Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pop, Fizz, Clink! Fun Champagne Recipes for New Year's Eve

Champagne Cocktail Recipes

This year, make your champagne toast as full of life as the upcoming year. Try sprucing up the typical champagne toast with these fun recipes.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Our January Issue is Out!

You won't want to miss reading this issue:
• How you can fly high for 2014!
• A former dancer's turning point
• A fight to survive
• Your source for everything that is Best For You in 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013

New Years Goes Gatsby

Today's Woman Now

This year, New Year's Eve is all about partying like Gatsby. Style-wise, that is. Ring in the new year in full swing, roaring twenties style. A little glitter never hurt anyone, right?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fun Places To Celebrate New Year's Eve This Year

Today's Woman Now

If you're looking for things to do around Louisville for New Year's, we've got you covered! From going out and doing it big to just a simple dinner, check out our list of some of the places to go this year.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Gift Yourself Giveaway #8: Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment

Merry Christmas! Here's a bit more holiday cheer: For our last Gift Yourself giveaway, you can win a $100 gift certificate to Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment! Sassy Fox offers upscale, designer clothing and accessories for the frugal fashionista. Revamp your wardrobe just in time for those last holiday parties and a new year of exciting things ahead.

Enter for your chance to win by filling out the form below. Also, you will notice something a bit different...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Today's Woman Gives Back: See Our Story

Workshop Louisville Project

This holiday season, our Today's Woman team decided to do a little giving back. As we were in the midst of an enthralling meeting held at Workshop in Butchertown, we took a break from our brainstorming to test out our carpenter skills. Yes, we used power tools for this one!

Monday, December 23, 2013

5 Helpful Tips on Writing a Thank-You Note

Today's Woman Now

With the holiday season in full swing, things can be overwhelming at times between gift-giving, holiday parties and everything in the middle. With all our busy schedules and the ease of technology, it is too easy to just send a quick email, Facebook post or tweet to thank someone for a gift or gesture. But, a handwritten thank-you note is still a more meaningful way to say thank you, especially during the season of giving. Here are a few tips by The Stationary Studio to help make writing a thank you note easy and simple.

See What's New with Today's Transitions!

Do you have a loved one or someone you know looking for a retirement community, assisted living help, Alzheimer's care help or other senior services? You can now find all of our Today's Transitions directories online!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift Yourself Giveaway #7: Skin Care by Pilar

It's our seventh Gift Yourself giveaway! Win a $100 gift certificate to Skin Care by Pilar. Skin Care by Pilar (502.243.8895) offers professional, customized skin care treatments in a peaceful and relaxed setting, including signature facials, peels, microdermabrasion, body facials, waxing, and makeup. You'll also find high-quality skin care and cosmetic products.

Enter for your chance to win by filling out the form below. Also, you will notice something a bit different...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Spirits of the Present: Gingersnap

Gingersnap Cocktail Recipe

Gingersnap- Get the recipe here!

Holiday Bites - Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

Holiday Bites Winner!

Dessert:  Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

This cheesecake is an original recipe created by Deb Reese Hall – a labor of love well worth the effort! This dessert is a huge hit and a delicious pumpkin pie alternative.

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

Get the recipe here!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Spirits of the Present: Original Manhattan

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

Manhattan- Get the recipe here!

Holiday Bites - Red Raspberry Cream Pie

Holiday Bites Winner!

Dessert: Red Raspberry Cream Pie

Suetta Tingler usually keeps this recipe under wraps, so we are very grateful that she is sharing it with our readers. Clipped out of a local newspaper in upstate New York, this is a popular dessert among friends and family. Just in time for the holidays, this festive-looking dessert is light and refreshing and can be made all year round.

Red Raspberry Cream Pie
Get the recipe here!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Spirits of the Present: Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned- Get the recipe here!

Holiday Bites - Scrumptious Mushrooms

Holiday Bites Winner

Appetizer:  Scrumptious Mushrooms

Simple and delicious! This appetizer is a popular one, even with the non-mushroom lover. Make it days in advance and let it sit and marinate in the refrigerator. Winner Andrea Walker received this recipe from a former co-worker 23 years ago, and she has been making it for the holidays and special occasions ever since.  

Scrumptious Mushrooms

Get the recipe here!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How To Make Your Everyday Clothes Holiday Festive

Holiday Outfit Ideas

During the wintertime, it seems like most of my professional clothes end up being my party clothes because of the constant quick work-to-after-work parties. There are some great options to keep in mind this holiday season to help you spruce up your black staple pieces.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Spirits of the Present: Chocolate Eggnog

Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail

Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail- Get the recipe here!

Holiday Bites - Smoky Baby Blue Taters

Holiday Bites Finalist!

Appetizer - Smoky Baby Blue Taters

A dish that Vikki Stone adapted from a recipe created by Rachael Ray, these potatoes are delicious and easy to make. Serve them up at your next holiday party or family gathering. You won't be sorry!

Smoky Baby Blue Taters
Get the recipe here! (Plus another fun holiday party idea...yes, it involves wine...)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Spirits of the Present: Kentucky Bourbon Cider

Kentucky Bourbon Cider Recipe

Kentucky Bourbon Cider- Get the recipe here!

Gift Yourself Giveaway #6: BeautyFirst Unlimited

BeautyFirst carries OPI's 2013 Holiday Collection, inspired by Mariah Carey, and many more beauty products to give you a gorgeous Mariah-esque glow this season!

