Start Thinking About Mulch [4 Tips You Need To Read]

Now is the time to start thinking about mulch. We have fruit trees, berry bushes, herb gardens and flower gardens. All of them require constant care and mulch during the summer months if they’re going to produce and be happy. As much as I love gardening, I have no desire to spend all of my […]

How to Grill the Best Burgers Ever This Year

Every year, my husband tries to grill the best burgers ever. He experiments and tries new things to create the best hamburgers or cheeseburgers we’ve ever had. Every year, he ends up learning a few new tricks to make the burgers even better. Since it’s just about time to get the grill out, I wanted […]

Virgin Sangria Recipe and 25 Summer Mocktails to Try

Have you ever tried a virgin sangria recipe? Marty and I don’t drink or serve alcohol to our guests. To offer our guests something a little special when we entertain, these non-alcoholic drinks can be a great choice.  We can always offer lemonade or my Templeton iced tea but sometimes I want something just a little […]

How to Stay Motivated and Be Healthy Each Day

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. It’s not easy to stay motivated and be healthy each day. I’m not going to lie to you. There are days that I walk by the rack of discount holiday candy and feel my willpower slipping. It’s important to focus on your overall […]

Easy Summer Salad Ideas to Impress Your Guests

These easy summer salad ideas are perfect for family parties or cookouts this summer. I always make a few salads when we entertain in the summer because they can usually be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. I hate having to be in the kitchen cooking when everyone else is chatting and […]

Date Night After 40: 4 Simple Tips to Get Ready

Date night after 40? Does such a thing even exist? Marty and I had several years when the kids were little that we never had time for date night together. It was just too busy and finding a sitter was always a challenge when we did manage to have time. Now that we’re older, the […]

How to Prune Thimbleberries in a Few Simple Steps

Do you know how to prune thimbleberries? If you live in the northern part of the US or in Canada, you may have these growing in your backyard. While they aren’t as prolific as raspberries, if taken care of properly, you can get a fair amount of berries. This post contains affiliate links, and I […]

Simple Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Celebrate May 5

These simple Cinco de Mayo recipes will let you celebrate the 5th of May with your friends and family. We eat Mexican flavors regularly since my husband is from Texas originally. But, I like to do something a little bit more festive on Cinco de Mayo. That said, I don’t have a lot of time […]

Baked Brie With Blueberries and Honey Recipe

Have you ever tried baked brie with blueberries and honey? It’s such an easy way to celebrate the return of warm weather. Brie is one of my favorite soft cheeses and blueberries make the perfect flavor combination. If you’ve never tried it, you don’t know what you’re missing. This post has been sponsored by R.W. […]

5 National Strawberry Month Activities to Enjoy in May

You’ll want to leave time in your schedule for a few of these National Strawberry Month activities. Did you know that May was National Strawberry Month? Even though strawberries aren’t ripe here in Vermont in May, we still get excited because we know they will be soon. I received samples of some of the items […]