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1. Santa Muerte Jewelry, Pendants, Charms & Rings
Santa Muerte Jewelry, Pendants, Charms & Rings
Many wouldn't believe you if you said there was a saint that is revered in Mexico that is not welcomed by the Catholic church. Yet, Santa Muerte is a popular and well-known saint that is prayed to everyday and is included in rituals, ceremonies & altars all over Mexico and South America. Frequent...
Fashion & Beauty - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
2. Fire Belly Toads
Fire Belly Toads
Our family needed to get out of the house. We always liked to hit the pet store while we were in town to check for sales on cat & dog treats. We also like to look at the fish, birds and even ferrets which our store has. Strolling through the pet store that Saturday afternoon, I never would have e...
Pets & Animals - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
3. Dress As Santa Muerte For Halloween
Dress As Santa Muerte For Halloween
If you are reading this: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE A VISIONARY! AHEAD OF YOUR TIME! As of October, 2013 no official "Santa Muerte" costume kits exist. You have the opportunity to create your own style, depiction and version of La Santisma Muerte! Santa Muerte is a unique Mexican entity. Revered a...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:42:34
4. Are You A Gluebie? Make Magnets With Your Check-In Stickers!
Are You A Gluebie? Make Magnets With Your Check-In  Stickers!
I have a nice collection of stickers from one of my hobbies: Checking in at GetGlue.com and earning stickers. It took me a long time to earn my stickers. Once a month I apply for them on my profile, wait for them in the mail and then sift through the ones I receive to find my favorites. With all...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
5. A Recipe On How To Make Sonoran Hot Dogs
A Recipe On How To Make Sonoran Hot Dogs
hen I first moved to Arizona from California several years ago, I had no idea what a Sonoran Hot Dog was. It took me a long time to try one because it sounded so weird to me. But I soon found out, there's a reason why the Food Network came here to enlighten the world about the joy on a bun that i...
Food & Cooking - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:54:03
6. Best Most Wanted Gifts For Men
Best Most Wanted Gifts For Men
I have a man that hates handmade gifts, won't eat anything from a kitchen other than his own and who wants a heartfelt gift waiting for him under the tree. Not to say he's demanding, but like most of us, he likes what he likes. Problem is, he's also got most everything he wants already. So what ...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
7. Duct Tape Gifts
Duct Tape Gifts
Do you have a lot of folks to shop for and like, literally, no money to do it on? Your prayers have been answered. The exciting world of duct tape is waiting for you. Traditionally duct tape has been considered the "go-to" for dads, handymen and even plumbers for quick fixes or jobs that need to...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:53
8. How I Made My Toddler Into Hit Girl From The Major Motion Picture 'Kick Ass'
How I Made My Toddler Into Hit Girl From The Major Motion Picture 'Kick Ass'
When I was wee, the go-to icon was Wonder Woman. I would spin around in the living room in my Wonder Woman cape and underoos. Now there's a new icon for teens. Hit Girl. I have two boys who love the movie Kick Ass. It's a little racy sometimes, but for teens it's quite entertaining. There are se...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:55
9. Vintage Dinnerware: The Poppytrail Rooster Pattern
Vintage Dinnerware: The Poppytrail Rooster Pattern
When my mom was little, her grandma collected Metlox Poppy Trail dinnerware. Featuring a stylized red & green crowing rooster on a speckled tan ceramic glaze, the family would buy great-grandma pieces to take over to her house where they assembled for their weekly suppers. I remember the plates ...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
10. Day Of The Dead Parade: All Souls Procession
Day Of The Dead Parade: All Souls Procession
Tucson Arizona is home to the biggest Day of the Dead parade in America. Rooted in the Catholic Tradition of All Saint's Feast Day and the Mexican Day of the Dead, people line the street in downtown and wait to see costumed people in skeleton outfits, non-motorized floats, lanterns and music marc...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:24
11. What It Is Like To Be An Honor Flight Chaperone
What It Is Like To Be An Honor Flight Chaperone
I just returned from accompanying my 87 year old grandfather on an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C. He is a World War 2 veteran who served in the Pacific campaign (read more about him in my introduction to Honor Flight lens). I acted as his advocate, friend & photographer while I was with him...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
12. A Cute Gift Idea For Girls Or Boys
A Cute Gift Idea For Girls Or Boys
