Best Kitchen Organizing Tips for Busy Families

This post about the best kitchen organizing tips for busy families is sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own. Whether you have a small home or just a big family, a messy kitchen is stressful. In addition, it tends to get in the way of cooking, family life, and having guests over to visit.  Want to get your kitchen organized? Here are a few kitchen tips and hacks to help you stay on top of things in the busiest room in the house! Why getting your kitchen organized is vital I have had a lot of life changes in the last … [Read more...]

Natural Christmas Decorating Tips for House and Home

Looking for nature inspired Christmas decor?  As a fellow nature lover, I fully understand the need to keep things simple and of the earth whenever possible.  With these natural Christmas decorating tips, you can celebrate the season without all the over the top lights and plastic that you find in most stores.   Natural Christmas Decorating Tips for House and Home From DIY natural Christmas decorations to homemade potpourri made with dried orange peels, take a step back this holiday season and bring nature inspired … [Read more...]

Fall Hiking Tips for Beginners

This post about fall hiking tips for beginners is sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own. I have hiked a lot of trails over the years and the best season to hike in is definitely FALL!  As beautiful as it is, however, fall can be a challenging season for hiking. Learn how to stay safe while hiking in fall by keeping in mind a few of these tips. Important Fall Hiking Tips for Beginners If you are new to the outdoor life, keep in mind that hiking in the fall poses a few unique challenges.  While it is a beautiful … [Read more...]

Best Microwave Cooking Tips for Busy Families

This post about the best microwave cooking tips for busy families is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are my own. Want to cook without heating up the kitchen?  Cooking dinner in the microwave is a great option.  Or, maybe you live in a small area that doesn't have a stove.  Microwave recipes aren't difficult and you don't have to stick to frozen dinners.  And if you are cooking for one, microwave entree recipes can help you save money on eating out.  But, how do you do more than just reheat leftovers in the … [Read more...]

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...]