Pizza is a great staple to instantly lift your mood and make your tastebuds tingle. Whether you prefer plain cheese, salty ham with sweet pineapple or an untraditional tangy BBQ topping, just one slice can put you at ease. Unfortunately, most traditional pizzas come packed with extra carbs and fat that a healthy-minded individual may [...]
You don't have to be an oenophile to enjoy a nice glass of wine at the end of a long day. Even the occasional drinker will end up with an empty wine bottle or two in the kitchen. You could recycle them, but why not re-purpose them to spruce up your interior decor? You can [...]
It’s a great feeling for kids and parents alike when a child comes home with a paper or exam with an “A” on it. However, what happens when your child arrives home crying over an upcoming exam or a mediocre project grade? Tension escalates, stress builds, and parent and child alike become overwhelmed and nervous. [...]
Disaster can happen at any time, often with little to no warning. Whether there’s a looming hurricane, tornado or blizzard, the destruction can leave you cut off from the outside world for days at a time. But thorough disaster preparation can, literally, save lives. In fact, having an emergency plan and a survival supply kit [...]
Introducing a new pet into your furry family should be a fun and exciting time. Pets, however, don’t always see it that way. When your dog or cat is used to being your number one, they may feel threatened or upset by the presence of another animal in the house, and as a pet owner, [...]
Almost every job comes with its share of difficulty and conflict, and these pressures can add up quickly, especially if you work in a field with a seasonal ebb and flow of deadlines during "the busy season." Even if you love your job, there are bound to be issues that crop up and leave you [...]
Winter is coming, and you never know when the first frost or — gulp! — blizzard will strike. Even if you live in an area where snow is rare, dropping temperatures and unpredictable weather make it important to be prepared for the long, dark days. If you haven't given thought to winterizing your home yet, [...]
Soft, luxurious velvet has often been associated with royalty — think of a king's crown and a queen's throne. It's also long been used for winter gowns and was popular during the Victorian Era, when royalty loved to show off their expensive taste. Because velvet was once made by hand with large quantities of silk thread, [...]