Archive | June 2017

Happy 4th of July weekend

Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Coming up in July

  • Summer Wedding Guide 2017
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  • Delicious Summer meals in 30 minutes or less
  • Best Cities for Singles guide 2017
  • Secrets of Happily Married Couples

 

Summer Inspiration & Safety travel tips 2017

  • Summer is a time for fun, food, relaxation, travel, outdoor activities, and vacation.  Being smart means a summer safety checklist that will ensure you keep your family safe.  Following these simple effective tips will take the worry out of your summer adventures.  With the 4th of July holiday coming up millions of people will hit the road.  So whether you’re hosting guests, traveling by car, plane, or train make sure safety is first for a stress free summer travel.
  • Smart safety tip of the day:  Do not announce on Facebook or any other social media platform that you will be on vacation and will not be at home!!!

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Happy Summer 2017

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Fathers Day 2017

Have a Blessed Father’s Day and celebrate the special men in your life.  Thank you to all SCW readers and followers who are men!  We appreciate you!  Ephesians 6:2 “Honor your father and mother”.

To My Husband:

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Make this Father’s day 2017 special.  Put some thought into letting that special dad know how much you appreciate him.  Be sure to get Dad a functional gift, something he can use.  Keep in mind his likes and hobbies.  Whether your Dad is a tech man, like mine or sports enthusiasts or just an active Dad on the go you’re sure to get ideas from SCW’s list of Father’s Day Gifts ideas 2017!

Heads up display for his cell phone

Fitness Tracker

Tablet

Sound Bar for that big screen TV

Motion detector and alarm

Golf Clubs

Engraved all-purpose knife

Man crates

Tool set

Drone

Cologne

Money clip

Gift Card to his favorite store

Author’s Note:  Happy Father’s Day to all SCW readers, followers, and around the world to all great Dads!  The leadership of the man is important and should be honored as God has placed the man in the position of leader.  For the Fatherless, “God is a father to the fatherless”,  Psalm 68:5

  • To My Husband, an amazing Husband and Father, We Love You!  Happy Father’s Day!

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Top Romantic Summer Getaways for Couples 2017

Your amazing Couples getaway awaits!  The season for romantic getaways is here!  Time to arrange childcare and dedicate some uninterrupted time to your relationship!  With the internet flooded with summer deals there’s never been a better time to search and choose the best romantic getaway in your budget.  A couple of sites I’m partial to are Booking .com and Travelocity.  However I say search them all to compare and contrast the best deals.  Save on vacation packages, hotels, and all-inclusive resorts.

Top 5 romantic Summer Destinations For Couples

  • Italy

Immerse yourselves in Italian culture.  From arts and culture to history, mountains, museums, golf, boating, and Italian cuisine, Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the world.  Or take a romantic gondola ride in Venice.  You can’t help but put romance front and center on this adventurous getaway.

  • Paris

The City of Love awaits!  Fully experience this beautiful city on a tour of Paris.  Must see attractions, shows & events, activities and excursions will make you fall in love with Paris and your partner!

  • Waikiki Hawaii

Luxuriate on the soft sandy beaches of Waikiki, or partake in legendary surfing.  And if you can tear yourself away from frolicking on the beach you’ll find lots of tourist attractions from sail boating to the hop on hop off sightseeing tours.  Take advantage of special events happening this time of year such as the “Annual Island Events” which include the Hawaiian Food and Wine festival.  Sample food and wine from all over the world.  Or purchase local goods at the Hawaiian Arts festival.

  • Negril Jamaica

Negril is a beach resort town that offers an array of activities from horseback riding, parasailing, cliff jumping, cave exploring, sea fishing and more against a tropical backdrop.

  • Bora Bora

Famous for its aqua centric luxury resorts.  With plenty of attractions on land, snorkeling, scuba diving, helicopter tours, kite surfing, aqua biking, surrounded by a lagoon, and barrier reef amidst amazing turquoise waters.  Bora Bora is located in the western part of the French Polynesia Islands.

  • Couples Cruise

Romance and cruising seem to go hand in hand.  Couples only, no children.  Traveling to over 150 ports around the world.  Cruises are inclusive packages with food, drinks, and activities, included.  The cruise lines ranked best in reviews online for couples are:  Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise, and Royal Caribbean.

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Summer Family Vacation Getaway 2017

Planning your  Family vacation summer getaway?  In need of some awesome destinations that will fill your kid’s need for adventure and your desire to relax and explore?  Summer 2017 has it all, and there are plenty of wallet friendly deals online to make sure your family summer vacation is big on adventure.  SCW’s top summer destination picks have a lot of super fun family activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Top Summer getaways for Families 2017

Universal Orlando Resort

Explore Orlando’s three theme parks within one.  There’s Volcano Bay, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.  Spectacular on site hotels.  Get your best deals on line as with all vacation travel.  Of course there’s water water everywhere. Take your pick of adventure.

