Christmas Lights – Incandescent vs LED – Is it time to upgrade?

Christmas Lights – Incandescent vs LED – Is it time to upgrade?

Have you been using the same old incandescent Christmas lights for years now? Maybe it is time to get new lights this year. Switching to LED bulbs costs a little more upfront but they are safer and less expensive to keep lit. This week’s infographic compares incandescent Christmas lights to LED Christmas lights. Check to see if switching is the right thing for you to do this year. Continue Reading →
6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

6 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

(Family Features) As days get shorter and temperatures drop, many homeowners overlook their lawns’ needs. Unfortunately, winter can be brutal and make it hard for lawns, trees and shrubs to thrive the following spring. Just like chapped lips and dry skin, plants struggle to find moisture in the winter, too. Symptoms include scorched and dropped leaves, mottling on leaves and even dead leaves and twigs. Dry or frozen soil can … Continue Reading →
Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Tips and Ideas for Halloween

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Tips and Ideas for Halloween

Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite things about Halloween. Growing up we always had pumpkins to carve and it was always so much fun. While most of us can create a classic jack-o-lantern face without any help of a pattern there are plenty of great ideas for other types of pumpkin carving that patterns are helpful for. I’ve gathered up some free pumpkin carving patterns and ideas for you … Continue Reading →
Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

As you all know, my mom is amazing at creating so many different things. Halloween is her favorite holiday to create things for especially now that she does an annual Halloween party for family and friends. At this years party she created a super fun Halloween photo booth frame. Everyone was thrilled with this because it was just too cute! When I asked Mom about it she said that she … Continue Reading →
How do I know what is real or fake online and where to check it out?

How do I know what is real or fake online and where to check it out?

Fake news or real news? Photoshopped image or real? Real threat or fake? Fake offer or real deal? Real warning email or phishing scam? We all are faced with trying to identify what is real or fake in the online world. While I think the internet is amazing, it is also still very much a wild west atmosphere and it is very easy for people to put out fake information. … Continue Reading →
Free Halloween Jokes Download

Free Halloween Jokes Download

Does your little trick-or-treater need some Halloween jokes? Download my free Halloween Jokes file to give them some fun jokes to share with friends, family, and for getting even more treats this Halloween. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF FILE These are also fun to print out and include in your kids’ lunchboxes around Halloween time. You could also put a new one up each day on your family … Continue Reading →
#MobileLiving Twitter Chat Recap – Emergency Preparedness

#MobileLiving Twitter Chat Recap – Emergency Preparedness

This past Friday I hosted the #MobileLiving Twitter chat about emergency preparedness. For those that attended, or if you missed it, I wanted to share all the tips, bookmarks and resources I shared. Below you can see my tweets from the chat. The purpose of this chat was to help all of us prepare ahead of time for disasters and emergencies. Hopefully no one has to use this, but if … Continue Reading →
Tips On How To Create a Disaster Plan for Crisis

Tips On How To Create a Disaster Plan for Crisis

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time, and the emergency situations that follow can typically involve life-altering decisions, actions and consequences. No matter what region you and your family live in and regardless of which large-scale threat your area could be subject to, being prepared is crucial to handling these frightening situations in a proper manner. Following these tips can help you be ready for emergency scenarios. Understand potential … Continue Reading →
Neighbors – The Good and the Bad

Neighbors – The Good and the Bad

I’m taking my own advice and using and writing today using my 52 Prompts for Bloggers. I’m starting out at the top of the list which is a prompt about neighbors. So I have lots of neighbors and I’ve lived in the same place for over 20 years so I have seen many come and go also. There have been a few I’ve been happy to see leave, but many … Continue Reading →
How to Reduce Home Energy Costs with Upgrades and Fixes

How to Reduce Home Energy Costs with Upgrades and Fixes

(Family Features) There are some great ways to reduce home energy costs. Enhancing your home’s energy-efficient features is a savvy way to make the space more livable while also making a smaller impact on the environment and your bank account. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the average American homeowner spends about $2,000 a year on energy for heating, cooling and other power needs throughout the house. However, inefficiencies … Continue Reading →