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Make these Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments with Mason Jar Lids!

I have some friends whose Christmas trees look like they belong in a magazine.  If that's your thing, more power to you...however I prefer my messy, cluttered tree filled with macaroni angles and children's handprint ornaments!  Over the years, we have made a ton of easy handmade Christmas ornaments. I have unique ornaments on my tree from their days in preschool.  I even have Christmas ornaments … [Read More...]

Giving My Kids Music Gifts Makes Us All Happy!

Thank you, Fender, for sponsoring this post about kids music gifts. Learn guitar at home with Fender Play!Like most teens, my kids have a long list of 'wants' when it comes to birthday and holiday gifts.  Some years, I have to say, NOPE, you can't have that.  Like the baby sister my daughter asked for several years in a row.  That one wasn't going to happen!  I'm always happy to give my kids … [Read More...]

How to Create a Winter Car Emergency Kit

You really need to have a  winter car emergency kit no matter what area of the country you live in.  Several years ago, Georgia went through a winter emergency we fondly called Snowmageddon.  We got a whopping three inches of snow and the entire area came to a standstill.  The governor of Georgia declared a state of emergency and the National Guard was mobilized.  Motorists sat stranded in their … [Read More...]

Our Sylvan SAT Prep Experience for Improving SAT Scores

This post about Sylvan SAT Prep courses is in partnership with Sylvan Learning. All opinions expressed here are my own.I am the proud mom of one academically gifted high school senior.  He is both a joy and a giant pain in my backside like most teenagers are!  This year has been challenging for him, trying to find a balance between his grades and tackling things like sports, drivers ed, and … [Read More...]

Best Christmas Movies for Teens for a Fun Family Movie Night

My kids have already started hunting through Netflix, Comcast on Demand and Amazon Prime looking for Christmas movies.  I keep telling them to wait til after Thanksgiving before worrying about the best Christmas movies but they will have none of my life lessons. I decided to give in to their obsessive holiday spirit and started looking for the best Christmas movies for teens last night.   There … [Read More...]

Cooking

This Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe is a Delicious Ending to Any Meal!

This Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe has been sponsored by Luck's. Product for this recipe was … [Read More...]

This Pear Crostini Recipe is an Easy Appetizer Idea for Any Occasion!

Have you ever planned to have a few people over and then created so much work for yourself that you … [Read More...]

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Recipe

I love a good smoothie recipe but most of my favorites involve summer fruits.  Berries and peaches … [Read More...]

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Parenting

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

Have you ever wondered how to stop bullying in schools from affecting your child?  Kids of all ages can be mean. Bullying in schools happens more than … [Read More...]

How to Prepare Your Teenager for College

This post about how to prepare your teenager for college is in partnership with Sylvan Learning, but all opinions expressed here are my own.When I … [Read More...]

College Tour Tips and our UGA Tour Experience

I am the proud parent of a high school senior.  That means I will have a college freshman next year which utterly terrifies me.  Over the summer, we … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

3 Christmas Candle Decorating Ideas that Take Less Than 5 Minutes to Make!

One of the drawbacks to living far away from family is that our holidays are rather quiet affairs.  Every other year or so family or friends come to … [Read More...]

DIY Anti Static Spray and Getting Rid of Static Cling

I am so darn ecstatic that cool weather is finally starting to set in.  I haven't had to turn the heat on quite yet but with temps dropping quickly, … [Read More...]

DIY Dog Treat Cookie Jar and Healthy Natural Dog Treats from Wellness

This DIY dog treat cookie jar and healthy natural dog treats discussion has been sponsored by Wellness.  All opinions expressed here are my … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Basic Bar Essentials for Your Next Party Hosting Experience

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are planning on a bit of entertaining in the coming months.  The family will be visiting, friends want … [Read More...]

André Rieu CD “Shall We Dance”: Review and Upcoming Concert Tour

This André Rieu CD review has been sponsored however all opinions expressed here are my own.Music has been a huge part of my life for as … [Read More...]

Simple Holiday Party Ideas to Help You Celebrate in Style

Have you started planning your holiday entertaining already?  Are you stressing out about plans that seem way too complicated?  It shouldn't be that … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

How to Create a Winter Car Emergency Kit

You really need to have a  winter car emergency kit no matter what area of the country you live in.  Several years ago, Georgia went through a winter … [Read More...]

10 Things You Must do NOW to Get Ready for Christmas

As we merrily roll into fall and plan our children's Halloween costumes, I would like to remind you that there are less than 60 days to get ready for … [Read More...]

Basic Bar Essentials for Your Next Party Hosting Experience

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are planning on a bit of entertaining in the coming months.  The family will be visiting, friends want … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Cool Gifts for Teens That You Will Want to Keep For Yourself!

The holidays are coming and not only do I have Christmas gifts to buy but both of my kids were born in November and December!  I am always on the … [Read More...]

Practical Purse Essentials List So You Are Prepared 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.  My … [Read More...]

How to Care for Boots so They Last Longer

Fall is almost here and I will soon be breaking out the jeans and boots.  I honestly can't wait because I have a pair of boots that I absolutely LOVE … [Read More...]

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