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50 by 50 – Seven New Books on My Shelf

July 18, 2018

Happy to report, I’ve exceeded my first 50 by 50 goal of reading a dozen new books by the time I turn 50! I honestly didn’t think I’d make it this far, this quickly, but it’s amazing what you can accomplish when you make room in your life for it. I still have 10 months […]

Simple Jar Craft Using 3 Items

Simple Jar Craft Using 3 Items

July 17, 2018

Simple Jar Craft Using 3 Items This simple jar craft using 3 items is a craft that will keep the kids busy when they say they are bored and are also useful for storage containers in their room and to hold trinkets, pens and pencils. Any size jar made out of glass, plastic or cardboard […]


Celebrating BreyerFest at the Kentucky Horse Park

July 15, 2018

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is truly one of Kentucky’s wonderful treasures.  Recently, thanks to our partnership with BreyerFest, we found a new reason to love this beautiful location even more! BreyerFest is wonderful three day festival that combines the excitement of a horse fair with Breyer® model horse activities.  Breyer has been making […]


Tips for Throwing a Great Dinner Party

July 14, 2018

Entertaining guests is a great pastime or many people who enjoy the company of other and opening up their home to friends and family. If you’ve hosted a dinner party in the past, you know how much work and planning goes into putting on the event. From choosing the meal to after-dinner games that won’t […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

This Summer, Get Started with Greenhouse Gardening

July 13, 2018

Starting a greenhouse has been on my gardening bucket list for several years now and thanks to my partnership with Abba Patio, I’m ready to dig into greenhouse gardening quicker than I ever thought possible! Two things to ask yourself before starting your greenhouse gardening adventures are: how much will you grow? where will you […]


Sometimes You Need a Hitch in Your Summer Plans

July 11, 2018

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of B&W Trailer Hitches; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Lake living is something we crave year ‘round. It’s such a joy when summer rolls around and we get to dust off our boat shoes and hit the water! But even the best […]

bug magnet craft

Bug Magnet Craft: Dragonflies, Bumblebees & Butterflies

July 10, 2018

My bug magnet craft hatched one summer day in my kitchen when the grandchildren were spending a week with me. Together with magnifying glasses and sketch books we journeyed off into the back yard in the hope that some bugs would be willing to let us watch and learn about them. Those kids enjoyed learning […]


Five Easy Ways to Start Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

July 9, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Danone. The opinions and text are all mine. Rural Mom is all about farm fresh goodness and a huge part of the farming lifestyle is incorporating fresh vegetables, herbs, grains, nuts and fruits into our diets.  Though I’m not completely on a plant-based diet, […]