Monthly Archives: August 2015

Wal-Mart is Your #Snackation Destination!

Smuckers at Wal-Mart

Life is a real whirlwind sometimes. OK, not sometimes…a lot of the time! Take this Saturday, for example. Our day will start off at the vet getting Flash his annual vaccinations. Many of you know Flash already. He’s our dachshund who often has other ideas when it comes to things like […] Read more…

Summer at #Starbucks Around the World

Summer refreshment at Starbucks comes in many flavors – from Honeycomb Crunch Frappuccino® blended beverages in Asia to Caramel Coffee Jelly Frappuccino® blended beverages in Europe. Here are more than a dozen summer beverages found in Starbucks stores around the world: Asia Pacific Dolce Misto (Vietnam) Baristas begin by pouring freshly brewed, […] Read more…

Walt #Disney Parks and Resorts Announces New Lands, Entertainment and Experiences at #D23 EXPO 2015

New Star Wars Disney Worl

Disney just announced a line-up of new attractions and entertainment coming to its theme parks around the world during the D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek gave 7,500 lucky fans a behind-the-scenes look at what’s to come. He was joined by Imagineers […] Read more…

Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Watermelon Fruit Bowl

So many get-togethers during the summertime – picnic, beach, pool, backyard, lake, park, you name it. Instead of bringing what everyone else brings (you know I’m talking about potato salad, right?) surprise your friends with this fruit-filled melon, and everyone will want to know how you did it. Fresh fruits, […] Read more…

Heading Back to School with #SanDisk and Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card. My daughter is returning to college on Monday with an apartment full of things to keep her connected and help her write her thesis. She’s an architect and creates very large files on her AutoCAD program. These […] Read more…

Red Raspberry Jam

Prep Time 45 min. Total Time 45 min. Servings about 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each Ingredients 5 cups prepared fruit (about 4 pt. fully ripe red raspberries) 1 box SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin 1/2 tsp. butter or margarine 7 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl Make It 1. […] Read more…

Celebrate Life’s Precious Moments with SOUFEEL

Soufeel

*I have received a complimentary product from Soufeel in exchange for my honest opinion. My daughter and I went on the trip of a lifetime this year! We traveled to Europe so that she could do some research for her thesis. ( True story – I was the helper!)  During our […] Read more…

Do You Coupon Yet? Practical Tips to Get You Started

Do You Coupon

It does take a some time to plan shopping trips, but boy, is it worth it!  As a “fair-weather” coupon-er, I saved a little money, from time to time, when it was convenient and I remembered to do it.  About 5 years ago, I discovered that many families have been […] Read more…

Niagara Falls – New York or Canada? Plus 8 Awesome Things to Do Nearby

Everyone says Canada is the “best side” of Niagara Falls, but those who live and work in Niagara Falls, New York or have traveled there will tell you otherwise. We’ve been to both. The verdict? You should go to both, too. Niagara Falls, New York What It’s Like Niagara Falls, […] Read more…

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This light, refreshing drink popularized in Mexico, is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick to making agua fresca (Spanish for “fresh water”) is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or a slushy drink. Ingredients:  6 pounds seedless watermelon, […] Read more…

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