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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Coupon Cache (or is that "cash"?)

I thought I was the Coupon Queen, but here is an idea that never occurred to me!  Ellen Madere (ellengetsitdone.com) from CT, suggests storing coupons in your car's glove compartment so they are always readily available when you need them.  What a great idea!

 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Digital Bouquets - Sweet Thoughts!

Redbookmag.com mentioned recently that their art director who was dating a guy long-distance frequently received texts with images of flowers...how sweet and easy!  
 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Treat?

So here's a cool (pun intended!) treat for Father's Day - "special" freezer pops (don't share these with the kids!).  Redbookmag.com has some great recipes for adult freezer pops with just a touch of alcohol.  Pina colada looked amazing:
 
Takes 5 minutes to make and 24 hours to freeze so think ahead!

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh sweet pineapple chunks (about 12 oz)
1 (15 oz) can sweetened cream of coconut (i.e. Coco Lopez)
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup light rum or coconut rum (and this is optional if you want the non-alcohol version!)
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
pinch of salt

Directions:
Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth and transfer mixture to a large pitcher.  Pour into ten
3 oz. freezer pop molds and insert sticks.  Freeze at least 24 hours before unmolding.

Check the website above for other fun recipes! (Where were these on Mother's Day?!)

Here's to your health!


Good Housekeeping (5/12) provides a list of reliable sites and apps to find answers and info regarding health issues you and/or loved ones may be facing:
breastcancer.org
diabetes.org
healthyminds.org
cdc.gov/physicalactivity.org

Visit goodhousekeeping.com for others that may help you get the answers you need!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OCD with DVDs!


I have an entire 3-shelf, hall-length closet filled with videos and DVDs! This is so cramping our storage space, but what to do? Well - the VHS tapes are old-school and still probably require at least one shelf all their own, but the DVDs? REALSIMPLE.com suggests putting all the DVDs in a single hard-case DVD organizer...Probably should have thought of this before, but this could actually mean linens fitting in a linen closet! Who is with me on this?!

Monday, June 11, 2012

And while we are on the topic of road trips...

With several of us potentially vacationing together, airline prices are a bit steep for us.  And gas for a road trip is still sky-high too...what to do?

Check out www.FuelMyRoute.com and select a grade of gas and enter your starting and destination points.  The site will identify the cheapest gas prices all along your route!  

 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Drive-by readings!

Hitting the road for vacation with the family or just you and your significant other?  Bypass the videos and the iPods for awhile and listen to audiobooks together.  With the kids, consider The Magic Tree House Collection or A Wrinkle in Time.  No kids along for the ride?  What about a great biography or a new James Patterson thriller?  And better yet...you can check them out from the library so no added expense for your trip!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

One scoop or two?

Love REALSIMPLE.com's suggestion for sand-castle building...take along an ice-cream scoop to use with the wet sand.  Your kids will love it (actually I want to try it out this summer)!