Homemade Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Bouquet

When Valentine's Day rolls around, the general thought process that takes us all over goes something like this: "if he/she/they didn't spend tons of money on me, they don't really love me." Hopefully though, most of us know that isn't the case and in fact? I would much rather have a thoughtful and … [Read More...]

When Being Like Dad Isn’t Good Enough…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Heart Truth®. All opinions are 100% mine. May 1, 2016 will be ten years. Ten years since my father left this mortal coil. Ten years since I've heard his voice. Ten years in which my life has seen drastic changes, mostly for the better, … [Read More...]

Easy Upcycled T-Shirt Scarf

If you haven't noticed, I am a huge fan of upcycling things into something "new." If I can find a way to upcycle something, I will. One of my favorite things to upcycle though are t-shirts. Why? Because there are so many different ways you can use them aside from the obvious! I use them in my DIY … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

I love banana bread. It's one of my favorite uses for over ripe bananas, but what I don't love is what it does to my body. I'm not allergic to gluten by any means, but occasionally, I will find a recipe that I can't eat. Yeast rolls are another one of my favorites that just make my body go wonky and … [Read More...]

Homemade Body Wash – Naturally Soften Your Skin

When I posted about my homemade healing lotion a few months ago, I told you that I have horribly dry skin. I had seriously tried everything under the sun to keep it from drying out including every commercially made lotion I could find, but nothing worked. It wasn't until I started making that … [Read More...]

Finding Your Financial Freedom When Things Get Rough

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. Imagine going from an income of $80,000 all the way down to $20,000. Never in my wildest dreams did I … [Read More...]

8 Ways to Earn Big From Thrift Stores

I absolutely love thrift stores. Don't you? There's something about digging through everything to find that one perfect deal or that one item that you've been looking to grab for a while to find something that you've wanted or needed for a while at a great price. Aside from the saving money part, … [Read More...]

32 Delicious Crock Pot Soup Recipes

Have you ever had one of those days where you could just can't seem to get warm? I'm talking about those days where you're just cold to the bone and nothing you do warms your soul. Well even if you haven't, I have and it's on those days that I pull out a good soup recipe, turn on the slow cooker and … [Read More...]

Simple and Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese

We make a lot of lasagna or lasagna related dishes here at our house. It's one of our favorite meals of course so we're almost always looking for some variation of it. With pasta, without pasta, it doesn't really matter much to us. As a result, we use ricotta cheese almost every week. So much so … [Read More...]

Homemade Lavender Lemon All Purpose Cleaning Spray

Last year, our family went on a cleaning spree and I don't mean the kind that had us waging war against the dust bunnies with a duster sword. When we realized that cleaners and foods that are full of chemicals that made my chronic pain issues worse, we waged war on those products within our own … [Read More...]