• Basic Bar Essentials for Your Next Party Hosting Experience

Basic Bar Essentials for Your Next Party Hosting Experience

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are planning on a bit of entertaining in the coming months.  The family will be visiting, friends want to celebrate the season, and everyone loves a good wine and cheese event, right? If you are planning on party hosting and serving a cocktail or two, there are a few basic bar essentials that you may want to invest in.  Sure, you can drink wine out of your kid's plastic juice glass but it takes something away from the ambiance of the evening!  My … [Read More...]

Tips for Saving Money on Laundry

These tips for saving money on laundry have been sponsored. The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.I have told my family multiple times that I really think we should adopt nudity as a way of life.  I would save SOOO much time and money if we could just stop washing and drying clothes every day.  … [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 lookout for cool gifts for teens and this year I have found a few that I totally want to keep for myself!  I thought I would share my finds with you in case your own teens are hard to shop for.  Check out my post about gifts for techies  if your teenager … [Read More...]

Tips for Creating a Fire Safety Escape Plan with Your Kids

This post about creating a fire safety escape plan has been sponsored by First Alert.  All opinions expressed here are my own.When my children were young, they had a fire safety lesson at school.  There was a mobile 'classroom' that came to the school and taught them how to escape from a room if the house was on fire.  They learned things like staying low to the ground to avoid smoke and to … [Read More...]

André Rieu CD “Shall We Dance”: Review and Upcoming Concert Tour

This André Rieu CD review has been sponsored however all opinions expressed here are my own.Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I joined my elementary school band when I was 10 and learned very quickly to appreciate just about every style of music.  Whether it is a slow and melodic classical piece or an upbeat show tune, there are very few styles of … [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 own.Halloween is almost here and that means there will be plenty of treats to be enjoyed.  From pumpkin pie to pumpkin ginger snaps, everyone in my house enjoys treats occasionally, even my dog.  Of course, sweets are definitely NOT good for dogs!  Know … [Read More...]

Cooking

This Pear Crostini Recipe is an Easy Appetizer Idea for Any Occasion!

Have you ever planned to have a few people over and then created so much work for yourself that you … [Read More...]

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Recipe

I love a good smoothie recipe but most of my favorites involve summer fruits.  Berries and peaches … [Read More...]

Banana Bread Scones Recipe with Easy Maple Glaze

Last week, I was at the grocery store and came across a marked down cart of 'antique bananas'. … [Read More...]

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Parenting

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...]

Fun Activities for Teens: How to Keep Your Teenagers Busy this Summer

Last week was my teen's final week of school for the year.  In order to keep them busy over the summer, I am always looking for fun activities for … [Read More...]

Chemistry for Teens: The Atomic Mass of Silver and Making Science Fun

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Crafts & DIY

DIY Desk Organization Idea that is Creative and Inexpensive!

This DIY desk organization idea has been sponsored by Westcott Brand and Role Mommy but all opinions expressed here are my own.Do you have any … [Read More...]

Rosemary and Mint Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe

Living in the south means that I wear shorts from March through October.  Sure, I love tank tops and flip flops but that means I have to shave … [Read More...]

Solutions for Teen Acne Struggles and a DIY Bathroom Organizer

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Entertainment & Technology

Simple Holiday Party Ideas to Help You Celebrate in Style

Have you started planning your holiday entertaining already?  Are you stressing out about plans that seem way too complicated?  It shouldn't be that … [Read More...]

Cheap Halloween Ideas for Loads of Frugal Fun

Halloween is coming up soon and WOW, is it not a cheap holiday!  Have you seen the price of some of the costumes?  Not to mention the cost of that … [Read More...]

Teenagers and Technology: Negotiating their Expensive Wish List

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Life in the Burbs

Tips for Saving Money on Laundry

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Tips for Creating a Fire Safety Escape Plan with Your Kids

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Simple Fall Activities to Celebrate Cooler Weather

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

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...]

Practical Purse Essentials List So You Are Prepared For Every Emergency!

When my kids were young and I had a diaper bag to carry around, it was easy to bring everything I could possibly need along with me at all times.  My … [Read More...]

How to Care for Boots so They Last Longer

Fall is almost here and I will soon be breaking out the jeans and boots.  I honestly can't wait because I have a pair of boots that I absolutely LOVE … [Read More...]

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