AZ Local: AJ’s Thanksgiving Dinner PreOrder: How It Works

A few year ago, I tried the AJ’s Fine Food’s holiday dinner pre-order meal plan and it worked well, tasted great and happily fed all.  And no one guessed that I had a little help from AJ’s Fine Foods.  If you are considering cooking Turkey Day dinner, but need a little help, check out this […]

Halloween Wines & Autumn Sangria Recipe

Who has fallen for Fall?  I sure have with cooler temperatures, a return to long sleeves, everything pumpkin, Halloween and yummy autumn sangria!  Check out these two festive and fun Halloween wines and a tasty autumn sangria recipe that will have your October guests asking for seconds! First let’s talk wine!  I cheered out loud […]

Last Minute Fabulous 4th of July Party Food & Drink Ideas

Manic:  You have been invited to or are hosting a 4th of July celebration and you need something fun and festive to bring…but also something that is easy and simple to prepare. Managed:  I put together an assortment of ideas for you to quickly choose from.  Some are from awesome social media and some are […]

Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

Mother’s Day is coming right up on Sunday, May 8th so I have gift ideas that are unique, thoughtful, some funny and some that are earth friendly and give back, too.  Take a look and Happy Mother’s Day out there! To see the article that accompanies this video with prices, websites and links visit the […]

Simple & Scrumptious Holiday Recipes

Manic:  Coming up with new and unique recipe ideas every holiday season.  Hard to believe that the holidays have rolled around again. Managed:  Worked with wonderful Shamrock Farms to share some terrific holiday recipes from our family and friends’ cookbooks using yummy Shamrock Farms ingredients like festive eggnog, creamy half and half, the irresistable Shamrock […]

Fun & Festive Gift Ideas!

Manic:  Now!  November has arrived, so it is time to start thinking about and/or shopping for your holiday gifts. Managed:  Did some shopping to give you ideas for the different folks on your list.  Check this out for cute ideas for kids, items that work for both gals and guys, kiss the cook gifts and […]

Halloween Decor Designed By A Tween That Didn’t Cost A Dime

Happy Halloween and if you are reading this on Saturday, I hope you had a wonderful and safe Halloween. This year we did not spend one cent on Halloween decorations and for my Halloween loving daughter, that was a sacrifice.  Although we have been so crazy busy this year, that she didn’t ask for anything […]

A Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Idea That Gives Back

If you are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift idea that gives back, consider sending that special someone a singing Valentine.  Phoenix barbershop quartet, Vocal Edition does just that and they give a portion of the proceeds back to the Youth In Harmony foundation that supports youth participating in the Fine Arts.The money provides […]

Check Out These Holiday Gift Discounts & A Free Giveaway, Too!

If you still have some holiday shopping to do, has some deals for you today.  If you are interested in receiving a FREE order of the awesome customized lip balm from Eco Lips, then email me by 5pm this Sunday, December 15th by 5pm Arizona time and your name will go in a drawing […]

Holiday Gifts Ideas for People & Pets

Manic:  The calendar!  Just like every year, the calendar is moving fast and the countdown to the holidays is on! Managed:  Did some shopping for you to see what’s out there for the teenager, mom, dad and even the pets on your list. Plus I show some fun gift ideas to take to the host […]

Check Out These Homemade Haunted Halloween Decorations

Happy Halloween!  One of our subscribers (also my cool cousin), Bridget Shaw from Maryland, sent us these fun pictures of what they did for their big Halloween party.  I wasn’t surprised by how clever some of her creepy creations are because Bridget is a talented designer and storyboard artist and has even worked on […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Manic:  Just when it seems like life is slowing down a bit, Father’s Day is upon us.  I am blessed to have a wonderful Dad, Father-in-law, step-Dad and hubby, so I did some shopping. Managed:  Put together a list of Dad’s Day gift ideas based on the different personalities that may be on your shopping […]

A Pretty Mother’s Day Gift Idea & Special Discount!

One advantage of having a blog like this one is that companies reach out to me and offer my readers and subscribers special discounts and this one is just in time for Mother’s Day.  Check out the limited edition Pop Love I Necklace from k2o by Karen Ko and get a 10% discount off your entire order. […]

A Fun Holiday Travel Pack Gift Idea for the Family

     Manic:  Coming up with creative gifts that I haven’t given to my loved ones before. Managed:  Thought of a fun idea and I decided to share in case you still need a few easy gift ideas! One thing I know for sure that our family will do in 2013 is take one or […]

Christmas Cocktails & Other Holiday Beverage Ideas

Manic:  Putting on a party or attending a holiday event, but not knowing what beverage to bring that is festive and fancy…but easy! Managed:  Decided to do some shopping to see what holiday beverages are out there that are tasty, economical and will enhance the party quickly and easily!  I found some good spirits and […]