Preparing For a Fun Family Camping Trip

When it comes to spending some quality time with the family, few things provide as much enjoyment and satisfaction as a camping trip. From pitching a tent to building a fire, let your children benefit from some invaluable life lessons that this type of getaway affords. At the same time, the little scamps will also be able to appreciate the great outdoors and participate in a number of fun activities such as wildlife spotting, hiking through the forest and paddling in a canoe. But to make … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Pooch Happy While You are Away

Being away from your pet for long periods of time can be challenging. You know that your pet misses you, and you more than likely miss and worry about your dog's well-being while you are away. When you want to know that your pooch is well cared for during your absence, you may find the idea of entrusting his care and protection to people who are trained and licensed to look after and entertain dogs for short periods of time. By checking into services like those found at a doggie day care … [Read more...]

Get Involved in the #GlamuletPinkOctober Campaign

Did you know that breast cancer is the 2nd deadliest cause of death for women around the world? More than likely, you know someone who has breast cancer or has survived it. I know several people who are survivors.  While treatments are better now with a higher survival rate, the diagnosis rate is still very high.  For this year alone, it is estimated that 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed & that 40,290 women will die from breast cancer.* In order to help spread … [Read more...]

Preparing for a Divorce

Like any legal situation, coming through a divorce unscathed requires planning. This may seem calculating, but it will save you from the regret of handling matters while emotions are running high. It may also help to redirect your mind and get you through the legal part so you can be free to grieve later. Protecting Yourself The legal details should still be worked out by a lawyer or mediator, but there are some financial matters that will help you personally before, during and after the … [Read more...]

TV Review – The Flash Season One

A few weeks ago, I was sent a copy of The Flash: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray to watch & review. When Barry Allen was a child, his mother was murdered. The assailant was a man in yellow moving at superhuman speed, but no one believed him & the murder was pinned on his father. Years later, Barry is now grown up & working as a CSI tech. One night, he is struck by lightning from the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion and ends up in a coma for 9 months. When he awakens, … [Read more...]

Product Review – Stainless Steel Compost Bin

A few weeks back, I was sent a Stainless Steel Compost Bin by Estilio to try out and review. The bin holds up to a gallon of waste & comes with carbon filters that fit inside the lid. The inside wall are smooth so that foods & liquids do not stick, and no chemicals will leach into the compost. I’ve seen a lot of these popping up online & in stores lately. I have attempted to do outdoor compost bins & piles in the past without much success, so I was interested in seeing if an … [Read more...]

Safety First – 4 Tips to Safely Hang Christmas Lights

Between 2007 and 2011, American fire fighters reported 230 fires per year ignited by Christmas trees, and 150 fires per year by Christmas lights using line voltage (as opposed to low-voltage ones such as LEDs). While preparing for Christmas should be a joyous time, you still need to make sure you take precautions when hanging your Christmas lights. 1. Indoor versus Outdoor Light Placement Only use lights as intended. Don’t try to hang indoor lights outside because they are not made to … [Read more...]

Find the Best Store Coupons

Here is a new lest of the best store coupons available right now. Lord and Taylor Coupons: 20% Off Find everything that you need for you and your family this Fall at Lord & Taylor! Shop in retail stores across the country or conveniently online at to purchase cool-weather apparel and accessories for men, women and children! This September save on your purchase from Lord & Taylor during the retailer’s Signature Sale! During this sale, save with a 20% … [Read more...]

What You’ll Realize After You Radically Simplify Your Life

Most people can not stand to NOT check their cell phone every minute, and even resort to keeping it on the table near them during meal times. Others may be spending too much time with a toxic friend; not even realizing that this friend is draining all of their energy and taking away from should truly matter in life. The truth is there are many things that can zap your energy and add to your physical and mental clutter. As opposed to adding to life's complexities, you should strive to rid your … [Read more...]

Product Review – Rodent Zapper Electronic Rat Trap

A few weeks ago, I was sent a Rodent Zapper Electronic Rat Trap from PestNoMore to try out and review. It’s an alternative to using snap traps, sticky traps, and poison. It’s also humane and takes only a second to clean & re-set. We get mice in from time to time, especially during this time of the year. With our house being old, there always seems to be a new place that they get in at. We have tried literally everything over the years to combat them with little to no success. The majority … [Read more...]