Honey and Almond Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

Honey and Almond Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe

One of the habits I acquired during our years of poor graduate student life is always hitting the clearance shelves at the grocery store.  You might wonder how this plays into my brown sugar scrub recipe but I found a deal I couldn't pass up.  Marked down to a ridiculously cheap price was a TON of organic brown sugar.  Seriously.  I picked up a dozen bags of organic brown sugar for about $10. … [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 up on a few helpful car traveling tips.  My husband and I live far away from our expended family which makes visiting them a bit complicated.  We could travel by plane across half the United States but honestly, have you checked out the cost of air fare recently?  It's ridiculous!  So, instead of … [Read More...]

What is the State of Well Being in a World Obsessed with Numbers?

This conversation asking what is the state of well being has been sponsored by Ricola swiss herbs throat drops and Social Stars but all opinions are my own. #RicolaCrowd My husband and I are lucky to have a decent health insurance plan that offers free yearly physicals.  I am a firm believer in yearly checkups, even if there is nothing technically 'wrong' with me so I go regularly.  The doctors … [Read More...]

Easy Tips for Grilling Vegetables Perfectly!

If you are looking for healthy barbecue ideas, these tips for grilling vegetables will come in handy this summer.  With grilling season in full swing, everyone is throwing hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.  What about grilling vegetables?  I rarely see slabs of eggplant or skewers of bell pepper on the grill at my neighborhood pool party. When you imagine a meal cooked over the grill, most … [Read More...]

Easy Watermelon Mojitos with Fresh Mint

I made up a batch of these watermelon mojitos with fresh mint and I can honestly say that they are an absolutely divine summer cocktail recipe! What inspired my cocktail creation?  I was out watering the garden and herb beds yesterday and realized that my mint is completely taking over the area I put it in.  For those of you who grow herbs, you probably understand that if you so much as blink, … [Read More...]

Best Pet Care Tips for Eco Friendly Pet Owners

When we got our first dog, I scoured every book I could find for the best pet care tips.  At that time (20 plus years ago) I was mostly concerned with my pets health and proper training.  Those are still two very important things to consider when caring for pets.  Nowadays, however, I consider some of the best pet care tips to be those that reduce my furry friend's impact on the environment as … [Read More...]

Recipes

Mint Chocolate Chip Healthy Protein Smoothies

This post about healthy protein smoothies has been sponsored by Aloha and Blog Meets Brand but all opinions are my own. Breakfast is the most … [Read More...]

Chocolate Dipped Watermelon Recipe to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Summer is almost here in Georgia, even though we are technically only a couple of weeks into May.  With temperatures in the mid to upper 80s, this … [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 … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Best Pet Care Tips for Eco Friendly Pet Owners

When we got our first dog, I scoured every book I could find for the best pet care tips.  At that … [Read More...]

Save Our Planet Earth One Fork at a Time

As I go about my day, I often wonder whether there is any possible way for humans to save our planet … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Grilling Tips: From Food to Fire!

Now that the warm weather is upon us, I thought I would share a few eco friendly grilling tips with … [Read More...]

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Health

Tips for Trail Running in Barefoot Shoes

This post about trail running in barefoot shoes is part of a paid Megan Media and Vivobarefoot … [Read More...]

Chia Seed Health Benefits and Simple Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Have you ever looked a a chia seed pudding recipe and wondered why eat chia seeds at all?  What chia … [Read More...]

How to Prevent Lower Back Pain to Keep on Moving Every Day!

This post on how to prevent lower back pain has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

How to Eliminate Clutter and Improve Emotional Health

In a recent conversation with my mom, she told me she is trying to clean out her house and get rid of some things. For my mom, learning how to … [Read More...]

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...]

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DIY and Crafts

10 Eco Friendly Craft Projects for Kids and Adults!

When my kids were young, they LOVED arts and crafts.  I was always trying to find eco friendly craft … [Read More...]

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...]

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Gardening

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 … [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 … [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...]

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Travel

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...]

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...]

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