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About Staci Gerardi

Staci loves to write, and loves to share her "take" on everything thrown her way. Movies, entertainment, food, fashion, shopping, money, travel and family. There's nothing off limits at NovemberSunflower.com, and Staci's always telling it like it is: good, bad, and all that lies in between!
5 07, 2021

NovemberSunflower.com’s Summer Hiatus

By | 2021-08-27T09:10:34-04:00 July 5, 2021|Family|Comments Off on NovemberSunflower.com’s Summer Hiatus

It's time to take a bit of a breather, so I can focus on my family and new projects I've put on the back burner for far too long.

30 06, 2021

5 dad gift ideas he’ll love

By | 2021-06-23T15:27:34-04:00 June 30, 2021|Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on 5 dad gift ideas he’ll love

Skip the tie for dad, and consider getting a unique gift for your dad on his next birthday, or holiday.

28 06, 2021

Include your children on the hunt for a new home

By | 2021-06-22T18:53:31-04:00 June 28, 2021|Family|Comments Off on Include your children on the hunt for a new home

Moving isn't just stressful for adults. Your kids will most likely experience stress, anxiety and general uneasiness. There's a way to help ease the frustration and stress - find out how.

23 06, 2021

7 must have items for your 4th of July celebration

By | 2021-06-23T11:17:48-04:00 June 23, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 7 must have items for your 4th of July celebration

My favorite holiday is 4th of July! It's a perfect holiday. No gifts exchanges, but you get to hang with friends, family and eat like there's no tomorrow. Is there anything better? Oh yes, add a little liquid adult beverage, and your red, white, and blue to your 4th of July celebration becomes just a [...]

21 06, 2021

4 Signs Your Family Home Needs an Upgrade

By | 2021-06-19T13:27:54-04:00 June 21, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 4 Signs Your Family Home Needs an Upgrade

Even if you love your home, it'll end up needing upgrades at some point. Here's 4 telltale signs your family home needs an upgrade.

20 06, 2021

Long Island Summer Activities free in 2021

By | 2021-07-03T18:33:23-04:00 June 20, 2021|Long Island|Comments Off on Long Island Summer Activities free in 2021

Long Island summers are always packed with free movies, concerts and family events and activities. Now that New York is opened back up during a pandemic, we're happy to share many of the freebies happening in 2021.

16 06, 2021

Seven perfect gifts for dads

By | 2021-06-16T08:10:26-04:00 June 16, 2021|Family|Comments Off on Seven perfect gifts for dads

Got the father who never likes the gifts he gets for father's day? Join the club. Check out 7 perfect gifts for dads to impress this Dad's Day!

14 06, 2021

Relax With Do-It-Yourself Summer Drinks

By | 2021-06-11T08:59:18-04:00 June 14, 2021|Food|Comments Off on Relax With Do-It-Yourself Summer Drinks

Summer's almost here! Everyone's looking forward to entertaining friends & family this year. Time to stockpile summer drink recipes.

9 06, 2021

5 Great Money-Saving Tips for Traveling on a Budget

By | 2021-06-04T20:14:26-04:00 June 9, 2021|Travel|Comments Off on 5 Great Money-Saving Tips for Traveling on a Budget

Tips and tricks to help travel on a budget, so you can travel more often and always have tons of fun whilst away.

7 06, 2021

4 Family Medical Resources to Consider

By | 2021-06-04T19:52:04-04:00 June 7, 2021|Family|Comments Off on 4 Family Medical Resources to Consider

Keeping your family safe and illness-free isn't easy. However, it's easier when you keep four important medical resources in mind.

2 06, 2021

How Using the Right Storage Options Can Help Declutter Your Home

By | 2021-05-28T17:26:56-04:00 June 2, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on How Using the Right Storage Options Can Help Declutter Your Home

When you have the right storage options and tools, it's a lot easier to declutter your home and organize what's left after removing clutter.

31 05, 2021

6 Drinks To Stock Up In Your Home Bar

By | 2021-05-24T18:02:21-04:00 May 31, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 6 Drinks To Stock Up In Your Home Bar

A home bar isn't complete without six specific alcoholic beverages. When your home bar is stocked well, you'll always have happy guests.

26 05, 2021

Home Renovation Projects That Will Make Your Neighbors Smile

By | 2021-05-22T11:03:20-04:00 May 26, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Home Renovation Projects That Will Make Your Neighbors Smile

Keep your neighborhood looking beautiful, and your property values high, by focusing on home renovation projects that improve the overall look and feel of your home.

24 05, 2021

From Hair to Lips: 5 Tips for Changing Your Look

By | 2021-05-22T11:04:45-04:00 May 24, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on From Hair to Lips: 5 Tips for Changing Your Look

Create a whole new style and look for yourself in this new post pandemic world.

19 05, 2021

5 best chips to serve at your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

By | 2021-05-19T08:05:01-04:00 May 19, 2021|Food|2 Comments

5 best chips to serve at your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ. There's something for each person out there - even GMO free, but also, old school brands.

