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1. 101 Ways to Fundraise
101 Ways to Fundraise
Fundraising is hard. Many people I know, including myself are also training for an event while fundraising. With fundraising minimum's set high for many charities, the task itself can seem quite overwhelming. I have raised over $10,000 over four seasons for Team in Training. In addition, I have v...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:40:38
2. 101 Silent Auction Basket Ideas
101 Silent Auction Basket Ideas
Silent auctions are a good way to raise additional funds at an event. Putting together the right basket makes the difference in an item that bids well vs one that does not receive any bids. Theme baskets are the best way to accomplish this. While individual gift certificates for restaurants and l...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:37
3. Capital District Indoor Activities for Children
Capital District Indoor Activities for Children
The Capital District of New York has tons of fun indoor activities for children you just need to know where to look. There are also great options that allow them to run and play in indoor playgrounds and activity centers. Check back for more ideas as they are added to this list.
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:41:38
4. Capital District NY Private Schools and Preschools
Capital District NY Private Schools and Preschools
The Capital Region offers wonderful education in both the public and private sector. New York in general ranks as one of the top states in the nation for education. But every child and situation is different and a private school may be the option for your family. This is a list of some of the pri...
Parenting & Kids - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:43:40
5. Better Than Sex? Yes! Cake
Better Than Sex? Yes! Cake
Yes! This is the name of the cake! And better yet it was a recipe given to my by my very dear and very southern grandmother! You can be the judge about if its true, but the cake is very good and arguably one of the best sheet cakes you will eat. It is also one of the easiest cakes you will ever ...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:40:38
6. Capital District NY Indoor and Outdoor Running Tracks
Capital District NY Indoor and Outdoor Running Tracks
Albany, NY has is share of extreme weather from -20 degrees in the winter to 100 in the summer. This weather can take the most seaoned runner indoors. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with the treadmill. It certaintly has its benefits but running in place for an extended period of time ca...
Sports & Recreation - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:37
7. Capital District NY Summer Activities
Capital District NY Summer Activities
If you are looking for fun activities for your family and children in the Capital District NY area, this list hosts and array of indoor and outdoor fun ideas for the kids. Summer in upstate New York is packed with activities! Cure summer boredom with this list of fun activities! Check back perio...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:45
8. Running Groups in the Capital District NY
Running Groups in the Capital District NY
The Albany, NY area is rich with running trails and groups to fit an array of runners. You can find a group to train for a marathon, half-marathon and 15k training in the Colonie area, couch to 5k programs at the various YMCAs as well as opportunities to find other running partners at your level ...
Sports & Recreation - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:43:38
9. Marathon Race Day Preparation and Checklist
Marathon Race Day Preparation and Checklist
Whether this is your first road race or your 1000th, you need to prepare for an optimal race day. Factors such as location, weather, course difficulty play into the things you will need on race day. This article covers common items you will need for a marathon, half marathon, 5k or 10k road race.
