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Your camping agenda may need some adjusting when bringing along the grandchildren. Be prepared - to enjoy!
Are you tired of the same old (although yummy) chicken soup? Here's a simple Mexican twist on an old favorite, just in time for colder weather.
The Digest Diet, by Readers Digest Editor-in-Chief Liz Vaccariello, is a 21-day diet that encourages eating healthy foods in unique combinations, with emphasis on foods that have proven to be "fat-burners."
I love to garden but unfortunately don't have a lot of space. Intrigued by the ads for growing "upside-down" tomatoes, I decided to try making my own. This was not a good idea.
Camping in the Southeast United States offers a variety of experiences, from the beach to mountains. Here are six favorites.
I love using Facebook to connect with old friends whom I haven't seen in years. It's fun to catch up on each other's lives.
Smashwords is an e-book publishing company that will publish your ebook for FREE. It is converted into multiple e-reader formats. You can sell it for as much as you want or offer it FREE.
A safari in Tennessee? Briarwood Ranch Safari Park, one hour east of Knoxville, offers that and more for wildlife-lovers.
Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) is good for you. Find out all about this wonder food here.
The TLC TV special - Extreme Cheapskates - highlights several individuals who use unusual measures to save money. Here's what I learned from the show.
Janet Evanovich has published eighteen Stephanie Plum novels and numerous other books. As an unabashed fan, I decided to spread the word about this wonderful writer.
Losing weight is HARD. Here are my top ten tips to help with weight loss.
If it's not cold where you are now, it's likely to be soon. It's sometimes a challenge to keep warm when it's cold outside. Are you a gloves or mittens person?
The beautiful camellia originated in Asia but is evident world-wide. Learn more about this intriguing flower.
Our eight-year-old, overweight Australian Shepherd seems to be having more difficulty than usual moving around lately. Could it be arthritis? Would a joint supplement for dogs help? Find out here!
A Redbird Christmas by New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg is a must for your reading list - whether at Christmas or not. It is sure to bring a smile even to the Grinch's face.
"The Little Book of Christmas Joys" has been a catalyst for many of our family Christmas traditions. Check out ours and add some of your own!
If you're in the Pigeon Forge, TN, area consider visiting the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. It's a foot-stompin', stomach-fillin' good time!
At a recent performance of Handel's Messiah, my friend urged me to stand with her when the Hallelujah Chorus was played. I complied but didn't know why. I decided to look into the matter further.
As a high school band parent, I have read about and observed firsthand that there are numerous benefits to being a part of the high school band.
I have tried various diets over the years and have found that Weight Watchers allowed me to eat what I wanted (in moderation), is healthy and relatively cost-effective.
Should I or shouldn't I go to my high school class reunion? Tough decision but I recommend that you go. Read these tips to ensure a great time.
One of life's biggest aggravations for me is waiting in the doctor's office. After many years of practice I have an arsenal of things to do while sitting in the doctor's office waiting room.
The unique cantilever barn is characteristic of the Southern Highlands area of the United States, particularly in Tennessee. There are some similarities to the German forebay barn.
Who doesn't need an inspiring quote to brighten the day? I certainly do. Since January 2011, I've been clipping positive quotes and posting them in my workspace. Here are my favorites.
There are so many things to do in the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, area. There quite a few indoor attractions if the weather doesn't permit doing the outdoor ones. Here are my favorites.
There are many birds who bathe in the dust to clean themselves. The "dirty birds" find a sandy or dusty surface like a dried up mud puddle. Then the birds lean down and throw the dirt over their backs with...
There has always been much debate on whether or not to send children to kindergarten. Ten benefits to going to kindergarten to consider are listed here.
Tennessee Fainting Goats' distinct feature is observed when the goats are surprised or startled. They will stiffen and sometimes fall over. They are bred as pets, for lean meat or herd protection.
If you live in the United States, you've probably seen Great Blue Herons. With more than a six foot wingspan and over three feet tall, these herons are the largest and most widespread heron.
3D movies seem to be the hottest tend in movie-going these days. What's the big deal?Here's what you need to know about 3D movies.
Looking for after school care or a summer program for your child? Check out the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. You'll be glad you did.
In an age where so many young people are glued to the TV, electronic games and cell phones, activities involving nature should be encouraged. Birding is entertaining and educational.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one day's drive from more than two-thirds of the population of the Eastern United States, is a great place with tons of things to do.
Most people don't know about the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's a lot more than picnicking available here.
Yes, you can vacation on a budget. It requires a lot of planning ahead and creative thinking but it can be done.
Snow day? There are plenty of things to do both inside and out on a snow day. Check out these ideas.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is an inspirational tale of a woman's year-long search for happiness.
Ever have a person who's hard to buy gifts for? I think we all have one or more of those in our lives. You, too, can make easy gift baskets that are fun to assemble and a treat for those who receive them.
Sinus and cold symptom relief is here! There are some natural and medicinal tips you can use to relieve those pesky symptoms.
Gifts in our family's Christmas stockings are carefully researched and are almost more important than the actual Christmas presents. Get some great ideas here!
With only four ingredients you can easily make your own laundry soap at home for pennies and it lasts for months! Here's how.
Camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Cades Cove is a wonderful experience. There are a myriad of things to do, including: hiking, auto touring, horseback riding, picnicking, ranger programs, hayrides...
We love tent camping. It would have been nice, however, to know some important things before we got started on this fun adventure. Here are my top "need to know" tips before you go.