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Audreyvp's Blog – June 2013 Archive (22)

Are There Hot Dogs in Belgium?

By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist

Hindsight Tips For Your Traveling Future and a Side of Fries

The stuff was yellow. It was dripping, slowly, down the shoulder strap of my small pack which contained my passport, my money, my camera.

I hadn’t noticed the stuff, (was it mustard?) except for a nice gentleman…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 29, 2013 at 3:19am — No Comments

The Succulent Wife Since 2007: A Look Back

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

It was in 2007 when The Succulent Wives came to be a blog. Looking back we are amazed on the plethora of topics that we have written about over the years. Some were poignant, some funny and many we had completely forgotten about. As our blog has grown, so has our readership and because of that, we want to share the ones that, to this day, are still…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 27, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Making Your Dreams Come True – The Plan

By Carol Cassara – Contributor & Midlife Wrangler

Once you know what your dream is and that, in fact, …

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Added by Audreyvp on June 21, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments

The Succulent Wife Since 2007: A Look Back

It was in 2007 when The Succulent Wives came to be a blog. Looking back we are amazed on the plethora of topics that we have written about over the years.  Some were poignant, some funny and many we had completely forgotten about. As our blog has grown, so has our readership and because of that, we want to share the ones that, to this day, are still our favorites. The one below was originally posted in 2009 (where has the time gone) and I still make this salad…
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Added by Audreyvp on June 19, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

CLEVER FIND: Red Cups Living – It’s not just a cup. It’s a lifestyle.™

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

Good weather is the sign to break out the lawn chairs and invite friends and family over. A time to knock back a few cold ones and give a toast to good friends, good weather and good drinks! I am sure we all have those large red plastic cups in our cupboard, because you never know when people will just stop by when the weather turns warm.…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 16, 2013 at 5:55am — No Comments

For the Father Who Loves his Beer – Unique Bottle Openers

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor



Being a wine lover and having written several articles about this favorite pastime of mine (with one being on Wine Successories), I see how fanatic self-proclaimed sommeliers can be. However, now that I am occasionally trying out new craft beers…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 15, 2013 at 7:02am — No Comments

7 Things This Boomer Wants to Tell Shoe Companies

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife

Like most women, I love shoes. Shoes make – or break – the outfit. Shoes are faithful. They will always fit and remain the same size no matter the size fluctuations in other areas of your wardrobe. Belts especially.

Whole fairy tales are written about shoes and endless numbers of Pinterest boards are dedicated to shoes. I know I’m not…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 14, 2013 at 8:38am — No Comments

Friends Do Not Need to Know You Drink Box Wine – Boxxle

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

In case you did not know this about me, I enjoy my wine. My husband and I have wine, good wine, with every dinner. Initially, we snubbed box wine. Let’s face it, box wine has a stigma of being cheap stuff.

Box wine is slowly loBoxxle Better Wine Box sing its bad…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 13, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments

Friends Do Not Need to Know You Drink Box Wine – Boxxle

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

In case you did not know this about me, I enjoy my wine. My husband and I have wine, good wine, with every dinner. Initially, we snubbed box wine. Let’s face it, box wine has a stigma of being cheap stuff.

Box wine is slowly loBoxxle Better Wine Box sing its bad…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 13, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments

Eat Your Veggies! Beyond Potatoes, Peas and Carrots

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife & By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

 The Succulent Wife is proud to be a program ambassador working with HumanaVitality®. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Eat Your Veggies! Beyond Potatoes, Peas and Carrots

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife & By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

 The Succulent Wife is proud to be a program ambassador working with HumanaVitality®. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 12, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Defining My Own Beauty Now That I’m Fifty

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

As I recently delved into all sorts of questions regarding oh… little things such as the dichotomy of  love & desire in my marriage and the …

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Added by Audreyvp on June 11, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments

Fish Face for Father’s Day?

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife

Take a look at this adorable booth from an exhibitor at the Chicago Gift Market:

Fish Face Market booth

I know that such a clever booth would have caught your attention as…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 10, 2013 at 6:45am — No Comments

Making Your Dreams Come True

By Carol Cassara – Contributor & Midlife Wrangler

We’re the first generation to hit middle age (and official “senior” status) that knows we’re going to live longer—and healthier.  And that means we still have at least another 20 years to make our dreams come true.

Julia Child, Gandhi, Dr. Ruth, and authors Laura Ingalls Wilder and Frank McCourt were all late…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 9, 2013 at 6:48am — No Comments

It is All About the Hair – B’iota Botanicals

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

Recently, I wrote an article about feeling beautiful as I age. In the article I included …

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Added by Audreyvp on June 8, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments

Aging Gracefully

By Liza Kovacs, M.S.C, M.A., Fitness Contributor

Wow. I know I am not the only one who thinks about the future and wish for this, to be spared somewhat from the ravages of time and to sail through the twilight of my life with ease and elegance. My older sister reminded me again recently about Baby Boomers and their needs. While I fall a year short of being officially…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 7, 2013 at 6:17am — No Comments

Bloody Marys – A Diverse Cocktail for This Memorial Weekend

By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor

Who knew that it was an American bartender, working at a bar in Paris in the roaring 20′s, that would come up with the iconic American drink that is the Bloody Mary.

Traditionally, the Bloody Mary is made with vodka, tomato juice, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and garnished with a lime; all served in a tall glass. This cocktail has come a…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 6, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

Le Nez du Vin – Make Scents of Wine

By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife

Wine aficionado, wine snob, wine geek or sommelier in training? We all know one. Or want to become one. Well, here  are some great kits to up the ante by Le Nez du Vin by Wine Aromas.…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 5, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

My After-Life Series ~ Tricks of the Trade

By Susan Keats, Contributor &  Seize-the-Day Propagandist

My new next door neighbor has 2 little kids. When we moved into this house years ago, I also had two little kids, and in the very house where my new neighbor lives there lived 3 teenage girls. I would look at my tiny kids and then at the big girls next door and find it very hard to imagine that my girls…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 4, 2013 at 6:29am — No Comments

Has “Mad Men” Brought Back the Romance of the Cocktail?

By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor

If you are a fan of the Mad  Men show, then you know that the era’s drink of choice was the cocktail – and not just one… Set in the 60′s in NYC, the era romanticized the Rat Pack’s image of a bottomless drink and a smoke, a vice for each hand.

Forget about the…

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Added by Audreyvp on June 3, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

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