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Val's posts from: August 2018

Pros and Cons of Subscription Boxes

Posted On: August 31st, 2018
Subscription boxes are fun! They’re like getting a gift in the mail each month, although unfortunately you have to pay for this gift. Here is how they work: Each month you receive in the mail a box of items curated for you personally based on the preferences you indicated on a questionnaire. Typically you are charged a monthly fee for the box and receive anywhere from three to five items of different value each month. ...read more

6 Fun Things to do Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted On: August 28th, 2018
It seems this year has flown by. I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is almost here. Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, pools are closing, most kids are back in school and vacations are just about over. Until we moved to Kettering, we used to go away every year on Labor Day. Once here, we soon discovered there were a lot of fun Labor Day activities for us in the Dayton area. ...read more

Exciting News About 4 Paws for Ability

Posted On: August 22nd, 2018
Hey Miami Valley! I have a really exciting announcement to make! I just couldn’t wait any longer to share the news. I am getting a dog! Well, sort of! Let me explain. River Valley has three local charity partners for the year and one of them is 4 Paws for Ability. Here is the exciting part: River Valley is going to sponsor two 4 Paws dogs and I am going to sponsor another! ...read more

5 Easy DIY Summer Decorations

Posted On: August 14th, 2018
I love having décor for every season; it really brightens up my home. The stores are starting to fill up with fall and Halloween decorations but I am not ready to leave the summer yet! I like to do my seasonal crafts a little late in the season to get more of a discount on items. It makes it feel like I get to stay in the season just a little bit longer. ...read more

8 Dorm Room Friendly Recipes

Posted On: August 10th, 2018
Going off to college is an exciting but nerve-wrecking time, especially if you are living in a dorm. This means you have to take care of everything yourself—even your meals. Now, most colleges offer meal plans to help make sure students get three squares a day, but that can get expensive quickly and kind of boring. ...read more

8 Peach Recipes for National Peach Month

Posted On: August 7th, 2018
Did you know August is National Peach Month? It makes sense, because I’ve always associated peaches with summer. I love a good and juicy peach on a warm summer day. Did you know that peaches are actually a member of the rose family and originated in China (which happens to be the largest producer of peaches in the world!)? Italy is the second largest. We call Georgia the Peach state, but 50% of all our peaches are grown in California! ...read more