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Tips for Higher Education Success as an Adult

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ashworth College . The opinions and text are all mine.   Are you thinking of returning to school for a professional pivot in your career or just wanting to finish something you started, but never finished?  Both my husband and I went back to school as adults and we definitely learned a thing or two along the way, which …continue reading


Meal Planning with Healthier Choices

Are you excited for the new year?  I tend not to make resolutions, but rather I set expectations for myself.  This year I intend to stick to meal planning while still giving my family the flexibility that it often needs. Over the years I’ve come to realize that everyone’s idea of meal planning is different. The most important thing is to make sure that it works for you and your …continue reading


How to Keep the Magic in Christmas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you had that moment yet where your baby asks with big eyes and brows furrowed, “Is Santa real?”  My oldest just turned seven and like clock work she came home from school and asked me that question.  I say like clock work because thirty years ago I asked my mom …continue reading


Keep it Clean Basics

Do you live in a house where the messes seem endless? Between the kids and the dog, I can barely keep up. In order to keep our house clean and ready for guests we have agreed to some keep it clean basics. Also, at the end of this post I’ll be sharing some exciting news for a chance to win and keep your home clean for a year! “Thank you to Stanley Steemer …continue reading


Making Sense of Healthcare for Families

Are you baffled by healthcare?  Wondering what certain terms are talking about?  I totally understand!  I used to set aside our health claims hoping that they would magically take care of themselves.  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be so difficult because UnitedHealthcare is working to help make sense of it all. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of UnitedHealthcare. Making Sense of Healthcare for Families Premiums, co-payments and …continue reading


Carpet Cleaning Tips

Does your carpet need a good cleaning?  Even in homes where everyone in the household is trained to take their shoes off before entering the house, the carpets can get dirty over time.  This is especially true in homes where there are children and pets like ours.  Our carpet cleaning tips are tried and true, even against the toughest messes. Thank you to Stanley Steemer for partnering to sponsor this post. …continue reading


How to Help Your Kids Feel Like a Part of Your Home Business

No matter how old your kids are, you can find ways to help them feel more involved in your home business. It’s great for their self confidence, and it can garner you a little extra time to work your business. A little imagination and preparation can help your kids feel like a part of your home business!   I’m Tiffany, the office supply obsessed blogger behind Calyx and Corolla. Each …continue reading


How to Get the Perfect Paint Color Match

Once I started painting I realized that walls are like pringles… you can’t paint just one! I learned everything I could about painting the inside of your home and then I started working at the local paint store! Now I spend my days mixing paint and answering questions… and I’m here to share a little bit of that knowledge with you so that you can get the perfect paint color …continue reading


How to Do More Now

Do you feel like you never seem to catch up on all your daily tasks? Between taking care of the kids, the house and yourself it just never seems to all get done. We want to show you how to do more NOW and how to make yummy Praline Energy Balls in the process. How to Do More NOW These two little cuties are six and a half and three. …continue reading


Dust Free in Ten Minutes

Need your house clean for company coming?  Whether company is just dropping in or it’s a planned visit it can be a challenge to keep it dust free with a busy household.  There’s no need to worry though.  We’ll get it dust free in ten minutes or less even with kids and pets in the house!   Dust Free in 10 Minutes or Less At this stage in our life, …continue reading


How to Write Sponsored Posts as a Food Blogger

Looking to work with brands, but not sure where to start?  In order to work with brands you need to know how to write sponsored posts.  Last Spring when I “retired” from teaching it was due to the fact that I replaced my teaching income by working on sponsored posts with brands.  After one year I have doubled that income and want you to as well, which is why I …continue reading


How to Save Money on Lunches

Tired of the same old lunch?  Let’s kick it up a notch and learn how to save money on lunches at the same time! How to Save Money on Lunches As a former teacher I brought my lunch to school daily.  I’m fine with eating the same thing day after day, year after year.  My husband, on the other hand, gets bored with the same old lunch.  He’d rather run …continue reading

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