100 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

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Toothpaste Lego® Mixels Baseball Cards Hair elastics $5 iTunes® Gift Card Colored Pencils Pencil sharpener Glue Sticks Fuzzy Socks Chapstick Stretchy Gloves Bouncy Balls Glitter Sharpies (why do kids love Sharpies so much?) Rainbow Loom bands Cheap Sunglasses Coupons (extra screen time, day off from … [Read more...]

Review: 2Up Shiraz

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Who: 2Up What: Shiraz (14% ABV) When: 2013 Where: Australia Why: Because everyone needs a guilty pleasure. There are people who love fall for the crisp weather and the gorgeous leaf show Mother Nature puts on. And while I’m all about the pretty colors, I look forward to fall because I know that soon, very soon, there will be a new season of Grey’s Anatomy. I know, I know. … [Read more...]

25 Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Moms

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Mom's stocking won't be hard to fill with these great ideas that come straight from the source! 1.) Coupons - do the dishes, no cooking, date night 2.) Chapstick 3.) Lip Gloss 4.) Teas 5.) Chocolate 6.) Fuzzy Socks 7.) Starbucks GC 8.) Scented Candles 9.) Post its 10.) Hair elastics 11.) Nail polish 12.) Nail files 13.) Nail Polish Remover 14.) Mini bath products 15.) Earplugs 16.) … [Read more...]

Observation of the Day:

Anyone else regretting the Elf on the Shelf decision? … [Read more...]

View from the Empty Nest: Wrong Number

Remember land lines? When the phone on your kitchen wall would ring, and you would answer it and talk to somebody? And that was it? You couldn’t see people’s lunch photos on it, or get a text message? Life was so much simpler then. Now, we feel compelled to stay in touch with everybody all the time. I think that the population of the world really needs to see the latest pictures of my … [Read more...]

Observation of the Day

Age 40 means chin hair. As if the wrinkles and muffin top weren't bad enough. … [Read more...]

Yours, Mine and Theirs: Sorry I’m Not Sorry My Kid Didn’t Get Her Homework Done

Dear Third Grade Classroom Teacher: Sorry I'm not sorry Curlytop didn't get her homework packet done. I know your weekly schedule is probably very busy, and finding time to make sure my daughter is completing her assigned work is probably pretty stressful. To add to your chaos level, you happen have the distinct misfortune of having me as one of your classroom parents. Not that I'm a total … [Read more...]

10 Last Minute DIY Adult Halloween Costume Ideas

This article is brought to you courtesy of Gnarly Head Wines. For more Halloween Fun, be sure to download the Gnarly Booth App and try a glass of their limited-release Authentic Black. Christmas Tree Wear a green top, green shorts or skirt and brown tights or leggings. Wrap yourself in battery-operated Christ lights and safety pin Christmas ornaments all over you. Where a Santa hat, angel, or … [Read more...]

View from the Empty Nest: What We All Wish We Could Ask That Doctor at the Cocktail Party

1.) I have been having these pains behind my right eye when I watch more than three hours of HGTV  at one sitting. Could this be a tumor? Would eye drops help? 2.) Do you watch Grey’s Anatomy? Don’t you just love it? 3.) Whenever I blow my nose, my ears itch. Is this serious? And can people drown using Neti Pots? 4.) How do you know if you have hemorrhoids? 5.) I get backaches … [Read more...]

10 Fun and Easy DIY Halloween Kids Costume Ideas

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This article is brought to you courtesy of Gnarly Head Wines. For more Halloween Fun, be sure to download the Gnarly Booth App and try a glass of their limited-release Authentic Black. 1.) "Carl" from the movie UP -wear a gray cardigan, bowtie, black-framed glasses -use a cane or walker -carry (or attach) a bunch of colorful balloons 2.) Clark Kent / Superman -Wear a pinstripe (or … [Read more...]