Surviving on Paper Plates with a New Baby

Having a new baby is tough. As if actually having a baby and getting on a new schedule isn’t hard enough, having to entertain the wide array of the guests that want to visit the baby certainly is. Everyone wants to come see the new bundle of joy and that certainly is understandable. It becomes hard though when people travel from far away and even out-of-state while our newborn isn’t quite ready to venture out to a restaurant. Quite frankly, neither am I.


Letting Your Kids Play With Beads Without Creating a Nightmare Mess

Beads don’t have to be scary but that’s not to say that I wasn’t (at one time) afraid of them. My daughter loves to play with beads. When my daughter was younger, she decided to get the bin of beads and of course, they spilled all over the floor. WHY WOULDN’T THEY? Tiny beads… everywhere. If you know anything about them, you’d know that even vacuums won’t pick up beads. They are like… “nope!”


College Must-Have: Care Basket Idea

Heading to college with Schick®! Send your kid to college with a care basket. You have no idea how much it will come in handy. Kids do not think of the essential everyday items until they don’t have them readily available. It’s our job to send them to college with items that will make their lives easier while away. What better way to wish them luck than by creating a care basket that they can turn to whenever they need something? Stop in to your local store (Meijer, Dollar General, Kroger, Rite Aid, Ahold) and pick up a few Schick® items! Dollar General made it easy for me to find what I need. I was able to check out their reasonable prices on the following items:


Three New LaCroix Flavors To Try

I have been a fan of LaCroix ever since my husband first introduced me to them. You see, in the past… I was a soda girl through and through. I frequently enjoyed sipping on soda and really thought nothing of it. To say I was oblivious to the effects that I had on me was an understatement.

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:

Arts & Crafts DIY Seasonal

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.