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March 20, 2019

How to Travel With A Dog By Car

How to Travel With A Dog By Car

Read my tips on how to travel with a dog by car. Check out my dog travel must haves.

You are going across town or across the country. You need pet transport. You need tips on how to travel with a dog by car. I understand. I just traveled with three kids and a dog from Virginia to Florida and not only did we survive but we had a great time. It required planning on my part but once I implemented my plan our puppy was happy and so were my children.

I was truly worried that this trip would have been the demise of me considering I planned to stop overnight and had to look for pet friendly accommodations.Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Tips with Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Free Printable Deep House Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Tips

Springtime is finally here! One of my favorite things about spring is opening my windows, letting the light in, and sprucing everything up! You know what I’m talking about, Spring Cleaning time! I know I know, most people don’t like cleaning, but something about spring cleaning makes your house feel new and fresh, and really brings the sunshine in! I always do an annual deep house cleaning during this time of the year, so I wanted to share with you a few spring cleaning tips that I have picked up along the way!

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What Goes on in Palmyra Virginia

This content is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach
programs, but views and thoughts are my own and written from my heart I am #MyTownProud.

It isn’t the hills that beckon or that sound that one hears when they listen. It is the way the grass moves in the wind and the way that the river flows and the rocks that the children throw on its shores. These are the shores where history was made. There are people who are ready to share the tales of time gone by in historical Palmyra.

We are a town of many faces and histories. The city of Palmyra, Virginia is full of people who grew up here and the people who moved here and never wanted to move on. We are a little rural community that believes in one another. We are a hand to hold and a day to explore. We have apple orchards and a country store. We have fresh vegetables that are passed to you by the hands that nurtured them. We have farmers who have jams to sell and the homemade bread on which to lay the spread. We have fresh eggs from chickens that roam.Continue reading

Corned Beef – Do you buy Point Cut or Flat Cut?

Corned Beef Cuts

Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

My mother-in-law was visiting this weekend and I decided to make our St. Patrick’s day feast a bit early. She is Irish and I thought it would be fun to have the traditional Corned Beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage while she was here. While shopping for the corned beef it became apparent that I had not done my research. There are two cuts of corned beef;  point and flat cut. The point cut is cheaper. Not knowing what to get, I purchased both! We needed two anyways with the crowd we had.

I made the point cut in the crockpot. I just added the seasoning packet and let it cook all day. About half way through cooking, I added the cabbage. The flat cut was placed in a roaster pan with potato chunks, carrots, the seasoning packet and water. I roasted it at 300 degrees for 6 hours.

The taste test

Out of five adults the winner was the point cut! It turns out that the point cut has more fat which makes it more flavorful and juicy. Both cuts of meat were tasty, but the point cut was the clear winner.

For the record, corned beef is made from the brisket. It is placed in a brine of grains and salt to cure the meat. When selecting your corned beef at the store, feel the meat. The meat should be firm. If it is soft or mushy, it contains too much fat. I thought you would all like to know that the cheaper cut of corned beef nets the best results!

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The Ultimate Real Advice Gal List

Do you want to know what I can’t live without? You may because I try products and services for my job. I am also someone who has a love for beauty products you may say an obsession. It is okay I not only admit I like all things fashion and beauty but I like a good deal. I mean a great deal!

This is my list of Real Advice Gal can’t miss products. In case you need gift ideas for women. It is okay to buy yourself a gift. You deserve it.

First off use EBATES. Sign up under me. I saved $45 dollars this month shopping online and in the store! I use the % off and then I add on coupons to save even more. I have saved thousands using Ebates! My link is https://www.ebates.com/r/AMEECA9?eeid=28187. I appreciate the commission since this site isn’t free to run. Plus you would be contributing to this post since I will buy more things to test out!

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March 3, 2019

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 their own ad campaign. All of that adds into the cost that you pay when purchasing your produce at the store.Continue reading