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!
10 07, 2017

Endangered vehicles: the proper way to care for a classic car

By | 2017-07-18T11:33:46+00:00 July 10, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Endangered vehicles: the proper way to care for a classic car

If you see a classic car on the road, it captures the attention because it immediately stands out from today's more generic styling. Prized cars are not necessarily old, but can also be rare—or, otherwise, endangered. You might be surprised, for instance, to learn that there are only 12 Toyota Cressidas left on the road. [...]

5 07, 2017

The 5 best summer beers

By | 2017-07-02T20:00:03+00:00 July 5, 2017|Food|Comments Off on The 5 best summer beers

Craft beers have never been more popular. People are forming clubs dedicated solely to visiting local breweries and trying their brews. Heavy ales are often favored over lighter, sweeter beers, but not during the summer. Here are five small-batch beers to get you through the hottest summer days. The 5 best summer beers Schofferhofer Grapefruit [...]

4 07, 2017

Let’s celebrate! It’s the 4th of July

By | 2017-06-19T11:09:36+00:00 July 4, 2017|Off Topic|Comments Off on Let’s celebrate! It’s the 4th of July

4th of July is my favorite holiday of the year! I love this country we live in, and the military who keep us safe. Let's celebrate! It's the 4th of July How can you not love celebrating with food, family, and fun??!!! Plus, I don't have to buy gifts! There's nothing better than not having to [...]

3 07, 2017

No typical adventure: how to plan a trip away from the tourist path

By | 2017-07-17T11:25:45+00:00 July 3, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on No typical adventure: how to plan a trip away from the tourist path

Anyone interested in not having a typical adventure while vacationing? Doesn't it frustrate you when you're planning a vacation, to see almost everyone goes to the same places! Everyone does the same things, and ultimately gets the same tourist experience. If you want a different type of vacation, consider getting away from the tourist traps. [...]

30 06, 2017

Stevia baking recipe for Fourth of July Celebration Cake + Giveaway

By | 2017-07-03T11:54:34+00:00 June 30, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Stevia baking recipe for Fourth of July Celebration Cake + Giveaway

Stevia baking recipe for fourth of July means using Stevia In The Raw® in a handy, dandy Bakers Bag! As you all know, I’m not a great one for the kitchen. I like things to be super simple. Recipes need to be easy to follow, and if I have to replace sugar with an alternate, [...]

28 06, 2017

Family vacations: why you need to vacation with family

By | 2017-07-17T11:26:28+00:00 June 28, 2017|Family, Travel|Comments Off on Family vacations: why you need to vacation with family

Family vacations are a must in life. If you didn't know this, summer's the best time to enjoy your family vacations, and travel. Kids are off from school for the summer, and adults need a break from their strenuous lifestyle. A survey has shown 59% of people plan to take vacations during the month of [...]

26 06, 2017

Managing depression when living your every day life

By | 2017-06-26T10:35:37+00:00 June 26, 2017|Depression|Comments Off on Managing depression when living your every day life

Managing depression when living your every day life isn't something that comes easily. It doesn't matter who you are, it's going to take a lot of starts and stops. Know there's not one thing wrong with struggling to find just the right formula to managing depression. Just keep moving forward. Ask for help. Each of [...]

21 06, 2017

Summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with kids

By | 2017-07-05T15:29:20+00:00 June 21, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on Summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with kids

Summer road trip packing can be tricky. Road tripping with kids…that’s even more tricky when you finally start to pack for a road trip. I’m sharing summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with kids. You can never be too prepared when kids are involved! Summer road trip packing necessities when you travel with [...]

19 06, 2017

Fat removal without surgery achieved by freezing fat cells

By | 2017-06-19T08:00:33+00:00 June 19, 2017|Lifestyle, Long Island, Reviews|Comments Off on Fat removal without surgery achieved by freezing fat cells

Fat removal without surgery achieved by freezing fat cells. I know what you're thinking, she has lost her mind. First she went and heated up her fat cells, so they'd shrink, without surgery. Now she's freezing them off? What's gotten into November Sunflower? Well, I'll tell you. I turned 40 in April, and I'm tired [...]

14 06, 2017

Watch Verizon Fios online while traveling with your smartphone or tablet

By | 2017-05-26T12:45:07+00:00 June 14, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Watch Verizon Fios online while traveling with your smartphone or tablet

Watch Verizon Fios online while traveling with your smartphone, or tablet. Heck, you can even watch with your laptop, too! If you've got internet access, you can watch your beloved Verizon Fios anywhere. Right now, I'm focusing on the awesome Verizon Fios Mobile App for iOS, and Android gadgets! I've got both, so I've got [...]

