• Easy Ways to Start Eating Healthy Even if You Are Short on Time

Easy Ways to Start Eating Healthy Even if You Are Short on Time

Thank you Healthy Choice for sponsoring this post about easy ways to start eating healthy. Visit your local retailer to pick up your own Healthy Choice Simply Cafe Steamer or Original Cafe Steamer meal today! With school back in session, our lives have once again gotten to the frantic running around like a madman stage.  Our days revolve around after school band practices, tennis matches, two adults with full-time jobs and random commitments I just couldn't say no to. While I try to … [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 their lunchbox. These corn dog muffins from scratch were incredibly easy to make and seem to be a big hit with everyone in the house.  You can 't go wrong with hot dogs and corn muffins, right?  Well, in an effort to make them a tad bit healthier I chose to use all natural hot dogs and make the muffin … [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 hot peppers I use in my kitchen nowadays, I am amazed at the fact that I had never even seen one until I was in my 20's.  I grew up in New England on baked beans and pot roast.  It was certainly tasty food but definitely not what I would call spicy.  … [Read More...]

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 enjoy it.  If you are looking for patriotic party ideas, they don't have to be complicated or expensive.  A dash of red, white and blue along with some food and a few crafts for the kids is all you really need.  Sure, amazing fireworks and giant … [Read More...]

Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe with Chocolate Chips

When you were growing up, did you have a favorite recipe?  This homemade carrot cake recipe was my husband's all time favorite homemade cake.  His mom used to make it for the family and it was a huge hit.  Of course, since we no longer live near his family, we rarely get to enjoy this delicious homemade cake recipe!  My husband has been begging me to make him this carrot cake for years so I … [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 mother of two high school kids, one of which is in the high school marching band.  When my kids started school last week, I was prepared for early morning bus pickups, a new schedule, and the trials and tribulations of my kids making new friends.  What … [Read More...]

Cooking

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...]

Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe with Chocolate Chips

When you were growing up, did you have a favorite recipe?  This homemade carrot cake recipe was my … [Read More...]

Raspberry and Coconut Milk Popsicle Recipe

The last couple of weeks have been very chaotic here and this raspberry and coconut milk popsicle … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Tips for Raising Teenagers: Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

People think that the terrible twos are challenging but raising teenagers is even harder.  I am constantly seeking out tips for raising teenagers in … [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. … [Read More...]

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...]

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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

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...]

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 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...]

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Life in the Burbs

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...]

Questions to Ask a House Cleaner Before Hiring Them

This post about questions to ask a house cleaner has been sponsored by Hux but all opinions expressed here are my own. Things have gotten a bit … [Read More...]

What to do With Limes That are Just a Bit Too Old!

A few weeks ago, I bought two bags of limes because we had plans to make margaritas.  Well, we never managed to make it to the liquor store for the … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

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...]

Consignment Sale Tips from a Veteran Shopper

With summer quickly passing by, these consignment sale tips will come in handy as the school year approaches.  After traveling for the last two weeks, … [Read More...]

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