Memorial Day is typically the first holiday when the family gets together to barbeque or head to the local campgrounds. Here are a couple of side dishes that can be made up the day before and can sit out in the heat without fear of spoiling. Coleslaw I call this Patty’s Coleslaw because it was a co-worker named Patty who used to make this for potlucks! Ingredients 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 package slivered almonds 1 package Top Ramen Chicken flavored noodles ½ head cabbage ... Continue Reading
Some Memorial Day side dishes you can make ahead of time and leave out to enjoy.
Tips for wearing white on Memorial Day and beyond.
Memorial Day is this weekend. Traditionally this is the time to break out everything white in your wardrobe. Whether or not you follow this rule, you may still be hesitant about adding white to your wardrobe ... no matter what the season. Maybe you're afraid it will highlight some flaws, or you're worried that life is a little too messy. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t matter your size or lifestyle: you can wear white right now, just in time for the holiday weekend. Be a Rule ... Continue Reading
An audiobook is the perfect way to get your kids reading and keep them entertained.
I love summer vacation and planning a road trip adventure, but sometimes traveling with young children can be exhausting. It can be tough to keep them entertained. One way to make your summer road trip easier, and get your kids off their handheld video games, is to play an audiobook the entire family can enjoy. Random House Audio and Listening Library have put together an amazing website called tryaudiobooks.com that offers suggestions for audiobook material based on the activity you’ll be ... Continue Reading
Get your Memorial Day BBQ off to a great start with these simple grilling tips and tricks.
Even if the official start date of summer isn’t until June 20, Memorial Day weekend is an opportunity to relish all that the season has to offer - get-togethers with friends and family, warmer (hopefully) weather and most importantly the beginning of barbecue season. Whether you’re having an intimate get-together with a few people or a big blow out with a bunch of friends, here are some tips to get your Memorial Day BBQ off to a great start: Get Minty Iced tea, soda and water are ... 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