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Top 10 Ways to Transition Summer Looks into Fall Fashion
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 3:29 PM
Sweater and boot season is right around the corner; witness the fall fashion catalogs clogging mailboxes. But is an all-new fall wardrobe really in your budget? Savvy fashionistas stretch their dollars by transitioning summer looks into fall fashion with these ten tips. 1. Top lightweight tees and tanks with fall's must-have blazers. 2. Extended the life... Read More...
Top 10 Back-to-School Products for Tweens and Up
Monday, August 29, 2011 1:32 PM
1. Livescribe Pen: Write your class notes while recording what you miss with digital recorder pens. How cool is that? Be sure to ask your teacher's permission before recording. 2. Alarms: Forget your parent's snooze button. There's a battery of creative alarm clocks on the market these days: opt for a fire alarm ring, clocks that talk and even one... Read More...
Top 10 Money Saving Tips for Back-to-School Fashion
Friday, August 26, 2011 1:31 PM
Don't let the back-to-school buying season empty your wallet. Score the best deals for outfitting your students with our top ten tips. 1. Need vs. Want: Use back-to-school shopping as a chance to educate your kids about budgets. Explain that money only goes so far and that "needs" (new sneakers and a winter coat) have to trump "wants"... Read More...
Top 10 Trends for Back-to-School Fashion
Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:29 PM
Camps are ending, summer internships wrapping up. Time to hit the mall for back-to-school fashion before hitting the books in September. Surprise your student with your style savvy by boning up on these top ten trends. Smart parents know what's what before opening their wallets. 1. Backpack Plus: Sure backpacks are for hauling books, but the newest, grooviest... Read More...
Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Organized
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:28 PM
Back-to-school shopping catalogs are flooding the mailbox. Time to think about getting the kids organized for school and the fall sports season. Smart parents keep busy households organized with these top ten tips. 1. Designate a Drop Spot: Backpacks and sports gear can easily engulf a home; designate a convenient drop spot for off-loading when the kids arrive... Read More...
Top 10 Ways to Preserve Summer Memories
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:53 PM
Ah, summer. Surf, sand, sun, fun. Maybe the highlight was a long-planned family reunion or an impulsive romantic getaway for two. Preserve the memories of the lazy, hazy days of summer with these top ten tips. 1. Print, Not Pixels: Nothing evokes a memory like a wonderful photo. Don't let yours languish in digital format. Print the best in photo books and... Read More...
Top 10 Ways to Store Summer Gear
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:09 PM
Labor Day is approaching faster than ice cream cones melt on a hot August day. Before you know it, cool weather will spell retirement for boogie boards, beach umbrellas and other summer gear. Start your fall on an organized note with ten tips for storing seasonal summer items. 1. Wash and Dry: Before storing beach chairs, pails, etc. give each item a rinse and... Read More...
Top 10 Tech Tools for College
Monday, August 15, 2011 5:16 PM
Generation Digital is heading to college. Incoming freshman, take a break from your smart phone long enough to load up on these top ten tech tools. 1. iPad: A multitasking master: read eBooks, stream music, take notes and pictures; organize class and activity schedules with time management apps. Anything else? Oh, right, studying. Major textbook publishers are... Read More...
Top 10 Must-Haves for the Freshman Dorm
Friday, August 12, 2011 5:01 PM
Saying good-bye to the family nest? Ease into dorm living with these ten must-haves. 1. Power strip: Multiple power cords vie for dorm space; provide an easy landing spot with a surge-protecting power strip. 2. Plastic storage: Master Organization 101 with dedicated storage to keep papers and clothing neatly at hand. Use mini-bins for jewelry, toiletries and... Read More...
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