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Preparing for a Power Outage? Don’t Forget These Tips and Tricks!

Worried about a power outage?  Natural disasters like hurricanes, blizzards, and tornadoes can leave you living without power for several days.  Or weeks!  Preparing for a power outage before a storm hits is key.  Knowing what to … [Read More...]

How to Make a Beer Bottle Flower Vase

Have empty beer bottles lying around?  Learn how to make a beer bottle flower vase!  This easy upcycing project is a great way to use glass bottles of all shapes and sizes.  Put your flowers on the windowsill or give your bottle flower … [Read More...]

10 Ways to Use Cucumbers in Your Beauty Routine

Have too many cucumbers?  Can't stand one more cucumber recipe?  Use them in your beauty routine instead of eating them!  From cucumber masks to DIY body scrubs, they have so many uses for healthy skin!  Here are a few creative … [Read More...]

Building Positive Relationships and Saying Thank You

This post about building positive relationships is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All opinions are my own. Positive … [Read More...]

White Wine Sangria Recipe with Fresh Herbs

If you are looking for a sweet, summer cocktail, try this white wine sangria recipe with fresh herbs.  Using white wine makes homemade sangria a little lighter and fruitier, which is perfect for hot summer days.    Fruity Sangria … [Read More...]

Cooking

Pineapple Cucumber Salsa Recipe

Homemade salsa is one of my favorite healthy toppings for Mexican recipes. This pineapple cucumber … [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...]

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Parenting

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

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 … [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 … [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...]

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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

Building Positive Relationships and Saying Thank You

This post about building positive relationships is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative … [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 … [Read More...]

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...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

10 Ways to Use Cucumbers in Your Beauty Routine

Have too many cucumbers?  Can't stand one more cucumber recipe?  Use them in your beauty routine instead of eating them!  From cucumber … [Read More...]

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...]

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