• Tips

    12 Secrets to Save Money when Holiday Shopping Online

    It’s that time of year! I love the Christmas lights, holiday movies, homemade treats, and even the music. One thing I do not love is holiday shopping at the mall. It is chaos. You will not find me out at 3 am wrestling other customers for a TV or toaster. My ideal shopping situation is sitting in my PJ’s drinking a mug of tea and buying gifts online as the snow falls. I avoid all of the stress of shopping and still get what I want and save money while doing so. By this point shopping online is my thing, I try to save money however I can when online…

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    Happy Earth Day!

    Every spring I am in awe of what mother nature grows, the flowers and greenery are beautiful and amazing. It’s appropriate that Earth Day is the day that my flowers are starting to bloom. 🙂 On Earth Day, I encourage you to do one thing today that makes the Earth a better place for us and future generations. What will you do?

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    17 St. Partrick’s Day Links

    St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! I put together a list of 17 recipes, crafts, projects, and treats to help you get into the spirit! Good Eats Spinach Avocado Pasta – Lindsay Ann Loft Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – The Kind Life Kale Chips  – Lindsay Ann Loft Irish Soda Bread – Gimme Some Oven Shamrock Green Peppers – Martha Stewart Treats Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark – Your Homebased Mom Homemade Shamrock Shake – Wishes and Dishes Shamrock Pretzel Snacks – Sun Scholars St. Patty’s Day chocolate dipped oreos – Lolly Jane Leprechaun Hat S’mores – Half Baked – The Cake Blogspan Arts &…

  • Tips

    How to Make an Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

    Sugar scrubs can be expensive at the little shops even though they really aren’t all that difficult to make. This is a really quick DIY gift for friends and family. Who doesn’t love soft smooth skin? Ingredients: 3 Cups sugar 2 Cups olive oil Essential oil – whatever you enjoy Method: Combine olive oil and sugar in a bowl, stir until evenly distributed. Add essential oils. I ended up using 10 drops of orange and 10 drops of lavender in mine. I think it depends on the strength, so add a few, stir, and sniff. Place sugar scrubs in pretty mason jars or glass containers. I used a bit of…

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    13 Healthy Living Links for the New Year

    After the holidays are over and the new year has begun, we find ourselves making resolutions to improve our health and improve our eating habits. Are you in this group of people? I’ve collected 13 links for healthy living in 2013. Some of these are from my site and some are from other locations, I hope you find them helpful. How to Take Your Measurements – Measure your body and track your weight loss progress, it’s not all about the number on the scale. 5 Fitness Apps to Try – Download these free apps to help improve your fitness goals. Kathy’s Story – It’s always great to read success stories.…

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