Tzatziki Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

This easy tzatziki Greek yogurt dip recipe is sponsored by The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA). All opinions are my own. For more inspiration during #JuneDairyMonth, be sure to check out delicious ideas from NFRA at #JDM2022   Tzatziki Dip is a classic Greek dip made with grated cucumber and Greek yogurt. … Read more

Using Cardboard for Weed Control

Weeds are a nuisance and can quickly take over a garden or lawn. And weeding the yard or garden is seriously back-breaking work. Using cardboard for weed control is cheap, effective, and better for our planet than many modern weed control methods.  There are many methods for weed control, but some are more effective than … Read more

Herbs That Keep Bugs Away

outdoor herb garden

If you are planting a garden this summer, growing herbs can be good for your health. There are many natural bug repellent plants available to help turn your yard into a bug-free zone naturally. Or to keep them off your skin when used in DIY natural bug repellents. Herbs that keep bugs away are awesome… … Read more

Wildgrain Bread Subscription Box Review

Wildgrain Bread Subscription Box breads and pastas

This Wildgrain bread subscription box review has been sponsored. I received a selection of Wildgrain products to try in exchange for my honest opinions. Bread is a staple in most diets, but it can be difficult to find good quality and healthy bread that you can feel good about eating.  Most store-bought breads are loaded … Read more

Using a Flame Weeder for Weed Control

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Have you ever considered buying a flame weeder to control weeds in your yard? If you are ready to do battle with weeds using flame, I totally understand! Weeds are a constant battle for gardeners. They can quickly take over a garden (or a sidewalk, driveway, or yard!) and choke out the plants you’re trying … Read more

How to Make Butterfly Nectar

butterflies on a yellow feeder with homemade butterfly food in it

Butterflies are beautiful creatures that everyone should be able to enjoy.  Unfortunately, the population of butterflies is declining at an alarming rate. Learning how to make butterfly nectar is one way to help support pollinators in your backyard. There are many variations of DIY butterfly food. Your homemade nectar needs to include a source of energy … Read more

Growing Sunflowers: From Planting to Seed Harvesting

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Are you inspired to plant sunflowers this spring? Do you want to try growing sunflowers from seed? They are a beautiful addition to any garden but can be tricky to grow.  Whether you want to enjoy the beauty of the flower petals or harvest sunflower seeds from their dried seed heads, there are many varieties … Read more

Best Perennial Plants for Bees and Butterflies

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Pollinators are in trouble. Over the past few decades, the populations of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators have declined at an alarming rate. Do bees like perennial plants? YES! Planting perennial plants for bees and butterflies should be on everyone’s gardening to-do list this spring. Why should we be concerned about pollinator-friendly plants? Because this … Read more

Tips for Planting a Butterfly Garden

butterfly in the garden

There is a multitude of butterfly species on this planet, however, their numbers are declining. This is in part due to a loss of food plants, climate change, and excessive use of pesticides that harm butterflies and other pollinators. Planting a butterfly garden is one way to protect this amazing and beneficial insect. So, how … Read more

Healthy Lunch Box Tips for Kids and Parents

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This post about healthy lunch box tips is sponsored.  All opinions are my own. Want to skip the fast food and vending machines at lunchtime? These healthy lunchbox tips will help you avoid temptation and eat a balanced lunch every day. Healthy habits like packing lunch from home mean more energy and sustained focus as … Read more

How to Swallow Vitamins More Easily

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This post about how to swallow vitamins more easily is sponsored by Freeda Health.  All opinions are my own. With the new year comes a renewed determination for better health for many people. Oftentimes, those health goals include things like going to the gym, eating more plant-based foods, and taking new vitamins and supplements for better … Read more

C. diff Gut Health and Holiday Wellness Tips

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This post about C. diff and gut health is sponsored by and developed in part with support from Ferring Pharmaceuticals.   The holidays are a wonderful time of year for enjoying good food and reconnecting with friends and family. However, if you or a loved one is living with a C. diff infection, your holiday … Read more

How to Have an Eco Friendly Christmas

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Why should you worry about how to have an eco-friendly Christmas? Well, because the holidays are a fun time of year, but they can be stressful and environmentally damaging.  There’s no need to worry though because we have you covered with our sustainable Christmas guide. This eco-friendly holiday planning list will help you reduce all … Read more

The High Cost Of Severe Asthma Is More Than Just Financial

This post about severe asthma was sponsored by Break the Cycle as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.   Over the years, I have known a lot of people affected by asthma. Family members, friends, and my children’s playmates have lived their lives with … Read more