Sports & Recreation - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:40:38
10. Capital District NY Summer Camps Troy-Albany-Schenectday
Capital District NY Summer Camps Troy-Albany-Schenectday
The New York Capital Region is rich with summer programs and activities for your children! Whether you are trying to shake off summer boredom or find a good place for your children to have fun while you work, there are plenty of options to choose from. Harder than finding one is actually selectin...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:42:35
11. Hilton Head Harbor Town's Gregg Russell
Hilton Head Harbor Town's Gregg Russell
If you have ever booked a trip to Hilton Head's Sea Pines Resort area and walked by the old Liberty oak tree in Harbor Town just after dinner then you would not have missed Gregg Russell. For 30 years, he has performed children's songs to the delight of parents and children alike. He is wacky, fu...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:43:38
12. Unique and Different Potato Salad Recipes
Unique and Different Potato Salad Recipes
I am always trying to find a new or different spin on the same recipe. Summer BBQ's go hand-in-hand with potato salad. After years of eating the same generic potato salad I started clipping and marking recipes which left me with lots of little pieces of newspaper and book marks everywhere, not to...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:41
13. 101 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes
101 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes
In its basic form, grilled cheese is simply a piece of cheese between two pieces of bread and grilled in a skillet. But there are dozens of variations of this incredible sandwich. It can include tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, roasted peppers, mushrooms, apples, avocados, onions, pickles and more! Her...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:42:35
14. Stellatini
Hosting a girl's night out? Maybe you are hosting a Stella and Dot party and need a fun pink martini to go along with a fabulous girls night. Or you attended a Stella and Dot party and now you want that awesome Stellatini recipe! This great martini recipe is fast and simple. All you need is Trad...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:40:38
15. Neiman Marcus Monkey Bread Recipe
Neiman Marcus Monkey Bread Recipe
It is no accident that the Monkey Bread recipe graces the front of the Nieman Marcus Cookbook. Homemade rolls have never been so easy and fantastic! While you do need to start the rolls a few hours before you serve them, that time is just the waiting period to let the dough rise. And like any bre...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:40
16. Taco Soup by Paula Deen
Taco Soup by Paula Deen
This easy crock pot soup recipe is a terrific family meal that is great for a crowd. This meal freeze's great and can easily be divided into several meals. The recipe is from Paula Deen's The Lady & Sons, Too! cookbook. Garnish with cheese, chives, corn chips, jalapenos or even serve with steamin...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:42:35
17. Fun Frame Craft for Children
Fun Frame Craft for Children
I always love the crafts my children bring home. The crafts I always hold close to my heart are the ones that are personal. This is a fun activity for any school, home party or just a rainy afternoon. It is simple and easy for the children. There are also several variations depending on the age o...
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:42:35
18. Little Caesars Pizza Guilderland
Little Caesars Pizza Guilderland
Little Caesars in Guilderland is located at 1800 Western Ave and just 1/4 past the Johnston Road entrance to Crossgates Mall. We specialize in HOT-N-READY pizza at great prices. Cheese, pepperoni or Italian sausage is only $5. What makes it even greater is it is a family friendly restaurant owned...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:41:38
19. Running for Team in Training
Running for Team in Training
Team in Training is the world's largest endurance sports program. It's primary objective is to train individuals to compete in endurance sport events to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participants can compete in 5ks, half marathons, marathons, cycling events, tri...
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:44
20. Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
As an active member and mentor in Team in Training I have raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There are many ways you can help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In this article, I have outlined some of my favorites!
Nonprofits - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:41:39
21. 101 Apple Recipes, Crafts and Ideas
101 Apple Recipes, Crafts and Ideas
Apples are a healthy snack. The common phrase 'an apple a day keeps the Dr away' is no old wives tale. Dr Oz in episode 62 revealing wives tales stated that apples have flavenoids that reduce the risk of heart disease. When apple picking season is in full bloom, it may be hard to figure out how t...
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:44:40
22. Beginner Runners Tips
Beginner Runners Tips
Training to run your first 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon can seem like a daunting task but it is not as hard as it may sound. You can train and run a 5k, 10k, half-marathon or marathon. Many races are great for the whole family with kids races, walks and fun runs as part of the race weekend ...
Sports & Recreation - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:42:41
23. Squidoo Marketing and Link List
When I started Squidoo just a few days into it my head was spinning, my eyes were glazed and had barley changed out of PJs on any given day. So, I made a list, checked it twice and sharing as my gift to the Squidoo newbie world! I stumbled across Squidoo when I was researching how to raise money ...
squidoo-community - Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:27:36
24. Miniature Schnauzers as Pets
We were the loving family of a minature schnauzer named Max for 14. 5 years. Schnauzers are wonderful family pets, know for their mild mannered nature and small size. They are a wonderful family dogs and perfect for families with allergies because they do not shed. They also make good watch dogs ...
pets-and-animals - Mon, 14 May 2012 22:16:15
25. 10 Healthy Eating Tips for Children
On a recent tour of our local grocery store with a nutritionist, I learned some eye opening tips. Some of the foods I thought might be 'healthy' for my children were in fact not at all. Even more surprising was how difficult it is to weed through all of the labels to find the best foods for my ch...
