Get the family and go

The girl’s guide to glamping

By | 2017-12-14T04:19:30+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Must-have gear for women who love the outdoors but also love creature comforts Hitting the back woods and camping out does not mean you have to completely rough it.  Whether heading for the hills for a weekender with the family or a girls getaway, take along the right gear that will make your next outdoor [...]

Home Goods that make the holidays happy

By | 2017-12-14T03:46:19+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Holiday gifts that will make a home warm and welcoming, safe and sound Ess-scential candles Even if the weather outside is frightening, you can enjoy nature indoors with the warm, soft light of a candle flame and nature-inspired fragrances from the Heritage Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle ($15-25). These stylish, modern designed candles can make a home [...]

Tech the halls with cool electronics

By | 2017-12-09T15:40:29+00:00 December 9th, 2017|gift guides, holiday gifts, Tech, Technology|

Eight smart gifts of gadgets, toys and accessories for electronics lovers Plug into fun this holiday season with these awesome devices and tech toys that will make the holidays  electric. We will, we will Roku Binge watchers will love the ultimate top-of-the-line streaming device, Roku Ultra, that streams high-quality HD and even 4K video with [...]

The ultimate time-saving click-and-gift online shopping guide

By | 2017-12-09T15:27:27+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Gifts, Shopping|

Save a trip to the mall by filling up your virtual shopping cart with these great gifts The holidays should be a season of joy, not a marathon of stressful shopping. Make it easy on yourself and order up these sure-to-please gifts, all available online – and in stores – if you must, for everyone [...]

Giving Thanks for Sunday meals with family

By | 2017-11-14T00:48:21+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Memories of Sunday supper, and recipes for cherished memories Me *third from left) and the cousins, at Grandma Pruitt's for Sunday supper Sundays are supposed to be a day of rest, but growing up in my family, Sundays were hectic. First it was Sunday school for me and my brother. Usually Dad stayed home to [...]

Ask or text, and an app, or a monkey, will give it unto you

By | 2017-11-12T23:52:48+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Parenting, Technology|

  Welcoming the strangers into my home, via smart tech and apps, that know and tell everything In the new world of smart home tech, my son stares into the sky, seemingly talking to himself, but he is not spacing out, he is asking questions aloud, and getting answers, to his homework problems, via our [...]

The student survival kit for an all-nighter

By | 2017-10-27T13:20:40+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Education, Food and beverage|

8 items that get the grade when burning the midnight oil It's midterm time, and staying up until the wee hours of the morning is an unfortunate reality for hard-studying students, but pulling an all-nighter does not have to be a miserable experience. Here are a few survival items for making the hours go faster [...]

Fred 62 is #1 for my 10-year-old

By | 2017-10-08T13:19:44+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Restaurants|

Iconic Los Feliz diner serves up everyday, anytime food for everyone I was afraid my picky, eats-like-a-bird 10-year-old son would not find anything to nosh on at Fred 62.  Trained by his health-conscious dad at a young age to have a taste for only healthy, gourmet food, he generally scoffs a restaurant fare, but we [...]

Turningfire modern rotisserie puts a modern spin on roasting on a spit

By | 2017-10-09T23:51:54+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Restaurants|

Eagle Rock eatery turns up the heat with flavorful rotisserie cuisine Turningfire Modern Rotisserie in Eagle Rock is a year-old restaurant with a fire-brand new concept that is skewering traditional rotisserie cuisine. Michael Rolibi came up with the idea of a rotisserie restaurant with a modern twist in a setting he calls premium casual, which [...]