RSVP for the #BetterSocialU Twitter Party

Girls just wanna get social (media), so join me and Bay Path University for the #BetterSocialU Twitter Party on Wednesday, August 5 from 7-8 pm EST where we’ll chat about how best to leverage the power of social media to positively impact your career and position you for professional success.   Social media platforms are powerful […]

Low-Stress Moving Tips and a Free Printable Checklist

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I find moving to be very stressful. I’m the kind of girl who likes everything to be in its right place. In the process of moving, having all the comforting items that make me feel at home shoved in boxes makes me feel extremely anxious. I envy the adventurous souls full of wanderlust, who seem to be able to […]

How to Save My Life – Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix #StreamTeam

Grey's Anatomy Netflix

So I’ve mentioned before that I’m a competitive bodybuilder – actually, at my last competition I achieved my professional status and can now call myself an IFBB pro bodybuilder! I'm a newly minted IFBB pro figure competitor. Wow. More later! #ifbbpro #TeamUniverse A photo posted by Chanelle Smith (@chanmeleon) on Jul 4, 2015 at 7:51pm […]

Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick + #FindMoreFun Giveaway

Jimmy Dean Characters

What do you get when you combine pancakes, a sausage and a stick? — A delicious new way to #findmorefun at breakfast time with Jimmy Dean! The new Jimmy Dean Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick will make back to school breakfast more fun for kids while staying super convenient for parents. With 6 grams of […]

STEM is for Girls, Too

STEM poster college

I remember being a high school senior, trying to decide what my college major would be. I loved reading, writing, and language, so I decided to study linguistics. Although I envied those kids who were going to college for engineering and would graduate and become engineers – so straightforward! – I didn’t think I could […]

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Strawberry & Chocolate Chip Crumble Bars

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Crumble Bars

I made these strawberry chocolate chip crumble bars right after I got back from a trip to California with Best Food Facts. One of my favorite activities was a visit to the family-owned and run T&Y Strawberry Patch in Woodland, CA. After seeing, learning about, picking and tasting the delicious fresh-from-the-farm strawberries, I was totally inspired to make […]

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars (Krusteaz)

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

There’s no better way to enjoy the tastes of summer than with farm stand favorites, and these strawberry lemon cheesecake bars take fresh strawberries to the next level. With a few simple additions to a box of Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Bars mix, you’ll have an unforgettable dessert everyone will love. The crust is partially baked and then […]

Peach Breeze Coolers - sparkling cocktail or virgin cocktail

Sweeten Your Summer with a Peach Breeze Cooler

The perfect complement to a weekend brunch is a light, refreshing beverage, and this Peach Breeze Cooler is one of my go-to favorites. The best part is that you can choose to enjoy it on its own or sparkled with a bit of champagne.

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5 Ways to Relax More on Vacation

5 Ways to Relax More on Vacation

I wrote this  post about 5 ways to relax more on vacation as much for myself as for you, because I’m sooooo guilty of not relaxing on most of my getaways. By definition, vacations are devoted to pleasure, rest, and relaxation, so why is it that I (and probably you) often come home saying we need a vacation from our vacation? Enough! It’s time to […]

Balsam Mountain Inn - Balsam NC

Balsam Mountain Inn – Turn of the Century Charm in the NC Mountains

From the moment I set eyes on the historic Balsam Mountain Inn nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, I fell in love. The old-time charm and quaint turn-of-the-century feel warmly welcomed me before I had even stepped inside. The 100-foot porch of the Balsam Mountain Inn is lined with cozy rocking chairs where guests can just relax and take in the majestic […]

Pilot Mountain North Carolina - Big Pinnacle

Pilot Mountain NC

I finally decided that I’d driven past Pilot Mountain NC one too many times without stopping, so on my way home from Mayberry (Mount Airy) recently, I pulled over to explore. There are two pinnacles on Pilot Mountain, a big daddy and a little daddy. You can walk to Little Pinnacle Overlook from the parking […]

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