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Quick Guide for Summer Lawn Care

August 5, 2019

Summer lawn care basically boils down to four tasks: mowing, re-seeding, weeding and watering. Staying on top of these tasks give you a healthier, hydrated, nutrient-rich lawn.  Thanks to my partnership with Husqvarna, I’m inspired to share my quick guide for keeping your lawn healthy this summer. Healthier lawns need less maintenance, freeing up more […]


Why should you buy local and fresh?

August 1, 2019

Fresh produce is grown, sold and exported all around the country.  The number one reason to buy local and fresh produce in your area is, of course, the freshness factor!  The only way to come closer to 100 percent fresh vegetables and fruits is, of course, to grown your own. Why should you buy local […]

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Mosquito Repellents You Can Make At Home for Your Camping Trips

July 30, 2019

How do you avoid using pesticides around campsites to repel mosquitoes?  Make your own mosquito repellents! Homemade recipes can be made from household products and natural oils, and are easy to take along on camping trips. They are safe to use on skin and on most clothing. A few of the mixtures can even be […]


Poolside with Peanut Butter Chex

July 24, 2019

Ready for some summertime poolside recipe fun? This post is sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are that of Rural Mom. When the summer temps soar into the 90’s, you are certain to find us poolside all day long. Splashing around in the water helps keep us cool and it’s a great family […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

Butterfly Gardening With Native Plants

July 23, 2019

Summer is the perfect time to take on a project like butterfly gardening.  The soil is prime and sunny days will encourage quick growth for most native plants. A perfect combination of food and host plants and flowers will attract these beautiful, active visitors into your yard. Here’s how to get started with butterfly gardening: […]


Kid-Friendly Stops Along Historic Route 66

July 20, 2019

Route 66 is a meandering highway connecting small towns across the heart of America.  Since it was decommissioned in the 1980’s, the “Mother Road” is perfectly paced for families to stop, play, and explore. There’s plenty to explore along your trip. This short list of “hidden” attractions that appeal to the younger set is only […]


Summer is Sweeter with Tru Fru Frozen Fresh Blueberries

July 19, 2019

Blueberry season is here and I couldn’t be happier!  Thanks to our partnership with Tru Fru, I’m enjoying blueberries in an exciting new way this summer… read on! Tru Fru Frozen Fresh Blueberries are whole blueberries freshly frozen and immersed in white and dark chocolate.  The result is a refreshing, decadent and delightful burst of […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

How Much Do You Know About Your Soil?

July 19, 2019

All soils are different. Getting to know the characteristics of your particular soil, and working with them, is the key to a great garden. The type of soil you have will influence the types of plants you can grow.  It’s also a determining factor in how successful they are likely to be. Working with your […]