Car Remote Starter: Life Saver for Immense Heat / Cold Temperatures

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Have you ever wished that you had a remote starter on your car?  The other day I caught a glimpse of my son's basketball coach as he walked outside the basketball gym, clicked his remote from his key chain and walked back inside.  He had turned on his car to let it cool down from an afternoon of immense Texas heat.  When he came back outside, I had a few questions for him about his remote system and was quite impressed with his new car and its' … [Read more...]

DIY Family Friendly HALLOWEEN Crafts


It’s time to get yourself ready for Do It Yourself (DIY) Halloween crafts that will make your home sweet and scary.  Halloween is one time of the year where your home and yard can be full of scary decorations and display items.   What Halloween decoration ideas do you have in mind for this year?  You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to make your home look the best this year. Here are a few of my favorite family friendly Halloween … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Get Your Child Active!


How much daily exercise is your child getting?  Are they getting any exercise aside from what they get at recess while at school or in their homeschool play groups? Here's a few questions to ask yourself: Is it possible for your child to ride their bike or walk back and forth to school? How many days a week does your child have a PE class at school?  What type of activities are they doing in their current PE class? What kinds of … [Read more...]

Find Your Lost Child With Lineable Tracking Bracelet


Losing a child if only for a moment can be a frightening experience.  You turn around to look at a rack of clothes--the next thing you know - no child!  They were right next to you, but now are suddenly gone.  As you frantically start pulling apart the clothes on the racks hoping against hope that your child is playing hide and seek with you, you begin to panic. What if somebody grabbed your child?  Just as you are getting ready to ask for help, … [Read more...]

Getting Ready For Guests To Do List


Does this sound familiar?  "We have guests coming this weekend and I am not anywhere close to being ready for them to get here!"  If this happens in your home, then be sure to check out the four priority items on my Getting Ready For Guests To Do List. Clean up We all like to show our homes off to our guests, so get everyone to pitch in and get your house picked up and clean before the guests arrive.  Removing all the clutter from the main … [Read more...]

Ideal Carb Blocker From


I was given a bottle of Ideal Carb Blocker from to use in facilitating my review.  Affiliate links are used in the following post. Do you find that you eat too many carbs?  Are you worried that your carb intake is affecting your weight loss goals? says that their Ideal Carb Blocker will improve your Carb Metabolism.  IdealShape dares you to test out their Carb Blocker and experience it for yourself.  They say … [Read more...]

Four Reasons Why You Should Exercise

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  School is back in session, so it's time for everyone to get back to their workouts!  No more excuses, you've just got to take the plunge and do it! Need a little persuasion?  Here's four main reasons why people make time for their exercise workouts: Working Out Makes You Feel Good About Yourself Once your exercise workout session is over, you'll be proud of yourself for not giving up and hanging in there until your workout … [Read more...]

You Are Invited: Barnes & Noble Book Signing Woodlands, Texas 9/13

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Do you live in the Woodlands, Texas area?  If so, we'd love to meet you in person on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Woodlands, Texas Barnes & Noble located at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Spring, Texas. My husband, local author, Michael Munsey, will be signing copies of his book:  An Average Joe’s Pursuit To Financial Freedom:  Change Your Perception Of Money Be sure to stop by our table and sign up to win a $15 Barnes & Noble … [Read more...]