Labor Day fun!

I did a blog not too long ago about the last hurrah before the kids go back to school. Picnics and barbeques, pool parties and last-day-at-the-lake kind of stuff. I didn’t really talk about what you eat though…and a barbeque or cookout is prime eating time! I have some tips and some recipes for your…

Brand loyalty

I was going through some products on our website for a presentation…okay, I was shopping for cleaning supplies. I admit it. I was running out at home, and figured I’d just restock my supplies from here (see what I did there?) and ship them straight to the house. I was picking out my favorites –…

BOGO-a-GOGO

Ah, BOGO. We’re all familiar with it. We know what it stands for, we know where to find it, and we know what it means – usually a madhouse at the store offering it. Crowds, fights, shoes flying everywhere…it’s a sad mess! And it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is either. BOGO…

A wild wind blows…

Everywhere in the Southeastern part of the country…well, at least from Louisiana to North Florida, people are rushing around trying to get their hurricane preparedness kit in order right now. It’s no secret, Southeasterners are procrastinators. I have no doubt there are people that live in my area of the country who are Johnny-on-the-spot prepared…

The last packet standing..

A co-worker and I were talking the other day, and she idly wondered why some restaurants use condiment packets, and other’s use those squeeze bottles (we get bored sometimes). Is it cost efficient? Is it cost control? Is it the ratio of diners to packets thrown away? Or do the squeeze bottles grow legs and…

These are the germs of our lives…

Hand sanitizer – the handiest tool for germaphobes and mothers everywhere. Also, it’s pretty handy for finding paper cuts.  Even for me, who grew up playing in the mud and never met a germ that I feared, hand sanitizer is something that I carry and use on a fairly regular basis. It’s not just for…

We live in a world of colors!

During my meanderings, I discovered more art-using-unusual-mediums. All I can say is that I NEVER thought this is what you would use crayons for. Enjoy!  

Things that make you go hmmmmm….

Cup stacking. Air guitar. Extreme ironing. Worm charming. These are all extraordinary competitions that actually exist. People train to be good at these events and hold a championship for it. A co-worker was trolling the ‘net for oddities and ideas when she came across a really interesting blog that she suggested I read. Buried in…

Last day of freedom (except in Oklahoma)!!!!!

Continuing on the vein of back to school, it’s amazing the changes that have occurred since I was in school. Even in tools that are used IN school. Teachers used to use chalk, now its dry erase markers. No more chalk fights, no more eraser fights, and no more staying behind to clean the chalk…

School Supplies! Get ’em while they’re hot!

For most of the country, kids start back to school on Monday (except in certain parts of Oklahoma-they start Friday. Weird) and parents everywhere are rushing to get last minute supplies and fight for what’s left of the dwindling supply. Department stores are a madhouse right now, with binders flying everywhere and pretty composition books…

Picnics, BBQ’s, gatherings… the last hurrah of summer!

Invitations are sent out (via letter, email, text, Twitter, or Facebook), food is purchased, adult and not-so-adult beverages are bought, music playlists are created, and the grill is primed and ready. It’s the last big party of the summer, and you are prepared. Or not. The doubts creep in…is the pool clean? Did we spray…

Snooze….snooze…snooze….da*&*^#!

If you’re like me, you hit your snooze button numerous times, and occasionally, that gets you in to trouble. You have to fly out of bed, make a split-second decision in your sleep-befuddled mind whether to take a shower or not, forgo the “most important meal of the day” for a pop-tart and gas station…