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Mrs. Meyer’s Acorn Spice Scent:  A Product Review

Mrs. Meyer’s Acorn Spice Scent: A Product Review

This post offers a review of the Acorn Spice Scent products offered by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are completely my own, and I did not receive any form of compensation in exchange for them. Shopping Fun at Target My mother […]

What I’ve Learned About Self-Care That I Wish I Knew as a Young Adult

What I’ve Learned About Self-Care That I Wish I Knew as a Young Adult

What would I like to tell my twenty-something-year-old self about all of the ways self-care can improve a person’s life? There were so many things I took for granted all those years ago that I wish now I had paid more attention to. One thing […]

What is Kindness and Why is it Important?

What is Kindness and Why is it Important?

The wonderful thing about being kind, is indeed, just how easy it is. A word, a smile, one small act that demonstrates caring and consideration; all of these show a generosity of spirit. But why is kindness so important? What is Kindness? Kindness is considered […]

The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started

The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started

What is that one big, overwhelming task you are staring down? You know the one – you recognize it because it just seems so enormous that there is no possible way you will ever even get started working on it. Forget about actually completing the […]

5 Bad Habits That Sabotage Your House Cleaning Efforts

5 Bad Habits That Sabotage Your House Cleaning Efforts

Are you sabotaging your efforts to get your house clean? Cleaning the house day in and day out is nobody’s idea of a good time (well, nobody I’ve ever met!) Unfortunately, it does have to be done, and done repeatedly. Despite what my Hubs seems […]

How to Predict Your Future  From Your Daily Routines

How to Predict Your Future From Your Daily Routines

Your Daily Routines Predict Your Future When was the last time you took a good, hard look at your routines, habits, and daily activities? Have you ever thought about them in relation to how they influence and predict your future? When most people think about […]

The Essential Collection of Back to School Routines

The Essential Collection of Back to School Routines

Is your family in the throws of the back-to-school frenzy? In the blink of an eye, August has rolled back onto our calendars. For many families with children, August signals the start of another school year. One of the best ways to start the school […]

A Blogging Honor – The Sunshine Blogger Award

A Blogging Honor – The Sunshine Blogger Award

Last week, I was honored to receive a nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award, a recognition for bloggers from their peers for being “creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community”.    In the short six months since I joined the blogging […]

73 Questions and Answers

73 Questions and Answers

Are you familiar with the Vogue 73 Question Challenge? It originated, of course, with Vogue magazine. Various celebrities would be invited to answer 73 questions about themselves, saying whatever came to mind immediately. Lately, bloggers have been taking on the challenge as well, and using […]

How to Fundraise for Charity While You Exercise

How to Fundraise for Charity While You Exercise

Did you know that you can raise money for charities and socially conscious organizations – just by working out? And you can do it just by downloading free apps onto your phone. Click on the app each time you walk, run, or cycle, and corporate […]

How to Come Home From Vacation to an Organized Home

How to Come Home From Vacation to an Organized Home

There are certain things I do before I travel out of town that make my return so much easier. And while I love going away, coming home is a wonderful feeling, too. This is especially true if I can come home to a clean, organized […]

19 Easy Ways to Organize Dog Supplies

19 Easy Ways to Organize Dog Supplies

Is it possible to get all of your dog’s supplies organized? If you are blessed to have a dog, you know that he/she is so much more than just a “pet” – dogs are part of the family!  Like any other family member, dogs can […]

Essential Oils to Naturally Scent Your Home

Essential Oils to Naturally Scent Your Home

After last week’s post about creating natural home fragrance using a crockpot, I got a number of questions about the use of essential oils in aromatherapy. In this post I will give you directions to make two very simple types of air fresheners using essential […]

Natural Home Scents Using a Slow Cooker

Natural Home Scents Using a Slow Cooker

I’ve always loved candles, not just for the ambience of a flickering flame in the dark, but also for the wonderful fragrance they can add to a room.  Lately, however, the scents more often seem to be “off” to me – that is, they seem […]

7 Ways to Use a Simple White Tray Throughout Your Home

7 Ways to Use a Simple White Tray Throughout Your Home

I didn’t know how much I needed it until I saw it. The most wonderful serving platter ever to exist on the face of this earth. The perfect size. Square, but softened and slightly wavy around the lip. Brilliant white. Simple, but at the same […]

Why You Should Shop for Fair Trade Products – and Where to Find Them

Why You Should Shop for Fair Trade Products – and Where to Find Them

Fair Trade activist Katie Bond is the founder of The Peace Exchange, an international fair trade non-profit based here in Southern California. I recently had the privilege of interviewing her and expanding my knowledge of fair trade principles and practices, as well as gaining greater […]

An Open Pantry to Increase Your Kitchen Storage

An Open Pantry to Increase Your Kitchen Storage

Kitchen Storage is Important Do you need additional storage in your kitchen, but you don’t have the option of adding more cabinets? Consider adding an open pantry to your kitchen! Let’s face it, in our modern world we all have specialty pots and pans and […]

Best Buys for Your Home in the Spring

Best Buys for Your Home in the Spring

Spring Sales of Household Products March and April tend to be quiet months in terms of big sales, especially for home products.  The December Holiday season is a fading memory, and Memorial Day Sales are still a few calendar pages away.   Does that mean you […]

Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning Projects:  Products and Instructions

Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning Projects: Products and Instructions

This post is designed as a companion piece to my recent post 31 Days: Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning Projects. In that post, I created the cleaning schedule; here, I share techniques on how to clean, to aid you in completing each activity. Those projects […]

Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning Projects

Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning Projects

Spring is in the air and it’s time to clean the house. Get motivated with 31 days of easy projects. Download a free printable and get how to information as well.