Author Archives: Brandi Bengtson

National S’mores Day

Image result for national s'mores dayAugust 10th is National S’mores day! Campfires are fun and good and it doesn’t take much to make s’mores when you have a roaring fire. What happens, though, if you don’t have a fire? Or it’s raining? Or you just have this undying craving for s’mores in the winter? Never fear, there are so many ways to prep your s’mores. Chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallows can be combined in various ways to include brownies, cake, and even cookies. Continue reading

Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal Review


Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal (MLTJ), covers various topics in medicine. Articles on MRI scans, therapy, and reconstructions are part of this journal. It is designed to allow those studying sports medicine to gather a better understanding of the functions of the muscles. It is peer reviewed with articles that provide researchers with a more in-depth analysis of these topics. There are other interesting topics such as: instrumental musicians and posture issues, analysis of fatigue resistance for rotator muscles for ball players, and in vitro studies.

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National Parks and Recreation Month

Now I know what you’re thinking but while I am all for celebrating television, this month is not celebrating a TV show with Star Lord in it. Parks and Recreation month is a national event that lasts the month of July. It is to help encourage spending time outdoors as well as bring attention to the many parks that exist for visitation. It’s sometimes hard to spend time outdoors, though, especially if you live in a high traffic city or somewhere hot. Not to mention as the year goes on, there aren’t always places you can go to enjoy the spring or fall seasons. That’s where National Parks come in. You can enjoy an expansive place, sometimes with landmarks, and get back to nature. It’ll help you unwind from the stress of work or house chores, even if it’s just to have a barbecue or a stroll through the park. Continue reading

National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month

Fruits and vegetables are good for you. However, it’s hard for people to want to eat them when so many other options exist. Besides, it’s hard to figure out what to do besides steam some items, keep the others raw, and try and add them to your meal. This isn’t elementary school and they don’t come on trays. For Fruits and Veggies month, it’s important to share such good recipes for fruit and vegetables, in order to give a better idea of how you can utilize these amazing foods in your meals.

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Image result for brown lunch bagEating takeout every lunch can be expensive but it’s so difficult trying to remember to pack a lunch at times. Ideas only come after you’re already at work and halfway to lunch time. Fear not, in celebration of Brown Bag it Day, we’ve compiled a list of recipes that you can take to work. You can even use some of these for school lunches. Tasty, wonderful ideas that you can customize to hit just that right spot and you save a bit of money, too. How cool is that? No more needing to fret if the last slice of pizza or the last tuna sandwich has been eaten. Continue reading

National Decorating Month

Image result for decoratingWith spring often comes the desire to do spring cleaning. This can also come with the desire to update your wardrobe, your garden, or decorations around your house. However, life always gets in the way and whether it’s due to time or money, re-decorating isn’t easy. Especially when there are so many ways to go about decorating. It can depend on whether or not you want a wreath or a sign on your door. It can vary depending on if you’re in a house, an apartment, or a mobile home. While it’s not necessary to decorate, it can be fun, and can bring you joy seeing the updated look of your home. Continue reading

National Nutrition Month!

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It’s hard enough keeping up with the daily requirements of work and home life, let alone getting the proper nutrition your body needs. Especially when fad diets exist and you can’t tell what’s actually going to work or not. That’s why National Nutrition Month exists – to give you a good way to think consciously about what you’re eating and what physical activity you engage in. It’s meant to bring attention to healthier choices on food that help you get the right nutrients. Continue reading

Welcome 2019, Welcome A Balanced and Organized Life!

We all know life is busy and the New Year is that time people create goals and resolutions to carry into the next year. Luckily, January has several holidays to help with that – Get a Balanced Life month and Get Organized month! While these holidays help us get in gear for the new year right at the beginning of January, resolutions can occur all year long. Continue reading

Enjoy These Recipes for National Chicken Month

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts-Now with tips for a baked version! this honey garlic chicken is our most popular recipe for good reason.

Those cold winter nights, finals week, and the holidays coming up make it hard to want anything but comfort food. Well, you’re in luck, December has just the perfect day to enjoy all the comfort food you want. Comfort Food Day is December 5th and what better comfort food than some recipes with warm and filling chicken? These recipes are sure to bring some comfort to you and anyone else who needs comfort from a home cooked dish or two.

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