Organizing and Planning Your Outdoor BBQ Party

Hosting a summer party can require as much or as little energy as you wish. The main ingredients of food, libation and location will determine the pace and amount of advance prep required. Whether your party is planned for the backyard or another location, there are a...

5 Smart Spice Storage Tips

Reprinted with permission from hgtv.com They say variety is the spice of life, and that’s also true in your kitchen. Whether you’re a keep-it-simple sort or a devoted gourmet, an assortment of dried spices is a must for every pantry. A few pinches of the right...

Organizing school papers

Dear Kathi, I have three children, ages 17 through 26 years. I have school papers, craft projects, tests, newspaper articles, etc. that I’ve kept for over 20 years. They are in storage boxes (not secure, tight boxes though) in the attic. What’s the...

5 Tips for a Smooth Landing After a Summer Vacation

The reason people go on vacation is to escape the demands and drudgery of everyday life.  They scrimp and save all year in order to afford a tropical cruise, take the kids to visit Mickey Mouse at Disney World or travel to a foreign country they’ve dreamed about...