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Jun
20

I wrote about 10 Places Where You Can Do Yoga with Goats! for USA Today 10Best.com. It was one of the most joyful experiences I’ve ever had. Just check out the photos!

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marie callender’s cream pies make spring sweeter!

Marie Callender's Lois

I am participating in a VIN campaign for Marie Callender’s. I am
receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in 
this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Marie 
Callender’s and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

In our house, spring means one thing: National Pi Day! We, of course, celebrate it as National Pie Day and we pretty much celebrate it all year season long.

Everyone who knows us knows that Michael and I are both big fans of cream pie – and no one does them better than Marie Callender’s. They have eight different flavors, including Banana Cream, Key Lime and the appropriately-named I Love Chocolate Cream Pie – excuse me for drooling on my laptop – but our all-time favorite is Coconut Cream. [Read more…]

dunkin’ donuts new grandde burrito, plus a giveaway!

Dunkin' Donuts GranDDe Burrito Lois

This is a sponsored post. The Dunkin' Donuts love is 1000% mine.

As if I needed another reason to love Dunkin’ Donuts, well, hello GranDDe Burrito!

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whole foods market has sweet holiday gifts for less than $5!

Whole Foods treats

I got an email from Whole Foods Market this afternoon, letting me know that all of the yummy treats above are on sale this weekend for $5 or less.

Because I would do anything for you, my wonderful readers — and because I had a sudden craving for chocolate — I grabbed my car keys and got on the 5 at 3 p.m. on a Friday to head to Whole Foods Market Del Mar so I could test them myself and report back.

Oh, the sacrifices I make. [Read more…]

california dried plums help support healthy bones!

Basket of plums

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

Is there anything better than discovering that something that tastes delicious is actually good for you?

Because that so rarely happens, I was thrilled to learn that California Dried Plums, a.k.a. prunes, help support healthy bones, which is especially important for midlife women.

Before you make that face, taste them for yourself. These are not your grandmother’s prunes! Plus, they’re so good for you! [Read more…]

jenny craig, i’m baaack!

Jenny Craig Halloween

If you follow my blog (which I hope you do, and for which I am eternally grateful), you know that I’ve been traveling a lot this summer. In fact, I was only home six days in August, which may be why Michael looks so relaxed.

Anyway, if you’ve been following my trips, you know that one of the main activities on every single one of them is eating.

Although this is one of my favorite things to do and I genuinely look forward to it, it’s also a problem since I’m trying to stick to Jenny Craig — which is surprisingly easy to do when I’m home. [Read more…]

new at jenny craig!

Jenny Craig goodies

I love Jenny Craig!

I’ve lost 20 pounds since starting the program at the end of January — despite the fact that I’ve been on a lot of press trips, including two weeks in France. [Read more…]

au revoir, french croissants; hello, jenny craig chocolate muffins!

chocolate croissants

It seems only fitting that my first post back after two weeks in France would be about food, right?

Well, you can imagine how I felt going back to Jenny Craig this morning after indulging on those chocolate croissants, above, every single morning for breakfast. [Read more…]

jenny craig week 4.5

Extraordinary Desserts coconut cream

Let me preface this by pointing out that whoever came up with that saying, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” obviously never took a bite of this.

Let me also point out out that this is not a Jenny Craig food 🙂

Okay, so I was supposed to go for my Jenny Craig weigh-in last Thursday but I postponed it because I thought I had jury duty. (The court was actually closed that day but that’s a whole other story.)

I also postponed it because I had that coconut cream deliciousness from Extraordinary Desserts, above, for Michael’s birthday.

And a large popcorn during the screening of 50 Shades of Grey.

And this roll from our favorite sushi place, Katana. [Read more…]

whip it good! yoplait greek 100 whips!

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! cupcake

This post is sponsored by Yoplait Yogurt. All opinions are, as 
always, 100% mine. I hope you'll click on the sponsored links
because this is an awesome snack!

Can you believe these are really Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! Vanilla Cupcake yogurt?! [Read more…]

my jenny craig surprise!

Jenny Craig cinnamon rolls on plate

Breakfast of champions 🙂

I wasn’t planning to write about Jenny Craig again until next week but I was so shocked at my weigh-in this morning, I had to share with you. [Read more…]