How to Set-Up Hosting and WordPress for Your Blog
Nov22

How to Set-Up Hosting and WordPress for Your Blog

If you’re ready to start your own blog, you’ve probably discovered it’s best to be “self hosted” or to pay for hosting and a domain name. Many popular blogging platforms, like WordPress, Blogger and Blogspot offer free hosting/domain options, BUT you won’t be able to earn money AND YOU DON’T ACTUALLY OWN THE BLOG. So, if your end goal is to make money, YOU MUST PAY FOR HOSTING AND A...

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Family Gardening: How it Changed my Life
May03

Family Gardening: How it Changed my Life

Childhood obesity in America is a real epidemic. Children are spending more time in front of the TV watching shows and playing video games. While kids are sitting in front of the TV, parents are spending time packing their schedule to the brim and being stressed out. Kids need to be outside playing, and parents need to slow the pace and remember to enjoy life. But how do we get back to the basics and stay active and healthy? The...

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Impact of Pesticide Use
Feb12

Impact of Pesticide Use

Is the over-use of pesticide in the U.S. responsible for increased disease occurrence? What is the impact of pesticide use? Over the past several years, I have become more aware of the dangers of pesticide use by commercial farmers. If you’re like me, you have seen some shocking headlines of pesticide being linked to such diseases as cancer, asthma, diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. I want to help you make good choices...

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Blogger 2 Blogger
Jan30

Blogger 2 Blogger

This is my first time participating in the Blogger 2 Blogger event hosted by Southern Mess Mom. It’s a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded bloggers. I can’t wait to network and learn more about all of you. Here goes nothing! Bloggers participating in this week’s Blogger 2 Blogger event submitted questions and we are supposed to give honest answers. Here’s what everyone came up with and my replies. Get to know me!...

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Prevent Bikini Area Razor Burn
Jan29

Prevent Bikini Area Razor Burn

Prevent Bikini Area Razor Burn I have a secret weapon when it comes to preventing bikini area razor burn. This is a little strange, trust me I know! If you use this cream right after shaving it will completely prevent razor burn. It’s called Weleda Baby Calendula Diaper Rash Cream. This is all you need to Prevent Bikini Area Razor Burn!   The Bikini Rash Prevention Discovery I discovered this secret weapon quite by accident. When...

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Plant A Garden: Believe in Tomorrow
Dec29

Plant A Garden: Believe in Tomorrow

I know we’re in the dead of winter right now, but it’s never too soon to start planning your spring garden. If you read my article Grow a Fall Garden, then you’re well on your way to a solid gardening plan. Many of the suggestions I made in that article apply to planning a spring garden. I am very excited to start planning a fresh new garden for spring, are you?   To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. I love...

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Elf on the Shelf
Dec05

My Love/Hate Relationship with Elf on the Shelf

I recently read an article: The Elf on the Shelf Can Die For All I Care. I was shocked and intrigued! The article had me laughing and happy I wasn’t the only one with a Love/hate relationship with Elf on the Shelf. I will admit, I gave in to the pressure and purchased an Elf a few years ago. There was so much hype. Suddenly I found myself faced with the coveted “Elf on the Shelf”. Who knew it required so much commitment?! I...

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Halloween Safety Tips
Oct24

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a time for costumes, goodies and fun. Children venture into the dark on Halloween eve to collect candy and enjoy a fun evening, but don’t forget to stay safe during all the excitement. Now is the perfect time to sit down with your child and talk about safety. I will give you information on how to start the conversation and also some great Halloween Safety Tips. So, what are you waiting for? Start protecting your...

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Build A Hydroponic System
Aug23

Build A Hydroponic System

Growing hydroponics at home can be easy. While there are many pre-made systems designed for easy set-up and use, some of these systems can be quite pricey. A great alternative to pre-made hydroponic systems is to design your own system at home using supplies purchased from your local hardware and pet supply stores. I will give you some easy to follow steps so you can build a hydroponic system. It may seem overwhelming to design a...

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Gardening for Family Health
Aug23

Gardening for Family Health

Even if you’ve never tried your hand at gardening, IT IS POSSIBLE to grow your own healthy fruit and vegetables! Much of the food we purchase from the supermarket is tainted with pesticides and chemicals. You want to keep your family healthy, and that is why growing your own food hydroponically & organically is the perfect solution. Gardening for family health may sound time consuming, but it can be simple. One...

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Start A Garden
Aug21

Start A Garden

Starting a garden doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating. If you’ve ever been interested in growing your own healthy food but weren’t sure where to start, I have the answer for you. All you will need is a small plot of land and a willingness to learn. The unique method I’m referring to will allow you to grow chemical-free food easily and with little effort. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not! Learn how to...

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Second Gardening Season

Buy Your Seeds or Plants from Burpee Now and Get 15% Off any order with code AFFPATCH through 8/31 at Burpee.com When we think of gardening, the first thing that comes to mind is Spring. As soon as winter starts to fade away we get the itch to start planting. You may be surprised to know that the end of Summer or beginning of Fall is also a great time to start planting. We like to refer to this as the second gardening season. In fact,...

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Healthy Gardening Trend
Aug13

Healthy Gardening Trend

As consumers, we are increasingly more aware of what we’re purchasing from the supermarket. We want healthy food that isn’t laced with pesticide and overly-processed. We are becoming more aware and trying to take back control of our health and wellness. If you watch closely, you will notice a movement towards a healthy gardening trend. This healthy gardening trend really is happening right in our backyards and inside our...

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Pesticide-Free Food With Aquaponics
Aug12

Pesticide-Free Food With Aquaponics

Does the idea of eating healthy, delicious, pesticide-free food appeal to you? With the use of pesticide on the rise, we should focus on ways to grow our own healthy, pesticide-free food. This is possible with aquaponics, and just imagine how much you’ll save on your grocery bill every month! Aquaponics is not a new technique, it dates back to the Aztec Indians. They raised plants on rafts that floated on a lake in approximately...

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Review of Hydroponic Systems
Aug09

Review of Hydroponic Systems

Have you ever been interested in growing your own food organic food? Does your lack of garden or yard space keep you from growing? If so, you may want to consider starting an indoor, balcony or patio hydroponic garden. There are many companies who have designed great, easy to use products, ranging from inexpensive to quite costly. Depending on what you would like to grow, there’s a system that is right for you. In this article I will...

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