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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!
24 01, 2023

Solo Trip Travel Essentials List

By | 2023-01-24T10:07:40-05:00 January 24, 2023|Travel|0 Comments

When you travel alone there are specific items you need that many solo trip travel newbies may not realize they need. As someone who started taking solo trips many years ago, I have to learn the hard way. I'd prefer my fellow thrivers out there don't have to figure this shit out alone! Let's dig [...]

23 01, 2023

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How To Combat The Winter Blues

By | 2023-01-23T15:27:16-05:00 January 23, 2023|Depression & Mental Health|0 Comments

You may have felt it at some point — that little flutter of sadness that comes with the changing of the seasons. You also may have experienced the feeling that comes when you realize it’ll be dark both when you go to work and when you come home for the next few months. Perhaps you've [...]

28 12, 2022

6 Ways to Make Your Back Deck an Outdoor Paradise

By | 2022-12-22T13:10:51-05:00 December 28, 2022|Lifestyle|0 Comments

No matter the season, your back deck can be a place to gather and make memories. But if your deck isn’t looking its best, it can be hard to enjoy all the fun activities you’ve been dreaming of. 6 Ways to Make Your Back Deck a Destination of Your Dreams Luckily, there are some easy [...]

26 12, 2022

5 Unexpected Things That Are Impacting Your Sleep

By | 2022-12-22T12:41:56-05:00 December 26, 2022|Lifestyle|0 Comments

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults don’t get the sleep they need. While we’re supposed to get anywhere from 7-9 hours per night (and more for children!), there are plenty of factors that could be getting in the way. Most people know the main culprits impacting your sleep. Things like too much screen [...]

19 12, 2022

3 Common Refrigerator Issues and How to Fix Them

By | 2022-12-08T19:37:48-05:00 December 19, 2022|Lifestyle|0 Comments

If your refrigerator is on the fritz, don't despair. By doing some simple troubleshooting, you may be able to get your fridge back up and running in no time. 3 Common Refrigerator Issues and How to Fix Them Read on for some tips on how to keep your refrigerator in tip-top shape and also how [...]

19 12, 2022

How to Handle a Leaking Roof

By | 2022-12-17T11:21:26-05:00 December 19, 2022|Lifestyle|0 Comments

No one likes the sound of a dripping roof. It is not only frustrating and annoying, but it can also be a sign of a serious problem. If you have noticed a leak coming from your roof, then it's important immediately address the situation. How You Can Handle a Leaking Roof Here are some tips [...]

14 12, 2022

Winter Tips for Tackling Moving Day

By | 2022-12-08T19:38:16-05:00 December 14, 2022|Lifestyle|0 Comments

The moving process is hard enough without adding winter weather to the mix. However, you may not have a choice but to move during winter. Luckily, there are ways to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Winter Season Moving Tips You can start by checking out the following winter season moving tips for [...]

7 12, 2022

How to Avoid Winter Slip and Falls

By | 2022-12-04T11:22:16-05:00 December 7, 2022|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Winter brings cold temperatures, icy roads, and slippery sidewalks. When the temperature is below freezing, even a light drizzle of rain can turn your steps into a slipping hazard. A slip or a fall can lead to serious injuries, so it's important to use extra caution when surfaces are wet and frozen. How to Avoid [...]

5 12, 2022

4 Indoor Activities to Keep Your Children Busy This Winter

By | 2022-12-04T11:06:50-05:00 December 5, 2022|Family|0 Comments

Winter days with cold, harsh weather conditions can make playing outdoors unsuitable for children. However, that doesn’t mean your kids have to give up on having fun while indoors. There are plenty of indoor activities your children can do to entertain themselves. You may choose to participate in some of these indoor activities with your [...]

30 11, 2022

5 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy for the Holidays

By | 2022-11-26T12:41:30-05:00 November 30, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy for the Holidays

Now that winter is upon us and the holidays aren't far off, you might be thinking of ways to create a cozy holiday home for having friends and family over to celebrate. But what can you do to make things feel merry and bright? Create a Cozy Holiday Home for Entertaining If you're feeling stuck [...]

28 11, 2022

How to Prepare Your Child for Their Annual Dentist Visit

By | 2022-12-04T10:48:44-05:00 November 28, 2022|Family|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Child for Their Annual Dentist Visit

It is essential to schedule an annual dental check-up for your child, but you also want to ensure their annual dentist visit appointment goes smoothly. Your child may be nervous about the appointment, or you may have trouble heading out the door on time. Prepare Your Child for their Annual Dentist Visit Regardless, you can [...]

