In true southern style, we will reign in the new year with some black eyed peas. For those of you who are not from the south, or have never heard of the New Year's tradition of serving black eyed peas, eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day is supposed to bring good luck for the year. So with New Year's Day tomorrow, head on over to your local market to secure some black eyed peas for a tasty new tradition that the family will love. The idea of eating black eyed peas may not sound all that ... Continue Reading
Bring good luck and good fortune to your New Year’s table with one of these black eyed peas recipes.
Make small changes in your home decor with new accent pieces, rearranging furniture, or painting a single wall.
Tired of the same old style in your home but can't afford to buy many new things? With a small budget, you can make some big decorating changes without buying big pieces. Simply adding in different accent colors, different accessories and even rearranging can make a room feel almost newly decorated. Develop Your Accent Start with changing your accent colors. If you're bored with the current colors of your vase, candles, and knickknacks, wrap them up for another year. Then it's time to ... Continue Reading
Make sure those gifts (or re-gifts) are safe for your kids this holiday season.
The holidays have arrived and with that come new smartphones, new tablets, and new iPods for the family. If you gifted any new or used devices to your children - you need to make sure they are child-safe. Kids are more tech savvy than ever these days. Chances are, when you were passed their Christmas wish list there is at least one techy item listed. One way to save money and make everyone happy is pass down your old electronics to your tweens or teens when you upgrade. Of course there are ... Continue Reading
Genetically engineered salmon may soon be available at restaurants and markets.
On December 21, the US Food and Drug Administration released a draft environmental assessment finding that genetically engineered (GE) AquaAdvantage salmon pose no risk to the environment. This takes GE Salmon one step closer to ending up on your dinner table. So is it safe? The document claimed that the salmon "will not have any significant impacts on the quality of the human environment of the United States." It also claimed that the GE salmon, the first ever intended for human consumption ... Continue Reading
Tips for keeping well while traveling this winter season.
Traveling during the winter can be extremely hectic with weather delays, overbooked flights and cranky people who are just trying to get somewhere. As if that isn’t bad enough, it also coincides with cold and flu season which can make those cramped conditions even more unbearable. There’s no way to guarantee you won’t get sick but there are some steps you can take to prevent yourself from catching something. Boost Your Immune System One of the most important things you can do ... Continue Reading
These packing tips are perfect for organizing all those holiday decorations.
Now that Christmas is officially over, many of you will start packing away all of your holiday décor. Whether you are the day-after-Christmas-packer or the new-year-packer, try adopting some of these tips for keeping your holiday items safe and packed in an eco-friendly manner. Reusing holiday decorations is eco-friendly in itself, but if the items are damaged or destroyed you won’t be able to reuse them. Therefore, you want to ensure items are packed safely for next year. There are a ... Continue Reading
Launch a successful New Year’s sale for your website, product, or service.
With the end of the year quickly approaching, many work at home moms are looking for ways to increase their bottom line. Launching a big sale at the end of the year (or the start of the new year) is a great way to give your income a big boost. According to the National Retail Federation, over 20% of yearly sales happen between November and December. If you get your timing and sales strategy right, you could quite possibly increase your income by year-end. So how do you launch a successful ... Continue Reading
Peppermint and chocolate make this delicious chilled pie a hit for any holiday occasion.
What better way is there to celebrate the holidays than with the delicious tastes of chocolate and peppermint. This simple holiday pie combines crushed Starlight candies and milk chocolate chips. The result is something to celebrate and definitely something you'll want to serve to all of your holiday guests this year. Ingredients: 1 chocolate cookie crumb pie crust 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup milk 1 small box of Jell-O Vanilla instant pudding mix 3 cups Cool Whip, ... Continue Reading
Get your kids exercising and having fun, even when it’s cold outside.
With winter weather upon us, and the sun setting earlier each day, it's likely many kids could spend an entire weekend, or school break, lounging on the couch watching TV or playing video games. So much of the time, it's up to the parents to give the kids a little nudge in the direction of, say, the back door, or get them involved in activities to keep their bodies in motion. Here are 7 ideas to get kids moving and the blood pumping! 1. Plan family walks for the daytime. As long as ... Continue Reading