Archives for August 2013

Enjoy Handcraft Wines and raise breast cancer awareness

Some of our favorite times are getting together with friends, so when I learned about Handcraft Wines and their campaign, Handcraft Heroes to raise breast cancer awareness, it seemed like the perfect … [Read more...]

Oil free frying (really!) with the Philips Airfryer

I'm a sucker for french fries. And cheese sticks. And chicken fingers. However, I am not a fan of the grease that comes with those savory treats. So I was looking for an alternative that could give me … [Read more...]

Care packages for College Students

Ok, so I've covered fashion for me, I've shared recipe ideas and tips for the first day of school, but what about college kids? Chances are, if you have a son or daughter in college, they might have … [Read more...]

Back to School Style for Mom

Let's be honest, all this back to school chatter has been focused on the kids. New pencils, lunch boxes and back packs. New shoes and jeans. But what about the back to school style for Mom?Two of … [Read more...]

Texting while driving… it can wait.

One of my favorite PR reps shared this important message with me about texting while driving. With back to school on the horizon, this is a very important message to share with our kids. I was not … [Read more...]

Family Movie Night: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

The other night, we watched The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, a fabulous adventure directed by one of my favorites, Luc Besson.Now I love a foreign film, and we did have the option … [Read more...]

Nutella Banana Waffles

I'm chugging along on the Pantry Challenge - day 2!  It's our last full week of summer vacation before school starts, so I'm trying to come up with easy breakfast ideas. When the kids said they were … [Read more...]

How To Clean Hard Floors

The house I grew up had wall-to-wall carpet. Every single room of the house (yes, even the bathroom and kitchen) had this really plush, expensive dark brown carpet. I remember the day they installed … [Read more...]

Easy S’mores Pockets

While the Pantry Challenge meant pizza from the freezer for dinner, I wanted to do something with the s'more fixins I had in my cabinets for dessert. But I wanted more than just throwing some … [Read more...]

Easy back to school meals with Manwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.Until last week I don't think I had eaten Manwich since I was in high school. Or maybe … [Read more...]

Pantry Challenge: Something I’ve never done before

Earlier this week my friend Ashley who writes the blog The Crunchy Frugalista asked me if I was up for a little challenge. A Pantry Challenge. See, we're both facing back to school and changing … [Read more...]

My new kitchen gadget : the sandwich maker

I'm a sucker for kitchen tools. So when Hamilton Beach offered to send me a breakfast sandwich maker to try out, I was eager to give it a whirl. See, in my house, we go through breakfast sandwiches … [Read more...]