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7 Reasons to Start Running to Lose Weight

Running to lose weight can be a great addition to your workout regimen. The struggle to lose weight isn't always an easy battle. Counting calories, making time for exercise, and that frustrating morning weigh in can eventually have people throwing in the towel and reaching for the potato chips. … [Read More...]

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Tips to Adopt Right Now

This conversation about heart-healthy lifestyle tips has been sponsored by St. Joseph® Low Dose Aspirin.  All opinions are my own.   Last fall, I got a frantic call from my father.  My mother had been taken to the emergency room with heart problems.  I flew home the next day … [Read More...]

Sustainable Summer Tips For Green Family Fun

Whether you live in the sometimes cool north or the hot and steamy south, consider your carbon footprint as you work, play and travel this summer.  Here are a few sustainable summer tips for green family fun!Sustainable Summer Tips for Family Fun The kids are home and the temps are … [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.  Cleaning wood cutting boards properly is important if you want them to stay in good shape.  I have had too many of them split right down the middle so caring for them properly is important … [Read More...]

DIY Business Card Holder and Other Uses For Altoids Tins

My family absolutely LOVES mints and breath fresheners.  That means we are always looking for uses  for Altoid tins rather than just recycling them.  I decided to upcycle one into a DIY business card holder and thought I'd share the easy directions.  So, grab your mint tin and … [Read More...]

Recipes

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

I am a morning person but by 3 PM in the afternoon, I am craving a nap. These peanut butter oatmeal energy bites were my attempt at powering through … [Read More...]

Watermelon Salad Recipe with Basil and Feta

This Watermelon Salad Recipe with Basil and Feta is a simple, refreshing summer side dish that you can whip up in only a few minutes. Sweet watermelon … [Read More...]

How to Make Real New England Style Homemade Baked Beans

Want to learn how to make homemade baked beans from scratch?  As a native New Englander, I can help!  There is nothing more amazing than the … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Summer Food Tips and Sustainable Outdoor Entertaining

 These summer food tips are sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation … [Read More...]

How to Reduce Plastic Usage for a Smaller Carbon Footprint

This post about how to reduce plastic usage has been sponsored by Footprint.  All opinions are … [Read More...]

How to Repurpose Old Spice Jars In Unique Ways

Have you recently cleaned out your old spices and are now wondering about what to do with old spice … [Read More...]

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Health

Healthy Summer Tips for the Whole Family

Wondering how to have a happy, healthy summer vacation?  Here are a few healthy summer tips for … [Read More...]

Use These 10 Essential Oils to Strengthen the Immune System

If staying healthy and preventing illness are on your mind, there are many natural ways to boost … [Read More...]

How To Maintain Heart Health As You Age

This post about how to maintain heart health as you age is sponsored by MitoQ.  All opinions … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Urban Composting Tips for City Dwellers and Apartment Renters

When you think of composting, do you envision large piles of organic waste turned regularly by … [Read More...]

Tips For Preparing Your Spring Garden

One of the best ways to save money on organic food is to grow your own. Gardening is a great way to … [Read More...]

What to Plant in November, Both Inside AND Outside!

Wondering what to plant in November? Or are you convinced that cold, dreary days mean the end to … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Rock Painting Instructions and Fun Ideas for Use

When my children were young, we spent a lot of hours going on nature hikes.  During out time … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Stick Santa and Elf Christmas Craft

Looking for an easy Christmas craft?  This cinnamon stick Santa and Elf craft is so simple to … [Read More...]

Toilet Paper Roll Fire Starters Make Campfires Easy!

These toilet paper roll fire starters are a great way to make campfires start blazing quickly.  … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

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...]

Simple Meditation Tips for Mindful Living

One of my goals for the new year is to stop multitasking and learn to focus my mind on one thing at a time. I want to quiet my mind from the chaos … [Read More...]

Service Projects that are Good for the Planet

As a mom, I feel like one of my jobs is to teach my kids to give back to others.  I particularly like it when I can find service projects that are … [Read More...]

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Travel

Morning Vitality Drink from Swissotel Hotels and Resorts to Boost Wellness

This morning vitality drink recipe has been sponsored as part of a campaign with Swissotel Hotels … [Read More...]

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...]

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