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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.

7 10, 2019

Top 10 Amazing Halloween Treats Trick Or Treaters Will Adore

By | 2023-09-18T14:00:37-04:00 October 7, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Top 10 Amazing Halloween Treats Trick Or Treaters Will Adore

Halloween is just around the corner, and any enthusiast of this holiday will want to be well-stocked with some high-quality treats. It's all a matter of creativity and finding the right combination of candy to pick out. It's not easy finding amazing Halloween treats - but we're here to help! Top 10 amazing Halloween treats [...]

13 03, 2019

Educational Easter Activities for Kids

By | 2019-03-05T17:34:34-05:00 March 13, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Educational Easter Activities for Kids

Educational Easter activities your kids will love, but honestly, so will you.

29 10, 2018

10 holiday planning tips to help save money and your sanity

By | 2018-10-29T07:21:56-04:00 October 29, 2018|Family|2 Comments

What tips do you have for the holidays to keep your sanity? Save money? Save time?

8 08, 2018

7 Labor Day Desserts to make your mouth water

By | 2023-08-26T08:59:02-04:00 August 8, 2018|Lifestyle|5 Comments

Labor Day isn't just about the end of summer BBQ foods. It's also about Labor Day desserts that'll make your mouth water.

25 06, 2018

Tips for hosting a killer 4th of July outdoor party

By | 2024-04-23T10:46:51-04:00 June 25, 2018|Lifestyle|2 Comments

Growing up, my parents threw the annual 4th of July celebration every year. We missed two over the years. Just two. Noooo, I'm not sharing how many years I've been helping them with their 4th of July outdoor party. Just know I've more than 20+ years of experience, and the tips here will help not [...]

28 05, 2018

Different ways you can honor soldiers on Memorial Day

By | 2024-04-26T16:15:47-04:00 May 28, 2018|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 [...]

14 03, 2018

Seven Easter traditions from around the world

By | 2018-03-14T07:03:58-04:00 March 14, 2018|Lifestyle|2 Comments

Have you ever wondered what other people in different cultures do for Easter? Here's seven Easter traditions celebrated around the world.

29 01, 2018

Alternate Valentine’s Day Celebrations You Can Do this Year

By | 2024-02-10T22:04:04-05:00 January 29, 2018|Lifestyle|7 Comments

Bet you thought you were going to be reading a post about hearts and flowers; romance; and, how awesome Valentine's Day is. I don't subscribe to the "there's nothing better than Valentine's Day" camp. Sorry, not here. I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I'm all about sharing alternate Valentine's Day Celebrations everyone can enjoy! [...]

17 01, 2018

Creative gift ideas for Valentine’s Day (to give yourself)

By | 2024-02-10T22:22:32-05:00 January 17, 2018|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Creative gift ideas for Valentine’s Day (to give yourself)

It's good to think outside of the box! Here are creative gift ideas to give yourself for Valentine's Day. Pay attention to that hiring a cleaner one.

6 12, 2017

Tips for a stress free holiday season with ReadyRefresh℠

By | 2017-12-04T12:34:28-05:00 December 6, 2017|Family|Comments Off on Tips for a stress free holiday season with ReadyRefresh℠

Stress free holiday season? Is it possible? YES. Simple tips, and tricks, help you through the trials and tribulations of your holidays. Even changing one aspect of your daily routine decreases the weight of the world sitting on your shoulders. Giving back to others, or doing good deeds, helps deal with stress, too. I'm sharing [...]

29 11, 2017

Tips to help handle holiday depression

By | 2017-11-25T11:33:42-05:00 November 29, 2017|Depression & Mental Health|Comments Off on Tips to help handle holiday depression

Helpful and practical tips to handle holiday depression like a boss! Holidays bring out anxiety, depression, and sometimes, you need help dealing with it.

30 06, 2017

Stevia baking recipe for Fourth of July Celebration Cake + Giveaway

By | 2017-07-03T11:54:34-04:00 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, [...]

15 05, 2017

Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages, also known as cocktails

By | 2017-04-26T09:29:47-04:00 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 [...]

3 05, 2017

Beyond the Margarita: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

By | 2017-04-26T09:31:10-04:00 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 | 2017-04-26T09:30:47-04:00 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 [...]

13 03, 2017

Easter dinner debate happening in many households: lamb vs. ham

By | 2017-03-01T14:16:26-05:00 March 13, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Easter dinner debate happening in many households: lamb vs. ham

Easter dinner debate happening in many households right now: lamb vs. ham. Do we serve a lamb for Easter dinner, or do we go with the ham? Perhaps, we do both to make all guests happy? In our house, ham wasn't an option. We always had lamb, and I'm happy to say, it's my favorite, [...]

8 03, 2017

Corned beef recipes for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

By | 2024-02-17T15:08:03-05:00 March 8, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Corned beef recipes for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

Corned beef recipes for St. Patrick's Day celebrations don't always require cabbage with them. It's why I like to mix it up a bit, find a bit of both. Let's face it, the main star of corned beef and cabbage is always corned beef, right? However, I didn't totally leave out a couple of awesome [...]

23 12, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family

By | 2016-12-06T08:09:03-05:00 December 23, 2016|Featured, Off Topic|2 Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family. Now, that doesn't mean just me, the kids, etc. It also means the guest writers I've had throughout the year, along with those who work behind the scenes on my website! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the entire Sunflower Family I'm [...]

16 11, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016: thankful for so much this year

By | 2018-03-10T17:20:45-05:00 November 16, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Thanksgiving 2016: thankful for so much this year

Thanksgiving this year 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 [...]

14 11, 2016

When did Thanksgiving become insignificant?

By | 2018-03-10T17:18:55-05:00 November 14, 2016|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 [...]

4 07, 2016

Our Independence Day is different this year

By | 2018-03-18T13:04:49-04:00 July 4, 2016|Family|2 Comments

Our Independence Day is different this year. It's not better, it's not worse, it's just different. We're celebrating my favorite holiday with a few changes.

11 06, 2016

Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs

By | 2023-04-16T22:37:25-04:00 June 11, 2016|Food|Comments Off on Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs

Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs, right? Food on a stick is so much easier to handle when chasing after kids, and holding onto your cocktail.

2 03, 2016

What to do with Peeps you got for Easter

By | 2021-03-21T11:29:47-04:00 March 2, 2016|Food|Comments Off on What to do with Peeps you got for Easter

What to do with Peeps you got for Easter? Those horrible marshmallow, sugar (what I think is sugar, anyway) covered pastel nightmarish chicks and bunny heads?

29 02, 2016

Leap Year, what’s the point?

By | 2024-01-12T15:49:11-05:00 February 29, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Leap Year, what’s the point?

Have you ever asked yourself "leap year, what's the point of it?" I'm sure I'm not the only one. Growing up, I had a friend with a birthday that fell on February 29th. I was a kid when I learned of this, and was horrified to learn she only had birthdays every four years. She [...]