The winter solstice this past year was December 21; when the sun reaches the most southerly declination. It marks the day of the year with the least hours of daylight; the official start of winter. Though we can certainly anticipate more winter weather in Colorado, for me the winter solstice also signals the beginning of the end; the days after this moment in time get longer every day and we can appreciate the advent of spring as the next season to celebrate; my personal favorite time of the year.
We believe the Midlife Road Trip is the perfect therapy for a midlife crisis so each week we host a super fun online therapy session. You’re invited to join the conversation for some lively chat about a fun new topic each Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 EST.
Just follow #NUTS on Twitter (or use this TweetGrid) and answer the questions using the hashtag or you can answer the questions on our Facebook Fan Page. We and our Guest Therapists ask a new question every 6 minutes in what feels like the Fastest Hour on Twitter!
Basic to Brilliant, Y’all by Virginia Willis
Photo Credit:n Helene duJardin
Virginia Willis’s legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French dishes a down-home Southern feel and reimagining homey Southern favorites en Française. In Basic to Brilliant, Y’all, Virginia builds on her signature style, offering 150 soul-satisfying recipes and accompanying each with a new preparation technique, fresh presentation style, or creative recipe variation that transforms an already wonderful dish into an all-out show-stopper.
ALWAYS take the suggestion of a good Interior Designer on what to buy for your the stylish ones on your Holiday Gift list - especially if that designer is Wanda Horton of Wanda Horton Interior Design in Charlotte, NC. Wanda’s blog has musings on life and homestyle and during this holiday season she had great go-to ideas to see!
Quinoa. Stuffed. Cucumbers.
soooo good, I could just stuff my face. and you know that’s exactly what I did once I got my shot.
Again, super easy & the best part – you won’t be unbuttoning your pants BEFORE you sit down for dinner. Your guests will thank you for this one too.
Here’s the recipe for the Quinoa and Vegetable Salad.
Too cute for words, these aprons are fabulous gifts! The Mom and Daughter team that founded the company in 2008 have made quite the name for themselves and have been seen on Martha Stewarts Dreamers into Doer’s and they were on The Today Show!
Julie Browning Bova is a designer - her work in interiors and home furnishings is classic, personal and speaks - home. Her blog represents her style and opinions and talks not only about design, but how one chooses and lives in their homes. Check out her new funiture line!
Read her curated blog - Paisley, Plaid & Read
Her Furniture Collection at Stanford Furniture
Her site: Julie Bova Interior Design
I Vino X - An Integrated Community for Wine Lovers on a Free Ap
iVinoX is database and a comprehensive listing of wines and wineries AND it’s completely interactive. Search by county, by appellation, by varietal and more. Traveling with Fido? Search by winery amenities, such as pet and child accommodations, recreational activities, pizza oven, views, tours and more.
More than that, it is interactive and you can rate the wines and vineyards and share it with others in this community or post it to your facebook page or twitter account.