Lifestyle

At Gal Pal, we believe that a healthy and happy lifestyle is the key to a successful life. We offer tips and advice on how to achieve this balance and live your best life..  From meditation, fitness, diet and mental health- we have you covered. Let’s not forget about the joy of entertaining.

The history of pickleball-the fastest growing sport
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The history of pickleball-the fastest growing sport

When Was Pickleball Invented & Who Invented It? It doesn’t matter where you are located in the United States, you most likely you know about the addictive game called pickleball. It’s all the rage! Seriously, folks. It’s super cool that the world’s fastest growing sport all started on the little Pacific Northwest island where I…

21 life lessons learned from the Queen that will earn you respect and friends
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21 life lessons learned from the Queen that will earn you respect and friends

Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in a televised event that was  viewed by billions of people worldwide. It’s remarkable to think that a line to pay respect to her majesty and view her coffin at Westminster Abbey reached five miles long with an estimated wait time of 30 hours.  Think about that…

Katie’s Creamy Savory Lemon Bar Recipe
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Katie’s Creamy Savory Lemon Bar Recipe

This recipe was shared by my Gal Pal Katie who has made these special savory creamy lemon bars in her culinary cooking class she teaches.  Most lemon bars that you have tasted are traditionally very sweet with a rich shortbread crust. This recipe has a nice savory aftertaste with a very slight bitterness of good…

40 fun facts about Latvia’s history and culture that will shock and amaze you
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40 fun facts about Latvia’s history and culture that will shock and amaze you

I thought it would be fun to share 40 fun and  fascinating facts about Latvia  since even my close friends know little about my Latvian roots.  Be prepared to be totally shocked and amazed. I know I was when I learned about some of these.  Before I can share the fun facts, you must consider…

How to throw a 70s themed party with fun retro decorations
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How to throw a 70s themed party with fun retro decorations

How To Set the Scene With A Funky 70s Vibe Discover to top groovy 70s-themed party ideas with retro decorations! Throw the ultimate 70’s party with fun retro activities, music, food and decor ideas. The 1970s were known as the decade of tacky loud clothing (bell-bottom jeans) roller discos and classic music no one has…

Theresa’s Refreshing Summer Sangria Cocktail Recipe
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Theresa’s Refreshing Summer Sangria Cocktail Recipe

My gal pal Theresa shared this refreshing  summertime sangria recipe to share with you all. Enjoy it. It’s really tasty! Do you have a special event planned where you will serve lots of people? Maybe a fiesta or pool party? If so, this is the ideal cocktail to serve as you make it in a…

Palm Springs retro pool party(no pool required)decoration ideas
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Palm Springs retro pool party(no pool required)decoration ideas

If you are looking for a fun, unique party theme, for adults or teens, a pool party theme may be the ideal choice. Not any pool party. A Palm Springs pool party- retro style! No pool required! Palm Springs is a city in California that has become famous for its desert climate and beautiful scenery….

How to rock the Coastal Grandma lifestyle aesthetic style trend
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How to rock the Coastal Grandma lifestyle aesthetic style trend

Learn more about the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic lifestyle people are talking about. This calm and inviting style offers seaside charm in decor, furnishings, and apparel. Elevate your style with tranquil hues and family-inspired accents, embodying comfort and seaside sophistication. One of my friends told me recently that I have that “Coastal Grandma Aesthetic lifestyle” design…