Regular Heating Maintenance Will Save You Money

When it comes to the safety and preservation of our homes, it’s easy to overlook simple maintenance activities. We might notice a problem and think we’ll get to it “later”, or we might not even notice the problem at all. No matter if it is because you don’t see the need for spending money on a professional or if you just think you don’t need it, the reality is that deferred maintenance will come back and haunt you when you least expect it. Furnace maintenance in particular is one of the most important functions in your home....more

#tbt retail in Tonawanda, NY circa 1971

#tbt 1971 & some Tonawanda retail historySo much retail- so little time. Or something like that. I have just discovered the browse newspapers section of Fulton History and now I will be getting nothing done.Why 1971? Why not. Why Tonawanda retail history? Because that is the first newspaper I snagged since I know the area & remember some of the now closed stores....more

My Visit to the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom

Who could resist an invitation to a culinary playground? Not me. Last week I had the opportunity to tour the brand new Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom in Costa Mesa, California. It's nothing short of incredible. If you love to cook, it is like going to Disneyland. There are over 30 of these beautiful facilities in the country, and many people don't even know they exist. Join me for my visual tour, then find a showroom in your area....more

Kitten Holiday Wins Best Dating Blog of 2015 by Indie Chicks

Kitten Holiday has emerged as a favorite among singles who are tired of constantly regurgitated, trite dating advice, as evidenced by her win in The Indie Chicks blog contest. Funny, blunt, and laser focused on delivering the truth, even when it is controversial, Ms. Holiday offers renewed hope to women in the dating trenches, with advice she has field tested herself as a divorced mother of two, and sharing the war stories behind it all....more


As we transition into spring here in The Midwest, I’m trying to freshen up my beauty routine. I have a tendency to hibernate during the long, relentless winters we’re desperately trying to escape. I start slacking on things like my face regime and as a result, I end up with problem zones....more


“My nights are for overthinking and my mornings are for oversleeping” That quote basically summarizes my terrible sleep patterns.  I regularly go to sleep very late because that’s when I feel the most productive and the most creative...more

This is beauty sleep... at its best!

I love that this Garnier Ultra-Lift® Miracle Sleeping Cream™ Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream gets to work restoring my skin while I sleep. I don't have to worry about wiping it off 20 minutes after application or any precision spot placement. Skin is very dewy and glowing after application, but you just put it on and go to bed or, in my case work, for another hour or so before lights out. ...more

Big Miracles Have Little Beginnings

Having faith against all odds is often a moral that we, as parents, want to instill in our kids, and something we try to explain to them through stories and books. Today, I am thrilled to tell you about a brand new family friendly movie, hitting theaters on April 24, called the Little Boy movie that will give them a visual on how faith really can move mountains....more

Little Boy, The Movie