Help Support the GRO Organic Check-off Program

Do you choose organic? In recent years we have seen much better access to organic foods and greater availability in stores nationwide, but there is still a long way to go. If I thought it was easy and affordable, I would switch our food habits to all-organic in a minute. But, like many people, I … [Read more...]

Keep Your Health on Track During Cold Winter Months

It has been CRAZY COLD here in Minnesota. As I'm writing this, the temperature is in the single digits and in the coming days that will fall to below zero. With weather like this I just want to curl up in a ball and mope. It's really hard to stay active! For me, when I'm not active I tend to start … [Read more...]

Using FreeShipping.com to Save on Holiday Spending + $500 Giveaway

We're heading into the final stretch! Christmas will soon be here and that means all the presents need to be bought, wrapped, and placed under the tree or in the car to head out to see friends and families. Is your holiday shopping done? To be perfectly honest, I am a very last minute shopper. This … [Read more...]

Join Us For A NOLA Plantation Country Holiday Twitter Chat #NOPCHoliday

When thinking of Louisiana travel, the French Quarter of New Orleans is the first thing many people think of. But, you don't want your Louisiana visit to end within the city limits of New Orleans. Just a short drive outside the city you can walk through century old,  Southern plantations while … [Read more...]

Kohl’s Black Friday Deals: Complete Ad!

Kohl's is known for always doing Black Friday BIG an this year is no different. To make shopping easy, we have the complete list of Kohl's Black Friday Deals below. In fact, it's actually the complete ad! you can click right through to order online or find these items in stores. (My personal choice … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11

NOTE: I originally wrote this post five years ago, at the time of the 10th aniversary of 9/11, but never published it. Every year I re-read it and think I should edit it and publish, but the thought overwhelms me. So this year, the 15th anniversary of 9/11/01, I decided I will go ahead and hit … [Read more...]

Wood Cutting Board Cleaning and Care

While cleaning your cutting board is probably not at the top of the list of chores you enjoy doing, it is an important one that should be done. With regular care your cutting board will stay in good condition, lasting longer and keeping your food safe. Wooden cutting boards need to be cared for and … [Read more...]

Workout Fashion on a Budget

What helps motivate you to work out? Is it the goal of being more healthy? Working toward fitting into a now-too-tight pair of jeans? Big goals are great for motivation, but I often find that little things help me get going and get my sweat on. One thing that always gives me a boost is fabulous … [Read more...]

Celebrating Mom AND Crabfest at Red Lobster

#HungryForCrab #CollectiveBias My mom is a super special lady. She is always caring about us and helping us - whether it's cat-sitting when we're on vacation, making us yummy treats, or helping us how to take care of plants in our yard. So, we love when we are able to do something to make HER feel … [Read more...]

Petco Grooming De-shedding Treatment Makes a Happy Dog and Owner! + Reader Giveaway

#PetcoGrooming #MM In our family, our big sweet baby is our dog, Toby. While strangers coming to the door uninvited are rightfully scared by his ferocious barking and lunging at the door, friends and family who are invited in know that he is the biggest, sweetest and silliest guy there is. And … [Read more...]




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