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Pros and Cons of Switching to a Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker I am a coffee snob. I admit it. I worked for 8 years running a coffee shop, which has made me enough of an expert on coffee to know which types of coffees I like, which I don’t like, and which I can’t stand. […]

Traditional vs. Keurig K-Cup Coffee Maker

Keeping Your Family Organized As a mom, I know that keeping on top of your family’s schedule is difficult. Especially when they don’t tell you that they have an event until an hour before. This list of calendars for moms and their families can help you alleviate some of that crazy scheduling. Several of these […]

The Best Mom’s Family Calendars for 2016

Get Your Car Tires Ready for Winter Weather Before snow chains were invented, motorists used ropes and vines to track better on snowy and icy roads. However, chains give much better traction on frozen roads, especially for larger vehicles like pickups and larger trucks. Snow chains can be purchased for motorcycles. This page only features […]

Best Car Tire Snow Chains for Winter

Chia Pets Add Humor to Gift Giving My husband and I recently had a contest to see how many gag gifts from the 70’s and 80’s were still available to buy. We started listing all of the gifts that we could remember from television commercials and one of the first ones we came up with […]

Need a Gag Gift? Try a Chia Pet!

Collecting Dragonfly Jewelry Boxes My daughter collects boxes of all types, so each year for her birthday and Christmas I peruse my choices of trinket boxes to add to her collection. This year we chose dragonflies as a theme, and this page is a list of boxes that my daughter gave me to choose from. […]

Dragonfly Trinket Boxes

Phineas and Ferb and Crew Make Creative Party Pals My husband and I have been watching Phineas and Ferb with our kids since the series was introduced on Disney Channel. It is one of the most well-written Disney shows in a long time with an eye to appeal to both the children and the parents […]

Phineas and Ferb Party Ideas

Victorian Fencing Adds the Final Touch for a Gothic Garden It is not enough to fill your garden with black flowers if you want to create a gothic garden. While the black flowers and plants are the beginning, it takes your creative choosing of accessories, borders, and decor to make the gothic theme come to […]

Romantic Victorian Garden Fencing for a Gothic Garden

Feeling Comfortable and Looking Great While Pregnant on Thanksgiving Just because you have a “turkey in the oven” during this year’s Thanksgiving feast is no reason to put aside your fashion sense. With family coming together for Thanksgiving, the desire to feel and look great while spending time with your relatives should not be neglected. […]

Thanksgiving Maternity Shirts

Funny Maternity Tee Shirts to Wear on Halloween When Halloween comes along and you are pregnant, you may not feel like dressing up totally for the holiday. Most costumes are not that comfortable and comfort is the most important factor for maternity clothes. But that doesn’t mean that you don’t want to be part of […]

Cute Halloween Maternity Shirts

The Top Nintendo DS Games are Not Always the Best Games for Girls Most electronic games are made for boys, and girls may or may not like the same games. While there are many girls who like to battle or play sword fighting games, other girls are more fond of games that collect animals or […]

Best Nintendo DS Games for Girls

Decorating for Christmas with Teal, Aqua and Turquoise When thinking about creative ways to decorate your holiday tree and home, try to think outside of the traditional multi colored light strands or traditional all white bulbs. An interesting and pretty color to consider is teal. Teal Christmas lights make a beautiful addition to any home […]

Teal Christmas Lights

Rattles and Clutching Toys Help Baby’s Development Early development for infants is very subtle, but all of the sudden one day they can do a lot of things that you never noticed before. Toys play a large role in the brain and physical development in children and this is true for babies as well. It […]

Wooden Clutching and Rattle Toys

Educational Toys Teach Kids How to Be Adults Our children learn how to become adults through creative play and observing and copying what they see grown ups do around them. One way to teach kids how to eat healthy foods is to provide them with pretend play food to role play with. I recommend wooden […]

Best Wooden Pretend Food Toys for Creative Play

Pampering Baby’s Delicate Skin When it comes to your baby, you only want the best. When it comes to the food they eat and the products we use on their sensitive skin, sometimes it is hard to determine what the best products are. Many parents are now opting to use organic baby products over the […]

Best Organic Baby Oil

Pull Along Toys for Babies and Toddlers Promote Physical Growth and Balance Pull along toys are one of the next steps in helping a child develop balance and coordination after they learn how to walk. Once they are old enough to get past the stage where they need to pull themselves up and hold onto […]

Best Wooden Pull Along Toys for Toddlers

Perfect for Fall, Brown Wedding Invitations Can Be Earthy or Formal The look of wedding invitations has changed quite a bit over the years. Today, not everything is white and lacy or features a floral or wedding related design on the front. Some of today’s modern wedding invitations actually feature earth tone colors such as […]

