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Why You Want to Invest in Good Lighting Around Your Home

When you buy a home, basic lighting is a given. Today, every home has standard indoor lights, but lighting can go well beyond the essentials. There are even professionals that specialize in helping homeowners create a lighting design that maximizes efficiency while providing additional … [Continue Reading...]

Caring For Aging Parents

Of the many and perhaps most important decisions you will need to make regarding elder care for a loved one in their home or yours is how to resolve safety issues and avoid accidents. As time goes by you may find that how to preserve personal independence ranks nearly as high in importance as … [Continue Reading...]

Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Home

We can all do more to help the environment, and we can start by looking carefully at our homes. Are the materials used to build the home good for the environment? Are the appliances and systems in the home efficient with resources like electricity and water? Do our behaviors produce too much … [Continue Reading...]

On Our Table

Spaghetti Torte Recipe – or make ’em think it’s cake!

April fools day spaghetti cake

Here is that Spaghetti Torte I tricked the kids with on April Fool's Day. I am going to be making this recipe again, it was very good, and very cheesy. I don't even want to know how many calories are in it though! I'm sure that if you were to use lower fat varieties of the cheeses and sauce, and use … [Read More...]

Welch’s Share Your Moments + PB&J Cookies! #Sharewhatsgood

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch's. I received product samples to facilitate my review, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This photograph of my cousin, daughter and son at his graduation party in July makes me smile every time I see … [Read More...]

Glade® Inspired Creamy Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

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One of my favorite ways to create a welcoming home during the holiday season, is to bake up a sweet holiday treat for my friends and family -- when I know they're stopping by for a visit. There is really nothing so comforting as stepping into someone's home from the freezing outdoors and smelling … [Read More...]

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Home & Garden

diy rustic wheel herb container garden project

DIY Rustic Wheel Herb Garden How-To #MiracleGroProject

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Gardening should be fun!  I love to … [Read More...]

my weekly menu board

DIY Photo Frame Menu Board with Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator

I know I have been saying it a LOT, but it is almost time for our kids to go back to school! Nine more days until the big day! We have been getting … [Read More...]

Family Moments

Dinosaur Park 1988 - Rapid City, South Dakota

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to … [Read More...]

recipe book from a mini photo album

Preserve Memories with a DIY Photo Album Recipe Book #CanonPIXMA

This is a sponsored conversation inspired by the Canon PIXMA MG7120. All thoughts and opinions are genuine and 100% my own. For more information on … [Read More...]

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