Monday, February 6

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Young at Heart: 90-year-old tap dancer

Jackie Vario, who turned 90 in January, attends classes one to two times a week. She uses tap and dance to keep her young and healthy. She is the oldest student at Tempe's Wall-2-Wall Dance Center and amazes her fellow classmates with her skill!

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Wall-2-Wall Dance Center
617 S McClintock Drive, Suite 3
Tempe, AZ 85281

Motivation Monday: MovNat is new fitness trend

MovNat uses basic human movements to burn calories and build strength, like crawling, running, carrying, lifting and climbing. Fitness and nutrition coach Scott Keppel says it's a great way to burn calories and stay functional as opposed to some other training styles that may cause even more tightness and inhibit daily movement. 

For more information, visit

Scott's Training Systems, 6100 W. Gila Springs Place, Suite 23, Chandler, AZ 85226.  
(480) 820-0835

It's National FroYo Day! 

It's #NationalFrozenYogurtDay, and there's no better way to start your day than with a heaping scoop of the delicious frozen dessert. We're celebrating the frozen yogurt frenzy at Menchie's where they're offering "Buy One Get One Free all day. Frozen Yogurt has all the benefits and diversity of ice cream, in a range of flavors, without all the fat from ice cream. So, get your sweet tooth satisfied without all the guilt. 

For more information:

Menchie's---Crossroads Towne Center  
3757 S Gilbert Rd, 
Shops C, Suite #108
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Motivation Monday: Couple's Workouts

Studies have shown couples who work out together stay together. Fitness and Nutrition Coach Scott Keppel shows us workouts you can do with a partner and tells us about the importance of having accountability.

Couple's Workout - right in time for Valentine's Day

  • Sit ups and ball exchange
  • In push up clap hands
  • Throwing ball
  • Partner squats 

Scott Keppel works with clients of all levels and encourages them to love their body and be confident with who they are.

Scott believes it's important to share your goals with others as this will enable you to have someone to help you stay on track.

Studies show that people have a 40% greater chance of achieving a goal when they share it with someone and that someone helps them stay on point.

For more information, visit

Scott's Training Systems, 6100 W. Gila Springs Place, Suite 23, Chandler, AZ 85226.  
(480) 820-0835

Romantic getaways for Valentine's Day

It's that time of year, when you're searching for those romantic get-away for you and your love interest. The Travel Mom, who you might recognize from the Steve Harvey Show, is here to help with some romantic escapes, from a fun road trip to an island vacation.

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Do you have kissable breath?

Forget the flowers, chocolates and candy hearts, if you want a serious smooch from your sweetie on Valentine's Day, give her a bouquet of berries! Raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are some of the best, long-lasting breath fresheners, says America's Bad Breath Doctor, Harold Katz

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Spring Break Travel with the family 

The month of February gives us a lot of reasons to travel, such as, Valentine's Day, President's Day Weekend and of course, getting ready for Spring Break. It's only a few weeks away, and the countdown is on, at least for the kids. The Travel Mom brings us some fun family vacation ideas with something for everybody. 

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Dr. Phil's new season complete with Jesus claims

Dr. Phil's all new February line-up includes a guest who claims to be pregnant with the baby Jesus to a woman whose ex-boyfriend claims to be Jesus. You'll get the latest on the trending topic of catfishing, and more on a lazy moocher, a possible twin, gold diggers, and fake pregnancies. This season promises to have it all, and then some. Dr. Phil can be seen at 3 p.m. on 3TV and at 10 a.m. on CBS-5.

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Celebrate Galentine's Day!

Galentine's Day is February 13th, a time to celebrate friendship with your girlfriends, whether you're single or spoken for! The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is celebrating with spa parties and Anti-Valentine's Day cocktails! 