Tokidoki Is A Groundbreaking Pioneer InThe Art World and an American company with a flair for creating insanely cute kawaii figurines, stationery, clothing & toys that kids fall head over heels for! It was started in 2003 by designer Simone Legno and his partners Pooneh Mohajer and Ivan Arnold. I...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
13. Your Little Person Will Love Little People
Your Little Person Will Love Little People
Little People toys by Fisher Price are a great gift solution for small children ranging from infant to kindergarten age. Little People are plastic, brightly colored figures that don't have small parts, are soft and can be easily washed. They come in a variety of styles, themes and recognizable br...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
14. Santa Muerte
Santa Muerte
Danger, fear, betrayal, desire and sin. Not the typical things you would expect be associated with the gifts of a saint. But, in the case of Santa Muerte, the criminal life and the shadowy culture that has erupted South of the Border has created a sub-culture that looks to a new saint the likes o...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
15. Roadside Americana: Ostrich Farm In Tucson
Roadside Americana: Ostrich Farm In Tucson
For many travelers headed into Tucson from points west, Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Farm is a welcome sight. It's the official sign you're almost there. Located on the south side of Interstate 10 at the foot of Picacho Peak, It boasts and impressive acreage that is surprisingly wild save it's main ...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:30:29
16. Blackamoors and Interior Design.
Blackamoors and Interior Design.
Blackamoor is an old art style started in Italy. There was a resurgence of Blackamoors in chalk-ware in America during the 40s. These chalk-ware statues were usually in pairs as lamps of side-table statues for your bedroom or living room end-tables. Blackamoors can have controversial connotations...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
17. Staying Motivated After A Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis
Staying Motivated After A Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis
I am not a doctor or nurse or dietician. But when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes I took matters into my own hands (with support from my OBGYN). I educated myself on the best strategies for keeping myself healthy. This is my story on the techniques that helped me cope with a challenging...
Healthy Living - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
18. What is Honor Flight?
What is Honor Flight?
Honor Flight.org is a charity that exists with the sole purpose of shuttling World War 2 Veterans to see the World War 2 monument in Washington D.C. It relies on donations to get the remaining WWII vets to the capital so they may feel appreciated and enjoy the opportunity to see the monument that...
Nonprofits - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:54:37
19. I Needed A Stylus Instead Of A Mouse
I Needed A Stylus Instead Of A Mouse
I am an artist and a writer. I frequently write articles online and draw & paint, too. When I decided to bring my artistic side to Photoshop, I began to realize I needed a new way to draw and edit my ideas besides a mouse. A mouse is bulky, unnatural to hold and was hard to maneuver in small, det...
Computers & Electronics - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:26
20. Rocker Dad Gifts
Rocker Dad Gifts
Is your dad a rocker and a real show stopper? Maybe he has rockabilly style? Perhaps he is just plain cool. Whatever your reason for asking "What's a good gift idea for my daddy-o?" Dad's rarely spoil themselves. It's up to us to make sure they get shown some love on birthdays, Valentine's Day, F...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
21. Play Kitchens Inspire Kids To Cook Up Some Fun!
Play Kitchens Inspire Kids To Cook Up Some Fun!
When I was little I had a kitchen playset that I loved playing at. It had bright orange decor in the earth tones of the 80s, red & silver plastic dials and a "backsplash" that was more like a picture mural of a kitchen wall complete with spice rack. I did my best impressions of chef Mike Roy's co...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
22. Santa Muerte Artwork & Photography
Santa Muerte Artwork & Photography
Saints are a source of comfort, protection and power. Santa Muerte is a modern saint that has very recent beginnings. Though not recognized by the Catholic church, she is a source of inspiration and hope to many South Americans who witness poverty, crime and fear in their day-to-day lives. An und...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:34:23
23. What Does It Mean When Someone Says "It's A Household Name"?
What Does It Mean When Someone Says
How many times have you heard someone say "It's a household name" ? What they mean is a product has reached near biblical notoriety. Just about anyone will know what is being talked about when a "household name" is mentioned. How many times have you heard someone say "Get the brand name, it work...
