I’m planning to discuss blogging, along with some best practices on how best to pitch your friendly blogger (or really, any writer), plus answering any questions. There are a few slots left — and we’ll have a special parting gift for all who attend.
Give the gift of good taste! Sara’s Favorites Gift Pack – just $25!
I’m pretty much moving into the Capital City Mall for the weekend. I’ll be at the Torchbearer Sauces kiosk Friday during the day and on Saturday night. Swing by, and I’ll help you put together the perfect sauce gift bag for anyone on your list.
From 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, however, I’ll be gift-wrapping for the UCP up at the other end of the mall, by JCP. Bring all your gifts in, and for a couple of dollars (to a good cause), all your holiday wrapping can be done!
There are loads of holiday-centric events going on, both family friendly and adults-only, plus some regular ol’ stuff for the Scrooge in you.
My parents bought me one of these for my birthday, and I love it. I use it for all of my group exercise classes, and I think it’s really interesting to see how your body reacts to different types of exercises. It’s very easy to use, just strap on the monitor to your chest and hit two buttons on your watch and you’re good to go. I like that you can pause it as well, if there’s a break in the class or something. If you’re so inclined, you can also upload the data to your computer to compare workouts. I do get a little competitive with myself seeing how high I can get my heart rate to go, as well as how many calories I can burn in a spinning class!
Just released this year, this cookbook is perfect for someone who needs to fuel properly while still maintaining their weight. The recipes all have a purpose too — whether it be pre-run, post-run, low-calorie, etc. This would be a great cookbook for for the marathoner in your life.
Ah, to soothe those aching muscles. There are a wide variety of shapes and sizes of foam rollers, but I love the ones with the bumps on them, as I think they do a much better job with getting rid of knots. This would be a perfect stocking stuffer!
For the fashionable runner in your life, why not give them a 26.2 on it? I love how you can customize these and have the date and name of the marathon on there as well. This could be a special gift to someone who just ran their first marathon or perhaps set a PR this year. Might as well brag a little.
Give them something to hang their race medals on. There are a ton of available options (I linked to one of many), and you can personalize them or just choose a saying. Much better than just throwing medals in a drawer.
And as an added non-fitness bonus: This game. Just get it for everyone. It’s well worth the $25.
Friday we returned to The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey for the second annual SaraBozich.com Holiday Party!
Sara with the Partners of The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey.
We had a wonderful showing despite the rain, and guest enjoyed samples of The Vineyard & Brewery’s wines and craft beers, plus toured the Brewery — and had the first tastes of the just-tapped-that-night MerLoCo, their first wine-beer hybrid beer, part of The Brewery at Hershey’s “Special Ops” line, benefiting veterans. A huge thank you is due to the The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey’s staff, who worked tirelessly through the night.
Posing by the Christmas Tree.
Guests tour The Brewery at Hershey.
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Makes Scents Natural Spa Line is a Lancaster-based company founded by spa industry veterans Heather and Nathan Kreider. The couple have worked hard to develop a line of spa products that use high quality, natural ingredients to slough away dead skin cells and environmental toxins as well as purify, tone and hydrate your skin.
Every craft beer aficionado can appreciate a craft beer book of some sort. Whether it be a history of craft beer, a stylistic guide, or a cook book all are great gift ideas. For those who love to cook, I highly recommend The Craft Beer Cook Book by Jaqueline Dodd aka The Beeroness. Her recipes are thorough, always look incredibly amazing, and offer recipes for every level from beginner to experienced. For the beer adventurer to check out 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. This guide is highly acclaimed within the craft beer community and includes style guides and suggestions.
This time of year, the carols are playing, the tree is decorated, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and you probably spend your nights relaxing and sipping hot chocolate by the fire … Oh — No?
While the holidays are a wonderful time of celebration, they are also a time in which stress levels are high. Trying to find the perfect gifts, make it to all the parties, not gain 15 pounds from cookies, finding time to bake for the office potluck, trying to find something to wear — mixed with everyday responsibilities can all be stressful. I know, because I fall into the trap every year.
I love Christmas, but I don’t love the anxiety it causes me. Throw in the fact that I am moving to a new place right in the middle of December, and I pretty much just want to throw myself under a blanket and hibernate this year. Mental health plays a huge role in remaining balanced and ultimately leading a healthy lifestyle.
Here’s how I am trying to reduce stress and not let it control my life this month:
I don’t think its that much of a long shot to call vintage shopping an art; it takes patience, diligence and a good eye. Walking into a vintage store and seeing rack after rack of one-of-a-kind pieces can certainly be overwhelming. We interviewed the lovely ladies at Stash Collective — who turned their “bad habit” into a business — to share the secrets of a successful vintage shopping venture.