The List: College Dorm Essentials & Stuff You May Forget

Manic:  This week as our firstborn baby boy grows up and moves into his dorm room!  With all of the excitement and emotion, it is hard to focus on the task at hand.  The list! Managed: After several of my gal pals asked me to share our dorm room essentials list on my blog, I agreed […]

Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Mother’s Day is coming right up on Sunday, May 8th so I have gift ideas that are unique, thoughtful, some funny and some that are earth friendly and give back, too.  Take a look and Happy Mother’s Day out there! To see the article that accompanies this video with prices, websites and links visit the […]

Money Saving & Green Graduation Celebration Ideas

Manic:  Graduation season with so much to do, events to plan and emotions to keep in check and all on a budget and tight timeline.  It is enough to make an already emotional mother’s head spin! Managed:  Found some unique ideas, ways to save and some earth friendly suggestions, too.  I showed this festive fun […]

Back To School Lunch Box Ideas & Foods For All Ages

Manic:  Back to school season.  The lazy carefree days of summer have come to a halt for the kids and they need good solid fuel at lunchtime to help them get refocused and back into it now and all year long. Managed:  Did some brainstorming and reflected back on the years, since I now have […]

Back To School Bargains!

Manic:  It is back to school here already!  My kids start back on August 3rd!  Time for back to school supply shopping and that can be timely and costly! Managed:  Did the legwork for my blog readers and found some great deals including some supplies that only cost 1 cent!  Yes, you read that right…only […]

Dad’s Day Gift Ideas!

Father’s Day is this Sunday so if you need some gift ideas, check out my recent morning show segment on KTVK’s “Your Life A to Z” show.  This aired last week so there are some excellent last minute ideas, but also a few that it may be too late to order, but most of these […]

Beauty Blast From The Past: 80s Faves That Are Still Around

When my morning show producers asked me to be part of their tubular 80s themed show, we all thought it would be fun if I brought in some beauty products that have stood the test of time.  So check this out because you might be pleasantly surprised to see that you can still get some […]

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 […]

Ways To Save on Back To School Shopping

For a lot of parents this time of year can be costly with back to school supplies, shoes and clothing needed to start another school year. So I did some research to see how to save when it comes to those shopping trips that add up fast. Here is what I came up with….

Warm Winter Fashions That Are Functional, Too!

Manic:  Me, a wimpy Phoenician when the weather gets cold!  But I don’t want to buy winter clothes I can’t wear again on days that are chilly, but not too cold. Managed:  Found some smart styles like gloves that let you text, a hat that won’t give you hat head when it rains or is […]