Business & Work - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
24. Control Line Airplanes
Control Line Airplanes
Today we got up early and took a drive to Christopher Columbus Park in Tucson, AZ to see a local Control Line Model Airplane Club's Southwest Regionals Meet. The funny part about it was that my grandfather, normally a Radio Controlled Plane hobbyist, is the one who invited us. We decided it would...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:01:36
25. How to Self-Pay for a Pregnancy & Birth
How to Self-Pay for a Pregnancy & Birth
I have three children and I have delivered them all under different payment circumstances. - My first child was born with outstanding PPO insurance through an employer. - My second was born with state-funded insurance. (The same hospital delivered the first two children). - My third was born und...
Healthy Living - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
26. Pimp My Potty
Pimp My Potty
I have been trying to break my toddler into the idea of potty training for almost a year now. The slow indoctrination of reading potty related books, picking out her favorite characters on cartoon bedecked undies and even having a small potty in the bathroom for her all ready to go. And yet, her ...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
27. Yo Gabba Gabba Christmas Ornaments & Gifts
Yo Gabba Gabba Christmas Ornaments & Gifts
DJ Lance and his crew of cuddly monsters (Muno, Foofa, Plex, Brobee, and Toodee) are a well-loved fixture in children's programming. Licensed by Nickelodeon, Yo Gabba Gabba is not only fun entertainment and great lessons in admirable behavior traits like friendship, self-esteem and practicing saf...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:55
28. The Best Most Wanted Gifts For Mothers
The Best Most Wanted Gifts For Mothers
When asked, "What is the single most best gift for Mother's Day?", I have to reply, "Anything Personalized". Custom, DIY and made-to-order gifts may take longer with a little planning but your mother will know this. That is why when she opens her very own piece of jewelry or handmade gift, she wi...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
29. FCTucson Soccer
FCTucson Soccer
I don't usually like sports. I never played in school and I would just fall asleep when my dad was watching sports games on TV when I was little. Then, when my son was seven, a neighbor invited him to join their soccer team. I was surprised to find my son had a real talent and love for soccer. G...
Sports & Recreation - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:23:30
30. Tucson Weekend Destination: Apple Annie's
Tucson Weekend Destination: Apple Annie's
In Tucson when the weather drops to the 90 degree mark in September, you know autumn is right around the corner. Though for many it would still be too hot to handle, we Zonies know, it's okay to start celebrating the Fall Fun! One way we celebrate the autumn season coming on is to take a country ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:54:03
31. Tucson Arizona's Famous Space Telescope
Tucson Arizona's Famous Space Telescope
If you find yourself in Tucson and in need of a way to kill some time, consider a nice drive up to beautiful Kitt Peak National Observatory. Nestled in the mountains just southwest of Tucson, it is located on land owned by the Tohono O'odham nation. A unique cooperative agreement between the trib...
Travel & Places - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:54:39
32. Wes Anderson Modern Movie Genius
Wes Anderson Modern Movie Genius
omething about Wes Anderson's movies touches everyone. One can find a familiarity in the characters, settings & nostalgia Wes Anderson's movies invoke. Childlike wonder, love, sentimentality, lust & family are all present in his creations. Much like a dream, all of the characters in the movie rep...
Entertainment & Media - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:43:55
33. How To Draw & Paint Children's Portraits
How To Draw & Paint Children's Portraits
I have always loved art and drawing. My brother tells me as soon as I could hold a pencil you could find me walking around doodling in scraps of paper! Like most children my people started out as just some bubbles with limbs! But through the years and after many, many sketchbooks, I have develope...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
34. Teachers Appreciation
Teachers Appreciation
It could be said that a teacher's most cherished item from a student is a perfect paper. But that's not where it ends. Inside of every teacher beats a heart full of passion for tradition, family & community. Do you really want to be the Teacher's Pet? Then consider some great gifts for him or he...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:34:22
35. Tips For Renters
Tips For Renters
I have been renting for a few years now. In fact, ever since I moved out on my own. Although my parents and grandparents were owners of their homes, this apple fell far from that tree! Renting comes with it's own special list of pros and cons. For instance, I never have to pay for costs of expens...
