Olive Oil and Seaweed Cellulite Scrub

Posted By: Ann Richards · 2/27/2014 10:08:00 AM

OMG … I just saw Dr. Oz share this recipe for reducing the appearance of cellulite …

The seaweed, in the recipe, stimulates circulation and flushes toxins, which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite … Let’s try it!


3 tbsp ground (powdered) seaweed

1/4 cup sea salt

1/4 cup olive oil

Drop of essential oil 


Mix ingredients together and store in a mason jar. Massage onto cellulite before showering once daily. After showering, apply moisturizer. 

How To Avoid Snacking

Posted By: Ann Richards · 2/5/2014 3:34:00 PM

It’s so hard to stay on a diet when we’re stuck indoors most of the time.  If you have the television on it’s even harder.  Advertisers are always pushing sandwiches, cookies, and nachos we’re not hungry for until they show them to us.  Most of us walk into our houses from the garage almost directly into the kitchen.  Location … location … uggg …

 Can’t move the door … though, I once heard Dr. Phil say that he started entering his home through the front door so that he wouldn’t grab a snack every time he arrived home. 

 So, what do we do?    I found a few lists of suggestions … like …

 Keep junk foods out of the house …

Brush your teeth …

Drink water …

Call a friend …


I’ve tried all of those … they didn’t work.  However what has worked?

Taking a ...

When Life Gives You Lemons … Grow Lemons

Posted By: Ann Richards · 1/7/2014 9:08:00 AM



You’ve played board games, cleaned the closets, sipped hot chocolate until you don’t want to have another cup for another year … now what?  How about gardening?

There are a number of foods you can grow now … from food …

 “Lemon flower very pretty … and the lemon flower is sweet” … yes it is … I have a lemon tree and the aroma that comes from the flowers is amazing.  I wish the tree could be in bloom all year.

And … of course … lemons are so healthy.  So, how about growing your own?

 Method for sprouting the lemon seed:

1. Pre-moisten your potting soil. Put some soil into a bucket and mix in some water until the soil is damp all the way through.

2. Fill your container with the pre-moistened soil. Leave about an inch of space below the rim of ...

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About Ann

My career days started out in advertising doing everything from typical PR work, to writing and of course voice-over work. The voice-over work I started when I was still in high school. I didn’t even think of radio as an option. Though I loved recording and writing, I never thought of radio as an option for me, the typical shy type. Then one day after leaving a recording session, that my best friend had attended with me, she said, “if you don’t take your tape to a radio station or to Disney, I’m going to send it in for you”. Within a day or two another friend was going into a radio station for a meeting. So, I asked him to take my resume in with him. He did, I got hired, and after two weeks of being on the air I knew that I had found my passion.

My other passion is writing. I’ve written three books for adults and a number of personalized children’s books. Right now, I’m working on a spooky story for adults.

Most people who know me would include reading, growing vegetables and cooking as passions. They’re probably right. I'm always reading at least two books at the same time. And whenever I can’t think, I head to the kitchen and begin creating or I head for the garden. Typically, my Sheltie, Shakespeare and my Maltese, Sammy go with me. Sam has even travelled to the herb farm in southern Indiana with me several times. And when my husband Edward is travelling for business, Sam thinks he must take over being the man of the house. Sam’s cute, and Shakespeare is the sweetest. Between us we have three adult children. We try to have breakfast with them and my mom once a week. And we love cooking outside for them.

Something else that makes me very happy is just walking. My husband and I love taking walks together. Whether it’s along the canal, through a park, or in and around our neighborhood, I think we’re happiest walking and holding hands.

I am a life long resident of Indianapolis and the morning host on B105.7.