Saint Augustine Distillery

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 last week for a much needed break from reality. While the kids may enjoy spending the day at the beach, my husband and I are DOERS on vacation rather … [Read More...]

The Sustainable Kitchen

The Sustainable Kitchen: 5 Easy Ways to Live Greener!

This post about creating a sustainable kitchen has been sponsored but all opinions are my own. The kitchen is the most used room in the entire house.  It acts as a central hub for families to gather. People eat, socialize, cook, do homework, play … [Read More...]

Fall Vegetable Gardening Tips

Fall Vegetable Gardening: 5 Things To Plant Now

You probably look outside and see an abundance of tomatoes and cucumbers in your summer garden. However, August is fast approaching and we need to start thinking about fall vegetable gardening in the next few weeks.  A fall garden needs to be … [Read More...]

Back to School Shopping Tips for healthier kids

Back to School Shopping Tips for Healthier Kids

These back to school shopping tips have been sponsored by Groupon but all opinions expressed here are my own. It seems like summer just started but according to that pesky calender, my kids go back to school in less than 3 weeks.  That is going to … [Read More...]

Recipes

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce with Fresh Strawberries 2

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce with Fresh Strawberries

This Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce has been sponsored by Earth Fare but all opinions are my own. A few days ago, I wrote about my shopping … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipe Burrito Rice Bowl 2

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl Recipe and Earth Fare Shopping Experience

This Vegetarian Burrito Bowl Recipe has been sponsored by Earth Fare but all opinions expressed here are my own. I have a tendency to spend way too … [Read More...]

Tarragon Vinegar Recipe and Other Uses for Tarragon

Tarragon Vinegar Recipe and 5 Other Uses for Tarragon

Last year I was strolling through the garden center and I stumbled across tarragon in the herb section.  This is not an herb I have ever used a lot of … [Read More...]

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Green Living

How to Remove Labels from Jars Collage

How to Remove Labels From Jars with Barely Any Work!

This weekend I decided to replace a ton of spices from my spice rack.  Some of them were there when I first bought it 20 years ago!  There are just … [Read More...]

Upcycled Tshirt Blanket for Music Lovers 2

Upcycled T shirt Blanket for the Music Lover in Your Life

This post has been sponsored by The Motherhood and Project Repat but all opinions are my own. My husband has always been a music lover.  As a teen, … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Old Muffin Tins

16 Creative Ways to Repurpose Your Old Muffin Tins

As I struggle to declutter my kitchen, I find myself hesitating to get rid of a few things.  One of the items I can't bring myself to toss out is my … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Recipe

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Recipe in an Upcycled CLASSICO Pasta Sauce Jar

Over the last few years, I have become obsessed with reusing and repurposing things I find around my house.  Sure, I have been recycling for 20 years … [Read More...]

Easy Garden Craft Golf Ball Lady Bug

Golf Ball Lady Bug Craft and an Upcycled Garden Craft Roundup

When my son was younger, he was one of those kids that picked up EVERYTHING he found.  He would come home from the park with 7 acorns, 4 rocks and a … [Read More...]

Easy DIY Rose Water

How To Make Rose Water And What to Do With It

When my husband and I bought our house 10 years ago we purchased it from a couple that had a lot of money and a lot of free time.  They had spend $20K … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Summer Garden Projects You Need to do NOW

10 Summer Garden Projects You Need to do NOW!

This summer garden project post has been sponsored by Mode but all opinions expressed here are my own. One of the things I love most about living … [Read More...]

How to Improve Your Garden Photography

Tips to Improve Your Garden Photography for Instagram

Gardening in an interesting combination of exercise, food growing, and phycological cleansing.  There is something almost therapeutic about digging in … [Read More...]

How to Keep Animals Out of the Garden

How to Keep Animals Out of the Garden

A few weeks ago I was thrilled to discover a bunny in the back yard.  The dog was LESS than thrilled but I think they are adorable and we don't see … [Read More...]

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Health

MitoQ Antioxidant Skin Care Products to help reduce signs of aging

Antioxidant Skin Care Products from MitoQ

Getting old isn't all that much fun.  I can no longer eat whatever I want without gaining weight and I have more aches and pains than I can count.  My … [Read More...]

Sauna Tips for Better Health

Sauna Tips for Better Health

I joined a gym last year to start getting more exercise.  But what REALLY draws me to the gym is the sauna!  After I work out, I head right to the … [Read More...]

VSL3 Final Photo

Tips for Managing IBS and a VSL#3 Sweepstakes

For as long as I can remember, my father has had stomach problems.  He has modified his diet, tried medication, and still spends way too much time in … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

Green and Healthy Picnic Ideas 2

Green and Healthy Picnic Ideas for Summer

Today is my kids last day of school and I am torn between excitement and dread for the coming months.  I love those kids like you would not believe … [Read More...]

Things your daughter needs to know about her period

5 Things Your Daughter Should Know About Her Period

I am sharing these things your daughter should know as part of a Playtex® Sport®  sponsored campaign for Socialstars #PlaytexSportSquad. As a … [Read More...]

Uses for Rosemary besides cooking

The Many Uses for Rosemary Besides Cooking!

I have quite an extensive herb garden in the back yard and herbs are the one thing I can actually grow pretty well.  Not because I am a good gardener … [Read More...]

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Travel

Callaway Gardens Butterfly Center

Callaway Gardens is a Beautiful Georgia Destination for Nature Lovers

This week is spring break for my kids and my husband took a few days off from work so we could spend time together as a family  We decided to visit a … [Read More...]

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Night Driving Tips for Safer Evening Travel #nightdriving

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting longer, more and more people are on the road after dark.  We turn our clocks back this weekend so … [Read More...]

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Go on a Beach Adventure this Fall! #GCFLnofilter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County, Florida for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In general, our family tends to be … [Read More...]

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