For many, going out for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day is a tradition but, what about if you made it a date night every month? Or even every week?Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 29, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments
Personalized gifts are always popular. But dna11.com takes it to the next level as they use a person’s DNA, finger prints and kiss prints to create VERY unique artwork.
Just as we loved the DNA portraits we mentioned in our…
Added by Audreyvp on January 28, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments
With Valentine’s Day around the corner and references to the celebration of love and romance to be seen everywhere, I thought that it was timely to finally read this book that has been – repeatedly – recommended over the years. Before I had my two youngest daughters, a girlfriend mentioned the “must read”…Continue
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Every now and then comes along an artist that offers a really new perspective. Alexa Meade, all of 23 years old and not even officially trained in art, is one such remarkable person. And when we…
Added by Audreyvp on January 27, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments
There is no doubt that the transition from high school to college is a journey for both you and your teen. The magnitude of the move from 24/7 parent to empty-nester is not to be taken lightly, but your focus must be on helping your child in their journey. For many parents this requires a step back to allow your teen to explore their own needs and desires and take ownership of the process. But being involved without controlling the process can be a challenge.
Added by Audreyvp on January 27, 2011 at 7:43pm — No Comments
The meal prep/assembly shop concept has been around for a while. But I had personally never experienced it before. Why would I, I thought? Our family understands the value of family dinners and we do all sit down to dine together at least 4 times a week. And I know how to cook and – most of the time – enjoy it. Why would I ever need a meal prep service?…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 18, 2011 at 6:56pm — No Comments
We know that the advent of electronic reading devices has put a serious dent on the publishing business. Newspapers, magazines, book publishers, bookstores are dropping like flies. It was shocking at first. But, typical of catalytic cycles, we will evolve our habits with the new technologies.
Arising out of the publishing ashes is the next evolution of magazines: the independent digital mags. Where publishing was previously reserved for the elite few, it is now open to most anyone.…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 18, 2011 at 6:16pm — No Comments
I am not a big proponent on New Year’s resolutions but I must say that I did make one for this year. My biggest pet peeve is wasted food (ask any of my children) and my biggest nemesis is the veggie and fruit drawer in my fridge.
We have written about …Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 15, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments
There is no fighting it… Our kids jump online as soon as they can, signing up for Facebook, MySpace accounts and to countless other sites unknown to us adults. And of course, as parents, this raises legitimate concerns for cyberbullying, sexting, and other inappropriate or potentially unsafe behavior our kids might – unwittingly – exhibit while using their electronic…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 15, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Now that the holidays (and food-related excesses) are behind us, it’s time to focus on our health. More than a few of us have an “Eating Clean” resolution on our agenda this year. Which is why it’s completely apropos to introduce you to Einkorn wheat, an ancient species of hulled wheat. Einkorn, which ISN’T corn (translates precisely to…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 11, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments
I became a Social Worker right after I graduated from University. When my husband was first transferred to the States, I had lots of time one my hands so I decided to try yoga. After my first yoga class I was hooked and became immersed in the yoga community to a point where I was offered a job and soon worked my way up to a senior position at a large yoga…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 10, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments
As with all families, our Christmas morning’s agenda is all about opening presents and pulling fun gifts and treats out of stockings. But before that even happens, everyone needs to hold tight until the coffee and hot chocolate drinks are made and, more importantly, that the Chelsea Buns (our Christmas morning tradition) are baked. We nibble on these wonderfully gooey, decadent Chelsea Buns that I have prepared the night and just popped in the oven that morning. They are sooooo easy to make…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on December 20, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments
|Where do you start with these folks? They already have everything, they don’t want anything, they’re difficult and picky… We have some in our family too. What to do? Ignoring them is not a sensible option, whether the “impossible” person in question is the mother-in-law or the boss. So, then, we thought that these types should probably be receiving virtual gifts. No, not a virtual Facebook cupcake, but rather something that…|
Added by Audreyvp on December 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is the third annual Free Shipping Day. It’s an online event where a 1000+ merchants offer free shipping for a delivery by Christmas eve. It’s a “universal” one day agreement by some of the top (and some serious favorite) online merchants around. This year…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on December 15, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments
|As animal lovers we must, bien sûr, propose a gift guide for (wo)man’s best friends. For all the unconditional love and comfort that they provide us, we think they deserve their holiday treats too.
Here then are some great finds that Fido and Fluffy are going to love (well, the owners will…
Added by Audreyvp on December 14, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Are women hard to buy for? We certainly don’t think so.
Gentlemen, listen up! Know that we always love a little – relative term – bling (check out our compelling Jewelry Gift Guide! ), and should you need further inspiration, here are some other great gift ideas that any woman would love to receive. We could almost offer a…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on December 13, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments
There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on December 8, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments
What better way to get in the holiday spirit than witnessing the extravagant window displays put up by the fancy schmancy retailers. I love this type of assault on my visual sense. Oh, where to look next……Continue
Added by Audreyvp on December 7, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments
If the men in your life (husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, older son…) are anything like mine, I know that I can forget about getting a Christmas list from them. After 24 years of marriage I have finally stopped asking for one…Continue
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