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August 4, 2014

Hi there! I’m back in NJ and starting a major effort to consciously eat better. I LOVE Chicago food and eat what I want when I travel anywhere. The pizza, Mexican food (including my mom’s!) and pan dulce are my favorite things to eat when visiting family, but now it’s time to focus on healthy eating and regular exercise again. I’m following THIS guideline for at least a week to jump start a healthy routine again (with the exception of Friday night because we are celebrating my birthday over a Cuban dinner!).  I can’t wait to start yoga tonight as well.

I forgot to include on last week’s weekend links the fantastic yoga studio my friend Vanessa recommended in Oak Park. I visited Ahimsa Yoga Studio as a promise to myself and I think many of you in that area of Illinois would love it. I have been feeling much better after stopping the running and all the jumping around. What a relief.

Feeling better=lots of fun times with my girls. As you can see, the ladies above are some of my closest Chicago amigas! I know Bertha, Heather and Caro since the 6th grade and sitting right next to me is Nancy, who I met on our last year of high school. These girls and their friendship mean the world and have been a great support to MFBS. You might recognize Bertha from THIS And Caro from THIS. Nancy, of course, has contributed her photography on this site many times…just click HERE  and HERE to see.  You will also notice that Heather is a big commentator on the blog too! Love them.

So many other girls are missing! My personal FB page was full of status updates of my whereabouts with my other girls, my mom and my sister (group selfies are the best!). Thank you to all of my BFFs for sharing your precious time with me. I know how busy life is and appreciate your stories, memories, laughter, friendship and love. I will miss you.

We arrived safely after 12 hours on the road! The boys did amazing on the ride! I think they are starting to get the hang of it all.  Until next time Chicago…

Please click on the links below! Enjoy!

10 Health Mistakes Busy Moms Make

Border Kids Relief

Stylish sneakers for moms on the go!

My Instagram pic was featured on Mashable! Look HERE!

The power of makeup. What do you think?

Top Ten Summer Sunsets  (have witnessed 3!)

One of Fall’s Most Anticipated Young Adult Books

These pants!

Thoughts? Feel free to comment below! Have a great week!



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  • Reply Bertha August 5, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Wish we could have more evenings like those. As always, it was blast spending time with you ladies, even if it’s just for a couple of hours! TQM

    • Betty
      Reply Betty August 7, 2014 at 10:31 am

      As always, we closed the place down!!! We could have used another 2 hours (and another dessert!) xoxo TQM
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  • Reply Vanessa August 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Love being with you guys ALWAYS!!!

  • Reply Heather August 6, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Great seeing you and catching up! Can’t believe how long we have known each other!!! You are truly an inspiring writer and friend and I look forward to even more years of friendship!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty August 7, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Likewise Heather!!! Love you!!! xoxo Thanks for ALL your support! It means the world!
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  • Reply Nancy August 7, 2014 at 12:05 am

    We had a wonderful dinner, the weather was perfect, we enjoy you company and your positivism, come back soon!!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty August 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

      I will Nancy!! We will plan another 2 dinners! LOL and a photo shoot of course!! xoxo
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