Aunt Marie’s Famous Banana Bread

by Emma W.R. on November 25, 2015

I am bananas for bananas. Okay, so maybe that isn’t so funny, but the truth is you can always find bananas hanging on my banana tree. I have gotten in the habit of letting 2 or 3 go past the point of delicious to very ripe. Wanna know why? My Aunt Marie gave me her […]


Inexpensive Thanksgiving Dinner Centerpieces

by Emma W.R. on November 18, 2015

Fall Leaf Centerpiece Materials Needed: thin fallen branches scissors twine variety of fall-colored, double-sided scrapbook paper pencil hot glue gun and glue sticks gold glitter spray vessel or vase of your choice Directions: Gather thin branches from your backyard; remove any attached leaves then coat them with gold glitter spray. Print out a leaf template […]


Teaching your kids to say “Please” and “Thank You” is not just teaching them manners but is also a way to teach them respect and how to get along better with others.  It is important to start teaching them manners from the very start.  Teaching them to say “Please” is showing them the best way to […]


When is it ok to send an e-card?

by Emma W.R. on November 4, 2015

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There is probably a good debate that could rage as far as when it is proper to send someone an E-card as opposed to a “regular” card through the mail. In my mind–for adults, anyway–if one has received E-cards only over a period of time from a particular person, then it is okay to reciprocate […]


Halloween is the chance to be something different and collect candy for it.  My kids love all the wonderful costumes they see when we go to the store.  However, with four children, buying store made costumes can become ridiculously expensive.  Of course, my kids would never even consider wearing the same costume or even one […]


Tips For Raising A Big Family On A Budget

by Emma W.R. on October 21, 2015

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Whether economic times are good or bad, it certainly can be stressful and tough to provide for one’s family, especially one that is quite large.  When money is a concern, there are ways to stretch that dollar to get the most out of it that you can: PURCHASE ITEMS IN BULK – Frequent retailers—“warehouse” places […]


Photo Ideas for an iPhone Photo Case

by Emma W.R. on October 14, 2015

iPhone photo cases are fun and can give your phone a brand new look! Here are 3 great photo ideas for an iPhone photo case. Phones are basically glued to us everywhere we go. Life is busy and it’s easy for us to lose sight of the people we love and cherish most. What better […]


Photo Wall Calendars are a Great Gift Idea

by Emma W.R. on September 30, 2015

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We all have those people on our list that have it all. My parents are those people. If they want it, they buy it. That’s great for them but what do you do when you want to give them something special for the holidays or a birthday? I have the best solution: A Photo Wall […]


When is it NOT ok to send an Ecard?

by Emma W.R. on September 23, 2015

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We have to admit that we are lazy people in this digital era. We find the easiest way to avoid human contact and everything revolves around online interaction. Texts, emails and digital correspondence is now the norm. I had to ask myself what occasions are not acceptable for me to send an Ecard. If you […]


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Let’s face it – these days, kids are just as busy as their parents. Playdates, recitals, sports practice, tutor sessions… it’s no wonder so many of us struggle to get them up for school in the morning! It can be hard to keep everyone’s schedules straight, but we have some tips on how to keep […]