Beef Kabobs in Vinaigrette Marinade

Grilling is always fun.  We have a family barbecue every Sunday.  It's lots of fun and a great way to catch up with each other after a busy week.  One of the problems I run in to is finding new recipes to grill.  Sure hot dogs, burgers, and steaks are easy, but every now and then we need a change. That's why I'm always in search of a new barbecue recipe.  I like to try them out during this weekly family dinner, and if everyone likes it we make it part of our menu. Last month I tried ...

MSC Lirica Review – Would I Sail Her Again?

My husband recently declared that the test of a good cruise line is if you'd sail them again.  He said this as soon as we boarded the MSC Lirica for our very first MSC cruise. We are avid cruises and have been for many years.  We've sailed with pretty much all the major cruise lines that cater to the US market including Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and NCL.  But this was our first cruise aboard an MSC ship which caters mostly to the European market. Before I answer the all ...

Boneless Beef Short Rib Kalbi Kabobs

One of our favorite food is Korean Kalbi, or barbecued beef short ribs.  We usually order this at one of the local fast food Korean restaurants, but it's pretty pricey; you get 3 thin short ribs, a couple of scoops of steamed white rice, and a choice of 4 side dishes (kim chee, bean sprouts, tofu, etc.) for a over $12 a plate. My husband's main complaint about the local restaurants isn't the the price or the serving size of the kalbi, it's about the flimsy plastic utensils they provide ...

DIY Comic Strip Frames & Boxes for Father’s Day

In our family Father's Day is sometimes overlooked, lost in the hustle and bustle of summer vacations, family reunions, and other events.   Determined not to let this happen I scoured the web last month for gift ideas my grandsons could make for their poppa, and uncles.  There were many great ideas out there, I even wrote a post, 12 Really Cool Father's Day Crafts - FREE Printables, highlighting my favorites. I showed the different ideas to my grandsons, Dion and Devon, they both loved ...

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed – FREE Printables

Courtesy of donalskehan.com Mother's Day is fast approaching; but you still have plenty of time to think of something to give Mom this year.  If you're thinking about taking her out to brunch or dinner you better make reservations now!  Mother's Day is one of the busiest days for most restaurants, that's probably because Moms don't want to cook on Mother's Day, I know I don't! Instead of taking her out this year why not make Mom breakfast in bed?  You don't have to be ...

DIY Subway Art Mother’s Day Card – Free Printable!

Just about everyone I know heads to the store around this time of year in search of the perfect Mother’s Day card.  But have you seen the price of cards lately?  I happened to browse Walmart’s card section the other day and was surprised to find cards for almost $10!  Sure some of them are big and fancy, with sparkles, gems, ribbons, sounds, and other embellishments.  But really TEN BUCKS for a card that will more than likely end up at the bottom of Mom’s desk drawer or worse yet in ...

DIY Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Courtesy of Brit+Co If you're looking for a holiday to throw a party in May how about a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on May 5, is not the Mexican Independence Day, that's on September 16.  This holiday is celebrated both in Mexico and the US to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over Napoleon III's French forces on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. The holiday is celebrated in Mexico, specially in the state of Puebla, but in recent years ...

DIY Teacup Candles for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and many of us are looking for something special to give the moms in our lives.  Sure it's easy to run out and grab a gift card or a bottle of perfume, but if you're looking for something special read on! These DIY Teacup Candles will make a perfect Mother's Day Gift!  They're pretty,(I just love the vintage look!), practical, and best of all easy and quite inexpensive to make.  You don't have to be an expert chandler nor do you need fancy ...

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet – FREE Recipes and Printables

Did you forget that Mother's Day is on May 10th. this year?  Can't get reservations to her favorite brunch spot?  No worries!  DIY your own brunch buffet for Mom, Grandma, Aunties, and all the Moms in your life.  It will not only be more cost effective than those fancy Mother's Day brunches at a hotel or restaurant, it will be extra special too! You don't have to limit yourself to just taking Mom out you can invite her friends and family as well for a nice brunch and a great time. The ...

DIY Mother’s Day Subway Art Tray

Mother's Day is just 4 days away.  It's time to think about what to get Mom this year!  Sure you can go out and buy Mom that bottle of perfume like you do every year or send over a nice floral arrangement, but the best Mother's Day gifts I've ever received are those that the kids made for me. My recent favorite is the hand print tree my grandson Devon made for me (with his mom's help) several years ago.  It proudly hangs in my hallway and I smile every time I see it! I featured this ...