Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 30

Feeling like fireworks all weekend long (like hitting them Saturday, Sunday and Monday?!) You can certainly do that in Delmarva. Check out the complete listing of fireworks dates, times and locations.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 23

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to PNC Bank on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury! They're the winners of a free lunch from Adam's Ribs in Fruitland! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, June 22

This craft will have the kids inside in the air conditioning and outside keeping cool!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday, June 21

Want to enjoy some homemade ice cream, but don't like the hassle?! Here is a way to make ice cream in a bag (actually two bags.) Check it out! It only takes about five minutes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16

Life is stressful! We have access to the Prince of Peace, as followers of Jesus. Here are some scriptures and statements to focus on when life is too much. May want to keep this as a reference in the glove box, in your desk at that office, or tape it to the window above the sink in the kitchen.

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to Hartley Hall Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pocomoke! Enjoy your lunch from Uno Chicago Grill in Fruitland!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday, June 14

Top Father's Day gifts under $150
(You can find all of these online at

1. Uniform Grill Cover (This is like covering your grill in a giant jersey)

2. Bluetooth iPad 2 Keyboard

3. Water Resistant Indoor/Outdoor Speakers

4. The Shrub Sculptor (Think topiary creator or Bonsai master!)

If you'd like to check out great gifts by your dad's "style," click on any number of types including "Fix-it-Dad," "Gadget Dad," or "Traveler Dad" at I would highly recommend you go with overnight shipping!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday, June 13

*According to a survey by eHarmony and Harris Interactive of those aged 20 to 54, the happiest time in a marriage is 11 months and eight days after their wedding.

All I can say is, Wow! Those people have good memories! I can't even remember whether or not I put shredded cheese on my grocery list! What makes you happy about your marriage right now?

*Going with bangs for your summer haircut? Here's what that says about your personality: "You're conscientious about your diet, and although you're not in the gym every day, you take daily walks to stay in shape. You always know what's in style and your friends take their cues from you when it comes to fashion." (Courtesy of Mike McVay Media)

*Thinking a salad for lunch? Buy a bag! Assuming your office has a kitchen, it is cheaper to run to the grocery store than the drive thru. Need an idea? How about baby spinach and lite poppyseed dressing ... you can build on this but this is all you need. Nice additions are dried fruit, boiled eggs, or cheese crumbles.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday, June 9

LUNCH FOR A BUNCH: Congratulations to the staff at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Motor Pool on winning lunch from Saladworks in Salisbury!

Do YOU want to be the office hero and score free food for your co-workers? It's easy to enter our "Lunch for a Bunch" contest! Simply fill out the form here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday, June 8

Thinking about homeschooling the kids this fall? Here are a couple of resources to help you make that decision and support you in that venture:

Mom and homeschool veteran Mari Fitz-Wynn shares her advice and more links at

Wondering about the legal implications of homeschooling? Perhaps you don't know if you are capable of homeschooling your special needs child. Check out lots of user-friendly information here at the website for the Home School Legal Defense Association.

*Want to purchase a gift for dad he will actually use?! Here are a few ideas under $50. (I must admit, I thought the "manified" lotions and book about how to grow and trim a moustache was a bit of a stretch, but you'll have to decide for yourself.)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday, June 7

All of the following are actual official state flowers except for one:

Pine Cone (Maine)
Sunflower (Kansas)
Sagebrush (Nevada)
Mistletoe (Oklahoma)

Think you have The X Factor? Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and the team behind Fox's new competition series have opened up the audition round online, the network announced Thursday. For one week only, from June 2-9, aspiring singers and vocal groups ages 12 and up can upload a two-minute audition tape to for a chance to earn a shot at the show's $5 million recording contract prize. "I'm really happy we are launching auditions through YouTube," series creator and judge Cowell tells Us Weekly in a statement. "There is a lot of great talent online now, and especially young kids today are using YouTube to get themselves seen and heard. It's very easy, and it is $5 million after all! I'm very excited to see the auditions that might come through this." In order to be considered, users must upload a two-minute a cappella performance that includes a 30-second introduction and explanation as to why the entrant has "The X Factor." A select group of singers will have the chance to sing for the judges, including Cowell, Abdul, L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger, at a later date. The X Factor premieres in September. (US Weekly)

Q: What is the website you have to visit every day? (Maybe even multiple times a day!)

(Information courtesy of McVay Media)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 1

So, what temperature should your home thermostat be set at during the heat of the summer? Some say 79 while you are at home and 85 while you are away. Here is an energy blog with more year-round ideas...