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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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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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May Fashion Feature – Floral Prints

*By: Christi Shingara, Linz Bordner, and Megan Deppen* Spring has sprung and what a great reason to break out those fun and fabulous florals! From printed pants, dresses and skirts to final touch accessories, florals are in full bloom everywhere. It's no surprise that this trend is one that will never go out of style!…

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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…

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Making Strength Training a Priority in Your Fitness Regimen

*By: Megan Deppen* If there's one kind of workout that you should make a priority in your fitness routine, it's strength training. Strength training also known as resistance training is not only one of the best workouts you can do for your body, but also comes with many added health benefits. You'll find if you…

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Culinary Crash Course Series: Knife Basics

*By: Megan Deppen* Do you ever feel intimidated in the kitchen when it comes to using certain knives? In the final installment of our Culinary Crash Course Series, I will be discussing knife basics, which will cover must-have knives you should have in your kitchen and how to properly cut an onion, red bell pepper,…

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Delicious Cinco De Mayo Instant Pot Carnitas!

*By: Megan Deppen* In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I'm sharing this delicious Instant Pot crispy carnitas recipe. My husband found this recipe about a year ago and it's one of our favorite go-to Taco Tuesday meals. Top off your meal with a refreshing margarita or a Corona and you'll have the perfect Cinco De…

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Fancy Feature of the Week: The 3 Must-Have Accessories for Spring

*By: Megan Deppen* If you're looking to elevate your look this spring, there are many trendy and chic accessories to choose from. But where do you start? We have highlighted some fab hair, purse, and jewelry trends to experiment with this season. These must have additions will take your outfit from drab to fab! Hair…

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The Benefits of Interval Training

*By: Megan Deppen* Are you looking to burn more calories without spending hours at the gym? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider adding interval training into your workout routine. Interval training involves short bursts of exercise, followed by a brief recovery time. For example, if you're doing high intensity interval…

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Fancy Feature of the Week: Spring Jumpsuits

*By: Christi Shingara, Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen* The jumpsuit, aka the "one-piece wonder" is taking over spring fashion and it's no surprise to see why. An easy, effortless, and chic look with just one-piece is all you need to have your fashion dilemma solved! Jumpsuits are versatile and can be worn for casual or…