Back to School with Food Allergies

Backpacks, lunch boxes, new clothes, and shoes…..oh my!  It’s that time of year again.  When careless summer days fade into schedules and carpools galore.  Going back to school is an exciting time for most kids. Young ones are eager to find out whom their teacher will be and whether or not their best friend is in their class. Parents are

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7 Effective Tips to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer Season

7 Effective Tips to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer Season Summertime is already here so it’s time to discover 7 effective tips to keep your home cool this summer season. While it’s a perfect season to explore and enjoy the outdoors, it’s also the time of the year when we need to cool down our home for our own

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Anything Keeper Organizer

Anything Keeper Organizer Recently I was given the opportunity to try an Anything Keeper Organizer. From the designer of the Coffee Keeper, the Anything Keeper helps keep your house organized by allowing you to store things and keep them out-of-the-way and out-of-sight! Perfect for your kitchen, office, bathroom, or recreational vehicle, the Anything Keeper allows you to store all your

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Farmers Markets in Wayne County 2018

It’s that time of year! Time to shop your local farmers market for fresh produce, meat, cheese, homemade sweets and breads, plants and flowers, and more! Support the local economy by shopping your local farmers market. To find out more, check out my post entitled 10 Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market.    Farmers Markets in Wayne County Allen

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Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

Patriotic Clothespin Wreath I’ve always adored these type of patriotic clothespin wreaths so when Oriental Trading gave me the opportunity to create a project from their products, I knew what I had in mind. Although you may see similar wreaths online, I don’t think there is one quite like this! I think the “Proud to be American” banner gives this

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Healthy Foods to Lose Belly Fat

  The holidays are over and most of us are left with one unwanted gift…belly fat! It’s much easier to gain than lose (as we all know). The good news is there are healthy foods to lose belly fat! Of course, adding in exercise helps in losing the fat and it’s good for our overall health. Below is a list of

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Red Sneakers for Oakley #LIVLIKEOAKS

Autumn’s Story I am a food allergy mom.  Both of my daughters have life-threatening food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, and pine nuts.  If they were to eat, even a minuscule amount of their allergen, their body would go into anaphylactic shock. Anaphylactic shock occurs when there is inadequate blood flow to critical organs of the body during a life-threatening

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Christmas Music and Baking Tips

Christmas Music and Baking Tips One of my favorite activities before the holidays is baking while listening to Christmas music. Both bring me joy, contentment, and relaxation. If I want to start getting into the holiday spirit this is my fix. So tonight I turned on the music and began baking chocolate oatmeal cookies. For some reason, I’ve been craving

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15 Children’s Books that Promote Kindness

In a world full of hatred, hostility, and selfishness, kindness must begin with us! It is true that our actions speak louder than words, but books can reach the heart of children and inspire many conversations and concepts. Please take a look at these 15 children’s books that promote kindness. A changed world can begin with your and your child! Have

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15 Inspirational Children’s Christmas Books: All 5-Star Amazon Prime

15 Inspirational Children’s Christmas Books: All 5-Star Amazon Prime There are all kinds of Christmas books available for the children in your life, but my favorites are inspirational ones…those that inspire children in some way, teach them a lesson, show the true meaning of Christmas, or set them in the mood for the holiday of giving. After searching Amazon, I came

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