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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 teach you those kinds of things.  But there are no parenting books teaching you the important life lessons for kids that you need to make sure they learn. It kind of freaks me out some days the number of important life lessons I am expected to … [Read More...]

Turn Summer Chores for Kids into Smart Money Management

This post about summer chores for kids and smart money management has been sponsored by BusyKid. All opinions are my own. Ever since my kids were young, they have been given chores.  Since we live in the burbs, they aren't out milking cows at 5 Am but I try to make sure they have a few things to do most days.  Since they have a lot more free time during the summer, they have more chores to go … [Read More...]

Summer Foot Care Tips for Beautiful and Healthy Feet

Summer is almost here and with temperatures rising I am looking forward to tank tops and flip flops.  In fact, a lot of the time I don't even bother with the flip flops.  I have a tendency to wander around barefoot...including in the garden which sometimes makes for a few painful moments!  Because my feet get abused quite a bit, I need all the help I can get when it comes to summer foot care tips. … [Read More...]

Easiest Way To Peel Peaches and 5 Delicious Peach Recipes

Many, many years ago, my mom taught me the easiest way to peel peaches and I have been using it ever since. Knowing how to peel peaches comes in handy when one lives in the peach state!  Here in Georgia, I have an abundant selection of fresh peaches every summer and I like to stock up when they are cheap.  Of course, peaches go bad very quickly. When you get them, freeze them back for use in your … [Read More...]

Beginners Guide to Yoga and Fun Yoga Gift Basket Ideas

Are you looking for a beginners guide to yoga so you can attend your first class with confidence?  I definitely recommend a bit of preparation before tackling your yoga journey. Yoga is an amazing way to improve your flexibility and physical strength while at the same time helping you learn how to relax. The wonderful thing about yoga is that anyone can do it.  Whether you are a beginner starting … [Read More...]

Cooking

How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning

Over the last few weeks, I have been dehydrating a ton of fresh herbs from my backyard garden. … [Read More...]

Easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe Perfect for Share Worthy Moments

This Easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its … [Read More...]

Ways to Use Leftover Cake and a Lemon Raspberry Trifle Recipe

Did you make cake for guests and now have too much?  Are you wondering what to do with leftover … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Things College Kids Need to Stay Organized

This post about things college kids need to stay organized has been sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own. I am the proud parent of one … [Read More...]

A Message for my Daughter About Acting Her Age

 I am writing a message for my daughter about acting her age as part of the #DisruptAging campaign. This post is made possible with support from … [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 … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

DIY Beard Oil for Soft and Healthy Facial Hair

Have a man with facial hair in your life? Looking for an easy Father's Day gift for your scruffy mate? Make DIY beard oil to keep it soft and healthy! … [Read More...]

Summer Skin Care Tips and DIY Rosemary Mint Facial Toner

The temperature this week is supposed to be in the upper 70's.  Spring is in full force and summer will be here before you know it!  That means out … [Read More...]

DIY Terra Cotta Coasters Give Your Table a Fresh Look for Spring!

If you are looking for a fun spring craft, these DIY terra cotta coasters are a great choice! Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I getting … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Want to Buy a MacBook Online? Here are a few tips!

This post about how to buy a MacBook online has been sponsored by Swappa.  All opinions are my own. My house has always been a PC home.  We have … [Read More...]

How to Back Up a Computer on an External Hard Drive

Do you know why you need to learn how to back up a computer on an external hard drive?  Have you ever stopped to think about what you actually HAVE on … [Read More...]

How to Make Frozen Wine Cocktails and Easy Frozen Wine Cocktail Recipes

I remember  (many years ago!) enjoying delicious Arbor Mist frozen wine cocktails during a summer BBQ. They were so delicious!  With the weather … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Celebrating High School Graduation with Burgers, Tears, and Memories

This post about celebrating high school graduation has been sponsored by Culver's.  All opinions are my own. The school year is drawing to a … [Read More...]

Common Family Legal Issues and How to Speak with a Lawyer FAST

This post about common family legal issues and tips on how to speak with a lawyer has been sponsored by LegalSpark.  All opinions expressed here are … [Read More...]

How to Spruce Up Your Mailbox with Very Little Effort!

Ever look at your mailbox and think it needs a bit of TLC?  Are the numbers peeling off and the paint chipping?  If your mail is getting wet and your … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Buy Online Shoes But Read These Shoe Shopping Tips First!

This post about how to buy online shoes has been sponsored by 4EurSole. All opinions expressed here are my own. I received compensation and product … [Read More...]

Beauty Stocking Stuffers for Teens That Will Be A Hit This Year

This discussion about beauty stocking stuffers for teens has been sponsored by Olay and Braun at Walmart. All opinions are my own. Gone are the … [Read More...]

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...]

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