The Worst Spot for Germs: Bathroom Sink

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The cleaning list is endless in our household. With pets and children, there is always something to clean. It seems as if I'm (Litsa) on repeat many days and nights reminding my daughter that the bathroom sink is full of germs. She's even started cleaning it herself in order to say, "I just cleaned it." Although we clean the bathroom sink daily, "it's the germiest spot in the house, compared to the bathroom faucet handle, kitchen countertops, drawer pulls, and common-area doorknobs. That's … [Read More...]

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How Much Screen Time Do Your Kids Get?

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As we head into summer, hubby and I are struggling with the screen time usage for our boys. During the school year, our boys are not allowed to play video games during the school week. Since they are busy with sports most evening, they watch little television during the school week too. However, now that school is out, our boys are attached to their iPods! Hubby and the boys actually play a game together - Clash of Clans. The boys also play Minecraft with their friends. Since hubby is in on … [Read More...]

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Double-Duty Diet: Powerhouse Foods

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Several people a week stop me to ask about my (Litsa) green juices, exercise routines, and daily diet in general. It's always interesting to see where the conversation leads. Additionally, it's rewarding to hear of others success stories as friends and strangers alike embrace clean eating and foods that not only nourish their insides but radiate people on the outside. Nutrition can act as a double-duty diet if you eat the right foods. Recently, I was reminded of three powerhouses: Avocado, … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Work Week Menu Plan: Memorial Day Week…

School is out for summer! What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been. Now that school is out, our schedule will be a tiny bit more relaxed. We still have baseball for a couple of weeks and of course […]

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Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich…

If your family is like mine, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple! Not only do my boys enjoy them, I like them too! To change it up, every once in awhile I will grill a peanut butter and […]

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Forgo the Fridge: Foods That Should Not Be…

Forgo, omit or go without using the fridge with certain foods!?! Indeed. All of these foods listed in Oxygen’s April issue (2015) are kitchen-approved and tested without a refrigerator in my personal kitchen (Litsa’s)—however, sometimes I’ll let an avocado sit […]

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Health & Wellness

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Double-Duty Diet: Powerhouse Foods…

Several people a week stop me to ask about my (Litsa) green juices, exercise routines, and daily diet in general. It’s always interesting to see where the conversation leads. Additionally, it’s rewarding to hear of others success stories as friends and […]

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Live Well: Walk or Run Healthy Miles…

Most of us know that running and/or walking is one of the best calorie-burners around that’s safe for people of all ages. Although as we age, we want to maintain safety in our routines. I (Litsa) love to walk/run outside […]

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The Fitness Dress…

Several fitness magazines arrive in my mailbox throughout the year—many of them are previewed and then tossed into the recycle bin before I order everything I love (some items just have to come keep me company so they are ordered)! […]

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Juicing

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A Juicing Neutralizer: Cucumbers…

Cucumbers are perfect to add to many juices whether they are cleansing juices or green juices—sweet or more bitter—add cucumbers to act as a neutralizer! Cucumbers are called vegetables but they are really fruit. More importantly they are almost 100% […]

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Beet Detox Juice Recipe…

Beets are packed with nutrients and have been used to cleanse the liver. Not only are beets good for a liver detox, but they also increase the oxygen in the blood! Many juicing books and recipes use beets in their […]

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A 21-Day Juicing Challenge!?!…

Are you ready to change your body!?! Do you love to sip on fruity mixes? What about wholesome vegetables!?! You may want to give juicing a try with this 21 Day Juicing Challenge! Last year, I (Litsa) tried out the […]

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File it Friday

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File it Friday: Banana Split Stick,…

  During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I […]

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File it Friday: Avocado Chicken Salad, Tile…

  During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I […]

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File it Friday: Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple…

  During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I […]

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Country Life

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Country Life: Tips on Saving a Newly Hatched…

Last week our baby chicks hatched! This is the third set of chicks that our hen, Brown Town, had hatched. She is an excellent mama hen. However, sometimes chicks are born with deformities. Last year we lost two chicks right […]

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Country Life: Broody Hen & Chicks on the…

Last week nature took over and our beloved hen, Brown Town, decided she wanted to raise chicks again. It seems that each Spring Brown Town becomes broody. She is just a natural mom! This will be the third batch of […]

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Country Life: Chickens Loosing Feathers…

A few days ago we noticed that some of our chickens were loosing their feathers. Chickens loose feathers for many different reasons. It is important to determine the reason for the feather loss. Some feather loss might not be a […]

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Home Management

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The Worst Spot for Germs: Bathroom Sink…

The cleaning list is endless in our household. With pets and children, there is always something to clean. It seems as if I’m (Litsa) on repeat many days and nights reminding my daughter that the bathroom sink is full of […]

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How Much Screen Time Do Your Kids Get?…

As we head into summer, hubby and I are struggling with the screen time usage for our boys. During the school year, our boys are not allowed to play video games during the school week. Since they are busy with […]

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Country Life: Tips on Saving a Newly Hatched…

Last week our baby chicks hatched! This is the third set of chicks that our hen, Brown Town, had hatched. She is an excellent mama hen. However, sometimes chicks are born with deformities. Last year we lost two chicks right […]

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Ways to Save

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Kids Summer Reading Programs 2015…

Summer is almost here! For most kid’s, summer is their favorite time of year. School is out and it’s time for fun. However, it’s important to keep up with reading throughout the summer. Keep your child’s brain active by reading! […]

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Things to Do in Central Virginia #Staycation…

Central Virginia is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Surrounded by green trees and mountains this area experiences the full four seasons. One of my favorite places is Charlottesville which is located in the heart of Virginia […]

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Summer Movie Programs for Kids 2015…

Do you have the summer planned out for your kids? There are many free or discounted activities if you do a little research. Many movie theaters across the country offer free or discount movie showings throughout the summer. I just […]

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Gardening

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The ZZ Plant…

While you are updating your outdoor gardens and flowerbeds this season, don’t forget to look for favorite household plants too. One of my favorite is the ZZ plant, or the “Zamioculcas zamiifolia [which] is such a mouthful to say that […]

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Spring: Splitting Hosta Plants…

This is the largest clump of hosta shoots that we have in our yard. Each spring, we try to split the hosta so that we can continue to have more hosta plants interspersed among our hydrangea plants. For the most […]

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Blooming Beauties: Hydrangeas…

It’s that time in West Tennessee—-the season of renewal. Our (Litsa’s) hydrangea plants are showcasing their beautiful new green leaves. These tiny little leaves grow each day—after every raindrop and the many rays of sunlight. It’s amazing to walk through […]

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