Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope you're enjoying your three-day weekend somewhere like this ...

Horseshoe Bay, TX

or fishing here
Cheeca Lodge
Islamorada, FL

or here
Victoria House
Amergris Caye, Belize

or, if you're especially lucky, here
Port Aransas, TX

While you're out celebrating this Monday without work, make sure to take time to remember what this holiday is really about and say a prayer for our troops.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Snap to it!

Review: Snap Kitchen

It's tough not to notice the latest food trend in Austin these days with gourmet food to go places popping up on every corner. While most of these places are hard on your wallet, they are easy on your hips and a great alternative to fast food.

The newest to the scene, Snap Kitchen, arrived just in time for the warm weather that brings short shorts and sleeveless tops. This budget-friendly restaurant uses local, organic ingredients to provide just the right recipe for healthy cooking. Snap offers a variety of options, whether you are looking for a tossed-to-order salad, a specialty drink or a quick pickup meal. As an added bonus, all of the menu items are portion controlled and labeled with nutritional content and made easy to get with their curbside pickup and delivery around Austin for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

So next time you're feeling hungry and lazy skip that trip to Taco Shack and pop in to Snap Kitchen.

Houstonites be looking for Snap to debut in your neighborhood soon!

The Triangle                               6th / Lamar
4616 Triangle Ave.                    1014 W. 6th Street

3600 Kirby Drive

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


With bathing suit season practically slapping us in the face at this point, I thought I'd pass along this article a friend sent me.

If you're anything like me, sunscreen is not something you skimp on. Let's face it, tomato red knees and shoulders look good on no one. But while the sunscreen we use may be preventing that look, it may not be preventing cancer like we have always thought, according to a study by the FDA. The article from AOL News reports findings that Vitamin A and it's derivatives are the problem and actually "speed up the cancer that sunscreen is used to prevent."

Click here to view the article on AOL News.

The article also links to an easily searchable database on the Environmental Working Group's website rating the best and worst sunscreen on the market. I'm a loyal Neutrogena sunscreen user and was a little disappointed by the results, but with only 39 of the 500 products on the market deemed effective, I should've expected that.

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