Emergency Preparation: 6 Ways to Prepare for Summer Storms {Before they happen!}

Here in Texas, summer storms happen whether you are ready or not, especially these last couple of years and when there's a big one; it usually makes national news. We can get hit pretty hard with not only thunderstorms during the summer, but also flash flooding, tornadoes and … [Read more...]

How to Build a Baby Shower Gift Basket {for Under $25.00} {How to Build a Baby Welcome Basket on a Budget}

It seems like everything month or so there is a new baby shower to go to which means unless you're looking for baby shower gift ideas that won't break your budget, you could quickly go broke. Learning how to make a baby shower gift basket though can be both budget friendly and a … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparation – Homemade Emergency Candles from Orange Peels

Storm season is upon us which means that learning how to prepare for summer storms is one of the most important things you could do for your emergency preparation right now. If you do any sort of emergency preparation for your family, you'll know how important it is to have good … [Read more...]

Homemade Dog Treats – Homemade Chicken & Parsley Dog Treats

It can be quite scary to me the number of pet owners who pay no attention to what they are feeding their pets; dogs especially. There can be so many fillers and Lord knows what else in dog foods or dog treats. It wasn't too long ago that a particular dog food company had to pull … [Read more...]

How to Identify Morel Mushrooms When Foraging for Food

Have you ever foraged for food? Maybe the idea of picking food that you eat from the woods isn't something you think of when you think of food, but if you're looking for new ways to save money on groceries or for a healthier, cheaper way to feed your family, foraging is a … [Read more...]

Genealogy for Beginners – 23 Resources for Researching Your Family Genealogy

Researching my family genealogy is important to me. It's important enough that I've been working on it for years now and don't see an end in sight. I love reading about the people in my family history, their stories, their faults and especially the surprise of finding things that … [Read more...]

Homemade Uncrustables Recipe

I was a super picky child and I'm not afraid to admit it. As a child, my diet consisted of canned pastas, frozen pizzas and of course, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. PB & J had to be done a specific way and for me, that meant no crust. My Mom used to just rip them off … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Care for Your Cat

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Meow Mix for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I don't know about you, but for our family, our pets are very much a part of the family. They're like an extension of our immediate family and as such, I want to make certain that … [Read more...]

The Most Beautiful Woman I Never Saw

I sat in a place yesterday that I wasn’t ready to sit in. It is a place of darkness without being dark; of sorrow and sadness; where tears are the norm and the sound of hearts breaking echo from the halls long after everyone has gone home. I sat in the front row yesterday; tears … [Read more...]

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...]