Barking Up the Designer Tree: Top Four Mixed Dog Breeds

If we’re being doggone honest, a designer breed is simply a mutt — a dog with parents of different breeds. But do we really care? Many of the designer breeds gaining popularity today are admired for their originality and undeniable cuteness. Mutts can make just as perfect of a companion as their purebred counterparts, and they actually bring a few benefits to the table. They … Continue reading Barking Up the Designer Tree: Top Four Mixed Dog Breeds

Treat Yourself: A Spa Day Before the Big Day

While your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, it can also be one of the most stressful. You have to make sure the flowers are delivered and the DJ knows where to set up the equipment. You have to keep reminding the flower girl to throw the flower petals and not to eat them. You have to … Continue reading Treat Yourself: A Spa Day Before the Big Day

Espresso 41: Serious Coffee, Seriously Delicious Food

The team at Espresso 41 take coffee seriously. Very seriously. In fact, they treat the art of coffee brewing more like a science. Each cup of Espresso 41 coffee starts with beans roasted in small batches to ensure optimum quality. Attention to detail is paramount, especially when it comes to the type of water used (filtered or bottled, not distilled or softened), water temperature (195-205 … Continue reading Espresso 41: Serious Coffee, Seriously Delicious Food

The Who’s and Whats of Proper Wedding Attire

Most people know the feeling of receiving that first “Save the Date” in the mail for a friend’s or family member’s upcoming nuptials. Sure, you’re happy for them. Maybe you’re already planning what kind of gift you will give them. Well, fast forward a few months to the actual day of the wedding. You go to your closet, and then it hits you. All of … Continue reading The Who’s and Whats of Proper Wedding Attire

Weight Loss: There’s an App for That…

September Health & Life Column by Sarah Turner Call me old fashioned, but I’m a firm believer that weight loss, wait maintenance, and weight gain all depend on calories in vs. calories out. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended while at rest in a neutrally temperate environment. So eat that number of calories in a day, and if you’re a … Continue reading Weight Loss: There’s an App for That…