While we all want our homes to look good and be comfortable, arguably the most important part of our home is that they are safe. We want to feel safe and secure in our homes, and not need to worry. The rates of property crime have indeed fallen, but there is still a risk that you will be victimized. As a result, you need to take logical steps to make your home as safe as possible to protect your family and your belongings. Thankfully, there are a variety of things that can be done to help your home feel a little safer. This article isRead More →

You’ve probably heard the term reverse mortgage, but do you know what it is? The first time I heard the term, I immediately went and looked it up. While it wasn’t something that could help me, at least not yet, it is something older homeowners can look into. A reverse mortgage helps provide homeowners 62 and older with financial assistance so they can stay in their homes longer. It was developed by a bank in Maine in 1961 as a way to help a widow stay in her home when her husband died. And it’s been helping people ever since. Is A Reverse Mortgage ARead More →

Confidence is something you build over time, and what better time to start building your child’s confidence than when they are young? As kids get older, it becomes more and more important for them to trust in themselves and their capabilities, while also being able to deal with failure and disappointment in a healthy manner. This is true evidence of confidence. So if you’re looking for creative ways to boost your child’s confidence, look no further, because here are 5 helpful tips on how to raise confident kids.  How To Raise Confident Kids This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. IfRead More →

Moving can be stressful! Even after you find your new home you have to pack, deal with the paperwork, settle in, and get yourself, your kids, and your pets accustomed to a new routine and a new living space. As if that wasn’t enough to worry about a lot of people also have to deal with selling or renting their old house too! Given current world events selling a house has changed a bit over the last few months. While home interest rates are quite low at the moment traditional selling methods like open houses are less appealing, More and more people are turning toRead More →

A holiday home is an amazing, luxurious asset to those who can afford it. By purchasing a holiday home you can enjoy amazing retreats with your family and friends, and potentially even let it out to make some extra money when you’re not using it. However, there are quite a few things you need to carefully consider before you decide whether this is right for you or not. Below, you’ll find 10 things to consider before you make up your mind:  10 Things To Consider Before You Buy A Holiday Home This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. If you makeRead More →

A lot of people think that blogging is simple. I mean all you need is a website and the time to write a few paragraphs right? If only that were true! To keep a blog running smoothly most of us have to take on numerous roles, many we might never have tried before such as photography and web design. Of course, we can outsource quite a few of these roles but for most start-up blogs the cost of doing so is far too high. In the end, most of us become DIY master’s and Jacks of all trades – we figure it out as weRead More →

Starting A Homestead

Things have been a bit crazy around here for the last couple of months but we are finally doing it! Our family is finally starting the homestead we have always dreamed of. As I mentioned in previous posts things have been slower here on the blog because we were in the process of moving! Here’s hoping that we don’t have to do that again for a very long time – if ever! We have located from our small suburban home to a 10-acre plot in middle Georgia. The land is mostly forested right now but it does have a small pasture and 2 stall horseRead More →

If you have a situation with pests in your home, don’t worry because you are not the only one. At some point, lots of people have dealt with them, and many others will deal with them in the future. But, this doesn’t mean that the problem won’t be eliminated. Certain pests like mosquitos can be eliminated, for example, if you turn on your AC. But others are more resilient, and they can become more and more hazardous to live with. Mosquitos and flies are not that big of a threat to you or your family, but termites, rats, and cockroaches are. Follow the link forRead More →