Going Green: Why I Drink My Water Out Of A Box

Manic: Trying to be as earth-friendly as I can, even though, like most of us, I am on the go.  A lot! Managed:  Found a way to let go of our convenient, but not earth-friendly, water bottle-by-the-bunches habit by switching to something kind of cool that I eyed in a Nekter store one day. Boxed Water.  Yep […]

Movable Cool Closet Organization System

I may be just a little bit jealous of my teen daughter because she got a closet makeover and now I want one!  When she asked for a new closet for her birthday, we liked that idea because she works hard in school and aims to be organized.  Since she is on the right track […]

Helpful Home Decor Idea: Dress Up Cabinets

Just when we think we are done with home improvements, we think of another project that was small, but definitely made a significant difference.  In fact, this is something that I had wanted to do before, but simply forgot about through the years. We have lived in our home for 12 years and once the […]

My Thanksgiving Table Decor Deals & Ideas

Warm and inviting Thanksgiving table decor can set the mood and get the festivities going.  After I posted a quick picture of my Thanksgiving table on Facebook, I had a lot of compliments and some questions about where I found my festive items.  Love that and love my holiday table! So I decided to share in […]

5 Tips To Successfully Sell/Rent Home Plus $100 Fox Restaurant Gift Card Drawing, Too!

A lot of my friends are either trying to sell, rent or are considering making a move so when husband and wife realtor team, The Kay-Grant Group shared with me their top five tips for moving a home in the market, I was intrigued to share with my blog readers.  AND when they told me that […]

New Hardwood Floors Makes Our Home Feel New Again!

Manic:  Trying to keep our 11-year-old carpets clean and looking nice in a busy home that houses two teenagers and four cats! Managed:  Decided to have 99% of the carpet removed so that real hardwood floors could be installed. The result?  Wow!  What a difference new flooring makes.  The house looks and feels like a […]

Our Small Yard Big Makeover!

Manic:  Having a small backyard that, for the last 10 years, would flood every time it rained  Lucky for us, it doesn’t rain much here in Phoenix, but a year ago September, when we had record rain, we had to sandbag our home and the water came right up to the sandbags! Managed:  Finally, after […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wonderful Wine Caddy Decor Idea Inspired By Garage Sale Find

Managedmoms.com team member and writer, Bridget, owner of D.O.A. Interiors who is our resident design on a dime expert, recently turned a good garage sale find into the perfect cool home decor item.  This is such a clever idea and it would be super fun to give as a gift to a wine loving gal […]

Cord Controller Controls My Clutter

Manic:  The amount of clutter that our family has accumulated!  So we set out to do some organizing and decluttering this summer. One thing we ended up with was a bunch of cords.  Ugh! Managed:  Heard about a smart new product called Cord Controller and it has made a difference in my home.  I love […]

Refreshing Party Drinks For All That Can Be Made In Minutes

Manic:  Throwing a party (or attending one that is BYOB) and spending more time mixing drinks and less time sipping and enjoying the party because you are busy in the kitchen preparing cocktails and mocktails. Managed:  Lisa Gylling with her Popcorn Served Daily YouTube channel!  She recently showed two tasty drink ideas, one for the […]