Summer Cleaning: Your Yard Needs Tidying, Too


You may have finished spring cleaning your house months ago, but now that the sun is out and the days are long, it is time to start thinking about summer cleaning for outdoor fun. Summer is best spent on clean, lush lawns, surrounded by big, bright blooms, but it’s more than likely that this year’s […]

Big Appetite, Small Space: Remodeling Tips for a Small Kitchen


The kitchen is inarguably the most important room of your home, and updating the kitchen is one of the most worthwhile renovations you can complete to add more value to your investment. However, if you have a small kitchen already and not much spare space to expand, you might be unsure how to make your […]

Dollar General Makes Party Time a Spring Breeze!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s been a long, long cold winter here in Western New York, and we could not be MORE excited to have weather in the 60s and 70s, and even rain instead of snow! It’s official […]

Top Tips for Making a Small Room Feel Bigger


Whether you’ve just moved into a new rental, have purchased your own home, or are looking to sell nice and quickly, it’s always helpful to make a small space in your house look and feel larger, either for yourself or potential buyers. Without knocking down walls or adding other large costs to a budget, you […]

Lawn Mower Safety Tips for Summer


  My husband mowed our lawn for the first time this week, setting off a summer full of lawnmowers, weedeaters, and other lawn tools!  This means that it’s also time to think about our children’s safety outdoors this summer.  According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, each year 800 children are run over by riding […]

How to Childproof Your Home


We are pleased to host this guest post by Jane Blanchard! Whether you’re planning on babysitting for a friend or you’ve recently found out that you’ll be having a baby of your own, childproofing your home is essential. Sadly, many babies and toddlers are injured each year in accidents that could have been avoided in […]

Charcoal Kings Unite for Summer Family Fun with Char-Broil!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Just in time for the spring and summer grilling season, Char-Broil has released an all new charcoal grill! Let the gathering and grilling begin as you embrace this all-new Char-Broil Kettleman Grill. For more than half a […]

Kids are Free to Be with all free clear!


In my house, we’re starting to get ready for allergy season.  My youngest has a lot of allergy issues.  In addition to food allergies, she is incredibly allergic to mold and especially pollen, and as spring rapidly approaches Western NY it’s almost time for flowers and trees to start wreaking havoc around my house.  As […]

How to Safeguard Your Home for a New Baby

View image | There’s no greater joy and responsibility than becoming a parent. You’re responsible for another life, and you want to protect your child from every harm and danger out there in the big, bad world. Sometimes, though, the dangers that our children are exposed to the most are the ones that are […]

Top Five Spring Cleaning Tips for Busy People


There is little incentive to undertake any deep cleaning during the winter. The days are short and the nights are long, so most people prefer to spend their down time relaxing in front of the TV with the fire on. But as surely as day follows night, winter slowly turns into spring and the weather […]