04.06.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
Spring has finally sprung! This is the traditional time to roll up your sleeves and give your house a good cleaning-- including your closets and drawers. What a great opportunity to get rid of those workout pants you never wear because they're see-through, they slip and slide, or they're so uncomfortable when you're drenched in sweat. In order to help you spring clean your workout apparel, I'm offering these few tips for you to keep in mind when updating your drawer with shorts, capris and pants that will comfortably survive spin class ... Read More
04.04.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
Thinking about making a career change, but aren’t sure what you want to do or where to start? I’ve heard not having a specific next step is supposed to be empowering because there are so many exciting paths to pursue, but I actually tend to find it fairly stressful.
As someone who is still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up, I completely understand why coming up with your next move can feel paralyzing. People often say you should listen to your gut, but what if your gut isn ... Read More
04.01.2016 / Blog Posts Redskins
We're counting down the days until the 2016 NFL Draft, where the Washington Redskins will get the opportunity to load up on new talent and build on a solid squad that brought home the NFC East Championship title last season. The Redskins hold the No. 21-overall pick in the first round of this year’s draft, along with seven more picks, but how exactly did we get these eight picks in the seven-round draft? How long does each team have to pick? Who is actually eligible to be drafted?
Here are some facts about the draft: Read More
- Each of the ...
03.29.2016 / Blog Posts
As March is quickly coming to an end, so is National Craft Month. There is no better way to end our weekly craft tutorials than with a craft that involves mason jars! These simple mason jar lanterns are quick and easy to make and can be used indoor or outdoor; perfect for a dinner party or an outdoor BBQ!
- half pint mason jars
- battery operated votives
- double stick tape
Directions: Read More
- Set the mason jar lid upside down, and use a piece of double stick tape to attach the candle to the center. Use double stick tape because it ...
03.25.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes
Try this delicious recipe for mini carrot cakes! It's a perfect finger food for a small get together! Happy spring!
Mini carrot cakes with cinnamon buttercream filling
Serves: 10 mini cakes
For the carrot cake:
200 g butter (0.88 cups)
185 g sugar (0.82 cups)
200 g eggs (about 4)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
salt, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon
3 g baking powder (1¼ teaspoons)
210 g flour (1¾ cups)
100 g grated carrots (1 cup)
For the cinnamon buttercream:
250 g butter, softened (1.1 cups)
75 g sugar (1/3 cup)
150 g eggs ... Read More
03.28.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner
More, more, more.
More money. A better job title. A bigger house. A nicer wardrobe. We all want more. It’s human nature, really. Even if you aren’t a restless perfectionist who’s constantly trying to push herself to the next level (I’m blushing and putting my face down on my desk over here), most of us usually aren’t willing to completely stagnate. We all have at least some desire to keep moving forward.
But, let’s face it—living our lives with a ceaseless yearning to constantly get our greedy little ... Read More
03.23.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Deanna Jefferson, CPT
In our fast-paced and busy lives, health and fitness can often be put on the back burner of priorities. But just as a car without routine maintenance doesn’t ride as efficiently, people without routine health practices don’t function and think as well. As mothers, wives, workers, and business owners, we need our bodies and minds to run as efficiently and effectively as possible. We can't take the best care of our families if we are not 'well-oiled'.
One advantage of being extremely busy is that we don’t have time for non-essentials. We ... Read More
03.30.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
The temperatures are warming up and exercising outside will soon be an option! Put the pedal to the pavement and start biking! There are so many great benefits to hopping on your bike, your body will thank you!
Biking is lower impact on your body than many other forms of cardiovascular exercise such as running or jogging. It is not weight-bearing so many people can bike well into their 70’s and even 80’s; it is a form of exercise for all ages. Also, biking can increase your energy levels and decrease fatigue. One study found that your body ... Read More
03.22.2016 / Blog Posts
Craft and image by: Michelle - Crafty Morning
Spring is finally here! As part of National Craft Month, we are posting a fun and easy craft each week in March! This week’s DIY project is making cute paper tulips. What better way to welcome spring than with some flowers to brighten up your house!
Materials you will need:
-Glue (stick or bottle)
-Pieces of colored paper (green for the stem, any bright color for the petals!)
Start by cutting out three tear drop shapes with the colored paper you are using for the petals. Make sure they are ... Read More
The Washington Redskins continue to pad their defensive and special teams depth, signing linebacker Terence Garvin on Friday. Read More
Some Quick Facts:
- Terence Garvin spent the first three years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers after going undrafted in 2013.
- During Garvin's three-season stint with the Steelers, Garvin totaled 36 tackles, including a career-high 16 during the 2014 season.
- He recorded his first career tackle on Sept. 22 against the Chicago Bears and his first start on Dec. 22 against the Green Bay Packers.
- Despite recording only one defensive start, Garvin was an asset to the Steelers’ special teams ...
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