Getting Along

Recently I was watching a show on the animal planet about animals that normally would not get along…getting along. There was the sleepy lionesses after a kill, lounging in the sunshine covered in pesky flies and their trusty friend the lizard gobbling them up. There was the great white shark and scores of other...

Finding the Perfect Vacation

Ask Auntie A: I have been struggling trying to pick out a perfect family vacation this summer that will be appropriate for all of my children. It is so expensive to travel with all of us and so disappointing if I don’t knock it out of the park with planning and activities. Last year...

Ask Auntie A: All the Basics!

Dear Auntie A: I am raising three boys and sometimes the task is quite daunting! It seems that no matter how often I remind them to say “yes Mam” when responding to me, they always seem to forget! Matters worse I am constantly reminding them to brush their teeth, pick up their clothes and...

Love Where You Live!

I am crazy about patterns and recently I attended a Cabi party where the mixture of stripes and florals was all the rage. It is interesting just how much influence there is between the different sectors of art and architecture and interior design and what’s trending in fashion. There’s almost always a cross-over between...

White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagne

Auntie A’s White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagne You’ll Need: 1 cup Blueberries 2 oz Blueberries fresh 2 3/4 cup Cool whip 1 cup Powdered sugar 1 White chocolate bar to make the curls 36 Golden Oreo cookies 14 tbsp Butter, unsalted 8 oz Cream cheese 3 cups cold Milk 2 3.9 ounce packages White Chocolate...

Finding Your “25”

Did you know that each one of us has about 25 talents tapped or untapped? Some of us find out about the first few in the first years of life, like being more adept at sports or fancying spending time lining things up and organizing. You remember either yourself or perhaps one of your...

The Office Makeover

When we think about spring cleaning often we totally skip our office spaces. Whether you work at home like me or actually go to an office; our spaces that we work in often get cluttered and not so inviting to do actual work. What’s also worth noting is that we just dolt take then...

Beef Taco Soup

Auntie A’s Beef Taco Soup You’ll need: 2lbs of lean ground beef 1 can of crushed tomatoes 1 can of kidney beans 1 can of black beans 1 can  of sweet kernel corn 1 onion diced 3 cloves of sliced thinly garlic or 2 tbsp minced 2 tbsp pepper and kosher salt 3 tbsp...

Finding Your Good Stuff 

How’s your dream life? Mine is alive and well thank you very much! I think I probably have at least ten children’s books flowing around in this head of mine and the numbers keep growing. There’s one where I am the head of a ship and the ocean is filled with screaming babies…those littles...

How to Hang Art

Perhaps the most important one thing you can do to personalize your home is to hang pictures of your family. That is why almost every realtor asks first thing for new listings to remove all personal items before they can show the house. There on your walls is a lot of space that can...