What SheSays: Petreaus scandal, who’s getting all the blame?

The David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell affair has been all over the media. Both sides critisized and both have had their personal lives splayed out for all to see. Why are their personal lives on such high attention? And who’s getting most of the blame?

These real women talk about this real issue on this week’s What SheSays.

Last Happy Body/Hot Life blog with a special guest

Chris Linnares is all about empowerment, courage, faith, love and change. She’s spoken about those topics all over the world, in all of her blogs and has interviewed a lot of the most influential and inspiring women in our community. Now, it’s time to take the next step.
This week is the last episode of Happy Body/Hot Life. For this event, Chris wanted her last guest to be someone she admired. Someone she cared about and has helped make her the person she is today. Someone that this community knows well, maybe a little too well at times with the help of some of her columns. The man who swept her off her feet from her native country of Brazil to our ‘frozen tundra’ of North Dakota, Bill Marcil, Jr.
Chris talks to Bill about his transition as publisher of the Forum, what he’s been most proud of since he came into position, what his future plans are for the company and how he not only changed his wife’s life, but she’s changed and inspired his.
Though this may be the last episode of Happy Body/Hot Life, Chris has more new and exciting things on the way. Check back next week to see the reveal of her new show and her new passion to help others on their journey to live the best life they can. She’s going to shape your life!

A Wine Tasting Complete with Peanut Butter Cups?

Sounds like a dream come true for vino loving chocoholics, right?

But a big event tonight at the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre is so much more. It combines decadent desserts with some of the best wines in the country, including wines from a top-notch vineyard in Washington State. And it’s all being held in a beautiful new addition to the theatre.


For more information about tickets to Days of Wine and Roses go to the FMCT blog

To learn more about Gordon Estates go to www.gordonwines.com

The Top 5 Most Watchable Chick Flicks with Special Guests: The Mancave Guys

It’s cold. You don’t want to go out to the movies. Why not stay home and dig through your old DVD’s (or maybe even VHS tapes) for a great old movie to watch? Maybe you’ve seen it so many times, you don’t really even need to sit down and watch it. You put in on for the background noise while you’re working on your computer or doing the dishes. I know that’s the way I often watch movies. And in these instances Chick Flicks fit the bill. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good action/adventure, drama or even horror movie. But for those movies you need to pay attention. It’s hard to plug in “Die Hard” and just casually watch. But with some of my favorite Chick Flicks, it’s about the dialogue. You can just listen and enjoy the greatness.

So today, I’ve decided to present you the 5 most watchable Chick Flicks – those movies I don’t seem to mind watching over and over again. They might not be the best movie, but they’re on hand. To help with the movie review, two of my favorite Areavoices bloggers: Jared and Cody from Movies in the Mancave.

Enjoy! And let me know what your top five might be!