Like this? Then share it with your friends! I thought my kitchen was a safe haven for my family to enjoy our meals together. But did I get an awakening when I read some of the articles from the experts at the Home Food Safety website. The Home Food Safety website is dedicated to raising consumer awareness of how to handle food safely and avoid spreading foodborne illnesses and bacteria. Boy did it get my attention! Here are some quick tips that I found off the bat: Wash hands for 20 seconds with warm soapy water often Use a food thermometer to make sure you’re cooking food to theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! One night I had a dream that we went on vacation. Don’t laugh, any of you with kids knows how pricey it gets to haul around a gaggle of screaming kids, not to mention the headaches of planning and execution of a so-called “relaxing vacation”. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to visit tropical places as much a the next gal, but is that practical with 3 boys, and a dad who says that “we’ll need a vacation from our vacation”? Back to my dream…it was fantastic, relaxing, and the kids were quietly humming in the backRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Last year, I saw this neat looking little gadget called NeatReceipts(made by NeatCo) in Costco for $125. I don’t usually splurge on myself (as my husband will attest to), so I passed it up because it seemed like a bit of a waste of money. Since I’m a true computer geek and I know a lot about scanning and OCR, I figured I could just do the same thing with my good old All-in-One and ReadIris OCR. When that didn’t work as well as I’d hoped, I asked my husband to buy me that cute little NeatReceipts package for Christmas. MyRead More →

Well, whadda ya know…I’m now a Purex Insider 😉 I think it’s cool that I’ll be getting samples of new products to test before the general public, don’t you? I just LOVE being special! But now more about Purex Crystals Softener. The box that this sample size bottle of Purex Crystals came in was really pretty and shiny blue. I guess they did their reasearch and realized that I’ve been partial to blue lately. I opened it up and there was this miniature bottle in it’s own little form-fitted foam case. The  bottle was SO adorable, how could I NOT love it? But I hadn’t ever used fabric softenerRead More →