A Lazy Mom's Guide: How to Get in Shape for Summer

A Lazy Mom’s Guide: How to Get in Shape for Summer

You might be thinking 'there is snow on the ground, who cares about summer' but in a few months, you will be shaving your legs and putting on your bathing suit!  While you don't need some ridiculously fit 'beach body' to enjoy the pool, knowing how to get in shape for summer means that you will feel just a little less self-conscious about that muffin top or those not so muscular thighs!  It seems … [Read More...]

How to be Mindful at Work to Reduce Stress and Improve Health

One of my goals for the new year is to live more in the moment and learn to enjoy life a bit more.  This idea is becoming more and more prevalent as society becomes torn in so many different directions. Since most of my day is spent working, learning how to be mindful at work is an important first step.  Mindfulness is the buzzword of 2017. If you want to be more mindful at work, here are a few … [Read More...]

Indoor Seed Starting Tips for Home Gardening

I have learned over the years that there are some plants that I can grow from seed and others that I just can't.  Starting your home gardening experience from seed has a lot of benefits.  I decided to start researching a few indoor seed starting tips to get a head start on planting season. It is MUCH cheaper to start growing your own food from seed than it is to have to buy your plants as … [Read More...]

The 5 Most Organic Countries to Live Green and Showing Support for Organic Food

One of my biggest frustrations with trying to live a greener life is that the United States is not one of the easiest places to live if you want to reduce your carbon footprint. There are so many organic countries in the world who put the health of the environment ahead of convenience and profit.  The US isn't one of them, and Georgia is definitely not high on the list of greenest cities to live … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Transportation Alternatives: Are Two Wheels Greener Than Four?

With the start of the new year, many people are looking to save money and go green.  Choosing eco friendly transportation alternatives can help you reduce expenses and lighten your carbon footprint.  My husband and I are avid motorcyclists and get away as often as we can for a journey on the open road. When I met him in college, he had just purchased his first bike and it was our only means of … [Read More...]

The Let Down Effect and Post Holiday Illness

This post about The Let Down Effect is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #RicolaCrowd Everyone already knows that the holidays are a time of serious stress, right?  You spend weeks shopping and wrapping and baking.  Then you end up getting very little sleep and probably eating more cookies than you really need to be eating.  Forget … [Read More...]

Recipes

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 … [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 … [Read More...]

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...]

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Green Living

Eco Friendly Transportation Alternatives: Are Two Wheels Greener Than Four?

With the start of the new year, many people are looking to save money and go green.  Choosing eco … [Read More...]

Creative uses for Baking Soda from Beauty to Science

Baking soda is one of those things that you should never, EVER run out of. But, seeing as it is so … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Lifestyle Tips That I Use and So Should You!

Did you commit to a few New Year's resolutions this year?  I like to think that people are deciding … [Read More...]

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Health

How to be Mindful at Work to Reduce Stress and Improve Health

One of my goals for the new year is to live more in the moment and learn to enjoy life a bit more. … [Read More...]

The Let Down Effect and Post Holiday Illness

This post about The Let Down Effect is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and … [Read More...]

6 Ways to Get Mentally Fit for The New Year

If you have been following my blog for a while, you will have figured out that I am very big on … [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

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 … [Read More...]

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...]

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Gardening

What to Plant in November, both inside AND outside!

Wondering what to plant in November?  Or are you convinced that these cold, dreary days mean the end … [Read More...]

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...]

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Travel

4 Things to do Before Vacation to Make Coming Home Easier

If you are taking a long trip, you need to not only plan the vacation itself but also keep in mind a … [Read More...]

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...]

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