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The Best Buy Tech Home Takes Suburban Life High Tech

This post about the Best Buy Tech Home has been compensated, however, all opinions expressed here are my own. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were in bed on a Saturday night and it was after 11 PM.  All of a sudden, our doorbell rings!  We look at each other in confusion, the dog starts barking like mad and  we make our way downstairs tentatively to see … [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 family went up north for a family wedding.  My son was 5 and my daughter was 3.  We were staying with my brother in law and with all of the siblings in town there were a lot of kids underfoot.  At one point, we shooed all of the assorted cousins outside … [Read More…]

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps with Chewy Crystallized Ginger Chips

As I sit here typing up this recipe, I am truly amazed that any of these pumpkin ginger snaps actually survived long enough for me to photograph them.  In fact, I am amazed that the dough lasted long enough for me to actually bake the cookies at all!  Ginger snaps are one of my all time favorite cookies, especially during the fall.  Warm spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves all blended … [Read More…]

Online Safety for Teenagers Presents Unique Challenges

Keeping my kids safe online when they were young was pretty easy.  The computer is in the living room and they had no cell phones or other electronic devices.  They also had no idea what the term ‘search history’ meant and had even less of a clue about how to erase it.  Online safety for teenagers presents unique challenges that you just don’t have to deal with when your kids are little.  Both of … [Read More…]

The Healthiest Type of Salt to Include in Your Diet

Are you worried whether or not you are adding the healthiest type of salt to your diet?  Every time I go to the grocery store I am amazed at how many foods are pushed as ‘low in sodium’. You have everything from low sodium canned soups to unsalted crackers. Websites and cookbooks tell us how to reduce our salt intake and commercials tell us how bad sodium is for our blood pressure. Here is a news … [Read More…]

Easy Bat Craft Project for Kids Makes Upcycling Fun!

This easy bat craft project for kids makes upcycling fun!  Crafting is a great way to spend a chilly, October afternoon.  With Halloween quickly approaching, getting into the spooky spirit of the holiday is a fun activity to keep kids busy.  Crafting is always a lot more eco-friendly when you can take things you find around your home and turn them into something new.  Not to mention the money you … [Read More…]

Cooking

Easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe: 10 Minutes Start to Finish!

What do you do when you have a huge fruit bowl full of apples but are craving something sweet?  You … [Read More…]

Corn Dog Muffins From Scratch: So Easy You Can Skip the Box!

School started for my kids a few weeks ago and I am trying to find alternatives to sandwiches for … [Read More…]

Cayenne Pepper Uses and Benefits Beyond the Kitchen

With the garden overflowing with hot peppers, I find myself looking for as many cayenne pepper uses … [Read More…]

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Parenting

Online Safety for Teenagers Presents Unique Challenges

Keeping my kids safe online when they were young was pretty easy.  The computer is in the living room and they had no cell phones or other electronic … [Read More…]

Important Life Lessons for Kids to Ensure Long Term Success

When your child is born,  you learn how to change diapers, cook dinner one handed, and treat a fever without panicking.  There are parenting books to … [Read More…]

Teen Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

This discussion about teen safety tips for traveling abroad is sponsored by Wearsafe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

This year, my daughter … [Read More…]

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Crafts & DIY

How to Make Eucalyptus Oil and Save a Ton of Money!

If you are a lover of aromatherapy, essential oils or just suffer from a lot of congestion, you need to learn how to make eucalyptus oil at home.  It … [Read More…]

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 … [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…]

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Entertainment & Technology

Simple Patriotic Party Ideas to Celebrate the Red, White and Blue!

Whether you are celebrating the 4th of July, Memorial, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day or any other patriotic holiday, having a party is always a fun way to … [Read More…]

A Tailgating Essentials List for Fall Sports Fans

With football season gearing up, this tailgating essentials list is going to be vital for my survival this fall.  Why?  Because this year I am the … [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 go-to place for lounging, enjoying a fire or … [Read More…]

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Life in the Burbs

Having Fun with the AtmosFlare 3D Pen Set and the IDO3D Pen Set

This post about the IDO3D Pen and the AtmosFlare 3D Pen Set has been sponsored by AtmosFlare and The Women Bloggers but all opinions expressed here … [Read More…]

5 Reasons You Need Water Features for the Garden

With summer on the way out and the cooler weather of fall moving in soon, you should consider getting outside and doing some landscaping.  Water … [Read More…]

Cayenne Pepper Uses and Benefits Beyond the Kitchen

With the garden overflowing with hot peppers, I find myself looking for as many cayenne pepper uses as I can come up with.  Looking at the number of … [Read More…]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

How to Care for Feet That Work Out Regularly

Thank you to AmLactin for sponsoring this conversation about how to care for feet.  All opinions are my own.

After a relatively lazy summer, I am … [Read More…]

Earn Cash Back Shopping Online and Give to Charity with Giving Assistant!

This post about how to earn cash back shopping online has been sponsored by Giving Assistant but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post … [Read More…]

How to Avoid Razor Burn Even With Sensitive Skin

This discussion about how to avoid razor burn is part of a sponsored conversation for SheSpeaks and P&G but all opinions are my own.

Having … [Read More…]

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