parenting-and-kids - Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:37:30
26. What is a BOSU ball?
What is a BOSU ball? BOSU ball stands for Both Sides Up and is a balance trainer that can be used for everything from bodybuilding,weight loss, cardio to cross training. The product has two sides. One side is flat and the other side is rounded like a traditional stability ball. The BOSU can be us...
sports-and-recreation - Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:08:25
27. Keurig Coffee Maker and K-Cups
In search of a way to cut our budget, we discovered the Keurig Single Cup Coffee Makers. We love the options for coffee, tea, hot chocolate and hot water and it cut our costs dramatically. K-cups are easy to use, mess free, low cost and come in hundreds of varieties. If you are looking to purchas...
food-and-cooking - Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:54:42
28. Single Parent in Disney World
With my husband in a conference all week, I took the idea of hopping parks with a 7 year old and 4 year old in typical mommy fashion. A little in denial and slightly over confident of my abilities. After all, this is our third visit and I had a plan. Yes, we had walked out of parks with screaming...
travel-and-places - Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:45:45
29. Zero Regrets: Be Greater Than Yesterday
This is a very good book. One that anyone in your family could benefit from. We all know Apolo Ohno as a world class speed skater and Olympic medalist. But how close he came to not achieving that goal is quite remarkable. With the help of a very determined and concerned father and his own persona...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:20:38
30. heidishome
First I am a mother which already qualifies me for a multitude of job titles including short order cook, driver, mediator, psychologist, teacher, caregiver, referee to name a few. I began writing lenses with Squidoo over the 2009 Christmas holidays. I eventually had to break out of my pajamas and...
squidoo-community - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:20:14
31. Recipes You Can Freeze
As a busy mom of two boys, we want gourmet meals but do not always have the time to prepare them. Leftovers are hard to push. By making a large batch of a gourmet meal and freezing off more sizable portions we end up with quick gourmet meals in minutes on those nights when we do not have the time...
food-and-cooking - Wed, 17 Nov 2010 21:39:29
32. Wii vs Kinect
Wii vs Kinect Well I am a Wii owner but the Kinect has my curiosity peaked big time. WHAT! No more screaming at my children to put the strap around their wrist in shear fear of ruining a $2,000 tv? You mean, I do not have to run in my pj's out to the local Target to get that 4th remote for that e...
Video Games - Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:52:01
33. Homestead for the Holidays
The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs Virginia is a perfect family friendly location for a traditional Christmas or Thanksgiving celebration. Nested in the George Washington National Forest area of Virginia, the resort offers amenities for the entire family. The resort offers golfing, one of the wo...
travel-and-places - Sat, 13 Nov 2010 03:01:52
34. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies!
These no bake bars are based on a quick and simple stovetop recipe. I usually pull this out when I am in a pinch. You can make it the night before and refrigerate. The ingredients are simple and already in most pantry's. All you need is chocolate, peanut butter, oatmeal, butter, vanilla and brown...
food-and-cooking - Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:59:43
35. Real Hot Chocolate Recipes
In the cold winter months there is nothing better than a cup of hot chocolate made with real chocolate and fresh ingredients. Hot chocolate is versitle in its ingredients and uses from spicy Mexican hot chocolate to mint and cinnamon flavors to hot chocolate cakes and cupcakes.
food-and-cooking - Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:29:31
36. Best Web Guides in the Capital District NY
The Albany area has some great established and up and coming blogs for the community. As a parent I tend to look for great blog and sites for parents to follow and find great events to attend with my children. If you are looking for freebies, great insider tips and fun things to do in the Capital...
travel-and-places - Fri, 01 Oct 2010 11:41:22
37. Thintervention with Jackie Warner
I caught Jackie Warner's Thintervention's first episode by accident. I must admit I had to see the final showdown for the Real Housewives of New Jersey and Thintervention premiered right after it. I was quite hooked. Why do I like it so much? Aside from the fact that it has a Real Housewife cast ...
