Summer officially kicks off on June 21st and now is the time to plan our weekends around warm weather and being outdoors. Summer also brings the words we dread to hear from our kids, “Mom, I’m bored!” This usually comes about two hours after the bell rings on the last day of school. Alas, fear not! I have compiled some great ideas for inexpensive boredom busters that will keep your kids so busy there will be no time for complaining!
Jun 12, 2014 3:20:44 PM
Jun 10, 2014 1:27:26 PM
When I met my husband, I could see right away he would make for an amazing dad someday. All it took was seeing him with his cat, Roxy. She was the queen of his apartment and Roxy let me know that indisputable fact as soon as I met her. My husband surely treated her like a queen and I could see his loving and caring personality shine in his love for Roxy. Sixteen years and three kids later, he is a remarkable dad, I was right. This Sunday we honor our dads, grandpa’s, stepdads, and other father figures in our lives with Father’s Day. Such an important figure in our lives deserves a day to relax and just be appreciated for all they do for us. Here are some EZ and memorable ways to celebrate.
Jun 5, 2014 3:30:18 PM
Furnishing your home can be a fun and exciting experience or it can be a time consuming headache. There are right and wrong ways to accomplish your home furnishing goals and working for a furniture company and designing residential spaces has taught me a few things about the right ways. Let’s explore some ways to make furnishing your home an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Jun 3, 2014 2:13:49 PM
As the school year is quickly coming to an end, I have been thinking of ways to properly thank those courageous souls who dedicate their lives to teaching my children. An apple for the teacher just doesn’t cut the mustard these days so every year I look for a unique and special way to let them know how much they mean to my family. I have a child in middle school, elementary school and preschool so finding unique gift ideas can be time consuming. I have come up with some EZ solutions for teacher gifts and will let you in on my findings.
May 29, 2014 2:20:57 PM
“Home is where the heart is” they say and that is certainly true for frequent movers. Whether it’s college students, business travelers, military families or just those suffering from wanderlust, repeat movers need to keep it simple when it comes to furnishing their homes. Having moved six times in the past 16 years, I have learned some valuable tips for furnishing for future moves that can save you time and money.
May 27, 2014 2:35:22 PM
This past weekend we honored those who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Commonly people do this by attending parades, visiting cemeteries and gathering with family. My father in law is a Vietnam veteran and he spoke at a local ceremony in which he talked about “Heroes” and what that term means to people today as well as what it means to those who are considered heroes. What is a hero? It means different things to different people, that’s for sure.
May 22, 2014 12:58:21 PM
As the school year is quickly coming to an end I have started to realize that soon my three kids Marissa (13), Matthew (11) and Maddox (3) will be free to roam aimlessly about the house all summer while I am at work. Sure, my husband who is a work at home dad will be there and he is amazing, don’t get me wrong. But it has got me thinking about ways to fill their days with activities, fun and inspiration. A great way to start is to do a little room redecorating to inspire them to use their own spaces to entertain themselves.
May 20, 2014 1:55:17 PM
Boy Scouts use “be prepared” as their motto and it is a good one, along with my personal favorite “prepare for the worst and hope for the best”. But are we really prepared? Recently we had a power outage here at my office and slowly my coworkers and I came to realize how much we rely on power to fuel our daily activities. Simple things, like having a light in the bathroom and a microwave to heat up your lunch are luxuries we surely do take for granted. We ended up closing early that day because all of our work relies on power of some kind. It makes you think what would happen if it was more than just a simple power outage. Are you prepared for an event that could alter our lives in such a way that we would need to rethink the way we do the things we don’t usually think about doing?
May 15, 2014 11:40:52 AM
Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread? I actually borrowed this question from an article on Wordpress I was reading to get some ideas about what interesting things I could write about in my blog. I think it’s a great question. Everyone has different ideas about what the best thing is and I want to explore my best of the best list with you.
May 13, 2014 4:35:21 PM
Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to get outside! Whether it's outside your home or office (the two places we spend most of our time) getting outside and staying there can sometimes be hard. Let’s face it, we have busy lives and even busier schedules. Today I am going to give you some fantastic reasons to make time to take time to relax and enjoy being outdoors.