Little Boy

Guest post written by my buddy Bernardo Graham

I didn’t know how necessary adt security Troy was to have in a home until my son turned into a big boy. He is all boy and loves to go on adventures. Trying to keep him inside during the day is like trying to keep a baby from putting things in their mouth. He loves to be outside. He creates these elaborate adventures that he goes on. Most of his adventures include saving some princess from distress. He really is going to be a knight in shining armor when he grows up. Or at least More >


Vinegar- who would have thought it?

I’ve just been introduced to Braggs Organic Vinegar.  It does amazing things.  There is an entire book on the subject, on how it will help your body to heal everything from headaches to lung problems.  Its so overwhelming, I really couldn’t relate to it at all.

However, I had already bought a bottle of the vinegar (with the “mother included) so I figured, what the hey, I’ll give it a try.

Wow! I am amazed!  I had no idea I would love the stuff so much.  I mix up my drink of 1 teaspoon of vinegar with More >

Spring Time is Planting and Repotting Time

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ahhhh… Spring again!  I’m so grateful for the warmer weather and sunshine.  This time of year, my nurturing instincts always turn outwards to the yard and garden, to the potted plants in my sunroom, and the plants out on the deck.  Such potential!  There will be flowers!

I bring in most of the deck plants for the winter, which, of course, makes my sunroom very crowded.  The plants seem to like it there, and keep on growing and blooming.  I have one Christmas cactus More >

Gourmet gift basket

Gourmet Easter Baskets!

Easter’s on it’s way!   I love Easter.  I love dying eggs.  I love Easter Egg hunts.  Even though my kids are all grown and out of the house, I still dye eggs every Easter.  It makes me happy, besides, it’s tradition.

Easter is such a happy time, with the flowers all a-bloom, birds chirping about, trees greening up.  And the weather finally turning from cold and gloom to bright and sunny and warm.  Who couldn’t love a holiday like that?  Out front, I have 8 or so azaleas in bloom, with 3 shades of pink, and white and red.  There is More >

Making my St. Patrick’s Day party extra special

Guest post written by Amy Holden

I don’t throw parties all that often but when I actually throw them I like to make sure that they’re super big and memorable. I think that I do a great job of it and after I throw one people are always asking me when my next one will be. I’m never quite sure. But after the St. Patty’s party that I threw last year I knew that I wanted to throw one this year again.

I already had quite a few decorating ideas left over from last year that I didn’t get to execute, so More >

Have You Heard of Nopalea Juice?

I’ve found a really great new drink from a cactus plant!  This Nopal cactus juice has properties that native peoples have used for centuries for great health benefits from the fruit.  The drink is called Nopalea (No-pah lay’uh) and is quite tasty.

The Nopalea juice has strong antioxidants in it.  Antioxidants have been proven scientifically to help the body in reducing inflammation, as well as helping the body to cleanse out some of the toxins that we take in daily.  Since inflammation causes all kinds of discomfort in the muscles, joints and, well, everywhere, drinking a juice that is rich with anti-inflammatory More >

Add Orange to Your Slaw

Do you have a family slaw recipe?  We do.  Every since I can remember, we’ve had the exact same slaw for family gatherings.  It just seemed right.  Then, as my children grew up, one of them became what you’d call a “foodie”.  He began experimenting with every little thing.  No longer were the “tried and true” good enough.  He had to try 17 different variations on each and every traditional food I’d ever served.

Well, this is actually a good thing.  I loved being pulled out of my rut.  And there are so many different kinds of food out there, that More >

Butcher shop

Thanks to Lemuel Craft

I was watching television and saw a commercial advertisement for a butcher shop that is located near where I live. The shop is owned by the dad of a former childhood friend of my daughter. I was interested in seeing what they sell and at what prices, but I really did not want to go in there without knowing ahead of time in case it was too pricey for my budget. I did not want the embarrassment of not buying anything in case I ran into the owner. We have so I decided to see if they More >

Red Roses Need Greenery

Valentines day is upon us.  One of the most frequently bought flower for Valentines Day is a dozen roses.  These used to come in an arrangement with other flowers and greenery for filler, so that the color of the roses had a lovely backdrop.

Unfortunately, with times as they are, even the florists are cutting back.  This year I saw many a dozen roses being sold with no extra foliage at all.  This will just not do.

So, when you get your flowers home, be sure to add some greenery in the vase with them.  This is not as hard as you More >

Think and Act Just So to Get Your Goals

Just a moment ago, I ran across a quote that seems really applicable to life, and to getting any of our goals met.  It can be applied to anything.

“For any outcome that you want, there is certain way of thinking and acting that will get it for you. You have to find that way of thinking and acting, and adopt it.”

-Bill Harris

I guess the trick is in finding those right thoughts and actions.  Good luck!

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