healthy-living - Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:13:07
38. Six Flags Great Escape Lake George NY
The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom has been a fixture in the Lake George landscape for decades. Originally the Storytown theme park with themes revolving around Mother Goose rhymes, the park was purchased by Six Flags in 1996. Amid the shiny newer rides with themes like Wiggles World and Loon...
travel-and-places - Wed, 01 Sep 2010 13:52:07
39. Fun Meals for Kids
Finding fun and healthy meals can often be hard for finicky eaters. I embarked on a mission to make meals more fun and still work in the fruits, vegetables and healthy alternatives to the standard children's meal. You do not have to always hide the vegetables and some experts warn against it. Fee...
food-and-cooking - Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:42:59
40. Mad Hatter Tea Party
Love tea parties? My children do and as a mother of two boys, pink tea cups just are just not in the cards. I saw this cute invitation and it was the perfect theme for two boys! Girls will have a blast with this creative Alice and Wonderland theme also! Break out the tea cups and scones and have...
holidays-and-celebrations - Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:14:57
41. The Best Sour Cream and Onion Dip Ever!
This recipe for dip is easy, tasty and makes the guests go wild. It is great for parties, BBQs, showers and birthday parties. A friend of mine gave me this recipe and it always is a hit. Prepare the day before or a few hours in advance for the best results. This dip made with cheddar cheese and c...
food-and-cooking - Sun, 27 Jun 2010 23:25:29
42. Children's Summer Reading Resources
"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut" There is no better icon for a National Reading Day than Dr Seuss, who graces the bookshelves of almost every child's house in America (if not all :). T...
parenting-and-kids - Mon, 14 Jun 2010 16:00:49
43. The Best Valentines Day Gift Ever
While the true origins of Valentines day is somewhat of a mystery, all agree that is the holiday to celebrate love. But in that deep long tradition, some meaning has been lost. Commercialization, expectations, quick-fix gifts have muddied the waters a bit. In high school, I worked for a card comp...
holidays-and-celebrations - Sat, 30 Jan 2010 14:30:23
44. The Capital District Review NY
I relocated to the New York Capital Region NY in 2008. Trying to find all the activities for my children, doctors, dentists and general providers was overwhelming. I started making a series of lists in my research. Here is my collection. If you ever need information or ideas, feel free to write m...
travel-and-places - Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:17:28
45. Halloween Boo in your Neighborhood
A fun Halloween activity is a tradition called You have been BOO'ed. This part craft, part spy mission, part gift is tons of fun! Put together an little goody basket, print the Halloween Boo poem and then sneak to the house, ring the doorbell and leave your present behind. If you have been BOO'ed...
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:05:42
46. The Best Personal Trainer Certifications
As a fitness enthusiast and running coach I wanted to expand my knowldege on sports specific training. The number of personal training programs is vast and often confusing. The cost of tests, materials, insurance and training can become expensive quickly. I have collected a list of the various pe...
sports-and-recreation - Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:36:00
47. Daily Discount Deals in Your City
On-line daily deal discounts are becoming a fast growing market. Daily deals offer huge discounts on local services and products. Typically you will find discounts on spa services, restaurants, entertainment and gift certificates. These sites are perfect to try new products or services or to give...
internet - Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:17:46
48. If Moms Had Superpowers
Today, I lost all sense of time. I missed two appointments, both mom centered to boot! But, somehow I managed to know enough to realize it was Saturday and make my 7 mile run by 7 am. The mind is a weird thing. There are days I am shopping, so fried I do not even know if the expiration date on t...
parenting-and-kids - Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:23:09
49. My 10 Favorite Running Gear and Accessories
Running is a fun and typically inexpensive sport. The most important asset to any runner are shoes, running socks and the appropriate clothing but there are a few items that can make running all more enjoyable and safe. This article discusses some of my favorite running accessories and products. ...
sports-and-recreation - Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:54:38
50. Couscous Salad
If you are looking for a nice side dish for a BBQ, lunch or any get together, this Couscous salad is a hit! Made with couscous, black beans, frozen corn, chives its a healthy alternative to chips and high fat salads.
