How NOT to invite Foodborne Illness to the Superbowl Party

superbowl entertaining

Despite the Superbowl being a contact sport and the love of football in our country, it doesn’t mean you want to make contact with bad food on game day. The worse thing in the world is to start having stomach cramps (and other issues if you know what I mean – *wink-wink*) when you are […]

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas

  MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 ESV

Looking back: CyberMonday Blogger Party

Kikiballa Stack

(Note: I use Grammarly for proofreading because when I can’t run, I just run-on and on and on.) It’s a snow day here in Philly- kids out of school, no one going anywhere. I can’t think of a better day to blog and shop online for the rest of my Christmas presents!! Speaking of shopping, […]

Donating, Donated, Will Have Donated Soooo Much Stuff to Goodwill This Year

Goodwill donations

As this year falls into its final quarter, I have to say that Goodwill has been a huge recipient of a LOT of stuff from our house and my mom’s house especially. After 28 years in a large farm house, my mom decided to downsize and everything went into piles: Goodwill, Habitat, the dump and […]

International Faith and Family Film Festival

international faith & family film festival

I am excited to report that the first ever International Faith and Family Film Festival will debut at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest 2013 in Dallas, August 29-31, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The film festival will showcase films including Fox Searchlight’s “Black Nativity,” Image Entertainment’s “Winnie Mandela” and Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Heaven is for Real.” […]

Lunch w/ the National Center for Learning Disabilities #Dyslexia

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Recently I attended a luncheon put on by my Philly friends Whitney and Colleen to learn about the work of the National Center for Learning Disabilities and their dyslexia education program. We watched clips where popular TV shows highlighted the issue of dyslexia and heard from Dr. Sheldon Horowitz about some of the issues people with […]

Super Bowl Food Safety Tips & Chicken Wings by Martie Duncan

Diablo Chicken Wings

I am not really into big Super Bowl parties and neither is my husband but I do love a good party and watching the funny half-time ads. Whether you are watching the game or not, it’s important to know some key food safety tips for any type of entertaining. This year, Martie Duncan of […]

Burnett & Downey’s THE BIBLE 10-part Miniseries Trailer

The ancient stories of the Bible are powerful, awe-inspiring and quite a feat to recreate. Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, Shark Tank) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) have created a 10-part miniseries for THE BIBLE which can be seen highlighted in the trailer embedded below. The BIBLE miniseries will start airing […]

CLOSED: FLASH GIVEAWAY: 2 Tix to “Catch Me If You Can” Broadway Musical at the Academy of Music

Catch Me If You Can

UPDATED: This contest is now closed. According to Random.Org, Comment #1 won the tickets! Congrats. I will email the winner for more information. Catch Me If You Can is now showing at the Academy of Music this Tuesday, January 15 – Sunday, January 20 and I am giving away TWO Tickets to the show this Tuesday night […]

Time for LEAN in 2013! New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year

As always, the new year is frought with anxious New Year’s Resolutions. Can I do it this year? The things I didn’t achieve in the last 10 years (plus) of resolutions. Can we get leaner financially? Can we lose the inches, the pounds, the fat? After a rather fat 2012, it’s time my family got […]