Archive for July 2011

Giveaway Winner Announced!

Thank you to all of you that entered the C9 by Champion Giveaway.  I enjoy giving back to my readers and only promote products I truly believe in. The winner was selected by using Random.org Congratulations to Lorin Arnold.  Please email me at upsanddownsyogamom@gmail.com with your size and address and C9 by Champion will send... Read more »

Our Family's Summer To Do List

Our Family's Summer To Do List
Yesterday we had a spontaneous picnic lunch at the zoo.  Simple sandwiches, a ripped blanket from my trunk, under a tree in the shade.  It was so easy and satisfying that I began thinking of what else I want to squeeze into this summer. 1.  Movies in the Park.  Chicago Park District plays movies at  many city parks throughout the... Read more »

Giveaway: Affordable, Comfortable and Flattering Workout Clothes

I enjoy fashionable clothes, but my lifestyle has very little room for skinny jeans and heels. I also like exercising and feeling comfortable and, I’ll admit it, looking cute while working out.  Is that vain? Here is a little trick I learned to encourage exercising:  put on workout clothes first thing in the morning,  then you are... Read more »
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Red, White and Blue Food

Red, White and Blue Food
The 4th of July, to me, always epitomizes summer. A hot day watching the parade, barbecuing and always wearing red, white and blue. Even more every year, I think it is worth taking a day to celebrate our independence, country and  troops. Today’s Meatless Monday features a patriotic dish. When it is really hot and... Read more »

What Do You Think Of Our New Look?

What Do You Think Of Our New Look?
As many of you have noticed, Chicago Now has been updated with a new look and more features. I am still learning the system, but look forward to the increased options it will offer both you and me. What’s your opinion of this makeover? Please share your thoughts: good, bad and ugly.  To keep up to... Read more »