Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

*By: Fit Fancy Food* Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you are in need of a gift we got ’em! From fitness gift ideas to handmade gifts. If mom is a plant lover we have that covered too. So many things to choose from you can’t go wrong! These gifts are sure…

Fashion Feature: Spring Skirts

By: *Fit Fancy Food* Silk, denim, pleated and floral skirts are all signs of spring fashion. They are forever a wardrobe staple because they fashionable, versatile and easy to wear. From casual to professional to elegant, the options are endless! Denim The denim skirt is a great spring/summer alternative to jeans and they never go…

Spring Cocktail: Tequila Honeysuckle

*By: Christi Shingara* Want a refreshing, spring-inspired cocktail? A Tequila Honeysuckle is the perfect concoction to wake up your taste buds and put some spring in your step. This tasty drink mixes the tartness of lime with the sweetness of honey proving that these two ingredients were a match made in heaven! You can enjoy…

Boot Camp Style Workouts

*By: Megan Deppen* Are you looking to amp up your workouts or try something new? The term “boot camp” comes from the military and refers to the period of time before active duty, where new recruits are put through intense training in preparation to become soldiers. A boot camp style workout is typically an hour…

How to Care for Succulents

*By: Christi Shingara* Succulents are one of the easiest plants to care for and make great houseplants. This very large plant family includes varieties that range from hardy types that will survive winter freezes to tropical ones that work well outdoors in warm climates and can be planted in pots indoors in regions where the…

Upper Body Strength Workouts

*By: Megan Deppen* Having upper body strength is important to our overall fitness because it helps us perform everyday activities such as lifting, pulling, pushing and improves our range of motion and flexibility. If you’re like me, and tend to skip out on upper body workouts and concentrate more on cardio, now might be a…

Best Indoor Hanging Plants

**By: Christi Shingara** Hanging plants give any space an added feeling of calmness and are atheistically pleasing. Plants in general can also boost your mood, enhance your creativity, reduce your stress levels, increase your productivity, naturally filter air pollutants, and much more. Below are some types of hanging plants that are great for the indoors…

Gut Health and Probiotics

*By: Megan Deppen* You may already know that having good gut health is important to your overall well-being. Having a healthy gut means you have healthy bacteria and immune cells that help to fight off diseases, harmful bacteria, and other viruses. Are you looking to improve your gut health but you’re not sure where to…

Spring Fashion Feature: Colorblocking

*By: Fit Fancy Food* Colorblocking has been a fashion trend through the years and it’s back this spring (and it’s one that we actually like!). The object is to combine different colors and hues opposite of the color wheel to create a bright, bold look. The great thing about this trend is that you may…

How to Declutter Your Wardrobe

*By: Megan Deppen* It’s that time of year for spring cleaning and my closet is always one of my top cleaning priorities. Do you find yourself struggling with what to wear because your closet is so full? Are there clothes that you no longer wear that are taking up unnecessary space in your closet? if…

Easy Shepherd’s Pie

*By: Megan Deppen* If you are looking for an easy-to-make comfort food, this Easy Shepherd’s Pie recipe will not disappoint! The ground beef adds an American twist to this classic British and Irish dish. Top it off with mashed potatoes and bake it to perfection and believe me you will be coming back for seconds.…

The Benefits of Food Journaling

*By: Christi Shingara* We all have kept a journal at one point in our lives, but have you ever kept a food journal? Food journaling is exactly how it sounds, writing down everything you eat and drink on a daily basis. Sounds a little daunting doesn’t it? Even though it might require a little work,…

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail: Irish Mule

*By: Christi Shingara* St. Patrick’s Day is here and this year’s celebrations are going to happen like no other especially since the last few years have been a bust due to Covid restrictions. Instead of the typical green beer and endless pints of Guinness it’s time to try something a little more sophisticated. The Irish…

Working Out With Your Baby

*By: Megan Deppen* Are you looking to get back into shape after having a baby? You might think there is no time to fit in a workout when you are preoccupied most of the day with your little one, however there are a variety of workouts that promote a wonderful bonding experience and also let…

Best Easy to Care For Indoor Plants

*By: Christi Shingara* House plants add beauty to any space, especially if they are thriving in their surroundings. They are known to help boost your mood and some can even clean the air. However, not all are easy to care for and thats why we put together a list of aesthetically pleasing plants that are…

How Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight

*By: Megan Deppen* Most of us have heard that we should be drinking eight, 8-ounce cups of water a day on average, which can be hard to achieve and also a pain to keep track of on a daily basis. However, we know drinking water has many health benefits, including keeping your body hydrated and…

Fashion Feature: Seeing Red

*By: Fit Fancy Food* It’s the last day of February and although this month’s fashion feature was intended to be posted around Valentine’s day, we’ve had some recent life changing events causing delays in publishing (new babies and covid among them!). Nevertheless, we put together some looks featuring red as the main hue of the…

