Grocery Items to Stockpile for Easy Meals

  Ideas That Spark: Kitchen Flair Stock the Perfect Pantry From the Editors of Ideas That Spark By Susan Korones Gifford In these long winter weeks, you’re most likely avoiding your usual round of grocery store, gourmet shop and health food market. That’s why it’s essential to stock some staples in your pantry, freezer and [...]

Monsters Be Gone: Toddler Sleep Issues

So, I have told you all before that it is a constant battle to get my oldest son Mason to go to sleep.  Although he has improved -slightly- we still battle almost every night. Our latest battle…MONSTERS. Mason: “Mommy I can’t go to sleep. There are monsters in my closet.” Mommy: “There are no monsters.” Mason: “Yeeeees [...]

Homeowners insurance: May cover your food spoilage

We have been hit hard by the storm and our power did not stay on. This created a huge amount of spoiled food. I almost cried as I loaded garbage bags full of my refrigerator and freezer’s contents. Why? Well, my budget would have been ruined and that coupled with the high electric bill was going [...]

Homemade Cleaning Products

 This post is from our partners at Studio One Networks. Ideas That Spark: Home Style Be a Clean Freak … for Less From the Editors of Ideas That Spark By Sarah Mahoney It took a bout of unemployment to jolt Joyce Wilden of Melbourne, Fla., out of the cleaning products aisle. “We were out of [...]

Repurposing Plastic Bags & Snow

Heather wrote this e-mail after  we received a foot of snow last week. She has some great tips in repurposing items when in a pinch! If necessity is the mother of inventions, then what are you using or repurposing to get you through? I have used an old baby bottle dryer for drying my hats [...]

Tips for Eco-friendly Driving

Life & Beauty Weekly: Happy You Eco-friendly Driving Tricks Anyone Can Do By Elizabeth Brownfield for Life & Beauty Weekly In an eco-perfect world, we’d all drive zippy little electric cars. Or better yet, we’d take public transportation and walk everywhere. But with work, running a household, carpooling and your social life, living without your [...]