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Ways to Garden with Less Water

September 14, 2020

Sustaining a garden isn’t easy when rainfall is scarce. The overall change in climate has led to several seasons of dry soil for some areas of the US. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to garden with less water. Whether you’re in the middle of a drought or just looking to upgrade […]


Family Picnic Ideas You’ll Love

September 8, 2020

Everyone loves a picnic, from young lovers to grandparents to teenagers and kids of all ages, but the best backyard family picnic ideas are those with a theme that spells out fun for everyone. Try one of these backyard picnic ideas or dream up your own. Wet And wild backyard family picnic When the heat […]

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Gardening SUSTAIN

Bugs That Are Good For Your Garden

August 30, 2020

Gardeners are generally taught through advertisements that bugs are bad for the garden and even the yard. The truth is there are many garden bugs* that are beneficial, including some often thought of as pests. The list of good insect-like creatures in the garden is extensive, so it is unrealistic to cover them all. However, […]


Best Portable Snacks for Outdoor Adventures

August 24, 2020

Whether you are gardening, hiking, biking, camping or spending a day at the beach, outdoor adventures are a relaxing escape. Having enjoyable, easy-to-carry snacks that fuel your body will make the experience even better. With so many business closures right now, it’s tough to find convenience stops. Water fountains are also shut off in many […]


Is a Weekend Cleanse for you?

August 20, 2020

Immune boost. Belly fat. Digestive health. Weight loss – all terms that make headlines every day. Studies show an estimated 3 percent (around 7 million) Americans have weakened immune systems. According to the CDC, over 70 percent of adults are overweight. With most of the country in lock-down due to Covid-19 concerns, some of these […]


Zucchini Bread Just Like Grandma Used To Make

August 11, 2020

Both of my grandmothers were excellent bakers. Our holidays were full of delightful pies, pastry, cookies, breads and more. During the year, they enticed us with other rich goodies like zucchini bread, which dissapeared quicker than they could bake it! I’m not sure where the original recipe came from. Whether it was handed down or […]


The Southern Air Fryer Cookbook (Giveaway!)

August 10, 2020

I have to admit, my air fryer is the least used appliance in my kitchen. Not that I don’t appreciate it’s merits, but we pretty much purchased it for making french fries and rarely do. Thanks to The Southern Air Fryer Cookbook by Pam and Brittany Wattenbarger, I’ve learned it’s high time I show this […]


4 Ways How You Can Lower Your Stress Levels and Feel Healthier

August 5, 2020

There is a strong correlation between stress levels and people’s overall well-being. Stress can push you towards anxiety-driven behaviors that are counterproductive to the things that you want to be doing or activities that support good health. When you’re stressed out, you won’t exercise your best decision-making and your stress may be in the driver’s […]


Immune Boosting Blueberry (Facts and Recipes!)

July 17, 2020

Looking for a quick way to boost your immune system? Take a fresh look at the blueberry! This well-loved tiny super-food is bursting with flavonoids, vitamins, fiber, magnesium and more. Easy to obtain year-round, blueberries offer exceptional taste without any added sugar.  A terrific snack food for anyone who wants to pack a big punch […]


What’s the best wine for your summer picnic?

July 15, 2020

Wines for a summer picnic vary as much as the weather in which they will be shared. Ultimately, the choice is yours based on your preferred palette, but if you need a little help deciding, we have some tips for choosing the best wine for your summer picnic. Right now, outdoor activities are in fashion. […]


Shabby Chic: How To Give a House Personality

June 24, 2020

Decorating a house can be both overwhelming and expensive. It’s important to give each room its own flair but the overall design should flow throughout the whole house. Thankfully, there are some great ways to give an entire house personality without breaking the bank. Vintage or modern shabby chic style will make every room look different […]


Brighten Up Your Day with Summer Citrus Oat Muffins

June 22, 2020

This post is sponsored by The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA). All opinions are my own. For more inspiration during #JuneDairyMonth, be sure to check out delicious ideas from NFRA at #JDM2020 Summer and citrus are simply a perfect match, just like muffins and butter. Which makes my Summer Citrus Oat Muffins […]