When we downsized from our family home in the suburbs to a townhouse in the city, I did okay with planning for the smaller space. But, saying goodbye to my favorite plants was really hard, especially the hydrangea we planted when our son got married. I don't have the best green thumb, but... I knew I wanted to carry a few plants with me to the new neighborhood. So, I consulted with the few true gardeners in my life, did some research a la google, and tried to reroot a plant (several ... Read More about How to reroot a plant: Gardening made easy!
Every weekend during football season, we plan a menu based on a theme -- sometimes healthy, usually not! Last weekend's theme was "healthy-ish" game day snacks. We had veggies and hummus, homemade baked pita chips and air fryer chicken tenders. Of course, going healthy meant my usual blue cheese dip wouldn't be the best choice. So, looking for intense flavor, my husband "invented" a cranberry mustard dipping sauce that tastes as great as it is easy to make! --> Read our best air fryer ... Read More about Easy cranberry mustard dipping sauce
In 2002, our boys were little. We moved from Ohio to North Carolina and built a house in the 'burbs. It had everything we could want, four bedrooms, a playroom, office, formal dining room and a separate bathroom for the kids. We had a large back yard with the swing set, a deck, trees to climb and a quiet street for bike riding. Of course, we added the portable basketball hoop in the driveway. Idyllic! And then they grew up. Well, there's still one left, but she's pretty low maintenance ... Read More about Downsizing your home: Esential tips for getting started
Football season is upon us -- my favorite "season" of the year! And I'm not the only one! In a call last week with my oldest son, who lives in Birmingham with his wife, he said, "Football Saturdays are my happiest childhood memories." Swoon! Just this morning, my second son, a senior at UNC-Greensboro, texted to our family chat, "Guys there is a football game tomorrow!!!" Yes, with the exclamation points. On a Friday. Before 9 a.m. Double swoon! This post may contain affiliate links for ... Read More about 30+ Gameday Foods everyone will love!
Dear Mom (and Dad, too), You made it! Your kid survived infancy, preschool, kindergarten, middle school and high school. You celebrated the achievements. You comforted him through the disappointments. Now, he's going to college. (I say he because I've sent two boys, not because this doesn't apply also to daughters.) You've done all you can. The stuff is purchased -- no doubt way too much stuff! The bags and boxes are packed. The day approaches. He's going to college. He's ... Read More about Dear Mom, Your kid’s going to college. You’ll be okay.