I love the flavor, richness, and nostalgia associated with a tall glass of eggnog, but all that cream and sugar comes with a heavy caloric price tag. Now, you can enjoy a similar flavor and texture of the tradition with this healthy vegan smoothie. Hailing from Kris Carr's cookbook Crazy Sexy Kitchen, this recipe is low in calories and high in potassium and fiber, and due the addition of fresh nutmeg, Kris says it might help soothe a bellyache. It's truly the perfect light treat after an indulgent celebratory holiday meal, and if you choose to spike your glass with a little bit of bourbon, we won't tell.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
Give the gift of love this holiday season by spoiling that special someone with a present that really comes from the heart. From must-have fitness gear to nutrition tools for the kitchen, we've got you covered with over 200 heart-healthy gifts with finds in all price ranges.
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What do you think of when you hear the name Miranda Kerr? Impeccable supermodel. Killer street style. That perfect smile. Lovable mom. And now, ShopStyle. That's right: we are thrilled to announce that Miranda is teaming up with ShopStyle for our first-ever ad campaign. "Miranda Kerr strikes the perfect balance of sexy and relatable," says CEO Brian Sugar. "Her style is effortless, her taste is paramount, and she's among the top 1 percent of models in the world. We couldn't be happier about this partnership."
ShopStyle users aspire to achieve Miranda's personal style, both on and off the red carpet, and we're excited to bring her personality to life through the new ShopStyle campaign. ShopStyle delivers the hottest trends and seasonal fashion straight to you at home or on the go. Just browse the shops curated by our editors or get the latest sale alerts sent straight to your phone with our app, available for download in the iTunes store.
Miranda, along with her adorable dog Frankie, shot the national advertising campaign in New York with director Peter Glanz and fashion photographer Terry Richardson. We're excited to share more news in the coming weeks and months, but for now, you can start shopping ShopStyle!
I've been a fan of yoga sensation Tara Stiles for years. Her DVDs are some of my all-time favorites, and I love her free-flowing, light-hearted, yet matter-of-fact approach to tackling new poses and pushing your body to new places. After I had the opportunity to take an incredible class from her at Sports Club/LA, I knew I needed to find out what was on her holiday wish list this year — and what she'll be giving to her loved ones.
Sweet and Bright SunniesTara loves a good pair of shades, and she's a big fan of these colorful and fun Marc by Marc Jacobs Square Sunglasses ($110). Tara believes that these sunnies will "brighten up the holidays," and perhaps remind us of warmer temperatures.
Pandora's BoxTara was introduced to Pandora charm bracelets this year and was "taken by the storytelling and meaning of all the charms." She's partial to this Pandora Passion Charm ($40), since it's a thoughtful and personal gift "to honor the values we see in our loved ones."
Sweet ScentTara always gifts "special girlfriends (she) wants to spoil" with a bottle of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume ($29-$165). Call it a pay-it-forward gift if you will; Tara received this scent as a gift a few years ago and always feels "super special" when she wears it.
Cozy CollaborationTara put out an awesome collaboration with Reebok full of comfortable and functional gear for yoga class. One of her favorite pieces from the line are these Reebok Strong Relax Pants ($45) that are "so soft and cozy for the holidays!"
Strong StripesTara loves how she can wear her Reebok sweater ($85) to the yoga studio or running around town. I can vouch for this fact! Tara rocked this sweater at the special event at Sports Club/LA introducing her brand of Strala Yoga to the club, and all of its fun colors immediately caught my eye.
Wool and the GangIf you follow Tara on Instagram, you know she loves to knit and make gifts for friends. She's been a fan of Wool and the Gang (and knitting in general) for a few years now. She says her skills are at "the hat level," but she aspires to improve and tackle more complex projects in 2014. In the meantime, this Wool and the Gang Hold Tight Clutch ($131, originally $139) is "her newest favorite."
Luxe Lingerie Options
When Tara's in a bind for finding just the right gift, she leaves it up to her girlfriends to choose with a Agent Provcateur Gift Card so they can indulge in some luxe lingerie. One of her top picks these days is this Margot Bra ($220) but says it's hard for her to pick a favorite!