I’ve got a cold.  Tis the season you know. The thing is, I rarely get sick.  I’m not telling you this to be annoyingly braggy, but instead to introduce my tried and true tricks that work to avoid catching a cold when I feel one coming on.  Usually, anyway. Of course this time when I …
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The Life Changers of 2011

December 26th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Motivation - (8 Comments)

With New Years right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about some of the things that made a huge impact in my life during 2011. I’ve decided to wrap them all up into neat little list for your consideration if you might be looking for some direction, motivation or new ideas as we approach 2012. …
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Insomnia Cure

December 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Healthy Habits - (4 Comments)

When I was pregnant with Maxine, I struggled with insomnia regularly. I use to get up in the middle of the night and watch two or three episodes of CSI on DVD before schlepping myself back upstairs to dream about working in the crime lab with Gil Grissom. I’d also have that common pregnancy dream …
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This Post Contains Three Useful Items

December 19th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life - (9 Comments)

I’m on reprieve from my usual cooking, cleaning and other domestic duties for a bit here thanks to an early Christmas gift for the girls. We’re in Toronto! Me, two girlies, one fetus and one Granny Weeds. We had to leave Dad at home to go to that pesky thing called work. Don’t feel too …
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

December 15th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet - (7 Comments)

I’ve been using my blender a lot recently, due mostly to the fact that I broke a very small, yet very crucial piece off the top of my food processor bowl the other day. Here’s hoping that Santa’s got Cuisinart part #DFP-14WBC in stock. The food processor won’t even turn on without that little hunk …
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Three little peppers, all in a row. Mom’s Red Pepper Sauce? Say it ain’t so! Red pepper sauce as an alternative to tomato sauce, like the recipe card says. My mom made this recipe a lot when I was a kid, and I remember thinking she was nutso for making sauce with RED PEPPERS of …
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Notice anything “funny” about these advertisements from H&M? Do the bodies look a bit similar to you? H&M has admitted that some of the bodies of their models are computer generated and the heads of real models are copy and pasted on. (Now go back up and look again!) Nice, eh? I suppose one could …
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Chlorella (is not an STD)

December 7th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin' - (13 Comments)

Nope, Chlorella is a super food.  And lately, it’s been on my radar. Chlorella is a green algae. It’s high in protein, essential fatty acids, amino acids and a slew of vitamins and minerals. It’s an immune enhancer and when dried and processed, it looks like it would make great fake grass in your kid’s …
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World Travel

December 4th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (10 Comments)

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was just a cold and gloomy Friday morning. And I was in the mood to cook. I was also in the mood to shake things up! I went googling my way around the world wide web in search of something outlandish to do with a bag …
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Some Exercise Love

December 1st, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (1 Comments)

My energy is returning, the second trimester is nearly upon us here!  I almost feel like I’m starting to recognize myself again, larger waist circumference notwithstanding. I’ve spent every spare moment of the last two days catching up on some long overdue housework.  I forgot how good my stairs look without a nest of dust bunnies …
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