June 2016

Plan a Summer Staycation

Plan a Summer Staycation When most people hear the word “Summer” the first thing that comes to mind is longer days, warmer weather, more time outdoors, and of course – VACATION.  But, what if you don’t have the time or finances to enjoy a vacation out of town or trip to a tropical destination?  Here [...]

BEDDI is Arriving!

BEDDI is Arriving! The wait is finally over!  The BEDDI intelligent alarm clock is available this month to help you create the best wake-up experience.  Our morning routines are usually all the same: we hit snooze one too many times, wonder what the weather will be like, realize we are running late, and dread the [...]

May 2016

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

The Perfect Father’s Day Gift What do you usually get your dad for Father’s Day? A tie he’ll say he loves but will never wear? An embarrassing apron he’ll have to don every time he plays grill master at the family cookout? A picture frame made of gold spray painted macaroni or maybe a pair [...]

The Origins of Father’s Day

The Origins of Father’s Day Did you know that Mother’s Day was actually the inspiration for Father’s Day?  The official holiday of celebrating Dad was rooted in the US in 1910 when the state of Washington proclaimed the first “Father’s Day” but it was initially scoffed as a gimmick to purchase products that would typically [...]

April 2016

Pampering Mom on Mother’s Day

Pampering Mom on Mother's Day Treating the extended family to a lavish brunch on Mother’s Day may sound like a great idea (at first) but it usually winds up causing more stress dressing up, fighting crowds, and receiving less than perfect table service because the restaurant is understaffed for holidays.  Why not try one of [...]

History of Mother’s Day

History of Mother's Day While mothers have been celebrated for centuries around the globe the roots of Mother’s Day date back to the U.S. Civil War when Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children.  However, it wasn’t until her [...]

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