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Setting Up A Summer Home? Hosting A BBQ? 14 Tabletop Items I Love from Target’s New Home Section

These are the items that caught my eye recently while shopping for props in Target.   I often say that I went into the prop stylist/food stylist industry only so I could have the perfect excuse to be able to buy every pretty dish I come across. Sigh. Yes, I have a “slight” problem with housewares. If I could, I’d...

How to Clean Natives or Crocs

They’re durable and practical, but with all that wear, Natives and Crocs can get pretty dirty in the summer. Here’s how to get them looking like new. By Shulamis Weil To clean Natives or Crocs, use any all purpose cleaner (such as Fantastik) and an old toothbrush, and scrub away! They’ll come out looking like new. If you want a less labor...

Disposable Travel Bags Are the Thing You Didn’t Know You Needed

  Chanie Appelbaum posted about these bags on her road trip from NY to Florida. We think they’re brilliant. Disposables suitcases. When do they come in handy? *On road trips over overnights, easily pack bulky thinks like blankets and pillows. *If you’re taking things to the country or a summer house, use them to pack clothing. *If you’re moving to a house that’s...

Long Sleeve (and No Words!) Tees for Girls

It’s too hot to layer, but it’s hard to find long sleeve t-shirts for girls in the summer. Here’s my favs.   Those words jumped out at me from the day camp paperwork and my brain threw a little panic attack. My little girl is transitioning to big girl camp this summer and that means we have a dress code....

5 Activities Parents Can Do to Improve Their Children’s Reading Skills Over the Summer

Don’t let your primary and first grade children lose the reading skills they gained over the school year during the summertime. By Lieba Steinfeld   As a busy reading specialist in Lakewood, I often hear the following from parents: “My child made so much progress in her reading abilities during the school year; I’m worried that now she will lose it all...

6 Essential Grilling Tips

These simple steps will ensure you’ll enjoy juicy and perfectly grilled meats all summer long.   By Shaindy Niederman   While making some calls to friends to learn how to clean my grill this summer (those great tips are included in this post on How to Clean Your Grill), I received some great grilling tips too! Let Meat Come to Room Temperature For...

Deals We Love! Puddle Jumpers for only $9.89

These are a must have for anyone with small children that will be anywhere near the pool this summer! Get yours today!  Save 51% today only. Click the following link to purchase: Stearns Puddle Jumper Child Life Jacket, Blue Crab    

How to Clean Your Grill

how to clean a grill
They say grilling is supposed to keep the mess out of the kitchen. So then what do I do with the mess of my grates? I set out to find the easy cleaning solution.   By Shaindy Niederman   Ahhh!! I am finally seeing the rays of sunshine! Summer is a time that I take a break from my kitchen and enjoy...

Swim in Style with 15 Modest Swim Coverups for Women and Teens

Do you like separates or a dress? Find the modest swimwear and cover ups that work for you.   Everyone has different cover up needs for swimming. Some wear them to the pool, some wear them in the pool...and some simply use modest swim gear as active wear for wherever summer takes them. No matter your need or modesty level,...

Chimichurri Skirt Steak is a BBQ Hit

Chimichurri Skirt Steak
Tired of sliders, hot dogs, and even chicken skewers? Try chimichurri skirt steak at your next barbecue.   By Naomi Hazan   I serve this alongside a salad, but have also paired it with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. It's also awesome because of how common the ingredients are. You’ll love this one! To learn how to prep your skirt steak before using...