Tuesday, September 6

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Pinspiration is a DIY arts and crafts studio/wine bar/events space in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area located on High Street (City North). 

The studio removes DIY's common barriers to creativity and make it easy for every member of the community to unleash their inner artist and "try DIY.

Pinspiration's hip studio offers both open-ended and tutorial-let art experiences in a supportive, playful venue. Customers have access to a variety of high-quality art supplies and tools. Customers can create their own idea on the spot or they can choose from an array of ever-changing monthly project menus based on the most popular "pinned" social media projects and current craft trends. 

The venue includes a VIP party room, a full-service beer/wine bar, a crafting/project room and Arizona's first splatter room, inspired by Jackson Pollock. 

Please call ahead at 480-636-8010 or email info@pinspirationaz.com before visiting so we can make sure your space is reserved for your group.

Visit their website at: www.pinspirationaz.com

5410 E. High Street, Ste 105
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Tao Porchon-Lynch is a 98 year old practicing yoga instructor, actually holding the World Record for the Oldest Yoga Teacher! 

She is coming in town to appear and conduct yoga classes/demonstrations at the opening of the NEWLY OPENED OptumCare Community Center in Goodyear on Fri. Sept. 9th. She will lead attendees in some poses and talk to them about staying active and being healthy as we age. 

For more information on Tao Porchon-Lynch visit her website: http://www.taoporchon-lynch.com/

For more information on events at OptumCare Community Center-Goodyear visit:

OptumCare Community Center 
1981 N Pebble Creek Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85395
Phone: (623) 293-9748

Arizona Cardinals March to Super Bowl 51 Celebration and Fundraiser

The Arizona Cardinals alongside the Pro Player Health Alliance and Cowboys Saloon: American Bar & Grill, are teaming up to help raise awareness for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with donations from the event going to the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association Charity. Join Cardinals players and celebrities like Charles Barkley, Patrick Peterson, Derek Kennard, Ron Wolfley, Roy Green, David Johnson and many more for this FREE event at Cowboys Saloon: American Bar & Grill in Peoria to celebrate the start of the season and raise money for a good cause. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Cowboys Saloon Tailgating Party starts at 11:30am 
Main Event starts at 6:00pm 

Cowboys Saloon: American Bar & Grill, Park West
9824 W Northern Ave #1840
Peoria, AZ 85345

For more information on the event and tickets visit these websites:
Eventbrite Free Registration: http://goo.gl/PBiVlw
Event Hashtag:  #marchtoSB51
ProPlayer Health Alliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProPlayerHealthAlliance/ 
Cowboys Saloon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cowboyspeoria 
Cowboys Saloon Twitter: @cowboyspeoria

Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer statistics and severity. According to Colleen's Dream Foundation:

  •         1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime
  •         1 in 5 will die in the first year (early detection critical)
  •         75% survive after 1 year
  •         44% survive after 5 years
  •         34% survive after 10 years
  •         93% diagnosed in early stages survive 5 years
  •         Fewer than 15% are diagnosed early

4 most common symptoms of ovarian cancer all women should know:

  •         Bloating
  •         Pelvic & ab pain
  •         Feeling full quickly
  •         Frequent or urgent urination

Colleen's Dream's September initiatives  Kicking for the Dream and Spa for the Dream
Cocktails & Couture on September 24th, starting at 7pm.
To register visit at www.colleensdream.org/events 

Colleen's Dream Foundation

Picture Perfect Pie Crust- Hummus Hacks

Homemade Pie Crust    
The number one thing I hear people say they're scared to make is homemade pie crust
Every grandma has her own variation, some swear by shortening, others oil.  My recipe is all about the butter.
Make sure your butter is extremely cold when working with it and be sure to refrigerate between steps to make sure it's cold when it hits the oven.  That's how you get flaky pie crust.
I love making it into apple pie, but it works great with everything from fruit pies, pumpkin pies to even chicken pot pies.  

Hummus Hacks
The secret ingredient for extra creamy hummus is baking soda.  Use it when soaking beans and cooking them to make them extra soft.
A food processor is your best friend when making hummus to get the right consistency and texture.
Hummus doesn't have to be just a savory dish.  Dessert hummus is a huge trend, like my chocolate chip hummus.
When serving hummus, you have options from fresh fruit and veggies to crackers to breads.

