Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

| March 14, 2016 | 30 Comments

The snow may be blowing where you are, and you might think that it’s silly to even think about getting ready for a garage sale! Time flies, though, and if you’re in the process of getting organized anyway, you might as well kill two birds with one stone and prep your unwanted items now. This […]

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Cold and Flu Season Tips

Cold and Flu Season Tips

| January 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s cold and flu season….take charge now!
The new year is in full swing… Flu season is worse then ever and the effectiveness of the flu vaccine keeps going down every time I listen to the news. Influenza occurs usually during the cold months of the year here in the U.S. The timing of flu is […]

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Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

| January 5, 2016 | 40 Comments

Do you ever feel like you’re making the same foods over and over again? This was recently a topic of conversation one evening when I was out with friends. It can be difficult to think of different things to cook, particularly this time of year when everyone is busy. Since eating the same foods or […]

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Five Tips for Losing Belly Fat

Five Tips for Losing Belly Fat

| December 3, 2015 | 4 Comments

Whether you have 10 or 50 pounds to lose, we can all agree that losing belly fat is the most difficult. Dr. Oz premiered his new season with a show dedicated on how to lose inches on your waist line.
Tip #1. Eat in reverse – not this does not mean to eat facing away from […]

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How to be Thankful and Grateful Everyday

How to be Thankful and Grateful Everyday

| November 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect and be thankful for the people in your list. This brings up a question, What Is the Difference Between Thankful and Grateful? Feeling grateful or expressing gratefulness means to express appreciation for benefits or blessings received, such as a meal or a favor. Being thankful means to be […]

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Cruise Activities For The Kids

Cruise Activities For The Kids

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the reasons why many parents choose going on a cruise versus other types of vacations is that they tend to be very accommodating to families. With a wide variety of activities it’s difficult for youngsters to get bored. Here are 5 types of cruise ship activities that kids will enjoy.
Swimming And Waterslides
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Food

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Our resident TopChef and cooking advisor has some Turkey tips for you this holiday season…… It’s just my husband and I in our household, so I rarely make turkey. Perhaps a turkey breast now and then, but never a whole turkey.  Besides I never needed to.  Thanksgiving was always celebrated at my uncle’s house with […]

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in February

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]

Redecorating on the Cheap

Redecorating on the Cheap

Now that December has passed, you might be feeling a little bit of that post-holiday letdown. If it’s cold and snowy where you live, you might also be feeling a little stir-crazy! Since most of us don’t have much money to spend on extras just a few days into the new year, it’s easy for […]