10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

(Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling lights to patterned tablecloths, every detail counts when it comes to impressing family and friends. It may feel like a lot of pressure to live up to expectations, but your party can be both simple and elegant with a few … Continue Reading →
DIY Project – Glitter and Light Canvas

DIY Project – Glitter and Light Canvas

(Family Features) When your home decor needs an upgrade, but expensive, ready-made items aren’t in your budget, DIY projects can be an easy and affordable solution for revitalizing rooms in your home. One simple way to enhance the character of a room is with lighted elements. Add a glistening, on-trend look with a lighted canvas, which features twinkling lights that dance on shimmering glitter to lend a glam look to … Continue Reading →
Safety Tips for Buying/Selling Locally Online

Safety Tips for Buying/Selling Locally Online

Do you regularly buy or sell items online where you meet up with people locally to make the exchange? Common places to find transactions are Craigslist, Letgo, etc. You can post items for sale or find items to buy and they generally are for local pickup and delivery. While most of these transactions present no problems at all, sadly, there have been some very serious crimes committed with some throughout … Continue Reading →
Deck Design Made Easy

Deck Design Made Easy

For my family we enjoy our patio and deck areas just about all year long. Our current deck is over 20 years old though and it is time to think about a new one. So we have started planning. My first step has been started a Deck Ideas Pinterest board.   (Family Features) While outdoor living season may be winding down, there’s no better time to start planning your dream … Continue Reading →
StarNight Laser Review and Giveaway

StarNight Laser Review and Giveaway

Have you all seen the laser lights on TV commercials? They look awesome, but do they really perform as well in person? The answer is YES! I recently received the StarNight Laser (disclosure: I received this for free but the opinions here are my own) and my family and I love it! The StarNight Laser lets you select between red, green, red and green mixed, or red and green alternating … Continue Reading →
5 DIY Decorative Crafts for Autumn

5 DIY Decorative Crafts for Autumn

I know it is still summer, but autumn will be here before you know it. Crafts have always been enjoyable for me, but I haven’t really been doing much of it for quite some time now. Since fall is my favorite time of year I thought I would round up some ideas from my fellow bloggers to try out myself and to share with you. All of the photos below … Continue Reading →
5 Mistakes Homeowners Make That Attract Pests

5 Mistakes Homeowners Make That Attract Pests

(Family Features) Spring is house-hunting season and with warmer temperatures and increased rain, it is also the season when pesky creatures can invade homes. Even minor flaws in a new home should not be ignored as they can potentially lead to pest damage. Ron Harrison, Ph.D., entomologist with Orkin, recommends new homeowners avoid making these five mistakes: Overlooking tiny cracks Even tiny cracks and crevices in the foundation, doorways and … Continue Reading →
Infographic: How Much Stuff Do You Actually Own?

Infographic: How Much Stuff Do You Actually Own?

This week’s infographic, How Much Stuff Do You Actually Own, is really interesting I think – well I actually say that each Saturday, don’t I? Anyway, many of us are cooped up in the house more in the winter and we started to notice how much stuff (junk) we really have all around us. It gets overwhelming! So much of that stuff is not being used either and just taking … Continue Reading →
The Latest Smart Home Gadgets

The Latest Smart Home Gadgets

This week CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is taking place in Las Vegas. There are thousands of new items being released but today I’m focusing on smart home kitchen gadgets and kitchen appliances and some other home tools and appliances. It is truly amazing what these companies are coming up with to help us make our meals at home and to make our days easier. Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator Transform … Continue Reading →
Credit Card Chips: Everything You Need to Know [infographic]

Credit Card Chips: Everything You Need to Know [infographic]

With the new year fast approaching many people have resolutions about managing their money and credit. One of the newer things happening are chips in cards. These are known sometimes as smart cards, chip cards, smart chip cards, and EMV cards. These new cards are supposed to help protect against fraud. However, just like all kinds of money related things there will always be people who will find a way … Continue Reading →