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Give a New Puppy Care Package (NOT a puppy!) for a Gift!

If you are considering adding a dog to your family, PLEASE give a new puppy care package on Christmas day and not the actual puppy. The holidays are a stressful time and chaos is not healthy for raising puppies.  A puppy care package, with a sweet 'puppy IOU' and a new pet gift or two is a much … [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 ideas on what to get my daughter this year.  She isn't a little kid any more.  As sad as it sounds, there will be no more Littlest Pet Shops, … [Read More...]

How to Survive a Cold When You Don’t Have Time to Be Sick

 This conversation about how to survive a cold is sponsored by Vick’s available at Walmart. All opinions are my own.   Surviving a cold would be simple if all we had to do was lie in bed, drink hot tea, and nap.  Wouldn't it be lovely if we could just take a whole week … [Read More...]

Tips for a Smooth Online Mental Health Therapy Session

These tips for a smooth online mental health therapy session are part of a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. If you or a loved one are dealing with mental health issues, talking to a professional may help.  Our lives are filled with stress and emotional challenges that we cannot … [Read More...]

Prosciutto Fig Pizza with Blue Cheese

This Prosciutto Fig Pizza recipe has been sponsored by Bays English Muffins.  All opinions expressed here are my own. I did not grow up with the bold flavors of Blue cheese, nor did I ever hear of something as exotic as prosciutto until I was in my twenties. I was raised in New England … [Read More...]

Cooking

Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe

This Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe has been sponsored.  All opinions expressed here … [Read More...]

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...]

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Parenting

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 … [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 … [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...]

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Crafts & DIY

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...]

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...]

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Entertainment & Technology

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...]

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...]

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Life in the Burbs

Gift Wrapping Station Ideas to Help Keep You Organized

If your holiday wrapping is as chaotic as mine, I am sharing a few gift wrapping station ideas that might help you stay organized. The holidays are a … [Read More...]

Family Tradition Ideas You Need to Start

Everyone has their own family tradition ideas that play a part in their holiday planning. I grew up enjoying the chaos of friends and family during … [Read More...]

DIY Home Decor Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Have you tallied up your bills recently? Don’t just cheapen your house in light of a tight budget. Instead of hitting the mall, consider some DIY home … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

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...]

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...]

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