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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Protect your PC with Vipre Internet Security

vipre As a blogger, there is nothing worse than trying to blog on a computer that has been infected with some kind of virus. Well, maybe there is, but it sure is frustrating and obviously comes as a result of poor to little internet protection....

Mulch it up for Spring time

Planting new trees Spring time is finally here, especially if you live somewhere in the southern states of America. And along with Spring time comes the urge get outside and get some yard work done. Here in southern Arizona, that means turning that brown yard into a green pad of spring time fun....

How to troubleshoot a gas furnace

Trane x80 gas furnace When you wake up on a cold winter’s morning to find your vents blowing nothing but cold air, everything else on the day’s “to-do list” takes second place to fixing your heater! This recently happened to us, and instead of working (I work from home), I decided to fix it myself. So in this article, ...

Fun Activities for Kids – Cattail Sword Fighting

cattail sword fighting Yesterday, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our kids were given the day off from school. So, naturally, as parents, we wanted to take them to do something fun. We’re always trying to think of fun activities for kids to do and our plan of action for the day was to take the kids on ...

Luxury Linens

Luxury Linens Today, as I was surfing the web, and doing a little on-line shopping, I came across an amazing little site with some really fancy schmancy stuff. It’s called “Frette.” I mean we are talking glamour and luxury! Remember, a long time ago, there was a television series called, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” with ...

Can you call yourself a Gardeniere?

Miracle Gro Gardenieres For some reason, living on over an acre of land gives me the green thumb. The landscaping I have envisioned for the place we call home is covered with green green grass, apple trees, grape vines, pecans and many other kinds of vegetation....

4 Tips for Fall Fire Safety

Fall Fire Safety Fall is a beautiful time of year. For football fans and those who love cool, crisp weather it may be the best season. But the cooler weather presents some different challenges than the spring and summer months when it comes to fire prevention. Here are 4 ways to help mitigate your risk of being a ...

Go Green with Carpet Cleaning

Green Carpet Cleaning Even though we are a relatively healthy family (knock on wood), I enjoy finding ways to clean my house in a more natural way. Sometimes heavy chemicals aren’t always the answer and can cause a variety of problems, especially for the younger kiddos. One problem area in my home is the carpet. With four kids ...

Baking Soda Uses

Good Ideas I just bought a huge….GI-normous bag of Baking soda and I am thrilled at all the possibilities. Marvin at LiveHackery.Com came up with these 75 Good Ideas and Uses for Baking Soda! Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an ...

Update Your Room with Fancy Switchplates

Good Ideas You guys are going to love what I just found. Fancy switchplates by Renu. Leviton’s newest product: Renu was actually featured on the DIY Network and it's such a brilliant way to update the look of a room in a snap! It's so stinkin' easy too!! {double high five} If decorating is your passion, you're gonna love Renu®!...

Creative Cake Plate

Good Ideas So, we were recently at a family get together and my grandma was asked to bring a cake. She used to have a nice cake plate like this……but, she has moved a few times and her cake plate has gone missing. So, she came up with this super clever alternative……a bowl turned upside down. (It’s ...

Create Your Own Stone

Good Ideas Have you been wanting to do a little home improvement project, or maybe spruce up the look of your home? On the exterior of your home, landscaping is always a surefire way to improve the overall appearance of things.Kevin Brandon Project AND, on the inside of your home, new tile can make a world of ...

Spreading Weed & Feed Has Never Been Easier

Scotts Snap Spreader System This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine. With Spring time on the horizon, things are starting to heat up. And with that warmth comes growth, and in my yard, that growth is coming mostly from weeds. Just call them my nemesis. Sometimes I feel like half of my life is ...

Removing Permanent Marker is Tough but Doable!!

Sharpie Permanent Marker Oh, the love I have for permanent markers is immense. At our house, we use them a lot. Especially, for school projects and home-made cards! However, there are those moments when these special kind of markers get into the wrong, little hands.In fact, I have a friend who’s son colored the entire kitchen, walls, and ...

Laundry Stain Help

Good Ideas I found this great cheat sheet on Pinterest! Hope it comes in handy for you!!...

No More Hard Brown Sugar

Good Ideas Our Reader, Somi Chuhon, just shared this little trick with us! "When brown sugar gets dry and hard to separate, put it in a air tight jar or container and put a piece of bread inside. I usually use the heel of the bread loaf since no one likes it. The brown sugar should be loosened to its original state......

What Can Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser Do?

Good Ideas Well, What Can Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser Really Do? I found these fabulous tips on DIYLIFE.COM From Mr. Clean’s original “magic eraser” to the generic options, eraser cleaning blocks have made cleaning easier, less messy and dare we say…even fun! Sure, these foam blocks can get the gunk off walls (sometimes even upholstery if you’re ...

Re-Purposing an Old Media Cabinet

Good Ideas One of our fabulous readers...has sent us a great idea for re-purposing an old media cabinet. Maria over at IDS (Interior Design Solutions) is an Interior Designer in NC and she writes a blog about various design ideas and projects. Here's her very easy fix to a media cabinet that is too short....

Ultimate Link Party GUIDE

Ultimate Link Party Are you a CRAFTER??? If you are, I have compiled a list of Link Parties, in no particular order, where you can SHOW OFF your mad skills! **upload your project pictures and tutorials, and just link back to these sites and thousands of people will see what you’ve created!** This is the ULTIMATE LINK PARTY ...

Cinder Block Workout-At Home Workouts

Good Ideas John Tracy, one of our readers, shared his "at-home Cinder Block Workout!"Good Ideas"Want to work out but don't have the money to join a gym. You can get a state of the art workout with the following: one cinder block = costs less than $2 one set 3 pound hand weights = $6 or less, old towel, clock with a second hand =$3......

Potholder Makeover

Good Ideas I recently fell in love with a chain store fabric. (if it’s killing you to know which major store, let me save you the mental anguish….it’s wally-world) Generally, SAS, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby are my all time favorites, but I no longer live close to any of those stores. I am also a “see in ...

Power Strip Obsession

Good Ideas Yes it’s true, I have a power strip obsession. Most of the time it’s for all of our electronics behind the computer or tv, but not today…it’s for my morning routine. Our home doesn’t have many outlets, but we have more than enough power strips. To make my life easier, my husband hung one for ...