• This Cheddar Cheese Cookie Recipe is the Perfect Savory Treat!

This Cheddar Cheese Cookie Recipe is the Perfect Savory Treat!

Need a savory treat? This cheddar cheese cookie recipe was inspired by a product I received from Cabot Creamery but all opinions expressed here are my own.Cheese is one of my very favorite foods.  I firmly believe that just about everything tastes better when it is smothered in cheese of some sort. Having grown up in New England, I learned very early in life to appreciate a good, sharp cheddar cheese. Cheddar cheese goes on crackers and makes homemade macaroni and cheese worth the effort of … [Read More...]

How to Grow Your Own Herb Garden

One of the best ways to add flavor to your food is to learn how to grow your own herb garden.  Fresh herbs are not cheap at the grocery store and once you buy them, they go bad fairly quickly.  I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to grab the cilantro only to find that it is slightly slimy and no longer usable. There goes another $1.00 right into the compost bin.  Herb gardens are a very … [Read More...]

Save Your Sanity with these Easy Tips for Busy Mom

This morning, my daughter informed me that she needed jelly beans for school.  Um, WHY? you ask?  Because apparently jelly beans come in handy during math class for graphing and such. I really think the easiest way to save your sanity is to not have kids! Do I have jelly beans stashed in my pantry?  NO!  Because if I DID have jelly beans stashed in the pantry I would have eaten them all by now. … [Read More...]

10 of the Tastiest Foods That Relieve Stress

We all have days when we are stressed out.  Arguments with kids, a husband out of town, a major leak in the kitchen and too many deadlines have all played a part in my stress over the last few months.  I tend to eat in response to my increased stress levels which is not good for my waistline!  But, if I am going to eat, then I should focus on nibbling on foods that relieve stress, right?  Well, … [Read More...]

Tips for Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family

Spring is approaching and with it comes lots of new baby animals.  If you are considering adding a critter to your house, I encourage you to check out these tips for choosing the right pet before you shop.  Animals are a huge commitment and they deserve to be a full-fledged member of your family.Growing up, I had a dog until I was about 10 years old and he passed away from old age.  That was … [Read More...]

Life Tips for Millennials When Choosing A Professional Path

For those of you who are not aware of this, I am the parent of one teen who is beginning his search for the right college and thus, the right career path.  It is a rather terrifying time of life, actually, but these life tips for millennials will come in handy.  I remember my own days of trying to find the right college and decide what I wanted to do with my life.  It was very intimidating and … [Read More...]

Cooking

Honey Macaroonies: An Old Fashioned Cookie Recipe from Mom

From the time I was a little girl, I remember my mom baking cookies in the kitchen. My all time … [Read More...]

Easy Bourbon Ball Recipe Full of Rich, Smooth Bourbon!

Every year I make about 15 different kinds of homemade candy and one of my husband's favorites is … [Read More...]

Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipe in 15 Minutes or Less!

This smoked salmon appetizer recipe is perfect for feeding company when you don't want to spend all … [Read More...]

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Parenting

How to Connect with Your Teen and Bring More Peace to Your Family

When my children were small, it was relatively easy to connect with them.  A few minutes building a LEGO castle or coloring in a princess coloring … [Read More...]

What To Do for Teens Who Need Help with Getting a Job

My son will be 17 in a few weeks and I honestly never thought he would need help with getting a job.  When I was a teen, I walked into the grocery … [Read More...]

Tips for Car Shopping for Busy Parents of New Teen Drivers

This discussion about tips for car shopping has been sponsored by Capital One but all opinions expressed here are my own.Several months ago, my … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

DIY Sensual Massage Oil and How to Give a Romantic Massage

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this DIY sensual massage oil will be put to good use! To be honest, my husband and I really don't spend a lot … [Read More...]

How to Remove Armpit Odor from Shirts

If you sweat as much as I do while you exercise, you may be wondering how to remove armpit odor from your workout tops. I have been working out like a … [Read More...]

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

I have been swamped with work and a mile long to do list for the last several weeks.  I am looking forward to taking a few days off this week to spend … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

A Cell Phone for Teens Only Works When It’s Charged!

This discussion about charging a cell phone for teens has been sponsored by ANKER but all opinions expressed here are my own.Everyone has their … [Read More...]

Olloclip Photo Lens for iPhone Macro Photography

Since I started blogging, I have become quite a passionate photographer.  I seem to take my DSLR camera everywhere to take photos of my family, … [Read More...]

Best Buy In Home Advisor Provides Personal Best Buy Technical Support

This post about the Best Buy In Home Advisor has been compensated, however, all opinions expressed here are my own. The reviewer has been compensated … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Save Your Sanity with these Easy Tips for Busy Mom

This morning, my daughter informed me that she needed jelly beans for school.  Um, WHY? you ask?  Because apparently jelly beans come in handy during … [Read More...]

Tips for Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family

Spring is approaching and with it comes lots of new baby animals.  If you are considering adding a critter to your house, I encourage you to check out … [Read More...]

This is the Easiest Way to Clean the Microwave!

Over the years, I have found the easiest way to clean the microwave and I wanted to share it with you.  Am I the only person who lives with an … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Kids That They Will Love!

Looking for Valentines Day gift ideas for kids?  I have certainly bought a lot of them over the last 15 or so years so I thought I would share a few … [Read More...]

10 Easy Winter Care Tips for Hands

Now that the weather is getting chilly, are your hands looking a little rough around the edges?  These winter care tips for hands might be just the … [Read More...]

What is the Secret to Eternal Youth? (When Beauty Becomes an Obsession….)

What is the secret to eternal youth?  What exactly is 'youth' anyhow? Is it how you look or how you feel?  I hit 40 a few years ago and all of a … [Read More...]

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