Monday, May 30, 2011

postheadericon French Open

Some of you know I LOVE Tennis; I just love it.  I play two to three times each week year around, which is saying a lot given I live in Wisconsin.  For me, tennis isn't just a sport or a great workout, but a lifestyle.  It is the clothes and the tennis totes.

Well the French Open is going on right now...although I actually don't really much like watching professional tennis, I do check in time to time to see what the women are wearing on the pro tour.  So today I checked in...what is in at the Open?

PURPLE

Source: www.rolandgarros.com


Victoria Azarenka shows this trend well.  Her NIKE brand tennis dress (coming soon to a tennis store near you, for sure) shows how refreshing the purple trend can be.  



BRIGHTS

Above and beyond the purple trend is just the overall preference for bright colors on the tour.  Na Li, the current darling on the tour, show this off this trend (as does her opponent).  

Source: www.rolandgarros.com

So how can the average player translate this to real life?  Well, you will notice both these pro players are sponsored by NIKE and NIKE does a great job translating trends to their consumer line.  Go figure; both these trends are already in stores!  If you like these trends, take a look here:

Nike Womens Summer 2011 Violet tennis clothing This is the Violet collection by NIKE.  I found this photo on midwestsports.com's website.  They are a favorite of mine and I order from their site often (full disclosure; I pay what you will pay!).

For those looking for something even brighter, how about the Cerise Pink collection?  Also NIKE, also from Midwest Sports:

Nike Womens Summer 2011 Cerise tennis clothingAnd these are just the choices from NIKE!  Other brands have other excellent choices.

Although my league team uniform colors are black and white, I think this is the season I go for the brights! I hop you will join me!!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

postheadericon A Very Valentine Idea

Hi friends!  At Christmas, I was very lucky to have a work colleague give me some honey as a gift.  It was from her own honey bees, which was really cool.    



A side note: when you move to a new town or part of the country, one of the first things you should do is find some local honey.  Using this honey will expose you to local pollens which might be new to your immunize system.  This could help reduce allergic symptoms.  It certainly won't hurt, in moderation.

Soon after the holidays, I thought I would make a really nice desert for a work colleague who was celebrating a birthday.  Chocolate seemed appropriate.

I really have good luck with Giada DiLaurentis' recipes, so when I found this recipe for a Chocolate Honey Almond Tart, I knew I had stumbled upon a good one.

It did not disappoint!  It was very easy and fast to prepare!

My secret to the crust...Chocolate Teddy Grahams!  Much cheaper (and easier to find) than chocolate graham crackers.



So pretty much all I had to do was bake this crust (for a pretty short time), heat up some cream and honey on  the stove, and then added the chocolate...



Mmmm...in minutes it turned into this!



It was yummy...the perfect choice for your Valentine!  Could not be easier folks; if you have 30 minutes you can make this fancy-looking desert!  Give it a try.

Question:  What are YOU making your HONEY this Valentine's Day?  If you are not in a relationship, how are you treating YOURSELF to something special?


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Sara
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