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Three Easy Steps to Caring For Your Countertops Giveaway : (Ends 6/15)

How to Clean Travertine Counter Tops

One of the nice features of our home is the large kitchen. We have a great space to prepare and cook our meals and a lot of counter space. Ignore the ugly beige cabinets if I ever save up the money I would love to change them to a darker color. When anyone visits they first thing they say is I bet those counter tops are hard to keep clean. The truth is with darker colored counter tops it is hard to tell if they are clean or dirty so that means I often over clean. I was recently introduced to Granite Gold when I was sent a three step process to clean, seal, and … [Read More...]

What your Engagement Ring says About You


Whether you just got engaged or have a rock that you’ve been wearing for decades, have you ever thought about the meaning behind your ring? Of course, we all know that engagement rings symbolize love and devotion, but the style you and your hubby choose can also say a bit about your personality! Here are a few common styles and their meanings. Round or princess-cut solitaire These traditional diamond cuts are perennially popular, and for a reason! A round cut on a diamond allows all of its facets truly sparkle, without distraction. Princess cuts are slightly more … [Read More...]

It Is Easier When They Are Younger


People say having a baby is not easy, the labor, the sleepless nights, teething, and more. Then when they begin to crawl and move around you have to baby proof your entire home. Terrible two's set in and NO becomes their favorite word. Then there is the whole issue of potting training. You check out every daycare center to find the best and with it comes a hefty price tag. Eventually they start school and sports and activities set in from baseball, soccer, to gymnastics and twirling. You work through the pains of starting school, the tween years and than the teens. All … [Read More...]

How to Save Money on Summer Activities $50 Gift Card Giveaway : (Ends 5/29)


It's a common theme for kids to go from super excited for summer to bored in a matter of minutes. When I was growing up, we didn't dare mention that we were bored or were having trouble thinking of something to do. My parents always had plenty of ideas when that happened and most often it was chores! I was always on the go when I was younger - off exploring my neighborhood, playing hide and seek, catching lightening bugs. I'd spend hours at the pool and rollerskating. I spent a good amount of time reading too. Of course, boredom snuck in every once in awhile, I just … [Read More...]

7 Pool Safety Tips To Keep Your Children Safe


Living in South Florida our pediatricians often speak of swimming lessons for our children at a very young age. Surrounded by water and pool's being open year round it is important for our children to know about safety when around water. I took my youngest son to many swimming lessons when he was just 1 or 2 years old. Swimming lessons is more than just teaching children how to swim. The first steps are teaching them to be safe. How to float, how to get to the edge of the pool. You would be surprised how quickly children can get in trouble, even in the backyard with … [Read More...]

Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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Tuesday Tacos are a favorite around our household. Traditional tacos are great but it is always fun to try something different like these Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Colleen Shibley Serves: 6 Ingredients • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) of Tony Roma’s Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork • 12 corn tortillas • 4 slices peeled fresh pineapple, cut about ¼ inch thick • 1 small … [Read More...]

Today I’m the Mother of a High School Graduate

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It is hard to believe that about 18 years ago I was pregnant with my first child! The child that would announce his self to the world a week and a half late but with an urgency to let the world know he was here. After only three and a half hours of labor and an emergency c-section my baby boy was born at 8lbs 8/2 ozs and perfectly healthy. Named after his father he became a Junior and affectionately nicknamed Bud.   It wasn't long before we are attending his first graduation! Now he is all grown up, and today we are attending his high school … [Read More...]