Adios Irma! & A List of Charities For Donating

The last two weeks have been so crazy thanks to Hurricane Irma. At the beginning of the week we were cleaning out Ben's workshop trying to make room to house a number of family and friends fleeing Irma's path. Then suddenly Irma's path changed. Our evacuating guests were no longer evacuating. In fact, we were predicted to have worse weather here in the mountains. I got a phone call on Friday morning from a friend planning to stay with us. His family made it half way up the state and decided to turn around and go home because they didn't want to face the weather here! We spent the weekend … [Read more...]

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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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Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature! #ForestFriday

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own as always. It may be hard to believe, but surrounding Walt Disney World are untouched areas of forest, swamps and vegetation. My family and I love to sit outside our hotel room, listen to the crickets and look out for rabbit, ducks and wild turkey. After a long day of Disney attractions and long lines it’s so relaxing especially to look at the stars. When we’re driving in Disney World right around dusk, we often spot deer too. At some of the resorts we have seen alligators, turtles and fish in the swamps and lakes. Going outdoors and … [Read more...]

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Publix Cooking Schools Presents Central Florida’s Classes With Michael Angelo’s

If you live in the Central Florida area and love to cook or want to hone your cooking skills there is a great opportunity coming up for you. Michael Angelo's and Publix have teamed up to offer the Publix Apron's Cooking School classes featuring Michael Angelo's founder, Michael Angelo Renna, and his mom, Sara. Michael Angelo's was founded in 1982 by a third-generation Italian-American family who believe in preparing high quality frozen gourmet Italian meals comprised of simple yet flavorful ingredients. The gourmet frozen meals created by Michael Angelo Renna and Michael Angelo's are … [Read more...]

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Tampa Summer Outdoor Fun With Off!

Tampa has lots of family attractions to enjoy during the summer. Or just open the door and go outdoors to appreciate nature. The weather is hot and the sunshine is plentiful in the summer! Rain often only lasts a few hours, and then clears up. When the sun goes down, the heat usually dissipates, so evening activities are quite enjoyable during the summer. You’ll find Busch Gardens, the Lowry Park Zoo, USF Botanical Gardens, Big Cat Rescue and more outdoor attractions for families around the Tampa area.  My love of great outdoor activities in Tampa is what made me decide to team up with … [Read more...]

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