Easy DIY Mojito Foot Scrub Recipe

Easy DIY Mojito Foot Scrub Recipe

Things have been very stressful the last couple of weeks as I prepare to head out on vacation.  I am running around trying to get the dog's vet records updated, buying food for our trip, and getting the garden squared away the best I can.  My feet are tired and I have not painted my pore nails in weeks.  Needless to say, before I hit the beach or even think about putting on a pair of sandals my feet need some serious pampering.  Nothing helps relax me and get my feet flip flop ready more than a nice foot scrub!  When I was trying to come up with a scent for my latest DIY foot scrub recipe I decided that nothing says 'summer relaxation' more than a nice mojito!  The aroma of limes and mint are invigorating and relaxing all at the same time! I chose to use organic Sucanat, which is a … [Read more...]

Identity Theft Risks While on Vacation #LifeLocksafety

Identity Theft Risks While on Vacation #LifeLocksafety

This post about identity theft has been sponsored by LifeLock.  I am a LifeLock ambassador but all opinions expressed here are my own. For the last 2 weeks I have spent a great deal of time planning my family's upcoming vacation.  5 states, two weeks, and a whole lot of miles in the car with 2 teenagers.  I think we may be just a tad bit insane.  If not, I can guarantee we will be by the time we get back from this road trip!  Since I leave nothing to chance, I made our hotel reservations over the phone for the places I know we want to stop at along the way.  I have an itinerary planned out already for sights we want to see, restaurants we want to eat at and we are ready to go.  The one thing I will NOT be leaving behind is my wallet....unfortunately this trip will not be cheap and I … [Read more...]

Youth Sports: Surviving a season of Chaos! #PlayItHealthy

Youth Sports: Surviving a season of Chaos! #PlayItHealthy

This post about youth sports has been sponsored by MinuteClinic but all opinions expressed here are my own. My children have been involved in  youth sports in some way, shape or form ever since they were about 4 years old.  They did a few seasons of soccer, swam on the neighborhood swim team, play tennis, do gymnastics and are just all around active kids.  There is a certain culture to youth sports.  You have an interesting mix of both children AND adults on these teams and if you don't do a bit of planning and organizing, things do not always go smoothly.  If you want to save money, stay organized and keep your kids healthy while they tackle youth sports this season here are a few tips you might want to consider: Tips for a Successful Youth Sports Season 1.  Stick to one sport … [Read more...]

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

What’s Cooking Wednesday Recipe Linky

Turning The Clock Back has teamed up with Candypolooza to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, post your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo to promote next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. I will also pin your featured photo (from your blog) onto the What's Cooking Wednesday Pinterest Board. Check out the board below for some of the previous featured bloggers! Follow Diane Hoffmaster's board What's Cooking Wednesday on Pinterest. Here are a few suggestions on how … [Read more...]

Electronics Recycling Tips for a Smaller Carbon Footprint

Electronics Recycling Tips for a Smaller Carbon Footprint

These tips about electronics recycling have been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.  We live in a digital world.  Kids are getting cell phones at a younger and  younger age.  Homes usually have multiple computers and televisions that need to be replaced and updated frequently.  People are attached not only to one cell phone but often two if they have separate work and personal phones.  Our books are no longer made of paper but are read on iPads and Kindles.  All of these electronic devices become out of date or broken very quickly but what do you do with them when they are no longer useful? Unless every single one of us gets serious about electronics recycling we will soon have landfills overflowing with e-waste.  And once that e-waste starts to break down in the … [Read more...]