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Straight As & Working 60+ Hours a Week!

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Whoa. That’s all I can say about today’s post by Michelle Adams. She was able to maintain all As while juggling so much. I’m exhausted just hearing about her simultaneous commitments. Check out her 5 tips on what she did daily to maintain straight As and please share it with the students you know in […]

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Ideas for Caramel Apple Flavorings

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We happened across some gorgeous imagery of candied apple toppings. In particular, the several creative flavors which appear in the image below left us salivating and drooling, feeling pretty Pavlovish. The tricky part is not burning the sugar, at least it is for me! Click on the image below to see more of these beautiful […]

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7 Best Travels in the USA

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We’re currently under hurricane watch here in Texas. Harvey is a category 4 hurricane at the moment, but not much is going on in our neck of the woods in northeast Houston. Right now, southern California’s weather sounds PERFECT. What else is perfect? Well, according to Brianna the Casual Travelist, there are seven places you […]

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DIY: Fall Simmering Pot Recipe

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I love the smell of cinnamon sticks in the winter. I had never considered that I could do the same thing in fall, or as some say, autumn. I don’t know how that will go over with the family while we still have heat and humidity going on here in Houston, but I’ll give it […]

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DIY: Football Party Mason Jars

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We just found a site dedicated to…(drumroll)…Mason Jar projects. Seriously, it’s a thing, a quite popular thing at that! Today’s post is for those football fans & spouses who want to craft some personality into their season decor. Click on the image below to check out how they made these…

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DIY: Graham Cracker Pencil Snacks

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I remember chewing on my pencils in elementary school. Who didn’t chew on erasers too? OK, so maybe I’m in rare company with those facts. However, had I been access to chew on these kinds of pencils, I would have happily dropped the lead from the diet! Check out the “how-to” by clicking the image […]

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DIY: Galaxy Popcorn

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Here’s another recipe that looks too cool to eat…galaxy popcorn. To be honest, I got quite the laugh out of this site’s URL…RaisingWhasians.com, but let’s not delay your saliva-response to this popcorn deal. One of the most exciting aspects of my life was learning how popcorn actually pops. Also, discovering in my mid-thirties that honey […]

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DIY: Galaxy Candied Apples

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So, to celebrate the moon hanging out in front of the sun, we found this stellar DIY confection…galaxy-looking candied apples! I miss the candied apple days of youth. I have a hard time eating them now, especially because I don’t care to visit my dentist for popping a filling or finding a cavity. But, I […]

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College Back-to-School Gift DIY

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Several of our friends have older children heading back to school within the next few days, so here’s a great idea to send off with them. For a real surprise, it would be awesome to have a roommate or friend of theirs place this on their bed, on their door, or somewhere where they could […]

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Family Fun Night

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A busy household is no justification for the lack of quality time together, free from the stress and pressures of daily life. Having fun together is such a crucial component of family structure, but it can easily get bumped down the priority list if we aren’t careful. I like Kim’s take on her family’s Lego […]

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