Getting out have bed has never been made easier once I started using my new coffee maker. Just knowing that my coffee was going to be waiting on me was a nice thought to wake up to. And with the hustle and bustle during the weekdays around here, mornings have been made a little easier with the Mr. Coffee 12-cup programmable Coffeemaker and Hot-Shot Station. My son is a big fan of oatmeal for breakfast, so I can use the hot water station to whip up a bowl in no time!

I wanted a unique doormat to greet my visitors (and my family) whenever they stopped by. There are many cute doormats available in stores, but why not make something unique if you can? I considered doing words, but wanted something a little more interesting so I chose to create a wood grain design. It was easy!

½ pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Soft
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
¼ c brown sugar
½ c granulated sugar
⅓ cup vegetable oil
½ cup coconut flakes
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

We’ve recently discovered a few amazing hotels in the Orlando, Florida area which are part of the Kessler Collection and each hotel boasts the comfort, style and elegance that you’d expect from Kessler properties. The next time you plan to visit Orlando, Florida, we recommend you take a page out of our book and stay at one of the three hotels below:

I’m a college student, and when you’re studying in the library it gets really tempting to just go to Starbucks or buy something at a vending machine. But that gets expensive pretty fast, same for buying lunch at an office every day. To stop the urges, just plan your meals a little smarter. I pack my lunch everyday and it saves me money and time. If you’re planning lunches, go ahead and make a big portion so you can eat it throughout the week and pack meals that are filling, travel well, and taste good at room temperature (in case you don’t have access to a microwave).

It’s late at night and my daughter crawls out of her bed. I hear the familiar creak of her bedroom door as she shuffles across the hallway. She fumbles with my door knob a little bit before she opens is and the light from my television nearly blinds her sleepy eyes.

Scholastic and EVEREADY® have teamed up to help us parents shine a little light on reading. With the school year back in full swing my daughter has been making friends left and right. She has asked if it’s okay to share her phone number with some of the kids in the class in hopes that they can get together outside of school. Of course that’s fine and we look forward to meeting the children that we hear about after school.

The hardware store provides plenty of inspiration for punk-rock pumpkins. Thoughtfully placed nails, brads, wire, spikes, and safety pins become glinting mohawks and piercings.