Thinking About Summer Travel

Z.E.N. expired passport

Phil and I just started thinking about travel plans for this summer.  We are not sure where we want to go yet, but we do know that we want to travel internationally.  As we were brainstorming and researching summer travel destinations, I vaguely remembered that children’s passports don’t last as long as adult passports.  So,…

Where The Barefoot Executive Delivers And Fails

the barefoot executive book

Carrie Wilkerson’s latest business book, The Barefoot Executive – The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss & Achieving Financial Freedom is getting tons of rave reviews. I heard about Carrie Wilkerson quite some time ago, but I never really took the time to learn what she was all about, and I never purchased any…

IHealth HS3 Bluetooth Body Scale Review

iHealth HS3 Bluetooth body scale

Swimsuit season is quickly approaching, so it’s time for me to start getting bikini ready! I’m not overweight, but I have put on a few pounds this winter that I need to get rid of. I have been trying to monitor my weight, but my scale, which I’ve had for almost ten years is not…

Meal Ideas for Groundhog Day – February’s Forgotten Holiday #HormelFamily

Sauteed pork and okra with Jasmin Rice

Groundhog day comes and goes every year, but it is one holiday that I’ve never thought much about in the past.  This year however, Z.E.N. came home from school talking about it.  Apparently, they learned about it in school and of course he had a bunch of questions. So while I was driving Z.E.N. to…

What Is A Leap Year?

what is a leap year photo of february 29 2012 calendar

I’m sure you’re already well aware that 2012 is a leap year, but what exactly does that mean? The answer to the question “what is a leap year” is a fairly simple one. A leap year is a year in which the calendar has an extra day added to it. This day is needed once…

Z.E.N.’s Looking Cool Thanks to #MyHartstrings

hartstrings grey jeans

When it comes to clothing, my five year-old Z.E.N. has a mind of his own.  He really loves clothes.  His love affair with clothes has caused quite a bit of grief to say the least.  Remember the melt down I talked about last spring, when he wanted to purchase a certain suit?  Well he’s still…

Eating Healthy Takeout

Eating healthy takeout

Eating takeout food is a huge aspect of modern day living due to the increasing need for convenience in our lives. Certainly, there are many foods served in restaurants which are healthy, however, restaurant foods have this tendency of being rich in fat and servings are usually bigger as well. They dish up one temptation…

Keeping Myself Organized Online with Clipix

My clipix clipboard on books

Are you looking for a great way to easily save all those websites, pictures and articles you find online? Well then you definitely want to take a look at Clipix.

The Secret World of Arrietty – Movie Review

secret world of arrietty

Synopsis Arrietty (voice of Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (voices of Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (voice of Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert…

{Love}ly Quotes for Valentine’s Day

quote - Love flies, Runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back by Thomas A. Kempis

In honor of Valentine’s day, I wanted to list some lovely quotes about love. Enjoy!   Hope you enjoyed these Cute Quotes for Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day!