Fashion Friday: Winter Workout Wear

It that time of year when we start thinking about getting in shape.  No, really, this is the year we’re gonna do it!  Welll…if you’re gonna start in January, you’re going to need some gear that will keep you warm,

First, you need a long sleeve shirt that will wick away sweat and regulate your body temperature.  There are a lot of different brands out there, and they don’t come cheap.  $40-60 is a standard price.  This one is from Asics.

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Queen of America – Book Review

After his wildly popular novel, The Hummingbird’s Daughter (2005), Luis Alberto Urrea’s second novel, Queen of America, is an epic tale in its own right. Queen of America begins its journey where The Hummingbird’s Daughter’s tale ends.

Based loosely on his own family history, Urrea’s central character is Teresita Urrea, a young girl who has been raped, died, and risen from her own funeral to become the “Saint of Cabora;” a healer, medicine woman, and beloved by those surrounding her.

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ZOMG Christmas Lights!

I love Christmas lights. Like, really really reallly love them. They just make me happy. When I was a kid, we used to go to the boat parade in Newport Beach, CA. There was also the best Christmas light display I’ve ever been to. They had a Santa and after waiting in line to see Santa, he knew your name! It wasn’t until many, many years later that I found out they had a walkie-talkie system, relaying names. HA!

Our town doesn’t really do anything. At all. Nothing from the city, no neighborhoods that go all out. It’s really rather Bah Humbug! However, there are a few great displays. There’s the Bagwell’s Lights. They’re a father and son that live next door to one another. The son sort of takes over the yards in the neighborhood with his display.

Then there’s the B Hwy Christmas Display. I found this totally by accident! There’s about a million Christmas inflatables on display at a couple of houses. Well, according to the facebook page there’s 200+

And then there’s this house I saw on Puck Daddy. It’s actually in Buffalo, NY, but if I can talk a couple other people into it, I may consider doing something similar next year. Of course, we’d have to use a different team.

What about you? Do you dig Christmas lights?

SHINE Cards: A Woman’s Guide to Herself

The girls over at The SHINE Factor, Mimi and Kim Shannon, are on a mission to empower women – to allow each of us to become who we can be.  I recently received a set of their SHINE Cards and accompanying book to see just how they might help me. If you’ve read my About Me section, you might know that my life’s course was altered drastically this year.  Last Fall, changes occurred, and I literally would not have guessed that this is what I would be doing now.

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Dog E Glow Light Up Leashes Review – Holiday Gift Guide

Dog E glow is a totally different kind of dog leash & collar. They light up to help your dog be seen. How cool is that?

When the owner’s beloved pet was hit by a car, they came up with the idea of a lighted collar and leash. With a flexible LED tube sewn into each collar and leash, they are visible for up to 1,000 feet! There’s also two settings for the lights – you can have them blink or have them stay on steadily.

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