Homemade Vanilla Lavender Soothing Bath Salt

The benefits of taking a bath spiked with salts are seemingly endless. Beauty gurus will swear by the power of Epsom salt. The magnesium and sulfate are credited with helping to withdraw toxins, reduce water retention and help with bloating. Easing muscle pain, removing odors and softening skin are all associated benefit of a long… [Continue Reading]

Homemade Vanilla Lavender Soothing Bath Salt

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Anyone up for some yummy home baked bread? How about some delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread? Pumpkin Bread is delicious on it’s on, but add in some chocolate chips and you have a serious mouth watering delight! A big chunk of this bread, along with a cup of hot coffee or tall cold glass of… [Continue Reading]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

It’s almost summertime! This brings lots of fun activities, such as swimming, barbecues, and baseball games. Inside your home, it also brings the need for cool air. Thankfully, there are ways you can stay comfy inside without by breaking the bank with your energy bill! Frugal living and saving on the energy bill doesn’t have… [Continue Reading]

6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

Three Season Vegetable Garden Plan

Creating a three season vegetable garden certainly takes a little planning, preparation and rearranging, but it is entirely possible to have vegetables growing in every inch of your garden bed for three whole seasons. Early spring and early fall are great times to rotate in cold weather vegetables that will produce a harvest quickly. As… [Continue Reading]

Three Season Vegetable Garden Plan

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I love Peanut Butter cookies and what goes better with peanut butter than chocolate? This super easy recipe uses only 4 ingredients and is simply delicious! Plus, it’s gluten free! I like cookies with my morning coffee. It may not be the healthiest breakfast, but cookies sure are good with coffee! These are especially delicious… [Continue Reading]

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Growing a Mexican Cuisine Garden

Traditional Mexican cuisine relies heavily on the use of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to spice almost all of the dishes that are created. If you are a fan of Mexican food and want to be able to prepare a variety of dishes with food that you are able to grow in your own garden,… [Continue Reading]

Growing a Mexican Cuisine Garden

Best Vegetables to Grow for Canning

Being able to grow your own vegetables which you can then can and store in the pantry for the winter is one of the most rewarding parts of gardening. Growing vegetables is the best way to enjoy fresh produce whenever you want, picking it right out of the garden and serving it up on the… [Continue Reading]

Best Vegetables to Grow for Canning

Broccoli and Grape Salad with Sunflower Seeds Recipe

When I first heard of Broccoli and Grape Salad I had my doubts. To be honest, I thought it sounded a bit strange. I love broccoli and I love grapes. I also love just about any kind of salad. So, I thought why not give it a try! Wow! I’m so glad I did! This… [Continue Reading]

Broccoli and Grape Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Easy and Delicious Cronut Recipe

The other day we shared an easy recipe for making donut holes. Well, today we have an easy Cronut Recipe for you. These easy Cronuts are simply delicious with your morning coffee or a tall glass of cold milk. You may find yourself going for seconds! Just look at this picture! Is your mouth watering… [Continue Reading]

Easy Cronut Recipe

How to Pick Healthy Plants at the Nursery

Spring is in the air and flowers and plants are getting stocked up at the local nursery. It is planting season my friends! Gardeners around the world wait impatiently for the last frost date to pass so they can get their flower and vegetable gardens planted. A few have started their seeds inside and are… [Continue Reading]

How to Pick Healthy Plants at the Nursery

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Quick & Easy Sauteed Shrimp

If you need a quick and easy way of cooking shrimp, this Sauteed Shrimp recipe is a sure bet! It’s an easy recipe that is super fast. If you are a steak and baked potato lover, Sauteed Shrimp is great served right along with it. It’s also an easy recipe for a party appetizer. Cook (Continue Reading…);

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We are all trying to eat healthier these days and that includes eating organics when we can. But, as we all know, organic foods are more expensive. Until now! Wild Oats Organic Foods is helping us make it more affordable! They are launching a new budget-friendly line of organic foods! That sounds awesome to me! Be (Continue Reading…);

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Sponsored by Master Lock and hosted by Mom Does Reviews Where do you keep all of your important family papers? Do you have a special place? This Master Lock Document Storage Box is perfect for documents storage! It can hold all your birth certificates, marriage license, life insurance papers, tax returns, etc. It will keep (Continue Reading…);