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

*By: Linz Bordner* Two of my favorite things are peanut butter and cheesecake, so I was on the search for a showstopper recipe, and I think I’ve found it! This recipe uses chocolate graham crackers for the crust and incorporates both heavy and sour cream into the cheesecake, which makes for a rich and creamy…

Hot Chocolate Bourbon Drink

*By: Christi Shingara* Yess, winter is still here, but hopefully, not for much longer! Besides being sick of the treacherous weather, what I do enjoy about the long, cold season is a tasty winter cocktail and nothing is better than some hot chocolate with a little sumpin’ sumpin’ in it like bourbon. It’s the perfect…

Getting Back Into Shape After Having A Baby

*By: Megan Deppen* Did you recently have a baby and are looking for ways to get back into shape? Let’s face it, caring for a newborn is hard work! Between the sleepless nights and the endless round the clock feedings, it might seem impossible to fit exercise into your daily schedule. However, even if you…

The Health Benefits of Chicken Noodle Soup

*By: Christi Shingara* There is nothing like a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup, especially when you have a cold. But what is the “magic” in chicken noodle soup that helps us get through the worst of our illnesses? In Southeast Asia, where chicken noodle soup originated 7,000 years ago, they believed it was medical…

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Is More Important?

*By: Megan Deppen* Have you ever asked yourself the question of which is more important, diet or exercise? It turns out that diet is far more important than exercise when it comes to losing weight. You have probably heard of the age-old saying “You are what you eat,” and this is a perfect example of…

Air Fryer Review

*By: Megan Deppen* Do you find yourself short on time to a cook a decent and satisfying meal during the week? If the answer is yes, then you may consider purchasing an air fryer. You may have seen air fryers on the shelves at every major retail chain, especially around the holidays, but maybe you…

Easy Ways to Avoid Workout Injuries

*By: Christi Shingara* Whether you’ve been working out for years or are just starting a new fitness plan, workout injuries can happen anytime and anywhere. Especially as we get older, we may experience a loss of muscle and bone mass and are less agile, which, in turn, makes us more vulnerable to injury. Here are…

The Health Benefits of Polar Plunges

*Christi Shingara* Polar plunges are typically known to be an activity where groups of people dive into icy waters for a fundraising cause, not to mention a fun way to show that you have the willpower to do such a thing! When hearing about these events, I have always thought it was a bit insane,…

January Fashion Feature: Sweater Weather

*By: Fit Fancy Food* Whether cropped or tunic length, cable knit or cashmere, vest or cardigan style, sweaters are a staple this time of year. With so many varieties to choose from, we seem to gravitate toward the longer tunic-length style paired with leggings or your favorite jeans. Even if you’ve got the winter blues,…

3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

*By: Christi Shingara* Looking to make a dessert that looks more complicated than it really is and impress your guests? Then this is recipe for you! Coconut macaroons look like a fancy confection that require intricate ingredients and a lot of time and patience, but the fact is, these three ingredient macaroons have minimal ingredients…

Five Best Full Body Stretches

*Christi Shingara* Stretching is a vital part of any workout and keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. Stretching before and after a workout decreases risk of injury, improves performance in physical activities, helps relieve post workout aches and pains, improves posture and reduces stress. There are a ton of different stretches that you can…

Fancy Feature of the Week: Betsey Johnson Cady Rhinestone Booties

*By: Megan Deppen* If you’re looking to add some pizazz to your bootie collection, the Cady Rhinestone Booties from Betsey Johnson are the perfect addition! They caught my eye when I was doing some online Christmas shopping and not only are they perfect for the holidays, but you can wear them all year round, especially…

Instant Pot Beef Chili

*By: Christi Shingara* Soup weather is upon us, and there’s nothing like coming in from the cold and sitting down to a piping hot bowl of chili. This particular dish is made in the Instant Pot and is my favorite way to make chili. My family prefers a milder chili, however you can determine the…

Tips to Make Your Workouts Fun Again!

*By: Megan Deppen* Are there days you dread to workout and find yourself counting down the minutes until it’s over? Or maybe you don’t mind working out, but you’re sick of the same old routine. Whatever the reason may be, now is the time to re-evaluate your fitness regimen and start making some changes to…

New Year’s Resolutions 101

*Christi Shingara* Ohh those good old New Year’s resolutions. Even if you hate to admit it, we’ve all done them! Maybe some were successful and others not so much. Whatever the case, we thought it would be fun to go beyond the actual resolutions themselves and dive a little deeper into the tradition and how…

Setting Fitness Goals and Sticking to Them

*By: Megan Deppen* It’s a new year and that means a fresh start and outlook for 2022! Many of us set fitness goals as one of our top New Year’s resolutions, but let’s be honest, after January is over, it can be hard to keep up with your fitness routine and those coveted goals. So…

Instant Pot Pork & Sauerkraut

*By: Megan Deppen* My husband and I are ringing in 2022 by making our annual pork and sauerkraut Instant Pot recipe. If you’re not from Pennsylvania, you may be really confused as to why this is a traditional New Year’s dish. This is a traditional dish that originated from the Pennsylvania Dutch and it’s meant…

NYE Fashion Feature: Fancy & Festive Looks to Ring in 2022!

