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What the Heck is a Bolster!

Wood Log Bolsters This just shows how oblivious I am to the world of interior design and decor, but I recently added a new word to my vocabulary. But, to be completely honest, I’m not quite sure I’ll ever use it. I’d much rather just say pillow, instead of using the word bolster. I guess it is easier ...

Keep Your Tools Handy, Man, With a Tool Bag

tool bags It’s hard to be a handyman if your tools aren’t handy, you know what I mean? There’s nothing that frustrates me more than knowing I have the right tool for the job, but when I need it, it seems to have grown legs and walked off on it’s own!  Now, a job that would have ...

The Perfect Patio Does Matter! Oh Yes. It Does.

Outdoor Patio Design Who says a patio isn’t worth the extra investment and muscle hours you put into it? Unless you’re one of “those guys” who has an allergy to everything under the sky, a patio is the next best thing to a having a theater room in your house! Well, at least from a man’s point of ...

Thinking of a Wedding in Paris?

wedding in paris Paris is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. So what could be more romantic than having its iconic skyline as a backdrop to your a wedding? And, of course, you probably want to remember all the miniscule details about your wedding in Paris. One of the best ways to do ...

Community. It Is What You Make Of It!

Be a good neighbor Have you ever moved to a new neighborhood and felt as though your neighbors made you feel like you were chopped liver, not welcome in the community or part of the “IN” crowd? When all you really wanted was a simple “hello” or a plate of cookies with a note attached saying, “Welcome to the ...

5 Ways to Build Your Child’s Musical Talent

musical talent Whatever instrument your child either shows talent in or takes an interest in, have it in your home. If budget isn't an issue, head on down to the Hollywood Piano Store and choose from the best, if pianos are what you're after. If your budget is limited, a great place to look is Craigslist or your local yard sale groups on Facebook....

My Dog Just Had Puppies! What Dog Food Do I Buy?

"Bella" Yellow Lab “This is a sponsored post, however all views expressed are my own”. In a perfect world scenario, I think I would like to have the choice as to who the father of my dogs puppies would be. But a little over two months ago, a St. Bernard found its way into our fence to find ...

Two Things You Need to Know About Insurance

Insurance Policy Don’t worry. This isn’t going to be one of those posts where I try to convince you to switch insurance companies. Heck, I’m not even going to tell you how you can save money, well, at least not in the way you think I am. Some aspects of insurance policies are cut and dry, common ...

Get Paid for Blogging! Join Markerly’s Blogging Network.

markerly I’ve written similar posts like this one in the past, about how you can get paid for writing sponsored content for big name brands…well, have you taken action on that yet? If you have, I’m genuinely curious and would like to hear about your results. Please leave a comment below this post and tell me ...

Moving? Make Setting Up Utilities Easier On Yourself with a Concierge

moving happily In the last decade, I have moved my family once per year. That’s ten moves in just ten years. And yes, it was just as painful as it sounds. Promotions in the civilian world and joining the Army will do that to a family. I chalk it up to the fact that we just weren’t ...

The Hangar

The Hangar How many times have you said to yourself, “I wish I had a shop?” Sometimes your garage, driveway or kitchen table just doesn’t get the job done and a bigger space is needed. For the longest time we’ve had to use our garage for our many DIY and craft projects, and not that it doesn’t ...

Smoked Beef Brisket? I’m in!

beef brisket Warning! This blog post is not for the faint at heart. In other words, if you're a vegetarian, vegan or someone who doesn't like beef, you might want to find another article on this site that interests you. Because this one is all about beef....

V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers

V8 V-Fusion Refreshers V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers…Seriously so yummy! So my family loves to drink! Yep, we are a bunch of drinkers around here! but, not the kind of drinkers you were probably thinking about. We love water, flavored water, milk, chocolate and strawberry milk, apple juice, other flavored juices, and even a  little soda pop here and there. ...

The Toyota FJ Cruiser

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser The Toyota FJ Cruiser is exactly what you’d want in a multipurpose vehicle. It has a 4.0-Liter V6 engine, automatic transmission on the 4×2 AT model, 4WD options available as listed, a comfortable interior, and the ability to go through water of up to 28 inches deep without affecting the engine. Did I lose any ...

Spruce Up Your Mixer with Vinyl

Mixer Vinyl I have long awaited a KitchenAid Mixer and a few Christmas’ ago, my parents surprised me with a lovely white one. It has made all my mixing experiences blissful. Well, today…I found a way to jazz it up a bit with this cute Mixer Vinyl.I found it **HERE** on Group Dealz!! There were a few ...

Whimsical Chalkboard Giveaway

Whimsical Chalkboard These are so cute and you can actually win one with this Giveaway over at Dejavu Crafts. It’s pretty simple…just visit Dejavu Crafts by clicking on their highlighted name, Like their page, for one entry… and then Share their giveaway for a second entry!!...

How To Straighten Hair Naturally

Straight Hair So, I have tried a ton of things on Pinterest. Some have been absolutely amazing, and others….well, not so amazing. Having naturally curly hair, I am always looking for different ways to either beef up my curl volume or tame it a bit. I found this pin on Pinterest claiming to help straighten my curly ...

Career Schools – An Alternative to College

which career fits best Did you go to college right out of high school and land a job you thought you’d love? Maybe it’s been years now and you realized that the career path you took just isn’t for you. Unfortunately, many adults find that the jobs they once thought they would love aren’t nearly as interesting as they ...

The Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V Everyone needs a car to get them from point A to B, right? Well, the Toyota Prius goes beyond that, offering one of the cleanest engines on the market which is due to the Prius’ full hybrid electric engine. This mid-sized car is not only a practical vehicle choice, but it helps to protect the ...

Maximize Your Dorm Room Space With Style

dorm room Whatever the size of your soon-to-be dorm room, you can be sure it will be small. What would be considered a large dorm room is typically no more than a 15 x 15 room shared by two students. Most dorm rooms are smaller. Space is truly a premium. So, how do you live in what amounts ...

Real life ways to effectively promote your business or product

Promote your business Over the past several years, Amy and I have been on an Entrepreneurs journey. We started this journey with a wedding planner business, followed by a glass company. It was a small company which we used to pay the bills until we could figure out what we really wanted to do with our lives. With ...

Spontaneous Relocating – Just pack up and move!

The Big Island of Hawaii Have you ever just wanted to pack up and move to your dream location, spontaneously? But for some reason or another, you just can’t muster up the guts to do it? We sure have! And the older your kids get, the harder it will be to uproot and make the drastic move. You have to ...

Inspired Living Mobile Application and Opportunity

iliving app Occasionally I find opportunities that are almost completely hands off, fun to work and can be extremely profitable over time.  However, you’ll have to act fast on this one if you want a piece of the pie. The product is a mobile application which delivers high quality Personal Development videos and content on a weekly ...

My Perfect Outfit for a Wintery Sunday

Perfect Wintery Sunday Oh my goodness, I know this site is dedicated to good ideas of all kinds, and I am sure that includes my personal ideas on fashion. Now if you know me at all, you know that I am NO fashion Diva, but I absolutely love to shop and I love clothes....

Stocking Stuffers for your Kids

Christmas Stockings Stocking Stuffers for your Kids! Looking for some ideas to stuff your stockings? Here are some stocking stuffers for 0-10+, boys and girls! So Thankful for “That’s So Cuegly” and her list of Stocking Stuffers!...