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...]

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 useful, it's hard to keep it in stock in my house. The other day I went into my pantry to make cookies and grabbed the box of Arm and Hammer baking soda like I always do for baking.  Imagine my surprise when I realized it was completely EMPTY!  I make sure I never run out of this stuff and couldn't … [Read More...]

Sausage, Corn and Potato Chowder Recipe

This sausage, corn and potato chowder recipe is creamy, flavorful and has just the right amount of kick to it.  After a week of cold, wet London weather, I am finally back in Atlanta.  And what are we expecting for the next few days?  More cold, wet weather!  With a hint of snow coming tonight and temperatures heading below freezing, I decided last night that I was in the mood for a warm and spicy … [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 to live a greener lifestyle in 2017 but the idea can be a bit intimidating. You probably think that living a sustainable lifestyle is really hard but I'm going to share a few eco friendly lifestyle tips that will be incredibly easy to get started on right now.  These are things that I do in my own … [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 healthy living.  Healthy food, plenty of exercise, and finding time for hobbies and family are all great ways to get healthy.  However, what about being mentally fit?  Over the years, I have known a number of people who struggle with mental health issues, panic attacks, and an assortment of other mental … [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

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...]

Greener Home Improvements to Tackle This Year

As we head into the new year, I hope you take a few minutes to consider ways to get healthy, go … [Read More...]

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Health

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...]

Setting Realistic Health Goals for the New Year

While you may be happily munching on Christmas cookies next week, January 1st is coming quickly.  … [Read More...]

How to Survive a Cold when You Just Don’t Have Time to be Sick!

This post about how to survive a cold is part of a sponsored conversation with Ricola Herb Drops and … [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

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

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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