Welcome to another new edition of Carol's Corner. I hope everyone out there in cyberspace is doing well. You all are important to me . So let's get started with the fashion segment. First it is always a challenge when my husband is away to get my pictures done, but I always seem to find a way. Quite a few of them will be shot in our local diner. One of the servers there actually likes to take them. I am showing the base outfit and then the awesome cardigan I paired with it. This is a very casual ensemble but the jewelry just seems to transform it. This is a pair of skinny jeans( the back pockets have bling) and a short sleeved black sweater. This necklace and earring set is one of my favorites at the moment and it really does change the look quite a bit. We had two naming winners. For this the winner was Valerie Walt Hanyon with,”Midnight Chic.” And now on to my hand pics.

This is another of my newer Fitbit bands that I love and the bracelet is a perfect piece to pair with the necklace and earrings.



And then there is my current favorite watch that I wear with many ensembles.

I have to show a front and side view of the sweater because it is so different.

This is the side and back view. Everyone loves this sweater, me included. Jo Ellen Jatczak wins this one with,” Cozy Corner Cardigan.”

For this blog I am just going to provide you with links to read on avoiding weight gain during the holidays, something each of us needs and then, links to some recipes that just might come in handy. This will give you some extra reading to do. Guess you could say I'm making you work for this one. LOL!!

The first one comes from Good Housekeeping and is entitled, “Holiday Weight Loss Tips:Tips for surviving the holidays without sacrificing your weight-loss goals.”


The next one comes to you from Sparks People and is titled “Lose Weight Over The Holidays: 20 Tips To Eat, Drink–And Still Shrink.”


Next up we have one from titled.” 15 Ways To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain.”,,20646043,00.html


Let's have one more set of tips and then we'll look for some recipes. The last one is done in an interesting way and is titled “Party Proof Your Diet: Holiday Party Strategies.” It comes from Fitness magazine.


So let's see what I can come up with in the way of recipes for the holidays.

Well this site will keep you busy for awhile. I'm sure everyone has heard of the “Cooking Light” magazine. This link is to the “Ultimate Holiday Cookbook”. Have fun searching for great recipes to use. Don't forget to bookmark sites you want to come back to.


The next one also has lots to check out. This comes to you from “Eating Well”. It contains: Healthy Holiday Recipes, Menus and Cooking Tips. Enjoy!


Here's one from the Mayo Clinics Healthy Lifestyle section entitled,“Holiday Recipes:Celebrate with healthy festive fare.”


I think I'll end with this for those that like the Paleo Diet. This comes from Bravo for Paleo and is entitled,“25 Days of Paleo Christmas Recipes.”


Now remember to bookmark anything you want to come back to. I hope you enjoy this edition of Carol's Corner and can find much that is useful to you. Till next time, God Bless.


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