13 06, 2017

Free outdoor music on Long Island

By | 2017-07-23T09:28:00+00:00 June 13, 2017|Long Island|Comments Off on Free outdoor music on Long Island

Free outdoor music is a huge benefit to living on Long Island. We're lucky enough to enjoy amazing concerts with our families, and our friends, and we don't have to worry about paying a dime for it. It's probably rolled on up in our taxes, which we pay so dearly for, but hey, let's not [...]

13 06, 2017

Free outdoor movies on Long Island

By | 2017-07-18T15:30:19+00:00 June 13, 2017|Long Island|Comments Off on Free outdoor movies on Long Island

Free outdoor movies are my favorite evening activity during the summers on Long Island. There's just something about watching movies up on a big screen, while being outside. It reminds me of when we use to have drive-ins on Long Island. Did anyone use to go to those? Our family would load up our dad's [...]

13 06, 2017

Summer Sundays: Free on Long Island at Brookhaven National Labs

By | 2017-07-18T15:31:53+00:00 June 13, 2017|Long Island|Comments Off on Summer Sundays: Free on Long Island at Brookhaven National Labs

Summers on Long Island can be brutally hot, but living so close to fun, free things make the heat a little easier to swallow. Free Summer Sundays at Brookhaven National Labs is perfect for the ENTIRE family to enjoy! If you don't take advantage of what's free on Long Island all through the Summer, you're [...]

12 06, 2017

5 summer adventures you should try in 2017

By | 2017-07-17T11:27:01+00:00 June 12, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 5 summer adventures you should try in 2017

With the weather beginning to warm up, now is the perfect time to start planning your family's summer adventures. Even if you only have a few days off, you can still plan an amazing trip your loved ones will remember for the rest of their lives. If you aren't interested in theme parks, and other [...]

7 06, 2017

Mommy is a student: how mothers can balance college and home life

By | 2017-05-23T12:53:36+00:00 June 7, 2017|Family|Comments Off on Mommy is a student: how mothers can balance college and home life

Motherhood is a full-time commitment. Obtaining an education is also a full-time commitment. One of the most challenging things to do is balance motherhood and college. Oh, and to balance college and home life, too! Even though it may feel like a major juggling act, it is possible to balance the two. As long as [...]

5 06, 2017

Have a hoarding relative? What it will take to get their home clean again

By | 2017-06-05T08:03:21+00:00 June 5, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Have a hoarding relative? What it will take to get their home clean again

Ever walk into the home of a relative you haven't seen in a while? Perhaps you haven't seen their entire home while visiting? A hoarding problem just might surprise you. It could be an issue with an inability to get rid of clothing, blankets, and other items. Or the issue could be as severe as keeping [...]

31 05, 2017

Double or nothing: an infertile woman’s tale of pregnancy after diagnosis

By | 2017-05-23T12:54:24+00:00 May 31, 2017|Family|Comments Off on Double or nothing: an infertile woman’s tale of pregnancy after diagnosis

Infertility is like a dull ache in the pit of your stomach. A constant sensation of dread, knowing that no matter what you do, it never seems to make a difference. Always wondering about a pregnancy after diagnosis. Double or nothing: an infertile woman's tale of pregnancy after diagnosis Nine failed rounds of IVF proved [...]

29 05, 2017

Different ways you can honor soldiers on Memorial Day

By | 2017-05-23T12:54:47+00:00 May 29, 2017|Off Topic|Comments Off on Different ways you can honor soldiers on Memorial Day

People know Memorial Day celebrations include BBQs, outdoor parties, lots of burgers and beer. However, Memorial Day is much more than these celebrations, and there are different ways you can honor soldiers on Memorial Day. It won't take away from time with your family, and friends, but it will pay respect to those who gave [...]

24 05, 2017

Photofacial treatments available on Long Island with Dr. Elyse Rafal

By | 2017-06-08T12:28:03+00:00 May 24, 2017|Lifestyle, Long Island, Reviews|Comments Off on Photofacial treatments available on Long Island with Dr. Elyse Rafal

I'm not ashamed of my desire to look young. I've grown up being mistaken for being at least 15 years younger than my current age. It's something I loved once I hit 25 years of age, and I've embraced it tighter and tighter as the years creep up on me. Do I still look 15 [...]

