Say What? 


At one time or another we have all received a backhanded compliment, that statement that really isn’t an insult, but definitely not flattering. Even kids know when something isn’t quite right with an overly cordial comment, and all in all, if you have to ask, then you already know the answer.

“Is that a compliment or an insultment?”

Family Travel

Family Travel

Family travel can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Carmelina navigates around the dos and don’ts of family travel with Chad from 2 KASA Style!

style travel

It’s hard to get away from the travel horror stories these days, because of the Delta computer outage earlier this month. And it’s not just Delta, all airlines suffer from delays, and of course that means travelers also experience the unexpected when flying. Although airline delays are out of your control, Carmelina navigates through family travel  with 2 KASA Style. Yes, there really are things you can do to make your next family flight memorable — in a good way.

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Meet-The-Teacher Gift: Step Up Your Apple Game


There are a lot of things said about apples:
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
“As American as apple pie.”
“A bad apple.”
“Apple of my eye.”
“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

And a favorite, especially this time of year, “An apple for the teacher.”

The tradition of giving an apple to the teacher dates back to the frontier days when that was all the payment attainable by parents. Ah, the good old days! But it’s 2016, so let’s up our apple game.

Meet the teacher giftWhat you need:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Canning jar
Decorative bag and tag




First, make the homemade caramel dipping sauce. And if you trust your kids stirring the ingredients, let them be part of the process.

Step 1 – Combine sugar, milk and softened butter in a heavy pot.

Step 2 – Turn the heat to medium high and continue stirring until smooth.

Step 3 – Bring to a boil and cook for a couple of minutes.

Step 4 – Turn off the heat and stir in vanilla.

Step 5 – Pour the caramel into a jar and let cool.

Then place the jar of caramel in the bag, place the apple on top of the jar seal the bag and add a tag.

Your meet the teacher gift is done and your kids will be proud that they helped, under adult supervision of course.

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