Safe Alternatives To Teflon Cookware

If you are looking for the best nonstick cookware, you might want to avoid buying Teflon. Is Teflon safe? Well, there are a lot of questions regarding this particular type of nonstick pan. As I help my college students fill up their first apartment, I am looking for alternatives to Teflon that won’t break the … Read more

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie Recipe

close up chocolate almond milk smoothie

This chocolate avocado smoothie 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 #JDM2021 Looking for a healthy on-the-go breakfast this month?  This avocado smoothie is a great way to fuel … Read more

Summer Garden Projects For Your Backyard Bucket List

Roof gutter pipe line after rain with water drainage. drainpipe

I know it’s getting hot out there,  however,  there are a ton of summer garden projects that could be done this month.  From weeding the garden to hanging a hammock, turn your backyard into an oasis of peace!  Looking for a few DIY garden projects to upgrade your space? I’ve got plenty of ideas to … Read more

Tips for Grilling Vegetables Perfectly Every Time

Grilled Vegetables

If you are looking for healthy barbecue ideas, these tips for grilling vegetables will come in handy this summer. With grilling season starting soon, everyone is throwing hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill. What about grilled veggies? I rarely see slabs of eggplant or skewers of red bell pepper on the grill at my … Read more

How to Make Mint Simple Syrup

mint syrup in small jar with fresh mint on cutting board

Homemade mint simple syrup is easy to make and a great way to use fresh mint. All you need are fresh mint, water, and cane sugar.  While you can it with peppermint extract, I don’t really recommend it.  You will get the best flavor using fresh mint, preferably right from the garden.  Once you learn … Read more

Wildcrafting Tips: Foraging for Food in the Wild

Reasons to Start Wildcrafting

Wildcrafting herbs and other edible plants is a unique way to save money and go green at the same time.  From reading wildcrafting books to finding wildcrafting classes near you, educate yourself before you start.  These wildcrafting tips are just the beginning of what you need to know before you start foraging for food! If … Read more

Natural Remedies For Insect Bites To Help Soothe The Sting

Baking soda being used to relieve itching from insect bites.

Spring has finally sprung here in the Atlanta area and along with blooming trees come annoying insects. I am compiling a list of natural remedies for insect bites to help soothe the sting when they finally find me. From mosquito bites to bee stings, bug bites take the fun out of being in nature! Natural … Read more

Home Workout Stability Ball Exercise Tips

exercise ball, weights and towel on yoga mat

This post about beginner stability ball exercise tips is sponsored by Silver&Fit. All opinions are my own. It’s been over a year since my last gym workout.  While I love the money savings (YAY for no gym membership fees!) and I am saving on gas, staying in shape at home has been challenging.  However, I … Read more

5 Spring Gardening Chores To Start Now

Closeup image of woman's hands in gardening gloves planting tomato

Wondering what to do in the garden in spring to get it ready for planting?  Following a spring gardening checklist will make it more likely that your summer harvest will be bountiful! From buying  the right garden tools to amending your soil, tackle those spring gardening chores now, before the weather gets too hot! When … Read more

At Home Workout Tips For Maximum Results

woman doing yoga at home

This post about at home workout tips is sponsored by iFit.  All opinions expressed here are my own. What’s the best home workout program?  The one that works for YOU.  Whether you sign up for daily workout tips from a personal trainer or build a total home gym, you won’t stick to your workout routine … Read more

Sustainable Kitchen Design Tips

sustainable material samples for kitchen remodel

This post about sustainable kitchen design tips is sponsored by Beautifully Responsible. All opinions are my own. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home.  It’s where we gather as a family to cook and eat.  My kitchen table is covered with paint and scratches from 2 decades of artistic and academic children.  It … Read more

Earth Hour Ideas: It’s in Your Power to Make a Difference

Woman sitting in front of candle in the dark for Earth Hour 2021

Looking for  ways to celebrate Earth Hour with your family? Here are a few zero electricity activities for families to tackle in celebration of Planet Earth.  Keep reading to learn why Earth Hour is important and for inspiration for this climate awareness activity! Why is Earth Hour important? I have come across a lot of … Read more

Look Good And Feel Good With These Simple Health Changes

This post about simple health changes to look good and feel good is sponsored by Prosperatea.  All opinions expressed are my own. Want to look good and feel good this year?  Remember, the easiest healthy lifestyle changes to make and KEEP are the small ones.  Make these simple health changes in the coming months for … Read more