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4 Moves for a Better Booty

4 Moves for a Better Booty
These days it is all about the booty! We are a growing generation of empowered women who are throwing out the notion of "looking thin" to instead focus on being healthy and fit. One of the muscle groups many of us woman love (or not so much) to work on are the booty muscles – I myself enjoy my cardio & booty workout day. There are so many different workouts you can perform to firm your bum. Here are four of my favorite booty exercises from Cosmopolitan.com. After you read through them, make sure you check out Vanity’s new Liv & Piper Lookbook for must-have pieces to get up and move! 4 Moves For A Better Booty (Instructions provided by www.cosmopolitan.com) Curtsey Lunges Stand with your feet hips-width apart and your hands pressed together at chest level. Keepin…

 

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Traditional Holiday Side Dishes & Desserts

Traditional Holiday Side Dishes & Desserts
Some of my favorite holiday memories are in my grandma’s kitchen, watching her cook up a storm with a smile on her face and completely at ease (even though she’s cooking and entertaining for 14 people). When dinner was served, we’d all gather around the table and eat until we were stuffed and have no regrets because it was so delicious! Now, as I’m older and she is no longer with us, my Mom and I have been able to pass on the holiday family recipes; some Grandma saved, others we have had to test and try out multiple times! Here are a few of my favorite recipes from our holiday feasts – enjoy! Cornbread Dressing Ingredients   • 2 packages cornbread mix (* I prefer the sweeter kind like Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade or Famous Dave’s…

 

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Holiday Cookies

So, I’m going to come out and say it: sugar cookies aren’t my favorite. A lot of times they are dry, crumbly and a bit flavorless…even if they are super sweet. But when it’s Christmas time, and you’re hanging out joking with family and making pretty-rough looking frosted cookies, I can’t think of a better treat. For all of you out there like me, who think that sugar cookies are a bit lacking, here are a few tips and tricks to make them a whole lot better! BASIC SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (recipe makes 24 servings) Are you going to go all in? No refrigerated, pre-made cookie dough for you? (Hey, I mean, that’s what I’d probably do…) Well, here’s a great homemade recipe – and props to you! Ingredients   • 2/3 cup…

 

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