The Timeless Beauty of Cowhide Rugs

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Cowhide Rugs have been around for many years and most people do not know of their versatility. They are available in many different sizes so you can find any rug to fit your situation. A good cowhide rug will last you for many years and can be used in virtually any room of your home…. [Continue Reading]

Broken Shed Vodka: Product Review

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Itís no secret Iím always up for reviewing a new spirit brand, and since Iím a vodka fan from way back it was no hardship to test drive a new-to-me brand called Broken Shed. Interested in my first impressions and selected cocktail recipe? Read on. With a label design suited to easy masculine gift giving,… [Continue Reading]

40 Fab Eggplant Recipes

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If youíre new to plant-based dining or simply love unusual eggplant recipes, this articleís for you. From spicy Caribbean party spreads to an aubergine dessert from the Amalfi Coast, Iíve found 40 fab dishes to please the palette. 1. Spicy Caribbean Spread This Caribbean eggplant spread is spicy, colorful and spreads easily onto toasted bread… [Continue Reading]

50 Fun Rhubarb Recipes for Summer

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Growing up in Maine, rhubarb recipes were all the rage for summer. Stewing, baking and even freezing rhubarb for later use were common activities in many kitchens throughout our neighborhood. From Persian stew and bread pudding to rhubarb daiquiris and poultry stuffing, this giant list of ideas for enjoying rhubarb recipes represents my favorite finds… [Continue Reading]

How to Inexpensively Redecorate a Childís Room

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If you are getting ready to, or are in the process of decorating your kidís room, then you need to read this article. Specifically we’ll discuss inexpensive options and ideas that will delight your kids, and be friendly to your wallet! The Bed If you are setting your children up to share a room, the… [Continue Reading]

10 Perfect Picnic Ideas

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It may be an idea you like to enjoy as often as possible during the summer months, but if you donít make any effort to mix up the menu from time to time, having a picnic can start to feel like an idea whose time is long past. Thatís when developing a list of fun… [Continue Reading]

The Big List of Tater Tot Casserole Ideas

Tater Tot Casserole

Most of us have grown up loving these little bits of golden toasty potato goodness that pair with burgers, fish sticks and whatever veggie side dish Mom decides to put on the plate. Yes, Iím talking about Tater Tots. They disappear quickly when served as party snacks and make a fun addition to a work… [Continue Reading]

Breakfast Casseroles

Breakfast Casserole

For sleepy Saturdays, special events and group get togethers, breakfast casseroles provide a reliable go-to option your guests are sure to enjoy. Here are a handful of flavorful options to add to your repertoire. Hearty hash brown breakfast casseroles are a popular choice. Prepared hash browns bring heft and staying power to breakfast casseroles. This… [Continue Reading]

6 Easy-to-Grow Herbs That Will Have You Saving in Style

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When it comes to pinching pennies, if you can do it yourself, you should. We all know this. However, time is frequently a pretty big factor in whether or not the DIY approach is really an option. Herbs are one of those places that many folks feel it’s easier just to buy at the grocery…. [Continue Reading]

Giant List of Ideas for Gifts in a Jar (More Than 26 Unique Ways to Show You Care!)

Gifts in a Jar

In addition to creative lamps and simple blender drinks, one of the most popular uses for canning jars is to use them to house homemade gifts. Gifts in a jar are affordable, thoughtful and a great activity for the kiddos to be involved in. In short, they are incredibly useful when trying to be generous… [Continue Reading]

How to Enjoy Savory Pancakes for Dinner

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When youíre out of time and need something quick and kid-friendly to put on the table, enjoying savory pancakes for dinner is a great way to go. Here are some of my favorite ways to put pancakes on the table with a suppertime spin. Consider Korean These kimchee pancakes from the New York Times make… [Continue Reading]

Moon Cookies

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Being married to a space and science news enthusiast, Iím always on the lookout for recipes with an astronomy theme. So I was particularly excited when I came across this recipe for moon cookies in a baking cookbook called Cookielicious. The inclusion of split cashews represents the quarter-moon shape nicely and adds a bit of… [Continue Reading]

25 Plus Uses for Lavender

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Whether you have recently visited a lavender farm for the first time, or seen a friend get crafty with homemade lavender oil, chances are you’re here because you’re interested in exploring the many and varied uses for lavender. And the uses are varied indeed. From linen spray to doggie deodorant and bath salts to biscotti,… [Continue Reading]

Book Review: Gluten-Free on a Shoestring

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There is more than one reason why Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn is a really good resource for those of us with wheat sensitivies, allergies, or restrictions. First, Nicole offers some sound tips for frugal living in general, specifically with regard to groceries and more specifically with regard to gluten-free items.† She lists… [Continue Reading]

Bling on a Budget: Get Great Jewelry for Less with These Savvy Shopping Tips

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Jewelry accessories can make or break an outfit, and provide pizzazz to your overall look. Here are several savvy shopping tips for scoring bling on a budget. Get serious about sterling silver jewelry. If solid gold isnít in your budget, but youíd still prefer a precious metal, investing in high-quality sterling silver jewelry is a… [Continue Reading]