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Thanksgiving decorating

Yes the Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving, but a nice decorated table is a close second.  A cheap way to decorate your table is to buy a few candle holders of different sizes and put nuts and chestnuts in around a simple white candle.  Then get some leaves and greens and place then on […]

Inventive flower vase

Having just returned from Napa, I’m all about everything to do with wine.  I was looking online the other day and found this great post that used a wine bottle as a flower vase.  Think about it, there are some beautiful decorated bottles out there, why not use on as a vase.  Oh and the […]

The end of summer blues

The end of summer, it’s always depressing especially living in the Northeast because it’s alway so short.  But there are ways to get through it.  Here a small list to get you through: Update your wardrobe!  Buy yourself a cute new jacket for fall, perhaps a great new pair of boots, even a simple new […]

Imagination and a little bit of paint

I was walking home on the Upper East Side one night and came across this old, 1970’s TV cart outside a consignment shop.  I bought it for $20.00 and wheeled it home.  After a couple pieces of sandpaper, primer and white paint I picked up from Home Depot for $25.00, I spent the weekend transforming […]

Credit Karma

They say Karma is a b*tch, but Credit Karma is a simple, sweet application I have found.  https://www.creditkarma.com/ is a free website that tracks your debt and give you an updated credit score each month.  It also gives you a list of the best credit cards rates for balance transfers and tools you can use […]

My love/hate relationship with my air conditioner

I love summer…love, love, love summer.  The only thing I hate about summer is the time I have to put my air conditioner in. I grew up in a modest home, but one of the luxuries we did have was central air conditioning.  If you have central air in your home, you know how lucky […]

Cascade dishwashing for whites?

Yep.  Turns out a combination of 1/2 cup of cascade and 1/2 cup of clorox will turn your dingy whites like new again.  Just get a bucket (or fill your tub) with super hot water and soak your favorite tee or tank top in the solution for a few hours and wash as usual.  You […]

Countdown to summer

After a trip to visit the family in Myrtle Beach this month, my boyfriend’s mom had these great little towel clips.  They’re cute, fun and clip your towel in place on your beach chair.  No more towels flying everywhere when you get up.  Boca Clips can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond ($6.00 for a pack of 2).  Great find!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!  I decided to cook a traditional Easter dinner for Joe and I and googled all week for a traditional Easter menu.  I finally decided to do ham, string beans and scalloped potatoes.  I have to say, it was a really simple and easy menu to cook.  I bought a 10 lb ham […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

“Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.  Poems and songs with pipes and drums.  A thousand welcomes when anyone comes… That’s the Irish for you!”