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I don’t use a scale in the kitchen that often, but when a recipe calls for a few ounces of this or that, well I usually have to eyeball it. But there are other reasons you may need a kitchen scale. When dieting, a scale can be very important to get the right amount. I (Continue Reading…);

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6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

It’s almost summertime! This brings lots of fun activities, such as swimming, barbecues, and baseball games. Inside your home, it also brings the need for cool air. Thankfully, there are ways you can stay comfy inside without by breaking the bank with your energy bill! Frugal living and saving on the energy bill doesn’t have (Continue Reading…);

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Sponsored by: Hapari Swimwear Hosted by: Powered by Mom Blog, Koupon Krazed and a few awesome blogger friends. Be sure and read Powered by Mom’s review of this awesome swimwear HERE It’s almost that time of year again. What time you ask? Well, the time of finding a swimsuit. Some may love it, but for (Continue Reading…);

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Sponsored by Nix-digital Hosted by Mom Does Reviews, Koupon Krazed and a few blogger friends Mother’s Day is just around the corner and digital photo frames are all the thing these days! The Nixplay Cloud Digital Photo Frame would make an awesome gift idea for Mom! What better way for Mom to have all her (Continue Reading…);

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Mother’s Day is getting closer! What better way for mom to enjoy her day than with a collection of pampering products? Every mom deserves to be pampered don’t you agree? Total Beauty Shops is showing their love for moms with a luxurious collection that’s perfect for her special day of pampering! Introducing THE MOTHER’S DAY (Continue Reading…);

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Sponsored by: California Delicious Hosted by: Powered by Mom Blog, Koupon Krazed and a fabulous group of bloggers! Be sure and read Powered by Mom’s full review HERE Have you saw these amazing baskets from California Delicious? They are awesome! They make wonderful gifts for all the holidays for anyone on your list! They offer (Continue Reading…);

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Gardening is a Great Money Saver

Gardening is a great Money Saver

Gardening is a great Money Saver each year for us! Each spring we plant a garden in order to get some fresh vegetables at a fraction of the cost as well as to preserve them for other seasons.  The (Continue Reading...);

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Installing a new lawn is a very costly and time consuming project, and in some instances the first attempt does not work the best and needs to be additionally seeded. There are economical options if (Continue Reading...);

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It’s amazing how much children can learn if given the proper guidance. You want your children to eat foods that are healthy for them, but they may balk at trying vegetables and fruits because they’re (Continue Reading...);

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6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

6 Ways to Lower your Energy Costs This Summer

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Chemical free cleaning products that will get the job done!

For anyone with allergies, anyone looking to escape the chemicals in our cleaning products, or maybe you are just trying to be earth friendly - there is an alternative! The solution is chemical free (Continue Reading...);

Restoring Wood Cutting Boards

Restoring Wood Cutting Boards

Now that things have settled down from the holidays, we all have a little more time to get caught up on things that often get pushed off. Our cutting boards really got a work out over the holiday. (Continue Reading...);

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Quick & Easy Sauteed Shrimp

If you need a quick and easy way of cooking shrimp, this Sauteed Shrimp recipe is a sure bet! It's an easy recipe that is super fast. If you are a steak and baked potato lover, Sauteed Shrimp is great (Continue Reading...);

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A slow cooker can be a great asset during the busy holiday season. You can make no-fuss meals that are easily transported to parties or potlucks, and you can have a dish ready ahead of time (or (Continue Reading...);

Easy Tamale Pie with Beef & Black Beans

Easy Tamale Pie with Beef & Black Beans

This delicious and hearty all-in-on dinner is very quick to make. With the addition of the black beans and veggies, this Tamale Pie is also quite healthy! Easy Tamale Pie with Beef & Black (Continue Reading...);

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Freezing Vegetables and Fruits

Summer time brings on lots of great produce but if you are anything like me I never get it all used up.  So instead of throwing it out I have learned to freeze it so I have more to use in the other (Continue Reading...);

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Save your Pumpkins by Canning Them! Fall is in full swing, Halloween is now over and now you still have pumpkins.  If you are anything like me you want to be as frugal as possible so you save the (Continue Reading...);

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Dehydrating jalapeno peppers is a great way to preserve them for later use in soups, chilies, beans, or anything you cook. It seems we use them in just about everything. Dehydrating basically takes (Continue Reading...);

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