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Planning Your Thanksgiving Dinner

It is the month of the year where we all start thinking about the blessings we have and becoming increasingly aware of how thankful we are for the people and things we have in our lives. It is officially November! You may want to start preparing your list for Thanksgiving dinner. It is never too […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” — Stephen Graham Jones Which type of person are you? Do you love the spooky atmosphere and costumes of Halloween? Are you excited for Trick-or-Treating and The Great Pumpkin? Or are you simply counting down to mistletoe and tree trimming? […]

Fall is Almost Here!

You can feel it in the air; the weather starting to shift just slightly, the days getting shorter and the nights creeping in a little sooner – fall will be here soon. At the end of the month, we will officially say “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to fall. With that salutation comes the introduction […]

Christine’s August 2019 Newsletter

We are in the last official month of summer (already). And although the warm weather continues until October for some areas in the United States, most of us will be saying goodbye to the summer weather toward the end of the month and the days will begin to get shorter and the weather much milder […]

Celebrating Summer and Freedom

The Fourth of July is a very special day for our country, and it is also a special day for family and friends to get together and observe long-held traditions together. Some traditions like fireworks, parades, and cookouts have been consistently associated with the Fourth of July since the country’s founding in 1776. Here is […]

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Christine Avanti’s June 2019 Newsletter

June is here with its long days and warm nights. Some of the best things about June is all the fresh produce and sunshine – oh, the wonderful sunshine! I am looking forward to using all the fresh local produce from my Farmers Market this summer to make some amazing dishes and enjoy some laid-back […]

12 Tips to Get a Sexy Beach Body

If you’re going to hit the beach, you don’t want to look like a blowfish who did a five-day Atkins crash diet — a smaller, puffy version of your former self. Been there. Done that! I have the deflated booty stretch marks to remind me of my former yo-yo dieting days that I gave up on over a decade ago.