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, … Continue Reading →
Protect Your Grandchildren (or children) at Home

Protect Your Grandchildren (or children) at Home

You all know I simply adore my twin granddaughters – they are now just a little over a year old. I want to make sure that as a grandma, well ok my grandma name is Ga-Ga, that the girls will be safe when they are in my home. With every generation things change in a variety of ways so I … 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, … Continue Reading →
Why I Am Loving Doing Laundry

Why I Am Loving Doing Laundry

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of hhgregg. All opinions are 100% mine. Normally I hate doing laundry, but lately I am loving it. I think that is because of my new Samsung activewash High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer  and Samsung Steam Electric Dryer all from hhgregg. Getting a new washer and dryer set with some of … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading →
Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System Review

Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System Review

Recently I became a Netgear Ambassador. The first product they sent me to try out was the Arlo Smart Home Security Camera. Disclosure: I received the product for free to use and be able to share my own experiences with you, opinions are my own. I was excited to try this out because Hubby and I had been talking about … Continue Reading →
#STLBlab – Q and A with a #STL Home Inspector

#STLBlab – Q and A with a #STL Home Inspector

BLAB UPDATE: Blab has closed down sadly. Embedded videos are no longer available. Some of the transcripts, notes, and comments are still available in this post however. This is a replay of the live broadcast with ✦ Karen Goodman, Mark Goodman, Robyn Wright, and Sidney Continue Reading →
Making My Indoor Air Better with Venta Airwasher

Making My Indoor Air Better with Venta Airwasher

While I love to have the windows open when the weather is nice, it is definitely the minority of the time that happens. The windows are usually all closed up and the air conditioner or heater is running. I want my indoor air quality to be better no matter what. Venta Airwasher sent me one of their units a couple … Continue Reading →
Color Your World with Philips Hue Lighting from Best Buy

Color Your World with Philips Hue Lighting from Best Buy

Take off your rose colored glasses, you don’t need them anymore! You can color your world rose….or blue, or purple, or yellow, or orange, or white, or any combination of these colors now with the Philips Hue lighting. It is freaking cool! As part of the Best Buy Blogger Network they sent me a couple of the Philips Hue products. … Continue Reading →