DIY Gift Box Ideas that Save Money and Reduce Waste

DIY Gift Box Ideas that Save Money and Reduce Waste

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.With Earth Day coming up soon, I hope that everyone is taking a few minutes to think about ways to reduce their carbon footprint.  How many times have you purchased wrapping paper or a fancy gift bag to give someone a gift in?  Is that really necessary?  Is it possible that you could save … [Read More...]

Best Trail Food For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

My husband and I love to head out into the woods and go hiking whenever we can.  Our children are teenagers and are forced to come with us as often as possible.  Of course, being teenagers they would rather be playing video games or gossiping with friends but I think it is important for them to get out into the woods occasionally and appreciate nature.  One way to keep cranky teenagers happy in … [Read More...]

6 Porch Design Ideas for Simple Outdoor Enjoyment

With the onset of spring, you might be looking for a few porch design ideas this month. One of the things I love most about visiting my parents up north is their wraparound porch. I spend my morning enjoying coffee while the birds sing and the kids sit outside slurping on popsicles in the summer heat.  We use our back patio for the same types of things.  Relaxing, enjoying nature, and spending … [Read More...]

BBQ Pulled Pork Taco Recipe with Pineapple Coleslaw

This pulled pork taco recipe has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.Having grown up in New England, I honestly never saw a taco until I moved down to Houston after college. Seriously, I never had one bite of Mexican food until I was in my twenties.  Is that not crazy?  Once I moved to Texas, however, I quickly learned to love all the flavors of Mexican cuisine.  But, the … [Read More...]

Chili and Lime Roasted Corn Salad with Avocado and Chicken

This roasted corn salad recipe was sponsored by Sunshine Sweet Corn as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I am starting to turn my taste buds to the flavors of Mexican cuisine.  Tacos and burritos are delicious but there is SO much more to the flavors of Mexico than that!  When I am looking to … [Read More...]

Create an Eco Friendly Office Space for a Better Return on Your Taxes!

Are you totally sick of doing your taxes yet?  Are you struggling to find deductions and get the most money back this year? Deductions can be a tricky thing to navigate. I had a long conversation with my accountant years ago about what business expenses can be considered as a deduction and which ones couldn’t.  Since I work from home, I wanted to know what the rules were for claiming utilities as … [Read More...]

Recipes

Mango Turmeric Smoothie Recipe with Ginger and Honey

Disclosure: This Mango Turmeric Smoothie Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. All opinions are mine alone. #StopPainNow … [Read More...]

25 Crock Pot Potato Recipes that are Hearty and Delicious!

I have become best friends with my crock pot.  It is seriously a busy mom's solution to chaotic weeknight meals.  If you are looking for hearty and … [Read More...]

Applesauce Quick Bread Recipe and the Benefits of Healthy Snacking

This Applesauce Quick Bread Recipe and the Benefits of Healthy Snacking post has been sponsored by Musselman's applesauce but all opinions expressed … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Frugal Spring Cleaning Tips That Benefit Your Wallet AND the Earth!

These frugal spring cleaning tips have been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my … [Read More...]

Green Shaving Tips for Smooth Summer Legs

Well, spring is finally here and I have traded sweatshirts for Tshirts.  That means pretty soon I … [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...]

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Health

How to Enjoy Healthy Living Each and Every Day!

 This post about how to enjoy healthy living is brought to you by vitafusion™ and L’il Critters™. … [Read More...]

Aging Hair Tips for Locks that Look Younger Than You Really Are!

This post about aging hair tips was sponsored by Nature Made as part of an Influencer Activation for … [Read More...]

Read These At Home Workout Tips and Stop Procrastinating Now!

These at home workout tips are sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Horizon Fitness. All opinions … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist for Better Health and Increased Savings

This post about questions to ask your pharmacist has been sponsored by SearchRx,  however, all opinions expressed here are my own.For 15 years I … [Read More...]

What to Put in Military Care Packages

Do you have a service member in your family that needs some love this holiday season?  Are you wondering what to put in military care packages? When I … [Read More...]

Cheese Board Ideas for Delicious Entertaining Made Easy!

These cheese board ideas have been sponsored by Stella Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Everyone has different … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Easy Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe

The last few weeks have been fairly stressful.  I finally got the taxes finished (YAY!) and the … [Read More...]

Try this Eco Friendly Christmas Craft: Bottle Cap Snowmen!

I absolutely love the mishmash of Christmas ornaments that make up our tree every year and these … [Read More...]

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...]

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Gardening

Growing Annuals in Pots: Follow These Tips for Beautiful Flowers

After a late freeze and some very chilly rain, the sun is finally out again and I think spring has … [Read More...]

How to Grow Potatoes in the Garden

Many years ago I decided to learn how to grow potatoes in the garden mainly because it sounded like … [Read More...]

Indoor Seed Starting Tips for Home Gardening

I have learned over the years that there are some plants that I can grow from seed and others that I … [Read More...]

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Travel

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...]

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...]

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