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How to Make Healthy Food Choices When Eating Out

When ordering food at a restaurant, it's easy to order things that sabotage your health and weight goals. It's important to learn how to make healthy food choices when eating out.  Follow these easy tips for how to eat … [Read More...]

How to Maintain A Home To Avoid Costly Home Repairs

This post about how to maintain a home to avoid costly home repairs is sponsored, however, all opinions are my own. Unexpected home repairs can be expensive. In fact, they can destroy your home maintenance budget very quickly if something serious … [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 do you do with daikon radishes? I love a challenge!  A simple salad is a popular way to serve daikon radishes so I made this Carrot and Purple … [Read More...]

Health Benefits of Hot Chocolate for Your Heart and Soul

One of the things my family loves most about the cold weather is having an excuse to drink hot cocoa.  Considering the many health benefits of hot chocolate, we should be enjoying this tasty habit year round!  Do you enjoy a mug of warm, … [Read More...]

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 drawn on the bathroom mirror with chalk paint.  Simple Valentines Day ideas add whimsy to your … [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...]

Chai Spice White Chocolate Truffle Recipe and Traditions of Giving

 This chai spice white chocolate truffle recipe is sponsored by McCormick┬«.  All opinions … [Read More...]

Simple Grated Apple Tart Recipe

This simple grated apple tart recipe combines a basic butter tart crust with shredded apples for a … [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

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...]

DIY Cuticle Butter and Tips for Healthy Cuticles

Tired of hiding your hands from people because of ugly nails and cuticles?  This DIY cuticle butter is just what you need! My nails take a … [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 … [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...]

How to Protect Electronics during Summer Fun

If you have a fancy new cell phone or iPad, you may be wondering how to protect electronics once they leave the safety of your house.  Summer is … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

How to Organize the Medicine Cabinet and Find What You Need Every Time!

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired medicine?  Have trouble finding the tweezers or thermometer?  Use these organizing tips to keep … [Read More...]

Best Kitchen Organizing Tips for Busy Families

This post about the best kitchen organizing tips for busy families is sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own. Whether you have a … [Read More...]

Natural Christmas Decorating Tips for House and Home

Looking for nature inspired Christmas decor?  As a fellow nature lover, I fully understand the need to keep things simple and of the earth … [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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