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Ready To Win $300 Holiday Cash Giveaway?

Win big during our $300 Holiday Cash giveaway! You have the option of choosing between $300 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Make sure to check out all of

5 Types of Holiday Blues And Ways To Help

Thank you, Dr. Sanam Hafeez, for sharing these tips with my readers.   With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of it all. While we may be cooking, shopping, enjoying holiday events there are others, many of whom are in our very own circles, having a tougher time.

6 Tips To Safely Frying Your Turkey

  Guest Contributor, Paul Kenny A few years ago my daughter’s in-laws from Brooklyn, NY came to Memphis for Thanksgiving. To give them a taste of Southern cuisine, I decided to fry a turkey in addition to my conventionally roasted turkey. In effect, we had a taste panel where our twenty guests got to try both

Welcome to the Beauty-Full Stocking Stuffer Giveaway!

  Disclosure: This post and giveaway contain affiliate links. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.  Welcome to the Beauty-Full Stocking Stuffer Giveaway! Are you looking for some glamorous stocking stuffer gift ideas for your little diva? We’ve rounded up some beauty products that will bring hours of fun long after the holidays have ended. These

15 “To Do’s” to Fight The Flu

As we enter flu season there are many things we can do to “flu-proof” ourselves. Regardless of whether you choose to get a flu vaccine or not, there are things we can do to increase our chances of not getting sick this winter. Dr. Christopher Calapai, a New York based Osteopathic Physician board certified in

6 Tips to Help Keep Anxiety Levels Away

Since the school year started our family has been having discussions regarding anxiety and how it hurts mentally and physically.  It’s paralyzing!  You feel sick to your stomach and just want to run or, in a lot of cases, can’t move.  Sometimes it springs out of nowhere, with no rational explanation or, a much larger

Enter to Win Cash For The Holidays!

I can’t think of a better time of year to have some extra cash come along. Wouldn’t it be oh-so-nice to have a bundle of $125 arrive to spend any way you like?  Yes!  Yes, it would.  If you want to be a lucky winner to have to enter.  Now’s the time! If you’re the

5 Ways to Avoid The Winter Blues

As we prepare to switch the clocks and “fall back” this November 5, many of us may give up more than an hour of daylight. We may be giving up our good mood. Many people mark the clock change as the start of more darkness, cold weather and anxiety over holiday schedules and holiday shopping and travel. Dr. Saman Hafeez,

You Need To Learn F.A.S.T. – World Stroke Day

  World Stroke Day is October 29th Have you, or someone you know, been affected by a stroke?  A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. The symptoms depend upon the region of the brain that is affected by the loss of blood supply and can include changes in

Dr Pepper Suits You Up With Game Time Fan Gear!

Brought to you by Dr Pepper® and Albertson’s Companies.   Whether you’re in it for the football game, or the food, or the friends… or all three – meeting up for a college football tailgate party is fun!  Most of our parties end up being a “cook-off” of some sort; Chili Cook-Off *check* Hamburger Cook-Off

CenturyLink Price For Life – Improve Family Time And Your Budget

Post Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CenturyLink. The opinions are all mine.   Back-To-School time feels like the beginning of the new year more than the traditional January 1st. It’s truly a new beginning!   Every fall, I like to start the season fresh and one way I do

Furniture Options for Interior Design Projects

  Doing an interior design project for your home, or the home of a close friend can be fun! There are endless choices to make. Your imagination can run wild in order to make the interior of your home as unique as it can possibly be. Obviously, one of the key components of an interior design

Nature Made Probiotics – Help Support My Digestive Health

This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   I’ve reached that “lovely” stage in life where I need to treat my body very wisely. I’m definitely not a kid anymore! (Even if some of my behavior is a

Use These 4 Strategies To Improve The Quality Of Your Life

If you’re serious about improving the quality of your life right now, implementing the right wellness strategies can help you realize the goal. This is the case because great health can help you optimize productivity, maintain mood stability, fight disease, and attain a higher level of self-esteem. Below you’ll find just four of many wellness

4 Tips To Make Great Paleo Friendly Desserts

So, what makes a paleo diet great? Well, for starters, it doesn’t contain chemicals, additives, and preservatives; hence, it is healthy and boasts of several anti-inflammatory benefits. In a nutshell, a paleo diet generally consists of food and ingredients that were eaten by our ancestors—basically, the diet is comprised of food that you gather or

