February 14, 2018

3-Day Weekend? How to Maximize Your 72 Hours & Feel Rejuvenated!

 Inspired by Dawn shares ideas on maximizing your 3-day weekend for rejuvenation

Are you one of the lucky ones who gets a 3-day weekend this weekend? If so, you are indeed blessed. There's few things enjoyed as much as an extra day added to a weekend.

So if you've got one ahead of you this weekend, here a few ideas on how to maximize your 72 hours of weekend...

  • Plan a getaway but don't go too far - Try to make your destination within two hours travel time so you can start your mini-vacation as soon as possible
  • Focus on something you've been wanting to do - Take the time to research and plan your real 7+ day vacation or to work on a hobby that you love but never have enough time for
  • Plan one indulgence - Book a spa appointment, enjoy brunch with friends, do something that you normally don't have time for on a regular weekend
  • Give yourself permission to do nothing - If you've been burning the candle at both ends, don't book anything. Plan for a weekend of binge-watching, reading and take-out

However you choose to spend your weekend, have a great one!

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February 08, 2018

Did the Holidays Bring a Newly Pregnant Friend? Gift Her Health & Style

Style Rx designer pill box case is the perfect gift to celebrate your newly pregnant friend

Did someone close to you announce their pregnancy around the holidays a few weeks ago? If so, celebrate her expected bundle of joy with a gift that helps her stay healthy, and maintain her sense of style - through all nine months!

The Style Rx designer pill box case will keep your expectant friend on track with her prenatal vitamins, DHA and other supplements recommended by her ob/gyn. And she can keep them all organized in a portable, stylishly discreet case she can take anywhere. Plus, you can cement your role as Most Thoughtful Friend!

Style Rx designer pill box case is perfect for making a probiotic a healthy daily habit
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January 31, 2018

Resolved to Add a Vitamin or Probiotic to Your Day? A Simple Way to Make it a Healthy Habit

The Style Rx designer pill box case is an easy way to create a healthy habit for the new year

You've set your intention. You want to take better care of you in 2018. Get more sleep, be more present, exercise more, eat better. Those are big intentions, and good ones at that! But if you started smaller (which is recommended after all!), like just adding a vitamin or probiotic to your day, then make it easy on yourself by picking up a Style Rx designer pill box case.

It's easy. Load up a week's worth of vitamins and/or probiotics and toss it in your bag so you have it at your fingertips wherever your day takes you. Or place it on your desk, kitchen counter, bathroom vanity or some other prominent place to give yourself a stylish reminder to make taking your daily dose a healthy habit in no time.

Shop now for a Style Rx pill box case for the newly pregnant mom taking prenatal vitamins


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January 26, 2018

Could 3 Simple Changes in Your Kitchen Help You Eat Healthier This Year?

Inspired by Dawn shares easy tips for healthier eating in 2018 with small changes

You want a quick fix, right? Truth be told we all do. We know what we should be eating - more fruits and vegetables and whole foods, more food made it home, less take out, etc. - to maximize our health. But we also know, all too often, life gets in the way. We don't make it to the grocery store or traffic keeps us from getting home in time to pre-heat the oven. Next thing we know we're turning to take out.

To help you put an end to the vicious cycle we wanted to share some tips on how making a few small changes in the kitchen can set you up for healthful eating success in 2018. You can read the whole article from Real Simple here - 9 tricks to changing up your kitchen for healthier eating - or you can read the 3 simplified changes below...

 

  1. Clean off the counters - get rid of old newspapers, mail, appliances you don't use daily or don't support healthy eating (toaster vs blender); go ahead and leave a fruit bowl though!
  2. Downsize your dinnerware - eat dinner off your salad plates, pour yourself a drink in a tall skinny glass and leave the large serving bowls for special occasions
  3. Portion and snack control - make a big pot of something but freeze half of it right away, stash warehouse food purchases and snack foods in locations other than the kitchen so they're not easily accessible

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January 17, 2018

What to Eat & Avoid to Fend Off the Flu This Season

Inspired by Dawn offers tips to build immunity and avoid the flu

You've heard all about the severe flu season we're experiencing. If you've managed to avoid it thus far, kudos to you!