Brown Earth Tone Autumn Wedding Invitations

Enhance Your Autumn Wedding With the Rich Colors of Fall The colors of autumn make a beautiful combination when you are planning a wedding. Rich autumn colors include burgundy, deep reds, rusts, wine, burnt orange, orange-yellows, mustard yellow, yellow-green, and gold. As the summer comes to a close, we can enjoy the harvest time and […]

Autumn Season is Lovely for a Wedding

If You Love Dragonflies, You Will Love These New Designs If you love dragonflies in art and design, then you will love these dragonfly maternity shirts. Not only are the designs colorful and artistic, you can add your own personal touches on the front or back of these tees. In addition, they come in thirteen […]

Artistic and Colorful Dragonfly Maternity Shirts

Halloween Wall Decals are Easy On, Easy Off When decorating for a holiday party, wall decals are one of the best choices. They are inexpensive, easy to put up and just as easy to take down. With Halloween coming up, it is fun to find scary and cute wall decals for your windows, walls and […]

Best Halloween Wall Decals for Halloween Party Decor

The Unique Dilemma of Size vs. Efficiency When my daughter first went to college two years ago, she found out within one week that she needed her own printer. While computer printers were available at the library, it was difficult for her to print her work right when she needed it. She had very little […]

Best Computer Printer for College Students

Add Dragonfly Accents to any room with Beautiful Dragonfly Throw Pillows and Cushions Dragonflies inspire artists everyday, and if you look at this selection of throw pillows you will know what I mean. These are just a few of what is available online and many of them can be personalized. Many of these designs are […]

Dragonfly Throw Pillows Add the Finishing Touch to a Room

Wine-Themed Wedding Parties Lend a Classy Air to Affair If you are planning a wedding and love wine, you may want plan a wine-themed wedding. It is a great idea and one of the classiest and easiest themes to plan. A Wine Theme is a simple, elegant theme that appeals to all generations. You can […]

Wine-Themed Wedding

The Nightmare Before Christmas Neo-Gothic Fun The Nightmare Before Christmas is filled with neo-gothic fun, with wacky characters and nightmarish antics. Typical of Tim Burton’s imagination, the characters are a mix of scary and funny, and the dark innocence is a wonderland of spooky scenes. With all of their quirks, these Tim Burton animated characters […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas Snow Globes and Collectibles

Teens Can Experiment for Hours with this Gift Deluxe art kits for teens and adults make a great gift for anyone who is interested in art. These kits come packed with everything the budding artist needs to create beautiful drawings, pencil sketches, paintings, and more. They are very handy to carry around, making them the […]

Deluxe Art Kits For Teens And Adults

Black Flowers Add Mystery to Any Garden With gothic clothing and culture becoming more and more trendy, avid gardeners are looking for ways to extend the culture into their gardens by breeding extremely dark hued plants and flowers, some that are truely black. These plants can be used for a gothic themed garden when combined […]

Black Plants for a Gothic Garden

The Nightmare Before Christmas Lock, Shock and Barrel Party Decorations While I love Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, one of my favorite features of the movie are the characters Lock, Shock and Barrel. Surely no Nightmare themed party can be complete without some decorations featuring these characters. You may find that it is a bit […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas Lock, Shock and Barrel Party Decorations

Planning a Vintage Wedding One of the most unique wedding planning themes that has come into vogue is the Vintage Wedding.  Weddings have always represented the melding of the past with the future, and the bringing of two families together, but with a vintage wedding, brides and grooms are taking the idea of relishing the […]

Vintage Wedding Ideas

New Dads and Dads-to-Be Fathers-to-be often get neglected when a baby is coming. After all, mom is doing all the work, right? Well, if you know a father-to-be or a new dad who is being neglected, here are some great gifts for him. Dads-to-be are proud of their status and want to show it off. […]

Best Father-to-be Gifts

Decorating a Bedroom in Nightmare Before Christmas Decor If you are a fan of Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas, or your teenager is, then here are some ideas for decorating a bedroom to in Nightmare Before Christmas bedding, lighting and accessories. Many children and adults love the macabre humor of the characters from the movie and […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas Bedroom Decor

Where to Buy Great Knit and Crochet Boleros, Jackets and Shrugs A bolero is a short jacket or shrug that is worn open in the front and hangs above the waistline. Boleros may be either shrugs or jackets, have long sleeves or short sleeves, be sleeveless, and may or may not have a collar or […]

Crochet and Knit Bolero Jackets and Shrugs

Funny Christmas Maternity Tees When the Christmas season rolls around, you want to look good at all the parties that you will be going to, especially when you are pregnant.  The problem is that many maternity clothes are uncomfortable, or need to be dry cleaned.  Well, luckily for you there are a lot of choices […]

Christmas Maternity Shirts

Vintage Wedding Invitations Make a Vintage Wedding Start Out Right With so many different styles of wedding invitations to choose from these days, it can be a difficult task to narrow your selection down to that one perfect invitation. I find it easier to start searching within a particular category, to get a feel for […]

Authentic Vintage Style Wedding Invitations