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Health| I Tried a Low-Carb Diet and I Feel…

Horrible. Yes I said it. Who thought this no carb thing was a good idea? I don't know what I was … [Continue Reading]

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Travel| Packing 101: 5 Tips to Make Packing Easier

I. HATE. PACKING. I really do. I can never decide what I want to bring and I always end up leaving … [Continue Reading]

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Travel| 5 Travel Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip!

In less than one week I will embark on a 13-hour flight to the UAE. If you couldn't tell before, I … [Continue Reading]

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Style Files: Spring Blossom with Pastels and Florals

We've been having some pretty decent weather lately. One day last week we hit about 60 degrees. Some … [Continue Reading]

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Health| I Tried a Low-Carb Diet and I Feel…

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Horrible. Yes I said it. Who thought this no carb thing was a good idea? I don't know what I was thinking. I can understand minimizing the amount of carbs you eat, but completely stopping has left me feeling blah. I don't know if it is because I stopped cold turkey or what, but this just isn't going to work for me. I missed my quinoa and brown rice. Last week I only ate chicken, wild salmon, eggs, nitrate free turkey bacon, dairy (eggs and cheese), and vegetables (spinach and whole green beans). The food was delicious, but I just felt bloated. In hindsight, maybe I should have gone off the carbs gradually. I do know one thing, and that is I am never doing that again. Or maybe I should do more research... After doing some research, I realized that I was missing something key in my diet that I get from my carbs and that is fiber! I came to this revelation after reading this Live … [Read More...]

Travel| Packing 101: 5 Tips to Make Packing Easier

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I. HATE. PACKING. I really do. I can never decide what I want to bring and I always end up leaving something important or not bringing enough of something. The story of my traveling life. So in an effort to alleviate some of my stress I created "The HGB Packing List" to make sure I pack everything I need for any trip. In addition to the packing list, I will also share some packing tips that will help prevent overpacking with all of these baggage fees. 1. Use travel size toiletries- I know when traveling you want to feel like you are at home, but full-size products are very bulky. Buy travel size items or the travel size bottles from places like the $.99. I pour my full size products into the smaller bottles when traveling. Use ziploc bags to keep all of your toiletries together. 2. Don't pack what is already there. Make sure your hotel has the amenities to make packing easier. … [Read More...]

Travel| 5 Travel Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip!

2015-03-27

In less than one week I will embark on a 13-hour flight to the UAE. If you couldn't tell before, I am super excited! I've been doing lots of research for my trip and decided to look into some apps to download. First, I must say, PLEASE BE SURE TO CALL YOUR WIRELESS PROVIDER TO FIND OUT THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. Yes I had to put that in caps. There is nothing worse then coming back to home and getting a phone bill for hundreds of dollars because you did not find out about those fees. I don't plan on making any calls during my trip so my app game must be on point so that I can stay in contact with my family in case of emergency. I will be disabling my data and using strickly wi-fi because it is free and I won't be charged for anything. So after doing a little research and playing around with the apps (some of them I use already) here are are 5 apps that you should … [Read More...]

Style Files: Spring Blossom with Pastels and Florals

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We've been having some pretty decent weather lately. One day last week we hit about 60 degrees. Some people were ridiculous with their attire though. It is not time to shed all of your warm clothes, but here is a little spring time outfit inspiration. Style Files: Spring Blossom by janiquehgb featuring a pink chiffon shirt I love pastels and florals for spring. This look here would be great for work, church, an early afternoon date, and a fancy brunch with your girls. Click the image for outfit details. … [Read More...]