Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Low cost but maximum fun staycation ideas
It’s Spring Break time again! If you are traveling, have a safe trip. If you are staying close to home, then get ready for some fun in your own living room. Pinterest Week – My daughter and I love Pinterest. From craft ideas to recipes for mouthwatering chocolate treats to science experiments for kids, we pin all kinds of fun and creative ideas. However what is the fun of pinning, if you don't get to try out these ideas? Spring Break week is the perfect time to choose some of your favorite ideas and make it a party. Sit down with the kids and pick one activity or craft and one recipe to make every day of Spring Break. Invite some friends over to try their ideas, too. Then create a new Pinterest Board to highlight the ideas you loved best. …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Traveling the country with friends proves to be more rewarding than I'd anticipated.
“Who ordered the Super Grits?” the waitress says as she delivers our dinners. I expect her to add, “Y’all done come from somewhere else?” but she’s too busy for small talk. The bayside restaurant in Apalachicola, Florida is jammed. My husband and my friend Becca raise their hands. “Right here,” they say. “Alrighty,” she says. “And how about the crab cake?” “That’s me,” I say, taking the plate. God, this looks delicious. “Gumbo and oysters on the half-shell?” she says, pronouncing oysters as"oh-sters". Sean takes both plates. “Shrimp basket?” she asks, holding it aloft. “Right here,” Sue says, smiling. “And the grouper,” she says, setting down the basket in front of Becca’s husband, John. I’m in the Florida panhandle with my family for …
Friday, April 8, 2011
What did you do over your spring break?
Whether you're in grade school, high school or college, what have you done over your spring break? If you're beyond those years, what's your favorite spring break memory? Were you crazy? Conservative? Bored out of your mind? Wondering why it wasn't longer? Shorter? If you're a teacher, what's your favorite thing to treat yourself to over the break? If you're a parent, are you counting the hours until it's time for the kids to get back to their normal routine? If you're a single parent or a dual income family, what sort of arrangements do you make for childcare over the break?
Friday, March 18, 2011
Topics for your consideration.
Ever have one of those days...the kind where your mind overflows with observations and questions in no particular order? If not, consider yourself warned: it's bound to happen at least once. Today's my day for a mishmash of musings. I'd love to know your thoughts on any of the topics below: Whew…glad that’s over! Northwestern University’s winter quarter exams end today and spring break officially begins. Hitting the road A friend of mine whose daughter is enrolled at Giordano Dance School reports the school announced last week it's moving to Chicago. Another Evanston institution, Roycemore School is also on the move…though it will remain in Evanston. The school's original site is 640 N. Lincoln and the new site is at 1200 Davis …