Safety, Technology and Fun in the 2014 Buick Regal

buick regal

  A road trip weekend with 2 girlfriends is always a great thing, especially when you get to drive in style!  I recently checked out the 2014 Buick Regal, where we learned the in's and out's of this luxury car! With data access front and center in the Driver Information Center, you are sure to be on your way with just the information you need. Premium materials promise comfort, even on the longest rides. And racing-inspired … [Read more...]

Straight Talk With Invisalign

invisalign facts

Every time I take my children to the dentist, I'm reminded of the fact that one day, my children will need help to straighten their teeth. With three children who have several baby teeth to lose beforehand, I have time to look into my options: braces or Invisalign. I remember the day I got braces.  I had a bad bite.  I mean bad.  Needless to say, I spent the first day of my high school summer in the orthodontist's office getting … [Read more...]

How to Shop Tax Free Weekend in Texas

tax free weekend

With spending on back-to-school up five percent over last year to nearly $670 per person, it's important for parents to spend wisely on their kids' classroom needs. This weekend's tax-free holiday is a great opportunity to stock up on essentials for less. To get the most bang for your back-to-school buck, Consumer Savings Expert Andrea Woroch offers these these tips for optimizing this weekend's deals. 1. Shop Your Home First Review the list … [Read more...]

Lend A Hand with Champions for Kids and Purell

purell lend a hand

A new school year is around the corner, and there's nothing better than school supplies to start the year out with a fresh, clean start! Each summer, my children and I pick up extra supplies, to donate to those in need (who doesn't love new crayons and a fresh notebook?)  It's good to give, and with all the deals on school supplies right now, it's easy to Lend a Hand! PURELL® Hand Sanitizer is partnering with Champions for Kids and … [Read more...]

Messina Hof Winery Comes to Grapevine, TX

Messina Hof wine

An email, inviting me to take a trip to Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, TX, made my day last week.  I love the ambiance of a winery and the unusual (cooler) August weather was perfect for the Moonlight Harvest Kickoff 2014. I enjoy wine, wine tastings and wine tours (yes, yes... I like wine!), bu though I had seen bottles of Messina Hof in our local supermarkets, I had never actually been to the winery there.   Our group of media … [Read more...]

12 Copycat Recipes To Make At Home

copycat recipes

Some of my favorite recipes are sitting at home, in my recipe box.  I have recipes for my Grandmother's tea cakes, my uncle's jambalaya and my Mom's pineapple upside-down cake.  While I would give up any rainy day afternoon to make some of those tea cakes, I would also give up an afternoon to run to my favorite restaurant or coffee shop for a sandwich, frappuchino or frosty! Luckily, you can stay at home to make your favorite items … [Read more...]