Easy Ways to Improve Your Morning

Easy Ways to Improve Your Morning Whether you wake up early for work or to make sure your kids get to school on time, mornings can be a drag. Even if you got enough sleep the night before, you still might resent the feeling of waking up to the screeching of an alarm clock. You might even consider yourself a morning person but still struggle with bad mornings every once in a while. Here are some easy ways to improve your morning so your day gets … [Read more...]

Buying vs. Building a Home: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Buying vs. Building a Home: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each It’s one of the oldest questions around when it comes to real estate: Should you buy or build a home? The answer isn’t always cut and dry. There are definite advantages and disadvantages to both approaches. Here are a few things worth keeping in mind if you’re deciding whether to buy or build your next home. What’s Your Timeline? Time is a huge factor in determining if you … [Read more...]

Five Effective Ways to Sneak in a Workout

Five Effective Ways to Sneak in a Workout As a parent, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. Often, we know what we have to do to get healthy but don’t know how to allocate the time into our busy schedules. Fortunately, it is simpler than you might think. Here are five effective ways to sneak in a workout, while working toward building a consistent exercise routine. Use the Dose Effect to Your Advantage You may have heard … [Read more...]

Seven of the Best Toys for Getting Kids Playing Outdoors

Seven of the Best Toys for Getting Kids Playing Outdoors With so many screens vying for kids’ attention, it’s no surprise that outdoor activity is on the decline among children. It’s reached the point that kids spend less time outdoors than prisoners. A survey from Unilever asked 12,000 parents about their children’s outdoor play. The survey revealed that children only spend about an hour a day outside. The health concerns over children’s … [Read more...]

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love Elf on the Shelf has become on the biggest internet sensations this century. Parents near and far have brought these magical creatures into their home to wreck havoc during the night and bring order during the day. I’m assuming you’ve jumped on the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon, but has your idea pool run dry? Have no fear! We’ve searched the web to find 25 Elf on the Shelf ideas that your … [Read more...]

Holiday Gifts | Cariloha Bamboo Sheets | #GIVEAWAY | ends 12/22

Sample received. All opinions are my own. Your bedroom should be a place of comfort and relaxation. Many things go into creating that peaceful sanctuary and one of those important details, in my opinion, are great sheets! I'm always on the look out for amazing sheets. I mean, let's face it, if your bed feels cozy when you get into it you now a good night's sleep is a few eye winks away. But I will admit, I'm kind of a sheet snob. Much like … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Fall is finally here... which means that I inevitably start craving everything pumpkin!  This quick and easy recipe can be tossed in the slow cooker and used on your morning toast, bisquits and everywhere you want to add a touch of pumpkin yumminess. You will need: 30 oz Pumpkin Puree ⅔ cup Apple Juice 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 tbsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Nutmeg 1 tsp Ginger ½ tsp Cloves ¼ tsp … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to Play Games on the Weekend

Top 5 Reasons to Play Games on the Weekend Weekends are a time for everyone to relax and unwind from a stressful and busy week. What better way to unwind than playing a few online games? From my experience, they can help you destress from situations that may have happened at work or scary events occurring in the news... helping you to relax. The weekend is the best time for playing games because you aren’t thinking about all the work you have to … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Lookalike Cupcakes

Pumpkin Lookalike Cupcakes This post brought to you by Samsung Home. All opinions are my own. Once upon a time my extended family used to call me “Susie Homemaker”. As a stay at home mom to only one child (and the fact that I was a young pup at only 21) I had boundless ideas and energy. I would sew costumes for my daughter, crochet baskets out of fabric scrap, and the oven always seem to be on. In fact, my husband’s work would call me at least … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe

  Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe Fall is full of opportunities for social gatherings. From Fall celebrations and Halloween parties to Thanksgiving gatherings... anything pumpkin (shaped) is a winner. This particular recipe has a fun appeal with a grown up taste. Sometimes you just don't want another sweet goodie... crackers and cheese are always a great adult combo winner! INGREDIENTS 8 oz softened Cream Cheese 2 cup Shredded Cheddar … [Read more...]