My All Time 5 Favorite Survival Reality TV Shows

Have you seen these survival shows on Netflix? One of my favorite ways to relax after a long day is by watching a few survival reality TV shows like Survivor. While I don’t enjoy most reality TV, I do love the survival shows where people are left in the wilderness to survive. Years ago, one […]

How to Choose the Best Gear For Summer Camping

Are you planning a trip to go hiking or to visit a campground this year? If so, you may be wondering how to choose the best gear for summer camping. Camping can be tons of fun whether it’s you and your spouse or the entire family. But, forgetting something important or failing to prepare can […]

9 Out of 10 Forest Fires are Caused by Humans

In 2014 there were 7,933 wildfires caused by lightning, but 55,679 wildfires caused by human error. I’m sharing these fire prevention tips in hopes that it will help. Living in the country, it’s not unusual to see campfires or people burning brush in their yard or in their fields. People have fires when they go […]

The Real Hidden Dangers of Online Advertising

Are we really anonymous? A scary thing happened to me last week. I was in the middle of getting ready for my business trip to San Francisco. I had just run to Walmart to fill my husband’s prescription and pick up a few trial size beauty products to take through security. I was checking my […]

Learn How to Pick Wild Apples the Right Way

If you already know how to pick wild apples the right way, you’ll want to head over to my Wild Apple Crumb Pie Recipe right now. If you’re not quite sure how to get started, keep reading and you can bake that pie later. Learn How to Pick Wild Apples the Right Way The area […]

Time Saving Gardening Tips

I love having fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers in my gardens. There is nothing that makes me happier than to know that I helped turn that tiny little seed into something pretty amazing. That said, gardening can be a very time intensive hobby. Your garden requires food, water, weeding, pollination and other care in order […]

Printable Pet Emergency Checklist

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Food, Shelter, & Love Program, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. My husband and I believe in being prepared for […]

Security Breach Protection: What Do I Do?

As much as I love the ease of shopping and taking care of business online, it comes with risks as well. A few weeks ago, I got a replacement credit card in the mail. It had me momentarily confused because it wasn’t time to renew my card and I hadn’t ordered a replacement. I opened […]

Retirement Planning Without Losing Your Mind

Retirement planning isn’t something that I paid much attention to when I was younger. Some of my jobs offered a variety of retirement planning options from 401K plans to pensions and some did not. I generally picked one of the lowest amounts available to contribute and then forgot about it. I was more worried about […]

Winter Preparedness | Car Emergency Kit

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve probably seen that Winter Storm Damon is hammering the East Coast right now. For those to the south, that means a lot of rain. For people in the northern areas, like me, that means a lot of snow and ice. The best thing to do when you […]