10 Creative Ways to Reuse Wine Bottles

Don't throw out empty wine bottles! These DIY wine bottle crafts and other creative ways to reuse wine bottles will help you reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Why buy new when you can reuse a glass bottle from home instead? What can you do with empty wine bottles?  A LOT! My nightly routine usually involves a glass of wine.  No, I don't have a drinking problem, I just like wine, snacks, tv and peace and quite for 30 minutes after my kids go to bed. That means I have plenty of empty wine bottles sitting around. … [Read more...]

Garden Journal Ideas and Tips for Year Round Record Keeping

Keep track of your garden successes and failures with a beautiful but functional garden journal. Whether you want to design your own garden journal pages in a pretty notebook or use garden journal software, keeping a journal of your gardening is important.  Here are a few garden journal ideas and tips for year round record keeping of your backyard gardening.   Keeping Track of Garden Ideas Usually, garden inspiration comes to me at the craziest of times.  Sometimes it's late at night, or while I am in the shower and … [Read more...]

Planting Bulbs in Spring for Vibrant Summer Flowers

Can you plant bulbs in spring?  YES!  You definitely can! Summer-blooming flowers like dahlia and gladiolus are best planted in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Early spring is the best time to look for summer bulbs for sale at your local nursery. What bulbs are planted in the spring? Keep reading to find out! The Best Time To Plant Flower Bulbs With the weather already warming up here in Georgia, we have daffodils blooming and the scent of hyacinths in the air.  While most bulbs are planted in the fall for … [Read more...]

Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean Even with Kids!

Why is it good to keep your car clean? From bad car smells to keeping car floor mats clean, check out these tips for keeping your car clean, even if you have messy kids.   Why is my car so messy? Every time my husband gets in my car he starts complaining.  Why is the seat so far up?  Why is the radio so loud?  And, my favorite... why are their food crumbs everywhere?  Ummm...HELLO Mr. Perfect!  I LIVE in my car some days!  My car isn't a total pigsty but there is definitely evidence of children … [Read more...]

How to Maintain A Home To Avoid Costly Home Repairs

This post about how to maintain a home to avoid costly home repairs is sponsored, however, all opinions are my own. Unexpected home repairs can be expensive. In fact, they can destroy your home maintenance budget very quickly if something serious goes wrong. Following a regular home maintenance checklist is the best way to stay on top of things.  Here are the most common home repairs to tackle to keep your house in tip top shape. Damp Basement and Foundation Damage When we lived in our previous home, we had periodic basement … [Read more...]

How to Organize the Medicine Cabinet and Find What You Need Every Time!

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired medicine?  Have trouble finding the tweezers or thermometer?  Use these organizing tips to keep things you need within easy reach.  Learn to how to organize the medicine cabinet and you will no longer have to sort through empty bottles of cough medicine the next time you get a cold!  What should I put in my medicine cabinet? So, what exactly should you put in your medicine cabinet?  Most medications can be safely stored in the cabinet, in their original packaging.  … [Read more...]

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...]