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Cooking with Wine (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

August 28, 2019

Wine is one of my favorite indulgent beverages, but it’s also a staple in my Rural Mom kitchen.  When you happen to find yourself with leftover wine from a party, there’s certainly no need to toss it, just plan your meals for the week around it. No leftover wine on hand?  No worries!  There are […]


8 Pro Tips for Shopping Your Farmers Market

August 19, 2019

Summer is in full swing and produce at the farmers market is arriving by the full truck load.  If you’ve never shopped your local farmers market, now is the prime time to explore as you will find an over-abundance of fresh goods, tasty treats and big savings on bulk produce. Navigating the farmers market is […]


Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Very Foul Play” Premiering this Sunday, August 18th at 9pm/8c!

August 15, 2019

Do you love a good mystery?  Mysteries are one of my favorite movie genres and I’m thrilled to partner with Hallmark Movies & Mysteries for the premiere of the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries:  A Very Foul Play airing Sunday, August 18th at 9pm EST/ 8pm CST.  Read on for the full scoop! Starring Candace Cameron Bure […]


Make Your Own Pizza Dough (with tips from 1889 Pizza Napolenta!)

August 15, 2019

On a recent girlfriend getaway trip in Kansas City, Kansas, I had the lovely opportunity to build my own authentic Napoletana pizza with 1889 Pizza owners Kelli and Jason Kolich.  While we didn’t make our own pizza dough, I sure gathered plenty of tips on how to take a single pizza dough ball and turn […]

ENTERTAIN Technology

Get Your Party Started with the Altec Lansing RockBox XL Waterproof Bluetooth Portable Speaker

August 14, 2019

Love music? Love parties? We do, too! Thanks to our partnership with Best Buy, we’re bringing the Altec Lansing RockBox XL Waterproof Bluetooth Portable Speaker to our festivities! Rural Mom has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free… read on […]

Gardening SUSTAIN

Best Plants for Your Rock Garden

August 13, 2019

Are you contemplating having a rock garden or just looking to update your current one?  Not all plants will thrive well in a rockery setting, but when you find the right combination, it will be a stunning piece of your landscape! Designing Your Rock Garden Rockeries can be very effective means of descending a slope […]

ENTERTAIN Technology

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Deliver Smart Sounds with Just a Touch

August 12, 2019

With busy, noisy distractions in our everyday lives, sometimes you just want to tune out!  Thanks to my partnership with Best Buy, we’ve found a new innovative way to tune out the distractions and tune in to crystal clear superior sounds with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. No matter where you live, between work, […]

ENRICH Fashion

My New Plus Size Partner is Lola Getts!

August 10, 2019

I’ve always been a plus size gal. Even at my most fit, when I taught aerobics and had less than 15 percent body fat, I still wore plus size fashions. (Though in the 80’s and 90’s, they were sure hard to find!) Three kids and thirty years later, I’m now a larger plus size and […]