How To Get Rid of Pet Stains On Carpet

removing pet stains

Several months ago a reader shared a tip in the "One Good Thing By You" Contest that at the time I thought was BRILLIANT...but not one I could personally use. It was her tried-and-true method for dealing with Pet Stains (or as she so adorably referred to them...Pet Potty Spots!) While I don't have a dog myself, No. 1 son ... Continue Reading

One-Pot Southwest Chicken & Rice

southwest chicken and rice

Ever since we were forced to start eating a gluten-free diet, it seems Mexican dishes have become our best friend! Every time I run across a "naturally gluten-free" recipe with a Mexican, Tex-Mex, or Southwest twist to it, I feel compelled to give it a try! Especially when they are as easy as THIS one! ... Continue Reading

Coconut Oil & Olive Oil . . . A Beauty “Mash” Made In Heaven!

mash made in heaven moisturizer

Whenever I see a new homemade beauty solution involving COCONUT OIL, I always take notice and almost always have to try it! This one I found at was such a simple idea that it appealed to both my practical side AND my frugal side. :-) Basically it's just blending COCONUT OIL and OLIVE OIL to form a wonderful ... Continue Reading

23 Tips For Drinking More Water Each Day!

how to drink more water

Not EVERYONE requires exactly eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The Institute of Medicine has determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. So the traditional rule should really be ... Continue Reading

My Altitude Summit DIY Gift Bag


First of all, I have to apologize for the lack of a new post yesterday. In the year and a half since I started this blog I have not missed a you know it wasn't something I did on a whim. I just reached a point last night where something had to give...and it turned out to be my post. As some of you may know...I am ... Continue Reading