De-Clutter & Have A Yard Sale

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Since I started de-cluttering my house, I have made many, many HUGE messes!  Here's a shot of my kitchen on the day that I pulled everything out of the cabinets during my de-cluttering session.  Thankfully I had many bags of trash to throw out as well as a few bags of donation items.  The pantry and baking cabinet had many expired items such as baking items and boxes of jello.  As far as donation items, you should have seen my sports water bottle … [Read more...]

Dorito #Recipe: Mexican Casserole


Here's a recipe for a Mexican Casserole that was sent in by Linda Peters.  She's a great cook, so I'd highly suggest that you give it a try.  It's definitely on my to-do list for new recipes to try on my family. Before you get started, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 and double check that you have all the ingredients needed for this Mexican Casserole recipe. You will need: 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 1 onion chopped                   … [Read more...]

#Win GermGuardian Air Cleaning System #Giveaway ENDS 7/20

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I was given a GermGuardian 3 in 1 Air Cleaning System from to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone. The GermGuardian couldn't have arrived at a better time!  This GermGuardian model AC4900CA Clean³ Series 22, True HEPA Air Purifier with UV Sanitizer and Odor Reduction is definitely going to be put to the ultimate test soon!  We are remodeling our downstairs and there will soon be dust and … [Read more...]

What Makes You A Proud Parent?

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What makes you a proud parent?  Is it when you see your children achieve their goals?  When they climb higher and higher to reach better destinations?  Is it when they are doing well in school or becoming their own person?  Is it when they use manners in public?  Sometimes we tend to focus on the negative more than the positive.  As parents, we often end up criticizing to fix a bad behavior rather than celebrate the good behaviors our children … [Read more...]

Use Your Driveway For A Workout


If you read my blog often, you know that I like to go to the gym on a weekly basis.  This past weekend, we visited family which kept me away from the gym, so I thought I'd share my "home" workout with you.  If you do not live in an area with walking trails, driveways come in handy for daily walking/jogging depending on their size / layout. In order to beat the summer heat, it is best to go for your walk early in the morning.  If you are not a … [Read more...]

Ten Shows You Need to Binge Watch This Summer


The primary network seasons (fall, winter/spring) are done and we’re heading into the summer. If you’re a fan of reality television, this is good news for you since there is very little in the way of scripted (well, blatantly scripted and not pretending to be unscripted but is actually scripted but shhhh don’t tell anybody type scripted) television on during the summer months. Sure TBS, TNT and even USA will sometimes crank out a hit like … [Read more...]

A Detailed Review for FamilyTime: Specs, Price and More…


Today, working moms are increasingly suffering from the anxiety and stress. The fear of ignoring the children and inability to share their problems is causing depression and sleep deprivation among the working mommies. But digital parenting apps are fast becoming an effective solution to this problem.  Read my review for FamilyTime app, as it might appeal to you in laying your stress to rest! FamilyTime- A handy monitoring app FamilyTime is a … [Read more...]

Vacation Options in Northeast Ohio :  Islands, Beaches & Metroparks

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There are so many wonderful vacation options in Northeast Ohio so we've created multiple posts.  If you missed post one, just click "Find Northeast Ohio Vacation Options. Enjoy part two, Vacation Options in Northeast Ohio :  Islands, Beaches and Metroparks. Islands It is possible to have an “Island” experience in Northeast Ohio.  Lake Erie is home to many islands, but there are three islands that tourists in Northeast Ohio like to … [Read more...]

#Giveaway Smithsonian Book Set For Kids ENDS 7/13

Smithsonian Books

I received the following Smithsonian book set for kids from & The Smithsonian Institute to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone. The prizepack for this Smithsonian Book Set Giveaway  is valued at $108 ARV and consists of  everything shown above: Smithsonian Discover: Earth, Two sets of Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know Fact Cards: Grades K-1 & Grades 2-3, Under The … [Read more...]

Homemade Natural Beauty & Spa Treatments


You might have a built-in spa in your home and not even know it!  Have you ever heard of a Milk Foot Soak?  Just add 4 cups of warmed whole milk, two tablespoons of Epsom salt and six drops of your favorite essential oil.  I really love Lemon essential oil!  It smells amazing and it has a natural relaxing factor to it.  After mixing your ingredients, let your feet soak for twenty minutes. Your feet will thank you! Do you have some stains on … [Read more...]

Music Adds Energy To Family Workouts

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Summer is here and it is now much harder to go to the gym and keep in line with your regular workout schedule.  In order to stay in shape over the summer months, you need to find ways to involve your family in your workouts in order to fit your workout time into your hectic summer schedule. When is the last time you invited your child to workout alongside you?  Come up with a fun workout for you and your child to do throughout the week. … [Read more...]

Recipe: Smores on Grill

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I came across this recipe in my Facebook Feed and had to save this!  It was posted by Heather from  Have a look at that picture, this would definitely be a fun snack for the entire family.  It caught my attention because it was cooked on the grill.  Our kitchen is getting ready to be remodeled which means there will be many meals prepared on the grill once the remodeling gets started.  In order to keep from eating out … [Read more...]

Four Healthy Snack Ideas


It can be really hard to come up with healthy snacks, especially if you have a very busy and active lifestyle.  A lot of people will grab a quick snack such as a bag of chips or a candy bar just to get us through the next few hours until we can get home and eat a real meal.  It doesn’t have to be that way!  I have a list of 4 healthy snacks you can quickly put together and grab when you are ready to take a break and eat something. Whole-grain … [Read more...]

Are Your Stretch Marks Irritating?

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It is summer  time, the sun is out and the beach is calling your name!  How are you feeling about your swimsuit this year?  Do you have scars or stretch marks you want to hide or get rid of?  I know I have a few stretch marks left over from my pregnancies!  Did you know that there are places that hold classes to teach you how to do different skin treatments, these places also administer the treatments!  If you have stretch marks that you are … [Read more...]

Beat Summer Time Boredom (Craft)


When kids are out of school for the Summer, this can put some real stress on parents because they need to now find ways to entertain their children since they are going to (most likely) be home all day long instead of at school or after-care. No matter what you have planned, there will almost always be a day or two where your child(ren) will come up to you and say those two famous words, “I’m bored.” It’s time to prepare for those two dreaded … [Read more...]

Recipe: Hearty Spinach Pancakes with Tart Berry jam


I have many magazines that come to my home on a regular basis that offer great recipes.  I came across a recipe for Spinach Pancakes With Tart Berry Jam in the Living Magazine and had to share it.  I do try to add Spinach into my diet where I can, but it hadn't ever crossed my mind to try adding Spinach into my pancakes.  Have a look at the recipe.  Do you think it would get your families seal of approval? Spinach Pancakes With Tart Berry Jam … [Read more...]