Fun with Anti-Valentine's Drink Recipes from The Plaza Bar
Always a Bridesmaid
1 ½ Oz Loaded Vodka 
½ Oz Luxardo Maraschino 
½ Oz Lemon Juice 
¼ Oz Crème de Violette
Method:Add all ingredients to mixing glass, shake and Strain into a chilled martini/coupe glass.  
Garnish Lemon Twist  

Party of One
1 Oz Casamigos Repo Tequila 
¾ Oz Rittenhouse Rye 
¾ Oz Dark Crème De Cacao 
¾ Oz Lime Juice 
Method: Add all ingredients to mixing glass, shake and Strain into a chilled martini/coupe glass.  
Garnish Lime Wheel 

The Wing Man 
1 Oz Jim Beam Bourbon 
½ Oz Dekuyper   
5 Dashes Angostura Bitters 
5 Dashes Peychauds Bitters 
3 Oz Champagne 
Method: Add All ingredients to mixing glass except for champagne, Stir and Strain into a chilled champagne flute. Fill with Prosecco. 
Garnish Lemon Peel 

Love on the Rocks
1 Oz Aperol 
1 Oz Pearl Peach Vodka 
4 Oz Prosecco 
Method: In a wine glass full with ice, Pour Aperol and Vodka, refill glass with ice, Pour Prosecco until glass is full.  
Garnish Orange Peel 

For more information, visit:

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Queen of Clean: Super Easy Super Bowl Stain Removal

Super Bowl laundry stains can be challenging, but if you know what to do, it's easy! Yesterday was fun, but today you are looking at the wreckage from the party.  Here's what to do! 

Remember, never toss anything in the dryer without checking to be sure the stain is removed. 

I want to start by giving you my miracle spotting solution.  You can use this on pretty much any stain and any colorfast fabric. I keep it on the shelf in the laundry room.  Be sure to label the bottle. 

Miracle Laundry Spotter 

1 Part Dawn Original Dishwashing Liquid 

2 parts hydrogen peroxide 

Mix this solution together in a container.  I like to use an opaque spray bottle or squirt bottle.  Make sure you use an opaque bottle as light breaks down hydrogen peroxide.  Often times I use the brown bottle that the peroxide comes in. 

Spray the stain, work in the solution, let sit 5 minutes or so and launder as usual. 

Now here's what to do for some specific challenging stains. 

  • Salsa, BBQ Sauce and Ketchup:  Working from the wrong side of the fabric, place a layer of paper towels the stain. Continuing to work from the wrong side of the fabric, flush the area with cold water to transfer some of the stain to the towel.  Often tapping with the back side of a spoon will work well.   Pretreat the stain with a liquid laundry detergent to break it up. Let it sit for several minutes, then rinse well. If a stain is still visible, sponge the stain with white vinegar and rinse. Pretreat again and wash as usual.  
  • Guacamole: Simply scrape off the excess guacamole, and flush the stain with cold running water. Then wash the item in the hottest water safe for the fabric with all-fabric bleach. Since guacamole is green AND greasy, try this easy spotter.   
  • Oily Stain Remover:  8 Tablespoons warm water, 1 Tablespoon glycerin, 1 Tablespoon liquid dish soap.  Put this in a squirt bottle.  Shake well and apply to greasy stains and work in well.  Let sit 10 minutes or so to break down the grease and then launder as usual. 
  • Nacho Cheese:  Saturate with white vinegar, let soak a few minutes and then flush with a heavy stream of cool water.  Pretreat with your favorite stain remover and launder as usual. 
  • Beer: Apply a laundry stain remover to the area and wash with chlorine bleach, if safe for the fabric. If staining remains and you can't use chlorine bleach, combine ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon or ammonia.  Saturate the stain, let it soak, and then launder as usual. 
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce: This stain needs the Miracle Laundry Stain Remover.  First flush with cold water to remove all of the staining you can. Wring out the area and treat with the Miracle Stain Remover.  Work it in well.  Let sit a few minutes and then launder as usual. 
  • Cream Dip: Because this is a protein based stain, making a paste of meat tenderizer and cool water will remove it easily.  Make enough solution to cover the stain.  It should be about the consistency of school glue.  Work it in, let it sit 15 minutes or so and then launder as usual. 

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