Business & Work - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:55
36. Winter In Tucson
Winter In Tucson
Ever wanted to visit a real wild west mining town or explore the deserts depicted in westerns? Tucson Arizona and the surrounding areas are the best places to come and experience the true flavor of the Southwest. There is a rich heritage that has plenty of cowboys and Indians, ranches and Mexica...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:26
37. The Perfect Gift For A Grease Monkey
The Perfect Gift For A Grease Monkey
Do you have a classic car, truck, RV or motorcycle that is not a daily driver? Is it garaged or docked for extended periods of time between use? Do you have a lawn mower that sits all winter waiting for a fresh lawn to tend? A battery tender (also called a trickle charger) is a machine that helps...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
38. DIY Yellow Daisy Wall Art Craft Project
DIY Yellow Daisy Wall Art Craft Project
Are you looking for a fun way to kill a long summer afternoon? School has been out for a month now and you are running out of fun. If you're in a crafty mood, check out your local craft or dollar store for these cheap supplies and craft yourself a cool piece of wall art for yourself or as a gift...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
39. Nobody's Nana
Nobody's Nana
My grandpa and his wife have been together for about 20 years now. They met in their rural community in California. Soon after they married they moved to Arizona (which is why I live here). After many years of community service and making friends, life couldn't get more perfect. Retired and livin...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:13
40. My Grandfather's Love Of Flight Begins Here
My Grandfather's Love Of Flight Begins Here
My phone rang. It was gramps asking if I could help him pen an email to the editor of Air Classics magazine. "There's a picture of an old friend of mine in this month's issue and the magazine is asking for information about helping to identify his plane." Of course I jumped at the opportunity t...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
41. Fun Semi - Scary Movies For Kids
Fun Semi - Scary Movies For Kids
The lead up to Halloween seems long. I spend a lot of time preparing for Halloween for that one big night! Until then, though, you need to keep the kids occupied. Fun movie nights are a great way to enjoy your festive decorations, lit up pumpkins and maybe even a little bit of candy as a dry-run ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:43:49
42. L.M. Montgomery's Anne Of Green Gables Series
L.M. Montgomery's Anne Of Green Gables Series
When I was a child my father became ill with a devastating brain injury and had to be moved to live with his parents full-time. Every summer holiday from the age of 8 through 18 was spent at their home far away from my friends and summer activities back home. My grandparents were loving, devout C...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
43. Homemade Wrapping Paper Makes Any Gift Heartfelt
Homemade Wrapping Paper Makes Any Gift Heartfelt
Gift giving at Christmas can be too clinical and robotic if we forget what the season is all about. Bigger & more expensive industrial gifts are not always the best choice for those closest to us. Handcrafting a simple present does not have to be difficult. Here is one way that I add festive chee...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:46
44. Top 5 Movies To Make A Man Cry
Top 5 Movies To Make A Man Cry
We all have a weakness. We hate to get caught crying during a movie. Men especially hate getting caught crying in movies. I decided to compile a list of movies that make men cry because it is funny. Men being caught caring is super attractive to us females and if you want to test your fella's met...
Entertainment & Media - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
45. I Survived A Forest Fire
I Survived A Forest Fire
n 2007, we were a family of 4 struggling to make ends meet in Escondido, CA. Both my husband & I were waiters and survived hand-to-mouth on the tips we received so, when our older relative offered us the opportunity to rent a house at the foot of Palomar Mountain in Pauma Valley we jumped at the ...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
46. Recipe For Cuban Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Recipe For Cuban Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
As I've mentioned before, I'm not the best cook ever. I'm not even Cuban. But, I have a small collection of super whammy awesome recipes that my family will sit up and beg for every time I make them. This recipe is one of them. It takes a little prep because you need to marinate the pork but the ...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
47. What Is Volunteering For Habitat For Humanity Like?
What Is Volunteering For Habitat For Humanity Like?
