Diane Emery Hoffmaster

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The Frustrating Search for the Best Safe Nail Polish Brands

For the last several years, I have been on a furious hunt for safe nail polish brands. I have never understood my teenage daughter’s obsession with …

Nails
Volunteering

How to Back Up a Computer on an External Hard Drive

Do you know why you need to learn how to back up a computer on an external hard drive? Have you ever stopped to think about what you actually HAVE on …

Personal Data

Chewy Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Spring break was rather chaotic in my house and I’m glad things are getting back to normal. I decided to celebrate normal by making my family this …

Dessert

Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Variations for Serving

I have been a huge fan of Mexican food ever since I spent several years living down in Houston. Whether it is classic Tex-Mex like fajitas or …

Dessert
Sustainability

How to Plan for Your Retirement When Money is Tight

This post about how to plan for your retirement has been sponsored by GuidedChoice. All opinions expressed here are my own. When my husband and I …

Retirement

Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions for Frugal Gardening!

With the arrival of spring, I will soon be putting some of my favorite organic gardening solutions to work outside. After the long and dreary winter, …

Gardening

Easy Tips for Grilling Vegetables Perfectly!

If you are looking for healthy barbecue ideas, these tips for grilling vegetables will come in handy this summer. With grilling season in full swing, …

Cooking

How to Grow Dill and 7 Fresh Dill Recipes to Use it All!

I absolutely love fresh dill, however, I hate buying it at the grocery store. Do you know how much dill I usually use in my recipes? About a …

Gardening

Backyard Homestead: Produce all your food on a quarter acre

Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves. Keep bees, raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it’s done. If …

Farming

This spiced zucchini bread recipe with coconut oil is an easy and delicious quick bread recipe your family will love.

Like most kids, mine don’t always want to eat as many vegetables as I think they should. This easy spiced zucchini bread recipe is my way of hiding …

Breakfast

Sausage in Sawmill Gravy (a traditional southern recipe)

Okay, I am not a Southerner but this <b>sausage in sawmill gravy</b> is one of my favorite foods ever! I grew up in Connecticut with New England baked beans …

Cooking

A Culture of Cleanliness: A Green Society is a Dirty One!

Everywhere you look nowadays, you find people paranoid about germs. Society is so focused on creating a culture of cleanliness that we are destroying …

Health Care Industry

8 Outdoor Workout Ideas To Boost Physical Fitness Levels

I have a gym membership and use it multiple times a week to stay in shape. However, once the warm weather starts to hit, I start looking for a few …

Exercise

Home Improvement Safety Tips for Safer House Repair!

My husband and I bought a house that didn’t require too many repair projects. However, that was 15 years ago! Now that things are starting to break …

Home Improvement

Fabulous MMM Romance: Confessions: Robbie (Confessions Series Book 1) by Ella Frank

If you are looking for a scorching hot MMM romance with fabulous characters, Confessions: Robbie by Ella Frank needs to be the next book you read. …

Books

How to Save on Medical Expenses and SingleCare Card Benefits

This post about how to save on medical expenses and SingleCare card benefits has been sponsored by SingleCare. All opinions expressed here are my own.<p>…

Love good suspense novels? Read Where Death Meets the Devil by L.J. Hayward

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Italian Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe with Fresh Basil

When I think of summer recipes, one of the first things that comes to mind is pasta salad. I whipped up this orzo pasta salad recipe this weekend and …

Spices

Earth Hour Ideas: It's in Your Power to Make a Difference

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How to Attract Toads to the Garden and Why You Want Them There!

I bet you are asking yourself why in the world you want to attract toads to the garden, right? If you love growing your own food, you really need to …

Gardening

The Muffin Tin Chef Makes Mealtime Portable!

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Save the Pollinators with a Honeybee Watering Station in the Garden!

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8 Plants that Bloom in Winter Perfect for Your Back Yard!

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Tips for Using Diatomaceous Earth in the Garden

Have you ever tried using diatomaceous earth in the garden? This weekend I spent hours out in the backyard planting a few seeds and plants from the …

Gardening

Best Uses for Eggs Besides Eating Them For Breakfast!

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How to Grow Lettuce in the Garden

If you love a delicious salad or enjoy some greenery on your sandwich, you need to learn how to grow lettuce in the garden. Sure, you may think it’s …

Gardening