Travels with Saint Christopher and a Discount from Get Back Supply Co.

I received a Saint Christopher “coin” as a Secret Santa gift several years ago. At the time, I hadn’t heard of Saint Christopher and his penchant for the protection of travelers, adventurers, and other roamers. I don’t even remember who gave it to me, but, considering my love of travel, it was the perfect gift. […]

Savasana in the Sand: Beach Yoga with Farmdog Surf School

On our last trip to the Outer Banks, we rented a surfboard from Farmdog Surf School. As I was browsing the list of rental items and classes, I discovered that they offer a beach yoga class. Now, I love the beach and I love yoga, so the opportunity to combine the two made perfect sense. […]

Sun Protection: Blue Lizard Sunscreen Review

I recently received my very first VoxBox from Influenster. I don’t often get pretty purple boxes full of complimentary products in the mail, so let’s just say I was a bit excited. There may or may not have been dancing involved. Here is a quick little pic (of the VoxBox, not the dancing) … If […]

My Quest for Comfort with Vanity Fair and ‘Women Who Do’

This post is brought to you by Vanity Fair lingerie and BlogHer. Honestly, I don’t know how all of those historic women managed to do all they did with the sadistic undergarments they wore back then. Tight corsets and even tighter bustiers with a bra-zillion buttons and strings … I can barely boil water without […]

Five ‘Fs’ for Fitness

Reebok’s motto (according to the little hang tag thingy on my most recent purchase) says “Find your own fitness.” I like that. Whether we’re into fitness for the fun of it, for health reasons, or for the competitive spirit, and regardless of whether we’re running, bicycling, jogging, walking, or swimming, we are up and moving. […]

RVA Dessert Diary: Part 1

While not on the mainstream foodie front as such cities as San Francisco, NYC or L.A., Richmond has a restaurant scene all its own. From elegant settings in refurbished tobacco warehouses to the casual coziness of exposed brick and beams to the tried and true, hole-in-the-wall eateries that only the locals know about, there is a […]

Luck, LeSportsac and the Artistic Flair of Mary Blair

Recently, I entered one of those Facebook giveaways.  You know the drill, you comment, like or share in order to get a chance at some sort of a prize.  I do this stuff all the time (sorry FB feed friends).  Well, this time I actually won.  No, I don’t know how many others entered.  I […]

From the Bow of a Boat: Tree Frogs, Fish Tacos and Samplings of Summer

We took the boat out for the first ride of the year last weekend.  It’s always nice to get back out on the water after a long, cold winter. We do most of our boating and jet-skiing in the James River or Lake Anna, which is in Louisa County, Virginia.  This particular trip was to Lake […]

Backyard Sessions: Miley Cyrus shows her best work yet

I’m drawn to female singers with deep, distinctive and soulful voices … think: Patty Loveless, Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, Bobbie Gentry and Miley Cyrus. Yeah, you read that right. Miley Cyrus. If you’re only familiar with the pop-princess-Hannah-Montana side of Miley, take another listen. The “Party in the U.S.A.” and “Best of Both Worlds” singer […]

Ben & Jerry Go Greek

From the cute cow (who doesn’t love a cute cow?) to the creative use of flavor names like Chubby Hubby, Imagine Whirled Peace, Phish Food, Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Buzz and Karamel Sutra, and those dedicated to celebrities such as Jerry Garcia (Cherry Garcia), Jimmy Fallon (Late Night Snack) and Stephen Colbert (Americone Dream), Ben […]

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