Wildlife Safety Tips for Outdoor Family Vacations

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 tips to protect yourself and your family from harm. My husband and I travel quite a bit with our children and many of these journeys are outdoor family vacations.  We enjoy hiking, camping, birdwatching and exploring swamps in kayaks.  Yes, we are a little bit weird but we would rather be outdoors … [Read More...]

How To Grill Meatballs and 5 Mouthwatering Meatball Recipes

If you have ever tried to grill meatballs, you may have encountered a few challenges.  If you don't know how to grill meatballs properly, you end up with crumbled bits of beef falling into your fire and not much to eat!  My husband and I have a Big Green Egg ceramic grill and we use it year round. We try to create all sorts of new recipes on the grill and not just stick to burgers or chicken … [Read More...]

Environmentally Friendly Swimming Pools: A Green Pool is a GOOD Thing!

Living in a neighborhood with a pool means that much of our lives has revolved around swimming.  Swim practice, swim lessons, swim meets, Friday night happy hour, playdates...you name it, the pool was involved.  Pools are not particularly eco-friendly...they use large volumes of water, harsh chemicals, and there is a lot of green space lost to the cement pool deck.  I wish there were more … [Read More...]

Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe with Cajun Lime Dressing

This Shrimp Avocado Salad Recipe was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.Would you believe that I did not try my first avocado until I was in my twenties?  Seriously!  Isn't that crazy?  I grew up in a small town in Connecticut. My parents were not at all that adventurous when it came to … [Read More...]

Mint Growing Tips and 5 Uses for Fresh Mint When it Takes Over the Garden

Many years ago, my husband and I started growing mint in the back yard.  I thought I would share a few mint growing tips with you because this stuff is incredibly useful to have around! Over the last few years, I have found some really creative uses for fresh mint to try to use it all up.   You really don't  need much of a green thumb to get started growing your own mint.  In fact, once you put … [Read More...]

Fresh Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This weekend I went to our local farmer's market and was surprised to find a local farmer still offering fresh broccoli.  He said this was his last batch until fall since the weather has been so warm already.  I grabbed a pound of it and came home to make this fresh broccoli cheese soup recipe.  Broccoli and cheddar go brilliantly together and this is an easy one pot meal that is nice and filling. … [Read More...]

Recipes

Fresh Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This weekend I went to our local farmer's market and was surprised to find a local farmer still offering fresh broccoli.  He said this was his last … [Read More...]

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Muffin Recipe to Start Your Morning Off Right!

Summer is almost here and my children have 3 days until they are out of school.  I'm sure you are all well aware how much children tend to eat while … [Read More...]

How to Freeze Rhubarb and 5 Easy Rhubarb Recipes

When I was growing up in New England, my parents always had a garden.  In their garden, the one thing that came back year after year was rhubarb.  My … [Read More...]

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Green Living

How to Keep the Kitchen Cool This Summer

Summertime in Georgia is HOT and most days I have no desire to sweat over the stove to cook dinner … [Read More...]

How to Grill Seafood for a Mouthwatering Meal Every Time

Living in the south, my husband and I grill out almost year round. However, once the weather gets … [Read More...]

Green and Healthy Picnic Ideas for Summer

Summer is here and if you are looking for some healthy picnic ideas, you have come to the right … [Read More...]

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Health

What Does Clean Eating Mean and How Hard is it To Do?

This 'What Does Clean Eating Mean?' discussion was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer … [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 … [Read More...]

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...]

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House, Home and Family

Sustainable Family Activites for Teaching Kids about the Environment

One day, when my son was about 6 years old, we were driving down the road and stopped at a red light.  Along the side of the road, there was a new … [Read More...]

Spring Cleaning Your Office: Don’t Let It Lead to Identity Theft!

Have you started getting the itch to dust, organize and declutter your home?  When the crocuses and tulips start peeking their heads out of the … [Read More...]

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...]

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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

Square Foot Gardening Tips for Maximum Yield

Growing more food in less space is the wave of future gardening. Using the square foot gardening … [Read More...]

Vine Growing Tips for Your Garden Landscape

My husband and I have some rather ambitious plans for the backyard next year.  There is a tree that … [Read More...]

Best Natural Weed Control and a New Way to Look at Weeds!

I have been spending quite a bit of time out in the yard for the last few weeks now that spring is … [Read More...]

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Travel

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...]

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...]

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