7 Ways to Decorate Your Porch for the Holidays

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Are you looking for ways to perk up your porch for the holiday season? Then give these 7 ways to decorate your porch for the holidays a try. You can make your porch look festive and inviting on a budget, even if you aren’t the most crafty or decorative person. Here is how you can get started! 1. Utilize a sled. Take an old sled (found at thrift and antique shops) or even … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

7 Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

This winter don't let your heating bill be a fear factor. Use these 7 Ways To Save On Your Heating Bill to help cut back on winter expenses. Not only will you still be warm, you'll find your budget is a lot easier to handle in the colder months. Use Wood Heat: If your home already has a fireplace, take advantage of the lower cost of wood heat. Cut your own firewood or trade … [Read more...]

Shark Rocket Ultra-Lightweight Vacuum Review

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Disclosure: I received this product for free to review. The opinions in this review are honest and my own. Content! Satisfied! Thrilled! Ecstatic! Am I being over-dramatic? I don't think so. As my husband can attest to, I am always looking for a great vacuum that will meet my needs and the needs of my household. After using the Shark Rocket Ultra-Lightweight Vacuum, I am … [Read more...]

Modernize Your Home With Solar Energy

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This article is sponsored by Sungevity. We have lived in our home for over 26 years and we have done a lot of remodeling and upgrading over those 26 plus years. In fact, the interior of our home looks nothing like it did when we purchased it in 1988. We have thought about moving when my husband retires but have decided that we will most likely stay put. Because of that … [Read more...]

Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. It is the beginning of October and Fall is definitely in full swing.  Fall is all about food and celebrating all that we are grateful for. From the middle of September with the just picked, tree-ripened apples through the end of December … [Read more...]

15 Halloween/Fall Wreath Tutorials


Fall is such a great time of year! There are so many things to love...the changing leaves, the cool weather, Halloween, and most of all the wonderful fall decor. I absolutely love decorating my home for fall. Even more than for the Christmas holidays. One of the first things I think of when it comes to decorating for this lovely season is hanging our wreath. Did you know … [Read more...]

So God Made A Mother

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  Dedicated to our Mothers and their Mothers before them.      Full Text Version And on the 6th day, God looked down on Adam in his planned paradise and said, "I need a nurturer." So God made a mother. God said, “I need someone who feels deeply and loves fiercely, whose tears flow just as abundantly as their laughter, whose heart is as … [Read more...]

Ways that Housekeeping Can Be a Form of Meditation


By Ashley Hardway For many of us, it can be quite strenuous to care for a child while trying to keep the career in check without someone to lean on. The days can seem to last forever as one problem after another comes across your path. While some have other ideas of relieving the levels of stress throughout any given day, housekeeping can be greatly rewarding as a form of … [Read more...]

Cottonelle More is Better This Holiday Season ~ Plus Giveaway!


This is a sponsored post written by Jennie on behalf of Cottonelle. By Jennie When we were asked by Cottonelle to answer the question "what would you like 25% more of this holiday season?", so many answers came to mind that I felt overwhelmed. Time. Money. Sleep. Eggnog. Fruitcake (shut up, fruitcake is delicious). Motivation. Kittens. (Hey, I love kittens!) Wait, did I … [Read more...]

Deck the Halls with Style!

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By Julie Choquette As a child of the 60’s growing up in the Midwest, I remember taking my pillow and lying underneath our lit Christmas tree to read my book. The smell of balsam, the reflection of the colored Christmas lights on our Shiny Brite ornaments, and the silvery tones of Andy Williams on the record player are some of the dearest memories of my childhood. My passion … [Read more...]