Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with Buttered Breadcrumbs

One of our favorite holiday dishes is my Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with Buttered Breadcrumbs. Each year, as the weather cools down, I start to get requests to make it for dinner. It’s often made near the holidays, because we like to add leftover ham to the recipe. But, it’s just as good without […]

5 Easy Tips for Staying Active When It’s Cold Outside

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Way® Joint Movement Glucosamine®. I have been compensated for this post but all opinions are my own. There’s a frost warning for our area overnight tonight and that makes me feel like staying in bed tomorrow morning. I knew winter would happen eventually, but I’m not ready for it. […]

Top Picks for Healthy Happy Living Gift Guide

Christmas can be a time of over indulgence for some people, willingly or not. For those that are struggling to live healthier, it’s nice to receive gifts that help you stay strong with your health goals. With that in mind, I put together a few of my favorite ideas for those that are interested in […]

Tips for Dealing With Lower Back Pain That Really Work

This post was developed in partnership with Bayer, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the Aleve® Direct Therapy TM TENS Device and compensation to facilitate my review. Is dealing with lower back pain getting in the way of all of the fall yard work and maintenance that need to be […]

Easy Sugar Cookies with Maple Frosting

I’ll let you in on a secret. I don’t make a dozen different cookies for Christmas. I have a few favorites that I make each year and then I swap with my Mom who also makes a few favorites. That makes it seem like I made more cookies than I actually did. One of my […]

How to Get Rewarded by Shopping on Black Friday

Shopping on Black Friday is a bit of a tradition here. It’s a day that many people head to the stores to begin their Christmas shopping and it’s a day that many retailers offer their lowest prices of the season. If you’d like to get the best deals possible, look for them on Black Friday […]

Tips for Saving Money on Prescriptions

Ever since Marty hurt his back years ago, we’ve had to deal with regular, monthly prescriptions. When you add in prescriptions for my daughter and I for our asthma, we have about a dozen prescriptions we fill every single month. There’s nothing that can impact your budget more than a dozen prescriptions, and I notice […]

Help Children in Foster Care for National Adoption Month

It took me almost two years to get pregnant with my first child, my daughter. During that time, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children and we briefly considered adopting. Like most couples, the first thing we thought of was adopting a baby. Thankfully, I did get pregnant and adoption wasn’t something […]

Tips for Dealing With Chronic Pain During the Holidays

This post was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Dealing with chronic pain during the holidays can make an already stressful time of year even more difficult. Marty hurt his back years ago and has had several failed operations […]

How to Take Care of Fresh Evergreen Wreaths

Do you know how to take care of fresh evergreen wreaths? There was another frost this morning, and I’m starting to get in the holiday mood. This weekend, I put up a fresh evergreen wreath on our front door and the door to our garden shed. I love how festive it makes our home look. Like […]