05/03/19 Newsletter: Spice Up Cocktail Time

pineapple jalepeno margarita

Simply Recipes

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1. What To Drink: Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas

Sweet and spicy is the name of the game with a Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita. Use a smoky tequila, like Lunazul Reposado and mix with sweet pineapple juice, tangy lime juice, Triple Sec and thinly sliced jalapeños for a lively libation. [Swirled]

2. Life Hack Of The Day: Document Edition

Keep a square of cardboard in a zip-top bag to protect small, important documents like checks from creasing and from weather like rain.

3. Workout Of The Week: Improving Your Posture

Worried about your posture? Focus on strengthening your back, chest and neck muscles, starting with chin tucks. Begin in a seated or standing position with your shoulders rolled back and down. While looking straight ahead, place two fingers on your chin, slightly tuck your chin and attempt to draw your head directly back without tilting it up or down. Hold for two to three seconds and return to the starting position. [Swirled]

4. R&R: 2-Ingredient Scrub

A DIY sugar scrub only takes 2 ingredients, is ready in under 10 minutes and is super cost-effective. Combine equal parts of sugar and coconut oil and store in an air-tight glass jar. Go ahead and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to up the spa factor. That’s all you need to achieve sweet, smooth skin. Pro Tip: Be sure to keep water out of the jar so the scrub doesn’t lose its effectiveness. [Simply Designing]

5. Party Time: Cinco de Mayo finds at TJ’s

Quick history lesson: Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, but here in the States it’s turned into a full-fledged party and celebration of Mexican culture — so grab your friends and let the guac flow! We headed to Trader Joe’s with $30 and built an epic spread from apps to tacos and even dessert. Check out our finds and have a fiesta. [Swirled]

6. Wild Card: How Not To Self-Implode Following A Breakup

Breakups — we’ve all been there. But, handling a breakup is something we may need a refresher course in. Take some time for yourself, step away from the memories and relationship triggers, embrace your emotions — the good and the bad — they are all necessary. Setbacks are going to happen, but you can do it. And in case you need the reminder: You (yes, you) are a badass. [Swirled]

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Noom: Lose weight the right way with Noom. The health program app uses mobile technology to help you learn how to navigate your environment, challenge your thoughts, master your triggers and overcome the barriers that are keeping you from your healthiest life.

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