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Natural Sleep Aids That Work

Natural Sleep Aids That Work

I attend many natural product expos and events and receive herbal or homeopathic remedies to try. It’s nice because I can personally test out different products and make recommendations based on my own real experience.  Interestingly enough, when my friends and readers ask about different […]

Crispy Vegetarian Taco Eggrolls – Great for Bowl Games!

Crispy Vegetarian Taco Eggrolls – Great for Bowl Games!

It’s football bowl season, so that means finger food for entertaining! Here’s a healthy vegetarian taco eggroll using JSL Vegan wrappers that is easy to whip up prior to the big game.

White Elephant Ideas for 2018

White Elephant Ideas for 2018

I’d like to think I’m a White Elephant expert as my items are ALWAYS highly sought after – heck, even fist-fight worthy! I jest, but really the point about having a White Elephant party is to have a mix of REALLY COOL USEFUL items blended in Funny ‘WTF’ items.  Both cool and funny items are typically the ‘hot’ items. The host should throw in an item that is worth more than the recommended base amount just to make it even more interesting.  The gifts that people pass around like a dirty diaper are boring candles, picture frames, plates and other snoozefest items. Add some FUN to your White Elephant party with these items!  All items are about $20 or less in the spirit of the ‘average’ White Elephant game value amount. (more…)

Succulent Pumpkin Tutorial

Succulent Pumpkin Tutorial

I think I made these two years ago and blogged about it, but they’re baaaaaccckk! I love making succulent pumpkins because they make great hostess gifts and I am obsessed with the natural earthy fall decor factor. (Sorry, inflatable Halloween decor – you’re out.) 

Pumpkin Out of a Book Project

Pumpkin Out of a Book Project

This is the perfect craft for those who love to read AND for those who hate to read! Transform a book that is old, damaged, or just plain horrible, into a super cute book pumpkin.

Moms: Warning About Loperamide

Moms: Warning About Loperamide

 This post was sponsored by Influence Central as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

You may have heard or read about Loperamide in the news recently, but one drug warning can blend into another, so it’s hard to keep track of everything. However, the FDA warning on Loperamide is one that parents of teens should pay especially close attention to.  Loperamide is the active ingredient in many over the counter diarrhea relief medicines, so it’s not uncommon to have it in your household. Approximately 70% of travelers will have  ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ while traveling, and little ones can average 5-7 diarrhea episodes a year. It’s no wonder many of us have antidiarrheals on hand.  (more…)

Vegan Ginger Squash Potstickers with Twin Dragon Asian Wrapper

Vegan Ginger Squash Potstickers with Twin Dragon Asian Wrapper

I’ve been getting a variety of squash in my weekly produce box delivered to my house, so the quandary has been what to do with all that squashy goodness? I love flavorful food that is easy to prepare, so I was excited to make my […]

Easy Fall Entertaining with Tyson® Any’tizers®

Easy Fall Entertaining with Tyson® Any’tizers®

“This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.” As the leaves change into fiery oranges and golds, I get so excited to decorate my home with similar nature-inspired colors. My pumpkin decor comes out and […]

Brain Exercise with Puzzles

Brain Exercise with Puzzles

This post is sponsored by Jigsaw Puzzle but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I eat a healthy diet and exercise but have found that in my down-time I was aimlessly surfing social media and watching cat videos. As I was filling my brain with useless information that’s a time-suck,  I realized I was also neglecting my brain.  The brain needs to be exercised like the rest of the body but in a less sweaty manner! (more…)