Hillary Chybinski

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cold and Flu Season is Coming - 5 Ways to Prepare

5 Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season
Disclosure: I'm proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy on the CVS Pharmacy Difference Campaign. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.
Like it or not, it's here. Cold and flu season is right around the corner.  This is the time of year that I start to think about what changes we need to make to get our family prepared. As a mom, I work hard to reduce our susceptibility to and increase our defense against seasonal colds and flu. I was happy to team up with CVS Pharmacy at Target and share five ways that you can prepare yourself and your family for the upcoming cold and flu season.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Meal Planning 2016 - Week 43

Weekly Meal Plan - Real Food for Real Families

Hey meal planners - happy Monday! If you're new around here, each Monday, I post my weekly meal plan for feeding my family. I try to prepare as much real food as possible, and keep it healthy. Some weeks work out better than others, but I always try to keep it real around here.

I've been meal planning for years. I find the effort I spend on Sunday, save me time and money during the week ahead. If I'm really in a planning mode, I can plan in advance to save even more. Most of my ideas and inspiration comes from Pinterest, or my family's tastes. I have two picky eaters, but I'm no short-order cook. They know they need to eat some portion of what I make, and they are free to supplement with anything we have on hand.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What to Wear: Weddings, Cocktail Parties and Events

Ideas and Inspiration for what to wear to weddings, cocktail parties and special events.
It's been years since I've had to get "dressed up." Don't get me wrong, I've worn dresses and gone to events and parties, but nothing that really required a new purchase, serious thought to accessories and just the right fancy heels. But all that changed when I had a Cocktail Attire dinner in NYC and a Family Wedding, both in the same week. Shopping Powers - activate!

I must have picked the worst week of the year to shop, because while I looked at a TON of dresses, everything was WRONG: too dressy, too "young", too "old" or just plain old too ugly! Can you feel me? As desperation began to set in, I made a last ditch trip to the mall, dragging both boys with me (I KNOW - crazy!) I went into the dress shop at Bloomingdales and my heart started to sink. Everything looked like a boring work dress or a dress fit for a beauty pageant (I like a little bling, but come on!) WHERE were all the dresses "normal" people wear?