Monthly Archives: November 2015

Top 2015 Holiday Toy Trends – Get ‘Em While You Can!

Top holiday toy trends for 2015

Top trends expected to influence 2015 holiday toy purchases are dinosaurs, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), little chefs and pets. (This post contains affiliate links.) After a year of tracking toy purchases across the globe, the team of experts at Toys“R”Us® has named four trends anticipated to impact toy-buying decisions this […] Read more…

Let Sprouts Prepare Your Holiday Meal and #PassTheJoy

Like many of us, I’ve been crazily preparing a shopping list and schedule for the holiday season. After pouring through recipes books and going cross-eyed on Pinterest, I finally pushed it all aside to take a break. I didn’t remember it being this overwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely […] Read more…

10 Cool Nail Art Tricks to Create Designer Nails

  Fancy tips are all the rage right now and fingernails2go.com has collected some simple ideas to dress yours up at home. No need to hit the salon! If you thought  cellophane tape was just for wrapping presents think again!  Paint your nails with a base color and let it […] Read more…

Food Pantry Wish List – It’s Not Just About Green Beans and Pineapple!

Best things to donate to a food pantry.

While food pantries need our support all year long, this is the time of year that many people thing about donating. At work, we collect for our food pantry several times a year, and I wanted to share a wish list of things that are really needed. First, some of […] Read more…

The Force Awakens with Star Wars Launch Bay at Walt Disney World Resort

New Star Wars-inspired entertainment begins arriving at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in December and pays homage to upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens; additional Star Wars elements debut in January 2016. The Force is growing stronger at Walt Disney World Resort with the addition of new Star Wars-inspired entertainment arriving in […] Read more…

Amazon Unveils the Best Books of 2015

Amazon book editors announce the 100 best books of the year, selecting titles in more than two dozen categories from Literary Fiction to Mysteries and Thrillers to Children’s books. This post contains affiliate links. Amazon.com announced its selections for the Best Books of 2015, naming Lauren Groff’s dazzling Fates and Furies as […] Read more…

Prepping Your Yard Before Winter Hits

As fall weather takes hold, you need to change your gardening practices to get your landscape ready for the season ahead. But when do you start? And what should you do? Prepping your yard for winter can seem like a daunting task. From the lawn to the garden, there’s so […] Read more…

Guide to a Better Bird – How to Roast a Turkey Like a Pro

Roast a Turkey like a pro

Let’s dispense with the regular turkey gobbledygook that permeates the media at this time of year and get down to basics: You’ve got a big, raw bird sitting in your fridge, a bunch of guests coming with holiday-high expectations in tow, and you need help. Sure, you may have heard […] Read more…

American Diabetes Month – The Importance of Treatment

Cranberry Bakewell Tart

Studded with tart cranberries and baked in a whole wheat and almond crust, this spin on a traditional English confection is perfect for filling your kitchen with holiday fragrance. A crust that doesn’t require chilling or rolling out makes for quick work. A Bakewell tart is version of the Bakewell […] Read more…

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