17 05, 2021

A Childproof Kitchen: How to Choose Flooring That Will Last

By | 2021-05-13T14:33:18-04:00 May 17, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on A Childproof Kitchen: How to Choose Flooring That Will Last

If you are the parent of young children, you already know that spills and messes are inevitable in the kitchen. This is why you need to choose flooring that's durable enough to withstand the daily use brought on by your children. The last thing you want to do is choose some flooring that needs to [...]

12 05, 2021

5 Things to Look for When Buying Roof Racks

By | 2021-05-07T17:47:34-04:00 May 12, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 Things to Look for When Buying Roof Racks

With the world the way it is right now, road trips and outdoor adventures are becoming more popular than ever. Unfortunately, most people don't have ample storage and will need to purchase a roof rack for their car.

10 05, 2021

Inspiring Ways to Motivate Kids to Read

By | 2021-05-06T11:44:00-04:00 May 10, 2021|Family|Comments Off on Inspiring Ways to Motivate Kids to Read

Offering parents great tips to help get your kids reading books because they want to, not because they have to! Learn more today.

5 05, 2021

7 Classic Drinks To Order At The Bar

By | 2021-05-01T10:32:02-04:00 May 5, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 7 Classic Drinks To Order At The Bar

It's easy to drop a ton of cash on alcohol. When you're on a budget, and want to make sure you'll get a solid cocktail - consider sticking with these seven classic drinks when out with friends.

3 05, 2021

4 Pregnancy Resources You Need

By | 2021-04-30T09:04:28-04:00 May 3, 2021|Family|Comments Off on 4 Pregnancy Resources You Need

Parents-to-be definitely want to make sure they have the proper help when there's a new baby on the way. We're sharing the four most important pregnancy resources!

28 04, 2021

Getting Your Garden Ready for Summer: Make Use of the Right Materials

By | 2021-04-23T09:05:27-04:00 April 28, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Getting Your Garden Ready for Summer: Make Use of the Right Materials

Gardening tips to help you prepare your garden ready for summer. It was news to me you have to prepare ahead of time and not just stick plants in the ground and hope for the best.

26 04, 2021

7 Ways To Make Your Date Night Special

By | 2021-04-22T14:16:07-04:00 April 26, 2021|Family|Comments Off on 7 Ways To Make Your Date Night Special

When you've been together for many years, it's hard to create a special night. Here's 7 ways to help make your date night special.

19 04, 2021

Primitive Camping with Kids Builds Resilience

By | 2021-04-19T07:46:12-04:00 April 19, 2021|Travel|Comments Off on Primitive Camping with Kids Builds Resilience

Enjoy primitive camping with kids in order to break free from the mundane daily routines.

14 04, 2021

Printable spring cleaning checklists to help get your home spring ready

By | 2021-04-14T09:25:43-04:00 April 14, 2021|Lifestyle|2 Comments

Printable spring cleaning checklists to help get your home spring ready. Yes, I created these last year, and shared them right here on November Sunflower. These printable checklists were so popular last year, I had to share them again! It's important to keep things fresh and new, yes. However, sometimes you have to recycle some [...]

12 04, 2021

Suiting Your Dress Style to the Seasons

By | 2021-04-02T13:41:41-04:00 April 12, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Suiting Your Dress Style to the Seasons

Great tips for suiting your dress style to the seasons. Let's pump up your confidence as we all emerge from lockdown.

7 04, 2021

Choosing the Right Rug Size for your Home

By | 2021-03-28T12:15:16-04:00 April 7, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Choosing the Right Rug Size for your Home

Let's face it, we all need help choosing just the right sized area rug for the various rooms of our homes. We also need help with how to place it once it arrives at the house! Learn more right now.

5 04, 2021

Golfing Holidays in Southwest Louisiana

By | 2021-03-26T18:15:55-04:00 April 5, 2021|Travel|Comments Off on Golfing Holidays in Southwest Louisiana

Golfing Holidays in Southwest Louisiana provide a great opportunity to explore not just golf courses, but also casinos and historic areas.

31 03, 2021

Internet strained working from home?

By | 2021-03-26T17:49:08-04:00 March 31, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Internet strained working from home?

There is nothing worse than working from home on mediocre-quality equipment. Is your internet strained now that you're working from home, and the kids are remote learning? Not sure how to tell? Well, you might have: web pages loading too slowly malware crashing your computer In addition, you risk losing your job and income due [...]

29 03, 2021

Enjoy a dog friendly Port Jefferson Staycation

By | 2021-03-19T13:50:01-04:00 March 29, 2021|Travel|Comments Off on Enjoy a dog friendly Port Jefferson Staycation

Dog friendly Port Jefferson staycations are perfect for all Long Islanders. Long Island's North Shore provides great outdoor activities, and restaurants for you and your pets. Go for the day, help local establishments during a rough tourism year.

24 03, 2021

7 Organic Green Smoothie Recipes

By | 2021-03-13T10:47:11-05:00 March 24, 2021|Food|Comments Off on 7 Organic Green Smoothie Recipes

Not all healthy foods have to taste gross. It was a shock to me, too! But organic green smoothie recipes like these definitely changed my mind about eating healthy foods. And with certain swaps like filtered water instead of organic nut milks, it isn't as hard on my budget as I thought it would!