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10 Cleaning Favorites

By On August 27, 2014

Cleaning your body, face, home and more. Below are my Top 10 favorite cleaning must-haves. 1. Bar Keepers Friend When we bought our house, the previous owners left a few things behind… Read More

Tips & Ideas

Getting Rid of Junk

By On August 26, 2014

Lately, I’ve felt cluttered. I am intrigued by the capsule wardrobes but have way too many pieces of clothing to just get rid of them. I like the idea however. Feeling surrounded… Read More

Arts & Crafts

DIY Reusable Felt Swiffers

By On August 26, 2014

These reusable Swiffer covers are ingenious! Never again will you have to buy refills…you can make your own if and when they wear out. And felt is inexpensive, so you can make… Read More


No Fail Birthday Ideas for Boys & Girls

By On August 21, 2014

When it comes to hosting a birthday party for your child, there are many possibilities. It’s just a matter of finding a theme that works for your child. If your child is… Read More

Arts & Crafts

DIY Beachy Coffee Filter Wreath

By On August 15, 2014

   This DIY is easy and doesn’t require many supplies. All you will need is: A styrofoam wreath form White coffee filters Jute hot glue gun small shells or starfish First, I flattened… Read More

Arts & Crafts

DIY Wedding Themed Craft Project using Elmer’s Painters

By On August 14, 2014

When Elmer’s contacted me to come up with an idea for a wedding craft project using their Painters markers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! Then the ideas kept rolling… Read More

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DIY: Fabric Refresher

By On August 7, 2014

Make your own fabric refresher for about 15 cents a bottle! All you need is: 1/8 cup fabric softener 2 tablespoons of baking soda 27 oz bottle Pour your ingredients in the… Read More


62 Places Where Kids Eat Free

By On August 6, 2014

From Applebee’s to White Castle, Brad’s Deals has the details on when, where, and how to get a free kids’ meal. Info on which days of the week offers are available and… Read More

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Do Not Cook Beans In The Slow Cooker Until You Read This

By On July 30, 2014

Outbreaks of poisoning have been associated with cooking kidney beans in slow cookers. Yesterday, I was looking up recipes on how to prep and cook my bag of dry kidney beans. I… Read More


10 Essential Summer BBQ Grill Hacks

By On July 16, 2014

No grill brush? No problem!  Crumple some aluminum foil to the size of a golf ball, place between your tongs so you have a handle and brush away! Use an onion to… Read More


What’s In Season? Summer Edition Buying Guide

By On July 15, 2014

Previously published on June 26th, 2012. When my daughter started preschool, I didn’t expect to be the one making all the friends. For an entire year, every weekday, I saw the same… Read More


Summer School Survival Tips

By On June 30, 2014

Whether a student is trying to get ahead or repeating a class, summer school comes with a unique set of challenges. From subject matter to time management, students and parents need to… Read More

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Kid-Friendly Travel & Car Seat Safety Tips

By On June 24, 2014

When it comes to safety, there is no way to be too prepared. Keeping kids safe in your car is something that all moms and dads should keep a top priority. When… Read More


Summer Grilling Tips & the Hard Rock Fiesta Burger Recipe

By On June 6, 2014

Below are some grilling tips to help you create favorites like the Fiesta Burger at your next pool-side party: Prep beforehand – form your burger patties, cut vegetables and make dips and… Read More