When my husband & I started the process of trying to buy a new home for our family, I had no idea it could lead to other things. Then one day our realtor, Marylin Buck of Long Realty in Tucson invited us to help participate in a Tucson Habitat For Humanity. I was a little worried that I would not...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:52:23
48. Aviator Costumes From All Eras
Aviator Costumes From All Eras
Pilots, aviators and air crewmen are fun and easy costumes for Halloween. They are pretty easy to put together and everyone recognizes them. If you have ever dreamed of being a pilot but were afraid of heights, didn't have time to take flying lessons or were priced out of your dream job then cons...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:10
49. Kids Books To Snuggle By
Kids Books To Snuggle By
When I was little my favorite kids books were long and elaborate stories. It was difficult to get mom to stop the housework, business of the day and cooking so when she finally had a moment I wanted to maximize my face-time! I have tried to keep this tradition alive with my children by saving my ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
50. Seaworthy Pirate and Sailor Costumes
Seaworthy Pirate and Sailor Costumes
Do you love all things nautical? Do the stripes of a French Nautical style make your heart skip a beat? Do Mermaids and fantastic sea creatures bring a tear of joy to your eye? Rockabilly, Steampunk & Vintage styles abound. There are so many types of cruise wear, sailor uniforms, anime style sail...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
51. Top 5 Monuments To See In Washington D.C.
Top 5 Monuments To See In Washington D.C.
I was privileged to accompany my gramps as his Guardian on a recent rip with the Honor Flight organization which flies WW2 veterans back to see the WW2 monument. While we were there it was a whirlwind tour of the best & brightest monuments. These are the ones I liked the most. My eyes popped out ...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
52. Grandmother's Christmas Cake
Grandmother's Christmas Cake
Awhile back my mom took a passing interest in our family's genealogy and started corresponding with one of my grandfather's distant cousins. The cousin, named Bettie, provided my mom with a packet of photocopied pictures, anecdotes and information. Included was a recipe for a fruitcake that was s...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
53. A Fast Dinner Idea For Busy People And Picky Eaters
A Fast Dinner Idea For Busy People And Picky Eaters
uesadillas are very simple to make. They consist of two ingredients: cheese & a tortilla. They are also cheap to make and can be modified to fit anyone's preferences. Most of all, they are fast and can be embellished into a good meal for a family. One of my husband's favorite fast-food restauran...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:45
54. Rocket Fun
Rocket Fun
Rockets are a fun family activity that is craft and science experiment all in one. Taking time to shop for a kit, assemble it then go to the park for a launch make rockets a fun way for families to work together and get out of the house. Rockets come in many sizes and shapes plus the kits usually...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
55. Ornaments That Last: Durable & Pretty
Ornaments That Last: Durable & Pretty
Maybe you have little kids that love to touch ornaments? Maybe you have a cat that LOVES to climb your Christmas tree? Whether you have an artificial tree or prefer a natural tree for it's piney scent, these ornaments will show well, last longer & pack easier for a lifetime of holiday celebration...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:44:53
56. Why I Loved Reading 'Bossypants' by Tina Fey
Why I Loved Reading 'Bossypants' by Tina Fey
So readeth the 1st page. But that's not what attracted me to this fine paperback. As I perused my local library for summer inspiration, I came across Bossypants. Written in 2013 by Tina Fey (SNL, 30 Rock, Clairol Hair Dye Commercials) Bossypants promises to be an epically funny read. Oh I am cert...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:26
57. Round Trip: Art From The Boneyard Project
Round Trip: Art From The Boneyard Project
My grandpa works as a volunteer for the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ. Gramps enjoys talking to people who have questions about aircraft, listening to other veterans recall stories from their time amidst the aircraft and just plain being around planes. Gramps knows just about everything t...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:31:28
58. Toys For Girls Are Easy And Fun To Shop For
Toys For Girls Are Easy And Fun To Shop For
When choosing a gift that you want a girl to love there are several things to remember. The toy should let the lass's imagination soar, it should appeal to her natural talents and it should encourage learning and independence. All little girls have a special gift to give the world and the toy you...
