Cranberry Sugar Scrub Recipe with Vanilla

Cranberry Sugar Scrub Recipe with Vanilla

This cranberry sugar scrub recipe was inspired by my latest trip into the freezer.  I'm one of those people that stocks up on cranberries after the holidays and buys WAY too many of them.  Hey, they're on clearance for pennies, right?  Why not stock up and find some creative cranberry recipes all the way through June!  Well, I still have several bags of cranberries in the freezer so I decided to … [Read More...]

Teaching kids to eat healthy without losing your mind

Many years ago, I had a picky eating 2 year old.  I researched how to start teaching kids to eat healthy and found the same advice over and over again.  Just ignore it and they will eat healthy on their own eventually. I'm not sure what those authors were smoking but my kid would have happily lived on chicken nuggets and French fries every day if I let him.  I decided I was done with modern … [Read More...]

7 Reasons Not to Buy Valentines Day Flower Arrangements

Valentines Day is right around the corner and that means millions of people heading out to buy cards, candy, and of course,  Valentines Day flower arrangements!  Why do we celebrate February 14th as a day of love? One legend says that the holiday originated from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalis, a fertility celebration that used to be observed annually on February 15. In 496 AD, Pope … [Read More...]

Easy Homemade Earring Holder from an Upcycled Cheese Grater!

This homemade earring holder is perfect for dangling earrings that need to be better cared for.  My daughter loves earrings and the older she gets, the more she wants to wear the dangly variety.  They can get damaged if left in the jewelry box and often get tangled up with the rest of the jewelry in there.  I came across a creative upcycled craft idea on Pinterest that used an old cheese grater to … [Read More...]

Easy Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

This easy natural flu shot recipe is just what you need to fight off cold and flu germs.  This isn't an actual flu SHOT.  As in, the normal type of injection you go and get from your doctor.  This is a flu shot that you put in a teeny tiny glass and toss back like when you were back in college and first learning about tequila.  I promise, though, this natural flu shot recipe will not leave you … [Read More...]

5 Things I Learned About Healthy Weight Loss and Dieting This Week

This post about healthy weight loss and dieting is part of a sponsored conversation on behalf of Sam’s Club. Healthy weight loss and dieting have honestly never been something I have had to worry about up until the last couple of years.  I have always been blessed with a fast metabolism and skinny genes.  If I needed to drop a pound or two I just gave up dessert and went for a few extra walks. … [Read More...]

Recipes

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic

This spicy roasted chickpeas snack recipe is my new solution to snack time guilt.  No more ‘hangry’ mom who is irritable because she is trying to … [Read More...]

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Strawberries, Almonds and Dark Chocolate

This easy overnight oats recipe is a convenient solution to your chaotic morning routine.  You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the … [Read More...]

Twice Baked Sweet Potato Recipe Perfect for Breakfast!

Over the last month or so, I have strayed from my healthy eating habits.  Those Christmas cookies have been calling to me all day and night!  It's … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Best Eco Friendly Gifts for a Romantic Date Night with a Small Carbon Footprint!

Are you looking for the best eco friendly gifts for a romantic date? Red may be considered the color … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Decluttering: What to do with old books

Books are the one thing that I don't mind spending money on but after a while, the bookshelves just … [Read More...]

Energy Saving Tips at Home to Save Money and Go Green!

I find that going green and being frugal have a lot in common, especially when it comes to these … [Read More...]

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Health

5 Things I Learned About Healthy Weight Loss and Dieting This Week

This post about healthy weight loss and dieting is part of a sponsored conversation on behalf of … [Read More...]

How to Avoid Getting a Cold This Winter

Learn how to avoid getting a cold this winter and your life will be significantly easier.  No more … [Read More...]

Weight Loss Motivation Board and Tips for Success

This weight loss motivation board is part of a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

Cookie Baking Tips for Beginners: For Perfect Cookies Every Time!

When I was young, I was lucky enough to have a mom who loved to bake.  I remember when I was about 6 or 7, I would go to school with my homemade lunch … [Read More...]

Green Mom Guilt: Perfect Dreams versus Stark Reality

From that first moment when you know for certain you are pregnant, you begin planning the details of how you will raise your child.  Will you stay … [Read More...]

Never Buy Second Hand for These 10 Items

Over the years, I have become a huge fan of thrift stores.  When you buy second hand, you reduce your carbon footprint and save a whole ton of money.  … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Easy Homemade Earring Holder from an Upcycled Cheese Grater!

This homemade earring holder is perfect for dangling earrings that need to be better cared for.  My … [Read More...]

How to Cut a Glass Bottle in Half with String for Upcycled Crafts

I bet you are wondering why in the world you would want to know how to cut a glass bottle in half.  … [Read More...]

Upcycled DIY Ribbon Organizer You Can Make for Only Pennies!

I was recently digging around in what I call my 'bag of ribbon' when I realized that I needed to … [Read More...]

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Gardening

8 Plants that Bloom in Winter

In most areas of the country, winter is rather dreary.  A look out your window usually shows a … [Read More...]

Fall Vegetable Gardening: 5 Things To Plant Now

You probably look outside and see an abundance of tomatoes and cucumbers in your summer garden. … [Read More...]

10 Summer Garden Projects You Need to do NOW!

This summer garden project post has been sponsored by Mode but all opinions expressed here are my … [Read More...]

Tips to Improve Your Garden Photography for Instagram

Gardening in an interesting combination of exercise, food growing, and phycological cleansing.  … [Read More...]

How to Keep Animals Out of the Garden

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to discover a bunny in the back yard.  The dog was LESS than thrilled … [Read More...]

5 Edible Flowers for Your Backyard Garden

Edible flowers are a great way to add a burst of color to your food.  A bright yellow blossom in … [Read More...]

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Travel

Stand Up Paddleboarding at Morgan Falls Overlook Park

In an effort to squeeze just a few more fun outings from our summer, we decided to head out this … [Read More...]

Saint Augustine Distillery: Free Tours and an Ecofriendly Mission

My kids have been dying to spend a week at the beach so we headed down to Saint Augustine, Florida … [Read More...]

Callaway Gardens is a Beautiful Georgia Destination for Nature Lovers

This week is spring break for my kids and my husband took a few days off from work so we could spend … [Read More...]

Night Driving Tips for Safer Evening Travel #nightdriving

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting longer, more and more people are on the road … [Read More...]

Go on a Beach Adventure this Fall! #GCFLnofilter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for IZEA. All opinions are … [Read More...]

Kentucky travel highlights from our recent vacation!

I recently hit the road with my family for a two week journey that took us from Atlanta, GA through … [Read More...]

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