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5 Newport Mansions Worth Visiting

If you’re planning on vacationing in or near Newport, Rhode Island, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. One of the favorite attractions is the Newport mansions. Newport was the summer vacation spot during America’s Gilded Age. Many rich families of the time built huge and ostentatious “summer cottages” to represent their status… Read More »

5 Grilled Pork Recipes For Labor Day

5 Grilled Pork Recipes For Labor Day

This is a sponsored post for the National Pork Board, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Labor Day is just about here. It’s a time to say goodbye to carefree summer days, and embrace the coming of the busy fall season.  Labor Day is also the perfect day for grilling. Instead of grilling… Read More »

Our Weekend Getaway to Rhode Island

Our Weekend Getaway to Rhode Island

I received a complimentary overnight stay to facilitate my review. Have you ever visited Rhode Island? Rhode Island is an ideal summer weekend getaway. The weather this time of year is usually gorgeous, and the state offers a variety of sites for travelers who are eager to explore. We visited not too long ago and… Read More »

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7 Labor Day Weekend Events to Check Out in NJ

New Jersey is hopping with Labor Day weekend events. Here are seven of the biggest and best events to celebrate the end of another summer: South Plainfield 53rd Annual Labor Day Parade The Public Celebrations Committee of South Plainfield is proud to present the annual Labor Day Parade. Since Z.E.N.’s school is in South Plainfield,… Read More »


Helping Our School With Box Tops For Education

I’m pretty sure you’ve you have seen Box Tops for Education on your cereal boxes, snack boxes, and many other products that you purchase in the supermarket. Are you taking full advantage of these Box Tops and helping the schools in your community? You should!  Clipping box tops is such an easy way to help… Read More »

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How To Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

This post and images about how to boost your home’s curb appeal are brought to you by James Hardie products. Opinions shared are 100% mine. There is a lot of competition when you’re selling your home. The best way to get a sale is to price your home right. However, it’s also important to make… Read More »

Lunchbox Snacks

Lunchbox Snacks For Kids

School opens in just under two-weeks for us here in New Jersey so I really need to start thinking about school lunches and lunchbox snacks. Although his school offers hot lunch, I prefer to pack my own healthy lunch for him. The issue I run into is finding new meal and snack ideas so that… Read More »

Printable lunchbox notes

Printable Lunchbox Notes for Boys

  Last year, I started adding little printable lunchbox notes to Z.E.N.’s lunchbox and he loved them. I found most of the printables on other blogger’s sites, and always wanted to make my own but just wasn’t sure where to start.  Well I recently learned about a site called GraphicStock.  It boasts of one of… Read More »