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  • JBL Pulse: Review
    JBL Pulse: Review
    Wow! We weren't sure how we would feel about a full-power wireless speaker that doubled as a light show until we plugged this thing in. It's absolutely trippy. You really cannot fathom the coolness until you have seen it. It's...
  • Start Your Own Country Day: 10 questions you need to ask yourself first
    Start Your Own Country Day: 10 questions you need to ask yourself first
    Are you a free spirited person who believes that you could build a better world if you only had the land, the freedom to say what goes on in your land, and best of all… you make all the rules? If that sounds like the job you have been...
  • Need table setting help pronto? Look to Sparkle & Dine
    Need table setting help pronto? Look to Sparkle & Dine
    Just recently we’ve had the opportunity to try out a new venture from an innovative designer who is looking to capture a market in need.Stacia Marlow sent us a kit that contains key pieces for a tablescape. Our box was a: Kate Spade Inspired...
  • Christmas gift ideas and free crochet patterns for women
    Christmas gift ideas and free crochet patterns for women
    Finding a special gift for that special woman in your life can be daunting but making a gift isn't and if you are crafty with crochet hooks then you are ready for these quick and easy crochet gift patterns. Whether creating gifts for your...
  • turnkey leg
    Last chance to get a turkey leg before Thanksgiving at the Renaissance Festival!
    Don’t miss your last chance to chomp a turkey leg before Turkey Day! The 21st annual Carolina Renaissance Festival season ends at dusk this Sunday providing just two more days to enjoy the region’s great fall revel. The wildly popular...
  • Bachtoberfest II: Bach & Beer
    Event Review: Bachtoberfest II: Bach & Beer
    What a delightful event! If you were there, then you will agree with me that everything about this event was excellent! If you didn’t make it, then you will want to go next year, as this is becoming an annual event.Before the concert there...
  • 5 ways to have a merrier christmas
    5 Ways to enjoy the holidays
    Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. These 5 tips will help you enjoy any holiday more:Be honest with yourself- Will hosting a huge celebration make the holiday more enjoyable for your family? If not, don't do it. Will...
  • National Adoption Day:  One day really can make a difference
    National Adoption Day: One day really can make a difference
    Have you heard the news? According to a Boston Herald report published on Nov. 21, a very special, life-changing day of the year is only a few hours away. Nov. 22, 2014, isNational Adoption Day, an annual one-day event that raises awareness of the...
  • President headed to Las Vegas to speak on the immigration issue
    Obama uses executive action to stop illegal immigrants from being deported
    Barrack Obama announced that as President of the United States he is taking executive action and overstepping Congress and putting a stop to the deportation of certain illegal immigrants back to their own countries.The president said in his speech...
  • Thanksgiving foods
    Cheapest prices on Thanksgiving dinner foods, fixings and trimmings
    Turkey prices are lower, but we'll spend more on our 2014 Thanksgiving dinneroverall, said Bloomberg November 20. Here are ways to save and get cheapest prices on the bird, dinner foods, fixings and trimmings.Save big on Thanksgiving turkeys...
  • Thanksgiving dinner prices
    Thanksgiving dinner costs rising? Not if you know how to shop
    Thanksgiving dinner is going to cost consumers more in 2014, said Bloomberg on November 20. Turkey prices have dropped a skosh, but not enough to prevent a per-plate rise of $.37 compared to 2013. It's just a few cents shy of the most...
  • Review of Natural Dog Jerky and Meatballs from Simple Natural Treats
    Review of Natural Dog Jerky and Meatballs from Simple Natural Treats
    I'd rather give my pup natural dog treats rather than ones that are processed with fake garbage, and from her reaction, she prefers the real deal as well.She had the chance recently to try several goodies from Simple Natural Treats on Etsy and...
  • Christmas presents
    Meijer pre-Thanksgiving toy sale cheaper than Black Friday, more selection
    Looking to get cheapest prices on Christmas presents. while avoiding Black Friday sales? You can! Many stores sell toys before and after Thanksgiving that are below Black Friday prices. Case in point: Meijer is having a buy-one-get-one toy sale...
  • Amazon Black Friday deals starting early
    Amazon Black Friday deals starting early; 8 full days of deals
    Amazon is stepping things up this year and is starting Black Friday deals a week early with new deals every 10 minutes for 8 days.Starting tomorrow November 21, Amazon will release some great deals as often as every 10 minutes on electronics,...
  • Pre-vacation checklist
    Pre-vacation checklist for the home
    Everyone looks forward to taking a vacation and getting away from the daily grind. Oftentimes, we are so consumed with remembering what to pack, we forget the more important task of home security and safety. The next time you plan a trip away from...