Disneyland California

Find out why this is the happiest place on earth!  The Disneyland resort is divided into two separate theme parks.  Downtown Disney boasts  three hotels and a shopping and entertainment district as well as nightlife for the adults.  The first park is the original Disney Theme Park and the second is the California Adventure Park.  I’ve been to both with my kids and it’s a blast. This year Disney’s newest attraction is the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Atlantis Bahamas

Atlantis Indoor Aquarium

A world underwater.  Discover Atlantis Paradise Island one of the top vacation resorts for families in the Bahamas.  Water parks, fine dining, casinos, and shopping make for an awesome family summer getaway.

Sea World Orlando

Come face to face with marine life and experience the park’s rides, roller coasters, shows and tours.  They have awesome vacation packages for family.  Buy tickets online and save.

Myrtle Beach South Carolina 

Myrtle Beach is a coastal City in the southern region of the east Coast in South Carolina.  A family friendly beach with surrounding tourist shops and restaurants featuring delicious southern cuisine.

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Summer Date Night Ideas 2017

Looking for the perfect way to spend time with  a special someone this summer?  It’s really about  the company not about what you do.  Sometimes the simple things are best and the most fun.  With plenty of sunshine, longer days and warmer temps lend itself to outdoor activities and more sociability.  Make the most of summer by getting out and having fun!

7 Fun inexpensive Summer Date Night Ideas!

Wine tasting double date night

A walk on the beach

Amusement Park

Picnic in the park

Go for a Swim! It’s summer!

Take a stroll to a neighborhood restaurant that has outdoor seating

Find a spot to watch the sunset

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Stylish Summer 2017

The 2017 summer season is so exciting!  From fit to flare, to casual wear, to evening, daytime, beautiful dresses & skirts perfect for the stylishly feminine modest woman.  The best looks, trends, and shopping picks for summer style.

What’s trending?

  • Cotton Summer casual

  • Denim

  • Denim Mini

  • Florals

  •  Sunday Best

  • Date Night

  • Evening Cocktail dress

 

  • Summer getaway dress

Bags & heels

Color trend 2017 Canary Yellow

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Getting Fit Summer 2017

The unofficial start of summer is Memorial Day which signals warmer weather, longer days, shorts, swimwear, and lightweight clothing.  However, the official start of summer is June 21. You still have time! Are you in the shape you want to be in?  How fit and healthy do you feel?  If your answer is no, it’s time to achieve a leaner, healthier you.

My diet and exercise routine has literally changed my life for the better!  There are so many positives.  I was always one that could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight!  But of course all good things must come to an end.  Trust me I feel your pain.  I was the biggest foodie.  I loved all the good stuff Cheeseburgers, fries, steak, potatoes, soul food, triple cheese mac & cheese, subs, on and on.  As we age our metabolism slows down and it’s much harder to lose weight.

I noticed a couple of years ago I had gained weight and I was ten pounds over what I wanted to be.  I had always stayed within a certain weight and wanted to maintain that.  Also I’m petite, Five feet one inch, so you don’t want to pack too much into a small frame.  I had to take action, and I did!  I started in 2015 working out regularly and changing my diet.  Now it’s two years later and I’m so proud of myself, I can’t tell you how good I feel.  The hardest thing for me was changing my diet!  But you’ll find that if you stay consistent your body will get used to the change.  Today it’s 6:30 am here on the west coast and I’ve just finished my workout.

My normal workout routine is 5 days a week just 20 minutes a day!  But I’m consistent and that makes all the difference.  Typically in the morning for breakfast, I’ll do cereal, Special K w/strawberry, or oats cereal, maybe a cup of yogurt, or sometimes a cup of applesauce.  Next I drink my water throughout the morning and during my workout.  Water suppresses your appetite.  At 10:00 am I have a protein smoothie Naked Juice.  For lunch around 1:00 pm I have a salad and baked chicken, or chicken nuggets. I have my salads everyday!  That’s it for the day!  If I want a snack later in the day I’ll do tuna and crackers or maybe a bowl of cereal.

I’m 125 pounds, sometimes it fluctuates to 128 or so.  I feel awesome, have lots of energy,  I’m not as hungry, it boosts my mental agility, wards off colds and flu.  Not to mention adding years to my life.  If you’re on the other side of 40 adjust to your change in metabolism by taking control.  If you’re in your 20’s and 30’s start yourself on a healthy course that will take you through the rest of your life!  Losing weight is going to take commitment!  You can do this!

5 Tips to a Healthier You

  • Write down your goals and reasons for achieving them

  • Keep a food diary. Track what you’re eating

  • Portion control is your friend, (have you noticed plates in restaurants have gotten larger)

  • Fill up on salads, fruits and vegetables

  • Changing your diet is a strategy you must master, (start small and go from there)

  • Aerobics

  • Calisthenics

  • Machines

Exercise Bike

Treadmill

Elliptical

  

  • Indoor Exercise

Outdoor workouts are a great alternative, here’s why

  • You satisfy your mind by getting out and being active

  • You challenge your muscles by doing workouts that are not possible indoors.

  •  You can soak up Vitamin D

  • The flood of fresh air into your lungs is invigorating!

 

  • Outdoor exercise

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