Taking a ME Day: #MeDay

March 15, 2016

Have you ever taken a “me” Day? Whether you have or you haven’t, Domain.ME wants you to take one on March 16. They have established ME Day to embrace and celebrate ourselves, so we are better able to care for the people that matter in our lives. This #MEday awareness post is sponsored by Domain.ME through the Everywhere Agency, however all opinions are entirely my own.


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Self-Publishing & Blurb Discount Code

January 21, 2016

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

If you love photo books, here’s a deal that you don’t want to miss. There’s a 35% off Blurb discount code. Kick your procrastination back into 2015 and get working on that Blurb book you’ve been wanting to create! To make the effort even easier, Blurb is giving you 35% off your order starting today, January 21st, through January 27th! All you need to do is use the code QUEST35 at checkout! Here are the details:

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(Fall)ing In Love With Klondike

November 4, 2015

This post was sponsored by Klondike as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

The weather in Kentucky can greatly fluctuate in the fall; for example, today’s high was in the upper 70’s with low’s in the upper 50’s and later this week temperatures will dip as low as the upper 30’s. I decided I wanted to enjoy a little time on our porch while the temperature was warm, and needed a cool snack.

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DIY Oil Change With Pennzoil Platinum

September 30, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DIYOilChange #CollectiveBias

When I was living in the city, I regularly used one of the speedy oil change services; now that I’m living out in the country, I no longer have that luxury. I would have to take my car to a local service station and drop it off. I don’t have the time or patience for that, and I certainly don’t like spending the extra money. So, after a little research, like reading this impact wrench write up and reading about car oils, I decided that oil changed can be done at home. But depending on the issue, sometimes it could be worth taking your car to a mechanic, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. My friend, who lives in Australia, has done that on a number of different occasions when her brakes have been faulty, and she wanted to get them done by a professional mechanic. She said that many customers had been raving about Browns Plains Car Service, the amazing car service centre located in the south of Brisbane, Australia and she just had to send her car there. It looked like they did a good job. But I think if you know how to make the necessary repairs to your car, you should just try and do it yourself. Each to their own though. It’s easier to just purchase the supplies and to change it ourselves here on the farm. I can purchase the Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic motor oil 5W-30 (which is appropriate for my car) and the correct replacement oil filter while I’m shopping for other things at our local Walmart. It takes less than 30 minutes to change it here, when it takes nearly 30 minutes just to drive into town and back. Today I’m sharing how to perform a DIY oil change.

DIY oil change

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Bacon, Broccoli, and Cheese Casserole & Barber Foods Cordon Bleu

September 22, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySpecialMeals #CollectiveBias

If you frequent my blog much, you’ll notice that I’m a huge fan of semi-homemade meals. We’re a busy family and I like to be able to cook a nice meal and have it on the table in thirty minutes. I also get bored with the same recipes, and sometimes it’s fun to mix it up. Today I’m sharing a simply special meal that can go from freezer to dining room table in about 35 minutes. I’m preparing a slightly different Bacon, Broccoli, and Cheese Casserole that I pair with Barber Foods Cordon Bleu and fresh steamed veggies for a tasty family meal. The casserole uses cheddar cheese soup, bread crumbs, bacon, fried onion straws, a splash of milk, an egg, cheddar cheese, and of course, broccoli.

bacon, broccoli, and cheese casserole

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Airing Out Our Dirty Laundry

June 15, 2015

We have so much dirty laundry; I’m not sure how three people could dirty so much laundry. I average a load of towels a day, and about 9 loads of assorted clothes per week. I can’t keep up with daily laundry, so I’ve been known to do several loads over the course of a few hours and pile them onto my folding table. I normally buy the economy size detergent and watch it quickly disappear. I was happy to discover a new laundry detergent (at least new to me), method laundry detergent doesn’t disappear as quickly as the rest.

method laundry detergent

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Traveling Lighter With My Acer Iconia 8

June 11, 2015

It’s expensive to fly, and it’s more expensive to check luggage. In recent years, I try to just pack in my carry-on if at all possible. It isn’t easy and I sometimes have to make difficult decisions about what to take. The last two trips I had to forego taking my beloved DSLR because I took my MacBook, and I just didn’t have room. I’m a bit of a photo geek, so it is really tough to settle for taking pictures that are less than perfect. My iPhone takes good photos, but they aren’t great for a photographer who is picky about her work. I can trim my clothes and makeup down, but with electronics you either take something or you don’t. I was offered the chance to try the Acer Iconia 8 and I never imagined it could replace my laptop when traveling, but could it?

acer iconia 8


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