Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Every new beginning deserves a celebration. Brides and babies get showers. Tying the knot gets a wedding. The new year gets a fabulous party. But what about the less noteworthy events? I personally think Spring deserves a party, don’t you?! I like to take every opportunity I can to get-together with friends and celebrate new beginnings. So with the help of Evan Williams Honey, I’m going to show you a fantastic way to ring in a new season. Here’s my steps to putting together a Southern-themed Spring Fling Patio party… Step 1: The Setting I am relatively new to the …

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5 Causes Of Mold In Your Home

This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Mold is a fungus founds in many homes that commonly thrives in damp conditions. As well as being unsightly, mold can be dangerous if left unattended – it has been linked with many respiratory diseases including conditions as serious as legionnaires. Mold can usually be wiped away quite easily, however it will return if you don’t get to the root cause. Here are just a few possible causes of mold in the home to look out for. External leaks Leaking water can often result in damp, which can …

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Make Your Home Fun For The Whole Family

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. You want your home to be a place where your family can relax, grow, and recover the energy they need to take on the outside world, sure, but that’s something else your home should be, too. Fun. If you make the effort to make your property a place that’s fun for the whole family, then you’ll be able to create many a happy family, on both an individual and collective level. But how do you go about doing this? We take a look at a …

Plan Ahead with First Alert

Home & Design: Plan ahead with First Alert

Thank you First Alert for sponsoring this post. First Alert 10-year sealed battery alarms offer hassle-free protection that helps keep your home and family protected for a decade! #LiveWithA10 My whole life I have been a “planner”. As a child, I would lay out my school clothes the night before in preparation for class. As a teenager, I would meticulously map out a driving route and hand write out the directions (yes, this was pre-smart phones!). As a twenty-something professional, I spent countless hours rehearsing work presentations and anticipating every possible colleague’s question. But a lifetime of being a planner …

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

Meat-Lover’s Texmati Paella

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.  Like any parent, I want what is best for my child. The best school, the best clothes, the best… well, everything! But unless you have unlimited means, that you simply can’t always have the best. But you can certainly try! Sure, I only shop for toddler clothes in the “clearance” section and take full-advantage of free community events, but there is one aspect that I work hard to not compromise within… food. When it comes to food, I really try to give my kid the best I possibly can. …

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Common Things That Can Cause Damage To Your Home and How To Avoid Them

Featured Image by glynn424 on Pixabay This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. If you are a homeowner then it can be a great time as you look to make your home as you want it. Decorating it and renovating can be a really fun thing to do. But at some point in your life as a homeowner, there will be things that do start to go wrong from time to time. General wear and tear is a pretty common thing that occurs, as well as other things such as impact from the weather, as …

Weeknight Dinner Hack with Idahoan Mashed Potatoes

Busy Weeknights? Try these Easy Real Potatoes!

Thank you Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes for sponsoring this post. Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes are real potatoes, real easy, delivering homemade taste on demand. Before I became a parent, I couldn’t grasp the obsession with “hacks”. Five cleaning hacks for the weekend! A quick mascara hack every woman should know! The ultimate hack to folding laundry! Seriously, had society blown a fuse? “Hacks” eluded me, that is until I had my daughter. Instantly, I was thrust into the exhausted, burned-out, over-worked world of parenthood and one thing shone brightly through the fog of sleepiness… I couldn’t live without “hacks”! Hacks for diaper …

Farmhouse Renovation

Colonial Home gets a Farmhouse Makeover

Guest Writer: Jenn Sollitto Jenn is the talented photographer behind Designs Hobby Photography. Visit her website here for more information. This outdated Colonial home received a beautiful “Farmhouse-style” makeover. Family owned since 1927 this Colonial home had seen some updates over the decades. The kitchen had been last updated in 1968 and the exterior was stained brown at some point, so it was definitely time for a change. The owners first inspiration was to restore the house to its original color… white. Before: After: The second inspiration was for the home to have a welcoming farmhouse look. For the outside …