Accidents Happen! What to Do When You and Your Family are Involved in an Accident

Accidents Happen! What to Do When You and Your Family are Involved in an Accident In San Diego, this past September, a family of four was leaving a restaurant and tragically hit by an allegedly intoxicated driver. The driver was driving the wrong way without her lights on, and when she hit the family she killed the mother and herself. The three surviving family members survived, but with major injuries. This accident is a tragic reminder that … [Read more...]

Tips for Saving Money at Any Beach Destination

Tips for Saving Money at Any Beach Destination Beach destinations are known for being expensive trips that come with plenty of add on fees that aren’t always mentioned when you book your trip. Everything from perks at the hotel, to higher car rental fees, to double the price for the same meal are things that can make a fun vacation unaffordable. But what if I told you that you can have a super affordable beach vacation, where you can save cash … [Read more...]

5 Safety Tips for Bottle Feeding Baby

5 Safety Tips for Bottle Feeding Baby While many doctors advise that breastfeeding is the ideal feeding method for babies, that doesn’t mean that you’re required to do so. There are many reasons not to breastfeed, whether you personally prefer not to or are unable. Every mother is different, and there’s nothing wrong with turning to the bottle. This is especially true with the newest advances in nipple comfort and safety standards. Here are five … [Read more...]

5 Surefire Ways to Protect Your Home From the Unexpected

5 Surefire Ways to Protect Your Home From the Unexpected We put so much time, love and energy into making our homes our own. So, why then do we fall short on protecting it from unexpected disasters? The idea of a natural disaster or burglary destroying our home isn’t pleasant to think about. It’s much easier to tune those bad thoughts out and just hope for the best. Unfortunately, that’s not realistic in the world we live in. Protecting your … [Read more...]

Party Planning Tips for Birthdays and Graduation

Party Planning Tips for Birthdays and Graduation Party decorations supplied by Party City. All opinions are my own. It's time once again to plan for an upcoming birthday or graduation party. There is so much to do and you are overwhelmed with all of the details. I've been there done that. With 23 years of parenthood under my belt and four children, I've thrown my fair share of parties. I've narrowed down my party planning tips to my top 4 … [Read more...]

How To Cut Travel Food Expenses In Half

Road trips with the family can get expensive when it comes time to eat meals on the road.  Here are some of our best tips for How To Cut Travel Food Expenses In Half.  Some are simple common sense methods, while others may be things you hadn't considered before.  Saving money on food while traveling can free up more room in your budget for an extra day on the road, or perhaps a special day at a local theme park. How To Cut Travel Food … [Read more...]

Lighting for Form and Function

Lighting for Form and Function One of the most important aspects of interior design is lighting, but unfortunately this is also one of the most complex. There are a great deal of things to remember when working with lighting, which can make the process a little intimidating for a do-it-yourself renovator or rookie interior designer. According to Real Simple, the two rules of thumb for lighting are: 1. Create light sources at different … [Read more...]

Feng Shui Your Bedroom In 6 Easy Steps

Feng Shui Your Bedroom In 6 Easy Steps   Just a few years ago feng shui was all the rage, and it seemed like it was affecting everything from architecture to Donald Trump's bank account. While it doesn't have the same collective buzz it used to have, its ancient Chinese principles are just as able to transform a space as ever — including the feeling and energy in your bedroom. If you're interested in sleeping better and experiencing … [Read more...]

White, Brown, Spanish, Jasmine, even Basmati: How to Cook Rice

White, Brown, Spanish, Jasmine, even Basmati: How to Cook Rice Unless you know how to cook rice, you've probably had few opportunities to savor the many delicious and popular varieties. There's a rice for every taste and every dish, and each one possesses its own unique flavors and characteristics. Basmati, for example, is said to resemble popcorn in both flavor and aroma. The sooner you learn how to cook rice, the sooner you can begin … [Read more...]

Removing Leaves From Strawberries | How To

Summertime and strawberries go hand in hand around here. With the cost of produce going up, it pained me to see how much strawberry was going down the drain. My old method of trying to remove it by simply chopping off the top wasn’t cutting it anymore. Here is an inexpensive, quick and easy way to conserve your berry and still remove all the leaves. Tools needed:  1 ordinary straw  :   strawberries * Starting from the … [Read more...]