Add Vegetables To Your Meal With “Sneaky Mac And Cheese”

Are vegetables a bit of a challenge for your kid(s)?  Or you?  They are good for the body and brain, you know that.  Your children have heard it many times and so have you. But, somehow, vegetables are still a challenge during meal times.  Check out the following information on the importance of vegetables in

Sam The Cat Decorates His Christmas Tree – Video

We had a cat adopt US over the Summer. I went out to the patio, sat down for breakfast and *boom* there are two green eyes staring at me from the end of the table.  I saw how incredibly thin he was and couldn’t resist feeding him. (Ms. Tender Heart here!) This little guy was

Win $150 To Spend At Evgie Wall Decals!

When a  New Year begins a wave of “Do Over” washes over me.  I look at my (incredibly) unorganized garage and have images of bins and labels. Ah, organization bliss! For my girls rooms I envision great design… and clothes not being thrown all over the place!  Different wall colors come to mind as well.

4 Easy Ways To Cut Spending In The New Year

The New Year is quickly approaching. (I know, I can’t believe it either!)  This is a perfect time to look for new ways to trim monthly budgets after the added expenses of the holiday season. (Your gift-giving might have been very generous and cutting costs is more of a necessity.  ;-> )  While it may

Quality Sound With Audiosharp Lightweight Earbuds + Coupon Code!

To listen to your podcast’s and tunes with high quality sound I recommend Audiosharp Bluetooth Earbuds.  The price is terrific, just $24.99, and – my lovely readers – you have a special code that will grant you 30% off!  Pretty cool, huh? Highlights of the Audiosharp Sport Bluetooth earbuds: Magnet design allows you wear it

It’s All About Love – Please Contribute To Toys For Tots This Season

  Please take a moment and contribute to the “It’s All About Love” Toys For Tots online campaign at www.toysfortotsdrive.com .  This campaign is working to raise monetary contributions to support the annual toy drive.  As a thank you gift, those donating $10.00 will receive a digital copy of J.C. Lee’s (daughter of Stan Lee -Marvel

Best Way To Shop Online – Ebates.com – Get Cash Back!

There is NO BETTER WAY to do your online shopping then shopping through Ebates.com.  All of your great online deals become sweeter when you get money back! My mom stopped by the other day, the same time UPS was leaving my latest online purchase. Whee!  This started a conversation about shopping online and finding coupon codes,

The $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway Is Happening! Enter Now!

Yay!!!  A great giveaway to begin the holiday season!  What would you do if you won a $500 gift card from Nordstrom?  (I know what department I’d head to – Shoes!)  I wish you much luck with your entries.  I would be thrilled if one of my lovely readers was the winner.  Good luck!!! GIVEAWAY

GREAT Deal on Hero Arts Fancy Christmas Arts & Stamp Kit!

*****OFFER EXPIRED******   What better way to spend a chilly day then getting cozy with a beverage by your side while you create Christmas themed cards, gift tags and paper ornaments.  (Can you tell I’m a Scrapbooker/Card maker?)  Check out the GREAT deal on Hero Arts Fancy Christmas Arts & Stamp kit!  It’s 70% off!

4 Surprising Ways Your Shopping Senses Are Being Manipulated

I’m sure you’re aware the style of music playing in a store isn’t a mistake.  Classical makes you move slower, browse longer.  When it comes to colors chosen for a restaurant dining room studies show that red makes you hungry, therefore you possibly order more.  Read on to find other ways retailers do their best

Keurig 2.0 – Now We’re Brewing!

In our house we have coffee drinkers, hot chocolate connoisseurs and tea enthusiasts.  And with all of these preferences it would be great if we had counter space/cupboard room to accommodate all of these tastes.  Well, we have it now with the Keurig 2.0!  Not only can this brewer create individual coffee, hot chocolate and

Bed Bath & Beyond Great iTunes Savings AND A Giveaway!

‘Tis the season to spread some joy with special people in your life. If you’re an organizer I’m sure you’ve started your  “Gift Giving” list.  I… well, I need to get on that! Not only do I have Christmas to shop for – both of our girls have birthdays in December.  *whew* For some people in

Quick And Easy Halloween Fun!

  Say your daughter plans months in advance for her Halloween costume but gives you a couple of hours to prepare for a party she’s planned … without telling you about it?! I’m happy that my girls like Halloween, I would just like to have a bit more time to prepare for a lively group

Trick or Treating Safety Tips!

