Freebie Friday Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered this week’s drawing!  Today’s Freebie Friday drawing gift pack includes two cool items! I love today’s gift pack prize because the mug is a fitting gift to give to the teacher on your holiday list.  Teachers truly possess superpowers, especially during these crazy times…no question!   The pretty Macy’s earrings also […]

This Week’s Freebie Friday Holiday Gift Items Giveaway

Hard to believe that the holiday season is in full swing, but it is.  So, let’s kick off this week with a Freebie Friday drawing gift pack that includes two cool items that may work to give to folks on your gift list. I love this week’s gift pack because the mug is a fitting […]

AZ Local: Eat, Shop, Drink, Dance & Exercise at 5th Annual Kierland Pop Celebration This Weekend

It’s almost the weekend so consider “popping” over to where I’m headed…the fun outdoor 5th Annual Kierland Pop Celebration located in the Kierland Commons in Scottsdale.  This event satisfies all the senses and happens under the stars in the beautiful Kierland Commons with live music, great food, good drinks, unique art and raffle prizes.  Plus, […]

Freebie Friday Cocktail Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

This was a popular Freebie Friday prize! Thanks to all of you who entered this week’s drawing for a chance to win the perfect prize…a $30 gift card to Total Wine! Use it to buy ingredients for the festive purple and orange cocktail recipes we showed recently or for a nice bottle of autumn wine.  […]

Quick Tip Guest Post: Four Tips For Perfect Closet Organization

Have a closet you need organized? Most of us do.  When I heard about Amanda, the Closet Coordinator, I was intrigued and I asked her to share some quick tips on how to tackle and simplify the overwhelming closet organization process.  Read on to see Amanda’s 4 phase get organized guide.  I love these types […]

Enter This Week’s Cocktail Gift Card Giveaway Drawing

To celebrate the festive fun articles/morning show segments we ran on this blog this last week, let’s do a gift card giveaway drawing.  Cheers to that with the perfect prize of a $30 gift card to Total Wine! Last week I shared my morning show segment with two festive fun colorful orange and purple cocktail […]

AZ Local Quick Tip-Reserve AJ’s Thanksgiving Dinner Kit Now

Manic:  Happily confirming that my Thanksgiving Day dinner crowd will consist of ten people.  Bring on Turkey Day! Managed:  Working smart and planning the bulk of my holiday dinner with a preorder of AJ’s Fine Foods Grocery Store Thanksgiving prep meal kit.  I recommend this tip that allows the host to plan a traditional Thanksgiving […]

Quick Tip Simple Smart Skin Solutions

Bug bites, bruises, dry heels and more…the list goes on and on when it comes to ailments that disrupt the skin.  Here are a few of my family’s quick tips when it comes to simple smart skin solutions that I showed in my recent Your Life Arizona morning show segment.  Bonus – you probably have […]

Good News Quick Tip: Covid Rapid Tests Evolve Into Way More Comfortable Procedure

In August I had a rapid Covid test.  It was as bad as I had heard from folks who endured the stick way up the nose for 15 long and uncomfortable seconds.  But today I have good news.  For traveling reasons, I recently had a rapid Accula Covid RT-PCR Molecular test and it wasn’t bad […]

Quick Tip: Sleep Better Blackout Shades For Way Less Cash

Today’s quick tip is a big cost saver when it comes to buying blackout shades for windows that let in too much sunlight in the morning.  Empty nesting has transitioned the kids’ bedrooms into perfect guest rooms.  Recent guests to our home commented that our newly made guestrooms were almost perfect except for the bright […]

Quick Tip: Baby Stain Removal Tried & True Techniques

Lucky me, I have some new babies in my life since several of my relatives have recently had babies and are about to have a little one join the family.  So fun!  So, when guest post writer, Kay Escobia asked to share her tried and true techniques for all kinds of baby stains from spit […]

Quick Tips Summer Skin Solutions

Summertime brings summer skin issues so here are a few quick tips for smart solutions for your summer skin woes. Summer Skin Woe:  Summer Bug Bites! Summer Skin Solution:  A DEET-free bug spray solution that works! I was very fortunate to get to spend a month with my mother in Maryland last month. We went […]

Quick Tip: $200 Later-Know Before You Go To Airport Covid Test

Yes, you read that headline right!  A recent rapid Covid test at my local airport cost $200 a person!  Since a visit to grandparents was on the travel itinerary, a fast and convenient rapid Covid test at the airport pharmacy would give peace of mind for a safe trip around others.  I chose the airport […]

To My Friends Sending Kids Off To Young Adulthood…This!

As I watch so many of my pals tearfully send their babies off to college…or to the military…or to another path as adulthood has somehow crept up so quickly, I considered what I might share in this blog post.  With my oldest turning 24 in a few short months, enjoying his sports journalism career and […]

Quick Tip Garbage Disposal Stink Buster

Today’s quick tip may help you solve a stench mystery in your kitchen.  Sometimes that bad odor in the kitchen that you are trying to identify may be right under your nose…the garbage disposal! Don’t forget to regularly clean the disposal in addition to the sink.  Lemi Shine Garbage Disposal Cleaner uses the power of […]