*By: Fit Fancy Food* 2021 will soon be behind us and whether that’s music to your ears or not, it’s always exciting to think about the new year ahead! NYE is the best time to break out over-the-top statement pieces that you’d probably only wear this time of year. Classic black formal wear, faux furs,…

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Pie

*By: Megan Deppen* One of my favorite family traditions growing up was dining at our uncle’s restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner. Not only was cousin fun and delicious food part of the nostalgia, but I also remember being so excited for the holiday dessert special, which was peppermint stick ice cream pie. If you enjoy…

Fitting Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

*By: Megan Deppen* Does your busy lifestyle make fitting exercise into your daily routine seem like a lost cause? Most of us carry hectic schedules and some days just sitting down to eat can pose a challenge. But, if you think there is no way you can fit one more thing into your jam-packed day,…

11 Questions with Santa

*By: Linz Bordner* I recently got a chance to speak with the big guy himself. Since he was busy at his North Pole workshop, I couldn’t snag him for an in-person interview, so we opted for a phone interview instead. Just as I imagined, he was in jolly good spirits and looking forward to the…

Holiday Gingerbread Houses

*By: Megan Deppen* Over the past few years, our family has made an annual tradition of decorating gingerbread houses with my niece and nephew. It’s such a great way to bring everyone together, and I love seeing how excited the kids get for these memorable and fun holiday traditions. This year we created Santa unicorns,…

The Throw of ALL Throws

*By: Linz Bordner* I feel there are two kinds of people in this world: Those who can’t have enough throw blankets and those who don’t want or need another throw blanket. While a throw may seem like that typical Christmas gift, I promise you, the Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket from Anthropologie is not your…

Holiday Decorating Styles

*By: Christi Shingara* It’s the most beautiful time of the year! I love the holidays not only for the delicious foods, parties and family time, but most especially for the decorations. White and colored lights, wreaths, garland and ornamental Christmas trees make everything feel magical. Here are some distinctive decorating styles for the holidays. What…

Half a Christmas Tree?

*By: Christi Shingara* On my way to work one morning, I was listening to the radio (yes, that’s still a thing!) and the topic of discussion was living in small spaces and how to decorate for the holidays. As someone who has lived in many small spaces over the years, the challenge was always how…

Staying Fit During the Holidays

*By: Megan Deppen* The holidays are probably one of the hardest times of the year to stay fit with all the parties and decadent food and drinks within reach. But who doesn’t like to indulge and enjoy themselves during the festive season without having to worry about the scale? Here are a few tips on…

Fancy Feature of the Week: Steve Madden Glori Motorcycle Bootie

*By: Megan Deppen* A recent purchase that will be a forever closet staple are these fabulous Steve Madden Glori Motorcycle Booties from DSW. While on the hunt for the perfect motorcycle bootie, I came across these and loved their edgy and cool style. Having never ordered from DSW before, I wasn’t sure what to expect…

How to Cope with the Time Change

*By: Christi Shingara* The winter months can be long and grueling with the colder weather and that dreaded time change. Darkness starts setting in around 4:30pm, which can make the evenings feel like they go on forever. It is important to stay healthy and help our internal clock catch-up. Here are some ways to help…

Fancy Feature of the Week: Honest Beauty Prime + Perfect Face Mask

*By: Megan Deppen* Having tried many different face masks over the years, the Prime + Perfect Face Mask from Honest Beauty is one of my favorites. Not only does it leave your skin feeling moisturized, smooth, and refreshed, it smells amazing and though the bottle looks small, the product lasts a long time. The key…

Fashion Edit – Fall Fabrics and Textures

*By: Fit Fancy Food* We are well into the fall season and many of us have already transitioned our wardrobes to reflect the shorter and cooler days upon us. With the chillier weather brings heavier textures and warmer fabrics. Here are some of the most essential fall fabrics and textures to wear this season and…

Holiday Gift Ideas

*By: Fit Fancy Food* The holidays are here and we have the perfect gift ideas for you this year! From electronics to gifts for your pet, gift giving this holiday season can’t get much easier! With this kind of shopping, you don’t even have to leave the couch! Happy Holidays and enjoy shopping!! Check out…

Decadent Chocolate Pie

*By: Christi Shingara* If you need an easy and delicious dessert to make for the holidays this is it! It is a chocolate lovers dream with a silky richness that will make this dessert the hit of the party! Homemade crust or frozen crust can be used and if you want to give it an…

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