A Healthy – St. Patrick’s Day Treat

Here is a fun and easy way  celebrate this St Patrick’s Day !

1. Taste the rainbow with a colorful fruit platter.  This platter is healthy and cute you can’t go wrong with the Pot of Gold (chocolate coins!) at the end of the rainbow fruit platter.  It’s a super fun way to serve fruit and is a hit in my house year round.

For the colors of the rainbow

Red : Strawberries cut in bite size pieces.
Orange: oranges or mandarin oranges,

Yellow: cantaloupe, pineapple chunks, or banana slices

Green: honeydew melon, bite size pieces, or green grapes
Blue/purple: blueberries, purple grapes

White Marshmallows

Chocolate Coins

Spring Cleaning Hacks!


  • Spring Cleaning HACKS – Ready to give your home a proper spring cleaning? Start by focusing your spring cleaning efforts for your home!

    • How to remove pet hair – After running a high-powered vacuum through the room, grab your tape roller. When you lightly roll it back and forth, the tape will pick up any leftover stubborn hairs still stuck to your the carpet.
    • How to clean blinds – The only things you really need to get rid of dust and grime on blinds are old socks, kitchen tongs, and white vinegar. Just slide the socks onto the tongs, secure with a rubber band or hair tie, dip in a mix of white vinegar and water, and get to cleaning.
    • Clean oil with oil – An oil spattered kitchen is just the worst to clean, because try as you may, the soap just never seems to be enough to clean it! So instead, use oil to pick your oil up! Add a few drops of vegetable oil to paper towel, then wipe the greasy surface and watch the oil disappear!
    • Dryer sheet magic – A used dryer sheet can buff out water spots from your mirrors and bathroom/kitchen fixtures, tackle waterspots on your shower doors, and even get rid of that loathsome ring in the toilet that just won’t budge! Use new dryer sheets to wipe your baseboards clean, and you’ll be not only be cleaning them but adding a dust-fighting layer to them as you go!
    • Clean your dishwasher with vinegar and baking soda – We don’t often think about cleaning the appliances that clean everything else, like your dishwasher, but it needs to be done! Place a container filled with white vinegar in the top rack of your dishwasher and run it on its hottest cycle with nothing else inside. Then, sprinkle some baking soda along the floor of the dishwasher, and run it again on a short-hot cycle, and you’ll have a super clean dish washing machine!
    • Revive Drab Drapes – To revive drab drapes, take them down, remove hooks and run them through an air-fluff cycle in the dryer with a damp towel (to attract the dust) for 15 minutes. Re-hang immediately. Wipe blinds with a damp cloth.
    • Wash Out Trash Cans – Wash out trash cans. To really clean garbage cans, spray them with a hose and dump out the water. Next, spray the inside with a disinfectant spray, scrub with a handled brush and rinse. Leave them upside down to dr

Laurie McRobbie

Indiana University’s, @IndianaUniv, first lady Laurie McRobbie has spent her career blazing the trail and reaching out to help other women achieve their goals.  In 2010 Laurie McRobbie found Women’s Philanthropy Council (@iuwomensphilmmb) at the IU Foundation (@IUFoundation).laurie-mcrobbie-inline-2

Photo by Tyagan Miller

Since March is National Women’s History month I would like to celebrate Laurie McRobbie.  I am so excited for my daughter to attend Indiana University this fall.  I am thrilled she has women leaders ready to inspire her and all women.

Mother Teresa

The countdown to National Women’s history day has begun!  Today I would like to celebrate Mother Teresa.


Mother Teresa was a Noble Peace prize winner who devoted her life to helping India’s poor.  Her love, kindness, sympathy is an inspiration.  Mother Teresa didn’t advertise or work to convince people to follow what she did, but through her actions, she inspired people to follow God’s call.




March 8th is National Women’s History Day.  Leading up until March 8th I would like to celebrate women who have accomplished important goals in their life.

Cheers to all the extraordinary women who make a difference in our world.

Today, I would like to recognize Chloe Kim.  At 17 years old, Chloe won the gold in the women’s half pipe event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Thanks for following your dreams Chloe and inspiring all athletes out there.  I admire your tremendous work ethic.  It is a joy to watch you.



Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Loic Venance

Non Candy Valentine Ideas Can Still Be SWEET!

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Please tune in tomorrow to @Fox59 for non candy Valentine’s Day ideas.

I can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s card ideas for kids.  I love the idea that Valentine’s Day can be sweet without the “sugar.”  Try these adorable DIY crafts.  These ideas are low-cost and a healthy alternative for kids.  You can find these items at any grocery and craft store. (Target, Michael’s, Wal-Mart).
  • Put a cutie in a clear bag attach a tag “You’re a Real Cutie Valentine” (photo cred @ Pretty Providence)
  • Use Goldfish as a healthy alternative to candy and sugary treats “So glad we’re in the same school”
  • Raisins are an extremely yummy and healthy candy option for Valentine’s Day. Attach a fun little note and you can feel good that you’re promoting good health! (photo cred http://bargainbriana.com)
  • It doesn’t get much simpler than Love Stitched’s “You Make My Heart Pop” valentine! Simply affix the printable to a bottle of bubbles, and you’re done!(photo cred. www.popsugar.moms)
  •  Printable Mason Jars for these creepy, crawly Love Bug valentines!  This is a free download on http://moziru.com. (photo cred http://moziru.com)
  • Two presses of your thumb create a quick heart that also adds a personal touch to any card.  This is great for grandparents and family members.  (photo cred http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/valentines-day-ideas)


Winter Olympic Fun!

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It’s time to gather up all your Red, White & Blue USA gear as the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympic games kick off from PyeongChang, South Korea on February 9th.
The Winter Olympics will showcase athletes from around the world and inspire kids and adults with dreams of being Olympic athletes.
Help adults/kids learn about the Winter Olympics with these fun games & treats.
1.  Make and decorate cookies/cupcakes representing the Olympic Rings.  (photo cred @surlyhousewife)
2.  Make your own Olympic Torches at home.  All you need is cake ice cream cones & cheetos.  (photo cred @ruthsoukup)
3.  Make your own Olympic Bingo cards.  I found this bingo card on Pinterest.  You can make your own with countries, sports, etc. (https://www.woojr.com/free-winter-olympics-bingo-game/winter-olympics-bingo-card1/ )
4.  Make your own Olympic Medals. All you need is construction paper, paint, markers and ribbon.  This is also a great way to give your kiddos fine motor skills a workout. (photo cred education.com)
5. Olympic Cocktails – Yes, please!  Sugared Champagne or Proseco! Cut lemon into small wedges. Take one wedge and coat the rim of each champagne glass with lemon juice, then dip into colored sugar bowls. Place sugar rimmed glasses into the freezer for 10 minutes. (photo cred https://cupcakesandcashmere.com/)