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Lots of people love going to the gym, others dislike it but put up with it because they know it’s good for them in the long run. But, for some people, the thought of going to the gym is a special brand of torture – and often it’s not due to the workout! For a lot of people social anxiety, self-consciousness and worries about looking silly when unfamiliar with the equipment keep them from joining a gym. Thankfully home workout ideas like the ones below offer a good way for people afraid of the gym to stay healthy and keep active! While joining a gymRead More →

Clicker training is very useful when your working with a new puppy or even an older dog that you want to teach a new trick. Learning how to clicker train your dog is exceptionally easy and while careful timing is important it’s simple to understand and practice. I discovered clicker training as a teenager while taking my family dog to a local training class called power paws. Although the class was basic it was pretty clear that clicker training worked and I have used it on every dog I have owned since. amazingly enough, clicker training can be used on practically any animal and it’sRead More →

Visiting the Okefenokee Swamp Park

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in Georgia for as long as I have without visiting the Okefenokee Swamp Park. After taking a trip to the Everglades last summer I was extremely excited to fix this oversight and visit the Okefenokee earlier this fall. You might think that one swamp is the same as another but there are a lot of differences between the two and I’m glad we experienced both! Taking our kids on nature-based excursions is an activity that I think is very important. I believe that a love of nature is something that is instilled at an early age and I doRead More →

Macrame Wall art supplies

We all know someone with a hobby they love! Odds are they talk about it endlessly, they might spend a good bit of money on it and they have probably tried to talk you into joining them at least once. People can’t help it – when we find something we love its natural to try and share that love with others. The passion and joy you hear in your friend’s voice when they talk about their hobby are one of the most important clues as to why hobbies are important – but it’s not the only one. Finding the hobby that’s perfect for you mightRead More →

keto stuffed chicken breast with spinach

Chicken is something we tend to make a lot in this family. It’s cheap to buy, generally simple to cook and can be adapted to a large variety of recipes. Different sauces, gravies, and methods of cooking can make this protein a great option for keto families on a budget. This keto stuffed chicken breast, paired with some delicious creamy spinach is an excellent option for a filling dinner or a special occasion! Keto Stuffed Chicken Breast with Creamy Spinach. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links I may receive a small commission at noRead More →

Journalvsplanner

Not everyone is a naturally organized person. In fact, a lot of us muddle through life in a near-constant state of chaos when left to our own devices. Learning to be organized is a skill and like any other life skill, it takes practice to master. Practice, perseverance, and sometimes, the help of a few good tools. If your ready to plan your way to a great year in 2020 (and every year afterward) then read below for a few tips to help you out. Plan Your Way to a Great Year in 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchaseRead More →

Doing the dishes has never been one of my favorites chores. I mean, I bought a dishwasher for a reason! But its normally not an overly stressful chore – until you notice water leaking out under your cabinets! Que the pipe leak panic as you rush to find out where it’s coming from and how you can stop it before too much damage is done. Thankfully in our case, the fix was easy. We just had to tighten a connection that had come loose. But this isn’t always the case and sometimes more extreme measures are needed. Pipe Leak Panic! Causes and Prevention This isRead More →

Moving can be extremely exciting but there are a lot of reasons why moving is also one of the most stressful events in our lives. Between the uncertainty of what life will be like in your new home, another city or even country, you also need to think about the finer details of moving – what to do with household items, how to pack them, how to transport them safely, etc. If you have the budget for it, hiring movers can be a great way to alleviate some of these stressors. Should You Hire Movers To Pack Your Things? This is a guest post. ThisRead More →

bringing home a new puppy, German Shepherd Puppy

Christmas is coming up and your kid is desperate for a puppy. The thought of seeing the look on your kid’s face when they wake up Christmas morning to a happy ball of fur is enough to make you seriously consider it, but should you really? Getting pets for Christmas is universally considered to be a bad decision however, like most things, this isn’t always the case. Keep reading to see where your family fits in this decision! Pets For Christmas, Yes or No? This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links, I may receive aRead More →

Are your kids getting some loud gifts this Christmas? Perhaps you have a teen who wants to play in a band or maybe your bringing home a new puppy and don’t want to annoy your neighbors too much while you crate train! Maybe it’s the other way around and you need relief from your neighbor’s noisy habits. This is a large problem for those living in urban environments. Between garbage trucks, loud music, and honking cars it can be surprising just how much noise people can create. Room soundproofing at a low cost might sound like an impossible task but there are a surprising numberRead More →