Monthly Archives: August 2015

How to Plan a Multigenerational Trip to Disney World

Plan a trip to Disney World

When it comes to Disney World, the more the merrier! However, coordinating travel plans with a crew that spans generations and interests presents a unique set of challenges. Follow these steps to make the most of your multigenerational trip to the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Choose a Point Person Every […] Read more…

Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Caramel Apples

Super easy caramel apples dipped in chocolate with decorations. Can be modified for any holiday or event!

I get a TON of catalogs.  Don’t get me wrong – I love catalogs. But I get a ton. There are a couple of fancy pants food catalogs that offer me the opportunity to order tiny cookies or popcorn or chocolate-dipped things for a lot of money (but use this […] Read more…

Walmart #Snackation at the Dog Park

Flash always knows when something’s going on. As a dachshund, he has that hound dog thing that tells him that we aren’t moving about the house in our normal routine. He starts off curious and just follows one of us around. Then, when he suspects that he might be involved […] Read more…

Guide to the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Family Guide to the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

My mother-in-law worked at Macy’s when my husband was young and I love hearing the stories about how he and his sister got to walk in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. My sister-in-law’s favorite was the Holly Hobby balloon! (Yes, now you know how old we are!) The iconic Macy’s […] Read more…

S’mores Cupcakes in a Jelly Jar

S'mores Cupcakes in a Mason Jar

I love desserts in single serving sizes, especially when it’s in a jar. Served in adorable jelly jars, these luscious layered s’mores cupcakes are a guaranteed hit for any party. S’Mores Cupcakes is a Jelly Jar Prep Time: 35min. Total Time: 1hr. 37min. Servings: 24 servings What You Need 1 pkg. […] Read more…

Disney Vacation Account: Savings Program Helps Guests Plan and Save for Future Disney Trips

Disney Vacation Account provides easy to use online tools to help participants estimate the cost of their Disney vacation based on current prices (prices are subject to change) and manage a savings plan that is right for them and their budget. As excitement builds toward the Big Day, participants save […] Read more…

Peanut and Nut Butter Alternatives + How to Make Sunflower Seed Butter

Today my daughter asked me to order her some pre-made meal kits that she could grab and go to her college classes and work.  We usually get one that features sunflower seed butter.  They’re really good and healthy, but a little pricey. Can we do this another way? When I was […] Read more…

Adorable Back to School Cupcakes

The first day of school is always a crazy time. When I considered sending cupcakes on the first day, my “mommy-sense” emphatically told me not to on so many levels. Most important, it really is just too chaotic to add one more thing to the day. We want to make […] Read more…

Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle

Easy Peanut Brittle

Looking for a yummy and simple homemade gift? Turn to this old-fashioned favorite when you want to make in large batches for holiday gifts. Peanut Brittle is one of our family’s traditional recipes and folks eagerly await it (and our Homemade Vanilla Extract) every year. Read more…

In Case of Emergency : ICE Could Save Your Life

ICE Your Phone

My parents finally stepped into the realm of Smart phones not too long ago. I’m so proud! As we programmed their new phones, we realized that neither of them had designated any emergency contacts. We all know that the older we get, the more “issues” we have and the more […] Read more…

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