As some of  you know I am the proud mother of two 7 year old twin boys.  I wouldn’t say that they are “spoiled” but they’ve been given a lot of toys over the years, whether its from Santa, their generous aunts, uncles, and grandparents or Mum & Dad.  Some get loads of use while others gather dust in the corner until they magically disappear…

Here is a review of about 20 toys. Some are classics that you will remember as a kid and others are one hit wonders.

WARNING: What you are about to see is a budget friendly home gym that will not look anything like you have pinned on Pinterest.  You have been warned…

Last year we converted an unfinished area of our basement into our own mini-exercise room.  We put up one wall, installed a couple of doors, a dropped ceiling with recessed lights, a TV and interlocking rubber floor mats.  We painted the cement walls bright yellow and bingo – a home gym.  The only thing left is mirrors.  Here is a step-by-step (budget conscience) guide to how we did it.

Hi, welcome to my first blog.  We moved into a new house last year that already had speakers wired for sound but there was really no good spot for a large stereo receiver.  Instead we bought  four Sonos CONNECT wireless receivers.  A little pricey but it really helped with our seating options in our small living room by not having to position a bulky entertainment center.  We set the Sonos receivers up in the basement, ran speaker wire to the speakers upstairs and presto!   We now can play music in our living room, dining room,  sun room and by the pool all from the Sonos app on our phone.  We can access Pandora, Amazon Music,  our music library on Apple iTunes, etc.  We are very happy with our purchase!  The app is very intuitive and easy to use.

Hi!  A real short one.  Have you ever spilled some red wine on your couch or rug?  Well, it has happened to me more than once and I have found the absolute best solution.  It is called “Wine Away” and it makes the red wine disappear in minutes.    Just the other day I accidentally kicked over a glass of wine that I had placed on our  rattan rug in our sun room (yes, I know, a very bad spot for a glass of wine…) and the stain disappeared with just a couple of squirts. I was skeptical but it is magical. It says that it also  removes coffee, ink, blood, sauces,  fruit punch, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents but I have only ever tried it on red wine.  Next time I will try to remember to take some before and after pictures (we all know that there will…