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4 Inspirational Books for Women Perfect for Summer

Summer is upon us! The kids are home from school, family schedules slow down and more people take a few days off to rest and relax. Diving into a few inspirational books for women as you lounge poolside is a great way to pass a lazy, summer day. Or, … [Read More...]

Cut Calories in Drinks This Summer with These Healthy Tips

From summer cocktails to post workout re-hydration drinks, when you are counting calories, don't forget the ones you drink! Want to cut calories in drinks without saying no to anything but water?  Here are a few healthy tips to help you rethink … [Read More...]

Pineapple Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Homemade salsa is one of my favorite healthy toppings for Mexican recipes. This pineapple cucumber salsa recipe is a sweeter summer salsa than traditional tomato salsa recipes. The fresh pineapple, spicy jalapeno and tangy lime juice are a delicious … [Read More...]

Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe with Rosemary and Mint

This homemade shaving cream recipe with shea butter and coconut oil will moisturize your legs while you shave.  Natural shaving cream is expensive at the store, however it is easy to make with just a few simple … [Read More...]

Hiking with Teens: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Family hiking can be a great way to get exercise and have fun with your teenagers.  Or, it can be a horrible experience that will ensure your teens never set foot in the woods again!  Here are some tips for hiking with teens so that your … [Read More...]


Easy Baked Egg Recipe with Parmesan and Rosemary

Want something special for breakfast that doesn't take a lot of time?  This easy baked egg … [Read More...]

Carrot and Purple Daikon Radish Salad Recipe

In a recent Misfits Market produce box, I was sent a large, purple, daikon radish.  Mmmmm. What … [Read More...]

Homemade Cranberry Soda Recipe Using Fresh Cranberries

This homemade cranberry soda recipe has been sponsored by Soda Sense.  All opinions are my … [Read More...]

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Child leaving for college? Do These 3 Things Before They Go!

Do you have a child leaving for college?  My oldest will be a Sophomore this year and we learned a lot about the process last year.  I have … [Read More...]

College Student Safety Tips and Protecting Against Campus Crime

This post about college student safety tips is sponsored by SipChip.  All opinions are my own.   Last year, my son went off to college and … [Read More...]

Tips for Raising a Well Rounded Teenager

As my children move into high school and we start thinking more and more about college, I find myself worrying about raising a well rounded … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea: Make 3D Paper Hearts!

Decorating for Valentines Day doesn't have to be complicated.  A glass bowl with candy hearts, a Valentines Day paper craft or two, a red heart … [Read More...]

DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin On a Budget

Want to save money on your skincare routine?  These DIY face cleaning pads are a great way to get clear skin on a budget! Homemade acne pads are … [Read More...]

Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a unique sugar scrub recipe for spring and summer? I am a huge fan of combining fruit with herbs.  Something about the earthiness of … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

A Tailgating Essentials List for Fall Sports Fans

Tailgating is a lifestyle and it is gearing up quickly this month.  If you look forward to tailgating season, it's time to get your grill and … [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 … [Read More...]

Captain Marvel Steelbooks for Movie Collectors!

This post about Captain Marvel Steelbooks for Movie Collectors is sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own. When you have a family as … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Projects To Upgrade Your Home to Add Value and Curb Appeal

This post about projects to upgrade your home has been sponsored by the Brazilian Wood Depot. All opinions are my own. Looking for cool home … [Read More...]

Creative Ways to Reuse Yogurt Cups

Looking for ways to reuse empty yogurt containers?  There are a ton of ways to reuse your small plastic containers, which will save you … [Read More...]

The Importance Of Community Support In Times Of Need

This post about the importance of community support in times of need is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Back to School Shopping Tips for Teens

If you have teenagers, you have probably learned that shopping for teens can be challenging! Not to mention the havoc it wreaks on your back to school … [Read More...]

Easy Shaving Tips for Teenage Boys

This post about easy shaving tips for teenage boys has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. he reviewer has been compensated in the … [Read More...]

Fun Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

Looking for gift ideas for teen girls?  I'm right there with you!  With Christmas right around the corner, I find myself scrambling for … [Read More...]

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