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...]

Master Suite Make-over

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By Julie C. My home is my favorite hobby - or if I’m honest, maybe even obsession. In May 2009 my brand-new husband and I moved into our forever home a month after getting married. He thought the house was nearly perfect ‘as-is’. Silly man. Ask any HGTV-watching, blog-reading woman if their house is perfect “as-is” and they would all agree with me – our spaces are never, ever … [Read more...]

Tips For Creating A Backyard Oasis

Middle-Aged House Love

By Julie C. Four years ago my new husband and I moved into our ‘forever’ house. To this day we still can’t believe we live here, nor can HE believe that we’re still working on projects. He should know by now that we’ll never be done – it’s not just home improvement to me, it’s an obsession. Call us “Middle-Aged House Love” Most of our projects thus far have been inside, … [Read more...]

Everyone Needs A Cotton Candy Machine!

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By Lily I believe every home should have a cotton candy maker. Yes indeed, a chicken in every pot and also cotton candy on a stick. My 10 year old daughter received hers as the one present she could open on Christmas Eve. This is not the first cotton candy maker for our family. Before shopping on the internet was invented, I spotted one in a mail-order catalogue. Ah, the … [Read more...]