food-and-cooking - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:18:49
51. Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010
The New York Times rated it's 10 best illustrated children's books of 2010. These book make fantastic gifts for children. They are great for giving tree's, holiday book exchanges, stocking stuffers and long distance gifts. Click on the books below to shop on Amazon. Amazon is a great on-line sit...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:14:11
52. Best Family Farms in the Capital District
The New York Capital Region is home to numerous family friendly farms. Fall is one of the best times to hit the farms with apple and pumpkin picking as a favorite pastime. I personally have favorite fall farms in the Capital District area.
travel-and-places - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:14:07
53. 101 Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes
Thanksgiving is not complete without stuffing to dress the turkey. But who knew there were so many ways to make stuffing. From cranberries and apples to oysters, there is something for everyone. The first 50 of these recipes are courtesy of the November 2010 food network magazine.
food-and-cooking - Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:14:03
54. Children's Christmas Books for Under $10
Enrich a child's library with Christmas books. These books will enhance the holiday spirit. Celebrate Christmas with a Advent story count down. Ready one Christmas story every night. Click on any of the links below to purchase and receive FREE shipping on items $25 or more. Look for the notes be...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:15:10
55. 100 Gift Ideas for Christmas
Trying to find the perfect Christmas gift can be daunting. Unique Christmas gifts can be hard to dream up. I have created a list of some of the favorites and newest fads for Christmas gift giving. Check back as I add more to the list.
holidays-and-celebrations - Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:16:46
56. We love Toy Story 3
This is one of the funniest children's movies in a long time. It will have adults and children laughing. Pixar just keeps getting better with this latest release of Toy Story. Watch what happens to the toys now that Andy is moving off to college. It is another fun adventure that will have you bo...
Entertainment - Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:07:49
57. Holdiay Tree Lightings and Lights in the Capital Region NY
Christmas lights and celebrations pop up all around the Capital District of NY. If you are looking for a few great places to see holiday lights or would like to go to a tree lighting, I have them listed here! Feel free to let me know about any in the comments and I will add them! Check back thro...
holidays-and-celebrations - Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:29:07
58. Ice Skating Rinks in the Capital Region NY
The Capital District offers numerous indoor and outdoor ice skating options. Most facilities and outdoor rinks are seasonal. Check back at this list as I update it frequently.
sports-and-recreation - Sun, 07 Nov 2010 17:35:18
59. Halloween Fun in the Capital District NY
Check out this list of fun Halloween ideas in the Capital Region. Young or old, there are some fun things to do. From sampling beers, haunted houses, pumpkin displays, costume parties, trick-or-treating, there is something for everyone.
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 01 Nov 2010 12:11:44
60. Grandparents Day
National Grandparents Day 2010 falls on September 12, 2010. It is always the first Sunday after labor day and is a great way to celebrate the grandparent's in your life. Thanks can go to Marian McQuade who championed this day to help lonely elderly in nursing homes. This is also celebrated in the...
holidays-and-celebrations - Thu, 09 Sep 2010 16:39:39
61. Insanity vs P90X?
Insanity vs P90X? My new workout fad is the Insanity workout DVDs by Beachbody Fitness. Its crazy, yes INSANE but I love it. I love that you do not need weights, I like the food on the diet plan (I still sneak in a coke or piece of chocolate :). It is not for the faint of heart or the poor in fit...
Entertainment - Thu, 09 Sep 2010 02:21:12
62. My top work out videos
Work out videos are a great way to get in shape and stay motivated. Even when you do not have a lot of time and need a quick work out you can pop one into the video for a few minutes of exercise. Experts say it is ok to break up work outs in 15 minute intervals throughout the day. Do 15 minutes i...
Entertainment - Wed, 08 Sep 2010 15:03:43
63. Cute Accessories for Little Girls
Accessories for little girls have never been cuter! I have listed a number of items and websites that have great jewelry and accessories for little girls. Whether its for a flower girl, birthday gift or every day wear, there are plenty of affordable options. Check out my favorites and come back t...
parenting-and-kids - Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:14:40

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