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How to Find a Good Babysitter That You Really Trust!

This post about how to find a good babysitter has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. When my children were younger, my husband and I had no idea how to find a babysitter we could actually trust.  I mean, these were my precious children, right?  I couldn't leave them with someone who I … [Read More...]

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board: A Simple Gift for Only Pennies!

Many years ago, I was in charge of the environmental club at my kid's elementary school.  When Earth Day rolled around, we wanted to give each of them a small token to celebrate a day we all worked so hard to support.  But, of course, we had no budget for gifts and didn't want to get useless plastic … [Read More...]

How to Rock Family Movie Night with Teens

This post about family movie night with teens has been sponsored by BestBuy.  All opinions are my own. When  my kids were young, we watched a lot of movies together.  There was plenty of Disney, cuddly blankets, and popcorn to go around.  Now that the kids are older, they have a tendency to hide … [Read More...]

Great Hostess Gift Ideas and Gift Giving Etiquette

With the holidays fast approaching, have you started looking for great hostess gift ideas?  You want to stock up and be prepared for those last minute party invites!  I thought I would share a few ideas that I found for inspiration for you hostess gift shopping! Before I get to the cool gift … [Read More...]

Advice for my Son: Those First Few Steps Are Always the Hardest

This advice for my son is part of a paid campaign with The Mission List and the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All opinions are my own. The last two months have been incredibly emotional for me.  I sent my first born off to college 2 months ago.  There were tears (both mine and his), … [Read More...]

Cooking

Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust

Spring is just about starting in many parts of the country, but here in the south, the weather is … [Read More...]

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

I received compensation from Alka-Seltzer® to create this Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with … [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 … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Advice for my Son: Those First Few Steps Are Always the Hardest

This advice for my son is part of a paid campaign with The Mission List and the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All opinions are my … [Read More...]

How to Nurture Creativity in Teens

This post about how to nurture creativity in teens has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy … [Read More...]

Fun STEM Activities for Kids That Families Can Do Together

This post about Fun STEM Activities for Kids has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. If you have been following my blog for a while, you may … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

How to Make Bottle Cap Flowers for Frugal DIY Garden Art

Looking for a frugal DIY garden art project?  Learn how to make bottle cap flowers! Not only is it a fun garden DIY but it is also a great way to … [Read More...]

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...]

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Entertainment & Technology

How to Nurture Creativity in Teens

This post about how to nurture creativity in teens has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy … [Read More...]

Gifts For Techies That You’ll Want To Keep For Yourself!

Do you know someone who loves technology gifts?  Have a friend who is always plugged in?  Since I have teens who are addicted to their electronic … [Read More...]

Family Meals Made Easier with Boston Market

This post about family meals is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Boston Market.  All opinions are my own. Would you believe that school … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Advice for my Son: Those First Few Steps Are Always the Hardest

This advice for my son is part of a paid campaign with The Mission List and the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All opinions are my … [Read More...]

How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with someone on Facebook about my intense dislike of cockroaches.  After living in Houston for 7 years, those … [Read More...]

Want to be Hiking at 50? Here is Some Important Advice to Follow!

This post about hiking at 50 has been sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.  All opinions are my … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Workout Gift Ideas for Fitness Enthusiasts

The holidays are coming and that means we need to start thinking about the perfect gift for friends and family members.  I try very hard to choose … [Read More...]

Back to School Teen Shopping Tips for Less Stress and More Fashion!

Gone are the days when I could go out to the store and leave my kids home with dad while I shopped for their clothes.  Back to school shopping used to … [Read More...]

Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 and My Gift Stop Contest!

These Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 have been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. These fashion tips for women over 40 will have you feeling … [Read More...]

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