Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Blogging Should Be Easy……

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by by Nina

But it isn’t. Especially when my life has been consumed by trying to find a place to live, a place that will allow three dogs and a cat. Let me tell you something, that is not easy. Not one damn bit. BUT, I did it. I found us a new home. This is currently how it looks………

I don’t know who left me in charge of getting this place together, but they must have been crazy. I am terrible at organizing. That gene completely missed me altogether. It might help if I get off the computer and actually tried to get things done. ;)



Show BAND-AID® Your Child’s Star Power! (Sponsored)

Monday, July 22nd, 2013 by by JM Guest Blogger

Add a little sunshine to your day by watching this cutie sing BAND-AID®’s famous jingle. If your kid could be the girl singing in this video, record a video of your little star singing BAND-AID®’s jingle by September 2 to BAND-AID® Brand “Stuck on Me” Sing-Along Contest! The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 Toys ”R” Us gift card. Visit BAND-AID®’s Facebook page to learn how to enter here.

Feeling good about that ‘Starbucks Habit’!

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 by by BrookeLeiberman

I admit it, I LOVE a cup of Starbucks to start my day.  I usually brew it at home, but I do treat myself from time to time.  I noticed at Starbucks that they are now advertising that they give their coffee grounds away for your garden!

coffee grounds from starbucks

Coffee grounds are a safe way to fertilize your garden and you don’t have to worry about little hands getting into it since it is safe.  You can add it to a worm compost, or just put it straight on your garden.

When I needed some coffee ground for my garden, Starbucks gave me a HUGE bag of grounds.  You might want to even bring a bucket to keep it in in your car.  My car smelled so delicious! (more…)

New Adventures in Daycareland

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 by by Charla

We have a new little girl at the daycare for the next few weeks! Her name is Riko and she is almost 3 years old. She has come all the way from Japan, with her mother. She speaks very little English, and so is quite the little warrior in a new land.



Wash Me

Sunday, June 9th, 2013 by by Smacksy

“Jeff? Honey, do you have time to take the station wagon to get washed tomorrow?”

“Does it have to be tomorrow?”

“I keep having to go to the west side to places where I have to valet park.”


“The car’s such a wreck, I just know one of these days when I go to tip the guy, he’s going to feel sorry for me and give me the money back.”

“Got it.”

10 Ways to Save on Your Electric Bill

Monday, May 27th, 2013 by by ommilay

I have recently moved from a small apartment where my utility bill was combined with my rent payment to a large home where my husband and I are fully responsible for every drop of water every degree on the thermostat. While our home isn’t terribly expensive to live in, our utilities are almost a quarter of what we pay in rent. That said, it is well worth my while to do things to cut back on my electric bill. And if you, like me, are looking for ways to cut down on what you spend each month, try out a few of these VERY easy methods. (I’m not going to ask you replace all of your appliances or paint your roof white)

1. Re-chargeable Flashlights Buy a few hand-crank, battery-free flashlights. Place them in dark closets or pantries where you may seldom go but each time you go into them, you’ll need light. Rather than turning on the light bulb, hang one of these flashlights by the light switch and use it for those few moments when you’re in the closet. You only need to wind them a few times by hand and you’ll not only not have to pay for electricity to turn on the light, but you’ll never have to pay for batteries, either. Added bonus: In case of emergency, you are good to go! (more…)

You Know You’re from Utah if You Get This

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 by by ommilay

If you are from Utah, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about- especially this year.


Mommy Meme Monday: Mommy Brain Memes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Monday, May 13th, 2013 by by JM Guest Blogger

Remember the days when you had an excellent memory.  If you had an appointment, you didn’t even need to write it down.  But then came motherhood, and an unfortunate side effect of motherhood is a thing called “mommy brain.”  Have you had it?  Check out these laugh-out-loud mommy brain memes to make you chuckle.

See what goes on inside the brain of a mommy.


Why didn’t anyone warn us?



Honda Helps Staten Island Little League Team after Devastating Hurricane (Sponsored)

Monday, May 13th, 2013 by by pattyandthemoos

The furious winds of Hurricane Sandy have long since subsided, but the devastation in Staten Island is still a reality for many families. That’s why Honda, a longtime supporter of Little Leagues, decided to give $50,000 to Staten Island’s Little League so they can get back to scoring home runs. Check out the video above to see how Honda put together an amazing opening day event with games, activities and tons of fun for folks whom they’re helping to get back on their feet.

You can donate direct to the State Island Little League at

Tuesday: 10 Simple Life Hacks

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 by by ommilay

10 simple life hacks for saving money on hand soap, cleaning using fabric refresher, new uses for aluminum foil, and basically making your life just a little bit easier and simpler. Passing it on and hoping it makes life better!