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The Health Benefits of Swimming

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Shamim Nakhaei Swimming season is in full swing, and there's nothing better than going for a nice refreshing dip when the temps are sweltering outside. Not only is it a fun activity that helps cool you off in the summer months, but it also offers some great overall health benefits. Low…

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How To Stay Fit While Traveling

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Francesco Gallarotti Do you struggle with your fitness routine when traveling? Traveling can be exhausting, especially when it's for business and sometimes you just don't have the energy to even think about a workout. Over the years of traveling, I have found that if I just do even a quick 10-20…

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Summer Makeup Tips

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: element5-digital During the hot summer months, I tend to not wear much makeup, if any at all. The idea of having foundation or mascara on and then it running down my face with sweat is something I vehemently try to avoid. However, If I do opt to wear makeup, it has…

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The Benefits of Yoga

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Jared Rice When I was younger, I thought running was the "be all" of fitness. However, as I got older and my body could no longer take the constant pounding from running, I discovered other types of workouts that were just as beneficial to add to my exercise routine. One of…

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Guide to Grilling Basics

*By: Megan Deppen* It's summertime, which means it's time to fire up that grill and cook some delicious food! During this time of year, I always look forward to grilling burgers, hot dogs, chicken, and steak. In addition to mouthwatering meats, summer vegetables such as corn on the cob fare well when cooked on the…

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Wakesurfing 101

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Harrison Fitts It's officially summertime, which means water sports are in full swing. One water sport that my husband loves is wakesurfing. A few years ago he bought a wakesurfing boat and ever since then, he has been perfecting his wakesurfing skills. Last summer, I built up enough confidence to give…

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Exercising in the Heat Safely

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo By: Maarten-Van-Den-Heuvel Summertime is almost here, which means many of us like to get outside and exercise. However, with temperatures on the rise, it's important to know how to stay cool and safe when exercising outdoors. I don't particularly enjoy exercising outside in the summer heat, especially when the humidity is…

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We All Scream For Homemade Ice Cream!

*By Megan Deppen* It's the unofficial start of summer, which means warmer, longer days are upon us and when it gets hot out, I can't wait to cool down with everyone's favorite summertime treat...ice cream! A few years ago, a friend gifted me an ice cream maker for Christmas, and ever since then I've been…

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Healthy and Delicious Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

*By: Megan Deppen* One of my favorite go-to breakfast recipes on the weekend is Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Not only are these pancakes delicious, they are healthy too. Believe me, you won't be able to eat just one! Check out the video and recipe below.  Enjoy! Recipe courtesy of Modern Honey.  https://youtu.be/yRHBiwwnoIM Video By: Bill Deppen Ingredients…

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Exclusive Interview: Nina Weller – Weller Event Designs

*By: Megan Deppen* For our May interview feature, I had the opportunity to talk with my beautiful friend, Nina Weller, about her event and design planning business, Weller Event Designs. We discussed everything from how she got started to how the business has had to pivot during the pandemic and so much more. Check out…