Countdown to Christmas with These Fun Ideas!

Countdown to Christmas

Can you believe that Halloween is next week and then November is here? I’m kicking myself every day as I realize how fast 2014 has already flown by. To start off the festivities and get everyone in the family excited for Christmas, I’m share a fun “Countdown to Christmas” with a week-by-week inspiration of a simple DIY, recipe, or activity … Continue reading

Five Uses for Mayonnaise

Five uses for Mayo

When I was growing up, I would turn my nose up at anything that had mayonnaise on it. For some reason it just grossed me out. I married a mayo addict, so over the last 18 years that opinion has changed completely.  I find myself eating and using mayo all the time. Just the other day, my daughter requested a … Continue reading

Home Depot Holiday Workshop #DIYworkshop

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I have a confession to make. I am one of those people who try to pull of all the Christmas decorations right after Halloween. My husband hates it and says I can’t get anything out until after Thanksgiving, but I seem to be able to pull a few things out earlier and earlier each year! I am a firm believer … Continue reading

10 Simple Ways to Protect your Home

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Last year, my husband was assigned to do his PA clinical rotations out of state. This meant packing up and leaving our home for a 3 month period of time. Although we live in a relatively safe neighborhood, while we were away, I had A LOT of anxiety concerning the safety of our home and belongings. However, after doing a … Continue reading

Homemade Air Freshener

Homemade Air Freshener

Did you know that you can create a homemade air freshener? It’s really easy – just a few quick steps and a few inexpensive supplies! This fun and easy DIY recipe would be perfect as a homemade gift for new moms, house warming, teacher gifts, or as a nice thank you gift for a friend! Let me show you how easy … Continue reading

Raising Good Citizens

Raising Good Citizens

When I was a little girl, my elementary school gave out awards for students that went out of their way to be good citizens. Good citizens knew the difference between right and wrong, helped others and were always kind to those around them. I have several of these awards in my scrapbook. When I became a parent, it was even … Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Laundry Easier #ad

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox. All opinions are 100% mine. Laundry…the dreaded chore that NEVER ends. I don’t know about you, but some days I’d rather scrub toilets than do my laundry. Sometimes I procrastinate until the dirty clothes pile up so high that I don’t even know where to begin. Don’t get … Continue reading

Staying Healthy in the Fall

Staying Healthy in the Fall

Fall is a wonderful time in Arizona. Although we don’t get the changing leaves (except in Northern AZ) we do get a reprieve of the Hades like temperatures that make Arizona so…pleasant? We finally start spending a bit more time outdoors. Pumpkin patches are visited and families plan Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving gatherings. Unfortunately, with all the fun that fall … Continue reading