Personal Care

5 Ladies Night Events to do with Friends

5 Great Ladies Night Events to Enjoy with Friends!

In honor of the Costello REI Ladies Night Out event this month, I'd like to share 5 fun outings to do with your girls!

1 - Wine & Painting! This is a huge hit for bachelorette events, corporate outings and bonding moments with friends. We're all busy during the week, so it's great to take time to relax with a paint brush, arouse our creative minds and drink a glass of wine with friends. A few locations include: Wine & Design, Paint & Sip and Wine & Canvas! Check them out. 

2 - Check out a Cooking Class! Sample a new cuisine, enhance your cooking skills or learn a new recipe with your friends. A great local place is Chef Alyssa's Kitchen! You can try a wide array of cuisines including: Thai, Italian and Tex Mex

3 - Movie Night! This is an oldie but goodie. It's so fun to invite your friends over for a popular movie or tv show in the comfort of your own home. 

4 - Go for a hike or a Zumba class! We all know a great way to let out energy is to exercise! Invite a few of your girlfriends out for a fun fitness class to have a blast and burn calories. 

5 - Spa Night! It's always fun to pamper yourself and unwind from a long, work week. Massages, nails and hair treatments are great ways to bounce back and get relaxed. A spa night coupled with your favorite girls = a recipe for a memorable evening!



Let's Eat Healthy Together

Let's get healthy together!

Check out a few healthy eating tips, that gives us a variety of ways that we can incorporate an overall nutritious and balanced lifestyle. 

How to Eat Healthy

It's easier than you think to start eating healthy! Take small steps each week to improve your nutrition and move toward a healthier you.

Eight Healthy Eating Goals

Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Try incorporating at least six of the eight goals below into your diet. Commit to incorporating one new healthy eating goal each week over the next six weeks. You can track your progress through PALA+.

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables: Choose red, orange, and dark-green vegetables like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, along with other vegetables for your meals. Add fruit to meals as part of main or side dishes or as dessert. The more colorful you make your plate, the more likely you are to get the vitamins, minerals, and fiber your body needs to be healthy.


It’s Not too late To Create the perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

It’s Not Too late to create the perfect Mother’s Day Gift!

 Thankfully, technology has made it fun and easy to create the perfect keepsake for Mom!

Here are 3 quick tips to make her day super special:

YOU – Moms are so happy to be with the ones she loves most. If you live at a distance you can Facetime, give her a phone call or send her a special thank you message.

Movie App – There is an amazing movie app where you can add memorable photos, collages and videos at the touch of a button. You can also add music and use the tunes you think she'll love most. 

Audio Message – It’s not too late to send her a special song, a voice text or have your kids say something sweet to mom via audio! This way she can play it all time and have a memorable keepsake that will last throughout the years!  


5 Simple Convenient Lifestyle Tips

Convenience is Key! 

Does it ever feel like there’s not enough hours in the day to get everything done? Between family life, working life and our personal lives, it can be challenging to take care of small necessities while making time for yourself.

Check out 5 Simple ways to make your busy lifestyle more convenient:

Online Grocery Shopping: There are a variety of companies that will grocery shop for you! This is a convenient way to type in your items and have them delivered directly to your home.  Publix offers Instacart, Harris Teeter provides Express Lane  and  select Walmart locations offers online grocery store shopping.  

Additionally, there are creative grocery options where you can have select items mailed directly to you such as Hello fresh!

Cleaning Services:  What a great idea to outsource a well-needed yet time consuming weekly task! If it becomes cost prohibitive to have a weekly cleaning service, perhaps you can check into a quarterly or annual option that will allow you to maintain your home in-between deep cleanings.

 Au Pair – This is an option for parents looking for extra hands! An Au Pair is a young adult from overseas who provides childcare services in exchange for room/board. This can provide your child with a live-in cultural enriching childcare option.  

FabFitFun boxes! A great way to experience new products conveniently is having different items sent to you!  I am a busy mom of 2 and getting to the mall to test new products has become nonexistent; however, I ordered a fabfitfun box and stumbled upon great products that I truly enjoy.

Whatever option you like, there’s a lot of different convenient boxes that will inspire...