Christmas Pillow Slipcover

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My daughter is one smart cookie.  She knew that she could rope me in when she asked me to help her decorate her dorm room and (I quote), “You could put it on your blog.” (said with big innocent eyes).  Of course, between the big eyes and the blog angle, I was all in on the idea.  […]

Winter Lawn Care Tips from TruGreen

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Cold weather is here and winter is right around the corner.  This is the perfect time to winterize your lawn with these 5 winter lawn care tips from my experience with  20+homes and […]

Pre-Black Friday Sale at Craftsy

      This week, Craftsy is hosting an amazing sale! Here are the details: Craftsy is having a Pre-Black Friday Sale! You can uncover the Pre-Black Friday Sale: Enjoy Big Savings on Yarn, Fabric & Kits! Wednesday, 11/26 thru Thursday, 11/27 at 11:59PM MT Pre-Black Friday Sale: Enjoy Big Savings on Yarn, Fabric & […]

Recycled Laundry Scoop

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Each time I share my obsession with repurposing my trash into crafts, I become just a bit less embarrassed about it (and it now embarrasses me that I’m not embarrassed any more).  I’ve been hoarding laundry scoops for years.  I’d build up a big stack while trying to figure out what in the world to do […]

14 Homemade Wine Bottle Gift Bags

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(Cue holiday music.) It’s holiday gift time.  I’m embarrassingly behind in my gift purchasing and wrapping this year.  Fortunately, a nice bottle of wine is a great gift for many folks on my list.  To make that gift a bit more special, I like to wrap it in a fun homemade wine bottle gift bag. You […]

Holiday Party Recipes – Warm Seasoned Pecans

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This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser, #SeasonedGreetings. All opinions are mine alone. It’s the time of year to start planning what I’ll make for neighbor gifts.  This year I’m moving away from sweet baked gifts to savory homemade gifts. Warm seasoned pecans are one of my  favorite holiday party recipes and it is a […]

Easy Candy Wreath

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My “baby” at college gave me a challenge a couple of weeks ago.  She told me that her college dorm has an unofficial decorating competition going on.  She appealed to both my mom and blogger sides (smart girl!) and asked if I could help her decorate her room for Christmas.  I thought about it for about 1 […]

Chili Mixed Nuts Recipe

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This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser #GoNutsForNuts. All opinion are mine alone.  It’s that gift giving time of year already.  Whether it’s a hostess gift, a gift for coworkers and neighbors or treat for yourself, I try to have treats ready to give to friends this time of year.  The […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #76

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Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving next Thursday and I’ll see back here for the next link party in December. Please drop by and enter the giveaway for my new favorite cookbook, It’s All Greek to Me by Debbie Matenopoulos. As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at […]

Tips to Prepare for Holiday Guests

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I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger with the opportunity to evaluate 3M products.  All opinions are always my own and additional products used in this post were selected by me.  #HealthierHome I don’t know about you, but I’m excited that I’ve got holiday guests coming to stay with us in just a couple of weeks.  I […]

Organize a Holiday Meal Planner

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I’m posting over at Ask Anna today and sharing my trick to organize holiday meal ingredients.  I thought I’d share the second part of my tips to organize a holiday meal here with you and it revolves around my holiday meal planner. I like to purchase my holiday meal ingredients early so there’s no stress running […]

Spanakopita Spinach Feta Pie – It’s All Greek To Me

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  I’m excited to be part of the #FallforGreek book tour this month.  I had the opportunity to review the new cookbook by Debbie Matenopoulos, It’s All Greek To Me and, boy, am I glad I did.  Not only does Debbie share amazing Greek recipes, she also shares insight into Greece and Greek culture, as well […]

Donate a Floor Cleaning Kit for the Holidays

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleanForTheHolidays #CollectiveBias Have you ever had a situation where something you already know is really driven home in a fresh way? Reinforced stronger than it was before?  That happened for me last weekend as my family volunteered with a […]

Easy Candy Acorns

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love it because it’s low stress and focused on family and food.  The dilemma I find is that because it’s sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, I often don’t find the time do many crafts or projects for Thanksgiving.  This year I’ve come up with these super easy candy acorns.  They’re […]

Tips to Protect Your Baby from RSV

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune.  I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.  All opinions are my own. November 17th is World Prematurity Day.  As a parent educator and mother of 3, sharing information that can help other parents has always been important to […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #75

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Thanksgiving Blocks from Repurposed Game Blocks

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I have a confession.  I’m terrified of using a saw of any type.  I don’t want to take the time to psychoanalyze why, but let’s just say it limits some of the projects I’d like to do.  I’ve seen those lovely holiday blocks that people make and have wanted to make some of my own […]

DIY Advent Calendar from Recycled Yogurt Cups

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My mom always made Advent special when I was growing up.  We had an Advent Calendar that she made and she found special little gifts or wrote sweet little notes for my brother and I to open each day.  It’s was such a wonderful way to anticipate Christmas coming each year.  I’ve passed this tradition […]

Magazine Flower Bows

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It’s almost gift wrapping season.  My mom and mother-in-law both wrap beautiful gifts, but unfortunately I didn’t get the gift wrapping gene.  I’ve learned some tricks to compensate for my lack of gift wrapping skills.  One of my favorite new gift wrapping tricks is to use magazine flower bows. This is a great project to […]

Teaching Responsible Cell Phone Use

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. #VirginMobileMom As a parent educator and the mother of 3 children, I’ve been very cautious in my children’s cell phone use.  It’s important for parents to be […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #74

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

What to Donate to a Food Pantry

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It’s the time of year that schools, churches and Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts conduct food drives for local food pantries.  I’ve always supported my local food pantry in all the different places we’ve lived and it’s a cause dear to my heart.   Having worked at a charitable food pantry for 3 years, I’ve learned some […]

Give Extra Special Care Packages for Soldiers

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This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias , Inc. and its advertiser #ExtraGumMoments.  All opinions are mine alone. My family has a tradition of making care packages on Thanksgiving day.  This year we’re going to make and give extra special care packages for soldiers.  These are easy to make and a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving and […]

Make a “Me Time” Bag To Go

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media®, PEOPLE®  and PEOPLE StyleWatch®, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #MeTimeMags http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH I’m a busy mama, wife, woman, person and I know I’m not alone.  I was just talking with a friend today about how we don’t take time […]