Category Archives: Making A Happy Home

Easy Peasy Cookies Supreme #HousefulOfCookies

What better way to kick of the holiday season than with a batch of homemade cookies, right?

I’ve shared before that the kitchen and I have a love-hate relationship. We’re growing on each other slowly but surely. And my friend Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes always seems to come up with ways to get us to bond.

She’s hosting 12 Days of Cookies and told asked me to participate.

10 house cleaning tricks that save money, time and effort | Guest Post

It seems that keeping a clean house (especially with toddlers, tweens, teens and every age in between) takes quite a bit of time and energy for many of us. The only problem is that the time is usually never enough, so the only thing we can do is to find useful tricks that will allow us to take care of our cleaning chores promptly and effectively. The good organisation is of main importance, in case we truly want to maintain our properties in good condition.

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Summer Entertaining Essentials #TweetFromTheSeat #IC #ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All content and thoughts are my own”.

Our Summer Family Cookout is the highlight of my summer entertaining. Each July, my family hosts my DIVA crew and our families at our home. 5 DIVAs, our Significant Others, and up to 16 children –

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Things to Think About And Do Before Getting Married

Recently an old friend asked me what were some things she should think about and do before getting married.  She thinks her long-term boyfriend is preparing to ask THE question. Her biggest fear is not a lack of trust or love – it is a lack of positive relationship role models in her life. She comes from a family that has a history of divorces, settling, adulterous relationships and just plain unhappy couples.

While I do not consider myself a “veteran”

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

Honestly, I stumbled across making this cheesy broccoli and rice casserole by accident a few years ago.

We were having a potluck at work and I had to bring something other than soda or iced tea.

I was trying to make a broccoli and cheese casserole and misread the instructions. No idea how that happened, but eh, it worked and was a hit.

It’s become one of my family’s favorites and I’ve made adjustments to it as I got more comfortable in the kitchen.

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10 Phone Rules for Kids

Parenting is hard nowadays. Kids as young as four beg their parents for a cell phone. By the time middle school hits, they’re devastated that most of their friends already have one and they don’t. If the time has come and you’re giving into the kid cell phone epidemic, prepare to set some rules to keep your child safe.

Rule #1: Do not send any text or images you wouldn’t want your parents to see.

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Organization: 3 Simple Rules

Let’s be honest.

How many people love rules?

But the thing is, if you’re serious about home organization, then there are some specific rules you’ll want to follow.

You’ll see how much easier organization will be by taking the following simple steps. How do I know? Because this is an area that I’ve struggled in for YEARS and as I’ve simplified my life and really honed in on being more organized,

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