When and Why You Should Upgrade Your Phone or Not

When and Why You Should Upgrade Your Phone or Not

How do you know when it is time to upgrade your smartphone? Should you repair any issues with your current phone instead? Should you limp it along? Or is now the time to take the plunge and upgrade to a new device? Our world is a busy place and we are very much an on-the-go society. Over the past 10+ years we have come to rely on our smartphones more … Continue Reading →
Sunday Suppers Cookbook Review

Sunday Suppers Cookbook Review

The idea of a Sunday supper with your family and friends is always comforting. It does not matter if it actually happens on a Sunday either. For my family these meals happened on Monday evenings. My grandma cooked up comfort food every single week for all of us and I loved not only the food but also the time spent with the family. Robert Rose books just sent me a … Continue Reading →
National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week 2017 is September 10-16. Please take some time to learn the facts about suicide and the warning signs of someone who may be thinking about suicide. Reach out to those you think are at risk. Share this information on your social networks. And if it is you that is in crises please know there are people who love you and can help you. This week’s infographic … Continue Reading →
Enjoy Moments and Edit Photos Later

Enjoy Moments and Edit Photos Later

Yesterday I took my twin granddaughters to the St. Louis Zoo. Yes, I wanted some fun photos of our visit but I also did not want to spend the entire time worrying about getting just the right photographs and miss out on enjoying our time together. Our zoo is amazing and beautiful and there are tons of things to take photos of from the animals, landscaping, statues, architecture and art … Continue Reading →
Family Fun and Educational Too!

Family Fun and Educational Too!

I’ve curated this collection of products which are great for family fun but at the same time educational. Some of the items are orginally designed for at home and others are targeted toward teachers. Regardless of that, taking time to add to learning time at home by way of playing games is a great way to encourage learning in your kids, supplementing skills being taught in school, refreshing adult skills … Continue Reading →
Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Foil packet cooking is becoming a trend, again. Putting your ingredients in foil packets lets you pack in a ton of flavor and clean up is much easier. “En papillote”, which is French for “in parchment” is the style you are actually using when cooking in foil packets. The pouch that is formed allows steam to build up for cooking the ingredients which leave food very moist and the flavors … Continue Reading →
St. Louis Area Festivals

St. Louis Area Festivals

I love the fall season for festivals around the St. Louis area. Usually the weather is much nicer so it is nice to stroll around the event and enjoy the day. Here are some of festivals happening soon in and around St. Louis, Missouri. I’ve included links to the event sites so you can can detailed information and schedules. St. Nicholas Greek Festival September 1-4 St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, … Continue Reading →
#MobileLiving Twitter Chat Recap – Emergency Preparedness

#MobileLiving Twitter Chat Recap – Emergency Preparedness

This past Friday I hosted the #MobileLiving Twitter chat about emergency preparedness. For those that attended, or if you missed it, I wanted to share all the tips, bookmarks and resources I shared. Below you can see my tweets from the chat. The purpose of this chat was to help all of us prepare ahead of time for disasters and emergencies. Hopefully no one has to use this, but if … Continue Reading →
Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

September is Baby Safety Month and as a grandma of twin babies this is always of importance to me. The girls are growing fast, but at 18 months they are still babies. This week’s infographic (I share infographics each Saturday) is all about baby safety and making sure you strap babies in safely in all of their gear. Plus I’m sharing a few other tips and useful information and links to … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

Welcome to September! While it is not officially autumn until later in the month, I tend to just leap into fall mode at the beginning of the month. Below are some holidays and observances to celebrate this month. I’ve include a bit of history, interesting or useful links, and tips on celebrating for many of these. September 1 – National Food Bank Day A food bank is a charity organization … Continue Reading →