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Don’t Let a Rural Heat Wave Melt You Down

September 18, 2018

While rural areas are generally not as hot as urban areas, you will still experience scorching temperatures during the summer months. Extreme heat can be hard on your body and mood, undermining your ability to enjoy your summer activities. Although you can use your air-conditioner to create a comfortable environment at home, it can cause […]


50 by 50 – RADIANT: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal

September 17, 2018

As it’s predominantly a photo journal, I’m not sure if RADIANT: Farm Animals Up Close and Personal technically qualifies as one of my 50 books by 50, but it’s certainly a wonderful compilation.  I  recommend a copy for every bookshelf! Traer Scott’s RADIANT lists as a whimsical, soulful, and personal photo collection focused on the […]


Crazy-Good Deals at GameStop PRO DAYS Sale Sept. 15!

September 14, 2018

Are you a GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro or Elite Pro member?  If so you are WAY in luck this weekend! Thanks to my partnership with GameStop, I have the full scoop on the one day only, GameStop PRO DAYS sale on September 15th… and it’s ridiculously-awesome. Don’t miss the unbeatable deals during PRO DAY at GameStop!  Now […]

Here is a fun craft to get your middle schooler being creative and having fun.

Egg Carton Craft: Parachutist Paco Teaching Problem Solving Skills

September 12, 2018

Egg Carton Craft: Parachutist Paco This egg carton craft is a creative project that my son is the inventor of when he was a middle schooler. This craft is fondly known as Paco the Parachutist in our family. I remember a lot of time and effort on his part creating and perfecting this parachutist. Proud […]


What if your whole life was based on LIES? (Giveaway!)

September 11, 2018

St. Martin’s Press is partnering with me for a giveaway featuring the new novel, LIES (in stores Sept. 11,)… read on for the full scoop! Can you imagine finding out that everything you thought you knew and trusted was a complete fabrication?   And then suddenly finding out you are the center of a murder investigation.  […]


Quick and Easy Cucumber Bites with Salmon Mousse

September 10, 2018

During the holidays, or for any impromptu gathering, I don’t like to waste a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s much more fun to spend time with all your guests and enjoy the party. That’s why I love whipping up quick and easy appetizers like Cucumber Bites with Salmon Mousse. This super simple recipe […]

Home and Hearth SUSTAIN

Don’t Let Mold Beat You

September 8, 2018

Mold is a common problem in rural homes. Besides ruining the aesthetics of your home, it can also lead to damage and a variety of health problems. It is important to locate and remove mold as early as possible because it can spread quickly. Mold can occur in almost any area that has moisture and […]

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PEPPERMINT Giveaway (including a Poster signed by Jennifer Garner!)

September 7, 2018

As moms, we know we’d do anything, within our power, when it comes to defending our children.  But how far would you go? That’s a question Jennifer Garner (Riley North) must answer in PEPPERMINT.  In partnership with STXfilms, we’re celebrating this exciting film with an awesome giveaway… read on! PEPPERMINT (in theaters Sept. 7)  is […]