But do you know how to keep your immunity strong and increase your chances of avoiding the flu altogether? The recommendations are easy really - get lots of sleep and nourish yourself with simple, whole foods that help give you the immunity boost you need to beat the flu. Here's the foods to make sure you're putting on your plate now to stay healthy. Good luck!

  • Olive oil - Such an easy, tasty switch to make. Supports the building blocks for white blood cells - the immune system's front line
  • Citrus fruits - Always interesting how nature's growing cycle coincides with what our bodies need. Prime citrus months equal prime cold and flu months. Coincidence? Absolutely not!
  • Fish - Not eating fish yet? It's really time to start. Try to eat it at least once a week to help reduce inflammation and get your dose of Omega-3s
  • Mushrooms - Research has shown mushrooms support the body's white blood cells in fighting bacteria and infections
  • Avoid sugar - Sugar seems to undo the good that the above foods do for your immune system by impairing white blood cells so try to minimize sugar especially during cold and flu season


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January 10, 2018

Resolutions for the New Year? Pamper Yourself to Real Change

Inspired by Dawn offers a kinder, gentler approach to new year's resolutions for a more balanced you

Resolutions. They stem from the idea of positive change and leading better lives. But somehow there's so much negativity and angst wrapped up with them. Probably because most people think of resolutions as another word for deprivation.

But what if there is a better way? What if we could shift our thinking about resolutions and treat ourselves to small steps toward positive change?


Huffington Post article makes the case for this kinder, gentler approach to resolutions. It focuses on positive ways to help you reset your mind, body, health and wellness in 2018. Here's some examples...

To reset your:

  • Schedule - Make time for the “fun stuff” -- It's just as important as all the other stuff!
  • Creativity - Try a dream journal -- Make it easy so it's not a chore but truly a release
  • Imagination - Give up on that book you’ve been lumbering through -- It's okay. Give yourself permission!
  • Energy - Go to sleep earlier -- Take care of you and your health
  • Diet - Focus on adding one thing in -- Love this! It doesn't have to be about deprivation
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January 03, 2018

6 Tips to Make the Big (or Little) Changes You Want in the New Year

Inspired by Dawn lends inspiration and practical tips for creating healthy habits in the new year

2018 is a clean slate. You have 360+ days to still make it whatever you want it to be. That's the power of the new year. A natural place to pause, look back on the year that is past and decide what you want for the year ahead. Do you want more of something or less of something in your life? Do you want to learn something new, start volunteering or just eat less take out? Whether you're focused on big changes or little ones here's some tips from LifeHacker to help make them reality.

  1. Make sure your life is in order - Forming a new habit is hard enough. Don't try to do it when your life is already especially hectic
  2. Focus on one good habit - Don't overwhelm yourself. Choose one healthful habit at a time and focus
  3. Work yourself into it gradually - Set mini-goals for yourself. The first week I'll cook two meals at home, the next week three.
  4. Piggyback it with other, already-formed habits or routines - Tie taking a multivitamin each day to something you already do every day, e.g. put your daily pill box on your keyboard so you take your vitamin when you sit down to check emails in the morning
  5. Get an accountability buddy - The right, like-minded friend makes everything easier
  6. Give it time - It can take awhile to truly form a habit, so set yourself up for success with the above suggestions to keep yourself motivated and focused


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December 27, 2017

In Need of Last Minute NYE Style Inspiration? Look No Further...

Inspired by Dawn highlights NYE inspiration for ringing in 2018 in signature style!

Ringing in 2018 Sunday night with friends or family? In need of some style inspiration for greeting the new year? Look no further than our Pinterest board for festive and glam styles perfectly suited to you and wherever your night takes you.

