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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Breakfast can make or break your day

Let's face it, in this busy, hustle-bustle world it is hard to find time to eat a nourishing breakfast. But, numerous studies have shown that eating a healthy breakfast can lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, help control weight gain, increase focus and memory, and helps your mood.

Breakfast pancakes
Pass the syrup, please!
Gorging in sausage and bacon is NOT what we are talking about here. Even though bacon is ooooh so goooood! It needs to be a balanced meal - full of whole grains, protein, and fruit. Opt for healthier meat options like turkey bacon, turkey sausage, or even salmon (for the fancy folk). Make your own oatmeal instead of those pre-packaged pouches. And stay away from cereals with cartoon characters on the box. Those are so loaded with sugar you will need a broom to get you off the ceiling.
 
bagel
This looks like the perfect breakfast to me. You haven't lived until you've had a bagel with cream cheese and fresh salmon.

If you have the time in the morning to make yourself a healthy breakfast, good for you! But if you don't, there is still hope. Make your breakfast the night before, or in bulk. Below are some great breakfast ideas for those on the go.


Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos - Click here for recipe 

Breakfast burrito
These bad-boys are super easy and delicious. I like to add salsa to the meat or eggs to make it spicy.

Fruit, Cheese, and Nuts

Fruit & Cheese
Get your fresh fruit, calcium, and protein in a great, quick breakfast.

Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit

Oatmeal
I let this cook while I get ready in the morning. Throw in some chia seeds for Omega-3's, fiber, and protein. Add some agave nectar or a touch of brown sugar for added sweetness.

Smoothies - Click here for recipes

Breakfast Smoothie
Smoothies are so versatile and a great way to get nutrients without a lot of thought. (PS- Don't go for those smoothies at chain fast-food places or even at a certain royal smoothie place. Those places load their smoothies up with things that are not meant for your body. If you can't make your own smoothies, opt for a place where you can see the fruit and know it is fresh, not processed. Juice bars have wonderful smoothies and offer fresh fruit with no added "junk")

There are so many breakfast recipes out there, it is difficult to put all of them in one blog. Do some research, find a great recipe, and share it with us.
Now that you know, be sure to eat breakfast everyday to be healthier and more focused!

carpe the hell out of this diem pole
 XoXoX,
Urban Studio, LLC

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Drinking and aging; The app that proves it!


Listen up party girls, rock stars, and all you drinkers! Put down the drinks because we all know drinking is terrible for your body. It can affect your weight, brain, esophagus, heart, liver, kidneys, and pretty much every organ in your body. But, it can also age your face horribly! And yes, there is an app for showing you what drinking does to your appearance. The "Drinking Mirror" app can really help you cut back on your drinking because it ages your face 10 years and distorts your face so you can see what you would look like if you drink the way you do now!

Drinking and Aging App



Scotland has started a campaign called the, "Drop a glass size campaign." The campaign is to raise awareness for the recommended alcohol guidelines, which they apparently don't follow too closely across the pond because the percentage of women deaths due to alcohol has doubled in the past 20 years. The "Drinking Mirror" app was developed to target women who may not realize the harmful affects of alcohol on their beautiful faces.

Now, to demonstrate how scary this app can be, look at the following picture of yours truly and be prepared to be so scared you'll either A) Put the drinks down for good or B) Continue drinking, but buy every anti-aging cream on the market!

Jennifer's aging
I am not sure why the one on the right looks high, but apparently drinking 10+ drinks a week will cause red eyes and rosacea! Get me some Visine!


Now let's "Drinking Mirror" some others!


10 years of aging
Apparently Tonya doesn't get red eyes and skin. Not fair!
A man's aging
My husband doesn't know I "Drink Mirror"'ed him! Shhh... It's a good thing he doesn't drink very often.
 And now for some celebs!
Celebrity Aging 10 years
She still looks kind of pretty in the last one. Tired and pale, but pretty.

Angelina in 10 years
Angelina still ends up looking alright.

Halle aging 10 years
I am not sure why Halle got the worst of it (probably because her original photo was less shopped!), but OUCH!

This app is only $0.99 and is pretty entertaining. If you know someone who is vain and a drinker, tell them about this app. It will probably help them in the long run.

Cheers!

XoXoX,

Urban Studio

PS- Yes, we joke a lot. But, if you know someone with a serious drinking problem, get them help. Contact Family First Intervention (Or any intervention service you find fitting). Family First Intervention - Tennessee area .

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pole Dance Party Invitations

Are you planning the party of a life time? Perhaps a major birthday ending in 0? Or your best friend's bachelorette party? Get the party started on the right path with a custom invitation! The party invitation sets the tone for the occasion, so don't settle with an ordinary, out-of-the-box invite. A truly amazing party needs a fabulous invitation.

