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Understanding the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Allwell Medicare. All opinions are 100% mine.   I spent 15 years working in a large, retail pharmacy.  We got several phone calls every week asking about health insurance and prescription coverage.  And when open … [Read More...]

Cranberry Shortbread Cookie Recipe with Orange Zest

Looking for easy cranberry recipes this month?  This mouthwatering homemade shortbread takes only minutes to assemble and has a rich but simple flavor.  Since I stock up on cranberries every fall, I am always looking for new ways to use them.  I mean, cranberry sauce is delicious but … [Read More...]

Celebrate America Recycles Day with These Green Activities!

This post about America Recycles Day was sponsored by the Carton Council as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central.  All opinions expressed in my post are my own.   Did you know that America Recycles Day is coming up on November 15th?  In fact, did you even know that … [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.  There is certainly no shortage of toilet paper tubes in most households.  With a family of 4 and 3 bathrooms in my house, we go through quite a bit of toilet paper.  For every roll of toilet paper that … [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 good for the planet.  It's always nice to accomplish two things with one activity, right?  As we approach the holidays, we need to teach our children (as … [Read More...]

Recipes

Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe for a Delicious Healthy Lunch!

This Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe has been sponsored. All opinions are my own. School started back for my family over a month ago and that means I am … [Read More...]

Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

This easy natural flu shot recipe is just what you need to fight off cold and flu germs. This isn't an actual flu SHOT. As in, the normal type of … [Read More...]

White Bean Cherry Tomato Salad

For the last few weeks, I have been traveling up the East coast to visit family. I returned to a garden OVERFLOWING with cherry tomatoes! I have been … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Creative Uses for Used Tea Bags and Other Sustainable Tea Tips

If you are a tea lover, you have probably wondered if there were any creative uses for your used tea … [Read More...]

Uses for Wood Ash When Your Campfire is Finished!

Do you know what my all time favorite thing about fall is? Outdoor fires in our fire pit. Not only … [Read More...]

How to Wash Workout Clothes and Ditch the Stink!

If you work out regularly, you need to learn how to wash workout clothes properly if you want to … [Read More...]

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Health

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Effects on Mental Health

This post is in partnership with StressHealth.org, an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness. … [Read More...]

Teaching Medication Safety to Teenagers

This post about teaching medication safety to teenagers has been sponsored by Influence Central as … [Read More...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Turning the Clock Back

Every year around this time I get a surge in traffic from people searching for information about … [Read More...]

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Gardening

8 Plants that Bloom in Winter Perfect for Your Back Yard!

In most areas of the country, winter is rather dreary. A look out your window usually shows a … [Read More...]

Fall Vegetable Gardening: 5 Things To Plant Now and Preparing Your Garden for Fall

You probably look outside and see an abundance of tomatoes and cucumbers in your summer garden. … [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 … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Recycled Crafts: A Cinnamon Stick Centerpiece!

This cinnamon stick centerpiece is perfect for people who get excited about recycled crafts! With … [Read More...]

Magnesium Oil: How To Make It and Why You Need It!

If you learn how to make magnesium oil, you can save yourself a ton of money as you soothe your … [Read More...]

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...]

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House, Home and Family

8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food

Raising kids is hard. There are so many life lessons we need to teach them in order to mold their minds and bodies into healthy adults. While calculus … [Read More...]

How to Save Money So You Can Go Green!

This post about how to save money so you can go green has been sponsored. All opinions are my own. When my husband and I started out on our life … [Read More...]

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 … [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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