Lavender Shortbread Cookie Recipe

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 simple yet elegant lavender shortbread cookie recipe.  These cookies are buttery and flaky with a light hint of lemon and lavender. The perfect treat when you want something slightly sweet instead of gooey and decadent.This post contains … [Read More...]

How to Recycle Soap and Creative Uses for Soap Around the House

Have you ever gone to a hotel and taken home your half used bar of soap?  Most people don't.  As a result, house cleaning throws away a perfectly good bar of soap. I am going to share with you a few tips on how to recycle soap so that it stops going to waste.  I will also share with you a few creative uses for soap around the house.  That half used bar of soap in the hotel will have lots of … [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 does not have to be the norm at dinner time.  I wanted to share a few tips for a successful family dinner because it is a family activity that I am incredibly passionate about.  There have been numerous studies that have shown the benefits of families … [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 Snore Solution. I have been compensated through the SheSavvy Influence Network. All opinions remain my own. My husband has always been a bit of a snorer. He's not shaking the rooftops or anything, but I regularly have to elbow him to turn over in the middle of the night so that he quiets down. … [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 to be the day I am MOST tired!  This vegetarian crockpot chili recipe was my solution to both of these problems.  I literally did nothing but open cans, jars, and packages and dump it into a crockpot.  Okay, there was some onion chopping and garlic … [Read More...]

Easy Green Living Tips for College Students

My husband and I took the teens to the University of Georgia a few weeks ago for our first college visit. I am so completely freaked out that my son has only one year of high school left. There are so many things to do before he leaves!  I have started looking for some easy green living tips for college students to help reduce his carbon footprint in the years to come.  Since he NEEDS to go to … [Read More...]

Recipes

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...]

Mint Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Popsicle Recipe

I am a huge clearance shopper and a few weeks I scored a great deal.  I found all natural mint chocolate chip yogurt popsicles on clearance for 75% … [Read More...]

Tips for Cooking with Quinoa and 5 Easy Quinoa Recipes

I discovered quinoa a few years ago and it is a wonderful addition to a healthy pantry.  It tastes good, is super healthy and it's incredibly easy to … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Easy Green Living Tips for College Students

My husband and I took the teens to the University of Georgia a few weeks ago for our first college … [Read More...]

Creative Ways to Reuse Old Windows Instead of Throwing Them Away!

Several years ago, my husband and I replaced all the windows in our home. I hated to see my … [Read More...]

Drive through Funerals? Our Laziness is Out of Control!

Are you a drive through addict?  If you said yes, you are not alone.  Drive throughs are becoming … [Read More...]

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Health

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 … [Read More...]

How to Improve Your Digestion When Eating a Healthy Diet

These tips on how to improve your digestion have been sponsored by Renew Life® Digest Smart Enzymes. … [Read More...]

Forest Bathing Therapy: A Newfangled Word for an Old Fashioned Concept

Over the last year or so I have been hearing more and more about forest bathing therapy.  At first, … [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...]

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...]

6 Porch Design Ideas for Simple Outdoor Enjoyment

With the onset of spring, you might be looking for a few porch design ideas this month. One of the things I love most about visiting my parents up … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

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...]

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...]

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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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