October 31, 2014Halloween
There is nothing 'fun' about fun-sized candy bars which are priced to sell and staring me in the face whenever I enter a convenience store. Large bags mixed with Snickers, Three Musketeers, Butterfingers and more are saying 'buy me.'. And with these recessionary times it only makes sense to stock up for self and any potential Trick or Treaters. My friend Miranda purchases her candy on the today, on Halloween because she just can't stand to have it in the house as it's too much 'fun' to eat. I purchase candy I have no desire to eat, which means no chocolate. I've bags of Mine n Ikes, Mary Jane's and Fun Dip. No little goblin will turn their nose up to this stuff and I won't eat it because it's not my preference. If I had a bowl of fun-sized M&M's in the house they would last maybe two days and I'd feel terribly guilty when I was staring at the empty bowl they were placed it. Then I'd convince myself that I needed to run ten miles to burn off all that sugar. And have you tried the Candy Corn M&M's, an exclusive item sold only at Target? Wow, they are worth the work out. I do hide the Fun Dip from my kids, this stuff is pure colored sugar. Kids on sugar equals a crazed parent. I try to keep most sugar consumption to daytime hours when there's a chance of working it out of your system easier by doing homework and chores. Yes that's it homework and chores. Maybe Halloween should happen earlier in the day so our sugared kids can do homework and chores after consuming massive amounts of their sweet 'loot'. If I'm supplying the costume and candy it's only right, right?
October 30, 2014Fried Mac & Cheese
Stay in text not touch. Hotdogs are a no fail kid pleaser in my family. Even after I explained what could be in certain 'dirty water dogs" eaten straight from a cart on Times Square, my kids don't care. Oh sure, they will eat a healthier brand I serve at home, but the ...
October 29, 2014Apples
I need to practice discipline when apple picking. I always want to pick more apples than I require. There are so many options and my burlap bag used for picking fills up fast. I like picking them so much I get some for myself, workmates, neighbors and I plan a day ...
October 28, 2014Here In My Car
I've been car shopping recently. This is a road I've been down before and it's never a smooth ride. Car dealerships will advertise the cheapest price possible, but once they get you on their lot the game changes. I have researched my vehicle choices and read probably ...
October 27, 2014Artificial Pumpkin
"Would you like some pumpkin spice in your coffee?" seems to be a standard question lately at many coffee houses. First, I think they are suggestive selling because an extra shot of flavored syrup ups the price of the drink. Next, it's a lovely sign of the fall ...
October 24, 2014Snowman-Scarecrow
The "Frozen" invasion has captured an entire department at Walmart across the country. I predict there will be many little ones wearing Princess Elsa and Anna gowns this year, Olaf and Hans costumes too. Maybe this will be the easy piece of this years costume hunt for ...
October 23, 2014Locks
From what my Instagram shows, last weekend was all about pumpkin picking,this upcoming weekend promises similar outings to many families along with costume shopping, football, and cooking. One recent momentous event in my friend Melissa's life showed her daughter ...
October 20, 2014Towels
Women's magazines have made it easier to learn the many different items available for the household. These magazines also make it look easy to have a picture perfect room since their picture is perfect thanks to a stylist, a steamer, a seamstress and great ...
October 17, 2014Bedding
A DIY project or mattress purchase could set the tone for this weekend. Putting a bedroom together is easier than it looks. There are many things that happen behind the scenes to pull it all together. Things like a swivel rocker so a television can be seen from all ...
October 16, 2014Parking Lot
I knew when I moved to the South that Friday night high school foot ball games were important. Off the chart important is more like it. I attended an event last week, on a Friday night, where a major recording artist was performing to a very small crowd. When I ...