And for those days you cannot travel…. Take a road trip! No excuses now because this weekends is FREE National Park Entrance Days for National Parks including Shenandoah National Park (my favorite!) And, while you’re there, thank a veteran for your freedom in honor of Veterans Day!
This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that November is National Entrepreneurship Month? Families all over depend on entrepreneurs just like you and me for pretty much everything we do. You may not realize it but small business and start ups are what Americans run on. Think about it! Do you drop your kids off at a child care providers house or a day care center? How about stopping by a roadside fruit or vegetable stand on your way home? Or maybe you’ve just had your nails done at a small corner shop in your local home town – whatever the case, entrepreneurs have you covered! [Read more…]
Top 12 Uses for Peppermint Oil – Peppermint oil is in my top-ten list of “just plain goodness!” It comes from the plant leaves and flowers of the peppermint plant (Mentha x piperita). The uses of peppermint oil are many, owing to the fact that it has a strong and pleasing scent as well as medicinal properties. Like me, you’ve probably used peppermint oil in baking and candy-making but but did you know it’s uniquely useful as a component of household cleaners and pest repellents? It seems like the uses for peppermint oil are practically endless!
Peppermint oil is an excellent “trick up your sleeve” to keep handy; here’s a summary of the many jobs the versatile oil of peppermint boasts.
Excellent uses of peppermint oil:
UnitedHealthcare Campaign: Are You a Health Plan Pro?
Many of us don’t think about healthcare until it’s too late! You know when your kid falls out of a tree and breaks his arm or he tries to roller blade over a hose and it doesn’t end well! Everyone needs health insurance, and that is where UnitedHealthcare comes into play!
Watch my Video to Find out About UnitedHealthcare (above!)
What I love about UnitedHealthcare is its ease of use to navigate. By answering short questions, you can find the plan that is right for you and for your family! And, right now through November 30, 2016, you can win up to $500 by playing the UnitedHealthcare Are You a Health Plan Pro! Here’s how it works (really simple!): [Read more…]
Well I spent the day hitting a really fun place to shop for back to campus supplies for my 20 year old son that is a senior at Frostburg State in Western Maryland. Apparently my son is “too cool” to shop for back to school so my daughter and I had no problem hitting the local At Home Superstore and finding everything we needed in this home shopping mecca! If you’re looking for value plus “must haves” for dorm life At Home is the place to go! [Read more…]
Have you heard the exciting news about the new Toys “R” Us outlet opening? They’re planning to sport a fresh new look and layout plus the store will feature a unique selection of products at value prices (my favorite part!) exclusive to their Outlet stores! (that means savings for parents like me and you). In addition, I read that they’re also offer smaller array of toys found at our full-size stores,INCLUDING a dedicated LEGO shop!!!! With the Lego craze of the last 7 years this is sure to be a HIT! There will also be an expanded NERF and Barbie assortments and other hot items like Star Wars, Shopkins, Avengers and more. [Read more…]
Saving energy in my home can feel like a mountain you can’t climb. However, getting that electric bill every month doesn’t have to be anxiety ridden. I have found some easy ways you can save energy at home with little to no effort. Check out some of these tips that won’t take you long at all and are a great way to start your Earth Day resolution: [Read more…]
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Lunch rut? No more….. When you need to get out of the door fast and time/sleep are precious commodities in your house then you need to see my lunch ideas recipes! I make 4 different lunches in just 5 minutes with 1 simple rotisserie chicken from Safeway. Not every person in your home wants a sandwich or a wrap (or even bread for that matter) so as a mom you’ve got to be creative thinking with foods that offer good nutrition, delicious taste with simple time saving recipes. We can’t always eat out for lunch each day – for some it’s a matter of money, for others it’s a matter of time. Commit to packing your lunch while saving time and money.
A big thanks to Safeway for sponsoring this recipe!
Top 10 Uses for Echinacea – As my own interest in alternative medicine and preventive therapies has increased, both for myself and that of my family, I’ve come across Echinaea – the herbal extract of purple coneflower, known by its Latin name Echinacea purpurea. You’ll see why it rises to the top of my list. Echinacea can be taken [Read more…]