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Ready for a Vacation at Sea?

May 21, 2019

Even if you don’t have vacation plans — except maybe the required appearance at an upcoming family reunion — it’s fun to think about a vacation at sea. It turns out that the vast majority of people recently surveyed about vacations who have never been on a cruise — 94 percent — said they’d like […]


Healing Benefits of Aloe Vera

May 15, 2019

One of my favorite container garden plants, aloe vera plant has been utilized for medicinal and beauty purposes for centuries in both juice and gel form.  Earliest evidence of its existence dates back to 2100 BC. The aloe vera plant was used by most of the earliest cultures such as the Greeks for blisters, Romans, […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

Succession Planting and Other Clever Ways to Grow More Vegetables in Less Space

May 13, 2019

If you lack the space for a full-scale garden, you can still grow your own fresh fruits, vegetables and culinary herbs. The only requirement is that you have access to an outdoor space, such as around your home’s foundation, deck, patio, or on a balcony.  Proven techniques like succession planting and container gardening can help […]


Trade Your Spring Mud and Stink for a Blissful Breeze

May 9, 2019

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Gain at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine. April brings showers. Showers bring mud. And mud is something our outdoor enthusiast and adventure travel family attracts in bountiful amounts. Along with mud comes sweat, and combined, this equals quite a stink! It […]


Charm Your Mom this Mother’s Day with DBW Jewelry

May 8, 2019

Buying mom a gift for Mother’s Day can seem like an impossible task. Sometimes it is easiest to start brainstorming ideas with a broad idea of what the mom likes. Once you identify interests, it’s a lot easier to theme a gift around them. Thanks to our partnership with DBW Jewelry, we found a perfect […]


Gluten Free Breakfast Bread Pudding

May 6, 2019

There’s no dessert quite as comforting as bread pudding.  Rich, hearty and full of decadent goodness – it’s truly a treat!  Thanks to my partnership with Little Northern Bakehouse, I’m inspired to turn my favorite dessert passion into a gluten free brunch-worthy dish. Bread Pudding for breakfast?  Yes! Gluten free and plant-based?  Yes!  Even better! […]


How do you decide which Mother’s Day bouquet to gift? 

May 5, 2019

One of the best things about Spring are the flowers the warm winds and rain usher in.  It’s such a joy to step outside and see the world alive with vibrant colors.  It’s truly a joy to bring those Spring beauties inside, too, which is why bouquets are one of my favorite gifts to give […]


UglyDolls: Behind the Story with David Horvath and Kelly Asbury

May 4, 2019

As a mom (and now grandmom,) I’ve always encouraged my family to celebrate their awesomeness.  It’s so important for us as parents, relatives, friends, caretakers, teachers or simply friends of our youth to help them navigate through life and embrace their own uniqueness and that of others. It’s on this note that I’m so excited […]