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How to Make Your iPad Run Faster (a guide for the NON techie person!)

Tired of waiting for apps to load and wondering how to make your iPad run faster?  I am in the same boat. Mine is an iPad 2 and am desperately trying to figure out how to make my old iPad faster.  I live on my iPad...to the point where I can feel the heart palpitations starting when I cannot locate it.  It is synced up to 7 email accounts.  It also holds 5 years worth of eBooks that I may never … [Read More...]

How to Spruce Up Your Mailbox with Very Little Effort!

Ever look at your mailbox and think it needs a bit of TLC?  Are the numbers peeling off and the paint chipping?  If your mail is getting wet and your mailbox flowers are dead, I am going to share a few tips on how to spruce up your mailbox with very little effort! How to Spruce Up Your Mailbox with Very Little Effort! Understand Mailbox Rules Before You Start! We spent some time this weekend … [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! Scratchy beards are no fun at all!    My husband has always had a beard.  Depending on his mood and the season, his facial hair ranges from a neat and trim little goatee to a full, bushy, Grizzly Adams style beard.  Just like the hair on top of your … [Read More...]

How to Make Homemade Italian Seasoning

Over the last few weeks, I have been dehydrating a ton of fresh herbs from my backyard garden. Growing fresh herbs is fairly easy but they don't last long once you pick them.  That means I spend a lot of time drying them during the summer.  I decided to make homemade Italian seasoning this week with a few of the fresh herbs that I have grown.  I have so much oregano, basil, and rosemary that I … [Read More...]

Happiness in Middle Age means Mountains and Motorcycles!

This post about Happiness in Middle Age was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. While my job keeps me at home and on the computer, I wouldn't say that my chair is my happy place.  And as I have gotten older, I have come to appreciate moments of happiness more than ever.  I see so many people my age … [Read More...]

Cooking

Easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe Perfect for Share Worthy Moments

This Easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its … [Read More...]

Ways to Use Leftover Cake and a Lemon Raspberry Trifle Recipe

Did you make cake for guests and now have too much?  Are you wondering what to do with leftover … [Read More...]

Chewy Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Spring break was rather chaotic in my house and I'm glad things are getting back to normal.  I … [Read More...]

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Parenting

A Message for my Daughter About Acting Her Age

 I am writing a message for my daughter about acting her age as part of the #DisruptAging campaign. This post is made possible with support from … [Read More...]

Our Sylvan SAT Prep Experience for Improving SAT Scores

This post about Sylvan SAT Prep courses is in partnership with Sylvan Learning. All opinions expressed here are my own. I am the proud mom of one … [Read More...]

How to Stop Bullying in Schools: What Can Parents Do?

Have you ever wondered how to stop bullying in schools from affecting your child?  Kids of all ages can be mean. Bullying in schools happens more than … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

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...]

DIY Terra Cotta Coasters Give Your Table a Fresh Look for Spring!

If you are looking for a fun spring craft, these DIY terra cotta coasters are a great choice! Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I getting … [Read More...]

How to Blow Out an Egg for Decorating

Easter is fast approaching and Easter egg decorating is on many of our 'to do' lists this month.  If you are tired of buying plastic eggs or want to … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

How to Back Up a Computer on an External Hard Drive

Do you know why you need to learn how to back up a computer on an external hard drive?  Have you ever stopped to think about what you actually HAVE on … [Read More...]

How to Make Frozen Wine Cocktails and Easy Frozen Wine Cocktail Recipes

I remember  (many years ago!) enjoying delicious Arbor Mist frozen wine cocktails during a summer BBQ. They were so delicious!  With the weather … [Read More...]

Basic Computer Maintenance Tips and Cleaning Up Your Digital Life

January brings a renewed determination to get organized and simplify our lives.  We make lists of things to do, head to Target for assorted plastic … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Happiness in Middle Age means Mountains and Motorcycles!

This post about Happiness in Middle Age was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions … [Read More...]

How to Prepare for a Camping Trip to Stay Safe and Have Fun

Camping is a wonderful way to spend time with the family.  Getting outdoors and unplugging for a few days is a great way to reconnect with each other … [Read More...]

Preserving Your Family Photos and Other Digital Archiving Solutions

This post about preserving your family photos and other digital archiving solutions has been sponsored by Doorstep Digital.  All opinions expressed … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Buy Online Shoes But Read These Shoe Shopping Tips First!

This post about how to buy online shoes has been sponsored by 4EurSole. All opinions expressed here are my own. I received compensation and product … [Read More...]

Beauty Stocking Stuffers for Teens That Will Be A Hit This Year

This discussion about beauty stocking stuffers for teens has been sponsored by Olay and Braun at Walmart. All opinions are my own. Gone are the … [Read More...]

Cool Gifts for Teens That You Will Want to Keep For Yourself!

The holidays are coming and not only do I have Christmas gifts to buy but both of my kids were born in November and December!  I am always on the … [Read More...]

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