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Sweet Pickled Red Onion Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic

This sweet pickled red onion recipe takes only 5 minutes to make.  Sweet pickled onions are a delicious salad topping or an easy addition to sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, or tacos. Spring and summer are fast approaching and that means changes to our weekly menu.  Warm weather foods in … [Read More...]

How to Get Your Kid Ready for College Without Losing Your Mind

This post about how to get your your kid ready for college is sponsored by Artis.  All opinions expressed here are my own.    Last year, my son started the college application process.  To be honest,  it was utter chaos.  My husband and I were completely clueless as … [Read More...]

Avocado Fruit Smoothie Recipe with Blueberries and Chia Seeds

For the last couple of months, my blender has gotten quite a workout.  My daughter was in a bad accident and broke her jaw in three places.  She is, thankfully, on the road to recovery but I am plying her (and all of us!) with loads of healthy smoothies for maximum nutrition.  This … [Read More...]

Tips for Encouraging a Positive Body Image in Girls

Encouraging a positive body image in girls can be challenging.  You are fighting against female stereotypes and unrealistic body image ideas from the media.  Teenage girls are more concerned with what their peers think than what YOU tell them is real. How do you promote a positive body … [Read More...]

Find Your Home Decor Style with These Simple Tips

These tips on how to find your home decor style is sponsored by Havenly.  All opinions are my own. When my husband and I were young and broke, our home decor consisted of whatever was cheap.  Or furniture we found by the side of the road.  Home decorating took a back seat to eating … [Read More...]

Cooking

Avocado Fruit Smoothie Recipe with Blueberries and Chia Seeds

For the last couple of months, my blender has gotten quite a workout.  My daughter was in a bad … [Read More...]

Creamy Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe for a Better Night Sleep

Life has been incredibly stressful lately, and that stress has been keeping me awake at night.  … [Read More...]

Football Game Day Snack Ideas and a Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe

These football game day snack ideas and Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe are sponsored by Babbleboxx.  … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Tips for Encouraging a Positive Body Image in Girls

Encouraging a positive body image in girls can be challenging.  You are fighting against female stereotypes and unrealistic body image ideas from … [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...]

Raising Teenagers and the Art of Compromise

Raising teenagers is incredibly challenging.  It is both a joy and a struggle on a daily basis.  You must find a balance between loving the … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Sinus Bath Salts for Congestion Relief

Whether you have fall allergies or a horrible head cold, congestion relief is sometimes difficult.  These sinus bath salts for congestion relief … [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 … [Read More...]

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...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Add These 5 Things to Your Wedding Plan Checklist

This wedding plan checklist has been sponsored by Zola.  All opinions are my own. I just found out recently that my niece is getting married next … [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 … [Read More...]

How To Choose The Right Music For Your Party

This post about how to choose the right music for your party has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. A few years ago, my husband and I had an … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Early Spring Garden Vegetables to Plant NOW!

I am so excited that it is almost time to start planting a spring garden!  Living in the south means that I have 3 seasons to plant my crops, … [Read More...]

Easy Gardening Tips that Won’t Break the Bank

If you are looking for easy gardening tips, you need to keep an eye on your budget.  Some gardening ideas sound great, but are incredibly … [Read More...]

Football Game Day Snack Ideas and a Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe

These football game day snack ideas and Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe are sponsored by Babbleboxx.  All  opinions are my own. Unless you have been … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

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...]

Stock Up on Stylish Winter Clothes from Athleta!

This post about stylish winter clothes has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. For the last week, I have been up in New England visiting … [Read More...]

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