Easy DIY Decorative Candle Holder from Upcycled Old Coffee Mugs. If you are looking for Coffee Mug Crafts, this one is easy and cheap!

Make DIY Decorative Candle Holders from Old Coffee Mugs

Chilly weather is the perfect time for getting crafty! It's incredibly easy to make these DIY decorative candle holders from all those old coffee mugs in your kitchen. Don't try and tell me you don't have too many coffee mugs!  Do you ever open up your coffee mug cabinet only to find dozens of unused mugs crammed in there? I bet you do! I am a regular tea and coffee drinker, however, I have my … [Read More...]

What to Put in Military Care Packages

Do you have a service member in your family that needs some love this holiday season?  Are you wondering what to put in military care packages? When I was little, my father was in the Naval Reserves.  I have fond memories of him in his shiny black shoes and spiffy white hat.  I was too young to understand much about war or what military men and women were dedicating themselves to.  As an adult, I … [Read More...]

Cheese Board Ideas for Delicious Entertaining Made Easy!

These cheese board ideas have been sponsored by Stella Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Everyone has different traditions regarding the holidays.  For some people, black Friday shopping is a ton of fun.  Others enjoy caroling or Elf on the Shelf.  For me, the things that make holidays most memorable are food and family.  We just spent a week with out of town guests … [Read More...]

Use Cranberry Sauce Leftovers in This Easy Sandwich Recipe!

This cranberry sauce leftovers recipe has been sponsored by Pepperidge Farm® but all opinions expressed here are my own. There are certain foods that I grew up on that I have come to realize were not all that delicious.  Canned cranberry sauce is one of them.  My mom was a great cook but for some reason, we ALWAYS used canned cranberry sauce rather than homemade.  When I got out on my own after … [Read More...]

How to Prepare for Company so Your Guests Feel at Home!

Fall is finally here and the holidays are fast approaching. Now is the season for visiting friends and family and you may be wondering how to prepare for company so they feel at home during their visit.  As much as I hate to think about it, the chaos of the holidays will be here very quickly!  Shopping, baking, wrapping and holiday parties are a lot of fun but add them to an already hectic … [Read More...]

Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe with Yogurt and Cranberries

This easy vanilla cake recipe has been sponsored, however, all opinions expressed here are my own. I absolutely adore cranberries so once Thanksgiving is here, I stock up.  The are delicious in homemade cranberry sauce, baked into breads and cakes and make your holiday cocktail look all that much more festive.  When Cabot Creamery sent me some delicious yogurt to try out, I decided to pair the … [Read More...]

Recipes

German Cucumber Salad Recipe – Gurkensalat

My husband has a very strong German heritage so this weekend, we had friends and neighbors over for an Oktoberfest party.  This German cucumber salad … [Read More...]

How to Get Healthy In 5 Minutes Per Day and a Maple and Brown Sugar Overnight Oats Recipe

Thank you Florastor® Daily Probiotics for sponsoring this post about how to get healthy. Visit your local retailer to pick up your bottle of … [Read More...]

Whipped Pumpkin Butter with Honey and Cinnamon

I firmly believe that there is no crime greater than using any type of artificial butter substitute.  Light this or low fat that or margarine or … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Sustainable Thanksgiving Dinner Idea: Skip the Sexually Frustrated Turkey

Have you been furiously searching the Internet for a Thanksgiving dinner idea to make your meal … [Read More...]

How to Binge Watch TV Series and Save Money!

This post about how to binge watch tv series has been sponsored, however, all opinions expressed … [Read More...]

Living a Natural Lifestyle Starts with Just One Purchase

This post about living a natural lifestyle is brought to you by Tom’s of Maine . The content and … [Read More...]

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Health

Calming Herbs for Anxiety When Stress is Too Hard to Handle

The last year has been a stressful one in terms of politics and more than once I have found myself … [Read More...]

Tips for Feeling Good During Cold and Flu Season

This post about tips for feeling good is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and … [Read More...]

How to Boost Energy Levels When Holiday Chaos Strikes

This post about how to boost energy levels has been sponsored, however, all opinions expressed here … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

5 Awesome Reasons to Feed Organic Food to Teenagers

This post about organic food is sponsored by Annie's Homegrown  but all opinions expressed here are my own. Whenever I see commercials for organic … [Read More...]

How to Make Nature Walks with Kids More Educational

Are you considering nature walks with kids this weekend? When my children were younger, we spent a lot of time outside.  Mainly because I was a stay … [Read More...]

10 Eco Friendly Date Ideas to Help Your Love Life Go Green!

Many, many years ago, I met a wonderful man who wooed me with flowers, cute little love notes, walks through town holding my hand, and other romantic … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Need DIY Halloween Centerpieces? Make Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn!

I am going to let you in on a small secret.  I LOVE candy corn.  Yup, I can't lie..for some reason … [Read More...]

Easy Pumpkin Craft Idea Using Juice Can Lids

As I was rummaging through my art closet looking for inspiration, I came across a pile of frozen … [Read More...]

Magnesium Body Butter Recipe Soothes Muscles and Improves Sleep

If you suffer from chronic pain, restless leg syndrome or insomnia, this magnesium body butter … [Read More...]

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Gardening

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Wondering how to prepare your garden for winter? If your garden has been under as much stress this … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Preserve Hot Peppers for Spicy Meals All Year Long!

As we move into late August, the heat loving plants are thriving and I am looking for ways to … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Eucalyptus Leaves for Home and Health

I have a serious problem.  One that has me looking for uses for eucalyptus leaves and considering … [Read More...]

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Travel

Car Traveling Tips for Long Distance Road Trips

Since my family will be off on a long distance road trip in the coming weeks, I have been brushing … [Read More...]

Green Road Trip Ideas for Frugal Family Fun!

I learned many years ago that a green road trip can be both frugal and a ton of fun. We travel by … [Read More...]

Hiking in Georgia: Exploring the Chenocetah Fire Tower and Lake Russell in Cornelia

Hiking in Georgia can be an amazing way to spend an afternoon.  You get to escape the chaos of … [Read More...]

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