John Carter on Blue-ray & DVD

John Carter will be released on Blue-ray and DVD on June 5th but why buy it when you can win the combo here?  If you haven't heard about this movie, it's definitely one for the science fiction buffs in your family.  I tend to be open to all genres of movies, including science fiction.  I will say this movie was a little difficult for me to follow but I'm sure part of that was because I was trying to get a 2-year to fall asleep. The story is set in the 1880's and revolves around a Civil War … Read More>

Rizzoli and Isles Season 2

Remember Me? Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Begins Next Week

Have you ever had a past relationship that you want to end but for some reason you never can quite end it?  Fortunately for me, I can't say that I have a relationship like that.  I've done a very good job over my 30+ years of only surrounding myself with people that I want to be around and who are positive influences in my life.  Sure we all have those people that we can't do anything about (I believe they are called family...haha) but that doesn't mean you have to spend your time and energy … Read More>


The Top 5 Songs of 1992

As my husband was going through all of our camping gear from our backyard camping staycation, he came across a box that said "diplomas" and "Sarah running medal."  Expecting to find those exact things, I was shocked when I opened the box and also found my graduation tassel, some senior portraits and ticket stubs from the concerts I went to in high school!  Timing could not have been better as in a few weeks my 20th class reunion will be taking place.  Seeing those concert stubs brought back many … Read More>

Sprinkler Fun #CBias

Backyard Camping Staycation

This Memorial Day weekend, we decided to keep things a little low-key.  After hauling the family in the SUV for a 17-hour drive (each way) to Florida over Spring Break, our pocketbooks and our backs needed a little break.  In search for ideas, I started browsing Pinterest and began thinking about things we had around the house that we could do.  Then it came to me.  Why not create our own campground?  Project Backyard Camping Staycation was on! The first thing we had to do was take inventory … Read More>

Homemade Green Cleaning Solutions

Easier Than You Think: Homemade Green Cleaning Solutions

One of the things I struggle with is cleaning.  I don't like to do it, I'm not very good at it and I hate spending money on cleaning products that make my eyes burn.  Until recently we had someone clean our house every two weeks so I didn't have to deal with any of that.  She brought her own cleaning supplies (including rags!) and I just had to supply the vacuum.  That arrangement was great but as my husband and I started to look at our budget and our financial goals we realized this was one … Read More>

Soybean Plants #Bean2Blog

I’m A Little Country At The Garden Home Retreat #Bean2Blog

My first year in college I went through a country music phase.  I listened to singers like Travis Tritt, Randy Travis and some guy named Garth Brooks?  I'm not sure how that started because the majority of my mere 18 years of life I listened to rock music.  Everything from Elvis Presley (thanks Mom) to hair bands and even the dreaded heavy metal. That country phase only lasted 6 months and I never thought it would ever come back.  That was until I visited P. Allen Smith's Garden Home Retreat. … Read More>


Johnson’s Baby Cares & Save The Children

Our family has been very fortunate that we've never encountered really hard times.  We've always known where our next meal is going to come from and providing the necessities for our family has never been an issue.  Even with occasional challenges in our financial situation (we've been subject to corporate downsizing and a lackluster economy like many have) we've managed to give back to various charitable organizations.  No matter how tough we think our situation it, there is always someone else … Read More>