19 12, 2016

Minecraft Xbox One S console & other Minecraft products at Best Buy

By | December 19, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Minecraft Xbox One S console & other Minecraft products at Best Buy

Minecraft Xbox One S console is available at Best Buy. I've heard many parents saying their kids put it on the old Christmas list, because, you know, Minecraft <insert exasperated sarcastic tone here.> Seriously, it's all my son thinks about. However, it could be worse. Minecraft is a decent game to be addicted to, as far [...]

16 12, 2016

Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons

By | December 16, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons

Last minute gift requests are possible with Groupon Coupons. Normally, my kids NEVER ask for anything. Doesn't matter the occasion, they never ask. Whatever I choose to purchase, and give to them, works for them every year. This year? Well, this year, my Little Miss has chosen to make last minute gift requests. I was [...]

14 12, 2016

Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build

By | December 14, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build

Top names in show business on FiOS1 News new series Build, gives those of us who aren't able to keep up with all our favorite entertainers, a short and sweet half hour with our favorite stars. They give the 4-1-1 on what's hot, and what's trending in entertainment. Top names in show business on FiOS1 News [...]

12 12, 2016

The Strathallan Hotel located in the heart of Rochester’s cultural & historic districts

By | December 12, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on The Strathallan Hotel located in the heart of Rochester’s cultural & historic districts

The Strathallan Rochester is located in the heart of Rochester's cultural and historic districts, and since it's a DoubleTree by Hilton property, you get a warm cookie when you check-in. Sweet! Especially after realizing everything at the hotel closes up rather early on a Thursday night, and I've just landed at Greater Rochester International Airport. JetBlue [...]

7 12, 2016

Walking in the footsteps of the legendary Susan B Anthony

By | December 7, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Walking in the footsteps of the legendary Susan B Anthony

  Walking in the footsteps of the legendary Susan B. Anthony is one of the most powerful experiences any woman can have. The only thing that could have made my footsteps more powerful? Having my daughter with me, following the same path through history. One day, I'll bring her to take it all in. It's [...]

5 12, 2016

Brilliant with a side of personality: Ward Stare

By | December 5, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Brilliant with a side of personality: Ward Stare

Brilliant with a side of personality doesn't even cover Ward Stare. His talent is extraordinary, and the fact that he's from my home state of New York, brings a sense of pride. I'd have never known of him, or his talents, if not for my daughter's desire to play Viola for her school's orchestra. Go [...]

30 11, 2016

What you need to know when you want to remove a tattoo

By | November 30, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on What you need to know when you want to remove a tattoo

Tattoos have come a long way. From being marks of renegades, as well as outlaws, to being a cultural norm. However, people change. Trends, change, too. Sometimes a tattoo once cherished, and loved, becomes a nuisance. You've changed, some people have left your life and others came, and different things begin to matter more. Whatever [...]

28 11, 2016

Favorite treats delivered to my door by Baker’s Cousin

By | November 28, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Favorite treats delivered to my door by Baker’s Cousin

Favorite treats delivered to my door by Baker's Cousin? How is that a thing? It's crazy, right? Baked, beautiful goodness shows up at my door each month.  Some of the most amazing bakers around sharing their recipes, too! Who doesn't want to know more about how to become a taster with Baker's Cousin? You're crazy [...]

23 11, 2016

The European Capital of Food Festivals

By | November 23, 2016|Featured, Food, Travel|Comments Off on The European Capital of Food Festivals

Photo Provided by Guest Writer, Chris Beattie. Készül a finom magyar dödölle. Kirakodóvásár. Fortuna utca. - Budai Vár, Budapest The European Capital of Food Festivals Over the last decade, Budapest has become one of the most popular tourist destinations. The growing number of tourists and foodies has made Budapest one of the top [...]

