This Peanut Butter Energy Bites Recipe takes only 10 minutes to make and is loaded with fiber and protein

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 biteswere my attempt at powering through my week without resorting to pots full of coffee.  Since my pumpkin energy bites were so delicious, I decided that this easy no-bake treat would be a healthy and delicious way to satisfy my sweet tooth without the guilt! Snacking on cookies is … [Read More...]

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

If you are frugal and crafty, DIY Halloween centerpieces are a great way to add a bit of holiday spirit into your home. While I was searching through Pinterest for DIY Halloween centerpieces, I found upcycled wine bottles that were painted to look like 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, that stuff just calls to me! … [Read More...]

Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

This post about natural ways to lower your cholesterol is sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.I worked in the pharmacy for 15 years.  I firmly believe that pharmaceutical products save lives, however, I also believe that they shouldn't be the first solution you turn to.  Many health problems can be solved with dietary and lifestyle changes.  These are often much safer than … [Read More...]

All Natural Crock Pot Air Freshener Recipe

Fall is my all time favorite season and this all natural crock pot air freshener will make your home smell festive as the days get shorter and colder.  While I have a weakness for candles, they definitely aren't cheap.  Particularly the really nice soy wax ones with essential oils.  I really love those!  Of course, burning a candle all day pretty much means the I  am spending about $15 a day in … [Read More...]

How to Provide Natural Support for Thyroid Health

This post about things that provide natural support for thyroid health has been sponsored but all opinions express here are my own.A year or two ago, a good friend was diagnosed with a thyroid problem. She had been having a few of the symptoms but didn't even realize it at the time.  She has had to make several lifestyle and dietary changes over the last 2 years.  There was surgery and … [Read More...]

Home Energy Saving Tips for Winter

If you want to save money in the coming months, you should definitely start working on a few of these home energy saving tips for winter.  While fall in the south is generally fairly mild, we get plenty of cold nights once winter actually sets in. And a chilly winter means skyrocketing energy costs.  Since just about everyone is concerned with saving money on utilities,  I figured I would share a … [Read More...]

Recipes

Lavender Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I love the weekends.  Especially weekends where neither kid has a million activities to participate in!  I decided to do a bit of baking and made this … [Read More...]

Easy Vegetarian Crockpot Chili Recipe

You know what I dislike about Monday?  Everything.  It seems to be the busiest day of the week and the one with the longest to do list.  It also seems … [Read More...]

Asian Quinoa Recipe with Broccoli and Tofu

My husband and I have been experimenting with more vegetarian recipes.  I realized that almost all of my vegetarian recipes involved cheese or pasta … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Home Energy Saving Tips for Winter

If you want to save money in the coming months, you should definitely start working on a few of … [Read More...]

How to Support Local Farmers and My Georgia Agritourism Experience

Last week, I was lucky enough to go on a 2 day Georgia Agritourism trip with a few other local … [Read More...]

Cool Things to Do with Old Tires

Here in the suburbs, a car is an absolute must have item.  While I would love to ride a bike or take … [Read More...]

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Health

How to Provide Natural Support for Thyroid Health

This post about things that provide natural support for thyroid health has been sponsored but all … [Read More...]

7 Reasons to Start Running to Lose Weight

Yesterday I went for a run.  While it is definitely not a daily occurrence, I try and go out running … [Read More...]

5 Natural Ways to Prevent Snoring for a Quieter Night’s Sleep!

I am sharing these natural ways to prevent snoring as part of a sponsored post for Good Morning … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

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...]

Family Activism and Helping Teens Make a Difference

Family activism is tough when you have kids. If you have teens, you probably realize by now that they enjoy spending their free time sleeping, eating, … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

All Natural Crock Pot Air Freshener Recipe

Fall is my all time favorite season and this all natural crock pot air freshener will make your home … [Read More...]

DIY Gift Box Ideas that Save Money and Reduce Waste

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% … [Read More...]

Easy Lavender DIY Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe

The last few weeks have been fairly stressful.  I finally got the taxes finished (YAY!) and the … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Mint Growing Tips and 5 Uses for Fresh Mint When it Takes Over the Garden

Many years ago, my husband and I started growing mint in the back yard.  I thought I would share a … [Read More...]

Square Foot Gardening Tips for Maximum Yield

Growing more food in less space is the wave of future gardening. Using the square foot gardening … [Read More...]

Vine Growing Tips for Your Garden Landscape

My husband and I have some rather ambitious plans for the backyard next year.  There is a tree that … [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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