Homemaking On the Road – Part 4 – Free In-Room Spa

Part Four – Free In-Room Spa! A Getaway from your Getaway

While traveling recently, I needed to give myself some much-needed pampering. My hair was fried, my nails were turning into talons, and my skin was breaking out in a rash from all the harsh hotel detergents and soaps. The problem is, when you’re traveling for work, you may be trying to save money, confined to a hotel, be on a wacky and sleep-deprived schedule, or simply be trying to get by on a set budget.

Relaxing...

Relaxing…

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Christmas Menus

It’s the Holiday season, and life has been pretty hectic with a cross-country move into a somewhat nomadic lifestyle of freelance and contract work for me and Husband. Currently, we’re stationed in Atlanta in my parents’ winter home, which they generously loaned us through the season.

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5 Summer Dessert Ideas

What summer BBQ or al fresco dinner would be complete without a few yummy dessert options? These are full of warm weather goodness, and quite easy to throw together.

Raspberries at the La Grande Farmers’ Market. lagrandefarmersmarket.org, used under Creative Commons

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Healthy Comfort Foods

My sister Alicia is the author of The Accidental Diet. It’s a hilarious, memoir-esque read with some sage wisdom regarding the yo-yo or fad diet vs counting calories in ‘normal’ foods.

I’m usually in the throes of battling the Marriage Belly, since for some reason living with someone and being the happiest one has ever been in one’s life can tend to make one fat. Also, since eating is communal, it’s easy to feel like you have to keep up with the person you stare at across the table every night.

I’ve found success using the My Fitness Pal app with a few close pals. It’s a calorie tracker, and it points out to me on pretty much a daily basis that, oh yeah, veggies are pretty low in calories. The problem is, most people think veggies and they think salads (which, to me, not only feel like labor to prepare, they feel like labor to eat).

Cooking up some veggies and chicken

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