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5 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Every day, my to do list gets a little bit longer and my energy levels gets a little bit lower. The school year is in full swing, the holidays are coming and I am not ready.  I decided that in order to stay healthy during the holidays, I need to have a plan.  Winging it isn't going to keep energy levels up and germs at bay. I decided to share 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 Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. When my children were younger, nurturing creativity was easy.  Our art closet was stocked with every type of art supply … [Read More...]

Best Ways to Stay Organized to Reduce Stress

One of the best ways to increase your stress level is to be unorganized.  Since I am trying to REDUCE the stress in my life, I decided to start looking at the best ways to stay organized this year.  With the holidays fast approaching, I need to get my life in order before holiday chaos strikes! Getting organized isn't always easy. Like most … [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 gadgets, I am keeping my eyes out for great gifts for techies that they may enjoy! While my teens may be plugged in way too much, my whole family is really addicted to technology. I am a simple sort of … [Read More...]

PlateJoy Meal Planning Makes Eating Healthy Easier

This post about PlateJoy meal planning has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. Healthy eating isn't always easy or affordable.  Planning healthy meals usually requires cooking from scratch with fresh, wholesome ingredients.  And that takes more time and money than using most prepackaged products on the grocery store shelf.  However, there … [Read More...]

Cooking

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...]

Easiest Way To Peel Peaches and 5 Delicious Peach Recipes

Many, many years ago, my mom taught me the easiest way to peel peaches and I have been using it ever … [Read More...]

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Parenting

Fun STEM Activities for Kids That Families Can Do Together

This post about Fun STEM Activities for Kids has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. If you have been following my blog for a while, you may … [Read More...]

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

Is your teenager struggling to find a job?  While a lot of the responsibility is on them when it comes to employment, there are things you can do to … [Read More...]

Important Life Lessons for Kids to Ensure Long Term Success

When your child is born,  you learn how to change diapers, cook dinner one handed, and treat a fever without panicking.  There are parenting books to … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

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...]

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...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Family Meals Made Easier with Boston Market

This post about family meals is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Boston Market.  All opinions are my own. Would you believe that school … [Read More...]

Simple Patriotic Party Ideas to Celebrate the Red, White and Blue!

This post about patriotic party ideas has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. Whether you are celebrating the 4th of July, Memorial, Labor … [Read More...]

Learning Photography Basics Without Spending a Fortune

This post about learning photography basics has been sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own. When I started blogging about 8 years ago, my … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

PlateJoy Meal Planning Makes Eating Healthy Easier

This post about PlateJoy meal planning has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. Healthy eating isn't always easy or affordable.  Planning … [Read More...]

10 Things To Do With Acorns for Loads of Fall Fun!

I went for a walk yesterday and all along the ground I am starting to see  more and more acorns.  It got me wondering about creative things to do with … [Read More...]

How To Add Texture To Your Home for a Peaceful and Relaxing Space

When decorating your home, there are many aspects to consider. Color and style are two ways of incorporating various design elements, but there is … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

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...]

Back to School Teen Shopping Tips for Less Stress and More Fashion!

Gone are the days when I could go out to the store and leave my kids home with dad while I shopped for their clothes.  Back to school shopping used to … [Read More...]

Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 and My Gift Stop Contest!

These Fashion Tips for Women Over 40 have been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. These fashion tips for women over 40 will have you feeling … [Read More...]

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