Making a Bucket List for Long Term Goals  #BufferinBucketList

Making a Bucket List for Long Term Goals #BufferinBucketList

I have always been a list making sort of girl. I make lists for the grocery store, lists of errands I need to run, and lists of things I want to accomplish for my blogs. Lists keep me organized, on task and help me achieve goals or just manage to make it through the grocery store without forgetting anything. Imagine my surprise when I got asked to make a bucket list for Bufferin and realized I have never made a bucket list! ME! The queen of list making has no list for long term goals I would like to achieve before I die. I find that completely shocking and rather unacceptable. How am I going to achieve my long term goals if I don't write them down somewhere? I HAVE long term goals....now I just needed to put them in writing. Where better to write down my bucket list items than on an actual … [Read more...]

Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

I received one copy of Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast from the publisher at no charge to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to put towards my blogging adventure. I grew up in New England and my dad was an avid gardener.  He was quite successful at it, too.  Once you get all the rocks out of the ground, gardening in New England isn't too hard.  You have a short growing season but we got so many zucchini and cucumbers I was banned from bringing them to friends and neighbors.  Vegetable gardening in the Southeast is not quite so easy.  Here in Georgia we have bugs the size of small mice and more plant diseases than I could possibly … [Read more...]

Learn How to Make Homemade Condiments

Learn How to Make Homemade Condiments

I was provided a review copy of Homemade Condiments at no charge in order to facilitate this review but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a very small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure. I am a label reader when it comes to most of the food that I eat.  I like to be able to recognize the ingredients in a particular product and have it free of artificial stuff I can't pronounce.  (Except for the occasional bag of Cheetos...I don't even want to know how they get them that bright orange color!)  Many of the sauces and spreads that are on the market today have preservatives, MSG, colors, flavors and other additives that I prefer to avoid.  Homemade condiments are … [Read more...]

How to Teach Teens About Going Green! #TurnItGreen

How to Teach Teens About Going Green! #TurnItGreen

This post about how to teach teens about going green has been sponsored by Linqui and Repreve but all opinions expressed here are my own. When my children were young it was fairly easy to turn every moment into a teaching moment.  And they LOVED to learn!  Trips to the grocery store were a great time to teach them their colors.  A day trip to the museum would teach them about history and science.  Teaching them to go green just meant modeling green behavior at home and hoping they caught on.  Now that I have teenagers they are getting too smart for me to 'sneak' lessons in while they aren't looking.  They are plugged in to music, their phones, and their friends and have little concern for learning unless they are doing it for school. I have learned that teaching teens to go green can be … [Read more...]

The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day Cookbook

The New Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day Cookbook

This artisan bread cookbook review was made possible by a free copy of the book from the publisher.  All opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure. I have been tossing around the idea of asking for a break maker for Christmas because I absolutely love the smell and taste of homemade bread.  The biggest drawback to a breadmaker though (besides price) is that it takes up so much room on the kitchen counter.  I have gotten better at bread making over the last several years but I rarely do it because it takes so much time.  I love seeing artisan bread in bakeries...the rough look, crunchy crust and tender inside just make me want … [Read more...]