StediScent® PERK Vent Wrap Auto Air Freshener Review

This post brought to you by PERK. All opinions are 100% mine. We spend a lot of time in the car. I am endlessly driving the kids back and forth to college, school and after school activities. I love that they are active, but sometimes it feels like I am in the car for hours […]

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 garden but I have to admit that I am guilty of having big plans then failing because I forget to keep the plants watered, or I end up watering […]

Country Comforts: Japanese Wellies from Kaufmann Mercantile

While living on a rural back road, I have ended up owning a lot of mud covered shoes and boots. When I’m chasing chickens out of the neighbor’s flowers, digging in the garden or just trying to make it across the squishy back yard, in between chicken landmines and who knows what else, I NEED […]

Review: Humanely capture wild animals with a Havahart Box Trap

Living in the country as we do, it’s not unusual for many wild things to be roaming around the yard at any given time. For the most part, we don’t mind. What I am not too thrilled about is having what seems like a family of opossum living underneath our front porch. They come out […]

3M and Pep Boys Headlight Restoration Kit

This post brought to you by Pep Boys. All opinions are 100% mine. October is one of my favorite months, it kicks off the Autumn season and is bursting with apples, pumpkins and cooler weather. October is also Headlight safety month, and for good reason! I have seen no less than six deer, each day […]

The Squirrel Buster Plus Wild Bird Feeder #review

Throughout every season, our yard is filled with wild birds. We enjoy feeding a variety of birds at various seed and suet feeders scattered around the front and back yards. Two of our family’s favorite birds to watch are the Red Breasted Grosbeak and the Goldfinch, both species are common and plentiful in our area. […]

Outdoor cooking just got easier with Stove In A Can

This is the neatest outdoor product! Stove In A Can – it’s the portable stove… in a can! Created by Firefly Innovations, this self-contained cooking fire kit is the perfect product to have on hand for cooking emergencies!  The kit comes with four fuel cells that will each burn for about an hour. They burn […]

Feeding my plants with Whitney Farms organic plant food

This post brought to you by Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine. May marks the countdown to planting season for us Mid-Atlantic gardeners. Our last frost usually falls somewhere between Memorial Day weekend and the second week of June. I’m not letting the warmer than average tempetures fool me into planting too early as […]

Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix #review

This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine. For the past several years, we’ve been using more and more pots, containers and raised beds in our gardening activities. I’ve fallen for lower priced bagged soils in the past and have always regretted it. There just isn’t as good a quality with […]

Family Road Trip to the elk capital of Pennsylvania

All summer long I have been hearing about the Elk in PA. Several cousins, a friend (her friend) and even random Facebook updates –have all been teasing us with photos and stories about visiting the herd located on the other side of the Allegheny National Forest. Finally, the Saturday before last, (the ninth) we couldn’t […]

Repel Bugs with the ThermaCELL Patio Lantern! Review

During these hot and humid summer days our family spends quite a bit of time going outside in the early evening / after dark hours instead of when the sun is blazing down on us. While we enjoy the much cooler weather and peacefulness of nighttime backyard wandering we absolutely can’t stand all the annoying […]

Organic insect spray to fight my Japanese beetle problem

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of SaferBrand. All opinions are 100% mine. We seem to have had a never ending battle with outdoor pests since moving here 3 years ago. If it isn’t the wasps or Asian lady beetles (not the same as the cute red ladybugs!), it’s the Japanese […]