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20+ Tasty Treats for Halloween

Here are some of our favorite treats for Halloween–some of them are even healthy to balance to heavy sugar intake! 1. Batty Cupcakes Keep it simple: turn ordinary store cupcakes into something festive. Just add googly edible eyes and oreo halves for wings to make your batty little cakes. 2. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies If you love the peanut and chocolate […]

Tips’ DIY Halloween Costumes

Here are a few of our staff’s favorite DIY costumes–some easier than others. By Our TipsFromTown Staff Have a fun costume you’d like to share? Email us a pic so we can add it to our post! Channel Your Inner Charlie Brown Is there anything more traditional than making a ghost costume from a sheet? You can cut […]

Halloween Cocktails: Vanilla Pumpkin Martini

Ingredients 2 ounces vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce cream liqueur 1/2 ounce pumpkin liqueur Dip in the rim of your glass into a shallow bowl of water to wet the rim of a martini glass. Then, dip the glass in black salt to cat the edge. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the vodka and cream liqueur. Shake it well. […]

How Much More Can Our Kids Take?

As I logged into the site just now, I was amazed at how long it has been since I’ve written anything. Those of you who check out Tips know I often use this platform to get something off my mind, hopefully it is usually something affecting a lot of us. Being that my mind has […]

Amazing Recipes for a Cause

When I was first married, and working, and having babies, and didn’t know a thing about cooking, I relied heavily on cookbooks I would pick up on the discount pile at Barnes and Noble. As we’ve become more tech oriented, I look a lot up online (usually right here on Tips,) but just like I […]

Grilled Avocados

I love avocados–alone, on toast, in a salad or taco. But like with any food, grilling them gives them a wonderfully smoky flavor. Cut them in half and make an edible bowl or grill slices and throw them in a salad. Plus, they’re a great source of fiber and high in fat – but the good healthy kind […]

25+ Ridiculously Refreshingly Cocktails

Nothing Says Summer Like Some Refreshingly Cold Cocktails! Tart & Frosty Frozen Lemonade Szechuan Coconut Cocktail Ocean Blue Margarita Watermelon & Gin Lemonade Spiked Vodka Raspberry Lemonade Cool as a Cucumber Margarita Slushy Margarita Shots Blueberry- Plum Vodka Mojitos Grapefruit Cocktail Frozen Margarita Sangria Lemonade Firefly Cocktail Lillet Rose Cocktail Sweet Tea Lemonade White Wine Sangria […]

Your Child’s Love Language

Last night, my daughter, Madelyn, was telling us about the book she was reading called The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts I found it fascinating, but not for my relationship with my husband, as it was intended. I pretty much have him all figured out after almost three decades together. It […]
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