Sustainable Family Activites for Teaching Kids about the Environment

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 building being built and I commented, "I wonder what they are building there".  My son answered me "Probably something we don't need".  I had to chuckle at that and it really hit home at that exact moment that my kids learn from the things I do and say. … [Read More...]

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 own.Many years ago, when I became pregnant with my first child, I learned a very valuable lesson.  I wanted to live green but I needed to figure out how to do it on a very tight budget.  Organic milk might be better for my growing baby but it wasn't cheap!  So, I needed to figure out how to reduce my … [Read More...]

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 #CollectiveBiasMany years ago, I went to the doctor for a muscle spasm in my shoulder that would not go away.  Little did I know that it was the beginning of a very long battle with chronic pain. After a year of over the counter pain medications and muscle … [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 delicious crock pot potato recipes, this collection will make feeding your family incredibly simple.  Potatoes are one of those staples that I always have in my house.  Along with a few other staples, you can quickly whip up dinner in the morning so … [Read More...]

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 actually arrived. I have started buying some herbs and a few seed packets and am looking forward to getting my hands dirty.  Since I want to add a pop of color to my porch and patio, I am growing annuals in pots.  There are a wide variety of flower types to choose from at the nursery this year.  I … [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 will be swapping out my jeans for shorts and capris.  And do you know what that means?  That means I need to start shaving regularly again if I want smooth summer legs.  Honestly, that is my least favorite part about the warm weather.  Not only am I so white that I practically glow, I need to spend … [Read More...]

Recipes

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...]

This Chocolate Dipped Apricots Recipe is a Deliciously Healthy Dessert!

I have always had a horrible sweet tooth and honestly, I see nothing wrong with indulging in desserts regularly.  I choose to make desserts from … [Read More...]

This Healthy Sloppy Joe Recipe is Perfect for Family Dinner!

Family dinner is something I am passionate about in my house.  While it is hard some days with the kid's schedule or my husband traveling, most days … [Read More...]

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Green Living

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...]

The Benefits of Hemp Clothing for a Sustainable Closet

This post about the benefits of hemp clothing has been sponsored by The Motherhood and prAna but all … [Read More...]

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Health

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...]

A Lazy Mom’s Guide: How to Get in Shape for Summer

You might be thinking 'there is snow on the ground, who cares about summer' but in a few months, you … [Read More...]

How to be Mindful at Work to Reduce Stress and Improve Health

One of my goals for the new year is to live more in the moment and learn to enjoy life a bit more. … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

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...]

How to Prepare for Company so Your Guests Feel at Home!

Fall is finally here and the holidays are fast approaching. Now is the season for visiting friends and family and you may be wondering how to prepare … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

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...]

Need DIY Halloween Centerpieces? Make Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn!

I am going to let you in on a small secret.  I LOVE candy corn.  Yup, I can't lie..for some reason … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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...]

What to Plant in November, both inside AND outside!

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