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Potluck Party Planner

– Posted in: Holiday Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Organization Tips | Potluck Party Planner

This is the time of year when you want to save yourself as much stress as possible.  My Potluck Party Planner will do just that, allowing you to stay organized when hosting your next big celebration.  This handy guide will help you keep track of what items your guests are bringing, in addition to any… Read More

OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

– Posted in: Reviews, Summer Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Kitchen Tools | OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

With the short cherry season upon us, I thought it would be prudent to write about the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter.  It is a neat little tool that will make your life in the kitchen so much easier, especially when it comes to pitting cherries or olives.  Put simply, this gadget really works … and is truly… Read More

Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

– Posted in: Reviews, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Cleaning Faucets with Shaving Cream

Hard water spots on chrome fixtures are just plain ugly. Really, do you know anyone that enjoys seeing those white, grayish spots on an otherwise spotless faucet?  Even when the faucet is clean, if the water spots are there – it somehow still looks dirty. While I usually shine chrome fixtures with a Windex-type spray, I… Read More

Hibiscus

– Posted in: Gardening, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Flowers | Hibiscus | Tips on how to care for them.

Mother Nature sure knows how to put on a beautiful show, and I have been a captive audience as of late.  The Hibiscus plant, in particular, has been quite spectacular.  Displaying vivid color, in a variety of hues, they have blooms that are larger than the palm of my hand.  They are simply impossible to ignore… Read More

Easter Candy Favorites

– Posted in: Food, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Easter Candy Favorites

The thought of spring conjures up happy images like warmer weather, green grasses, egg hunts … and Easter candy favorites. From bunnies, marshmallow treats and a variety of other flavors, we have been fascinated with these sweet treats for decades.  No spring-themed festivity would be complete without them, and put simply – they are just… Read More

Tips for Planning an Easter Egg Hunt

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales
Tips for Planning an Easter Egg Hunt

One of my most treasured memories of Easter is with my sister, Joan, and her son, Johnson.  Many years ago we had an old-fashioned Egg Hunt, and it was just as exciting for the grown-ups as it was for little, sweet Johnson.  Family fun like this never goes out of style, and the memories will stay… Read More

Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

– Posted in: Tips, Thrills & Tales, Valentines Day
DIY Craft | Valentine's Day Treat Bags

There are so many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and this simple DIY project is one of them!  Making up your own Valentine’s Day Treat Bags is simple to do, and is a fantastic project that you can enjoy with your family and friends.  I already had about half of the supplies I needed from leftover… Read More