• Uncategorized

    TSR Must Have Subscriptions

    Although subscription boxes can be considered a splurge, they can be quite the life-saver. Need new work clothes but spending too many long hours at the office to get to the mall? There’s a subscription box for that. Want to try out the newest beauty products but the sales people overwhelm you? There’s a subscription box for that. Or maybe you never seem to have meals planned for the week. Yep, there’s even a box for that. There is a subscription box for everything these days. And these days, getting things delivered to your door is the absolute way to go. While I know we can’t possibly sign-up for them…

  • Charlotte,  Fitness

    SWEAT METHOD.

    Starting my 2020 goal off at Sweat Method. was a no-brainer. The owners, Justin & Halle, were previously head coaches at Orange Theory Fitness. Justin was one of my favorite coaches there, and Halle was my friend’s favorite coach at another OTF studio in Charlotte. Justin & Halle are two of the most driven, but also most kind-hearted people I have ever met. Every interaction I’ve had with them has left me with such an upbeat, positive feeling. Health, fitness, and helping others is just part of their DNA. They They put their wedding on hold to make their career goals come true – they purchased a studio, previously known as Charlotte…

  • Charlotte

    OM Spa

    All that I wanted for my birthday this year was to slow down and to spend some quality alone time with my guy. So that little sweetie pie of mine booked us a spa day, complete with a couples massage, a sauna session, and a salt room session. To be totally transparent here, our initial plan was to go to the big name spa here in Charlotte, but when he called, he was told it was booked out for a few weeks. So instead of postponing, he did some research to find other options here in town. He came across OM Spa… and boy, oh boy, I’m so glad he…

  • Fitness

    Setting SMART Goals

    So we’re almost a month into 2020. What’s up with those goals you set for yourself on January 1? You sticking with them? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Each January, you see and hear about everyone’s resolutions. Everywhere. You. Look. But come, say, March, are you hearing about these resolutions anymore? Are you seeing updates? Most likely, the answer is no. No one is telling us about their achievements or struggles, no one is asking us about our progress… so it is really, really easy to forget about these goals and fall off the wagon. Now I’m not here to judge people for this. I’ve been there myself more than once. Some years I…

  • Food

    Santa’s Favorite Sugar Cookies

    I can’t pinpoint exactly when my family sugar cookie tradition began. I have no idea where we even got the original recipe. I can’t begin to list all the ways my mom and I have tweaked the recipe (more like trial by [lots of] error). But, what I can tell you is that for at least the last decade, we’ve been making (and perfecting) this sugar cookie. When I was baking this year’s batch, I stopped and realized that the condition of the written recipe is truly amazing. It’s just two pieces of computer paper, no longer stapled together, with a minimal amount of wear and tear. Every December there…