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Anjolee Hoop Earring Jewelery Review

Disclaimer: I received a sample from Anjolee in order to facilitate this review.  The opinions are real and my own. Anjolee only sells diamond and gemstone jewelry but for the purposes of this review, they created a brand new sample in silver with high quality cz’s just for me. I don’t wear many accessories other than a […]



So…my youngest can ride the school bus, but my oldest can’t?

By now, parents are scrambling to figure out how to get their kids to school on September 2nd after realizing that 4th graders thru 12th graders are kicked to the curb, literally, in our community. What does this mean? It means someone, or the community through a vote, back in the day decided to nix […]

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Our amazing visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park #SheTriedIt

Over the weekend, we took an impromptu trip to Brooklyn for the day. I follow @DellahsJubilation on Instagram and she posted her trip with her boys which grabbed my attention. It seemed like a great place for kids. It was a short trip from VS to BK and railroad fare for the kids was just […]

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5 ways to enjoy fine dining on a budget

With all of the travelling and Ma-cationing that I have been doing this summer, I have been eating very well lately I must say.  Would I describe myself as a foodie? No, not really but I do love good food. I won’t eat EVERYTHING so there’s absolutely no future in me being a celebrity taster […]


Top weekend “to do’s” in Valley Stream

Friday 8/28 – Pop Art Night at Henry Waldinger Memorial Library Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bring a cereal box and turn it into a masterpiece of art! Children entering grades 3-6 are welcome to attend. Call 516-825-6422 to register. 8/28 – Movies at the Pool Feature Film: Nut Job Time: About 8:30 p.m. […]


The life lesson my Daddy taught me the night I won Miss Ohio

In June 1989, I walked across the stage after singing, dancing, and giving an energetic speech about what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I had just turned 17 years old and entered and won my very first pageant.  It was do or die because 17 was the maximum age a girl could […]


Do you think about what makes you happy? #HappinessHappens

Have you ever stopped to think about what truly makes you happy? Let’s slow down for a moment and think about it. Stop what you’re doing. Close your eyes and think. Can you see it? I know what doesn’t make me happy for sure. It’s back to school time so the hustle and bustle of […]