Tips for Using Diatomaceous Earth in the Garden

Tips for Using Diatomaceous Earth in the Garden

Have you ever tried using diatomaceous earth in the garden? This weekend I spent hours out in the backyard planting a few seeds and plants from the nursery.  Then, I came inside and ordered a bag of diatomaceous earth so I can start using it in the garden as soon as possible.  You know why?  Because every year I lose my zucchini plants to squash bugs! I generally stick to organic gardening and use … [Read More...]

Sweet Salty Trail Mix Recipe and the Power of Peanuts!

This sweet salty trail mix recipe is part of a sponsored conversation with Planters and FitFluential but all opinions are my own. When my stomach starts rumbling or I finish my workout at the gym, I always refuel with healthy snacks.  In fact, I find myself reaching for a snack every few hours throughout the day.  Rather than grabbing relatively empty carbs that don't keep me full, I try to … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Green Burials : Til a Green Death Do Us Part….

Have you ever considered eco friendly green burials when a loved one passes away? When I was growing up, I lived right next door to a cemetery.  I learned to ride my bicycle along the cement paths and liked to wander through the gravestones and wonder about the life of each of the people buried there.  Now, 30 years later, my parents live in a NEW state...right across the street from another … [Read More...]

How to Preserve Fresh Herbs for Maximum Flavor

If you are wondering how to preserve fresh herbs, you have probably figured out that they taste SO much better than the stuff you get in your grocery store.  Not to mention that preserving fresh herbs saves you a TON of money.  When I went to the nursery 2 weeks ago, I picked up several fresh herbs for the garden.  Each plant cost me about $3.00, give or take a little based on variety and size. … [Read More...]

Hanging a Clothes Line? Help Preserve The Right to Dry!

A few years ago, my husband and I decided that hanging a clothes line would be a smart thing to do.  Hanging clothes on the line outside saves money and is better for the environment.  Of course, between the pollen and the humidity, I haven't gotten to use it as much as I would like.  But, despite restrictions from our neighborhood association, installing a clothes line was easy.  There are many … [Read More...]

How to Avoid Heartburn and What to do When You Can’t

This post about how to avoid heartburn has been sponsored by Smiley360 and Nexium but all opinions are my own. I am a passionate foodie and love exploring new foods and flavors when I eat.  Of course, those exotic foods and flavors don't always agree with me! Many times I have gone out to eat with family or friends, only to come home and lay on the couch for an hour trying to recover from the … [Read More...]

Recipes

Creamy Asparagus Pasta Salad Recipe with Bacon and Bleu Cheese

This creamy asparagus pasta salad recipe has been sponsored by Naturally Fresh® Brand Dressings and The Motherhood but all opinions are my … [Read More...]

Quinoa and Lavender Healthy Chocolate Bark Recipe

This healthy chocolate bark recipe is loaded with quinoa and sprinkled with just a touch of dried lavender which satisfies your sweet tooth without … [Read More...]

How to Make Natural Green Food Coloring

Saint Patrick's Day is coming up quickly and making natural green food coloring will let you skip the artificial colors in some of your festive … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Hanging a Clothes Line? Help Preserve The Right to Dry!

A few years ago, my husband and I decided that hanging a clothes line would be a smart thing to do. … [Read More...]

How to Celebrate Earth Day? Shocking Facts and How YOU Can Help!

Today is Earth Day and everywhere I look I find tons of information about events, rallies, and … [Read More...]

Sustainable Seafood Companies and the Importance of Sustainable Fishing

Having grown up on the coast of New England, I know a thing or two about seafood.  I know that … [Read More...]

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Health

What to Know About Yoga Before Your First Class

I am sharing these tips on what to know about yoga as part of a sponsored conversation with Yogi … [Read More...]

Check This List of All Natural Sweeteners Before You Shop!

I am putting together this list of all natural sweeteners for people who are determined to ditch … [Read More...]

How to Prevent Jet Lag without Using Sleeping Pills

This post about how to prevent jet lag is sponsored by Natrol but the content and opinions expressed … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

Simple Meditation Tips for Mindful Living

One of my goals for the new year is to stop multitasking and learn to focus my mind on one thing at a time.  I want to quiet my mind from the chaos … [Read More...]

Best Tips for Decluttering Your Child’s Room

Want to know the best tips for decluttering your child's room?  Keep reading and see what I have learned over the years! My kids, like most everyone … [Read More...]

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...]

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DIY and Crafts

Easy Rainbow Craft: Bottle Cap Rainbow Magnets

With the beginning of spring comes sunny days, blooming flowers and baby animals.  It is one of my … [Read More...]

DIY Mason Bee House to Help Save the Pollinators!

This DIY mason bee house is my attempt at attracting more pollinators to my yard and providing them … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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Gardening

How to Preserve Fresh Herbs for Maximum Flavor

If you are wondering how to preserve fresh herbs, you have probably figured out that they taste SO … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Garden Ideas to Help Save the Planet

With the onset of warm weather, I am finally able to get out into the back yard and do a bit of … [Read More...]

DIY Mason Bee House to Help Save the Pollinators!

This DIY mason bee house is my attempt at attracting more pollinators to my yard and providing them … [Read More...]

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Travel

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...]

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...]

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