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Setting The Tone for a Happy Home

This post is in cooperation with Uncommon Goods. Why do you feel at home where you do?  Is it the impressive architecture? The exact square footage? The color you chose to paint the walls? Chances are, there’s something about how you feel personally in your residential space that makes it home for you.  This is […]

Continue Reading By on August 13, 2016 in Appalachia, conscious consumerism, home, made in the USA, sustainable 0

Fitness Time For Me

This post is in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to take part in the #teamNFC program! You can’t help but smile when you see Ronnie.  He’s the gentleman at the front desk who always, always, smiles and has a kind, encouraging word to say to you when you visit National Fitness […]

Continue Reading By on July 30, 2016 in fitness, self care, wellness, women 0

Summer Family Vacation at Ober Gatlinburg

Thanks to Ober Gatlinburg for hosting our family’s visit! You really haven’t visited the Smokies unless you’ve hiked at least a stretch in the Smokies.  And you really haven’t visited the tourist town of Gatlinburg unless you’ve been to Ober Gatlinburg.  This place offers incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains next door and Gatlinburg […]

Continue Reading By on July 18, 2016 in Appalachia, family, Smoky Mountains, vacation 0

No More Mom Jeans

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Stonyfield and prAna. No more mom jeans for me.  You know what I mean, don’t you? Those less-than-flattering pants pulled up to cover figure flaws, but creating a less-than-flattering look in the process.  I dared to try slim fitting jeans in a size smaller than I could […]

Continue Reading By on June 8, 2016 in food, organic, parenting

Hurray For Summer Camps!

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I appreciate being part of the #teamNFC program. School’s out!  The weather’s heating up, and the kids are anxious for long, lazy days.  Or are they? Wouldn’t it be great if they’d be satisfied with an idyllic summer vacation with the entire family? […]

Continue Reading By on May 25, 2016 in family, parenting

Slow Kitchen Changes For Kids

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Stonyfield, and I’m proud to be a #StonyfieldBlogger, yet my opinions are always my own. Moms, you know how it is introducing new foods to kids.  Pediatricians say to introduce a new food a zillion times before declaring defeat in the healthy food department, don’t they?  Kids […]

Continue Reading By on April 18, 2016 in cooking, food, organic