Gift Guide - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
59. How to Analyze Dreams & Be Inspired With A Dream Journal
How to Analyze Dreams & Be Inspired With A Dream Journal
Did you know the inventor of the sewing machine dreamt about his invention? He dreamt about natives chasing him with spears that had holes in the tips which is how the needle on the sewing machine was first visualized. Dreams are the single largest well of inspiration a person can have. Everyone ...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:44:53
60. Eggs Benedict: A Versatile Brunch Choice
Eggs Benedict: A Versatile Brunch Choice
It figures, me being the least talented natural cook alive picks the most difficult dishes to fall in love with. Eggs Benedict is one of my deepest food loves and fortunately, I have gotten pretty good at it. Nothing good comes easy though, and if you want to make a delicious Eggs Benedict then y...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
61. Simply The Best Of Tucson
Simply The Best Of Tucson
oes the mention 110 degree weather, flash floods & monsoon rainstorms make you shudder or say "I Want That!" If you find yourself in Tucson during the summer months then you want to Bookmark my handy list of tips & 5 sets of local attractions to make your trip more enjoyable!
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
62. Keep Sick Kids Happy
Keep Sick Kids Happy
This weekend marked the three week milestone for the kids being back in school. Instinctively I knew there would be a cold or flu coming home soon and had begun to stock up on my sickie items. No sooner had I done that when my kids came down with a cold. The nurse called home for one of the kids ...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
63. 11:11
11:11
Many people experience the phenomenon that is known as 11:11. At some point in your life you may have encountered a period of days in a row where you were looking at the clock always at 11:11. The creepy thing is, the clock may not be set correctly or it may not be a clock but a digital counter o...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:27
64. Cleaning Without Harsh Chemicals
Cleaning Without Harsh Chemicals
Holy Mole', I love a good clean house. I like the fresh smell, the lack of smell and the feeling I get from knowing I'm not a complete slob. There are few things we have control over in this world but, a clean habitat is fortunately one of them! I'm not really breaking any new ground with these ...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:33:19
65. Top 11 Things To Know About Tucson
Top 11 Things To Know About Tucson
hether you are coming here for college, working at Raytheon or Intuit, because you are stationed here or are escaping the cold winters elsewhere in the U.S., there are a couple of things I think you should know. I moved to sunny Tucson, Arizona from San Diego, CA about three years ago and had a h...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
66. How to Make Delicious Chocolate Frosting
How to Make Delicious Chocolate Frosting
First let me say this: I am not the best in the kitchen. If you don't believe me, just ask my husband. And my kids. My success rate in the kitchen is approximately 60% (if I had to guess). Which is exactly why you should listen to this recipe for the easiest, most delicious chocolate frosting eve...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:50:45
67. Dream Big With My Favorite Music Industry News, Digital Graphics Tips & Fun Apps!
Dream Big With My Favorite Music Industry News, Digital Graphics Tips & Fun Apps!
I used to think blogging was just a way to keep an online diary. As I studied it more, I started to realize that blogging can be more than that. Blogging is an essential part of e-commerce, internet society & pop culture. You will find independent views, original opinions & real people online thr...
Internet - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:51:54
68. Knott's Scary Farm: The Original SoCal Theme Park
Knott's Scary Farm: The Original SoCal Theme Park
I was born and raised in Southern California so I spent many fun times at Knott's Berry Farm. Located in Buena Park in the Orange County area nearby the original Hollywood Wax Museum, Knott's is a well-loved landmark that sprung from humble beginnings. Whenever people think of Southern Californi...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:26
69. How To Fillet A Freshwater Fish
How To Fillet A Freshwater Fish
Maybe you like to fish or maybe you just like to eat fish? Maybe you remember the whopper you caught as a kid and that special delivery of fresh rainbow trout at the store has got you inspired to take a culinary trip down memory lane? Whatever your reason for having arrived here I hope you are ab...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
70. Grandma, Granny, Meemaw, Nana: We Salute You!
Grandma, Granny, Meemaw, Nana: We Salute You!
