How Long Common Foods Last Before Going Bad

Don’t you hate it when food goes bad in the fridge, freezer or pantry? Sometimes, it’s just hard to tell how long foods last before going bad. And I hate doing the smell test when I’m a little iffy about meat that has been in the refrigerator a day too long. If it smells just slightly […]

Pep Talk for Writers

Are you a writer? If so, here’s a little pep talk for writers – a pep talk for you! Here’s a question for all you writers out there: Have you ever written a post or article that you’re fairly certain will never see the light of day? You well remember that day when inspiration struck […]

Describe Your Mom in One Word

Quick! Can you describe your mom in one word?  For several weeks, anticipating Mother’s Day, I’ve had the thought to describe my mom in one word.  All sorts of words come to mind:  loving, pretty, sweet, agile, awesome cook (oops, that’s two words). The one word that has stuck with me is fun. Yep, my mom […]

Blogging 101 – Are You Stealing Photos?

A while back, I shared a post on How to Blog Like A Pro in my Blogging 101 series. One of the points I shared is, “Never post a picture on your blog that you do not have permission to use.”  I felt like I needed to add to that info and that’s why I’m sharing Blogging […]

Melinda’s Amazing Weight Loss Story

Y’all should all know my sister, Melinda, by now, and I’m so excited to share Melinda’s Amazing Weight Loss Story! Actually, she’s going to share it.  But first . . . At the beginning of 2013, when I first started blogging, Melinda was my one constant fan.  I don’t really like the word fan because […]

Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’ve been busy planning my tablescape.  For me, Thanksgiving and Christmas tablescapes are my very favorite and I try to mix it up every year without breaking the budget.  With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of my Christmas Tablescapes, Party Tips & More. […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? I didn’t until I was recently contacted by the beautiful Heather Von St. James.  She’s approaching her 10-year cancer-free anniversary after having her left lung removed due to a preventable disease called mesothelioma.  When Heather was a little girl, her dad worked in drywall construction.  She […]

Brandon Price, An Unsung Hero

When I was a little girl, my home burned completely to the ground during a lightning storm.  Thankfully, we were not home at the time. We lived a few miles outside of town and in those days, if you lived outside the city limits, there were no fire hydrants, etc. After growing up and living […]

Top 5 Sunscreens

Summer has always been my favorite season and the beach, any beach, is my ideal vacation spot.  I guess it’s because I grew up visting the beach every summer. Back in the day, I shunned sunscreen like it was the plague. I was a baby oil/iodine concoction addict when I was a teen. As a […]

Who Else is Watching Your Baby?

I was appalled when I read an article about a nanny in Houston who heard an unfamiliar voice coming from a two-way baby monitor.  The voice said, “that’s really a poopy diaper,” then warned her to password-protect the camera.  I can only imagine the nanny’s reaction. One couple heard a voice shouting from the baby’s […]