Tag: home and garden

Toot Sweet 4 Two – A San Diego Blogger Spotlight

Toot Sweet 4 Two – A San Diego Blogger Spotlight

We are aunt (Carole) and niece (Tiffany), chronicling the chaotic lives of two “girls” of different generations. Our journeys are different, but as women, our needs are the same: the need for quiet peace from the “noise” that surrounds us, the need for more time when we have none, the need for comfort when we are the caregivers to others…

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Bring on St. Patrick’s Day With Some Pesto!

Bring on St. Patrick’s Day With Some Pesto!

I love Valentine’s Day just as much as the next girl, but I am itching to pull out all my green shamrocks and Irish themed decor. Bring on St. Patty’s Day!!! So what better way to embrace the pending holiday than share a lovely little green recipe for homemade pesto! One would think pesto is simply boring with its very minimal list of ingredients: olive oil, basil, garlic and Parmesan cheese. However…

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How to Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms Using Your Garden!

How to Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms Using Your Garden!

Now, here is a list of the my favorite herbs to grow in your herb garden, indoor or outdoor that can help you combat this year’s cold and flu season as well as add some flavor to your meals. I also added in a couple fruits and spices that are also key to germ fighting and immunity boosting…

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Mastering One Meal at a Time

Mastering One Meal at a Time

The following is a guest post by Cathie Nichols. I cannot even begin to count on my hands (and we’ll need to throw in all my toes) how many times I’ve started a diet and then stopped, but I’m sure the number surpasses one hundred but probably more.  The urge to lose weight usually starts […]

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Extended Warranties: The Pros and Cons

Extended Warranties: The Pros and Cons

Many would argue that these unnecessary warranties are only pushed on consumers by retailers because of their enormous profit potential. Others would say that these warranties are an added benefit that should be bought with every purchase….

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How I Became Organized for Success!

How I Became Organized for Success!

I now return to my work space and feel a major sense of relief and joy (and I admit it, I got a bit misty at how free it made me feel)! I look at my work environment now similar to how I look at the company I keep, the food I consume and the exercise…

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You Can Take It with You—and Should When Moving

You Can Take It with You—and Should When Moving

According to the latest U.S. Census data, nearly 12 percent of Americans moved residences in 2011. Inevitably, that means many people arrived at their new home without key items they meant to bring…

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Creative Ideas for Entertaining Guests Over the Holidays

Creative Ideas for Entertaining Guests Over the Holidays

One of a host’s biggest challenges is keeping overnight guests entertained while whipping up a turkey dinner from scratch. Help guests entertain themselves by providing a welcome package that includes a house key (so they can come and go as they like), public transportation passes…

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I Kinda Sorta But Don’t Really Agree with Martha Stewart – But I am No Expert!

I Kinda Sorta But Don’t Really Agree with Martha Stewart – But I am No Expert!

Media Mogul Martha Stewart recently caught my attention with her invalidating opinions of bloggers. All it took was seeing her interview via a fellow blogger’s FB post and I was all fired up! Apparently, Martha’s message has become a sore topic for many, as candidly shared in her infamous, “Who are these bloggers?” diatribe.

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Black Friday Sales: A Mini-Guide to Furnishing Your First Home

Black Friday Sales: A Mini-Guide to Furnishing Your First Home

This is where Black Friday comes in — this one day when stores fight to offer the best deals. You can furnish your entire place for a fraction of the cost….

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