Charter Our Community – A Day to Give Back

“I am SO blessed” said the homeowner, standing on her front steps watching as the crews organized and divided up to tackle the day’s projects.   On a beautiful weekend day, I had joined the Charter Our Community team, Charter Communications philanthropic initiative,which provides education, resources and financial support to improve homes in the Charter “footprint.” It’s a chance for their employees and other volunteers to make a difference in their communities.   We were all there to help make two neighboring homes safe and healthy. While a good majority of the volunteers were Charter employees, there were off duty police officers and folks from other companies like Scripps, along with representatives from the Rebuilding Together team.   Rebuilding … [Read more...]

Florastor Care From the Inside Out

Thank you Florastor® Daily Probiotics for sponsoring this post. Visit your local retailer to pick up your bottle of Florastor®Daily Probiotics to complement your active lifestyle!   In the last day or so my social streams have really been populated with conversations about getting healthy, getting in shape, staying in shape. It seems I am not the only one who find the summer season NOT the holiday season to be the time when I really slack off on exercise and eating right!   In summer, the school routine is gone and as everything relaxes and the heat outside seems too much to bear for exercise we all find that maybe we’ll “just skip a day or so” and that unfortunately, it becomes weeks!  So now school is back in session and its time to kick start your exercise and … [Read more...]

8 Great Gifts for Dog Lovers!

  Who doesn’t love their dog enough to equip them with the most stylish and fun items imaginable! There are designer bowls, leashes, collars & even a kate spade new york Dog Sitter Notepad! Chevron Dog Bowl The dog bowl is the #1 chic accessory for your pampered pooch. These are so cute and definitely allow them to mark their territory in style. The Chevron bowl is available in many other “flavors” online so be sure to check them out, so many ways to express your style!   Dog Paw Print This is such a sweet keepsake & trust me when I tell you that you’ll be happy you have it someday when your favorite friend is no longer with you. Some might think of this as an ornament for the Holidays, but it would be really cute hanging over their dog dish or just … [Read more...]

Personalized Gifts for Girls!

Whether you are looking ahead to the Holidays or just want to get a special treat for the girl in your life, these gifts will show them that you care & that you really put some thought into your selection. They are perfect for the Teen, College and/or Sorority Girl or your long-time Best Friend. You can’t go wrong getting this for your girlfriend to boys, just saying! Stella & Dot Combo This combo necklace is HOT right now & such a nice way of expressing individual style while staying on trend. Stella & Dot has several variations and many charms to choose from that would show that you are truly in tune with your Best Girl(friend) when you chose this as your next gift! Silver Keychain Monogrammed Silver Keychains have been my “go to” gifts for new drivers since my … [Read more...]

Our Hostess Gifts for Fall!

Whether you are headed to a Back to School Class Coffee, Halloween Extravaganza or a fabulous Pre-Holiday Cocktail Party here are some FAB gifts to bring along & impress your host or hostess (because bringing a bottle of wine is SO 2008)! Lilly Market Tote These $10 totes are darling & Lilly Pulitzer is always appropriate year round. They hold quite a few groceries or other items that one might collect during a busy shopping outing. They can be customized, but the plain would allow you to keep a few on hand just in case you get a last minute invite! State Oven Mitt I absolutely LOVE these! As with another item you will see later in this post, this is a great gift for someone you might be visiting long distance. It does involve a little pre-planning but what a hit it will … [Read more...]

Fall Festivities – Party time!

Every fall I love to have friends over for a chili dinner and s'mores for dessert.. When the first chill is in the air and the leaves begin to turn I start brainstorming ways to decorate a festive fall table. There are so many beautiful and budget friendly ways to decorate and have a very festive party! Here are some creative ideas: This example of the perfect outdoor fall decor (by Country Living) is made by using natures best decorations! Hay, fall flowers, pumpkins.. all easy and inexpensive - perfect for an outdoor party. Too cute idea for the table or to add a bit of fall ambiance to your home. Trim the stem off of a small pumpkin. Using hot glue or floral wire - attach fake leaves, berries, and candle to top. So cute! A great party favor to thank your guests for … [Read more...]