August 2016
Category Archive

DIY Chalkboard Serving Tray

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Decor & CraftsComments (0)

The summer season is in full swing and so are the parties!  Maintain your Hostess with the Mostess title with this Chalkboard Party Tray.  It’s the perfect way to serve up goodies at your next gathering! WHAT YOU NEED: Wood board (we bought a 10’ piece of 2×10 at Home Depot & had it cut [&hellip...

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Homebuilders Selected For New Hilltop Neighborhoods At Esencia On The Ranch

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, HomeComments (0)

The neighborhood builders have been selected and construction is now underway on model homes for the six brand new Hilltop Neighborhoods slated to debut this Fall at the inter-generational village of Esencia in South Orange County, announced Paul Johnson,...

Beating the Summer Ear Infection

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Expert Advice, HealthComments (0)

(HINT: WATCH OUT FOR WATER, TINY OBJECTS AND, YES, BUGS) Unlike the ear infection that is caused by a cold or fl u, the summer ear infection, caused by swimming and foreign objects making their way into your child’s ear, is quite different and requires...

Pets of the Month

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, CommunityComments (0)

Pretty little Nancy is ready and looking for her purrever home!  This curious little kitty just loves attention and is always there to greet you at the door.  Just over a year old, Nancy has a fun spunky personality and would make a great addition to almost...

Summer Swimming Safety

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Expert AdviceComments (0)

Whether it’s a pool, lake or ocean, summer is the time to make a splash. But before you cannonball into the water, plan ahead and keep in mind important safety tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 10 people die of...

Your Back-to-School Pantry

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, FoodComments (0)

Tips to stocking your cupboards and fridge with healthy choices for the new school year From new backpacks and lunch boxes to folders, paper and pencils, the end of summer signals a return to a more structured schedule. At our house, that means no more...

Summertime in Lake Tahoe

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, TravelComments (0)

Situated on the California-Nevada state line, South Shore is one of those fantastic year-round destinations Asnowy wonderland in winter and a water enthusiast’s dream in summer, there’s never a bad time to visit the spectacularly scenic South Shore of...

I Wish I Would Have Thought Of (Before Sending My Child Off to Kindergarten)

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Expert AdviceComments (0)

Every mom I know has experienced more than a little nervousness when sending their child off to kindergarten – whether their son or daughter is preparing for their first-ever classroom experience or they are more “seasoned” schoolgoers having been to...

Kids Behaving Badly. Is Your Child Out of Control?

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

As I write this, I am thinking of one poor mom (let’s call her Sarah) whose daughter, Kaitlin (her name is also changed) was in my son’s first grade class.  In the early part of the school year, her 6-year-old was often openly defiant and disobedient...

Are You Ready for a Furry Addition to Your Family?

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Home LifeComments (0)

When my husband and I were in the market for a new home, we often took the kids with us to view open houses. At the time, we lived in a house with a great deck for entertaining, but no yard for little ones to run around – and certainly no space for a puppy...