Gorgeous Grandmas have their own special day! They are defined as women fifty years old and older who have a zest for life, a will to thrive & a "joie de vivre" that just can't be beat! Committed to family, friends & quality life experiences, G.G.s are a beacon of shining light for all of us to l...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
71. Imaginative Books For Kids
Imaginative Books For Kids
Empowering & inspirational rollicking tale of a little girl with a big personality. The best parts are her willingness to help, her imagination that keeps her entertained & her ability to adapt to any situation! Colorful & uncomplicated illustrations drew my baby in and my reading did the rest! ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:42:34
72. College Living Made Simple
College Living Made Simple
So you've decided to go to college. You've labored long & hard studying, volunteering, taking your SAT tests & finally graduating (not to mention the application process!). You'll be leaving the nest to embark on dorm life, maybe thanks to a full-ride scholarship. You may have a roommate. Space ...
Education - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:52:24
73. Cheat Codes & Hidden Game Features Guide
Cheat Codes & Hidden Game Features Guide
Easter Eggs are hidden secrets or extras on DVDs, video games & albums. They're not listed on the credits, on menus or easily found and you usually have to be an insider or die hard fan to know about them. Luckily for us mere mortals there are sites dedicated to locations of these fun hidden trea...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
74. Vegetarian Snack Ideas For Kids
Vegetarian Snack Ideas For Kids
After having three kids with dramatically different tastes I have gotten a little creative with snacktime. Frankly, my best defense against snacky blahs is to listen to what they want and go with the flow. But I do have some good old go-tos to cure mild to wild bouts of hunger! Disclaimer: None ...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
75. Are You A Salty Dog? Become An Herbal Gerbil Instead On August 29!
Are You A Salty Dog? Become An Herbal Gerbil Instead On August 29!
erbs are often underestimated. But, it's hard to argue that we could all use a little less salt in our diets these days. Salt is found in excess in many processed items we buy in the grocery, at restaurants & on the go. August 29 is a day to be mindful of this fact by trying to substitute herbs f...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
76. Halloween Zombie Wicked Fun!
Halloween Zombie Wicked Fun!
Doomsday predictions for the year 2012 fit hand-in-glove with our existent fears of an unstoppable worldwide superbug like H1N1 to create a chilling scenario whereby the Earth is plunged into war, disease, riots and death. The Haitian religion of Voodoo taught of spells that could cast one into ...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:08
77. Hooray For Bollywood!
Hooray For Bollywood!
ance numbers, foreign locations, peeks into Indian culture & exotic music. What could make a better movie? Nothing in my book! Which is why I have incorrectly decided to include a host of movies in my Bollywood list that loosely fit the category! As a westerner I am deeply curious about the India...
Entertainment & Media - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:46
78. Picture Framing
Picture Framing
Most people have something they want to display on their walls. Awards, family portraits, fine art & posters are all things people like to display in their homes and offices. I worked for a couple of years at a big name art supplier that doubled as a framing center. I wrote orders and helped do s...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
79. Top 5 Suspense Films
Top 5 Suspense Films
When a movie keeps me in suspense, I consider it to be well-written. It can co-exist with other genres. Below I have included my favorite films that made me feel like I was on the edge of my seat for all or part of the attraction. I also may have been laughing out loud during parts or squirming i...
Entertainment & Media - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
80. Yelp Is By & For The Consumer
Yelp Is By & For The Consumer
Maybe you have heard people talking about Yelp and are wondering "What is Yelp?" Yelp is a lot like a phone book in that it has businesses listed all over towns all over the world. Each business listing has an area for people who have visited to write reviews about their personal experiences at t...
Business & Work - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:44:53
81. Going On A Trip And Need To Pack?
Going On A Trip And Need To Pack?
So you're going on a vacation? No, well, business trip? Okay, well whatever your reasons, there are some helpful tips I have learned which may help you stay comfortable, collected and maybe even relaxed on your trip. Who wouldn't want to Increase their chances of worry-free travel?
