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Creative Uses for Lemon Balm When it Takes Over Your Garden!

Several years ago I decided I wanted to grow lemon balm.  Great idea, right?  Well, now I am constantly looking for new uses for lemon balm because the stuff is growing like a weed and taking over the back of my house.  Seriously.  Why can't I get my cucumbers and squash to grow like this?   Growing lemon balm might have been a great idea but it requires near-daily maintenance to make sure it … [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 buying a koala bear.  What is this problem I speak of?  Well, I can't seem to go into a garden nursery without buying every weird plant that I come across!  Seriously.  One year I bought tarragon even though we had never used tarragon before. And apparently it is a perennial and now I have enough … [Read More...]

How to Recycle Household Items That are Creating Clutter in Your House!

Wondering where to start decluttering your home?  First, learn how to recycle household items and reduce your carbon footprint as you clean! I bet you have stuff tucked into every corner and every drawer of your house that you no longer need, right?  Sneakers that your kid outgrew, paint that you no longer need because your living room is no longer yellow....all that stuff takes up space. If … [Read More...]

Sauna Tips for Better Health and Improved Well being

Sitting in the sauna is great for your health. These sauna tips will not only allow you to achieve better health but will make the experience much more enjoyable as well. I joined a gym several years ago 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 sauna and just hang out in there for a few minutes and sweat.  I have … [Read More...]

Easy Ways to Thank the Military for Their Service

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, I wanted to share a few ways to thank the military for their service.  When I was growing up, my father was in the Naval Reserves.  Some of my earliest memories if him include those shiny shoes, formal navy uniform and that flat topped white hat with the black brim.  He always looked so handsome in that uniform! My dad was in the Naval Reserves for 25 … [Read More...]

Recipes

Tarragon Vinegar Recipe and 5 Other Uses for Tarragon

Several years ago,  I was strolling through the garden center and I stumbled across a tarragon plant in the herb section.  This is not an herb I have … [Read More...]

Fresh Blueberry Tart Recipe with Basil and Honey

This Fresh Blueberry Tart Recipe was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed … [Read More...]

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Variations for Serving

I have been a huge fan of Mexican food ever since I spent several years living down in Houston. Whether it is classic Tex-Mex like fajitas or … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Restaurant Food Waste Facts: How to Reduce Food Waste When Eating Out

Our landfills are straining at the seams and we throw away more and more stuff every year.  From … [Read More...]

Do These Simple Things to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!

This discussion about simple things to reduce your carbon footprint was sponsored by Carton Council … [Read More...]

7 Reasons to Buy Charcoal Soap and Use it Every Day!

I recently decided to buy charcoal soap and am absolutely in love! Years ago, I started getting my … [Read More...]

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Health

Sauna Tips for Better Health and Improved Well being

Sitting in the sauna is great for your health. These sauna tips will not only allow you to achieve … [Read More...]

Clean Eating Smoothies Get a Boost With These Simple Tips

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.  I know, you hear that all the time, … [Read More...]

What to Know About Yoga Before Your First Class

Considering yoga classes for fitness?  Let me help you learn what to know what to know about yoga … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

How to Give Thoughtful Gifts for Valentines Day!

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and that means people struggling with Valentines Day gift ideas.  I see tons of adds for expensive diamond rings … [Read More...]

Cookie Baking Tips for Beginners: For Perfect Cookies Every Time!

It's cookie season! Read through these cookie baking tips for beginners if you are new to the art of baking. When I was young, I was lucky enough to … [Read More...]

How to Make Homemade Soup for a Healthy Family Dinner

With the cool weather finally on its way, its time for you to learn how to make homemade soup.  Do you buy it in cans?  Or the new and trendy boxed … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

How To Get Aloe Vera Gel From Your Aloe Plant

Learning how to get aloe vera gel from your aloe plant is a handy skill to have! My son recently … [Read More...]

Natural DIY Wood Butter and Tips for Cleaning Cutting Boards

This DIY wood butter recipe is a must have item for anyone who does a lot of cooking from scratch. I … [Read More...]

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe to Help You Sweat Those Toxins Out!

If you are looking for a ginger bath recipe, the one I use is incredibly easy to make at home. Over … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Summer Gardening Tips for a Bountiful Harvest

Summer gardening is always a bit less fun for me than spring gardening!  The weather is hotter, the … [Read More...]

DIY Earwig Trap for Your Garden

One of the things that bugs me (HAH!)  most about gardening is trying to outsmart the bugs without … [Read More...]

Tarragon Vinegar Recipe and 5 Other Uses for Tarragon

Several years ago,  I was strolling through the garden center and I stumbled across a tarragon plant … [Read More...]

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Travel

Wildlife Safety Tips for Outdoor Family Vacations

If you are heading out into the great outdoors this summer, please read up on a few wildlife safety … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Cruises: Why You Should Rethink Your Next Cruise Vacation

Are you wondering where to go on your next family vacation?  Spring break and summer vacation are … [Read More...]

London Travel Planning and Tips for a Safe and Healthy Trip Abroad

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly chaotic.  Not only am I stressing out about the … [Read More...]

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