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Having Fun at the Yellow River Trash Bash River Cleanup Day

I am always looking for ways for my family to get involved in community service projects.  There are so many worthwhile organizations that need a helping hand. It's hard to pick just one or two.  Environmental awareness is a priority in my house. When my daughter's Girl Scout Troop was given the opportunity to participate in a river cleanup day, I thought it would be a great experience.  I wanted to share a few tips that we learned this weekend as we ventured out on our Yellow River Trash … [Read More...]

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Recipe

I love a good smoothie recipe but most of my favorites involve summer fruits.  Berries and peaches and fresh tropical fruits make delicious homemade smoothies but they aren't in season in September.  Fall is apple season so I decided to create this cinnamon apple smoothie recipe for breakfast today. It was a deliciously healthy smoothie recipe that took only minutes to whip up in my blender. … [Read More...]

Teenagers and Technology: Negotiating their Expensive Wish List

Teenagers and technology seem to go hand in hand nowadays and it can be a pricey combination. When my children were small, their wish list was relatively easy to handle.  They wanted small things that were fairly inexpensive.  I bought tons of LEGO (ok, not THAT cheap!) and art supplies (thank you, Michaels coupons!) and they were happy as clams on Christmas and Birthdays.  But, now I have … [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 must have purse essentials list included things like snacks, toys, wipes, spare clothes, and just about everything but the kitchen sink.  Now that my kids are older, I have had to narrow down my definition of purse essentials to only what fits into … [Read More...]

Banana Bread Scones Recipe with Easy Maple Glaze

Last week, I was at the grocery store and came across a marked down cart of 'antique bananas'.  Really ripe, really cheap, and too good a deal to pass up!  I decided to use a couple of them in this banana bread scones recipe with easy maple glaze.  Don't they look delicious?I have honestly never tried making a scones recipe before because they sounded a bit intimidating.  I didn't grow up … [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 started our initial college search and have narrowed it down to a few schools.  I started researching college tour tips and thought I would share our UGA tour experience with you.  If you have a child heading off to college soon, these tips may help … [Read More...]

Cooking

Banana Bread Scones Recipe with Easy Maple Glaze

Last week, I was at the grocery store and came across a marked down cart of 'antique bananas'. … [Read More...]

Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe with Apples and Cinnamon

Fall is coming quickly and with it comes an intense desire on my part for deliciously warm soups. … [Read More...]

Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

This Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe is a sponsored conversation written by … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Fun Activities for Teens: How to Keep Your Teenagers Busy this Summer

Last week was my teen's final week of school for the year.  In order to keep them busy over the summer, I am always looking for fun activities for … [Read More...]

Chemistry for Teens: The Atomic Mass of Silver and Making Science Fun

Last week, my daughter came home from high school amazingly excited about her experience in chemistry class. The class had made soap bubbles filled … [Read More...]

Life Lessons for Boys That Your Son Needs to Know

Are you wondering about which important life lessons for boys that you should be teaching your son?  It isn't always easy raising boys in today's … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Rosemary and Mint Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe

Living in the south means that I wear shorts from March through October.  Sure, I love tank tops and flip flops but that means I have to shave … [Read More...]

Solutions for Teen Acne Struggles and a DIY Bathroom Organizer

This discussion about teen acne struggles and my DIY bathroom organizer craft is part of the #ClearlyConfident campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. … [Read More...]

26 Beach Themed Crafts to Celebrate the Ocean in a Decorative Way!

Do you love spending time at the shore?  Do you line your pockets with seashells and take millions of photos of ocean sunsets?  If you are drawn to … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Pairing Music and Wine is a Feast for the Senses

This post about pairing music and wine was sponsored by Cambria Winery as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions … [Read More...]

Simple Tips for Hosting a Wine and Cheese Party

These tips for hosting a wine and cheese party have been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.My husband is always suggesting that … [Read More...]

Love Great Science Fiction Novels? Read Micro: A Novel By Michael Crichton

I have been on vacation for the last two weeks and it has been heavenly!  I have had plenty of time for walks, spending time with family, and reading … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Guitar Lessons at Home are Convenient for Busy Teens

Thank you, Fender,for sponsoring this post about guitar lessons at home. Learn guitar at home with Fender Play.Growing up, my husband and I were … [Read More...]

The Most Common Home Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Accidents happen every day, no matter how hard we try to prevent them. There is nothing that you can do to ensure your family's complete safety, … [Read More...]

Bullet Journaling for Beginners to Get Your Life More Organized

If you are looking for ideas about bullet journaling for beginners, you are not alone.  Bullet journaling is a hot new trend in organizing our lives. … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

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...]

How to Get Healthy Lips in 5 Easy Steps

 This post about how to get healthy lips has been sponsored by Grande Cosmetics and brought to you by ShopShare Network. All opinions are my … [Read More...]

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