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The Frustrating Search for the Best Safe Nail Polish Brands

For the last several years, I have been on a furious hunt for safe nail polish brands.  I have never understood my teenage daughter's obsession with nail polish.  I never painted her nails when she was little because I always worried about toxic nail polish ingredients.  She discovered nail polish on her own once she hit about 4th grade and has been crazy about it ever since.  I have learned over … [Read More...]

Ways to Keep Water Clean and Protect our Environment

This post about ways to keep water clean and protect the environment has been sponsored by Tom's of Maine.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Last year, my daughter and I participated in a river cleanup with her Girl Scout troop.  It was a disturbingly eye opening afternoon that left me seriously concerned with the health of our waterways.  Without clean water, humans, plants, and animals … [Read More...]

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Variations for Serving

I have been a huge fan of Mexican food ever since I spent several years living down in Houston. Whether it is classic Tex-Mex like fajitas or something a bit more unique like this Mexican chocolate dipping sauce, I have come to appreciate the bold flavors of Mexican food.  With Cinco de Mayo coming up soon, I decided to try making a homemade Mexican chocolate dipping sauce to pair with some fresh … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Wedding Tips for a Smaller Budget and Less Waste

If you are working with a small wedding budget and hope to get married soon, these eco friendly wedding tips should be a big help!  Did you know that the average cost of a wedding has risen to almost $30,000 in the United States? Considering the pressure many couples are under to throw an elaborate wedding, many people are left wondering how they can afford to tie the knot. However, there are many … [Read More...]

How to Reduce Digital Eye Strain and Improve Eye Health

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Swanson Health Products. All opinions are 100% mine. As a blogger, I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. I also spend quite a bit of time on my phone while I am on the go, and on my iPad reading during my down time. As a result, my eyes are often incredibly tired by the end of the day. We are a very digital society and it is … [Read More...]

Recipes

Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana bread cinnamon rolls are seriously the way to my children's hearts! Four days ago I went to the grocery store and spent almost $300 on … [Read More...]

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 and Resorts to encourage you to boost wellness when … [Read More...]

Cajun Style Dirty Rice Recipe Your Family Will Love

My husband and I lived in Houston for many years and there was a serious Cajun influence to the food in the area.  For a girl who grew up in New … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Ways to Keep Water Clean and Protect our Environment

This post about ways to keep water clean and protect the environment has been sponsored by Tom's of … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Wedding Tips for a Smaller Budget and Less Waste

If you are working with a small wedding budget and hope to get married soon, these eco friendly … [Read More...]

Easy Tips for Grilling Vegetables Perfectly!

If you are looking for healthy barbecue ideas, these tips for grilling vegetables will come in handy … [Read More...]

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Health

How to Avoid Bee Stings While Enjoying Nature

With the nice weather finally here, I am spending more and more time outside.  If you love … [Read More...]

A Culture of Cleanliness: A Green Society is a Dirty One!

Everywhere you look nowadays, you find people paranoid about germs.  Society is so focused on … [Read More...]

Making Smarter Snack Choices and a Strawberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

These tips for making smarter snack choices and strawberry smoothie bowl recipe have been sponsored … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

How to Make Homemade Soup for a Healthy Family Dinner

With the cool weather finally on its way, its time for you to learn how to make homemade soup.  Do you buy it in cans?  Or the new and trendy boxed … [Read More...]

Families Eating Dinner Together: Tips to Make it Fun and Stress Free!

Have you tried to sit down to a family dinner, only to have it be a horrible experience?  Cooking chaos, kids crying, picky eaters and a huge mess … [Read More...]

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...]

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DIY and Crafts

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. I … [Read More...]

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe to Help You Sweat Those Toxins Out!

If you are looking for a ginger bath recipe, the one I use is incredibly easy to make at home. Over … [Read More...]

Manuka Honey Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth Healthy Lips

Every winter, my lips get horribly chapped and dry.  I admit, I am a lip balm addict and never go … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Tips for a Healthy and Productive Spring Garden

Is spring showing signs of sprouting?  Are you looking for tips for a healthy and productive spring … [Read More...]

Essential Gardening Supplies for Home Gardeners

Over the past few weeks I have been teased with a few warm and sunny days.  I head out and turn the … [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 … [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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