Shopping For Shoes? Read These Tips First!


How do you go about buying shoes? Are you attracted to the displays in shoe stores as you walk through the mall, or do you do some research before you shop? This article has some great tips about how to get the most for your money when you need to buy a new pair of shoes.

When buying shoes for your wedding day, try the shoes on at around the same time of day that your celebration will take place. Feet have a tendency to swell during the day. With a good fit at the same time of day, you will be more comfortable on your special day.

Before buying shoes, walk around the store in them for a little bit. If you buy a shoe without actually walking in it, you are unlikely to realize that it feels uncomfortable or that your heel slips out when you walk. Make sure you put on a few different pairs in various sizes to get the best fit.

If you have to wear orthotic devices for your feet, take them with you when you go shopping for a new pair of shoes. Try finding a pair that allows you to comfortably wear your orthotic devices. Get some tips from your orthotist if you are not sure what kind of shoes you should get.

Since your feet swell throughout the day, it is best to shop for shoes at the end of the day. Sizes vary by manufacturer and style so try on a half size smaller and a half size larger than your normal shoe size. These are the best tips for ensuring that you get the right fit.

People have different methods of shopping, and this also applies to buying new shoes. Even though many people don’t think about it, the shoes you wear can have a considerable effect on how you look and feel. Use the great tips in this article to make sure you not only end up with great looking shoes, but shoes that support your body correctly.

The Love Run 2015 Race Photos


The 2015 Love Run Half Marathon is now over with and was an insanely great time for all of us that had the chance to participate. Thank you so much to all of our readers who also got the chance to make it out to race day — whether participating in the actual running of the race, as a spectator, or as a volunteer. With the close of the 2015 event, we are anxiously awaiting the announcement of the dates for the 2016 Love Run. As soon as we get the date for next year’s race, we will be sure to let all of our readers know… In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from race day below:


The Philadelphia Love Run

Use Frozen Puff Pastry For Great Cooking


Puff pastry is one of life’s culinary pleasures. Whether used in a delicious dessert or in a savory main dish, cooking with puff pastry can make an ordinary meal something special. Although it can be difficult to make properly not to mention time-consuming, a variety of excellent frozen brands are on the market. Concentrate on what is going inside the pastry and you’ll have a winning meal.

Ready-made frozen puff pastry is just fine when used for everyday tarts, pies and similar treats. Beware, however, than not every frozen puff pastry sheet is the same. Many brands use cooing oil in their puff pastry, but for the best taste, seek out all-butter varieties.Butter will provide flakiness and a better flavor, whereas oil can leave an aftertaste.

Let the pastry defrost according to package instructions and use it as soon as it’s workable. Don’t wait too long, even if you refrigerate the thawed pastry as it’s best to use when fresh. don’t leave it on the counter for too long or it will wilt, making it almost impossible to work.

After achieving your desired shape, freeze it briefly before baking by placing on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Cold temperatures will firm the pastry making the butter melt more slowly so that the pastry will hold its shape during baking.

Even though you haven’t made it at home, don’t treat your frozen puff pastry poorly. Handle it the way you would any other do by being gentle with it. Work quickly and efficiently with it, rolling it on a lightly floured surface. Consider using a glass baking dish to see how quickly it browns and place it in the lower third of the oven. Before baking, use an egg wash to seal shut turnovers or similar packages. cut a few vents in the dough so hot air can escape and to avoid a soggy interior. don’t forget to preheat the oven because higher temperatures help create the “puff” in the pastry.

Once your packages are complete, use your scraps to make snacks; brush with egg wash and cinnamon-sugar and fill with Parmesan cheese for an irresistible treat.