There is something very special about hand selecting the flowers that go into your garden. Creating a beautiful and custom garden outside is wonderful; but, wouldn't it be even better if your could bring some of that beauty indoors? That is exactly what you can do by planting a cutting garden. There are a wide variety of flowers, plants, and shrubs that are perfect for creating beautiful bouquets that can be brought indoors and enjoyed. Best of all, most cutting variety of plants and flowers ... Continue Reading
Learn how to plant a cutting garden to create beautiful bouquets indoors.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these yummy green drinks – from healthy shakes to cocktail martinis!
Whether you've a touch of the Irish in your genes or not, nearly everyone celebrates St. Patrick's Day by wearing, eating and drinking green. While green mashed potatoes don't really sound appetizing, many green drinks (alcoholic and non) are delicious. It wouldn't be St. Patty's Day without a good drink and the Irish have been very kind to share with us their taste for alcohol. Drinking green beer, while popular in the US, is scoffed at by the Irish. But there are an abundance of green drinks ... Continue Reading
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 this kitty litter cake for a gross Halloween office party dish.
Let’s face it. Adults love Halloween just as much as the kids, so why not bring the Halloween fun to the office with a festive party? It's the perfect excuse to throw the dieting out the door for a day and enjoy. Gorge yourself on all the goodies just like the kids. You can always hit the gym the next day to burn them off. Surprise your co-workers with this exceptionally stomach turning, yet tasty, dish. The Most Disgusting (yet yummy) Halloween Treat: Kitty Litter Cake Okay, this ... Continue Reading
Check out these fantastic outdoor decorating ideas for Halloween.
With Halloween creeping around the corner, it’s time to start taking down those summer outdoor decorations and replacing them with Halloween decor. Whether you go all out spooky or with a more traditional harvest look, there are some fantastic outdoor decorating ideas for Halloween. As I’ve been browsing online for a few ideas for my home, I’ve seen some of the most creative outdoor Halloween decor ideas that are not only simple to pull off, but they look amazing and will wow your ... Continue Reading
A delicious pumpkin bread recipe for the holidays.
Autumn is here, and with it an influx of pumpkins. What better way to accompany your jack-o-lantern carving than with a slice of fresh pumpkin bread? A while back my family started the tradition of making several loves of pumpkin bread on an early Autumn day. This sweet and flavorful bread is simple enough to make that the kids can join you in preparing it. And it's so delicious, your family want it for breakfast, lunch, snacks and even dessert. We wrap up the extra loaves and bring ... Continue Reading
There are many perks to planning a wedding with Pinterest.
As the image-sharing social network Pinterest gains popularity, the abundance of wedding and bridal images on the site continues to grow and grow. The site, which is boasted as an outlet to find inspiration and create virtual inspiration boards, is becoming a destination for brides-to-be looking for wedding ideas – and even women who don’t have a ring (or a groom!) can’t resist creating “boards” filled with images of their dream nuptials. [Check out the SocialMoms wedding inspiration ... Continue Reading
A few simple ways to entertain your summer guests and have time to enjoy them too.
Memorial Day Weekend is almost here and for most of us that marks the unofficial kickoff of summer. So as we preen our outdoor oasis, clean off our grills and get ready to chill with friends and family, I wanted to share a few simple ways to entertain your summer guests and have time to enjoy them too! Whim It All year long we’re running our lives around schedules but with the kids off from school, in day or sleep-away camp, and the summer breeze keeping everyone relaxes - it's fine not ... Continue Reading
Going to a party when you or child has food allergies can be nerve-wracking. Here are a few tips to make it just a little easier.
A few weeks ago one of my worst nightmares came true. As a parent of a child with food allergies (and having allergies myself) I always worry when we’re invited anywhere. Will there be anything we can eat? Will there be cross-contamination? Will the host be offended if I bring my own allergen-free meal along? I always, and I repeat ALWAYS, talk to the host beforehand to determine what they will be serving and what I should bring. Sometimes I bring my own version of the meal they're serving so ... Continue Reading