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:57
82. The Winter Room
The Winter Room
I have two boys that are starting to get into their pre-teen years. I worry that the time they are willing to spend with me as "boys" is dwindling as time marches on. So when they asked me to read to them at night during the summer, I jumped at the chance. I started exploring good reading picks b...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
83. How To Pack a Hospital Bag for Birth
How To Pack a Hospital Bag for Birth
Giving birth is an incredible experience that you may be excited about preparing for. Staying in the hospital can seem simple enough but, just like a vacation, but, it can take a little forethought & planning. If you've never stayed in a hospital you may be wondering what you should and should no...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:56
84. Thoughts on Crochet
Thoughts on Crochet
It was a sad thing at 30 to think that I had exhausted my crafty experiences. But one loomed big in my sights. It nagged me like the white buffalo. It made me wring my hands and feel like the petrified kid stuck on the high dive with the whole community pool yelling, "Go!". It was crochet. "Huh?!...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:50:45
85. What is a Grumbling Splunk?
What is a Grumbling Splunk?
My kids really had a laugh when we were reading. The oldest Splunk of mine is 12, a little too old for this book but, he enjoyed watching our baby Splunk (1 year old) hide her eyes from the seemingly scary shadow of the story's Splunk in the camping scenes. But don't be fooled, neither Otis or Ra...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:46
86. Summer Crafts
Summer Crafts
When you have a long summer break that lasts 3 months or so, finding stuff to occupy your kids is critical to a mom and/or dad's sanity. Craft projects also foster a sense of family, sibling harmony & learning. (But, in a sneaky way!) Here are some of my favorite activities to do from both my chi...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:25:02
87. Nintendo Wii U Guide
Nintendo Wii U Guide
The Wii U is at first glance just another technologically advanced toy. But look closer! The Wii U is a complex and powerful machine with widespread capabilities! New features, games and characters make the Nintendo Wii U an excellent gift for Christmas this year! When my husband brought home th...
Video Games - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07
88. Family Life And Style
Family Life And Style
I write about a lot of things that affect my family & I, my hobbies & our daily life. Keep up with my Tips, Products & Services that matter to me as a homemaker in the links below. There is everything from parenting, travel & craft ideas. It is an eclectic collection and it grows all the time. Yo...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
89. My Favorite Halloween Candies
My Favorite Halloween Candies
An Achilles Heel is something that is your weakness. Candy is my Achilles Heel. Now that Halloween is upon us, it's time to gain a couple of pounds by eating diet busting candies out of the Trick-Or-Treat bowl, out of my kids treat bags, and by buying impulse sale candy at the store! Or not! Mayb...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:43:54
90. Shadow Box Heirloom Framing
Shadow Box Heirloom Framing
Many craft stores now sell ready-made shadow boxes in a variety of sizes & styles. They are a perfect way to display your family's heirloom items like medals, baby effects and even collections. With a few of my helpful hints your shadowbox can look like you paid hundreds of dollars in a professio...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:24:00
91. Back To School Shopping
Back To School Shopping
It's just like the Christmas song that Office Depot uses in their Back To School Sale Commercial: "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!" Sure your kids may still have some supply holdovers from the previous year, maybe enough to get them started. And if you have a great school district, you ...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:21:11
92. Ideas For How To Stay Sane & Keep Your Kids Entertained On Long School Breaks
Ideas For How To Stay Sane & Keep Your Kids Entertained On Long School Breaks
You know those long hot days of summer vacation have arrived and your kids still have another 3-6 weeks at home (depending on your location). The economy is a downer these days and for many, family vacations are not happening this year! You're home & so are the kids, so how can you survive? Here ...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:08
93. Top 5 Youth Books About Tucson Wildlife
Top 5 Youth Books About Tucson Wildlife
moved to Tucson several years ago where I had to earn about the unique biome where Tucson is situated called the Sonoran Desert. I'm already on Yelp so I've covered the miles of city blocks to bring you reviews on my neighborhood but what about the outskirts? We've got miles of desert land inclu...
Pets & Animals - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:22:07

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