How to create the perfect gnome town in your yard

This is my friend Linda’s beautiful backyard. Linda is my second mom. I lived at her house growing up playing with my best friend. Her and I have a relationship that’s special. I treasure it. After spending a few hours with her one day I had the inspiration that my readers would love to see […]

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Find that perfect Mother’s Day gift at 1800Flowers #ad

I received compensation from 1800Flowers for my participation through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions are my own. It can sometimes be a struggle to determine what mom might want for Mother’s Day. But if you check out 1800Flowers.com you’ll find something beautiful for mom. I chose this graceful gardenia. My mom […]

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Get your garden ready for winter today!

I worked yesterday in my yard for a few hours. I have to get it ready for winter. What do you work on before winter gets here in your garden or yard? Here’s 5 things I do to get my garden ready for winter. 1. Rake pine needles and place them around my trees and […]

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Yummy Pumpkin dinner recipes you must try!

Now that the fall season is upon us it is time to start cooking with pumpkin! I usually do a lot of desserts, but this year I want to incorporate my favorite fall offering into dinner time too! I found 8 yummy recipes that make good use of pumpkin that I can’t wait to try […]

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Quick Chicken Fajitas Recipe

I am always looking for a quick and easy meal to get on the dinner table that is still healthy. Last night I tried the Old El Paso Fajita kit from their Publix Flavor Excursion sale and it was both quick and easy. Check out how I made them! Here’s my ingredients: Chicken breast (I […]

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Low Carb Zucchini Boat Pizza recipe

One night last week I was searching for something to do with the zucchini I had coming in from my garden. It didn’t take me long to come up with something as yummy as this low carb zucchini boat pizza recipe. Check out my ingredients: zucchini spaghetti sauce olive oil garlic powder pepperoni cheese I […]

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Porch decor fun with yard sale finds

So my porch has been bugging me for a while. Please forgive me as I should have taken before pics. But I forgot and didn’t. I did take after pics however! I bought a ladder at a yard sale and used my indoor plants to make it look pretty on my front porch. We live […]

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DIY Outside Jenga fun and games

We went to our best friends for dinner the other night. We had a good old fashioned barbeque. It was so much fun. They have a farm and my kids and myself just love to go there. In addition to good food and homemade ice cream we played cornhole and outside Jenga. I’d never seen […]

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Italian Roasted Vegetables the perfect side dish #LifesBetterWithTheLion @FoodLion

Italian Roasted Vegetables packets are so easy to make and the perfect side dish. Food Lion is my favorite place in my town to get groceries. I prefer it over all the big box stores. So I was shopping at Food Lion and bought all my favorite vegetables. I decided to make roasted Italian Vegetables. […]

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How to get started homesteading where you are now

I think I was born in the wrong century. I feel like as a person I need to be able to take care of myself better and take care of my family. One way you can do that is to start homesteading. I don’t mean go buy 10 acres and build a house and then […]

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Summer Fun Activities to keep the boredom monster away!

As a family we’re always looking for something fun to do during the summer. It gets so hot here. Here’s a list of fun things we love to do as a family to keep cool during these hot days. Visit the local waterfalls or rivers. Tube around, take a picnic lunch and just stay cool […]

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Suddenly Salad Mix In for Cook Outs and a $15 paypal giveaway #SuddenlySalad

We love to grill once the weather heats up. We grill a lot on the weekend. It’s so nice to not heat the house up. Something I usually struggle with making is the sides. This week I decided to add some mix ins to a Suddenly Salad and use that as my side. The family […]

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5 ways to get outside and garden with kids

I don’t  know about you but I’m always looking for ways to get outside and enjoy being outside with my kids. We garden every year and always enjoy a beautiful bounty from our garden. My kids are required to get out and garden with me. I know it’s good for me and it’s good for […]

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Flowers make a great gift anytime

Throughout recorded history, flowers have been a popular gift for a wide variety of occasions. This tradition dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Flowers were probably popular gifts before then, we just do not have a record of it. If you are trying to think of what to get your […]

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