23 11, 2022

Up Your Family Vacation Road Trip Game With These 4 Necessities

By | 2022-11-18T14:19:02-05:00 November 23, 2022|Travel|Comments Off on Up Your Family Vacation Road Trip Game With These 4 Necessities

While flights remain a guessing game for travelers, it doesn’t mean that Americans have given up on leisure travel entirely. Instead, they’ve turned in droves to RVs for their leisure travel needs. An estimated 65 million people planned on using their RVs for road trips in 2022. Up Your Family Vacation Road Trip Game With [...]

21 11, 2022

Sustainable Home Prep for Cold Months

By | 2022-11-18T14:05:43-05:00 November 21, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Sustainable Home Prep for Cold Months

As the winter months quickly approach, it is time to start thinking about how you can prepare your home for colder temperatures and a chance of snow. When you think about getting your house ready, you should also consider how you can do so sustainably. When we care about the planet, we give younger generations [...]

16 11, 2022

4 Signs of a Gas Leak

By | 2022-11-12T17:17:34-05:00 November 16, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 4 Signs of a Gas Leak

A gas leak can be a dangerous occurrence, but this problem isn’t always noticeable at first. If you have a gas leak inside or outside your home, you shouldn’t wait to have the situation resolved. Waiting puts you at risk. Signs You Have a Gas Leak in Your Home When you know these four signs [...]

14 11, 2022

5 Amazing Outdoor Activities for Your Next Vacation

By | 2022-11-04T18:02:03-04:00 November 14, 2022|Travel|Comments Off on 5 Amazing Outdoor Activities for Your Next Vacation

Vacations may be for relaxing, but that doesn't mean you have to be cooped up indoors staring at the walls of your hotel room. To make the best of your time off work, why not venture to the great outdoors and experience amazing outdoor activities! 5 Amazing Outdoor Activities for Your Next Vacation Here are [...]

9 11, 2022

Garage Door Won’t Open? Here’s How to Help

By | 2022-11-04T17:38:22-04:00 November 9, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Garage Door Won’t Open? Here’s How to Help

Since your garage door always opens and closes when you need it to, you probably never envisioned a time when it wouldn't open on demand. Unfortunately, if this time has arrived, let's help solve the problem. Help When Your Garage Door Won't Open Rather than panic and assume you need a new garage door, here [...]

7 11, 2022

5 Ways to Get Rid of Ants in Your Kitchen

By | 2022-10-29T10:40:51-04:00 November 7, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Get Rid of Ants in Your Kitchen

If you have noticed you have ants in your kitchen, you probably want to get rid of the problem as soon as you can. This is not uncommon, since lots of us find ourselves dealing with ants and wanting to get rid of ants in your kitchen. Great Ways to Deal With Ants in Your [...]

2 11, 2022

Plan an Unforgettable Staycation With These 4 Fun At-Home Activities

By | 2022-10-29T10:20:30-04:00 November 2, 2022|Travel|Comments Off on Plan an Unforgettable Staycation With These 4 Fun At-Home Activities

For many people and families, taking an expensive or time-consuming vacation is simply not an option. Just because you have time off doesn't mean you should throw yourself into an ordeal. Therefore, we now have the "staycation".   Plan Your Unforgettable Staycation Here are a few examples of what a proper unforgettable staycation, also known [...]

31 10, 2022

Don’t Like Running? Try One of These 4 Fun Alternative Cardio Exercises!

By | 2022-12-30T11:35:30-05:00 October 31, 2022|Health & Nutrition|Comments Off on Don’t Like Running? Try One of These 4 Fun Alternative Cardio Exercises!

Exercise is a vital part of our lives, and we would all benefit from making it a habit. Among many exercises, running is a great cardio activity with numerous benefits including boosting heart health and supporting healthy joints. Unfortunately, running also has the reputation of being tedious or boring. Running Not Your Thing? Try One [...]

26 10, 2022

Spicy Food and Drink Pairing – Don’t Add Fuel To The Fire!

By | 2022-10-22T16:24:45-04:00 October 26, 2022|Food|Comments Off on Spicy Food and Drink Pairing – Don’t Add Fuel To The Fire!

