Teacher Gifts Giveaway Winner!!

Thanks to all who entered this week’s giveaway to honor teachers!  This week’s prizes are:   And… Love this stationary kit that gives your favorite teacher three gifts in one!  So who is this week’s winner….drum roll please… Christine Martinez from Superior, Arizona!!! Winner drawn through random.org. Congrats to Christine and thank you so much […]

Thanks To Teachers Quick Turnaround Giveaway Drawing!

The end of another school year?  Already?!  Here in Arizona we end a little bit earlier than in many other states, although we start back in early August and that is a drag…but I digress…today let’s thank our hardworking, tireless and amazing teachers with a giveaway drawing for teacher gifts!  We will have two winners, […]

Graduate & Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Tis’ the season for grad gift giving and gratitude gifts for the beloved and hardworking teachers.  I found some fun and unique presents as I did my own shopping that I shared in my KTVK Your Life Arizona morning show segment today.  Take a look… My Favorite New Gift Tip! My new hobby is putting […]

Two Mom Mantras That Sum Up Momhood & Will Grab Your Heart This Mom’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to you hard-working Mamas.  Read on to see my two favorite mom sentiments that I found a few years ago. I store them on my desktop for reflection at times when I need that extra reminder that I am not alone with this all-encompassing, exhausting, exhilarating journey called motherhood.  How in […]

Party Pleasing Simple Sixty Second Rosy Red Sangria Recipe!

Need an easy and pretty crowd-pleasing party drink?  Thirsty for a fun, festive and simple Sangria recipe that can be made in mere seconds?  Keep reading!  Thanks to Sam’s Club, this party favorite drink is the speedy solution.  It is also scrumptious and tasty, too!  Almost too good to be true, but it works.  I […]

Freebie Friday Winner!

Happy Friday!  We’ve got our Freebie Friday winner to announce!  Winner drawn through random.org.  The prizes are awesome today!  The first prize is the Kneipp All Around Bath Oil Set that includes TEN 6.7 fluid oz bath oils!  With soak scents like lavender, lemon balm, mandarin orange and many others…plus…my favorite is included that has helped […]

Great Go Green Ideas In Honor of Earth Day Week!

Happy Earth Day week!  I try to be green all year round as my parents taught me.  Recycle, caring for our environment and being less wasteful are some of the examples they set.  So I usually do an Earth Day segment on my morning show each year.  This year, due to my eye emergency, I […]

Beautiful & Beneficial Beauty Product Giveaway Drawing!

Happy Monday!  Let’s do a giveaway drawing this week for a prize that contains beautiful…and beneficial…wellness/beauty products!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win two of my favorite items that feel good on and have helped me with my allergy symptoms!  The first prize is the Kneipp All Around Bath Oil Set that […]

Manic Managed Allergy Season Help!

Allergy season!  Nobody’s favorite!  If you saw my 3TV segment on the Your Life Arizona show, then you saw a few of the items that I have discovered that have helped me so much.  I no longer have to take a daily Claritin and that has been nice.  Here is what I covered plus a […]

From Cooling Outdoor Space to Creative Cakes to Mule Cup Rentals & More…My Top Phoenix Party Rental Picks

Hard to believe but graduation party planning season is once again upon us.  Not to mention birthdays, showers or other events on the calendar. If you are party planning for a graduation or for any kind of celebration, check out my top local Phoenix party rental picks.  I have put several to the test several […]

My Eye Scare That Apparently Happens To All As We Age

Our eyes.  The window to our soul.  A major organ that is our body’s best friend.  So much so, that we get two of these crucial body parts. My vision is definitely something that I don’t take for granted.  I am extremely near-sighted, have a mole in my eye that my eye doc keeps an […]

Grad Party Planning Tips & Ideas

For those of you with graduating seniors, I wrote this and did this 3TV segment in 2016 with tips and ideas to have the perfect grad party.  Ours went very well!  Take a look and happy grad party planning. Manic:  Graduation season with so much to do, events to plan and emotions to keep in […]

My Son’s Award-Winning Touching Piece, Protecting Tillman’s Legacy

A hearty congrats to my son for winning the Society of Professional Journalist’s Mark of Excellence Award for his touching article about the honorable and late Pat Tillman.  Sports journalist Jack Harris (also my son as I mentioned…#proudmom) traveled to Pat’s hometown in south San Jose, California to conduct heartfelt interviews with those who knew […]

Clear the Clutter,Clear the Mind – My 3TV Segment

In case you missed my KTVK Your Life Arizona morning show segment, here it is with lots of helpul tips, tricks and a few awesome product picks to attack that spring cleaning and clear the clutter.  This clears the mind and it feels great! Want more information about the tips and products shared in this […]

Dollar Store Steals & Other Fab Finds

You won’t believe that these beautiful dishes only cost $1 each!  That is my first of four fab finds below to share.  And do you like popcorn?  I have found the most delicious one yet and it is also one of the most nutritious brands on the market.  Also a fun party popcorn twist and […]