Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

As a blogger I get a ton of emails this time of year from brands and PR people wanting me to include things in holiday gift guides. I also see a lot of random things as I surf the internet myself, see and hear commercials, and the like. What I want to know from you is what you love and/or hate about holiday gift guides on blogs. What kinds of … Continue Reading →
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

I was watching The Chew the other day and Carla Hall, one of my favorite chefs, made Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark (here is Carla’s original recipe). Now I do not have a very big sweet tooth but others in my family do. And, once you add peanut butter and peanuts to the mix they go crazy. So I decided to try and make this recipe. The Chocolate Peanut Butter … Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I have some great cocktail recipes to share with you today and over the next couple of weeks. Selecting a few cocktails to have at your holiday event keeps your overall costs down. This week’s Thanksgiving cocktail offerings are the Sparkle and Spice and the Whiskey Peach Pit Pie Cocktail. The Sparkle and Spice needs some extra planning as you need to infuse a bottle … Continue Reading →
MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

MakeCrate – The #STEM Subscription Box

There are all kinds of subscription box services these days but this one, MakeCrate, is particularly fun and educational! If you have kids that are love to make things, create, things, and love the science and fun behind it then this is the program for them. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is such an exciting thing for so many kids and adults. I think it is popular because it can … Continue Reading →
6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

(Family Features) As days get shorter and temperatures drop, many homeowners overlook their lawns’ needs. Unfortunately, winter can be brutal and make it hard for lawns, trees and shrubs to thrive the following spring. Just like chapped lips and dry skin, plants struggle to find moisture in the winter, too. Symptoms include scorched and dropped leaves, mottling on leaves and even dead leaves and twigs. Dry or frozen soil can … Continue Reading →
Homemade Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Homemade Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

As promised here in another hearty soup, this time Homemade Shrimp Gumbo. I love soup and really enjoy the process of making homemade soup. It is comforting to eat and relaxing, at least for me, to make. Plus when you make your own soup at home you put in exactly what you want and leave out what you do not want. This one takes a while to make but it … Continue Reading →
Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Tips and Ideas for Halloween

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Tips and Ideas for Halloween

Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite things about Halloween. Growing up we always had pumpkins to carve and it was always so much fun. While most of us can create a classic jack-o-lantern face without any help of a pattern there are plenty of great ideas for other types of pumpkin carving that patterns are helpful for. I’ve gathered up some free pumpkin carving patterns and ideas for you … Continue Reading →
Easy Craft Collage for Toddlers – No Mess!

Easy Craft Collage for Toddlers – No Mess!

I adore spending time with my granddaughters always. Now, at 19 months, they are getting to the point that I can start doing craft projects with them. This is an easy craft collage for toddlers that is really a no-mess activity. No mess in that there is no glue, paint, or other wet supplies required. This idea was inspired from several projects on No Time for Flash Cards using clear … Continue Reading →
Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

As you all know, my mom is amazing at creating so many different things. Halloween is her favorite holiday to create things for especially now that she does an annual Halloween party for family and friends. At this years party she created a super fun Halloween photo booth frame. Everyone was thrilled with this because it was just too cute! When I asked Mom about it she said that she … Continue Reading →
My Little Cities Books Review

My Little Cities Books Review

I am in love with the My Little Cities book series from Chronicle Books. These are board books for toddlers and little kids and are so fun. Chronicle Books sent me four of the books in the series to review (opinions are my own), New York, London, Paris and San Francisco. My twin granddaughters, 19 months old, where up to stay the night this weekend and so I read all … Continue Reading →