Terri’s Halloween Resources




With many of the stores starting to decorate and sell for Halloween, I thought I would share my list of resources that I have used over the years for costumes and items. When my children were young, I would make their costumes by hand, but as they got older and I started working outside the home, costumes have been store bought but always enhanced with added embellishments. So whether you prefer to purchase a costume or to make something yourself, I thought that I would share with you some of the companies that I have been very fond of and have used over the years for both children and adult costumes. These are some of my favorites.

The Disney Store 

Chasing Fireflies




Martha Stewart (Great costume/recipe/decor ideas )

Pottery Barn (Was always a favorite for kid’s costumes and decor)

The Pyramid Collection (Great for faerie, witches & wenches/adults)




Grandin Road (All time favorite for decor! Fun costumes)  Be sure to order early!!!!

Victorian Trading Co.  (Period costumes/adults)

Lillian Vernon

 Cassie’s Closet 



By |September 20th, 2014|Holidays|2 Comments

Quick & Easy Meal #2



Another all-time quick and easy meal in our house is marinated flank steak.

Purchase a nice cut of meat, marinate with Soy Vey for 30 minutes; Grill.  Serve with boiled potatoes and vegetable.  You can’t get any easier than this and it is really good!


Flank steak is a lean, somewhat tough but flavorful cut of beef that benefits from the tenderizing effects of a marinade. It is best cooked medium rare and thinly sliced at an angle.

By |September 16th, 2014|life|0 Comments

What’s For Dinner? (Breaded Chicken Breast)

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As a working mother, I am all about structure and staying organized because without those two things I am a total mess. And it is no fun for anyone in my family when I get stressed out.  So with my kids now back in school for a full week and my working full-time, their academic/activity schedules are all recorded down on the kitchen wipe board.  One of things that I found has helped me tremendously in keeping up with everyone’s busy schedule, is having a weekly menu planned out.  It’s not something that has to be written in stone, but by having a general idea of what you plan on serving on certain nights will really help you to become more efficient.  So on those days when there’s a lot going on, dinner is real quick and easy.  
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One of my all-time favorite chicken recipes is stuffed Chicken Breast.  Here’s the recipe and I hope you enjoy it.  It is so quick and easy you will love it!
Pound out chicken breast and make a slit in it.  Slide in one piece of provolone cheese and two slices of prochuitto. You can also add spinach if you like. Dip chicken in an egg and bread with crumbs.  Add olive oil to a skillet and sear meat 4-5 mins per side.  Bake on 350 for 25 minutes.  Serve with rice or risotto and vegetable.  This is absolutely delicious and so easy to do!
Written by Terri / Published by Jennifer
By |September 4th, 2014|General|0 Comments