I know, I know...it's not even Halloween. Believe me, my house is all decked out for the trick-or-treating, but I've also heard people (especially those who see my Christmas crafting and themed movie nights) say that they wish they had the time. Well, guess what!? You do! You just have to start planning now! if… Continue reading Planning for the Ho-Ho-Holidays
It's no secret I love to theme my meals. It's truly the only time I really enjoy cooking. I wish I liked it more, especially now that my kids are getting older and don't like the cutesy little meals I once relished in making. October is a fun time to be in the kitchen. Every… Continue reading Halloween 2019: Trick or Eat.
When I had told my Long Island-based extended family that we were planning a fall family weekend in Manhattan, they were excited to have us as house guests. But this wasn't that kind of trip. A weekend trip starting Friday after-school, leaves one a bit strapped in the time department. Couple that with the drive… Continue reading You’re Going to “Fall” for New Jersey
I'm someone who is stuck between, "You only live once" and "I need to save." Anyone else feel this way? As I mentioned in the last blog, we are beginning our fall family getaway to New York City. Growing up in Long Island, you'd think I'd have a lot more time in the city under… Continue reading Central Park Perks…Saving in the City
We all know that life is super busy, and I'm sure my family is not the only one to get caught up in kids' schedules, sports, work and everything else thrown our way. There is never a perfect time, schedule-wise, to take a trip, but I make a point to carve out at least a… Continue reading Life Is Short. Take the Trip.
My son has a terrible nut allergy, so often times, we are unable to have a birthday cake made for him at a bakery. I have always made something work, but for his 13th birthday, he wanted something special. He wished for a true, allergy-friendly cake. Your wish is my command. This cake was easier… Continue reading Make a Wish…
It's October and that means the beginning of the holiday season. Each month brings a new holiday, for the next three months, ending with my most favorite time of all! But before I get ahead of myself, let's talk Halloween. I'm not sure how many of you are like me, but I typically hate cooking… Continue reading Golden is the new Orange and Black.
The summer days, filled with endless fun, wound down quicker than expected, and it's now time to get back into the routine of early nights and much earlier mornings. We have an annual tradition on "School Years Eve", where we all enjoy a Back to School breakfast, for dinner. I make a slew of pancakes,… Continue reading Beep-Beep, its Back to School
How I can have another baby about to enter the teen years? No more "Gucci, Gucci Goo's" coming from the family room. Now it's the sounds of ESPN, Fortnite games, and YouTube videos. How did he grow up so fast? My middle child. My drives-me-crazy child. He is growing into such a caring, young-man, who… Continue reading Gucci, Gucci Goo!
I love my kids. I love to have them home with me. But I also love the end of summer when the school excitement hits the air. The schedules, the class lists, the pretty supplies, the new clothes...the time I will soon have to myself. Oops, did I write that? This year, I will have… Continue reading K, Bye.