Brown Eggs Vs. White Eggs, Nutrition and Taste – There is always a debate going on about which egg is better, the white ones or the brown ones. In my first article on the subject of brown eggs vs. white eggs, I discovered that generally, there isn’t much of a difference. The reason for the color has more to do with the type of the bird, not the egg itself. But what about nutrition and taste? Are they really equal? Do they taste exactly the same? Why in the world, then, am I paying more for brown eggs? Here is what I found out. [Read more…]
Easy Easter Cookies – When you think of decorating cookies, you may think of Christmas, but you can decorate cookies for any holiday, including Easter! Easy Easter cookies are fun to make and you can enjoy the process as a family and make extra to decorate for friends and neighbors. Basically, all you need is your favorite rolled sugar cookie dough, or homemade if you want to make the dough yourself, some Easter shaped cookie cutters like bunnies, baskets, eggs, chicks and flowers and some icing. It’s a process, but a fun one, and one you can share with your children. [Read more…]
I have some great tips for natural remedies for diaper rash. As a mom of 4 children I know that diaper rash happens and has so many different causes & treatments. Even mom’s that constantly keep baby changed can run into periods of diaper rash 1)after or during use of an antibiotic 2) with diarrhea from a stomach bug 3) from a yeast that invades a beginning rash 4) from highly acidic waste. I’ve experienced differing degrees of each of these while raising my own kids (my eldest is now 21) and I want to share with you some tips and tricks I learned along the way. [Read more…]
Easy Easter Desserts – Cakes Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail… Yes, it’s that time again! Peter Cottontail will be stopping by your house with candy and colored eggs, family will be coming for dinner and when everyone is full and can’t squeeze in one last bite, they will ask about dessert! What will you have waiting for them when they ask? You can spend just as much time in the kitchen making mundane desserts as you can making fun, creative desserts and when everyone “ooohs and aaahs” over your masterpieces, won’t you will feel awesome! Here are a few easy Easter desserts that won’t take too much of your time during this busy holiday, but will look like you spent all day in the kitchen. [Read more…]
Walt Disney World Vacation Club for Sale – Walt Disney World is a popular family friendly vacation spot and one that my family and I enjoy visiting often. To make the most of our money there, we belong to the Walt Disney World Vacation Club and have had a wonderful experience for over ten years. We have enjoyed using our membership and I am so pleased with the opportunities for memories year after year. Club members buy points and we can use those points for a Walt Disney World vacation, for a Disney Cruises (we’ve done that twice now!!) or swap them for other resorts all over the world. What’s not to love! There are plenty of perks as a member and our family takes advantage of as many as we can. I know the Walt Disney World Vacation Club is right for my family, but how do you know if it will be right for yours? Well first, a little research needs to be done and I am the lady who can do some of that for you! Let’s take a look at what, exactly, the Walt Disney World Vacation Club is all about by going over the pros and the cons to see if it’s right for your family. [Read more…]
Now is the time to purchase your Busch Gardens Williamsburg discount tickets with their online only special this month. This will be our 2nd year for our family with season passes and we have just fallen in love with Busch Gardens Williamsburg! The park is super clean, rides and areas for teens, adults and younger kids and the food is amazing! Our favorite thing to do is to hit Water Country until about 2pm/3pmish then head over to Busch Garden for some fun rides and food. Oh, don’t forget about their new roller coaster opening this Spring!!! For ticket information and question go here: https://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-williamsburg/book-online/tickets/2parkfuncard
Last year I was fortunate enough to have Busch Gardens sponsor tickets for my family as a blog Ambassador and I will once again be representing Busch Gardens this year as well!
Outer Banks travel – My family and I have been invited to visit the Outer Banks in North Carolina this summer and we are very excited about this upcoming adventure. Opportunities abound when visiting America’s first National Seashore and I thought I would do my research to see what was available to my family. I want to make a list of “must see” places to go and things to do as a mom and veteran home schooler, I am always looking for educational opportunities to enlighten my children. Here are some of the adventures I found that await families looking for Outer Banks travel. [Read more…]
Best Egg Laying Hens – Rhode Island Reds! Spring is in the air and with spring comes the Easter holiday. Easter gets us thinking about eggs and when you think about eggs, maybe you are considering where the eggs you bought at the store may have come from and just how healthy and nutritious they are for your family. Many homeowners like you and I are considering following the new trend and raising a few chickens in our own backyards. We will know exactly what our chickens are eating, what goes into the eggs we are eating and we can feel good placing them on the breakfast table for our family. Easter is a great time to get those cute, fluffy baby chicks and they will be perfect for laying eggs by the fall. So off we go to find out what kind of baby chicks we would like for our backyard flock and we ask ourselves “What are the best egg laying hens so that I can get the most bang for my buck?”, per say. If you read my first article on the Ameraucana breed of chicken, you’ll already know they are good egg layers. I am doing a little research on the top 3 egg layers, so in addition to the Ameraucana, let’s look at the Rhode Island Red. [Read more…]
Spring Table Decorations – Spring table decorations are an easy way to bring the Easter season into your home by brightening your living space and brightening your attitude, as well. Say goodbye to “old man winter” and hello to spring! It’s that time of year! Adding color and style to your table for Easter will look elegant and is easy to accomplish. [Read more…]
I’ll be Key Note speaker for the 2nd year in a row at the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Conference on March 11th. This is an amazing group of authors, newspaper columnists, bloggers, and outdoor tv personalities. I’m so honored to support all things outdoor. Did you know that someone once took a scientific survey of adults asking them to recall their most fond memories of childhood and 85% of those adults recalled a memory that took place outside. There’s something out nature that sticks with us and stands the test of time. The smell, the sights, the feel of sitting on a large granite rock overlooking a valley is something that captivates the human spirit, centers it, and returns it back to Mother Earth!