Joanie Simon Food Blogger at www.JoanieSimon.com 
Email: food@joaniesimon.com

Heidi Powell-Top choices (High and low-carb options)

Since sometimes there's no predicting when a busy schedule is going to strike, I tried to include an option for both a high- and low-carb day for each fast food restaurant, as well as the breakdown of each item's macros. Check it out below!!

Starbucks: Okay, if you've spent even a few minutes browsing through my social media, you know I am a MAJOR self-proclaimed Starbucks addict. I'll admit, I need an extra dose of caffeine to get through some of my busiest days. After trying a few different options, I've found my go-to low-cal, low-fat coffee option that still tastes amazing! Occasionally, when there's no time to cook breakfast, or even lunch, I'll grab one of their delish breakfast sandwiches too. Beware, some of their sandwiches, although they look amazing, are full of fat and unwanted calories, but luckily, the Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon Sandwich fits perfectly into my meal plan and is so good no matter what time of day. The only caution I have here, high sodium. Almost ALL fast food options will be though. What I order:

Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
230 cals, 6g F, 28g C, 13g P

Grande Iced Coffee, no Classic, 1 pump of Mocha
25 cal, .5g F, 6g C, .2g P

Chipotle: As a true AZ girl, Mexican food is my weakness. When the craving strikes and there's just no taming it, a healthy option from Chipotle is my go-to. Although, if you don't watch what you order, Chipotle can quickly become a threat to your diet. There are surprisingly quite a few options to keep you on the lighter side. My choice? The Burrito Bowl! Packed full of grilled chicken, brown rice, black beans, shredded lettuce, and a couple kinds of salsa, this bad boy totally curbs my cravings and fills me up. Love it! What I order:

Burrito Bowl with grilled chicken, brown rice, black beans, grilled veggies, lettuce, pico de gallo
515 cals, 12.5g. F, 64g C, 44g P

In 'n Out: This is hands down one of Chris' and my absolute favorite indulgences, fast food or not! I mean, who doesn't love a good burger? The best part is that you can snag a satisfying burger without breaking the caloric bank, as long as you know how to order correctly. Beware of fatty spreads and greasy fries they’re like a hidden caloric bomb and will absolutely kill your diet! Trying to cut carbs? No stress, this place has got you covered! Order it "protein style" to omit the bun and have your burger wrapped in a piece of crisp lettuce instead.
What I order:

High-carb day:

Single hamburger, animal style, no spread, add ketchup and mustard, NO ONIONS (okay, the onions are a personal preference, I just can't stand onion breath. It lingers for days!!!)
310 cals, 10g F, 41g C, 16g P

Low-carb day:

Single cheeseburger, protein style, animal style, no spread, add ketchup and mustard, NO ONIONS.
245 cals, 16g F, 11g C, 18g P

Chick-Fil-A: Chris' guilty pleasure, all day long, baby! On any given cheat day, you can find Chris rolling through a Chick-Fil-A drive thru window ordering up a big shake and a tasty sandwich. In fact, he's been busted a few times with tagged pics on social media. Haha! But if it's NOT a cheat day, there are still plenty of yummy, healthy options here! My personal favorite is the Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich, but beware they have a "Club" version that adds bacon and cheese, making it a poor nutritional option in my opinion. On a low-carb day, their grilled nuggets are my saving grace! Occasionally I'll grab these on the way home and throw in a big salad for some extra protein. Delish!
What I order:

High-carb day:

Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich with ketchup and mustard
310 cals, 3.5g F, 46g C, 29g P

Low-carb day:

Grilled Nuggets
140 cals, 3g F, 4g c, 23g P

Never again can you use the excuse that you didn't have any healthy options available! So when you forget to pack, prep, and bring your food with you, use this guide to help you choose wisely on-the-go. Tell me some of your favorite healthy options on-the-go below!!

Website: http://heidipowell.net/

Daniel Suarez-Nascar-Can-Am 500 

For more information on Daniel Suarez: Visit: http://joegibbsracing.com/portfolio-item/daniel-suarez/

Can-Am 500 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Semi-Final Race Weekend, November 11-13, 2016. #CanAm500

For more information on the Can-Am 500 visit:

Vamos Phoenix raceway visit these websites: