We’re just days away from All Hallows’ Eve and to make sure you’re fully prepped for a spooky shindig. So from creepy candles to haunted hacks, check out my latest segment on Good Morning Washington!
Around here, football season really mean tailgate season. So to cut down on the planning time and the mess at the end of the party because I’m sharing my favorite tailgate hacks over at Good Morning Washington. From coolers, cocktails, to cleanup, every football fan needs a few of these life hacks at their next game.
It’s back to school time and this year we are starting the school year with a few hacks that will make life a little easier, more organized, and letting our kiddos personal style shine. Here’s my latest segment from Good Morning Washington!
Fun Fact: Most dorm rooms are less than 200 square feet! So if you have a kid in college you are probably looking for ways to help them maximize space in their home away from home, but you don’t have to shell out the cash to maximize their space. From making their dorm personal but not damaging the walls to keeping their closest organized, here’s my latest segment on Good Morning Washington where I’m sharing my favorite dorm room hacks.
The TODAY Show is one of my favorite places to spend my mornings–especially when I get to share parenting hacks that I really LOVE. For my latest segment, I shared a few fan favorites and a few of my own favorites with Hoda and Jenna. Check out the segment below because I know you are going to LOVE the marshmallow boo boo pack and the burrito roll! Also can we talk about my hair and makeup? I swear the hair and makeup team have magical powers over there!
When the weather is beautiful outside, we are outside. Even though that means more fun, it can also mean more boo boos and trips to the first aid kit. But rather than reach for that first aid kit, let’s look inside your pantry for the best first aid hacks that are effective, natural, and use items you already have in your house! Here’s my latest segment from Good Morning Washington!
My love for my alma mater runs deep. There is plenty of blue and gold WVU attire in my wardrobe, when a fellow Mountaineer achieves success, I swell with pride, and my husband and I still sing the unofficial school song, Country Roads, to our children as a lullaby–sorry, it was one off the few songs we BOTH knew every word.
Years after graduating from WVU, I have always felt that so many of the really wonderful things in my life were a result from attending my beloved university. So when I was asked to speak at a Pioneer Session about my experiences as a vlogger, blogger, and TV segment gal, I jumped at the chance. First I checked to make sure that I didn’t have anymore outstanding parking tickets from my glory days and then I got down to work.
So what is a Pioneer Session, you may ask? Well lucky for you, I can tell you! Pioneer Sessions at WVU are a way to celebrate alumni who are considered pioneers in their areas of expertise and careers, and a way to connect current students and alumni to facilitate learning and networking. Students and alumi can attend the sessions or watch the session streamed live.
What could I– a little older and wiser Mountaineer–offer to a generation of college students embarking on their futures. Mainly I told them to drink more water, wear sunscreen and NEVER LEAVE college, but then I shared the story of my career, how to use their social media as a powerful tool in connecting with others and landing a job, and the importance of developing their own brand.
To watch my Pioneer Session, click right here!
If you are only using your ice cube trays to make ice, you need to put them to work! Yesterday I spent the morning over at Good Morning Washington to share my favorite ice cube tray hacks. Since live news can be so unpredictable, breaking news unfolded and part of my segment was cut! However, I’ve got the video of the segment and a few pictures and the details for the ideas that I didn’t get to share. I love spending my morning over at GMW, and I’ll let you know when I’ll be back!
Freeze Veggies: If you’ve got kiddos that refuse to eat their veggies, make veggie cubes! Buy vegetables like spinach and kale in bulk, chop them up, and place them in ice cube trays with hot water. The hot water will blanch the veggies so they keep their color and healthy nutrients. Freeze the cubes and when you are cooking, toss a few cubes into things like soups, sauce, or smoothies. Or when you bake, add a few veggie cubes to muffins for a sweet but healthy treat!
Seed Bombs– I’m not a fan of Easter grass but here’s a fun way to re-purpose that messy grass. Using paper grass–or colorful construction paper- cut or tear into small chunks and soak in a bowl of water for 15 minutes. Then pop it into the food processor to make a pulp. Push the pulp into ice cube trays–I used a fun heart shaped tray- and add a packet of seeds. Top off with more pulp and let it dry for 24 hours. Let your kids put the seed bombs into a garden or spread in the grass. They will love watching the seed bombs bloom!
Make a New Crayon- If you are a mom, there’s a good chance you have a few broken crayons in your bag and probably all over your house, too. So take those broken crayons and use them to make new and fun shaped crayons. Start by taking the paper off the crayons– soaking in hot, soapy water helps to make this process faster. Then break up the crayons and place them in a silicone ice cube tray. Fill the tray to the top because the wax shrinks when it melts. Then pop in the oven at 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let the crayon cool completely before taking it out the mold. When it’s all done, you’ll have a giant crayon that colors every color of the rainbow. So much fun!
While I’ve included the kids in vlogs and other videos, they’ve never done a live segment with me before. Because IT’S LIVE TV! All the things that can go wrong with having your child on live TV, believe me, I’ve imagined it. Today I was at Fox 5 in DC sharing a few products that are all natural and perfect for moms and kids, and Lyla made her TV debut with me. Check out my little lady in action! Clearly, this won’t be her last segment. I think we have another TV segment gal on our hands! Click right here to see our segment!