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How to Protect Your Bird Feeder From Squirrels

Have you ever watched squirrels steal all the bird food you put in your feeder?  If so, you are probably wondering how to protect your bird feeder from squirrels that decimate your seed supply! Here in Georgia, we get many varieties of birds that live here year round.  There are also many migratory species that fly through on their way to or from their seasonal homes.  As a result, my husband and … [Read More...]

Easy Rice Bowl Recipe with Chicken and Edamame

Looking for quick and healthy dinner ideas?  This easy rice bowl recipe is just the thing you need. Rice bowls are incredibly flexible in terms of which meats, veggies, and flavors you combine.  I chose to use boneless chicken breasts baked in a sweet teriyaki glaze and tossed in lots of raw vegetables with the brown rice.  The great thing about most rice bowl recipes is that all the fixins can be … [Read More...]

Valentines Day Gifts for Mom That She Will Really Appreciate

We are quickly approaching that oh so romantic holiday called Valentines Day.  Already, I have seen commercials that are promoting the perfect Valentines Day gifts for mom.  There are advertisements for diamond rings and fancy cars with red bows on top.  While these are certainly nice gift ideas, the beautiful Lexus would quickly be covered in food crumbs and dog slobber. The diamond ring would … [Read More...]

Stocking and Organizing the Pantry for Healthier Eating

I have spent the last month gorging myself on too much eggnog and far too many cookies. Last week I started stocking and organizing the pantry for healthier eating.    I don't know about you but I know MY willpower kind of stinks.  If I don't have a plan for dinner, I am much more likely to pick up the phone and call for a pizza.  And not the low fat, healthy kind of pizza either.  While I had a … [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 storage bins, and then start purging our lives of unnecessary STUFF. These are great goals to have but what about tackling basic computer maintenance tips and the pigsty that lives inside our hard drive?   Are you going to deal with the fact that it … [Read More...]

Cooking

Easy Peppermint Sugar Cookies are the Best Christmas Cookie Recipe Ever!

These easy peppermint sugar cookies are seriously the best Christmas cookie recipe I have ever … [Read More...]

Easy Mint Truffle Recipe For Serious Chocolate Lovers!

Many years ago I started making homemade candy for Christmas.  It has turned into quite an adventure … [Read More...]

How to Make Homemade Caramel

If you learn how to make homemade caramel, you will never again wonder what to give people as a … [Read More...]

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Parenting

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...]

How to Prepare Your Teenager for College

This post about how to prepare your teenager for college is in partnership with Sylvan Learning, but all opinions expressed here are my own. When I … [Read More...]

College Tour Tips and our UGA Tour Experience

I am the proud parent of a high school senior.  That means I will have a college freshman next year which utterly terrifies me.  Over the summer, we … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

3 Christmas Candle Decorating Ideas that Take Less Than 5 Minutes to Make!

One of the drawbacks to living far away from family is that our holidays are rather quiet affairs.  Every other year or so family or friends come to … [Read More...]

DIY Anti Static Spray and Getting Rid of Static Cling

I am so darn ecstatic that cool weather is finally starting to set in.  I haven't had to turn the heat on quite yet but with temps dropping quickly, … [Read More...]

DIY Dog Treat Cookie Jar and Healthy Natural Dog Treats from Wellness

This DIY dog treat cookie jar and healthy natural dog treats discussion has been sponsored by Wellness.  All opinions expressed here are my … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

High Tech Holiday Gift Ideas and Shopping Technology for Teens

This post about high tech holiday gift ideas and technology for teens has been sponsored by Intel.  All opinions expressed here are my own. When … [Read More...]

Best Christmas Movies for Teens for a Fun Family Movie Night

My kids have already started hunting through Netflix, Comcast on Demand and Amazon Prime looking for Christmas movies.  I keep telling them to wait … [Read More...]

Now That’s What I Call Music and Rocking Out in Sign Language!

This is a sponsored post for Now That’s What I Call Music. All opinions are my own. I am a child of the 80's.  I grew up on mixtapes, Walkmans, … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Valentines Day Gifts for Mom That She Will Really Appreciate

We are quickly approaching that oh so romantic holiday called Valentines Day.  Already, I have seen commercials that are promoting the perfect … [Read More...]

Stocking and Organizing the Pantry for Healthier Eating

I have spent the last month gorging myself on too much eggnog and far too many cookies. Last week I started stocking and organizing the pantry for … [Read More...]

How to Set up a Home Office That You Will Actually Use

If you want to make a go of starting a business this year, you need to know how to set up a home office.  Setting aside space for yourself to work can … [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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