• Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe with Apples and Cinnamon

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.  This easy butternut squash soup recipe is creamy and flavorful, with hints of sweetness from the apples.  I added in cinnamon and rosemary and even a pinch of cayenne pepper to give this soup recipe plenty of warmth!  If you are looking for a quick and easy one pot meal this fall, this one was a huge hit with my family.This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link … [Read More...]

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 everyday for about 8 months out of every year.  That is a LOT of shaving!  I made this homemade shaving cream recipe because I was seriously sick of all the scents that were available at the grocery store.  If I am going to shave every day, I want to enjoy … [Read More...]

Hot Yoga Health Benefits and How to Survive Your First Class!

About a month or so ago, my husband and I started doing hot yoga.  I had read quite a bit about hot yoga health benefits and decided I wanted to give it a try.  Yoga is not necessarily a new fitness activity for me.  It is something I have done off and on for several years, although rather sporadically. This post will share with you not only some of the health benefits of hot yoga but also a few … [Read More...]

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 expressed in my post are my own.My husband and I are passionate about music. Our house is filled with instruments, stereo systems, and a speedy internet connection for buying concert tickets to local shows.  Our tastes in music differ widely but we have … [Read More...]

Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

This Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Premier Protein . The opinions and text are all mine.Many years ago, I acquired a smoothie maker. Basically, it is a blender that has a single serve attachment to make individual smoothies. It is one of those appliances that has gained coveted counter space in my kitchen … [Read More...]

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 both passionate about music.  He played guitar, I played flute in the band, and music played a big part in our lives. Fast forward 20 years or so and now our children are just as passionate about music as we were.  We have half a dozen instruments in … [Read More...]

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Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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

Dark Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and not one I never skip if I can help it. On … [Read More...]

White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Recipe with Fresh Raspberries

I have quite a sweet tooth and dinner is followed by dessert probably a little bit too often in my … [Read More...]

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Parenting

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...]

Unique Kitchen Science Experiment for Kids

I spent this past weekend declutter my book collection and donated dozens of science experiment books to a local science teacher.  My husband and I … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

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...]

Easy Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe

The calendar may technically still say spring, but summer is definitely here in Georgia. The temperatures are already up to 90 degrees and the … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

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...]

How to Protect Electronics during Summer Fun!

Summer is here and we have loads of things planned in the coming months.  We will spend plenty of time in the garden and hanging out at the pool.  Our … [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 … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

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...]

Back to School Organizing Tips for a Low Stress School Year

My teens go back to school in 2 weeks and I am definitely NOT ready.  I have no school supplies purchased yet and exactly ONE pair of school approved … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

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...]

Bedtime Beauty Tips to Help Fight Aging

This post about bedtime beauty tips has been sponsored by Grande Cosmetics and brought to you by ShopShare Network. All opinions are my own.Do you … [Read More...]

Must Have Summer Fashion Accessories for a Bold and Beautiful Wardrobe

I live in the south and it's already close to 90 degrees some days.  I pull out my summer clothes around mid-March and they stay in my closet all the … [Read More...]

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