Shop My Christmas Decor Favorites

Shop My Christmas Decor Favorites

Shop My Christmas Decor Favorites Here is a sampling of my favorites that you can purchase! Click below to see them all!      

Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Owners

Gift Ideas for Pets and Pet Owners

Shop My Picks: Gift Ideas for Pet and Pet Owner Gifts

Gift Ideas for Teens and Young Adults

Gift Ideas for Teens and Young Adults

Shop My Picks of Gift Ideas for Teen and Young Adults  

How to Remove Drain Odors from the kitchen and bathroom sink

How to Remove Drain Odors from the kitchen and bathroom sink

      If you’ve followed my blog, you know that we bought a fixer-upper house this year, and it came with a whole set of old-house smells. I have been conquering the smells one-by-one which you can read in my post, How to Remove […]

How to Make Money for Retirement Income

How to Make Money for Retirement Income

  So, I’ll just say it up front: my husband and I have been terrible at saving or investing for retirement. Terrible with a capital T. So my husband is 63 and still working for somebody else selling cars. I’m 10 years younger and I’ve […]

A Week in Antigua Guatemala

A Week in Antigua Guatemala

      When we took our family trip to Guatemala, I made sure that we spent a week in Antigua, Guatemala. I  wrote about it in The Joys of Traveling with Your Adult Kids previously. Antigua is a must see if you visit Guatemala. I […]

Natural Bridge Day Trip

Natural Bridge Day Trip

      Natural Bridge Day Trip   Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Virginia is a great place for a day trip while you’re on Vacation in Virginia. I would list it in one of the top things to see in Virginia. Being less than 2 miles […]

Start a Money Making Blog FREE 5 Day Email Crash Course

Start a Money Making Blog FREE 5 Day Email Crash Course

  The October 30 Day Blogging Fast Track Course is now closed for enrollment. Sign up for the Free 5 Day Email Course so that you’ll be ready for November’s course. For $50 Off, use coupon code 50october if you pay all at once or […]

How to Remove Odors and Clean the Air in your House Naturally and Permanently

How to Remove Odors and Clean the Air in your House Naturally and Permanently

    Updated with my newest discovery! S.O.S. (Smoke, Odor, Stain Eliminator)   We recently purchased a fixer-upper and unfortunately for me, we had to move in before we could do all of the fixing. This is a great house with good bones, but because […]

Cobalt Blue and White Kitchen Inspiration

Cobalt Blue and White Kitchen Inspiration

      My love affair with cobalt blue dishes started when I visited antique shops with my mother many years ago. I remember her bringing home this adorable cobalt blue eye wash cup which I loved to use! …until I broke it. (tears) And […]

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

5 Books That Could Save Your Life

    Why These Books?   So, I’m not a big doomsday prepping-for-the-zombie-apocalypse kind of person, but I don’t have my head buried in the sand either. I don’t think we need to live in fear of what could happen–even though it really could! I mean, […]

Everything You Need to Furnish Your First Home–and How to Get It on a Budget

Everything You Need to Furnish Your First Home–and How to Get It on a Budget

  ****Be sure to read to the end for your free printable shopping list!****   Getting Your Own Place My eldest daughter and her husband of one year just moved into their first home together. They knew they would be “nomading it” for their first […]

The Joys of Traveling with Your Adult Kids

The Joys of Traveling with Your Adult Kids

    It can be difficult keeping up with our teenagers, but once your kids leave home and begin college or work, it can be even more difficult to spend quality time with them. You know– a time where you can talk or enjoy fun […]

Blogging can be More Than a Hobby–30-Day Blogging Fast Track Course

Blogging can be More Than a Hobby–30-Day Blogging Fast Track Course

Have you wanted to learn how to make money blogging?    I have!   So I am in the middle of the 30 Day Blogging Fast Track Course by Pete and Heather Delaney Reese from It’s a Lovely Life lifestyle and travel blog, and I […]

Find Your “WHY” – An Easy Way to Find Your Motivation to Reach Your Goals

Find Your “WHY” – An Easy Way to Find Your Motivation to Reach Your Goals

Finding My Why   Years ago I struggled a lot with being messy. I still procrastinate a lot on doing chores like washing dishes and cleaning out the garage, but I’m so much better than I used to be. Something that helped me was a […]

5 Reasons to Camp as a Family– even for non-campers

5 Reasons to Camp as a Family– even for non-campers

  Camping with the Family My husband is a city boy and vacations to him used to only be going to hotels, theme parks, and restaurants. My family loves ALL of those things. L.O.V.E.S. Yet, there’s something about getting away and roughing it for a […]

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

The Best FREE Herbal Education Online by Top Herbalists

      I have been drawn to herbs for many years. Way back  20+ years ago when I was newly married and we had little babies, we lived in an 800 square foot townhouse. I had only a few square feet to plant anything […]

10 Sources of Inspiration for Creative Ideas- Real Artists Don’t Starve – And Free Video Course

10 Sources of Inspiration for Creative Ideas- Real Artists Don’t Starve – And Free Video Course

    Real Artists Don’t Starve Assignment I was given a homework assignment for a mini-course I’m taking with Jeff Goins to go with his new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve. (Don’t worry, at the end of this post I’ll give you the link to […]

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

How to Identify and Cook Chicken of the Wood (Sulfur Shelf) Mushrooms

      Foraging for Chicken of the Woods Last year when we lived in the middle of the Jefferson National Forrest, I started exploring the woods around our house.  I was looking for plants to see if I could find which wild edibles or […]

St. John’s Wort Oil

St. John’s Wort Oil

    The search for St. John’s Wort   I’ve been wanting to make St. John’s Wort oil for some time but I’ve had trouble finding St. John’s Wort or growing it. This year I’ve been trying to get several herbs to grow from seed. I […]