Below is a list of custom pole dance party invitations that will impress your guests, but won't break the bank.
Bachelorette Party Itinerary Invitation

$1.50 at Etsy

Throwing a Bachelorette Party that is a lot of fun and a little risqué? Send out these clever invitations - they are sure to impress!

Customizable.  Send the names and locations to the designer and she will provide a digital proof for your review. Order will be shipped within 48 hours.

5 x7" flat panel card. Printed on #110 card stock (that's really thick) and includes coordinating envelope.

Want to add a little something extra. Order coordinating thank you letters for the bride-to-be.  Ask for pricing and designs!



Sexy Bachelorette Party Invitation$15.99 at Etsy
With this invite, you can print as many copies of your invitation as you want at the convenience of your own home.
Beautiful invite fully customized with your details. Once finalized this file will be sent to you as a Hi Res Digital PDF or JPEG. Print at home as many times as you like or outsource.
Admit one bachelorette party ticket invite
$10 at Etsy

This is a printable digital file. It gives you the control and choice of printing anywhere you wish and in any quantity! You will receive a proof for approval within 48 hours. Once approved, you will receive your PDF file via email (PDF has 2 invitations per sheet)
****COLOR OPTIONS*****
- HOT PINK (as shown)- choose this option to print on white cardstock
- NO COLOR- choose this option to print on colored cardstock of your choice.




Alter Ego Birthday Invitation$1.56 at Etsy

PERSONALIZED BIRTHDAY INVITATION

Custom invitations and announcements with pizzazz for your special occasion. Handmade stationery by razzledazzledesign on Etsy

5x7 card size, envelopes included




Pink Stars Invitation
$15 at Etsy

Send your details to the designer (jenrikdesigns) and she will send you a custom digital file for you to print unlimited invitations.








Polka Dot Pink Invitation
$1.50 at Etsy

Customizable and printed for you. Send the names and locations to the designer and she will provide a digital proof for your review. Order will be shipped within 48 hours.

5 x7" flat panel card. Printed on #110 card stock (that's really thick) and includes coordinating envelope.


Wedding Paper Divas - pink pole dancing$2.19 at Wedding Paper Divas

Personalized and printed for you.
Paper Options:
- 110 lb Recycled White Matte, 15 pt
- Pearl White Shimmer: 110 lb, 14.3 pt
- Premium DoubleThick™ Matte

Trim:
- Rounded Corners
- Square Corners

Two-day delivery available

Fire alarm Invitation

 $2.30 at Zazzle
Red hot 5 Alarm Bridal Shower Lingerie Party with vintage illustration of a pin up in black lingerie and fireman's helmet, sliding down the pole into flames below.
Your party invites will have a crisp professional look on this smooth, vibrant, matte, 110lb cover-weight paper. Contains 50% recycled content (10% post-consumer and 40% pre-consumer waste).


We'll see you on the pole!
xoxo,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July; Nashville Style


The 4th of July is tomorrow! You know what that means...FIREWORKS!!! But, if you live in Nashville, the best city on Earth, there are SO many other options.

Here are a handful of things to do on Independence Day other than blow your hand up with a bottle rocket:

Adventure Science Museum

Adventure Science Museum - If you have kids, or you are a big kid, the Adventure Science Museum is going to have a fun exhibit called, The Science of Kaboom. It will be about all that go BAM, POW, and SPLAT! The fun begins at 10 am.

Monell's at the Manor

Monell's at the Manor - Monell's will be having a 4th of July Celebration. Starting at 6 pm, you can enjoy BBQ ribs, grilled chicken and shrimp, fried chicken, steamed clams, side dishes, homemade ice cream, cold soda, and watermelon! They will also have the Big Band Orchestra so you can listen to great music while you eat.
Hot Chicken Festival

Music City Hot Chicken Festival - If you haven't noticed, Nashville loves it's hot and spicy chicken. The Hot Chicken Festival starts at 11 am and ends at 3 pm in East Park ( 700 Woodland St.). There will be lots of vendors, along with an amateur cooking contest to see who has the best hot chicken around!

5K Run

Music City July 4th 5K/10K Run - This run benefits the Salvation Army and will loop around Public Square Park. Registration $40 and begins at 6:30 am and the race is at 7:30 am at the Public Square Park (10 Public Square).

Downtown Nashville Fireworks

And of course, you can't miss the 2013 Music City July 4th Fireworks Spectacular: Let Freedom Sing! Activities start at 7 pm and include The Band Perry, Keb Mo, and the Nashville Symphony to dazzle your ears while an amazing fireworks show dazzles your eyes. The fireworks show is set to being at 9:50 pm. But, make sure you get down there super early because the Riverfront park, the pedestrian bridge, and pretty much all of downtown Nashville becomes a cluster rather quickly. (And, the Adventure Science Museum is going to have seating so you can see the fireworks.)

If we missed an event, put it in the comments. We don't want to miss anything fun in Nashville!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

XoXoX,
Urban Studio, LLC