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The Perfect Duo: Wine & Cheese

The Perfect Duo: Wine & Cheese
I don’t know about you guys, but…I LOVE my “Wine and Cheese” nights! What’s a better way to unwind from the week, than by sipping on a decadent glass of wine paired with an irresistible slice of cheese? Or by gathering a group of your friends and having a girls’ night, while gossiping on this week’s stories and munching on all things cheese and wine? I sometimes struggle with deciding what pairings of wine and cheese to choose, so I’ve made a list below of pairings to help the next time you are out shopping! According to Wine Magazine: “Just as with any food pairing, it helps to think of either complementary or contrasting flavors. A lush wine works well with a triple-cream cheese, while an acidic wine will cut the cheese&rsquo…

 

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Celebrate Chocolate Cake Day

Celebrate Chocolate Cake Day
Raise your hand if you LOVE chocolate!! Now raise both hands if you love chocolate cake! I heart ALL things chocolate and what a better way to celebrate the oh-so-yummy dessert with Chocolate Cake Day? You heard that right, today is Chocolate Cake Day and I’m totally celebrating it. Today’s the day you don’t need a special occasion as an excuse to have a decadent and luscious piece of chocolate cake, you just simply CAN. Here’s a little tidbit on the history of chocolate cake: “Chocolate cake has been with us just over 150 years, having first come on the scene in 1764, when it was discovered that grinding cocoa beans between heavy stones produced cocoa powder, which could then become chocolate. 60 years would pass before Conrad Van Houten discovered a…

 

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Mindful Meditation

Mindful Meditation
Sometimes life can be hectic, stressful and overwhelming. There are many ways people cope with these situations, both healthy and unhealthy. The obvious unhealthy coping mechanism would be indulging in eating delicious food and drinking tasty adult beverages. Now don’t get me wrong this is a must sometimes, but there are also many healthier ways you can overcome this emotional state of mind. Exercising is one of the healthier options, and also meditation. source: Boho Beautiful YouTube I’ve just recently experimented with meditating. I found it very relaxing and I actually felt ten times better afterward! So, what exactly is mediation? According to Yoga International, meditation is: “a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that…

 

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