How to Cure Garlic

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A few weeks ago I noticed that the garlic in my garden was ready to harvest. This is the biggest garlic harvest I have every had! Garlic takes awhile to grow and usually it is planted in the fall. In June I harvested the garlic scapes. Once the green stems start to dry up, it's time dig up the garlic bulbs. Usually garlic is harvested in July and August. I forgot to take a picture of the garlic when it was first dug up. Basically you want to harvest the whole bulb with leaves attached. It … [Read More...]

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11 Fun Activities With Balloons

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My boys love balloons! Every since they were toddlers they have been drawn to these colorful, light as a feather balls. Latex balloons are really inexpensive and there are so many activities kids can do with them. Of course my kids love the helium filled balloons but we only get those on birthdays. For the rest of the year, they play activities with just air filled balloons. If your kids are bored this summer, grab a pack of balloons and try these balloon activities! Indoor Volleyball - Use … [Read More...]

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SavingStar Healthy Offer: Save 20% off Green Peppers

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The SavingStar Healthy Offer for the week is up! This week save 20% off the purchase of green peppers. I just love that Savingstar offers savings on fresh produce! How this SavingStar offer works is to load it to your shoppers card. When you purchase green peppers at the store, swipe your shoppers card. You will pay full price for the peppers and in a few days your SavingStar account will be credited 20% of the purchase price. Once you reach $5 with SavingStar, you can cash out! This offer … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Work Week Menu Plan: Staycation

I am off work this week and we are having a staycation! We plan on doing fun things with the boys each day as well as get this house organized. One thing I will work on is the freezer and […]

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Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread Recipe

This bread is full of nutrients with chia seeds, ground flax and sunflower seeds. The crunch of the sunflower seeds give it texture! A healthy bread for a snack or to accompany a meal. This recipe makes two loaves of […]

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How to Freeze Cherries

Last week when Whole Foods Market had cherries on sale for $1.99/lb., I came home with 5 pounds of cherries! This was a stockup price on cherries as I have seen them priced as high as $5.99/lb.! Cherries freeze well […]

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Health & Wellness

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Food Label Misconceptions

Food manufactures are deceiving. Food packaging has fallen prey to marketing. Walking through the grocery store you are sure to find packages with bold print saying “low fat“, “no-added sugar“, “reduced calorie” and “no fat“. But do those statements mean […]

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What is Fascia? | How Fascia Plays a Roll in Injuries

The human body is a complicated thing! For years we have concentrated on bone and muscle injuries; ignoring the fascia that holds everything together. It turns out that a “muscle injury” may be related to a fascia adhesion and tightness. […]

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Fewer Calories or Hot Flashes: The Mediterranean Way

As a Greek, I (Litsa) have always equated the Mediterranean Diet as one with fewer calories compared to the southern foods in West Tennessee where I grew up and currently live. The vegetable medleys of Mediterranean cuisine remind me of […]

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Coupons

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SavingStar Healthy Offer: Save 20% off Green Peppers

The SavingStar Healthy Offer for the week is up! This week save 20% off the purchase of green peppers. I just love that Savingstar offers savings on fresh produce! How this SavingStar offer works is to load it to your […]

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Dining Out Deals: Cold Stone, Carrows + More

The weekend is here and it’s time for the restaurant deals and coupon roundup! If you are eating out this weekend, make sure to take a coupon along! Carrabbas Coupon: $5 off a lunch entree wyb 1 entree or $10 […]

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Ibotta: July Bonus

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps–have you seen all the wonderful offers and the BONUS cash offers this summer!?! These new offers are here this week for all of us (although if you are out […]

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Retail Therapy

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The North Face Pullover Hoodie $22.99 Shipped

We are a sweatshirt loving family! For spring and fall I prefer a sweatshirt over bulky jacket. Sweatshirts are just warm and cozy! Right now 6pm has The North Face items up to 60% off. I found this black The […]

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Beautiful Oops!?!

My husband is the BEST! I’ll never forget the ‘beautiful oops’ when we were at a restaurant in Nashville, TN. A special needs child made a mess at a table nearby—a spilled drink! He immediately spilled his sweet tea all […]

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New Balance Clothing & Shoes as Low as $5.99 Shipped

Have you started back to school shopping yet? There are some great deals online! 6pm has New Balance clothing and shoes as low as $5.99! There are these long sleeve children’s shirts for $5.99. These would be great for underneath […]

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Country Life

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Country Life: Mama Hen Feeding Baby Chicks

Our baby chicks that were hatched by our mother hen (Brown Town), are now three weeks old! They are growing so fast. While we were on vacation last week we lost one of the chicks. Our pet sitter never saw […]

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Country Life: Broody Hen and Juvenile Pullets

Back in April we purchased six pullet chicks. We had been keeping them in our greenhouse which we turned into a chick nursery. When the chicks get big enough and the night time temperatures stabilize, we place the juvenile pullets […]

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Country Life: Baby Calf

One of our neighbors is raising cattle. Unfortunately one of the momma cows died a few days after giving birth to this sweet girl. The calf requires three bottle feedings a day at this point. Capt. M and Mr. B […]

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Home Management

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11 Fun Activities With Balloons

My boys love balloons! Every since they were toddlers they have been drawn to these colorful, light as a feather balls. Latex balloons are really inexpensive and there are so many activities kids can do with them. Of course my […]

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Freezer Clean Out

Have you cleaned out your freezer lately? Every few months I try to empty the freezer and reorganize it. I am amazed at how much stuff get’s pushed to the back of the freezer and forgotten! Make a point to […]

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File it Friday: Clothespin Airplane Craft + More

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 don’t […]

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Ways to Save

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Repurpose Plastic Produce Containers

Do you repurpose the plastic containers that produce comes in? The containers that hold strawberries, blueberries and grapes come in handy for many things! I got this tip from my mother-in-law earlier this year. I use a container that held […]

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Why I Cancelled My Newspaper Subscription

For years I have subscribed to the Sunday paper in order to receive coupons and sales ads. As my families eating habits have changed, I have discovered that I am using less and less coupons. We are eating a more […]

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Back to school supplies are hitting the shelves! My children only have three more weeks before school begins! Several states offer a sales tax holiday on back to school supplies. This is a great way to save a little extra […]

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Gardening

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How to Cure Garlic

A few weeks ago I noticed that the garlic in my garden was ready to harvest. This is the biggest garlic harvest I have every had! Garlic takes awhile to grow and usually it is planted in the fall. In […]

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Gardening: Removing Diseased Plants

Every year I learn something new about vegetable gardening. In the past when I have seen a plant struggling, I have been hesitant to pull it out. All of the time and energy put into that plant makes me resistant […]

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Gardening: Early Tomato Blight

The first thing we noticed when we returned home from vacation is that our tomato plants were not looking so hot. The leaves were spotted brown and some of the stems were turning yellow. The cherry tomatoes are starting to […]

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