Weekly Photo Challenge – Up Close

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.” I took a photo of a purse that I have had for years, to sell on Etsy and I realized the link on the handle was actually a face … nice detail. I had never noticed that before taking the time to take close…

Goodbye Insomnia

I recently listened to a presentation about the many and varied types of dementia.  It is important to me because of my work in hospice care and when dealing with elderly clients in my organizing business. I did learn about a solution/aid for insomnia that I could try on myself and my husband. We frequently make…

Happy 4th July! Birthday Cake and Margaritas

  Watermelon Cake You Will Need 1 watermelon 1 lb Strawberries, washed, hulled and thinly sliced 2 oz  Blueberries, washed and drained Small Carton of Heavy Whipping Cream,  freshly whipped Directions Generously slice the top and bottom off the watermelon leaving the center part of the melon. Remove skin and shape into a round cake.…

Teen Checking Accounts

When is a good time to open a checking account for your teenager? Opening a bank account for your teen is a step towards their independence. However, it takes time, years even, for these young adults to learn how to manage their funds.   To open a bank account “with training wheels” consider a student…

Things People with Good Table Manners Never Do

Sharing the dinner table with others is a social interaction, albeit a casual family gathering or a business meeting. Good table manners show respect for the people you are dining with and person(s) providing the food, which is why good table manners should be employed at every meal. My Top Ten Things People with Good…

A Mom Who Takes Care Of Herself First

Here’s what I realized by the time my kids went to grade school. As women we are constantly pouring out to nurture and care for our kids, husband, families, pets, friends, co workers, who did I miss? The question is, who is pouring out to us? As moms and wife’s, we also need to be…

Stay Organized While House Hunting

House hunting will set your mind reeling.  Trying to remember what you liked or disliked about a property can be difficult unless you organize your thoughts and make notes. Refreshing your memory is easy when you sign up for an account with an online real estate app such as Realtor.com, Zillow or Trulia.  You can…