Autumn Leaves: Fun for Kids & Pets

throwing leaves

Most of the leaves from our oak trees have hit the ground. That means that we have an abundance of leaves in our yard! Hubby made a huge leaf pile for the kids to play in the other day. It is amazing how a giant leaf pile can bring such joy to all of us - including our dogs! The neighbor children were over to play with their dog. We had five children and three dogs joining in the fun! It's really the simple things in life that bring the most laughs. We didn't need toys to bring these … [Read More...]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Update on Homemade Extracts

homemade extracts

This last weekend I bottled up my homemade extracts! This year I made mint extract and vanilla extract. Homemade extracts are so easy to make. Really it is just alcohol, like vodka, and the flavor of your choice. The vanilla extract smells so good! For the mint extract I used chocolate mint from my garden. It smells similar to mouthwash! Mint extract is great for baking or use in hot cocoa. To package my extracts for gifts I used Boston Brown 4 oz. bottles. I bought them on Amazon and they … [Read More...]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Homemade Bagels Recipe

Bagels

Bagels for breakfast---smothered in cream cheese, oozing with peanut butter, dripping with jam or housing a fried egg & cheese they are delicious in every way & surprisingly pretty simple & much less expensive to make at home! My favorite breakfast is an egg bagel sandwich with provolone cheese---we started making our own bagels a few months back and we've never looked back! They are Amazing! The first step in making bagels is to activate the yeast. Once the yeast is dissolved in … [Read More...]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Food & Recipes

Bagels

Homemade Bagels Recipe

Bagels for breakfast—smothered in cream cheese, oozing with peanut butter, dripping with jam or housing a fried egg & cheese they are delicious in every way & surprisingly pretty simple & much less expensive to make at home! My favorite […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

pineapple dehyrated

Dehydrating Pineapple

I don’t often see pineapples go on sale at our local grocery store. Sometimes I’ll locate them as loss leaders but finding them at $0.75 a piece is unheard of! Therefore, when I saw that two pineapples were tagged with […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Seasonal Snack: Apple Slices

Any time I’m (Litsa) at our local grocery store, apples are always on sale! Thus, I’m always looking for easy apple snacks and recipes to enjoy the one seasonal fruit that always greets me and follows me back to my […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Food & Recipe Posts

Health & Wellness

Joy

Seasonal Gratitude

Are you enveloped in seasonal gratitude this season!?! There a millions of reasons to feel grateful: Healthy children Another day Beautiful fall leaves A pantry full of goods Time to cuddle on the couch Outdoor time, walking Something to read […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

yogurt-2-1389017-m

Cultured Combos: Probiotics + Prebiotics

We here a lot about probiotics but did you know that prebiotics are important too? Let’s first define what probiotics and prebiotics are. Probiotics help our bodies fend off harmful bacteria, supports our immune and digestive systems, produces vitamins B12 […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Little Remedies Cough

Little Remedies for Cold Season

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Little Remedies. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Cold and flu season is once […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Health & Wellness Posts

Coupons

cranberries51

Checkout51: New Offers for Thursday, November 20th

Whether you shop at Kroger, Wal-Mart—-Sam’s or Aldi….have a smartphone or not, you will want to give Checkout51 a try this week! If you have already shopped this week, you’ll want to note that Checkout51 offers START today on 11.10.14 […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

ibotta

Ibotta: Friendsgiving

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps–have you seen the MILK offer!?! It has been a forgotten side dish lately. It is BACK this week—redeem it now! Don’t miss the “Friendsgiving” giveaway….all new this week!  Scroll […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Tomatoes

SavingStar Healthy Offer: 20% off Loose Apples

Did you see this week’s SavingStar Healthy Offer? Get 20% cash back on the purchase of loose apples! I love saving and earning cash back on fresh produce! Grab apples and make healthy snack choices and decadent desserts this week […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Coupons

