• 4 Examples of Personal Financial Goals I have Added to My To Do List

4 Examples of Personal Financial Goals I have Added to My To Do List

Our personal budget has been stretched fairly thin for the last few months and I'm researching examples of personal financial goals to help me save money. After the slightly out of control holiday spending came a trip to London (not cheap!) and a few first of the year expenses (darn you Home Owner's Association!) and now we are looking at a very slim balance in the bank.    With two teens who one day soon will want to go to college, we need to learn how to save money in ways that don't involve … [Read More...]

How to Remove Armpit Odor from Shirts

If you sweat as much as I do while you exercise, you may be wondering how to remove armpit odor from your workout tops. I have been working out like a fiend for the last year and my workout shirts are starting to smell less than fresh.  The other day I walked into the laundry room while the freshly washed laundry was tumbling in the dryer.  You know what I smelled?  Armpit odor!  YES, how gross is … [Read More...]

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few ideas.   When I was little, I remember my parents (okay, probably my MOM!) getting me a small gift for Valentines Day every year.  Usually, it was just a small box of chocolates or a nick knack of sorts along with a card.  No matter what the gift was, … [Read More...]

Read These Safety Tips for Walking at Night Before You Head Out!

With the start of the new year, many people are committing to getting more exercise to improve their health.  Walking is great exercise but the short, winter days mean that you may be walking in the dark.  It's important to research safety tips for walking at night, even if you think you live in a really safe neighborhood.  As a woman, I know that I am more vulnerable to attack than a man.  Even … [Read More...]

Easy Kitchen Organizing Ideas for Even the Messiest Chef!

With the start of the new year, I find that home organization is high on my to-do list.  I have been searching the Internet for a few easy kitchen organizing ideas to make my life a little bit easier.  The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in my home.  It's more than just a place for us to cook and eat together. It is a place for the kids to do their homework, an office where I pay the bills, … [Read More...]

How to Connect with Your Teen and Bring More Peace to Your Family

When my children were small, it was relatively easy to connect with them.  A few minutes building a LEGO castle or coloring in a princess coloring book was pretty simple to accomplish and they were always happy to participate.  Learning how to connect with your teen, however, can be a bit more challenging.  Teens are often busy or tired or in a bad mood or just plain not interested in hanging with … [Read More...]

Cooking

Easy Bourbon Ball Recipe Full of Rich, Smooth Bourbon!

Every year I make about 15 different kinds of homemade candy and one of my husband's favorites is … [Read More...]

Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipe in 15 Minutes or Less!

This smoked salmon appetizer recipe is perfect for feeding company when you don't want to spend all … [Read More...]

Decadent German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I just finished making this German chocolate brownies recipe and seriously don't think I can wait … [Read More...]

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Parenting

What To Do for Teens Who Need Help with Getting a Job

My son will be 17 in a few weeks and I honestly never thought he would need help with getting a job.  When I was a teen, I walked into the grocery … [Read More...]

Tips for Car Shopping for Busy Parents of New Teen Drivers

This discussion about tips for car shopping has been sponsored by Capital One but all opinions expressed here are my own. Several months ago, my … [Read More...]

A Mom’s Take on Raising an Introverted Child

For 16 years I have been raising an introverted child and it is just as stressful for me now as it was when they were toddlers. Many years ago, my … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

I have been swamped with work and a mile long to do list for the last several weeks.  I am looking forward to taking a few days off this week to spend … [Read More...]

DIY Skin Moisturizing Spray with Rosemary and Glycerin

I held out for as long as I could but we finally had to turn the heat on last week.  It's no wonder that I went looking for skin moisturizing spray … [Read More...]

Easy Thankful Tree Craft to Remember What Matters Most

Well, the chaotic presidential election of 2016 is over and I must admit that I am not all that pleased with the results.  I find myself getting … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Olloclip Photo Lens for iPhone Macro Photography

Since I started blogging, I have become quite a passionate photographer.  I seem to take my DSLR camera everywhere to take photos of my family, … [Read More...]

Best Buy In Home Advisor Provides Personal Best Buy Technical Support

This post about the Best Buy In Home Advisor has been compensated, however, all opinions expressed here are my own. The reviewer has been compensated … [Read More...]

Review of Me Before You Movie and an Emotional Movie Night with My Daughter

Last night was movie night with my teen daughter since the boys were out enjoying a rock concert for the evening.  I decided to share my review of Me … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few … [Read More...]

Read These Safety Tips for Walking at Night Before You Head Out!

With the start of the new year, many people are committing to getting more exercise to improve their health.  Walking is great exercise but the short, … [Read More...]

Easy Kitchen Organizing Ideas for Even the Messiest Chef!

With the start of the new year, I find that home organization is high on my to-do list.  I have been searching the Internet for a few easy kitchen … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few … [Read More...]

10 Easy Winter Care Tips for Hands

Now that the weather is getting chilly, are your hands looking a little rough around the edges?  These winter care tips for hands might be just the … [Read More...]

What is the Secret to Eternal Youth? (When Beauty Becomes an Obsession….)

What is the secret to eternal youth?  What exactly is 'youth' anyhow? Is it how you look or how you feel?  I hit 40 a few years ago and all of a … [Read More...]

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