Four Natural Ways to Reduce Stress

Do you find yourself carrying stress with you all day long? While coming home should give you the break that you need and help you get your stress under control, you may feel so anxious and tightly wound that you just can’t relax. Even spending time with your loved ones or hanging out with your

5 Great Kids Birthday Gift Ideas

If you are having a hard time deciding on what gift you will give to a kid – your child, nephew, niece or godchild on his or her birthday, then you’ve come to the right place! Surely, at the end of this article, you will be able to finally decide on what gift to share.Check

Skimping on Insurance? Don’t Skip These Important Health Tests

***shared with permission With the healthcare system in crisis, tons of red tape and questions, managing one’s health has become a major challenge. More and more women are skipping key exams simply because getting appointments are a hassle and obtaining coverage can be confusing. That said, there are some key tests and exams that every

6 Reasons Why The Ayoga French Press Is Like No Other!

  My first job was at a very cool “granola” restaurant. Plants hanging all around, sprouts on (almost) every sandwich, and a huge Italian coffee maker that I manned proudly. I was a barista before we even knew what a “barista” was! I really enjoyed making cappuccinos, lattes, etc. Little pieces of art in every

Starbucks $150 Gift Card Giveaway!

For the coffee lover whose heart skips a beat when they see the green mermaid logo, this giveaway is for you! Welcome to the Starbucks $150 Gift Card Giveaway!  For those of us that have looked at our monthly budget and found ourselves surprised at the amount spent on our delicious beverages, this prize would

$1000 Summer Adventure Giveaway!

What are your summer plans?  Or, are you going the way of a truly laid-back summer vibe and not have any plans at all?  Either way, I’m sure having a nice little wind-fall of cash would make your summer more enjoyable, right?  Of course!  Two lucky winners will receive $500 – paid through Paypal.  Enter

4 Warning Signs of a Hoarder

~~~Guest Contributor:  H.G. McKinnis In my early twenties, I lived with a hoarder I’ll call Mae. When I moved in, I saw she had loads of stuff, and I knew instantly she was a poor housekeeper. It wasn’t until I moved out, however, that I realized Mae wasn’t just a person who had a neatness deficit and a high tolerance for roaches. She was a classic example of a genuine hoarder. We all

5 Ways To Rid Mosquitoes Naturally

  In the Pacific Northwest, we know in Summertime one day it can be raining, the next day 90 degrees. (It’s not unusual for our closets to have tank tops next to turtlenecks. You just never know!) With the constant change of weather, you get busy with yard work in between rain storms. But *smack* these darn *smack* mosquitoes

Totally Stressed Out? The Risks To Your Body

  You’re trying to get the kids off to school, you can’t find your cell phone, and you’re sitting in traffic.  Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight”

Kick Off Summer Celebrations with Lemons

Lemons!   If you love lemons as much as I do you’re going to love these recipes. June is here and is bringing an endless array of summertime festivities with it. Between Father’s Day, summer weddings and graduation parties, Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt has put together an easy and festive selection of recipes and home décor

Treating Depression And Obesity Together

Treating depression and obesity together is at the heart of a new health program with global ramifications. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia will trial a world-first group intervention that draws upon several established approaches to boost patient health and wellbeing in the coming months. The program, developed in

Time For A $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Summer vacations are just around the corner and you can find just about any item you’ll need for your days of relaxation, or excitement, on Amazon. Last summer caring for family members took precedence over escaping to the desert, mountain or beach. (All healed now! Yay!!!)  Hopefully, we’ll be able to get a much-needed break and

7 Ways to Deal With Work-Related Anxiety

Whether you work from home or go to an office daily, you are always working for someone else. Your services, talents, skills and knowledge are being exchanged for money and that means meeting expectations. It also means dealing with daily triggers that create frustration. According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC-based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, these triggers

3 Keys to Choosing the Right Plumber For You

Many people view needing to call a plumber with as much trepidation as making an appointment at the dentist. It certainly doesn’t need to be like this. There are many great plumbers out there. The key is to select the right one for you. (That is often easier said than done.)  When a plumbing issue

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

    A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty