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Julie Anne and Tatjana Rhodes ightening up
I’ve decided it’s high time for some serious R&R. It’s not just a luxury, I consider it an investment in overall physical, emotional, and creative health! It’s been too long since I flopped on a beach, unwound with a little yoga and some medication, swam...
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When was the last time you complained about too much free time?

How Much is Your Time Worth?

When was the last time you said, “gee, I have too much free time on my hands?” If your life is anything like mine, never. Personal time has always been at a premium regardless to wether I’m a single gal, married, or divorced – childless,… Keep Reading »

Nick and Julie Anne Rhodes

The Life & Times of David Bowie: Act II

It’s summer, and we all need a little break from time to time, so I’m re-running a few of my favorite blog posts. This is what I was up to this time last year, and now tickets are now on sale for the only U.S…. Keep Reading »

rilled Marinated Artichokes

Friday Food Tips: 10 Tips for Grill Safety

Last Friday I shared my Holiday Weekend Grill Recipes, but it’s also a good time to review grill safety tips before you don your aprons and snap the tongs between your fingers, regardless to whether you’re a well-seasoned expert or cooking on the grill for… Keep Reading »

Make a healthier lifestyle habit

My Top 10 No-Diet Weight Loss Tips

It’s bathing suit season again, so I thought it might be a good idea to review my top 10 no-diet weight loss tips. I don’t believe in diets. Sure, I’ve done them to stay model thin, and I’ve lost tons of weight on them, but the… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne Rhodes and friends

Holiday Weekend Grill Recipes & Ideas

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato… Keep Reading »

Independence from the Brits

Independence Day

Having gained my independence from a Brit personally, I take celebrating Independence Day seriously. Okay, let me rephrase, … any excuse to frolic on the beach or lull by a pool with family and friends does not take a whole lot of arm twisting to get me… Keep Reading »

Tatjana and her first picnic on the beach

Friday Food Tip: Picnic Style

Whether you are thinking of throwing a family picnic, packing an impromptu luncheon outdoors, or wowing your significant other with a cozy, romantic picnic, remember it is supposed to be fun, easy and stress free. Here are a few things to consider beforehand:
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What To Do When Food Poisoning Strikes

The only sound I could make, other than some rather unpleasant rumblings from my convulsing tummy, resembled that of Lurch from The Adams Family. You know, that long, deep monotone, guttural sound somewhere between a groan and a moan. I’d awoken with a start from… Keep Reading »

Tatjana Rhodes - stocking a pantry on a budget

Friday Food Tip: Pantry Stocking on a Budget

I’m super proud that Tatjana and Aaron both use their Personal Chef Approach memberships, but they are on a tight budget, so they’re always asking if they really need everything on the grocery list. I suspect there are a few of you out there who… Keep Reading »

With Tatjana in Mustique

A Memory Lane Vacation

I’ve been juggling an even more demanding schedule than usual lately, both intellectually and physically. It’s actually been very exciting, but I’ve been operating way out of my comfort zone, and my gypsy soul is beginning to long for a vacation – the kind where… Keep Reading »

Daddy's girl

A Giant Amongst Father’s

Dad, I can’t think of much to add in wishing you a Happy Father’s Day that I haven’t already said, so I’ll use quotes I agree with to help get my point across. To me, you are and will always be that gentle giant and… Keep Reading »

Jimmy Demers, Taylor Dayne, Julie Anne Rhodes, and Marianne Williamson

The Magical Mystery Tour Continues

I’ve mentioned my friend Jimmy Demers (the man with the voice of an angel) before. He pops up when I least expect him with sweet little acts of kindness – like drive by hugs, serenades and flowers, post cards from his world travels, or just… Keep Reading »