• Fashion

    Fashion Friday: Ro-be-lty! (rOh-buhl-tee)

    Every gal should own a robe. I’m not talking about robes you wear right out of the shower or while you get ready. I’m talking about ones that make you feel like royalty around the house purely for luxury. One that is soft and smooth, but not silky so that you can wear it no matter the weather. The best material for this type of robe is modal which may be combined with polyester. Modal is a type of fabric used for many bedsheets or pajamas. Why wear a robe you ask? 1. Something nice to have on when you roll the trashcan in and say hi to the neighbors.…

  • Food

    Mouth-Water Monday: Spinach Munchin’ Dip!

    One of Little Blue Book’s loyal readers, Sherry Hansard, sent me this recipe! I usually don’t like spinach and artichoke dip, but I wanted something creamy with a good texture. This dip recipe includes only spinach and is very tasty! Thanks again for sharing Sherry! Servings: About 10 (will vary), Calories: ~123 calories/serving Ingredients: 1 package Knorr soup mix 1 box frozen chopped spinach 1 cup organic/lite mayonnaise 1 16 oz container of sour cream 1 small can of water chestnuts (finely chopped) Directions: 1. Prepare spinach according to box instructions and squeeze all of the water out. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend together. 3. Place in a…

  • Health and Fitness

    Workout Wednesday: Crunch Your Fat!

    First and foremost, Confidence Gear: Top|Hoodie|Sports Bra|Shoes|Pants|Skinny Up|Slim Fit|Leggings|JC Hoodie|JC Pants Are you looking for a new fitness regime for the holidays? Try out Crunch Live online with a free 10 day trial and then only $10/month! What is it? Crunch live is great with workouts ranging from 5 minutes to 60 minutes and different levels from beginner to advanced. It also has different types of workouts included kickboxing, barre, cardio, strength training, yoga, fun dance workouts and bootcamp! There are various Crunch studios around the country; however, this is great for someone looking to have quick workouts at home that are effective. Try this one for free tonight at…

  • Food

    Mouth-water Monday: Sweet Potato Gnocchi!

    Sweet potato gnocchi is a healthy way to eat pasta! Making it fresh at home is definitely the way to go! I first tried it when my sister made it for me and fell in love instantly. Serves: 6, Calories: ~250 calories/serving Ingredients: One 1 pound sweet potato 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 1/4 cup flour (I find coconut flour is the best) Pinch of salt Optional: cooked broccoli, sage leaves or steamed kale or spinach Directions: 1. Peel the sweet potato(s). Cook the sweet potato(s) in the over for about 45 minutes or cover in a wet paper towel and heat on high in the…

  • Fashion

    Fashion Friday: That’s so tight-s!

    I wear tights almost on a daily basis. Tights are one of the best things about winter. It’s a way to still wear your dresses and skirts and stay warm. Most people don’t realize it, but they are definitely a fashion accessory: Wear them as a pop of color… Complementing your outfit… Stay tuned for future posts on how to wear tights! Until then, get you own:

  • Travel

    Boo, you Pour!

    Over a year ago last October, my hubby and I went to Positano on the Amalfi coast of Italy. It was definitely gorgeous, but I think we picked the wrong time because it was cold and raining the entire time we were there! This made it my least favorite place in Italy, but I can’t wait to go back one day when it’s sunny and bright- I can see how it would be very magical! We stayed at Hotel Villa Franca which is a quaint boutique hotel that we really enjoyed. Despite the dreariness, we took a boat ride to the island of Capri and visited the Blue Grotto. However,…

  • Health and Fitness

    Workout Wednesday: Look at your Physique…57!

    First and foremost, confidence gear: Skinny Up Pants | Slim Fit Leggings | Yoga Leggings | Half Grip Socks | Top I am absolutely obsessed with Physique 57. There are studios, but only in certain cities- NYC, the Hamptons, Beverly Hills, Dubai and Bangkok. However, there is an online version that you can do for $30/month and a one week free trial! Physique 57 is very similar to barre using your own bodyweight as resistance targeting muscles all over your body. This process is called interval overload for which exercises rotate between arm, thigh, seat, waist and ab exercises. You can definitely see changes in your body even after the one week free…

  • Travel

    Santorini Blues

    Santorini– the most peaceful and gorgeous place on Earth. About four months ago, a few of my best friends and I went on a couples trip to Greece for our 30th birthdays as you may recall.  This wintery weather has gotten me to reminisce about the best place in Greece- Santorini! We stayed close to Fira at The Volcano Suites Hotel where the views were gorgeous (see above). Santorini is divided into 3 main areas: Fira, Imerovigli and Oia. We took a ferry from Mykonos to gorgeous Santorini. That evening we went into Fira to see the town, eat and shop around (we ate at this whole in the wall called Lucky’s).…