Christmas can be the most financially stressful time of the year. With gifts to buy, extra food to make and parties to either host or attend, it seems like the money goes up in smoke after Santa goes up...
Somewhere in my early 20’s, the car I was driving fell apart. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but I needed a new one and as a young, struggling journalist, I had no money.  My grandparents stepped up to help...
With all the Christmas decor coming down, I wanted to highlight the one thing I’ll be keeping up all year long: DIY mini bud vases. In case you missed this little craft that I originally wrote about here, I thought...
There’s something about decorating for Christmas that just makes people feel happy, maybe it’s the twinkling lights, the warmth of fireplace and the nostalgia that each ornament conjures up. Whatever it is, just pulling out the boxes that keep...
It’s almost December and I can’t wait! I love the Christmas season. It is my favorite time of year. Everyone is happy and friendly. I love the music, the decorations and let’s not forget the food! ...
With Holiday Season here it’s time for the traditional holiday parties, foods and festivities. However, before all the yule tide and joy overtakes your life, it’s also time to start taking some conscious lifestyle precautions so your belly doesn’t...
The holidays are fast approaching and while most people like to pull out all the holiday décor this time of year, there’s something I like to do before we deck the halls: purge. I know what you’re thinking… “I have enough...
What does peanut butter, a hurricane and this blog have in common? They all came together in early October for a trip to Georgia’s peanut farms and processing facilities with the Georgia Peanut Commission and the Southern Peanut Growers. Ok, so...
With Thanksgiving happening soon I know everyone is busy planning out the final dishes they will serve, buying food, thinking about the turkey and making sure the house feels festive and warm. But there’s one spot that can be...
You’ll find Igloo on a hillside in northern Vermont, lounging about as a breeze blows through the pine trees at the crest of the hill. Oil and Olive, the two besties, are sharing a meal together; grazing nearby. All...
Last week, I decided to challenge myself while grocery shopping and purchase foods that were only organic food. When I checked out, my grocery bill was higher, but not much. On average, I spend $250-$275 a week to feed our...
My son started kindergarten this year and it has been hard for me to get used to having our schedule run by the school schedule. When we realized his school would be closed for Columbus Day we decided to...
If you search, “How to make a cheeseboard,” or, “How to make a charcuterie board,” online, you’re likely to find hundreds of different tips on how to turn meat and cheese into a beautiful, almost-magical platter that can be...
Babies and children use their eyes to make sense of the world around them. It’s how they know your eyes, your smile and in the beginning one of the main ways they evaluate their environment. However, by the time children...
My list of books I want to read keeps getting longer and longer! There are just so many books that have peeked my interest. I am hoping with a little more down time now that summer is over I...
I am sad to say it, but summer is over. I love summer for a million reasons but one of them is I feel like getting ready in the summer is easier. I rarely bother blow drying my hair...
I’ve been sharing some developments on the home front in my Instagram stories lately. If you follow my stories this might not come as a surprise to you because I often share projects and specific design elements from my...

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