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A Loving Message to NNY Businesses

A Loving Message to NNY Businesses

My family and I returned from a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN this past weekend, and after our time down there, and our overnight stays first in Roanoke, VA, on the trip down, then in Hagerstown, MD, on the trip back, I return with a well-meaning message to NNY businesses. 1. Visitors shouldn’t have to searchContinue Reading

How To Not Suck at Being a Passenger on an Airplane

I read an article in the July Issue of Wired magazine that talked about airplane etiquette. As it is summer and the traveling season, I thought it was perfectly timed. It also got me thinking. What is it about being on a plane that causes us to play the every-man-for-himself card with almost total disregardContinue Reading

Essential Art Supplies Everyone Should Have

Essential Art Supplies Everyone Should Have

I’ve read quite a few articles and blogs about “must have art supplies” for kids and adults. Things we should always have on hand incase inspiration strikes. Some of these lists are amazing, and I need/want to buy everything on the list that I don’t already have (this is where my Michaels’ coupons go). OthersContinue Reading

If Video Killed the Radio Star….

…. than cell phones might just be killing our creative spirits. Not to alarm anyone, but I had an epiphany yesterday… my cell phone is most likely the reason I don’t have enough time to be more creative. I just spent the last 4 mornings teaching an Art camp for kids ages 11-13. On MondayContinue Reading

New Family Movies on Netflix, starting July 1

New Family Movies on Netflix, starting July 1

Netflix is bringing some excellent family movies to their subscription streaming service starting TODAY! Here’s a few I’m excited to either watch again myself, or share with the family on Family Movie Night. “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979) “The Karate Kid” (1984) “The Karate Kid II” (1986) “The Karate Kid III” (1986) “Honey, IContinue Reading

Di on Deployment: The Adjustment Period

Di on Deployment: The Adjustment Period

Whelp, the deployment is in full effect at this point and having said “see you later” to your beloved hero, while gut-wrenching, has begun to sink in. Entering The Adjustment Period… The seemingly forever-empty passenger seat in the car, downsizing your meal plans, making sure your sixteen-year-old remembers how dad taught him to take careContinue Reading

Ticks in NNY & What to Do if You Find One

Ticks in NNY & What to Do if You Find One

First, the bad news:  when it comes to ticks, the deck is stacked against us Northern New Yorkers.  New England is one of the worst areas in the country for Lyme disease, the most commonly reported tick-borne disease.  Ticks as small as 1/16” can transmit disease, so good luck trying to avoid them. Now, theContinue Reading

Making Friends as a Grown Up is Hard

Making Friends as a Grown Up is Hard

When you are in your twenties, it is easy to make friends. In college, you are given a roommate and hall-mates. You bond over beer bongs, fake IDs, and frat parties. You have late night chats about professors, boys, and what pizza toppings to get. When you are a student, you have a common institutionContinue Reading

Salmon Run Mall – Summer Kids Klub 2014

Salmon Run Mall – Summer Kids Klub 2014

  Besides the super-awesome Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas at the Salmon Run Mall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer, the Salmon Run Mall will also host weekly Summer Kids Klub go-along events after the $1 movies on Wednesdays! Here is their list of activities for kids every Wednesday this summer. Please note, theseContinue Reading

NNYCreative Challenge: Weeks 2 and 3 Wrap-up!

NNYCreative Challenge: Weeks 2 and 3 Wrap-up!

It has been a CRAZY couple of weeks!! Last week started off strong on the creative front, and then both my husband and son got sick But this week the hubby is out training in the field, which means lots of time for me to catch up on projects!! Here is what I’ve crossed offContinue Reading