New Year’s Resolutions…Blah

Good Morning, Happy New Year and even better yet…Happy Friday! Another year has passed and we are now a week into the new one!  I hear lots of people talk about new year’s resolutions and let’s face it most resolutions are broken.  Sorry to be a drag.  If we are going to do something we […]

Entertain the children

Over the holidays we stumbled across Barefoot Books.  They have amazing children’s songs set to video with accompanying books.  Nicholas loves the songs/videos and wants to watch them over and over.  He is not into TV shows yet, but loves music so I think that is why he likes them so much.  You can access […]

Kid’s Birthday Parties

We all love a good, the more the merrier style, birthday party.  However, what do you do with all the presents?  I have been to two birthday parties in the last 4 months where the request was for no gifts, but rather a charitable contribution.  Party 1 requested that we bring supplies for an after […]

Sugared fruit, anyone?

It is definitely Winter.  We are not experiencing super cold weather this week, but it is dreary.  I was flipping through a Better Homes & Garden magazine earlier this week as I impatiently waited to take my glucose test and ran across this beautiful fruit arrangement. This arrangement can serve multiple purposes; it can add […]

Golden Rain Tree…a blooming beauty

The Golden Rain Tree is absolutely amazing.  This tree is native to eastern Asia and was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson who received seeds from Madame de Tesse, a correspondent from France.  For more history on the plant visit,  http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/Golden_Raintree.htm My mom reminded me of this plant over the Thanksgiving holidays.  She […]

Fresh flowers add a little festivity

Fresh flowers are a great way to make your home a little more festive over the holidays. You can go with the African Violet which will last you well beyond the holidays.  They are somewhat persnickety, but they are pretty.  They like sunlight, but do not need direct sunlight.  And the soil should remain moist, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Sometimes we get so busy and so focused on our annual Thanksgiving traditions we forget what we are thankful for or to even be thankful.  We all have something to be thankful for.  Maybe it’s a best friend that is always there for us, family, health, a warm meal, a […]

Orchids

Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying this cooler weather.  It brings on the feeling of fall/winter.  Today we are going to address a question from Crista. Here goes…Hope you don’t mind my question but I need help with my orchid. The stem is going brown and it’s not blooming. Ideas? […]

Perk up those fresh cut flowers a little longer

We all love fresh cut flowers and as we are moving into the holiday season will probably be enjoying them a little more.  I recently read in Good Housekeeping that if you put a penny and a pinch of sugar into the vase of fresh water your flowers will be perkier longer.  I have in […]

Tis the season to give back

Throughout the year I frequently put on my mental to do list that we should schedule a family weekend to give back to the community.  Maybe habitat for humanity, adopt a family, serve food at a homeless shelter, etc.  However, it seems like the weekends book up and the year flies by and then it […]