As a busy mother and wife, my days are filled to the brim with errands and to-do's around the house. It is quite rare that I get a spare moment to wander aimlessly through a shopping mall or browse the racks at my favorite fashion boutiques. Aside from time being a factor, a necessary family budget also plays a role in how, when, and where I shop. I (like many others) refuse to sacrifice the quality of the products I purchase for my family solely for the purpose of saving a few dollars. But ... Continue Reading
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Learn the history and fun facts around St. Patrick’s Day.
Have you ever thought to yourself that you wish you knew the history behind St. Patrick's Day? Or ever wondered if there is more to the day than wearing green? Well read up and enjoy sharing your St. Patty's Day knowledge with friends and family - maybe even stumping a few along the way! Did you know... For starters, the real St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born in Britain. The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th ... Continue Reading
End your Valentine gift woes by saving time and money with semi-handmade gifts. And best of all, they’re perfect for last-minute exchanges.
Every year on Valentine's Day I seem to struggle with gift giving. Do I only gift to my spouse? Am I supposed to let my children exchange gifts with friends and relatives outside of the classroom? The price we pay for love every year adds up rather quickly, and while I want to show others how much I care, sometimes it becomes overwhelming and straining on my wallet. This year I am going to end my Valentine woes by saving time and money and gifting semi-handmade. And best of all, these are ... Continue Reading
Some favorite fall recipes, including Fettuccine alla Carbonara and Tortilla Soup.
With holidays and the cool weather upon us, it is time to put away our beloved bbq's and start cleaning out our stoves and ovens. Every time the seasons start changing I love to come up with new dinner ideas to serve my family. For some reason fall foods are my absolute favorite, maybe because they are so comforting, or it could be the way it fills the air with yummy goodness. Here are a few of my cool weather recipes to get you started: Fettuccine alla Carbonara (25 minutes start to finish ... Continue Reading
Keep your kids safe and secure this Halloween.
Halloween night is only a couple days away. This means our children are getting excited and anxious to put on their new costumes and fill up those candy buckets. But, before setting out on your Trick-or-Treat journey, make sure you follow a few simple steps to help ensure the safety of our most important sweets ... our kids! Here are my favorite Trick-or-Treat Tips: 1. Always travel in a group. I prefer to walk with friends, and we ideally have one adult for every two children at a minimum. ... Continue Reading