Hyper-regional cuisine is having a moment in the food world right now, and slowly making its way into the drinks space as well. Exceptional spicy flavors celebrate the terroir of their homelands, and the history and culture of the people who have lived there. Just a few examples include: The Coastal Carolinas, USA - flavors [...]

24 10, 2022

Ways to Keep Your Modern Heater Around for as Long as Possible

By | 2022-10-20T18:17:20-04:00 October 24, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Ways to Keep Your Modern Heater Around for as Long as Possible

Even though a modern heater should stand up to quite a bit of wear and tear, it requires regular maintenance. Well, I mean, if you want it to last for as long as possible. With a little bit of preventative maintenance and regular service calls, it should last for many years to come.   Ways [...]

19 10, 2022

How a Clean and Tidy Home Supports Positive Mental Wellbeing

By | 2023-01-23T15:23:56-05:00 October 19, 2022|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on How a Clean and Tidy Home Supports Positive Mental Wellbeing

Feeling low, down, depressed or hopeless can really interfere with energy levels. Low energy means no motivation to keep on top of the cleaning, laundry, and home chores. A messy and dirty home can also feed into negative thinking and feelings of being not good enough. It’s a vicious cycle. How can you get some [...]

17 10, 2022

Your All-In-One Guide to the Keto Diet

By | 2022-12-30T11:16:57-05:00 October 17, 2022|Health & Nutrition|Comments Off on Your All-In-One Guide to the Keto Diet

If you're interested in weight loss, then you may have heard of the ketogenic dieting trend, also known as the "keto" diet. More than just a buzzword, the keto diet relies on the principle of ketosis, which is the state your body enters when it processes its fat stores for energy. The traditional way to [...]

12 10, 2022

What to Look For When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

By | 2022-10-02T10:40:22-04:00 October 12, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on What to Look For When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility

Making the decision to move into an assisted living facility is a big one. It's important to do your research to find the best possible place for your unique situation. Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility for Yourself or Loved One Four important things to look for when choosing an assisted living facility. The Right [...]

10 10, 2022

Maintenance Management to Keep Track of in Your Home

By | 2022-10-02T10:27:07-04:00 October 10, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Maintenance Management to Keep Track of in Your Home

Owning a home has its benefits and drawbacks, just like owning a car. Besides giving you protection and comfort, your home can also go out of date with time. However, to ensure you have a healthy and happy home investment, proper maintenance is key. This is because it will reduce wear and tear, as well [...]

5 10, 2022

How the Town You Live In Could Be Affecting Your Health

By | 2022-10-05T14:55:53-04:00 October 5, 2022|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on How the Town You Live In Could Be Affecting Your Health

Is your hometown affecting your health? Many people don’t give enough thought to how their hometown may affect their health. As a result, they may end up choosing to live in a place with limits. Living somewhere with limited resources and contact with others can take a toll on your mind, body, and spirit.   [...]

3 10, 2022

Warning Signs of Water Heater Trouble

By | 2022-10-04T13:48:42-04:00 October 3, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Warning Signs of Water Heater Trouble

You rely on your water heater every single day—but how often do you think about it? For most people, the answer is “not often”. That’s not surprising, given that water heaters are designed to be low-maintenance appliances. However, even the best-designed and most well-made water heater can run into trouble from time to time. Water [...]

28 09, 2022

4 Financial Strategies to Save Money for Your Child’s Future

By | 2022-09-24T19:52:14-04:00 September 28, 2022|Family|Comments Off on 4 Financial Strategies to Save Money for Your Child’s Future

Saving for your child’s future is one of the best investments that you can make. However, that's sometimes easier said than done. Starting to save when they're younger is tough, since it's expensive to even have children, right?! But there will come a time when you're able to give your child every financial advantage possible! [...]

26 09, 2022

5 Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your Boat

By | 2022-09-24T09:02:28-04:00 September 26, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your Boat

For many boat owners, repainting their vessel is a necessary but dreaded task. Not only is it time-consuming and expensive to repaint your boat, but it can also be difficult to know when the job needs to be done in the first place. Let's help decrease the stress! Do You When It's Time to Repaint [...]

7 09, 2022

Four Bad Plumbing Warning Signs

By | 2022-09-22T16:30:49-04:00 September 7, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Four Bad Plumbing Warning Signs

When you're experiencing bad plumbing problems at your home or business, you may think the problem is one that came on completely out of the blue. However, that is probably not the case. In fact, most plumbing problems are ones that started showing themselves long before the crisis occurred. Four Bad Plumbing Warning Signs To [...]