23 Easy Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage…BEFORE it Happens!

When was the last time that your power went out? How long was it out for? Did the outage last a day or a week? I read a news article the other day that said months later, almost half of Puerto Rico, is still without power from the hurricanes of 2017 even though it is months … [Read more...]

Genealogy for Beginners – 9 Tips for Researching Your Family Genealogy

Several years ago, I began researching my family genealogy. I have always had questions about my family; in fact, I have never met anyone on my Mother's side. Since I love history anyhow, there seemed to be no better way to get the answers to the questions I've had than to begin … [Read more...]

35+ Must-Have Organizing Supplies for Any Budget

Getting organized is one of those things that almost everyone says their going to do every new year. Some of us actually pull it off while others end year after year still drowning in clutter. For me, getting organized meant (at least in part), downsizing to sell everything we … [Read more...]

Making Caring for a Loved one Easy with Prevail

Thank you Prevail® for sponsoring this post. Visit Prevail.com to get a free sample. When you’re growing up, the thought that someday, you may need to become a family caregiver to a parent usually never crosses your mind. For me though, those thoughts have always been in the … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Fall is here in Texas and while I'm loving the cooler temperatures, I could do without cold and flu season being just over the horizon. Unless you plan on spending the colder months locked in your home, there isn’t always a way to avoid cold and flu season. There are, however, … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Making Your First Grocery Shopping Trip with a Toddler Easier

We all love our kids, but let's face it. Grocery shopping with them isn't always fun; especially if they're the toddler age. It can be stressful to help keep them where they should be, you might accidentally spend more if they toss something in the cart that you didn't see and … [Read more...]

Hurricane Preparedness Tips – Last Minute Preparations for Hurricane Harvey

This isn't a post that I was planning on writing. In fact, today is Friday which means that there should be a new recipe here for you to try. Life however has a way of changing things like schedules and because of that, I felt it was important to change mine and instead of that … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness – How to Use Mylar Bags for Long Term Food Storage

If you have been working on building a stockpile for emergency preparedness (or to save money), you may be finding yourself faced with how to keep things such as rice and pasta for long term storage. The answer to your question is simple; mylar bags. When used properly, mylar … [Read more...]

Landscaping Tips for Beginners – How to Take Your Yard from Trashy to Flashy on a Budget

Have you ever been driving and noticed a yard (or two) that looked absolutely amazing? If you've got landscaping envy, you might be tempted to run out and spend your entire paycheck on outdoor items to make your yard look the same. Doing so though is not only a bad idea for your … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Fresh Corn for Longterm Storage

Summer garden season is here which means two things; if you took the time to build a garden on a budget, you may have an overabundance of fresh sweet corn or if you don't have your own garden, you'll be able to find amazing deals on fresh sweet corn at the stores and farmers … [Read more...]