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  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced in early April that the agency has completed a midterm evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light duty trucks for the new upcoming model years 2022 through 2025. These changes are being discussed because the data is not sufficient to support the standards as currently written from the time when Obama...
Huntington State Park in South Carolina for Sea Shell Hunting
This spring we took a road trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I have traveled so much for work; I wanted to go somewhere new. I had never been to South Carolina and thought it would be warmer than Northern Michigan. I was wrong about it being much warmer. When we were there, it was in the 40’s and...
Making the Most of Family Vacations with Teens
When my children were little, the days would sometimes feel so slow. You know the ones. The ones where there was no sleep. The ones where I’d pray for sleep and a shower. Now my children are 11 and 13 and I’d love to stop time. It’s flying by. Did you know there are only 940 Saturdays between your child’s...
Best Eco Friendly Cars for 2017
With Earth Day around the corner, the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book, the vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, name their top picks of eco-friendly new cars available under $40,000.  The variety of hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles recommended by KBB.com editors all offer stellar fuel economy...
Sling Bags for Under $20 for Traveling
My family just got back from a great vacation in Florida and for the first time ever, I used a sling bag as my purse. What a difference this made for me as we walked around the different theme parks and traveled through airports.  What I loved about using a sling bag is that my hands were always free....
20 High Waisted Bikinis from Amazon Under $25.
I think it was Kristen from Rage Against the Mini Van who I first saw on Facebook wearing a high waisted bikini that made me realize how cute the suits are. She looked adorable and I thought to myself, I could wear one of those. I probably won't look as cute but hey, I could try. I hadn’t ever...
Spring break is almost over and we stayed home. My husband and I were able to have date night and guess what we talked about, taking a vacation. I think we’re both in need of some family time and warmth. There is still snow where we live and we have another storm warning today. We’re headed to Nashville in...
Taking a Girls Weekend at Grand Traverse Spa and Resort
Taking a girls weekend, it’s something every woman needs to do.  Call up your friends or sisters and make a date. A date to disconnect from the piles of laundry, dusty baseboards, dirty floors, smudged walls and stacks of dishes because it’s all overwhelming when you’re not rested. In addition, women need more sleep than men anyhow so consider...
Taking a Disney Cruise for Christmas – what you need to consider.
Cruise to the Caribbean on the Disney Magic. It was truthfully magical. I grew up watching Disney movies and visiting Disney Land in California when I went to visit my dad. I have fond memories of the tea cup ride and making my dad turn green from the spinning. Of course, I love Cinderella and Snow White and dreamed...
Where I live we often have snow from October until April. I’m used to the snow but I’ve never gotten used to the winter driving. It scares me. There’s something about being stuck in a snow bank at below zero wind chills that gives me nightmares. My jeep or van hitting ice is something I dread. Even worse someone...
We’re a busy family on the go and the vehicle is always carting children, ski’s groceries and children from activity to activity. As a business vehicle too, I try very hard to make the vehicle functional, organized and as clean as possible. This doesn't mean I need a dozen expensive products to help me stay organized but here are a few...
Is a Ford Flex the most eco-friendly car on the market? No. It isn't a Hybrid but you might have read my thoughts on hybrids and wondering how green they really are. It does have the best gas mileage for a 7 passenger vehicle on the market right now, which is better then driving a 7 passenger vehicle that...