For our sixth Gift Yourself giveaway, you can glam up your look with a $100 gift certificate to BeautyFirst Unlimited Store & Salon! BeautyFirst (4600 Shelbyville Rd, 502.897.6888) combines an upscale, full-service color salon with an expansive retail selection of haircare, skincare, nailcare, cosmetics and bath and body items.

Enter for your chance to win by filling out the form below. Also, you will notice something a bit different...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Bites - Marinated Cheese With Olives

Holiday Bites Finalist!

Appetizer Marinated Cheese

This recipe was found while visiting The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. Retired science teacher Suetta Tingler collects recipes during her travels and exchanges them with friends on their birthdays. This recipe for marinated cheese is one you can make ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Visually pleasing and tasty, this dish is great served with pita bread and hummus or any other Mediterranean-style spread.

Marinated Cheese With Olives

Get the recipe here!

Check Ray-Ban sunglasses off your Christmas list... win them here!

We're spreading some holiday cheer by giving you a chance to win a beautiful pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses from the Eye Care Institute! (They might not look like these, but they'll look fabulous!)

Updated 12/18/2013: Congratulations to this giveaway's winner, Elizabeth Dallenbach!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Bites - Banana Croquettes

Holiday Bites Finalist!

Appetizer - Banana Croquettes

Looking for an appetizer that will cater to kids as well as adults? Then you must try this recipe for Banana Croquettes, a family favorite from Catina Rivera that has been passed down from her great-great-grandmother.

Banana Croquettes - and the family recipe book, documenting recipes from several generations before.
Get the recipe here!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Great Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Galpals

Gift ideas for your girlfriends

When buying gifts, I love to buy things that the giftee would have trouble buying themselves, not financially, but more guilty-pleasure-type things. For instance, I know tons of moms and girlfriends who probably wouldn't go out of their way to buy a great pair of pajamas or a massage just for themselves. So when thinking about who you are buying a gift for, think back to what you might consider guilty pleasures and try to stem ideas off that.

If you are still unsure of what to get or need a few ideas, here are a few gift-giving ideas for your best galpal or your favorite sister...

Win this Green BEAN Giveaway!

How great would it be to have delicious, organic, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables delivered right to your door? No trips to the supermarket, no questions about where your food is coming from, and no need to wonder if your family is eating healthfully. With this giveaway from Green BEAN Delivery, you can have just that!

We're giving away a $100 gift certificate for Green BEAN Delivery, an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to Louisville members. Customize your orders online to get exactly what you want: fresh apples, garlic, celery, potatoes, salad dressings, cashews, milk, meats, and so much more. You can even order organic cranberry sauce, pumpkin, and turkey for your holiday meals!

Updated 12/16/2013: Congratulations to our winner, Colleen Hickman!!!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Free $1,000 Facial Rejuvenation!

RevitaLifeMD Holiday Contest

This season, get holiday picture perfect. Our friends over at RevitaLifeMD are giving away a FREE $1,000 Facial Rejuvenation!

Holiday Bites - Cream Cheese Bacon and Sausage Rolls

Holiday Bites Finalist!

Appetizer:  Cream Cheese Bacon and Sausage Rolls

Our very first Holiday Bites contest was a huge success. We had several incredible recipes; it was hard to choose just one winner. Here is one of our finalists for the appetizer category. These Cream Cheese Bacon and Sausage Rolls are easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. No matter how many Betsy Wells makes for special occasions and gatherings, she never has any leftovers- they're a big hit!

Cream cheese Bacon and Sausage Rolls

Get the recipe here!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Just Ask Joyce: "My husband is jealous of my relationship with Mom. What do I do?"

Q: “The only thing I want for Christmas is for my husband to stop being jealous of my mom. I am pregnant, and we are already battling about who can be in the ultrasound room when the baby’s gender is revealed. I want my mom; he doesn’t. 

I have a close relationship with my family. My mom and I are great friends and share lots of time together. My parents have never missed a special event in my life. He is not close to his family. They squabble more than they talk civilly to one another. He views our closeness as control, not a family bond. He says this should be something the two of us share, not everyone else. How can I convince him that I want her to be a part of this important time? I don’t see anything wrong with that. Am I being selfish, or is he?"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

4 tips for healthy eating and drinking over the holidays

Pooja Mottl

When the holidays come around, it can be hard to stay on track with a healthy diet. With parties, family get-togethers, Thanksgiving, and everything else in between, it can be easy to let things slide. What's one more cocktail, right? Those little things can add up if you're not careful. This year, try using some helpful tips like these from Pooja Mottl, a professionally trained natural foods chef and author of The 3-Day Reset: Restore Your Cravings For Healthy Foods In Three Easy, Empowering Days to help you stay in shape this holiday season.

Gift Yourself Giveaway #5: $300 facial transformation from RevitaLifeMD

If you've been feeling a bit self-conscious about redness, veins or age spots on your face, this fabulous Gift Yourself giveaway from RevitaLifeMD is for you! You can win a FotoFacial IPL/RF color correction treatment (valued at $300!), a non-invasive laser treatment that improves redness, sun damage, age spots, spider veins and hyperpigmentation on your face. Treat yourself, and look and feel amazing this holiday.

Enter for your chance to win by filling out the form below. Also, you will notice something a bit different...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Try this holiday cocktail recipe!

SURVIVAL SKILLS / Written by Marie Bradby / Photography by Melissa Donald

Jacquelyn Zykan, Beverage Director of Doc Crow’s & La Coop in Louisville, shares one of her new recipes that you can make at home for the holidays.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Suffering from eaters and buyers remorse? Make some plans for this week!

Are you ready for this week? So many fun things to do and buy and see and give! Here are a few we found to keep you going...
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