How to Keep the Refrigerator Clean and Organized

This post about how to keep the refrigerator clean and organized has been sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions expressed here are my own.With a very active family, including hungry teens, keeping the refrigerator well stocked is a must.  However, keeping the refrigerator CLEAN is incredibly challenging. Over the years, I have learned a few simple refrigerator organization hacks and fridge cleaning tips that have made my life much easier.  This post will help you keep your refrigerator smelling clean and looking organized … [Read more...]

Tips for Staying Active with Your Dog

Want to exercise with your dog to stay healthy and have fun? There are a few things you should consider before you get started.  Staying active with your dog can be beneficial to both of you, but don't jump into it too quickly!  How much exercise to dogs need? The amount of exercise a dog needs is really dependent on the breed and age.  If they are putting on weight or destroying your house, you may want to increase the activity level of your pet. Many years ago, my husband and I discovered the joy of competitive dog … [Read more...]

10 Creative Uses for Beer Besides Drinking It!

Have you ever ended up with cheap beer in the fridge and no desire to drink it?  If you are looking for creative uses for beer besides drinking it, I have a few suggestions.  From cleaning to using beer on your skin, don't throw away old beer without trying a few of these hacks!  There are dozens of household uses for beer, especially if it is stale, old, or otherwise undrinkable. When Cheap Beer Gets Left Behind The one thing that I can pretty much guarantee will always be in my refrigerator is beer.  My husband … [Read more...]

Lessons From A Garage Sale Survivor

This post about garage sale lessons contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of clutter in your life, you may want to give some thought to having a garage sale.  Whether you call it a yard sale, tag sale or estate sale, they are all basically the same thing.  A great way to ditch stuff you don't need and make a little bit of extra cash.  Having a successful garage sale isn't easy, however.  I have had many over the … [Read more...]

How To Choose The Best Dishwasher For Your Family

 This post about how to choose the best dishwasher has been sponsored by BestBuy.  All opinions are my own. Is your dishwasher broken?  Are you working on a kitchen remodel and need a new dishwasher?  Learn how to choose the best dishwasher for your own personal needs before you shop.   Here are a few tips that may help you find the best rated dishwasher that money can buy!Is a dishwasher worth buying? I didn't grow up with a dishwasher in my house.  Unless you count me, my sister and my … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast Suggestions for Busy Mornings

My daughter headed back to school a couple of weeks ago and high school starts EARLY.  Cereal is quick and easy but my kids haven't been a fan of it for years.   If you are looking for healthy back to school breakfast suggestions I thought I would share a few ideas that are NOT cereal.  Easy Breakfast Hacks To Make Your Morning Easier If you are struggling to get your kids back into a back-to-school routine, breakfasts need to be fast and easy.  With a little planning, you can have an assortment of healthy … [Read more...]

How to Start a Little Free Library in Your Area

Libraries are a wonderful way to save money on your reading habit.  Millions of books are available to read for absolutely no cost out of pocket.  In addition, they can be read over and over again my many people.  Of course, libraries are not always close by and occasionally they are closed when you most want to visit one.  Learn how to start a little free library in your town so you will always have a great source of free books!What is a Little Free Library? A new trend has been popping up lately across the country … [Read more...]

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!  Here are some party tips and tricks to make it more memorable with more fun and loads of flavor. Simple Cheap Party Decorating Ideas Are Fine! Hosting a house party that really rocks doesn't have to cost a fortune.  In fact, keeping the party decor simple will allow you to focus more on the FUN and less on the FLASH that will only end up in the trash can. Simple cheap party … [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 back to the community? Help them get involved in a new service projects and then volunteer WITH them!  Children learn by example and giving back to those in need is a lesson that needs to be passed from parent to child. Already have a child passionate about helping those in need?  You can nominated them for recognition in the Barbara‚Äôs Believe in Better contest.  Keep reading to … [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 cornbread with fresh jalapenos.  And, oddly enough, I have even come to enjoy country music.  However, the one thing I absolutely detest about living in the south is the heat.  Want to know how to get a cooler home this summer?  Need to lower electric bills?  Here are a few air conditioner maintenance tips that may help!Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips Honestly, how do … [Read more...]