Retail Therapy

Shape magazine

Shape Magazine $0.25 an Issue

This is the lowest price I have seen on Shape magazine over the last few years! Today only, subscribe to Shape Magazine for only $2.99 per year (84% off)! This works out to be just $0.25 an issue! You can […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

north face sale

The North Face up to 65% Off

The North Face outwear continues to be such a popular request for Christmas gifts! Their jackets and sweatshirts are just so warm and cozy! If The North Face is on your shopping list, take a look at 6pm. Currently The […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

81ERrvXhtJL._SL1500_

Puzzles For All Ages

Are you looking for a gift that families can enjoy together!?! Don’t forget about puzzles. Puzzles are the perfect gift for little ones—and for children of all ages. When the snow and ice settle around us all this winter, it […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Deals

Country Life

throwing leaves

Autumn Leaves: Fun for Kids & Pets

Most of the leaves from our oak trees have hit the ground. That means that we have an abundance of leaves in our yard! Hubby made a huge leaf pile for the kids to play in the other day. It […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Feed for Chickens

Country Life: Alternative Feed for Chickens

We currently have 14 hens and one rooster which is the biggest flock of chickens we have ever kept. They are eating a lot of chicken feed too! Since our puppies still like to chase the chickens, we no longer […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Colors

Country Life: Pet Chicken

I never thought I would say that I have a soft spot for a chicken – but I do! One of our chicks that hatched in June has become the sweetest chicken we have ever owned. She is calm and […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Gardening Posts

Home Management

throwing leaves

Autumn Leaves: Fun for Kids & Pets

Most of the leaves from our oak trees have hit the ground. That means that we have an abundance of leaves in our yard! Hubby made a huge leaf pile for the kids to play in the other day. It […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

homemade extracts

Update on Homemade Extracts

This last weekend I bottled up my homemade extracts! This year I made mint extract and vanilla extract. Homemade extracts are so easy to make. Really it is just alcohol, like vodka, and the flavor of your choice. The vanilla […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

kids in kitchen

Kitchen Helpers: Children Chores

I (Litsa) don’t need a holiday to find myself busy in the kitchen! I am ALWAYS in our family’s kitchen. I’m busy unloading the dishwasher, washing dishes by hand, making coffee, cooking, eating, drinking, blogging…..”Mommy, where are you!?!” I only […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Home Management Posts

Ways to Save

Pressure Cooker giveaway 2

Giveaway: Clipso Pressure Cooker & Kitchen Handy

The busiest room in my house this time of year is the kitchen. I love to bake, make candy and cook homemade meals. Plus having the oven on just warms the house! There are many times that my oven is […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 15 comments }

Innotab Spiderman

Giveaway: InnoTab® Learning Game Cartridges

I few weeks ago I shared my boys experience with the VTech® InnoTab® 3S Plus Learning Tablet. If you missed the review, make sure you go back and read it! We really like the fact that the InnoTab® 3S Plus […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 26 comments }

bing

Save Money Throughout the Year: Ebates & Bing

Are you planning to shop this weekend but the weather is not cooperating!?!~ Call in orders online now while you still have a little quiet time—-save gas money and earn a BIG FAT CHECK back with all your online purchases […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Ways to Save

Gardening

kale-brassica-oleracea-1345046-m

Fall Foliage: Ornamental Kale

Among the pots and pots of fall mum’s, small pots of Ornamental Kale were hiding at our local grocery store today. I (Litsa) was unaware of Ornamental Kale as a seasonal annual plant. In the south—-at least in our southern, […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

Drip system in garden

Gardening: Weather Watch for Frost

It’s that time of year wear the weather really plays a role with vegetable gardens. We have yet to have frost here in central Virginia but it will probably happen soon. We still have tomatoes, peppers, kale and herbs growing […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

red bell pepper

Tip on Growing Bell Peppers

We have grown bell peppers in our vegetable garden for the last few years. It takes awhile for bell peppers to mature and that is the reason that they are so costly in the store. The longer you leave the […]

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

{ 0 comments }

More Gardening Posts