21 11, 2016

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

By | November 21, 2016|Featured, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: when you want to live like a rock star

Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Yup, just like most cities, San Diego has a variety of neighborhoods, and sections. The Gaslamp Quarter happens to be one of my favorite places to hang out in, when I visit my beloved San Diego. It's got all the best restaurants, and we all know my love of all [...]

16 11, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016: thankful for so much this year

By | November 16, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Thanksgiving 2016: thankful for so much this year

Thanksgiving 2016 is one for the books. It's been a rough year, with a whole lot of downs. However, I'm so thankful for so much this year. I've learned to embrace the super simple things in life, to get me through each day. I take my days one at a time, and not plan too [...]

14 11, 2016

When did Thanksgiving become insignificant?

By | November 14, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on When did Thanksgiving become insignificant?

When did Thanksgiving become insignificant? Recently, I made a trip to a brick and mortar store. It happens sometimes. I can't do all my shopping online, because lately, I've been super lazy about gift buying. I wait until last minute. While in the store, all the Christmas things were out and Christmas was playing while [...]

9 11, 2016

Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings

By | November 9, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings

Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings isn't something I ever thought I'd be writing about. Gluten has never been an issue for me, until recently. It seems I have a bit of an issue with gluten. I'm not suffering from Celiac, however, my body seems to have some kind of sensitivity to it. GLORIOUS. Thanksgiving [...]

7 11, 2016

Fresh ingredients to cook at home with Home Chef delivery service

By | November 7, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Fresh ingredients to cook at home with Home Chef delivery service

Fresh ingredients to cook at home? Cooking? ME in the kitchen? We all know it's one of my least favorite things to do in life. As I do more of it though, and the kids help in the kitchen, it's not as bad these days. Don't roll your eyes, thinking I'm blowing sunshine up your butts. [...]

2 11, 2016

Taste of Italia: 5 must try Italian Restaurants in Sydney

By | November 2, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Taste of Italia: 5 must try Italian Restaurants in Sydney

Over the last few months, I gave myself some time off. I wandered around the city, and enjoyed myself to the fullest. Now, since I’m a huge fan of Italian cuisine, I thought to myself, why wouldn’t I do a little research on the local cuisine? Every day, for a few months, I visited different [...]

31 10, 2016

Unlocked Smartphone savings event at Best Buy

By | October 31, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Unlocked Smartphone savings event at Best Buy

Unlocked smartphone savings event at Best Buy is happening right now. If you haven't started thinking about holiday shopping yet, Best Buy is happy to help make holiday gifting much easier for everyone! Well, the tech lovers, anyway. Unlocked Smartphone savings event at Best Buy Have you learned about smartphones that are unlocked? Not a [...]

26 10, 2016

5 tips to save money shopping over the holidays

By | October 26, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|1 Comment

Five tips to save money shopping over the holidays can help take the stress out of gift giving, right? Honestly, the holiday season is often a stressful time. Especially when it comes to finances. The average US shopper spent approximately $850 dollars in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation. Look at the cost of [...]

24 10, 2016

Protecting our environment whilst saving money with ENERGY STAR®

By | October 24, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Protecting our environment whilst saving money with ENERGY STAR®

  Protecting our environment is definitely important to me, and my family. Totally. One hundred percent. But....you know what we think more about, right now, living on Long Island? Saving money. I speak the truth, and I know others out there feel my pain. The electric bill in our home is out of control, and [...]

19 10, 2016

Stop lice in their tracks with Vamousse lice products

By | October 19, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Stop lice in their tracks with Vamousse lice products

Lice. Sadly, I had it when I was younger. I remember who started it, and how all five of us who sat around him, ended up with it. Those little pests love clean hair, and my mother was supremely anal about me having clean hair. Short, clean hair. It was my undoing, and it also [...]

17 10, 2016

Focus on the facts, don’t believe the myths about LASIK Eye Surgery

By | October 17, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Focus on the facts, don’t believe the myths about LASIK Eye Surgery

Ever decide to do something awesome for yourself, and tell someone close to you? Was she supportive, or did she come at you with all the negatives? Tons of misinformation thrown at you? When it comes to LASIK, don't believe the myths, focus on the facts. Don't allow others to talk you out of something. [...]

