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How to Recycle Gift Cards and Other Creative Re-purposing Ideas

With Christmas coming up in a couple of weeks, you probably need to learn how to recycle gift cards! Most people get at least one or two this month and they don't need to be thrown away!  Repurpose your gift cards to keep them out of our landfill.  Keep reading for a few uses for old gift cards that you might find helpful! If you are looking for other ways to live green this year, check out my … [Read More...]

Maple Walnut Truffles Homemade Candy Recipe

I have been making homemade candy at Christmas for the last 20 years but these maple walnut truffles are by far one of my favorites.  I grew up in New England where maple reigns supreme.  When I moved down south, I tried to bring my love of maple syrup to southern cooking and made a maple pecan pie.  My southern friends were horrified that I had ruined a perfectly good pecan pie with MAPLE, of all … [Read More...]

Energy Efficient Home Ideas: Start Small but Aim High!

With the new year coming in just a few weeks, are you looking for energy efficient home ideas to help you go green and save money?  Are you a bit concerned about how to tackle your home's growing carbon footprint?  The key is to not bite off more than you can chew!  You need to start small but aim high when it comes to your green choices next year.  Today, I am sharing a few energy efficient home … [Read More...]

Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe for a Deliciously Easy Appetizer!

Would you believe that I have lived in the south for 25 years and have never made a southern pimento cheese recipe?  In fact, I had not even TRIED pimento cheese until this year.  How is that possible?  Especially given the fact that I absolutely love cheese!  In partnership with Cabot, I decided to try my hand at making this delicious pimento cheese spread recipe and boy am I glad I did. It … [Read More...]

Winter Bird Feeding Tips for Happy and Healthy Backyard Birds

Looking for a few winter bird feeding tips to attract your feathered friends? Feeding birds in fall and winter can be a bit more work than just throwing out a bit of seed for them like you do in the spring.  Winter is hard for all backyard birds and providing them with winter bird seed can help make their lives a tad bit easier.  Backyard bird feeding during the fall and winter will usually … [Read More...]

Recipes

Fresh Cranberry Butter Recipe with Orange and Vanilla

I am so excited to see fresh cranberries back in the grocery store.  I ran out of the ones I put in the freezer about 4 months ago and have been … [Read More...]

Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup Recipe

This easy egg drop soup recipe has been sponsored by Eggland's Best Eggs but all opinions expressed here are my own.I have a serious weak spot … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites with Organic Freeze Dried Fruit

This cinnamon apple energy bites recipe with organic freeze dried fruit has been sponsored by Homegrown Organic Farms.  All opinions are my own.I … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Energy Efficient Home Ideas: Start Small but Aim High!

With the new year coming in just a few weeks, are you looking for energy efficient home ideas to … [Read More...]

Small Business Saturday Ideas: 10 Reasons to Support Your Local Farmer!

If you are looking for Small Business Saturday ideas, have you considered supporting your local … [Read More...]

Tips for Cooking in Natural Clay Cookware

I am pretty picky about the pots, pans and assorted cookware I bring into my home.  I try to avoid … [Read More...]

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Health

How to Survive Menopause with Your Sanity Intact

I was driving in my car yesterday when a commercial came on the radio.  The announcer asks me: "Do … [Read More...]

What is the Ayurvedic Diet and is it Right for You?

While healthy eating is important to me, I am not a fan of fad diets.  I don't want to count points, … [Read More...]

All Natural Sleep Remedies for a Peaceful Drug Free Slumber

I have a couple of friends who have been suffering from insomnia.  Stress and fluctuating hormone … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

The Importance of Sun Protection for Eyes and Choosing the Best Sunglasses

Sun protection for eyes is something we all need to worry about, no matter what your age is. During the summer, I spend a lot of time outside in the … [Read More...]

Environmental Projects for Kids that They Will Actually Enjoy Doing!

When my children were young, summer vacations were filled with educational opportunities.  We took field trips to the zoo, got educational books out … [Read More...]

How to Choose a Ripe Watermelon for a Sweet and Juicy Treat!

The weather here in Georgia is warming up and the pool opens in just a few weeks.  I am looking forward to BBQs, pool parties, and (of course) some … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Upcycled DIY Ribbon Organizer You Can Make for Only Pennies!

I was recently digging around in what I call my 'bag of ribbon' when I realized that I needed to … [Read More...]

Easy Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe

Tis the season for candy canes and my family could not be any happier.  Not only do I love the TASTE … [Read More...]

Need Dinner Place Setting Ideas? Make Cranberry Wreath DIY Place Cards!

Despite the stress and the added burden to my credit card, this is my all-time favorite part of the … [Read More...]

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Gardening

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Wondering how to prepare your garden for winter? If your garden has been under as much stress this … [Read More...]

Growing Your Own Garlic Starts in the Fall!

The last time I was at my local farmer's market, I noticed that there were huge heads of elephant … [Read More...]

10 Summer Garden Projects You Need to do NOW!

I know it's incredibly hot out there but there are a ton of summer garden projects that could be … [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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