Kid’s Birthday Parties

We all love a good, the more the merrier style, birthday party.  However, what do you do with all the presents?  I have been to two birthday parties in the last 4 months where the request was for no gifts, but rather a charitable contribution.  Party 1 requested that we bring supplies for an after […]

Sugared fruit, anyone?

It is definitely Winter.  We are not experiencing super cold weather this week, but it is dreary.  I was flipping through a Better Homes & Garden magazine earlier this week as I impatiently waited to take my glucose test and ran across this beautiful fruit arrangement. This arrangement can serve multiple purposes; it can add […]

winter skincare

Good Morning All and Happy Monday! Last week was crazy as I’m sure many of you experience this time of year and all year for that matter.  I really missed this blogging thing. Here goes, This time of year we all experience dry skin due to the cold weather and from running the heater.  Babies […]

Get more bang for your buck

When you bring home your sweet baby you also bring home additional expenses.  Here are few ways to help ease the pain.   Take advantage of your diaper/wipes rewards program, both Huggies and Pampers have one. We use pampers and last year we were able to buy our holiday pictures. Join Babies R Us Rewards […]

Herbs…A nice Holiday surprise

Now that the weather is cooling down (and in some places freezing) fresh herbs are more difficult to grow in your garden.  Not to mention the holidays are quickly approaching us.  The perfect gift for the gardener and cook in your family is an herb wreath.  There are several websites where you can purchase these, […]

Planning for Visitors

Upon the arrival of a new baby you are going to have family and friends lined up to see you and that precious baby.  It might be a good idea to put together a plan for visitors and share that plan with everyone so you can enjoy your new baby and all your visitors.  And […]

Golden Rain Tree…a blooming beauty

The Golden Rain Tree is absolutely amazing.  This tree is native to eastern Asia and was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson who received seeds from Madame de Tesse, a correspondent from France.  For more history on the plant visit,  http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/Golden_Raintree.htm My mom reminded me of this plant over the Thanksgiving holidays.  She […]

Fresh flowers add a little festivity

Fresh flowers are a great way to make your home a little more festive over the holidays. You can go with the African Violet which will last you well beyond the holidays.  They are somewhat persnickety, but they are pretty.  They like sunlight, but do not need direct sunlight.  And the soil should remain moist, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Sometimes we get so busy and so focused on our annual Thanksgiving traditions we forget what we are thankful for or to even be thankful.  We all have something to be thankful for.  Maybe it’s a best friend that is always there for us, family, health, a warm meal, a […]

Best ever diaper rash cream

I think our little one must be cutting some two year molars early.  There is lots of drool, fingers in mouth and more poo than usual.  And with more poo comes diaper rash. On a normal day we just use diaper rash cream. When it gets a little worse we do a layer of Aquaphor […]