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Child leaving for college? Do These 3 Things Before They Go!

Do you have a child leaving for college?  My oldest will be a Sophomore this year and we learned a lot about the process last year.  I have been leaving college advice for parents on my personal Facebook page and thought maybe I should share it with my blog community as well.  … [Read More...]

How to Make Homemade Extracts for Baking

Learn how to make homemade extracts and you will be able to add an amazing amount of flavor into your kitchen creations! Making your own extracts is easy to do, although you will have to be patient.  Vanilla extract, mint extract, or citrus extracts are a great way to add natural flavorings to … [Read More...]

Back to School Shopping Tips for Teens

If you have teenagers, you have probably learned that shopping for teens can be challenging! Not to mention the havoc it wreaks on your back to school budget. Shopping for back to school clothes every year can get expensive. Want to make school shopping easier?  Here are a few back to … [Read More...]

How to Roast Fresh Beets for Maximum Flavor

Roasted beets are a year-round staple in my house. They are fantastic right out of the foil or used for tossing into salads or made into beet smoothies.  Learn how to roast fresh beets and your family will stop turning up their nose at them! Roasted whole beets are a great way to use up fresh … [Read More...]

DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin On a Budget

Want to save money on your skincare routine?  These DIY face cleaning pads are a great way to get clear skin on a budget! Homemade acne pads are simple to make and a very frugal skincare product for clear skin.  They also use very natural ingredients, which means less chance of … [Read More...]

Cooking

How to Roast Fresh Beets for Maximum Flavor

Roasted beets are a year-round staple in my house. They are fantastic right out of the foil or used … [Read More...]

Easy Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

This easy coconut milk chia seed pudding recipe was a simple way to make a healthy dessert.  … [Read More...]

Italian Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe with Fresh Basil

When I think of warm weather recipes, one of the first things that comes to mind is homemade pasta … [Read More...]

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Parenting

College Student Safety Tips and Protecting Against Campus Crime

This post about college student safety tips is sponsored by SipChip.  All opinions are my own.   Last year, my son went off to college and … [Read More...]

Tips for Raising a Well Rounded Teenager

As my children move into high school and we start thinking more and more about college, I find myself worrying about raising a well rounded … [Read More...]

How to Talk to Teens About Underage Drinking

Parenting teenagers is hard work.  You have to find a balance between being their parent and having them not hate you.  Figuring out how to … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a unique sugar scrub recipe for spring and summer? I am a huge fan of combining fruit with herbs.  Something about the earthiness of … [Read More...]

DIY Cuticle Butter and Tips for Healthy Cuticles

Tired of hiding your hands from people because of ugly nails and cuticles?  This DIY cuticle butter is just what you need! My nails take a … [Read More...]

Sinus Bath Salts for Congestion Relief

Whether you have fall allergies or a horrible head cold, congestion relief is sometimes difficult.  These sinus bath salts for congestion relief … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Tips for Hosting an Awesome Game Day Party

These tips for hosting an awesome game day party have been sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own.I live here in Atlanta where there … [Read More...]

Romantic Movies for Couples Perfect for Date Night!

Some days, we just need to spend time reconnecting with our significant other.  The week is long.  The kids are annoying. Date night doesn't … [Read More...]

Add These 5 Things to Your Wedding Plan Checklist

This wedding plan checklist has been sponsored by Zola.  All opinions are my own.I just found out recently that my niece is getting married next … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

How To Spice Up Your Parties With Fun and Flavor

Hosting a house party can be a ton of fun, however, your party planning ideas may need a bit of an upgrade. Learn how to spice up your parties!  … [Read More...]

Teach Kids to Give Back to the Community

This post about teaching kids to give back is sponsored by Barbara's.  All opinions are my own.   Want to know how to teach kids to give … [Read More...]

Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips for Better Cooling and Lower Bills!

Living in the south has a few perks.  I get to garden for 9 months out of the year.  I have discovered a love of chicken fried steak and … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Back to School Shopping Tips for Teens

If you have teenagers, you have probably learned that shopping for teens can be challenging! Not to mention the havoc it wreaks on your back to school … [Read More...]

Easy Shaving Tips for Teenage Boys

This post about easy shaving tips for teenage boys has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. he reviewer has been compensated in the … [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 … [Read More...]

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