10 Natural Insect Repellents For Your Home

Insects are a very important part of the ecosystem, but most of us would prefer they stay outside. Although your location will determine how often you have to deal with insects, anyone can use natural insect repellents to treat their home. Here, in South Carolina, the weather has stayed mild throughout the Fall and Winter months, and we have experienced a very wet season. We are seeing insects entering our home much earlier than usual this year, so the battle to keep our home insect free has already begun. Keeping your home clean and food stored properly are great prevention tools, but what … [Read more...]

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Create the Perfect Wedding by Oriental Trading

Wedding season is just around the corner, and we have many friends and family members getting married this year. It seems as if there is a wedding invite in my mailbox at least twice a week lately, and all these weddings have me reminiscing about my own wedding. When we got married 12 years ago we were in our early 20's and paying for most of the wedding ourselves. Our budget was very tight, but we weren't letting that stop us from getting hitched. I purchased most of our favors, supplies, and decorations from Oriental Trading, so I guess you could say we had a Wedding by Oriental … [Read more...]

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How We Manage Toy Organization in a Small Home

Last month I shared my goals to tackle the massive amount of toy clutter we were left with after a new assortment entered our home for the holidays. We live in a smaller home, so we're limited on space to begin with. Add the fact that our home was built in the 20s, and we're left with even less storage space. Yep, our closets are tiny, and most of them were built into the bedrooms years later taking away even more space from the bedrooms. How can I stay on top of the toy clutter without going insane in our small space? Organize! I am the worst at organization, but I know organization is … [Read more...]

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10 Reasons to Ditch Your Clothes Dryer

I grew up helping my mom and grandma hang their clothes on the line. When I grew tall enough to hang clothes myself one of my Saturday morning chores was to hang the freshly washed laundry on the line before heading to the barn to feed our farm animals. It was just part of life for our family. I've continued the tradition, so to speak, by hanging clothes in the Summer months, but I never considered completely ditching my clothes dryer...until I had no choice. 5 months ago my dryer finally bit the dust. Ben has repaired it many times over the years, but there was no saving it one last time. … [Read more...]

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11 Health Benefits of Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Do you have someone special to share the holiday with this year? If so, you may be surprised to learn that there are health benefits of love! Yes, you read that right. Some studies have shown that it can actually benefit your health to be in a long term loving relationship. According to naturalhealers.com, there are 11 ways the body benefits from a healthy long term relationship. Take a look at the benefits, and see if you are surprised at the ways a loving relationship can affect your health. Infographic provided … [Read more...]

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