Guitar Lessons at Home are Convenient for Busy Teens

Thank you, Fender,for sponsoring this post about guitar lessons at home. Learn guitar at home with Fender Play.Growing up, my husband and I were both passionate about music.  He played guitar, I played flute in the band, and music played a big part in our lives. Fast forward 20 years or so and now our children are just as passionate about music as we were.  We have half a dozen instruments in this house in addition to multiple stereo systems. Music is an outlet we all enjoy, whether we are playing it or just listening to it! I'm glad that … [Read more...]

The Most Common Home Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Accidents happen every day, no matter how hard we try to prevent them. There is nothing that you can do to ensure your family's complete safety, however, some of the most common home accidents CAN be avoided with a few safety precautions.  If you are concerned about safety in your home, here are a few ways to minimize the most frequent accidents around the house. Most Common Home Accidents and How to Prevent ThemThis post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no … [Read more...]

Bullet Journaling for Beginners to Get Your Life More Organized

If you are looking for ideas about bullet journaling for beginners, you are not alone.  Bullet journaling is a hot new trend in organizing our lives.  However, it is more than just a simple journal.  In bullet journaling, you basically combine all of your thoughts, schedules, to do lists, finances, etc. into one single journal.  All of the notes you need to keep your life on track go into one place.  All of those things that you struggle to keep up with every single day get condensed into one location.  It is a simple and incredibly helpful way … [Read more...]

Back to School Organizing Tips for a Low Stress School Year

My teens go back to school in 2 weeks and I am definitely NOT ready.  I have no school supplies purchased yet and exactly ONE pair of school approved shorts for my daughter.  I am determined to be more on top of things this year and have started to look for more back to school organizing tips to keep me on track.  You think it's tough keeping young kids organized?  Try doing it with teenagers!  Between school, work, sports, extra online classes, driver's ed, and SAT classes, we are stretched pretty thin this year.  I thought I would share a few … [Read more...]

Waste Free School Lunch Tips to Save Money and Reduce Trash

I know....you are in the middle of summer vacation and don't want to think about school lunches, right?  Well, my kids go back to school in 3 weeks so I am thinking about what they will bring to eat this year.  Sending a waste free school lunch is important to me but it definitely takes a bit of planning.   One of my favorite tips to save money is to ditch the disposables.  No sense throwing your hard earned cash in the garbage can, right? If you want to cut down on lunch costs this year, here are a few school lunch tips that might … [Read more...]

How to Keep Snakes Out of Your Yard for Greater Peace of Mind Outdoors

If you have pets and small children, you may be wondering how to keep snakes out of your yard to help keep them safe. I know this is a huge concern for us here in Georgia. A few years ago, my husband and I found two rather large copperheads in our yard.  Needless to say, there was a lot of commotion over this fact since they are poisonous.  I am a huge nature lover but I can't have poisonous snakes in my yard.  Unfortunately, we had to kill both copperheads which was very upsetting to all of us. What I really want to do is to keep snakes away … [Read more...]

Must Read Tips for Cleaning Out the Garage

If cleaning out the garage is on your to-do list this summer, this post will help make the process a little bit easier! My husband and I have a 2 car garage that is rather overflowing with stuff.   The garage holds one car, one motorcycle, a lawnmower, the kid's bikes, an extra fridge and so much other stuff that we can barely move in there.  A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to do some major cleaning.  Organizing the garage is not something I look forward to.  Mainly because I don't have a lot of extra places to put … [Read more...]

Easy Laundry Room Organization Ideas

One of my least favorite chores to do around the house is laundry.  I have suggested a number of times to my family that we adopt nudity as a way of life just so I can stop washing clothes.  Too bad they don't really think that is such a great idea.  If your family goes through as many clothes as we do, these laundry room organization ideas may be just the thing you need!Easy Laundry Room Organization Ideas Between regular clothes, sheets and towels, workout clothes and all the things my daughter throws in the laundry that are actually … [Read more...]

Learn How to Prevent Flood Damage Before It Is Too Late!

Summer rains on the way and hurricane season is just starting.  Everyone needs to start thinking about how to prevent flood damage. Several years ago, Georgia was in the middle of one of the worst droughts in recorded history.  The "people in charge" were measuring the amount of drinking water left in our lake in DAYS.  There was no car washing, lawn watering, or filling of swimming pools allowed.  People were going to the store and stocking up on bottled water for fear we would have no drinkable water soon.  Then, the rains finally came.  We … [Read more...]

Camping Tips for Beginners that Will Make Your Outdoor Experience FUN!

Camping, whether as a family or on your own, offers an amazing experience for very little cost. It is a great way to unplug you and your family from the everyday hassles of life. You will learn to enjoy the simple pleasures of a glorious sunrise or a quiet shared meal.  However, you do need to read up on a few camping tips for beginners if you really want to have a pleasant experience. You'll also need to invest in some equipment!  However,  once you are done planning,  you will have everything you need to escape the city and enjoy Mother … [Read more...]