Category Archives: Lifestyle

4 Ways to Help Pets In Case of a Wildfire

You’ve got an emergency plan for your family in case a wildfire forces you to live without power, or worse, evacuate your home. (If not, learn how to create one at But, what about planning for your pets? They’re likely to be frightened and in need of some special care. Here are four tips

The Best Month for a Road Trip

The Best Month for a Road Trip? It’s October! We’re going out on a limb and declaring October the best month for a road trip. Do we have meteorological data, research, or a poll to back us up? Actually, just experience and these reasons: Here’s what October has going for it: The color! Summer may

Ten ways to protect yourself from the sun’s rays

When my teenage daughter arrived home the other day with a sunburned face, I asked her why she didn’t use her sunscreen. She answered with, “I did Mom! I put it on this morning.” But since she was out all day and never re-applied it, she still got a sunburn. According to the American Cancer

Follow your trail

Summer is here, the time of year where most everyone enjoys experiencing the great outdoors. A great way to do this is to explore trails. Some trails may even lead to other fun activities, such as canoeing, boating and fishing. The possibilities are endless! And the scenery is usually breathtaking. Reconnecting with nature can also

Flag Cake Recipe

Flag Cake Three cheers for the red, white & blue flag cake!  This 4th of July cake is patriotic and yummy! Even better is you can make it in 15 minutes with four ingredients! What you’ll need 4 cups fresh strawberries 1 pkg pound cake, cut into 14 slices 1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided Whipped Cream or Cool Whip   Recipe