Paperwhites- Forcing Bulbs

Paperwhites are one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love the fragrance they impart when you walk in the door. I love their light and simple appearance. I also love their long life even after they bloom. You can get them store bought or in a kit. You can...

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The Elf On The Shelf Appears Tomorrow

For all of you wonderful follower, just a reminder to review with your children that The Elf on the Shelf will be back in your homes tomorrow.  If you are not familiar with this holiday tradition, see below. Have a wonderful night! For those of you who don’t already...

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Total Eclipse of the Sun

Today is the big day. As this is the first time in a century the entire United States can see the eclipse, many of you may be planning solar eclipse parties. Below you can see what percent of the eclipse you will be able to see. If so, you...

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Organizing the School Locker

The beginning of school is just around the corner. We spent the morning at the school bookstore getting the books for the coming year. Then comes the issue of storing the books in the school locker. Invariably there is the age old mismatch of space. After lots of searching...

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Elegant Inspired Living is Back!

Hello Everyone, We have just launched with a new hosting site. I would greatly appreciate it if you could let me know if the notification email is working, i.e. did you get an email alerting you to this post. If so, could you please respond yes in the comments...

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Best Teacher Gift

Teacher gifts are always tricky.  It is always difficult to figure out what to give. The girls and I always want to get something personal to say thank you for the wonderful teachers they have each year. As they get older, they have more teachers, often up to 8...

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Top Finds: The Best Projector

Last Thanksgiving we went to my sisters and watched movies on a projector she had borrowed from her brother in law. Its images filled almost the entire wall. All the kids had a blast. We all came home with the resolve to get one ourselves. No longer did we...

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Best Wings

Nothing beats wings on game day, or any other day for that matter. We have tried wings everywhere they are offered including those that range from those in Buffalo,NY to Southern Fried to Korean BBQ (which by the way is very good if you have never had- Try the...

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Chocolate Alphabet

A few years back, perhaps 10 to be exact. We took the girls to Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York. Amongst the many confections one in particular caught my eye. They had chocolate birthday candles decorated with sprinkles. Sadly, they did not have the numbers need for the girl’s...

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Baby Kale Salad

I’m always looking side and way to get a good nutricious side in the family.  This is a simple easy way to do that.  During the week we occasionally used prepackaged greens. For this one we used contains Baby Kale, chard, and spinach. Next I run cabbage through the...

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