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Make Your Home Shine with Outdoor Lighting

November 22, 2019

One of the perks of owning your own home is the ability to put your personal stamp on it.  It’s a joy to express yourself with stylistic choices when updating your home. An area easy to overlook, though, is your exterior lighting. When you add lights to the outside of your home and yard you […]


Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms | 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

November 22, 2019

At Rural Mom, we understand just how hard all the moms out there work 24/7 raising families, working in or away from home, and rarely taking much needed “me time.” To celebrate Rural Moms everywhere, we create a very special Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms holiday guide chock full of gifts that […]


Hallmark Channel’s Premiere of “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays” on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 8pm/7c! #CountdowntoChristmas

November 20, 2019

As I’ve lived in a different state from my family for several decades now, coming home for the holidays is an event I look forward all year long!  Thanks to our partnership with Hallmark Channel, we are celebrating the premiere of “Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays.” Read on for full details including a […]


Top Toys for 2019 | Rural Mom Holiday Guide

November 19, 2019

The Christmas countdown is on and it’s that time of year again. Time for our annual list of favorite top toys! This year we have some truly innovative products for you to consider. All toys on our Rural Mom Toy Toys for 2019 list encourage learning, creativity, and activity in some way. Of course, they […]


Cozy and Comfortable Fall Styles for Women

November 18, 2019

Thanks to my partnership with Blair, an online clothing company, I’m sharing tips to help you refresh your wardrobe this fall! This post is sponsored by, but opinions expressed are my own. A current fashion trend is “comfort first” and this mindset is perfect for the busy holiday season. Whether you are rushing from […]


Clever Stocking Stuffer Ideas | 2019 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

November 17, 2019

‘Twas the month before Christmas and the stockings were full of Rural Mom’s top stocking stuffer ideas! We love to find clever, creative, fun and practical stocking stuffers and take as much time choosing them as we do selecting gifts for under the tree. As stockings are generally the first treat everyone opens, it can […]


Apple Crisp Recipes and Baking Tips

November 14, 2019

With it’s delightful textures and rich flavors, apple crisp is a popular holiday dessert. My grandmother made this every Thanksgiving and it still brings me straight back to childhood. Most or all ingredients will be found right at home. The apple crisp recipe calls for basic items such as oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, rolled oats, […]


How Coffee Beans Grow

November 12, 2019

There is nothing like watching the sunrise while enjoying the aroma and taste of a freshly brewed coffee in the morning, is there? But where does your morning cup of coffee come from? What do coffee beans have to go through to achieve that morning, “Ah,” after your first sip? More than 1/3 of the […]


The Kids’ Book of Paper Love

November 9, 2019

Have you seen the new THE KIDS’ BOOK OF PAPER LOVE from the bestselling editors of Flow Magazine?  Workman Publishing sent me a copy to check out and is partnering with me for a giveaway! A pair of scissors, a few folds, a touch of color – isn’t it fascinating how many tools you can […]


How to Store Apples for Winter

November 7, 2019

Buy too many apples for your apple pie?  You can store apples in a variety of ways to keep enjoying the delicious flavor throughout the fall and winter seasons. The health benefits of apples really do justice to the age old phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Being a recognized source of […]


How To Choose The Best Apples for Your Pies

November 5, 2019

Did you know apples are the most discussed fruit in the US, if not the world? Known as the fruit of knowledge, it’s also commonly known as the staff of good health – after all, one a day keeps the doctor away. When baked in a pie, it is pure ambrosia! My grandmother taught me […]


Tips and Tricks for Layering a Cute and Comfy Fall Wardrobe

November 4, 2019

Thanks to my partnership with, I’m sharing layering tips to help you refresh your wardrobe this fall! This post is sponsored by Blair, an online clothing company but the opinions expressed are my own. Fall is finally here! Time to say goodbye to the heat of summer and hello to gorgeous autumn colors and […]