Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips and a #EurekaPower Vacuum Giveaway #bringiton

Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips and a #EurekaPower Vacuum Giveaway #bringiton

These spring cleaning tips have been sponsored by Eureka.  I have been provided with one Eureka Airspeed All Floor vacuum to facilitate my post. After a very long, cold and dreadfully dreary winter, spring is finally here!  My garden is planted, the days are staying light later, and the kids are off to school in the morning in shorts.  Yes, April in Georgia is warm enough for shorts!  Along with the warmer weather comes a distinct need to clean out my house.  Clutter and dust bunnies shall be dealt with severely in the coming weeks.  Between purging the closets and vacuuming up the extra coat my dog leaves behind on the floor I am hoping to be more energized and motivated once the house is clean again.  If you are diving into spring cleaning this month, too, here are a few helpful … [Read more...]

Lemon Lime Wine Spritzer and Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines #MC

Lemon Lime Wine Spritzer and Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines #MC

This wine spritzer recipe and review of the Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines is part of an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My husband and I love to sit down together after dinner to enjoy a few minutes of relaxation together.  After a chaotic day of work, errands, and dealing with the everyday stresses of life we have found that a cocktail and a few minutes of idle conversation helps us stay connected to each other.  During the winter months, we love to enjoy a red wine by the fireplace but once the weather warms up we find ourselves heading outside to the patio to enjoy the garden, the fish pond and the early evening … [Read more...]

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini in Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini in Basil Cream Sauce

Basil is one of my all time favorite herbs to grow in the garden.  As long as it gets plenty of sun and water I am left with more basil than I know what to do with!  I have yet to discover a single pest that eats it and other than a sensitivity to cold, it is extremely hardy.  So, what does one do with an abundance of basil?  You can make pesto or add it to a fresh mozzarella and tomato sandwich but this basil cream sauce is simple to make and can be used in an assortment of easy dinner recipes.  I like to buy the fresh tortellini from the grocery store for nights when I am in a hurry and don't have time to cook 100% from scratch.  This recipe will be even easier if you have leftover chicken or broccoli sitting in the fridge.  Even if you don't, you can make this dish from start to finish … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Own Herb Garden

How to Grow Your Own Herb Garden

This is a herb garden discussion is part of a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the best ways to add flavor to your food is to include fresh herbs in your recipes.  However, fresh herbs are not cheap at the grocery store and once you buy them they go bad fairly quickly.  I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to grab the cilantro only to find that it is slightly slimy and no longer usable.  There goes another $1.00 right into the compost bin.  Growing your own herb garden is a very easy way to ensure that you have fresh herbs right at your fingertips whenever you need them.  Not only do you get fresh flavor in your recipes but herbs are incredibly easy to grow and require very little attention once planted and … [Read more...]

Easiest Way to Clean the Microwave!

Easiest Way to Clean the Microwave!

Am I the only person who lives with an individual that is incapable of covering a dish prior to putting it in the microwave?  Is it too much to ask that you put a piece of parchment paper or a lid of some sort over your plate of spaghetti before cooking it?  Why is it that I am the only person who apparently has this much needed skill yet *I* am the one stuck having to clean the microwave week after week?  I think teenagers should be provided a class in school on proper usage of the microwave oven.  Yes, I know, I am slowing microwaving my brain every time I hit start to reheat my leftovers but I am lazy and usually in too much of a hurry to put something in a pot on the stove.  Not to mention the fact that I would be drinking cold coffee for the rest of my life.  That is just … [Read more...]