Great Grill Gadgets & Fun In Sun Stuff That Gives Back, Too!

Just in time for your 4th of July celebration and your camping and outdoor grilling and pool stuff, check this out because I found some great grill gadgets.  I also found some functional and fun in the sun stuff and two of these items give back to some very important causes.  Check this out and […]

Party Pleasers: Watermelon Pizza Pie & Scrumptious Spiced Nuts

Planning a Spring or summer get together?  Are you attending a celebration and you need to bring something unique and yummy?  I’ve got a fun and festive watermelon pizza pie dessert and a spiced nuts recipe that will knock your socks off and can be enhanced with dried cranberries or plain M&Ms, so take a […]

Pet Products & More That Are Green For Earth Day & Everyday

As I continue to recognize Earth Day this week, here are some ideas that reduce our pets’ carbon pawprints with a few products that are green and good.  Plus I found a company that will recycle those super popular Keurig K cups that so many of use for our morning coffee and many other green […]

Celebrate Earth Day With These Go Green Products & Ideas!

Happy Earth Day this week!  To honor Earth Day this week and all year round, here are some cool earth friendly family products and some good habits to practice to honor our beautiful earth.  Take a look and go green with us!  I recently showed these ideas on my KTVK morning show, “Your Life A […]

Simple & Scrumptious Holiday Recipes

Manic:  Coming up with new and unique recipe ideas every holiday season.  Hard to believe that the holidays have rolled around again. Managed:  Worked with wonderful Shamrock Farms to share some terrific holiday recipes from our family and friends’ cookbooks using yummy Shamrock Farms ingredients like festive eggnog, creamy half and half, the irresistable Shamrock […]

No More Hectic Holidays: 4 Things You Can Do Now to Streamline the Season

Manic:  Holiday planning!  Be honest: How often do you actually sit back and kick up your feet between November and January? Does the “most wonderful time of the year” feel more like a nonstop cycle of bake, clean, shop, wrap and repeat?!  Most years it does for me, especially since I had kids! Managed:  These four […]

Ideas For Welcoming New Family Into Holiday Traditions

Do you remember when you celebrated the holidays at your new husband’s family home?  Or how about when your younger sibling brought her new spouse to your home for the holidays?  I recently had a friend ask me for ideas to integrate new family members into old holiday traditions and how to best make them […]

Cool Tools For Your Kitchen

Manic:  My budget during the school year last year because we were eating out way too much due to our hectic schedules. Managed:  My kitchen this year!  I got organized, found some helpful cool tools for my kitchen and have been cooking a lot more, which is healthier for my family and keeps us on […]

Need A Recipe? Check Out Our Handy Recipe Index!

Manic:  The recipes on my blog!  We have quite a few good ones, but the dinner ideas, cocktails, lunch recipes and more were all scattered about my website with no placement order. Managed:  My awesome webmaster, Mattbob with Greenish Orange, organized my recipes into handy categories that include breakfast, dinner, snacks, desserts and more.  So the […]

Amazing Easy 3 Ingredient Chicken & Scrumptious Salad Recipe

Manic:  Trying to eat right every day and finding healthy recipes that my picky family also enjoy. Managed:  I put this one together by accident because I couldn’t find a certain spice, so I used what I had on hand instead and this is truly the tastiest and easiest chicken recipe that I have ever […]

Mom Knows Best All Natural Home & Food Tips

When my morning show producer told me that our next show was Mother’s Day themed and that the hosts were bringing their Moms to help co-host, I knew I couldn’t have my mother join us on camera since she lives 2,000 miles away, so I did the next best thing — I showed her picture […]

To Celebrate Earth Day: Green & Good Beauty & Home Items

Manic:  Trying to find products that work well and are green and good since our family strives to be earth friendly. Managed:  Just in time for Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, I put together a list of green and clean beauty and home items that are green and good quality, too.  Check out […]

Yummy Spring Dinner: Lemon Chicken Orzo Pasta & Spring Veggies

Want a yummy and healthy recipe that is packed with veggies AND is kid friendly?  Then you have to got to try this amazing recipe for Lemon Chicken with Spring Veggies and Orzo Pasta.  A huge thanks to Celebrity/Professional Chef Chuck Wiley from Hotel Valley Ho’s Cafe ZuZu for letting me share his recipe that is perfect for Spring. […]

All Natural Kitchen Cleaning & Food Tips From the Manic Managed Mom’s Mom

On a recent trip to see my mother, I sat in the kitchen and watched her show me tip after tip about all natural recipes, cooking, cleaning and more when it comes to a healthy kitchen.  No wonder I make a living showing tips in my weekly morning show segments.  I get it from my […]

Clutter Cutting Get Organized Tips & Tools for 2014

Manic:  My clutter!  Just when I think I feel organized, a new pile of papers, laundry, etc appear. Managed:  Did this segment and found some cool tools to get my home and life organized.  Plus I’ll share some top tips that make such good sense when it comes to cutting clutter in your home, kitchen […]