How to Save Money Gardening

How to save money gardening

How to Save Money Gardening There are many ways in which gardening can save you money. There's the obvious mark up that many grocery stores carry because they brick-and-mortar businesses with their own price points they have to meet before profit. So when you buy your produce from them you're also paying their rent, electricity, and employees. There is also the markup from the manufacturer who's had to package and market their product as well. Even bananas that don't require packaging have ...

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Recycling Dental Floss Containers + printable Lego storage labels

No more rooting around at the bottom of the bin for the tiny pieces.

Recycling in the bathroom? Say what? Do you remember to recycle empty bottles and containers that you use in the bathroom? This is one of those areas that I would like to try and be better about recycling. In the kitchen, it is easier because the recycling bin is near by. But in the bathroom, especially if it is a smaller container I often just toss it in the trash without thinking instead of taking it out to the recycling bin. I have a few ideas to help myself and my family to do a better job ...

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Karla’s Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your Sails

Karla's Korner: Adjust Your Sails Adjust Your Sails…. Elizabeth Edwards wrote, “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails”. Edwards was faced with more than her fair share of obstacles, life storms if you will and each time she chose to face the storms and figure out how to overcome them without losing herself in the process. Losing her son Wade at the age of 19 was just one of the life storms that could have destroyed her will to move on; to ...

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Finals Care Packages for College Students – Give Extra, Get Extra!

Care Packages for College Students Final Exams Week

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GIVEEXTRAGETEXTRA #Kroger #CollectiveBias Do you have a young student in college about to take final exams? Do you know any students who might need a little pick me up or some encouragement as they face a grueling exam week? As a youth group leader at our church I know and care about quite a few young people and often think about them during this time of year as they hit the ...

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Free Printable Wedding Checklist

wedding budget checklist

Free Printable Wedding Checklist So you're getting married?? Congratulations! One of the most important things to keep in mind (before you go crazy with wedding details) is to sit down with whoever is helping you pay for the wedding and make out a free printable wedding checklist. This will help you see what it is you can do with your budget. It will also help you set your expectations for your wedding with what you can and can't do. So I thought I would share with you the free ...

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Gardening Tips – Bug Repelling Plants

bug repelling plants

Bug Repelling Plants One thing that most people can agree upon in regards to the "Great Outdoors" is that bugs take a bite out of the amount of enjoyment one can get from spending time in the elements. Personally I live in Florida and I am trying to spend a lot more time outdoors with my kids enjoying the weather and creating a garden before the weather turns to unbearably hot, with a side of hurricane, and a splash of mosquito infestation. ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life

Karla's Korner: The Roots of Life The Roots of Life…. So there I sat alone in a secluded booth at Ruby Tuesday’s waiting for my dinner companions to arrive. I was a bit nervous as I had not seen them in quite a while. Sipping tea and scanning through social media to pass the time I wondered why it was that I was so out of sorts. After all I have known these two men my whole life. Glancing toward the door as they arrive I wave to catch their attention greeting them as they sit down across ...

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Saving Our Marriage

Marriage Quotes

Saving Our Marriage 5 Things I Fixed In My Marriage Dear Friends, I was thinking being the Real Advice Gal is a big job. It is my job to lay it out on the table and be truthful in what I feel, think, and have experienced in my life both current and past events. I decided that honesty is the best policy. I love my husband, but I felt like I wasn't in love with my husband. I kind of felt like I was going through the motions of being a partner but I wasn't feeling much like a wife. That ...

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Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by OshKosh B’Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Quick Tips on Packing for Vacation with Kids OshKosh B'Gosh #BreakForSpring Spring Break is around the corner and packing for a vacation can be stressful. What do I need to bring and how can I pack the most into one suitcase. I have some tips I would like to share with you on how I pack for family vacation with kids. Its time to #BreakForSpring Packing for my daughter is the ...

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