• Lemon and Thyme Gardener Hand Scrub Recipe

Lemon and Thyme Gardener Hand Scrub Recipe

This gardener hand scrub recipe will help any gardener tackle the hand mess that happens while playing in the dirt. While there are a lot of things I love about Georgia, the red clay soil is NOT one of them.  Sweet tea is awesome.  Peaches are delicious. Red clay soil stains socks, gets tracked in on dog paws and leaves your hands a mess after you go outside to pull up weeds from the garden!  I decided to tackle the Georgia clay with a homemade hand scrub recipe and since I had a ton of fresh … [Read More...]

Must Read Tips for Cleaning Out the Garage

My husband and I have a 2 car garage that is rather overflowing with stuff.  And most of it is not our cars!  The garage holds one car, one motorcycle, a lawnmower, the kids bikes, an extra fridge and so much other stuff that we can barely move in there.  A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to to some major cleaning.  Cleaning out the garage is not something I look forward … [Read More...]

How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard

If you are looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids, you definitely need to learn how to attract birds to your backyard. Bird watching is not only a fun hobby, it's also a great way to keep bugs from eating your garden plants. I love listening to the birds sing their morning songs in the spring.  Knowing they are eating all those annoying caterpillars makes me even happier! … [Read More...]

Italian Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe with Fresh Basil

When I think of summer recipes, one of the first things that comes to mind is pasta salad.  I whipped up this orzo pasta salad recipe this weekend and it took less than 15 minutes from start to finish. It's an easy recipe to take to your next back yard barbecue or neighborhood pool party.  What I really love about it is that you can cook the pasta and assemble the dish in the morning while the … [Read More...]

How to Feel Young Again Even if You’re Getting Old!

If I had access to a magic lamp, the first thing I would ask that genie is how to feel young again. I hit that magical age of 44  last month and it seems like I have hit a giant WALL of sorts.  All of a sudden I am noticing more and more grey hairs, a few more wrinkles, and a significant lack of energy.  I hurt myself doing menial things like bending over to pick up a piece of laundry off the … [Read More...]

How to Ensure Successful STEM Learning in Kids

This post about STEM learning in kids was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions are my own. My husband and I both have degrees in the science field and improving STEM learning in kids is something we are passionate about.  We spent 4 years acting as the 'Science Night Committee' at our children's elementary … [Read More...]

Cooking

Make Apple Pie Crescent Rolls for an Easy Snack Idea!

These apple pie crescent rolls disappeared in minutes yesterday and I think I will be making another … [Read More...]

Strawberry Shortcake Jars and Healthier Outdoor Entertaining Tips

One of my favorite places in my house is not actually IN my house.  Our stone patio is my family's … [Read More...]

Creamy Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This Creamy Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Recipe has been sponsored but all opinions are my … [Read More...]

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Parenting

How to Read to a Child: Tips and Tricks to Get Them Engaged

Have you ever thought about how to read to a child to really get them engaged with a story? When my children were young, I was passionate about … [Read More...]

Online Safety Tips for Children No Parent Should Ignore

All parents should familiarize themselves with an assortment of online safety tips for children given the amount of questionable content that is … [Read More...]

How to Stop Bullying in Schools: What Can Parents Do?

Have you ever wondered how to stop bullying in schools from affecting your child? My son started high school last year.  He is 16 years old and I can … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean Even with Kids!

Every time my husband gets in my car he starts complaining.  Why is the seat so far up?  Why is the radio so loud?  Why are their food crumbs … [Read More...]

Upcycled Dog Treats Jar to Keep Fido’s Treats Fresh!

Up until now, I have been keeping the dog's treats in the box they come from the pet store in.  It rarely closes properly and her chewy treats end up … [Read More...]

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

This lemon sugar hand scrub recipe is just the thing I need now that spring has arrived. This weekend I spent a bit of time outside weeding the garden … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

How to Read More Books for Less Money

If you ask me how I want to spend my free time, the answer will always be reading books.  Ever since I was young I have tried to figure out how to … [Read More...]

Protecting Kids from Questionable Content on TV

This post about protecting your child from questionable content on TV has been sponsored by XFINITY but all opinions are my own. Are you worried … [Read More...]

Why You Need to Start Live Streaming TV Channels Online

This post about live streaming TV channels online is part of a paid partnership with XFINITY.  All opinions are my own. When my kids were little, … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard

If you are looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids, you definitely need to learn how to attract birds to your backyard. Bird … [Read More...]

How to Feel Young Again Even if You’re Getting Old!

If I had access to a magic lamp, the first thing I would ask that genie is how to feel young again. I hit that magical age of 44  last month and it … [Read More...]

Severe Weather Emergency Preparedness Safety Tips You Need to Know

If you live in an area prone to extreme weather, you really need to familiarize yourself with a few emergency preparedness safety tips.  A few years … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Summer Foot Care Tips for Beautiful and Healthy Feet

Summer is almost here and with temperatures rising I am looking forward to tank tops and flip flops.  In fact, a lot of the time I don't even bother … [Read More...]

How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young Even When You’re Not

This post about how to keep your skin looking young has been sponsored but all opinions are my own. Did you look in the mirror this morning and … [Read More...]

Must Have Purse Essentials For Every Emergency

When my kids were young and I had a diaper bag to carry around, it was easy to bring everything I could possibly need along with me at all times. … [Read More...]

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