Cheers to 2018!

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December 20, 2017

Holiday Travel - 11 Steps to Prep Your House & Your Self for Being Away From Home

Inspired by Dawn's pre-trip holiday travel tips for your home and for your carryon bag

Are you headed over the hills and through the woods for your holiday gathering? If so, you have a lot you're trying to remember to pack - presents, cookies, hostess gifts, etc. With your mental list long, we've one thing easier. A go-to checklist to help you remember what to do to prepare your house before you leave and the one thing to pack to ensure you're prepared for wherever your travels take you. 'Tis the season!

Security
Light timers - Set a lamp or two to turn on and off at different times so the casual observer will not suspect you're out of town
Close & lock windows & doors - Seems obvious but take a second and check all the doors and windows. You don't want to be hours or days into your trip and wonder if the back door ever got locked
Hold mail & newspaper - No need to signal that you're away with a pile of mail and newspapers out front. Both can be put on vacation hold with just a few simple clicks online
Garbage cans - Make sure you bring garbage cans in from the curb before you leave or ask a neighbor to do it for you. Again it's just one less signal that you're away

Saving $s
Hot water tank - Save some dollars for your trip and turn down the thermostat on the hot water tank so you're not heating water you're not using
Adjust thermostat - Turn down the thermostat while you're gone as well. Again a good dollar saver

Cleaning & Maintaining
Clean refrigerator - Not a necessity but nice to not come home to a few science experiments. Take a minute and dump out all the old leftovers
Run dishwasher - Also not a necessity but always nice to not wonder if the dishes are clean or dirty. However, if you forget to do this the odor will often tell you!
Take out trash - Once of the last things before closing and locking the door is to take out the trash and recyclables to minimize odor
Water plants & the Christmas tree - This one is time dependent but give your plants and the Christmas tree a good soak before you leave and consider asking someone to help if you're going to be gone awhile

One More Thing...
- Pack a carry-on bag - Whether you're traveling by air or not, you want / need some essentials always within arms reach. So pack a bag that stays with you no matter what your journey throws at you! And make sure your Style Rx pill box case makes it into that bag.

Safe travels!

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December 12, 2017

Holiday Ideas & Inspiration to Survive & Thrive the Mid-December Madness

Inspired by Dawn shares stylishly easy ways to finish gift shopping, wrap your gifts in style and find festive outfits for your holiday events

Still struggling to find the right gift for that stylish friend on your gift list? Or need some approachable gift wrapping inspiration? Or maybe you need to put together a festive outfit fast. Relax. We've pulled together a few sources of ideas and inspiration to help you wrap it all up in style!

Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
If you're still searching for the perfect gift for your mom, daughter, friend, aunt, etc. check out our Inspired Gifts that Always Fit and Gifts for Women On-the-Go boards on Pinterest. They'll give you last minute gift idea inspiration with great visuals, as well as the ability to order with just a few taps on your phone, tablet or computer.

Gift Wrapping and Holiday Decor
If you're a little further along and looking for inspired ways to add signature holiday style to your gift wrapping or home decor then you'll want to check out our board Inspiration is in the Details, again on Pinterest.

Spirited Holiday Style
Still deciding what you'll wear to your holiday events this week and next? Then don't forget about our Holiday Party Style Inspiration board for ideas on how to be stylishly festive all week long.

Baking, Tipping & Teacher Gifts
Still thinking about baking cookies or needing to pull together some last minute tips or teacher gifts? Here's some helpful hints and resources to get it all done.

Finally, don't forget that Inspired by Dawn is offering 25% Off Entire Purchase  + Complimentary Ground Shipping on all orders placed by 11:59pm PT Sunday, 12/17/17 to ensure you can gift everyone a Style Rx pill box case this holiday season.

Shop Now - Inspired by Dawn's holiday savings on the Style Rx designer pill box case for the perfect gift

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