Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

It’s summer. And it’s hot. So why are you turning on your oven to make dinner? You don’t have to, thanks to our slow-cooker pulled pork. Read More: RECIPE: Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sounds Like Nashville

Fitting in fitness 

It is easy to become overwhelmed with the incessant demands people face every day. Whether a demand is work-related, personal or a combination, it’s still a balancing act and we often forget to include ourselves as part of that equation. That said, it is possible to fit in time for activity in a busy day….

5 Simple Ways to Help Elevate Your Life 

We are all busy and sometimes lose sight of what’s important. Of course we all want to live a happy and fulfilled life, but how? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magic formula? Well there might be! Read More: 5 Simple Ways to Help Elevate Your Life – Story

How to Make the Perfect DIY Tire Swing

Whether it hangs from a weeping willow, swing set, or over a river, tire swings have always been a summertime essential. Read More: How to Make the Perfect DIY Tire Swing

8 Family Read-Aloud Books All Ages Will Enjoy

I’ve consciously cemented reading time into our family routine for three main reasons: because reading to children is the number-one thing you can do to develop their intellects; to give all members of our family common ideas and experiences that strengthen our minds and relationships; and because we all just plain enjoy it. The quickest…

DIY Makeup Removing Wipes

Learn how to make my favorite makeup removing wipes, free of harsh chemicals and artificial colors. Read More: DIY MAKEUP REMOVING WIPES – The Kitchy Kitchen

Chorizo Cheddar Burger Recipe 

Spicy chorizo and molten cheese patties makes for a flavor-packed burger. Read More: Chorizo Cheddar Burger Recipe by Hannah Hoskins

16 Things You Should Know About Yourself By Your Mid-20s 

It’s not that you need to have completed a degree or travelled the world or left your hometown by the time you hit your mid-20s, but it’s an age at which you should have grown to know yourself to a certain degree. You should know how to comfort yourself when you’re down, what to do…

5 Creative DIY Ways to Organize Magazines in the Bathroom

It’s rarely discussed, but it happens everyday in bathrooms all over the world. Magazines seem to mysteriously find their way into the loo. My husband’s car magazines, my fashion and design mags — they all have a place in the bathroom. And, that place is usually the floor, the countertop, a random drawer, or on…

7 Working Mom Myths You Don’t Have To Believe

While I did learn from my so-called “office mom,” like how to cut a cake for 25 people without the slices falling apart, I never bought into the myth that working mothers had to bring their mom game to the office. I had plenty of male colleagues who had kids, so why weren’t they expected…

30-Minute Spaghetti and Meatball Recipe

I’m not one of those people who like to eat the same thing every day—I crave variety. But I could happily eat spaghetti and meatballs once a week for the rest of my life. Fortunately, my husband and children feel the same way, so it’s become one of our standard weeknight meals. In a perfect…

Rituals make family time rich

When I think back over my life, I am reminded of the small rituals that made and continue to make life worthwhile. For me, those are rituals of food and family that create a rich and caring home, offering a secure and nurturing embrace to our children and others we love. Read More: Rituals make…

Inspirational Comeback Stories

Steve Harvey has often said that he loves nothing more than a good comeback story, even considering himself quite a comeback king, having overcome several obstacles throughout his career to now be at the top of his game! In a special episode of the talk show, very near and dear to Steve’s heart, Steve will…

DIY French terra cotta pots 

If you are ready for spring planting but you are looking for an upcycle idea, how about your own French pots for your plants this year?  I just love the French designs that you will find on furniture.  So why not try the same technique on terracotta pots?  I did and it worked! Read More:…

Simple Ways To Help Working Moms Stay Sane

Between getting the kids (and ourselves) ready for work, working for “the man” 8 hours a day, supper time and housework, there is no time in there to slow down and enjoy it a little. I have found a pretty good balance finally after 2 years, without feeling like I am missing out on time…

Finding time for family

Any working parent can relate to Tiffany Haynes. “It’s hard,” she said. “Balancing work and sports and all of that stuff. I feel like nine times out of 10 I’m just trying to make ends meet.” Like millions of Americans, Haynes works full time while raising her family. She runs her own housecleaning service in…

Why it’s better to be convincing than to be right 

When I started working I had high hopes, but not high expectations. And what I began to realize was that successful women behaved in ways that felt comfortable – and attainable to me – and they had nothing to do with my SAT scores. I began studying how they conducted themselves and started trying those…

How to Create an Easy DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

With limited outdoor space, apartment living can really put a damper on gardening. If you have the desire to grow something that requires little attention and takes up minimal space, this DIY mason jar herb garden is just for you! Read More: How to Create an Easy DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

DIY Friday: Make a Memorable Quilt For Your Home!

Happy DIY Friday! This week, Paige Hemmis stopped by Hallmark Channel’s hit daytime talk show Home & Family to demonstrate how to make a memorable quilt! Check out the instructions below. Read More: DIY Friday: Make a Memorable Quilt For Your Home! – Closer Weekly