• What to Look for in a Financial Advisor Before Your Hire Them

What to Look for in a Financial Advisor Before Your Hire Them

From the time my husband and I first moved in together after college, we have had financial goals. We started saving small amounts of money very early in life, even when we were struggling to pay the bills.  We bought our first house at the age of 27 and when our first child was born that same year, we opened a college savings account as well.  While we have had financial goals our whole lives, we have never spoken to a professional about our finances.  We decided it was time to bring in a … [Read More...]

New Book and CD Experience: Dan Random Somewhere Called Now

A few weeks ago, I made a rather startling discovery.  Our neighborhood has been hiding a talented musician and author!  In fact, this is a guy who's house I have visited for oyster roasts and who's kid plays tennis with mine!  How did I not know that Dan Random lived down the street from me? My husband and I were lucky enough to get an invite to his latest book release party and concert for … [Read More...]

Best Closet Organizing Ideas to Keep Your Wardrobe Neat

For the last year or so, I have been trying to clean out and organize my closet.  I have adopted the 'one in, one out' rule when buying to clothes and fashion items. Most of the items I have not worn in a year have been donated to charity.  Plastic tubs and shelving systems have been added to try and keep my closet organized.  In my quest for fashion order, I have been searching for the best … [Read More...]

Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust

Spring is just about starting in many parts of the country, but here in the south, the weather is already hot. We are getting an amazing selection of fresh produce in the stores from Florida.  Fresh strawberries are abundant and inexpensive and I am thrilled.  Berries of all sorts are my all time favorite fruit of summer.  This easy strawberry icebox pie is a delicious summer dessert recipe that … [Read More...]

Creative Ways to Save for a Vacation and Why Your Family Needs to Take One!

Family vacations aren't always cheap but they are a great way to relax and reconnect with your family.  Vacations don't always need to be expensive to be one of the best times of your life.  You don't actually need to go to a 5-star hotel and eat only in the most exclusive restaurants. Some of the best memories you can make with your family will be on a family vacation.  Your child won't remember … [Read More...]

Music and Teens: Bonding over Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor

Music and teens seem to always go together, right? You rarely see a teenager without earbuds in their ears! We have always been a very musical family.  From toddler music classes to marching band, my kids have always enjoyed the art of music.  My husband and son are passionate rock music fans and often enjoy going to concerts together.  My daughter and I have more alternative preferences in music … [Read More...]

Cooking

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

This Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe has been sponsored by Eggland's Best, however, all … [Read More...]

This Cheddar Cheese Cookie Recipe is the Perfect Savory Treat!

Need a savory treat? This cheddar cheese cookie recipe was inspired by a product I received from … [Read More...]

Honey Macaroonies: An Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe from Mom

From the time I was a little girl, I remember my mom baking cookies in the kitchen. My all time … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Hey Kids, Did You Hear That? Probably Not!

Have you ever stood in the room with your child, spoken to them, and have them completely ignore you?  I cannot tell you how many times something like … [Read More...]

Life Tips for Millennials When Choosing A Professional Path

For those of you who are not aware of this, I am the parent of one teen who is beginning his search for the right college and thus, the right career … [Read More...]

How to Connect with Your Teen and Bring More Peace to Your Family

When my children were small, it was relatively easy to connect with them.  A few minutes building a LEGO castle or coloring in a princess coloring … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

A few weeks ago, I bought a bag of dried red rose petals and I have been scouring the Internet for creative ways to use them.  I chose to get an … [Read More...]

Lavender DIY Lip Scrub Recipe for Soft, Kissable Lips!

Valentine's Day is coming up quickly and this easy DIY lip scrub recipe is the perfect way to ensure that your lips are soft, smooth and kissable for … [Read More...]

DIY Sensual Massage Oil and How to Give a Romantic Massage

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this DIY sensual massage oil will be put to good use! To be honest, my husband and I really don't spend a lot … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Choosing the Right Wine for Your Meal Without Knowing Much About Wine!

If you enjoy entertaining guests, choosing the right wine for your meal can be a challenge. My husband and I enjoy a glass of wine now and then. While … [Read More...]

Gossip Girl, 90210, and Gilmore Girls Cast Members Coming to Atlanta This Spring!

If you are a fan of Gossip Girl, 90210, or Gilmore Girls and are near the Atlanta area, this is an event you don't want to miss.   EyeCon Genesis, the … [Read More...]

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

In If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan, Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. But Iran is a dangerous place for … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Best Closet Organizing Ideas to Keep Your Wardrobe Neat

For the last year or so, I have been trying to clean out and organize my closet.  I have adopted the 'one in, one out' rule when buying to clothes and … [Read More...]

Creative Ways to Save for a Vacation and Why Your Family Needs to Take One!

Family vacations aren't always cheap but they are a great way to relax and reconnect with your family.  Vacations don't always need to be expensive to … [Read More...]

Music and Teens: Bonding over Panic! At The Disco – Death Of A Bachelor

Music and teens seem to always go together, right? You rarely see a teenager without earbuds in their ears! We have always been a very musical family. … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few … [Read More...]

10 Easy Winter Care Tips for Hands

Now that the weather is getting chilly, are your hands looking a little rough around the edges?  These winter care tips for hands might be just the … [Read More...]

What is the Secret to Eternal Youth? (When Beauty Becomes an Obsession….)

What is the secret to eternal youth?  What exactly is 'youth' anyhow? Is it how you look or how you feel?  I hit 40 a few years ago and all of a … [Read More...]

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