  For those of us who have quite a few All Hallows’ Eve spooky nights under our parent/guardian belt the following tips will seem obvious.  But, for those just starting out, or those that need reminders, the following should help you on your way to a safe – and fun! – night of Trick or

With Love Cooking Company Your Desserts Are That Much Sweeter!

Love Cooking Company has set out with a mission to make baking a simple task. Partnered with some great names in the baking and entertainment industries, Love has crafted bakeware that helps you easily achieve the best-looking baked goods on the table, from filled cakes to bite-size desserts and more. The PushPan is a 100% watertight

I’m Finding An Easy Way To Get My Energy Back With MitoQ!

Now that I’m in my late 40’s my lagging energy level was becoming more and more noticeable every day. All of the things I had been reading about and hearing from women at this stage of their life was now happening to me and I don’t like it. I’m tired more often than not and

10 Great Discount Offers Celebrating National Coffee Day!

Hello fellow coffee drinkers!  It’s National Coffee Day (September 29th) and that means free coffee from some of your favorite restaurants. While most of us know to go to Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts and other popular coffee providers today for a cup of free coffee, there are other places offering deals that share your craving for

Morris The Cat Shares An Easy Way To Help The ASPCA!

I’m taking “Guest Posting” to a whole new level now.  Move over, Dear Abby… 9Lives’ Morris the Cat is here to reveal advice on the issues you really care about, like yarn unspooling, feather chasing, and more! ​ A bona fide celebricat since he began doing commercials in the 1970s, America’s favorite ‘charmingly choosy’ feline

9 Great Fall Sweaters Under $50

  First day of Fall brings crisp morning air and cooler nights.  Curl up in these great sweater styles at great prices! (I did choose one sweater that’s $1 over my $50 goal *wink*)  I am loving the look of the hooded sweater with the neck trimmed in faux fur.  Pair it with your favorite

Having Fun On Chef vs. Challenge On The Cooking Channel!

What a fun night!  My Mother, sister Kathi and I joined guests on the Mount Hood Railroad for a special dining experience being filmed for The Cooking Channel.  The new series “Chef vs. Challenge” with Chef Chuck Hughes premiered last night (September 8th, 2015) and it was thrilling to see our adventure on T.V.!  Before

What To Buy And What To Skip This Labor Day!

Will you be perusing the sales this weekend?  There are so many offerings it can get overwhelming on what’s truly a good deal now and what can wait.  Navigate Labor Day sales by learning what to buy now and what to skip to avoid drowning in a sea of bad purchases! Follow this shopping guide

Time To Check Out Concannon Vineyard Conservancy Wines!

Concannon Vineyards in Livermore, CA  has created a line of wines sourced from protected vineyards in the Livermore Valley that are extremely pleasing and worth your consideration.  I’ve been able to try a few out recently and really enjoyed what they’ve created.  Let’s take a look!   While searching for a Chardonnay that wasn’t overly

How To Fight Off The Rainy Day Gloom

    The gorgeous blooms of our roses are beginning to fade now that September has arrived.  Portland is known as The City of Roses and when our flowers make their seasonal transition I’m looking for ways to keep blossoms in our home year around to fight off the rainy day gloom.  Recently I had

Travel To The Napa Valley And Enjoy The Wine Train!

Photo courtesy of Napa Valley Wine Train When Rob and I get a chance we hop a quick flight to visit our heaven on Earth – The Napa Valley. 10 years ago we discovered the glory of the Napa Valley and almost get giddy with each return.  It’s so-o-o beautiful and it’s lovely to take in

How Did The Instyler Tulip Do? My Review

I’ve loved playing with lotions and potions for the face and body, make-up and hair products since I was oh let’s see, maybe since I was 13 and started wearing Maybelline roller ball lip gloss and giving my friends facials at sleepovers.  Now that I’m in the blogging world I’m happy to share with my lovely readers’

A Perfect Treat To Please A Crowd – Gelato!

The logistics of putting together a fun and interesting party can be a challenge for any parent playing host or hostess. Hosts need to decide when’s the best time for everyone to gather, where shall people meet, what should you do for fun and what food will you serve your guests. Planning fun food offerings that

5 Ways To Use Puritan's Pride Essential Oils

Scent is a big part of my life.  Daily I’m looking for the right candle to burn to set the mood for our home, the lightly scented lotion to use after a shower, or afternoon pick-me-up, and just the right oil to dab behind my ears to help me find calmness or to help energize.

Easy Ways To Get Fit!

You can make excuses all you like but honestly, there’s no denying it, when you exercise – get the blood flowing and your heart pumping – your mood lifts and your day feels better. I put off exercise for about 3 months, and my mood really took a hit. I’ve stayed committed for 5 months