Grow Your Own Tomatoes

The number one vegetable grown every year is tomatoes. People grow the small grape tomatoes to toss into their salads, Roma tomatoes are known for the robust flavor in sauces, an the big boys like Beefsteak which are best sliced to top a burger or as part of a Capresi salad with balsamic vinegar and mozzarella cheese. So many tomatoes… so little time. It doesn’t matter what part of the country you live in, you can grow your own tomatoes like a pro. >> Save and share this on pinterest >> Save and share this on facebook >> Save and […] Read more »

Christmas Lights + Decorations in Brooklyn [Dyker Heights] {pt. 2}

Click here if you missed “Christmas Decorations in Brooklyn part one” As a native New Yorker, Christmas was always a magical time for me. After moving to Florida, I wanted to make sure my own kids got to see this spectacular display of lights, animations and decorations. I took all these videos on our last trip back home to Brooklyn. Enjoy and Merry Christmas! Read more »

Christmas Decorations in Brooklyn NY {pt. 1}

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is see all the beautiful decorations that our neighbors have on their houses. There are some houses in Brooklyn that go ALL OUT and every year it just amazes me. Two years ago we took our kids back to Brooklyn to show them this amazing display of lights, animation and festivity. Enjoy! Want to see more of my Brooklyn Christmas videos? Check out part two! Read more »

Thanksgiving Dinner at Pasta Faire

My family and I decided to go out to eat for Thanksgiving this year. My husband & I have been so busy trying to build up our business that we really needed some down time, and preparing and cooking a Thanksgiving meal was not what we wanted to do. We checked the menus at a few local places and decided on Pasta Faire. They had the best selection for all of us to be able to choose what we wanted. We started out with some fresh, hot bread with olive oil to dip. Then onto the entrees. My husband had Prime […] Read more »

Halloween Shopping {and yummy cake!}

Are you done with your Halloween shopping yet? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, second only to Christmas. I’ve always had a love for things that were spooky and creepy, so I look forward to this time of year. I went to my local Walgreens for some Halloween ideas and also to check out their new Balance Rewards program. You can earn points on thousands of items when you shop online or in their stores, plus you’ll get 500 points on every prescription you fill. A cool feature of #BalanceRewards is that members of their Walk With Walgreens program, will […] Read more »

Spring Arts and Crafts Your Kids Will Love

Spring offers the perfect time for our children to get creative and have fun! Here are some quick go-to craft ideas that are perfect for the season. Flower pot decorating: Children love to garden and they’ll love this fun project! What you will need: Clay flower pot Gardening soil Spring flower of your choice Paint and other decorative elements This project is relatively simple but can keep your child busy for hours. First, allow your child to create his/her very own flower pot. Allow him to be creative with paints and other decorative elements. Using jewels, stickers, ribbon, etc. is […] Read more »

National Flower Month: May Day Basket Ideas

May is National Flower Month and a great month for children’s craft projects. With May Day, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day there are lots of great holidays in May that you and your children can make crafts for. Here is one we have done and it’s also one of our favorites. They can be made simple for tiny hands or more complex for that budding Picasso. For May Day this year we created May baskets. This is a great craft for the younger ones to practice scissor skills and the older ones to hone in on theirs. It is simple […] Read more »