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 […]

Smart Simple Spring Cleaning/Get Organized Solutions

Manic: Clutter!  Closet clutter, under the kitchen sink junk, stacks, racks and sacks full of unorganized stuff! I am guilty of having such mountains of unorganized madness and it makes me manic and not managed! Managed: Taking a little bit of time each day this month to methodically to attack the stacks and regain control over all […]

Caring for the Caregiver

Have a caregiver in your family or a close friend who has suddenly become a caregiver for a loved one?  Caring for a beloved caregiver can help that person and the person being cared for tremendously.  I recently had the unexpected opportunity to do this and I was struck by the numerous ways a caregiver […]

Quick Giveaway Drawing Winner!

Thanks to all who entered our quick 24-hour giveaway drawing!  We did sort of a guy’s guy giveaway to celebrate Super Bowl season and we did it quickly because I will be taking a break from my blog for the rest of the month as I make my way to chilly Washington DC to help […]

Very Quick Giveaway Drawing Before My Getaway

Happy Monday.  Let’s do sort of a guy’s guy giveaway to celebrate Super Bowl yesterday plus I have found that my readers like it when I give away guy stuff at times.  Also after this drawing, I will be signing off on my blog for the rest of the month as I make my way […]

My Healthy Goals Include New California Design Den Sheets

A good night’s sleep.  It is one of life’s pleasures if you can get it.  My New Year’s resolution to be healthier overall includes cleaner eating (I have lost 10 pounds since I started this in November), less booze (not as hard as I thought it would be to decrease, I am happy to report), […]

Freebie Friday Winner!

It’s Friday so that means that it is Freebie Friday!!  Earlier this week we blogged that we would give away this official Starbucks cute and cozy mug and peppermint hot cocoa set!  If you entered the drawing then your name went in the drawing that we do through random.org!  We had a good group of […]

Another Anniversary! 26 Years & Counting-Why It Works

Happy 26th Wedding Anniversary to my hubs. What a journey it has been and as we approach a very different empty-nesting chapter in late 2020 (is that really next year?!).  I reflect on the peaks and valleys of a long-lasting marriage.  Wedded bliss days and some challenging times make a 26-year union so far something […]

New Year, New Batch of Prize Drawings

It’s a new year and managedmoms.com has great prizes to give away so let’s kick off this week with this sweet & sturdy official Starbucks mug/hot cocoa set. This is nice for a Valentine’s gift idea or wedding gift. Or keep for yourself to enjoy. This set comes with two sturdy glass Starbucks mugs with […]

New Year Mental Mantras Equals Good Goals

Happy 2019! Have you ever heard a quote or words of wisdom that you bookmark in your mind and maybe even implement because the words are smart, have heart and work?!  I have and I am thankful.  Instead of a firm New Year’s resolution, I am reflecting on key phrases, mantras, words of wisdom…whatever you […]