There’s Something Wrong With The World Today… And I Know What It Is

I was 5, maybe 6 the first time I walked to school all by myself.  I had missed the bus that stopped at the end of my road and wanted to make it to school that day...I also didn't want to get in trouble by my mother who had tried to get me to the bus stop on time.  So I walked.  Today, with my adult size legs, that same walk would take me about 10 minutes...I'm not sure how fast I was back then.  Honestly, I don't remember. That wasn't the … [Read more...]

Give Your Home’s Exterior a Facelift


First impressions count and that includes your home. The exterior of your home is the first thing people see and will have a strong impact on the value of your home. While many renovators concentrate on updating the home’s interior, the outside is just as important. Why? The curb-side appeal of your home is very important to prospective buyers. Spending some time and money on an exterior facelift will add to the value of your home and be a … [Read more...]

10 Things You Should Have In Your First Aid Kits


Every home should have a first aid kit. If you don’t already own one, visit Optomo Australia to check out the wide range of medical aids available. For those who have a kit but haven’t opened it in a while, let’s do a quick inventory of what should be there before it's too late. You might find there is a lot missing. They also have a great competition out at the moment for any budding fitness gurus, which you can check out at their Optomo … [Read more...]

What’s Your Big Deal Personality? Me, I’m a Flipper!

Before and After

Hello my name is Jen and I love to make old things look new.  Paying full price for furniture that is made to look aged has never made much sense to me, and allowing perfectly good things to die a long, slow death in the landfill is a straight up waste.  The old saying rings true with me, someone else’s trash can easily become a treasure.  All it takes is just a little elbow grease and love. My house is furnished mostly with hand-me-downs from … [Read more...]

Mushroom Fried Quinoa #whatscooking


I have a new favorite food....Quinoa  I know it's all the rage right now, with its complete protein it has become a popular choice for healthy eating!  And as we all know, healthy can be delicious!  Quinoa is so versatile that it can be mixed in to just about anything...I once made a gluten-free chocolate cake with ground quinoa! Lately I have been looking for ways to replace some of the starches in our meals.  Now, as a meat and potatoes … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Summer Gardening Fun With Kids


Getting outside is a great way to enjoy the summer. If you did some planting in the spring, your vegetables are probably ripe and ready for picking. If you're just getting started, there's still plenty of time left to have some fun in the garden with your kids. Try these 8 tips to keep it productive, educational and enjoyable. 1. Invest in some gloves. It's all right to get dirty, but gardening gloves are more about protection from stickers, … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Sunburns on Babies & Small Children {Aveeno Baby Sunscreen Review}

aveeno baby sunscreen

Ahhh...Summertime.  The best time of year for being active and outside.  Sunny days and BBQ's, afternoons at the beach and time spend as a family.  It's really hard to top summer.  Though,  there is one bad thing that can accompany too much time in the sun....Sunburns.  If you grew up in the 80's, it's likely that you've had a few burns that brought you to tears, I know I have!  But that was before the time of sunscreen.  Now we're better … [Read more...]

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