewise the women's adidas Powerluxe No-Fuss Pants are made with sweat-wicking climalite® and a wide waistband for a comfortable fit. Plus, rumor has it that there is something about the fit that makes your derriere “second-look” worthy!
Want to look your best for a special celebration? Re-set your get healthy resolution! Up your work-out routine and look great doing so. Party Pretty!
I love this image from the Tazo.com site but unfortunately, we will not be seeing it for much longer. I just received word the folks at Tazo and Starbucks have made a business decision to close the Tazo.com ecommerce site.
So starting today, 6/10, Tazo.com will be having a 50% off storewide sale to move inventory. This is a fabulous opportunity for some last-minute sales!
Save 50% site wide at Tazo.com! Offer ends 6/28. No code necessary. Only online. While supplies last.
If you are a huge Tazo Tea fan, no worries – many of the products sold on Tazo.com will now be available on the Starbucks Store. Also consider checking out Teatulia Organic Teas for a healthy, delicious selection of teas.
Tea party anyone?
We are so excited to announce the launch of our newest venture – GreatGets.com. Developed to be one of today’s leading lifestyle magazines, GreatGets is dedicated to bringing you great finds, cool stuff, and expert advice on just about anything and everything. When we see something great we know it and know how and where to get it hence the moniker, GreatGets.. Our goal is to find products and information that wow us so we can wow you! No membership requirements – everyone is welcome!
And yes, there are faces behind the name, actually, an entire family of faces, quite often referred to affectionately. by one another, as the GreatGets. And yes, we are professional marketers as well as moms, dads, grandparents, lawyers, doctors, teachers, business people, and all sorts of other worker bees. We are also students, athletes, fundraisers, and hobbyists involved in way too many activities to list them all. What this means is that we have the resources and professional credentials to opine on just about anything and everything and if we can’t find an expert in our field, we all have lots and lots of friends and colleagues to call upon for their expertise.
GreatGets aims to do three things – all free of charge to you!
- Search the internet for irresistible products that wow us or make us smile and post them for you to enjoy also.
- Provide a personal shopping service for our visitors searching for hard to find items or that special something for any occasion or event.
- Act as your online personal assistant. Just contact us to see if we can help make your life a little easier.
If you find any great gets and would like to share them with our GreatGets visitors or have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to email us.
Reset your weight loss resolution with BistroMD
If you're anything like us, you may need a reset on that weight loss resolution as we enter our third week of 2013. Don't get down on yourselves and give up, we are considering those first three weeks practice anyway. Reset your calendar and join us with our new bistroMD eating plan.
We get it, you're busy, and just like us chances are you don't have time to grocery shop for fresh and expensive ingredients to create yourself gourmet healthy meals at the end of a long day. We're with you, and that's why we love bistroMD's new personalized meal plans. Not only are they healthy and do not contain fillers or MSG like some other packaged meal plans, they are completely customizable with specifically designed programs for men and women. Don't like fish? Then take fish completely out of your personal meal plan. How great is that? No more choking down foods you don't enjoy just because they are part of the pre-set diet plan you signed up for.
This is plan is no powdered shake, dehydrated soup or boxed food either! We wont be starving ourselves to get back into bikini shape for Spring Break in Cabo or fit into that special occasion dress for summer weddings . On bistroMD's new meal plan we will be enjoying dishes like buckwheat berry pancakes, chicken burrito bowls and broccoli and beef. YUM! So join us this year and take the healthy and nutritious route to achieve your resolution! bistroMD couldn't make this any easier, just choose your foods, order them customized to your taste, and wait for the delivery (which right now is free!)
Party Hearty! Party Pretty!