22 05, 2017

Depression presents itself as anger in many of us

By | 2017-06-01T12:25:41+00:00 May 22, 2017|Depression|Comments Off on Depression presents itself as anger in many of us

Depression presents itself as anger in many of us Depression presents itself as anger in many of us living with depression. If you're close enough to one of us dealing with depression, don't get butt hurt over it. We're just as confused as you are when we rage against the machine. Depression presents itself as anger [...]

17 05, 2017

Experience revolutionary speed: The Fios Gigabit Connection

By | 2017-05-06T11:29:39+00:00 May 17, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Experience revolutionary speed: The Fios Gigabit Connection

Experience revolutionary speed, just like little old me does, with Verizon Fios! It's insane to think about having download speeds of 940 Mbps and uploads of 880 Mbps. However, it's reality for those in the right area on Verizon Fios. Plus, it's not breaking any budgets out there. Oh yeah, the price is definitely right [...]

16 05, 2017

Personalized engraved JORD Watch for Dad Review & Giveaway

By | 2017-07-07T20:34:56+00:00 May 16, 2017|Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Personalized engraved JORD Watch for Dad Review & Giveaway

Personalized engraved JORD Watch for Dad? Why haven't I thought of this sooner? I had no idea wood watches existed, and that they could be personalized, that's why! I think wood watch, I think cheesy looking. Well, I used to. JORD Watches couldn't be further from cheesy. You'd never know many of them are made [...]

15 05, 2017

Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages, also known as cocktails

By | 2017-04-26T09:29:47+00:00 May 15, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages, also known as cocktails

Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages to make any backyard event spectacular. Yes, burgers and beers are mandatory, but it doesn't mean you can't class it up with some cocktails for all those sophisticated peoples in attendance! Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages, also known as cocktails Slushy Margarita Shots Every party, no matter what [...]

10 05, 2017

5 reasons London makes for a breathtaking vacation destination

By | 2017-05-26T19:58:24+00:00 May 10, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on 5 reasons London makes for a breathtaking vacation destination

London is a breathtaking vacation destination. It's consistently taken the title of the most famous and popular city on the planet. The city and its metropolis had a total of 16.8 million overseas visitors in 2015. There were more than 27.4 million nights spent there. It’s an amazing city with great history, rich culture, wonderful [...]

8 05, 2017

Disney MagicBand gets a much needed update in 2017

By | 2017-05-08T08:01:06+00:00 May 8, 2017|Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Disney MagicBand gets a much needed update in 2017

Disney MagicBand gets a much needed update in 2017. MagicBands is still only available at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and after the first generation of bands, it's nice to see the update done this year. What were once super uncomfortable to wear all day, are now more flexible on your wrist, but that's just [...]

3 05, 2017

Beyond the Margarita: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

By | 2017-04-26T09:31:10+00:00 May 3, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Beyond the Margarita: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

Nothing against the awesome Margaritas out there, but sometimes you just need to go beyond the margarita and explore new Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes! Branch out for the big day, and since it falls on a Friday this year, it'll probably extend throughout the weekend, right? Spice it up, and really go all out [...]

1 05, 2017

Gifts Moms will love. If she doesn’t, too bad, these are all customized!

By | 2017-04-26T09:30:47+00:00 May 1, 2017|Shopping In-store & Online|Comments Off on Gifts Moms will love. If she doesn’t, too bad, these are all customized!

Gifts Moms will love. If she doesn't, too bad, these are all customized! We all know we try every year to get the perfect gift for our mother, and more often than not, from the look on her face, you fail. It is what it is. This year, she'll have to love something from this [...]

26 04, 2017

Reducing stomach cellulite with THERMIsmooth® body

By | 2017-06-08T12:28:19+00:00 April 26, 2017|Lifestyle, Long Island, Reviews|2 Comments

Reducing stomach cellulite with THERMIsmooth® body has been an interesting process, that's for sure. I'm six treatments into my eight scheduled treatments, and I'm enjoying the treatments themselves. I get 40 minutes of a warm, belly massage. I relax, chat with Nurse Lauren, and don't touch my phone, so my work each Monday isn't nagging [...]

24 04, 2017

Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It’s what I know.

By | 2017-06-01T12:25:32+00:00 April 24, 2017|Depression|Comments Off on Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It’s what I know.

Comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. The goal each day as I live with depression, is to "get better." However, sometimes, there's comfort in the panic, depression and anxiety. It's what I know. I retreat back into it, because I need to, in order to get through certain things. Sounds bizarre, I know. Trust [...]