12 10, 2016

2016 Fall Television Season trickles in slowly

By | October 12, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on 2016 Fall Television Season trickles in slowly

Remember when fall television season started all around the same time? September rolled around, school started, and all your favorite shows fresh new episodes began. Pure joy. Absolute bliss. NOW? Fall television season trickles in slowly, like an I.V. drip in the hospital's emergency room. It's torture. I guess it's what happens when premium channels [...]

10 10, 2016

Positive changes LASIK eye surgery has made in my life

By | October 10, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Positive changes LASIK eye surgery has made in my life

Never had to wear glasses? You'll probably not understand the positive changes LASIK eye surgery has made in my life. Contact lenses can help some people, for sure. However, for me, they were never an option. Putting contacts in, then taking them out, every day, sent  me into panic attacks. Plus, long term, the expense? [...]

5 10, 2016

Sonic skin cleansing brushes by Beauty 360 can be found at CVS

By | October 5, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Sonic skin cleansing brushes by Beauty 360 can be found at CVS

Sonic skin cleansing brushes are my new boring girl beauty pick of the year! Especially when it comes to my face, because my hands aren't efficient to remove all the dirt from my face. Nor is a face cloth, if I'm being honest. I'm a simple girl, a boring girl, if you please. I don't [...]

3 10, 2016

6 Unique money-saving practices for disciplined shoppers

By | October 3, 2016|Featured, Shopping In-store & Online|1 Comment

A common prelude to most articles on spending and saving is the emphasis placed only on the economic implications that you will suffer if you overspend. This is true. Many people have filed for bankruptcy because of their poor spending and saving habits. What writers and analysts fail to mention to you is the health [...]

28 09, 2016

Why I chose LASIK eye surgery to correct my vision

By | September 28, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Why I chose LASIK eye surgery to correct my vision

Why I chose LASIK eye surgery to correct my vision is not a simple answer. So many factors contributed to my desire to have my vision corrected with LASIK eye surgery 12 years ago. The impetus that started it all? The need for freedom! Freedom from my glasses. Sounds simple, right? It's not!   Why I chose [...]

26 09, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Being okay with not being a bigger success

By | September 26, 2016|Family, Featured|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: Being okay with not being a bigger success

I often look at my counterparts, and am overwhelmed with pride. It means the world to me to know others in my field are making it big. When I'm asked why I'm not as "big" as certain others, I always smile. I'm a huge success in so many ways, the biggest one is being a [...]

21 09, 2016

Joules adds a pop of color to rain season

By | September 21, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, Reviews|Comments Off on Joules adds a pop of color to rain season

Joules adds a pop of color to rain season, for sure. Honestly, there's no real rain season in New York anymore. There's no real "season" of anything. It all seems to be crazy, strange, out of season weather phenomena. When the rains do come? They hit like mother nature has something to prove to the [...]

19 09, 2016

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

By | September 19, 2016|Featured, Food, Travel|Comments Off on Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food. This is Long Beach! It's not the Long Beach in my native New York, either. It's the Long Beach on the other side of this beautiful country, out in sunny California. Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach I've said it before, and I'll [...]

14 09, 2016

WiFi dead spots come to life with a Network Extender

By | September 14, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on WiFi dead spots come to life with a Network Extender

WiFi dead spots come to life with a network extender, when you're lucky enough to have Verizon FiOS! We all suffer from connectivity issues, it's just how life is when relying on so much technology, right? I'm not sure if anything in our home is hard wired to the internet anymore. It's all centered around [...]

12 09, 2016

Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your….water?

By | September 12, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your….water?

Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your....water? Go with me on this, for a minute. Trust me! My family drinks a lot of water, but there are days the kids need a little something extra. Normally, I succumb to the pressure, and hand over juice pouches, so they shut up don't complain. To [...]