I Never Give Gift Cards. Want to Know Why?

I know most people prefer to give gift cards for holidays and birthdays.  It certainly is faster and easier than choosing a gift for someone and in some cases, I do think they make sense.  But just as a common practice I almost never give gift cards or money.   There’s a big difference between […]

Is Your WordPress Site Backed Up? I Thought So Too

If you run a WordPress blog or website, like I do, you know that having your data secure is critical to keeping your site up and running.  I worry about hackers, but most often, I’ve broken my site all by myself!  That’s why I am very careful to make SURE my site is always backed up. […]

Gift Guide for the Nerd You Love

I had SO much fun putting together this list of gift items for your nerd friends and relatives.  I’m quite the nerd myself, so I had a blast going through to pick out my favorite items.  I think most of us have a nerd or a geek or two on our gift list and it’s […]

7 Terrific Tech Gifts for the Men in Your Life

If you are like me, you have men to buy for – husbands, sons, brothers, etc.  These tech gifts can turn any man into an instant MacGuyver.  No guy wants a boring tie, a shirt, or another bottle of cologne – he wants cool stuff he can show off to his friends.  And a lot […]

Weird and Easy Way to Get Fit

I think we are all trying to get fit, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do, especially if you are a bit of a couch potato like me.  But there ARE ways to get fit, at least a little more fit that are easy, cost nothing, and don’t require a lot of sweating.   […]

Enjoy Epic Experiences with Groupon Things To Do

Wow, I can’t believe it’s November already.  The holidays are HERE and I’m sure I’ll be using Groupon Things To Do as I am planning my holiday gift-giving.  I always prefer experiences rather than things.   You can only have so many clothes, books, CD’s, etc.  But experiences are memories, especially if you can find […]

How I Saved $239.42 Without Hardly Trying

I haven’t done a finance post in a while, and I recently had an experience with our new fridge that reminded me how important it is to keep your head in the game when it comes to your money.   I have to say, I’m not that super-frugal type when it comes to money.  If […]

Guest Post – A Different View of Chronic Illness

Today’s Guest Poster is Lauren from My Illness Start to Finish.  She writes about her life with chronic illness.   Chronic illness can take many forms, some are visible and some aren’t.  My boss’s wife is struggling with Stage 4 breast cancer.  It is of course, highly visible, and you can bet that no one […]

Powerful Ways to Make Your Pinterest Account Skyrocket

Pinterest is probably the most powerful social media platform out there, but I constantly see people and businesses that are doing it all WRONG.  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all great tools, but I don’t feel that they have the same potential for driving the sheer volume of traffic as Pinterest does.     Here are […]

Baby Safety Month with Owlet – Grandkid Safety

This month is Baby Safety Month and a company called Owlet has sponsored an entire month of posts on baby safety.  Yesterday it was my friend Rachael from Busy Mommy Media.  She had a nasty drowning scare with her toddler, so she wrote about baby safety around the water.  If you have little ones, you […]

I Can Help You Save MONEY with Groupon Coupons

You know me, I am always finding new ways to help you save money.  I’ve used Groupon for years for good deals on events and all kinds of items, even my electric toothbrush!  Now, I’ve discovered Groupon Coupons as a whole new way to save.   Disclosure:  I received compensation for this post, but I […]

Ways to SPICE Up Your Campouts

Welcome friends – thanks for stopping by!  Today we are going to talk about campouts. One of the fun things I get to do is write pieces for some of the BSA’s social media outlets. Last year, I wrote about our Scout Troop’s famous “Iron Chef” campout.  This is a long-standing tradition in our Scout […]

Our First-time Trip to Yellowstone

Last week, my husband and I had a fun vacation.  Bizarrely enough, neither one of us had ever been to Yellowstone before, or even to any National Park.  We are such indoor people it seems kind of pointless to live in Utah surrounded by some of the best scenery in the country.  It’s like we’re […]

How to Use Azova for Online Medical Help

Janet Thaeler – One of my best blogger friends invited me to a blogger event for Azova health.  It’s a new system where you can meet up with medical professionals online.  I was pretty excited about this because I HATE taking time off work for medical appointments.   Disclaimer – I did receive free services and […]

Uplift Families and their Parenting Conference

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  Last month, I got to do something very cool.  I attended a bloggers luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion with our Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert.  She has an initiative called Uplift Families.  Her goal is to promote good parenting skills, strengthen families, and offer resources to parents throughout the […]