Category archives: All Things Angela

Midweek Nosh: Delish Dishes Courtesy of Blue Apron

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I'd heard a lot about meal delivery services ... you've seen the commercials. The ingredients look good, the preparation looks fun and the resulting meal is pretty and, we assume, tasty. I decided to try it out myself. I tried Blue Apron. They promised fresh ingredients, great recipes ... delivered right to my door. The verdict: They did, indeed, deliver.[...]

Tuesday's Heartbeat: A Bit of Inspiration

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So, I recently celebrated a milestone in my exercise regiment. Four or five times each week, I walk/jog 4 miles. It usually takes me about 58 minutes. I received a word of advice from a trainer recently and shaved 6 minutes off my time!!! Woo hoo! Two days later, I trimmed the time by 32 seconds. Another victory!! However — you knew it was coming, didn't you[...]

Makeup Monday: Fall Into Color with Essie

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We're huge nail polish fans here in the AY office. Each Monday, we check out each others' nails and "oh" and "ah" at new colors or the way a coworker has coordinated her nails with heroutfit and/or makeup. So it practically goes without saying that we love Essie polishes. Essie delivers with a quality product that wears well, long and in beautiful hues fo[...]

Makeup Monday: Threading

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I was out with friends last weekend, when one of the guys in our group asked, "What's threading? Why is there a whole salon dedicated to threading?" On the one hand, I was surprised he'd not heard of threading ... on the other hand, my husband won't let me come within 3 feet of him with tweezers, so I wasn't surprised. Threading is (yet another) method of[...]

Out and About: Dining in the Dark

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Last week, I had the privilege of participating in Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind's event Dining in the Dark. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 8 million Americans, 15 and older, have "vision difficulty," and according to the National Federation for the Blind, more than 98,000 Arkansans have a visual disability. For 75 years, the Arkansas Lighthous[...]

Tuesday's Heartbeat: A Sense of Gratitude

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Today, I'd like to encourage you to practice a bit of mind-over-matter. While your physical health is important, your mental health is key. A positive mental attitude can make a huge difference not only in your day, but also in your overall well being. One way to practice positivity is through self-talk. Start your day by thinking "Today is going to be a [...]

Makeup Monday: DIY Lashes

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I receive the nicest comments about my eyelashes, followed by "I wish I had long lashes." To that I respond, "So do I. You can have long lashes, too ... and for $4 or less." I use my lashes for 4 to 7 days and it takes just moments to put them on. Here's a great, short video that shows how:

Libation of the Week: Summer Bourbon Smash

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Although the first signs of fall are in the air, it's not too late to enjoy a refreshing summer-themed drink. We recently used a French ginger liqueur to create a delicious punch. It was tasty, so I thought I'd look for another recipe. A quick internet search yielded the following: Summer Bourbon Smash Mix together equal parts ginger liqueur and bourb[...]

Midweek Nosh: Breakfast Like Mom's

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Every once in awhile, I simply need a break from my standard protein shake, veggie shake or egg and fruit breakfast. When I want a break and I'm craving a good, old-fashioned breakfast, I head over to Dave and Ray's Homecooking. Each morning, their friendly staff serves breakfast with a smile. Walk in and select off the line: bacon, eggs or sausage; biscu[...]