I Highly Recommend Snuggle Scent Boosters


I had to share this Snuggle product with you.  I picked up a bag at the grocery store the other day to try out and now I'm halfway through my second bag.  For some reason, my laundry began to have a sour smell to it.  Yes, sometimes I may leave the wet clothes in the washer too long after the load is finished, but this doesn't happen all the time so I needed to find a solution. My husband loves the smell of fabric softener, but again, that … [Read more...]

Fantastic Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained this Weekend

Fantastic Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained this Weekend

You get a little bit of a break every day now that your kids are back in school, but you still have to find ways for them to be entertained during the weekend.  You want to give them productive activities that will help them learn outside of school and that will keep them out of trouble.  This can be a struggle during the colder months when you can’t send them into the backyard to play or take them to a local park. Instead, you need to find some … [Read more...]

Spa DIY: Fall Pumpkin Recipes For Face & Hair

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Fall means cooler weather, warm boots, hot chocolate, and smell good Fall DIY beauty recipes of course.  Pumpkins are all around, just look.  In the stores, on front porches, lattes, and even on clothes (yikes).  Use this to your advantage and find some pumpkins (small) to make some recipes for yourself! Spa day anyone? Pumpkin Face (Makes one pumpkin face mask) Ingredients: 1 smallish pumpkin or can of pumpkin puree 1/2 tsp milk 1/2 … [Read more...]

Tips: Eliminate Bacteria in the Kitchen


Most kitchen tools are the perfect atmosphere for bacteria.  They get damp, wet, and basically are nothing but bacteria holders.  This is true for sponges, washcloths, mop heads, the whole works.  There are definitely better choices not only for your health, but for the environment as well. The sponges and old washcloths are made with chemicals that don’t easily break down when tossed. Here’s a few things that will help with being eco-friendly … [Read more...]

The Three Shades of Frozen Vanilla Cappuccino

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Cappuccino is coffee at its best!  The velvety mixture of espresso and milk foam is just the perfect combination that can be enjoyed with various twists of flavor and accompaniments.  A good cup of cappuccino can make a coffee person out of anyone! So, lets make what’s left of your summer all the more special and try out the following frozen vanilla cappuccino recipe, a true summer time classic. The Instant Frozen Vanilla Cappuccino With … [Read more...]

Pictures From Our Trip To Toronto’s Word On The Street National Book Festival

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My husband and I had a great time while visiting Toronto for the Word On The Street National Book Festival.  See my husband Michael above with one of his new friends that he met at the Word On The Street Book Festival before his Average Joe's Pursuit For Financial Freedom book signing began. There were TONS of people, books, magazine, children's activities and interesting food at the Toronto book festival!  This was a shot that I took … [Read more...]

Start Looking For Halloween Candy Sales

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Halloween will be here before we know it.  I have been thinking about what I will be handing out to the Trick-or-Treaters.  In the past, I have handed out sealed microwave popcorn bags and also full size candy bars.  Each were a hit, but all the kids look forward to stopping by at the homes that are known for passing out the full size candy bars.  Yesterday I was at the grocery and several types of full size candy bars on sale for .50 each.  I … [Read more...]

9 Unique Ways to Decorate for Halloween

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The fall holiday season is approaching and now is the time to begin planning your indoor and outdoor decorations.  Whether you're the sort who goes gaga over Halloween or just likes to add a little punch of autumn color to your décor, it's easy to make a festive statement with these nine simple Halloween decorating ideas. Halloween Wreaths Wreaths don't need to be saved for Christmas.  Add autumn leaves, plastic spiders, and other Halloween … [Read more...]

3 Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss


The holidays are right around the corner, and we all know what that means.  Too much turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie (and that’s just for Thanksgiving).  Holidays are when people tend to gain the most weight.  To help, I’ve gathered several weight loss juicing recipes to help with those cravings so you aren’t craving all those pumpkin lattes. These weight loss juicing recipes DO need to have an electronic juicer to process the juices … [Read more...]

Pinch Me Therapy Dough Review #Giveaway ENDS 10/13


I received Pinch Me Therapy Dough from PinchMeDough.com to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine and mine alone.  This was brought to you by AdvertiseWithBloggers.com. Have you ever had such a bad day that you just like to hit something, slam doors or stomp through the house?  With Pinch Me Therapy Dough, you can safely squeeze all your aggression away.  Not that I get so mad that I go around hitting things, but you get the … [Read more...]

My Trip To Niagra Falls in Ontario, Canada


My husband and I recently visited Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada while in staying in Toronto for a book signing event for my husband's book:  An Average Joe's Pursuit For Financial Freedom.  Here's a view of the street from the sidewalk when we were on our way to view Niagara Falls. There were so many great restaurants and shops to visit.  We didn't have much time to spend away from our book signing event, but we were able to take a half a day … [Read more...]

Saving Money & Looking Great With VSP #SeeMuchMore

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Your children need their eyes checked at least once a year—even before they are old enough to go to school!  The sooner any problems are found, the quicker a solution.  If you personally have vision problems, that’s even more reason to take your children to see an eye doctor as soon as they are old enough.  It is not easy to tell if a child just is not ready or really can’t see well enough to read, or have other problems such as weak eye muscles … [Read more...]

Microwave Cleaning Tricks

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Is cleaning something you enjoy doing daily -No?  I thought so.  If there is an easier way to get something cleaned, I’ll automatically do it.  I don’t want to spend hours scrubbing and cleaning if I don’t have to.  Here are some tricks you can use next time you clean your microwave. Tips For Cleaning your Microwave All that stuck food splatter can become a hassle to get off.  Not only does that splatter look and smell bad, but it can make … [Read more...]

PhotoPad Facebook App – Try it!


These days there are a ton of apps to choose from, it’s hard not to drown in all the options.  It is hard to choose which are worth your time, and which aren’t.  There are a ton that are almost similar or don’t work- but there are hardly any that let you edit your pics and make stuff with them! The photopad app will forever change the way we share pictures on social media.  No wonder Facebook users, both personal as well as business users, have … [Read more...]

Six Minute Mile – Basketball Team Requirements

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Travis is now a freshman in high school and has been working so hard in order to make it on the school basketball team since seventh grade.  This year he made it on the basketball team and practices with his team five days a week.  This week the coach told the basketball team that everyone had to run the mile in under six minutes in order to play.  Everyone that didn't make this time would continue to run the mile each day until they made it … [Read more...]

6 Things To Do Before Giving Your Teenager Their First Smartphone


As you decide whether it's a good idea to get your teenager a cell phone, here are six things you should consider. Ask the Hard Questions Owning a smartphone is a big responsibility—is your teen ready?  Look back on past instances where your teen had opportunities to show you commitment and maturity.  Can they keep to a nightly curfew?  Do they have problems staying away from video games when it's time to do homework?  Past behavior is a good … [Read more...]