Baby Everyday Tips & Ideas

5 Zones for a Perfectly Functional Nursery

When thinking about designing a nursery, some parents get lost in cute blankets and wall art. Over the next year, you will be spending more time in the nursery than possibly any other room in your house (ok, probably the laundry room!) You need to make the nursery as functional as it is adorable. Here are a few nursery design tips to separate your space into five purposeful zones:

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Summer Babies: Births and Birthdays

Are you expecting a summer baby? The summer has always been the top season for births in the Unites States with August being the most popular month!  Why is that? Could it be more people spend time indoors in the winter to remain warm? I think so. And bam, what do you know? About nine months later a precious summer baby is born.

Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Chai-Poached Pears

All four of the chai spices—cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and black pepper—promote
good health and improve digestion; in addition, they bring a sense of warmth and
comfort. Fragrant, exotic, and exquisitely delicious, they are the perfect match for these
classic poached pears, which can be enjoyed as a light breakfast, afternoon snack, and, of
course, dessert.


Perfect BBQ Recipes for Summer

My husband never really followed sports too much. We didn’t have football parties, he didn’t drag me along to baseball games, nor was he screaming at the television when his home team didn’t sink a basket and basketball. It didn’t matter too much to me because I’m not much for sports myself. However when it comes to boxing he just can’t get enough of it. Recently we watched one of the most exciting fights of the year together and believe it or not even I got pretty excited. He and I rented the Marcos Maidana versus Adrien Broner fight and it was definitely an upset that turned the boxing world upside down.


5 Things I Learned from Giving Up My Car

I was challenged to give up my car for three days. This certainly was no easy task. In fact when I first heard the challenge I almost laughed it off and thought it would be completely impossible. That said, I enjoy a good bet and was up to the task. Fortunately it’s summer and I don’t have as many obligations as we do during the school year, and I gave it a go. I quickly was reminded what it was like to be without a car again, as I was there many times in my own life. I can’t say that I missed being with and out are, but it certainly does make things more interesting. Here are the five things I learned from giving up my car for three days.

Dessert Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Red Velvet Brownies

There is nothing like a great slightly warm brownie to add a treat to my day! However, there are days where I would prefer a different flavor than just chocolate. I love chocolate but, I can only eat so much of it and I am pretty partial to Red Velvet. This recipe is perfect to make brownies in any flavor that you would like. It also only requires a few ingredients and is low maintenance.


Coconut Ice Cream with Passion Fruit

This smooth ice cream is a cool indulgence for special occasions. Passion fruit grows on pretty vines at The ranch. The pulp boasts significant amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin c, and fiber, and a tart, floral flavor that’s a winning contrast to the sweet coconut. if you can’t get your hands on a passion fruit, the ice cream is good layered with banana, kiwi, and mango slices to create a tropical banana split, or simply top with fresh berries.