Boiled Peanuts (Or How to Be A Southerner)

Denise It was such a treat for me to have them at home since normally I've only ever eaten them ... more

How Do You Remember Your Online Passwords?

I have a pretty good memory for where I put my keys and my shoes. But when it comes to remembering passwords, I am literally at a loss for words. Words, letters, numbers, symbols... I have no idea what order I put them in. ...more
I wish I could share a great answer, but I'm just like you! Passwords are the freaking bane of ... more

What Happens After You Say 'I Do'?

Recently, my girlfriend and I were chatting about our kids and our husbands and she shared how she wished her marriage was as perfect as mine.  I was taken aback because my marriage is a lot of things, but perfect it is not!  If she knew me and my husband right after we were married, she certainly would not characterize my marriage as 'perfect'.During that first year, past relationship baggage and my idealistic expectations of what a husband is supposed to be, had us both wondering if tying the knot had been the right thing to do....more
Congratulations on your upcoming 6th anniversary! Marriage is awesome but also a lot of work, ... more

Ridiculously Easy 15-Minute Curried Chickpeas for Dinner

Last week, I shared how discovering quick and easy recipes can help you stick with your Meatless Monday eating goals, and this Ridiculously Easy Curried Chickpeas with Quinoa from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen is another one of those meals I love so much: easy to cook, but loaded with flavor. ...more
I love the idea of serving these in lettuce wraps - they'd make a great and interesting ... more

3 Smart Ways to Use Twitter and Its Tools for Better Blogging

If you have taken a deep look at your Google Analytics lately, you may notice Twitter dropping off as a referrer to your blog, but I am here to assure you that Twitter is not dead. It can be a useful tool for content creation, monetization, and community building. Here are just a few ways to use Twitter and its third-party tools to better your blog....more
Thanks for these tips, Diane. I'm not at the point yet where TweetReach makes sense for me, but ... more

5 Times When You Shouldn't Submit Your Blog Post

But despite all the opportunities out there, it doesn't mean that we should throw all our writing everywhere we can. I have seen talented bloggers delivering content and posts to every site they see, afraid to miss an opportunity. Sometimes we, as bloggers and writers, have to know when to skip the submission party. Here are 5 times to avoid submitting. ...more
Good points, @AllisonBarrettCarter. I'm a long-time blogger, but I'm fairly new to submitting to ... more

How to Consign Your Clothes Like a Pro

One day, it hit me: If I consigned my own clothes, I would make money that I could use to buy more clothes at consignment shops. It was a revelation. Now, I love going into my local consignment shop to see how much "free money" I have in my account. And I've learned a few things about how to get the most value out of the process. ...more
Lisa Thomson That's a great point about bringing things in right when the season starts! more

How to Consign Your Clothes Like a Pro

One day, it hit me: If I consigned my own clothes, I would make money that I could use to buy more clothes at consignment shops. It was a revelation. Now, I love going into my local consignment shop to see how much "free money" I have in my account. And I've learned a few things about how to get the most value out of the process. ...more
feathersstripes I've never done online consignment, which I'm kind of nervous about because of ... more

How to Consign Your Clothes Like a Pro

One day, it hit me: If I consigned my own clothes, I would make money that I could use to buy more clothes at consignment shops. It was a revelation. Now, I love going into my local consignment shop to see how much "free money" I have in my account. And I've learned a few things about how to get the most value out of the process. ...more
patriciaappelquist I've done a lot of consigning for the opposite reason, Patricia. I gained ... more

Simple Rules That Helped Us Survive 24 Years of Marriage

This was a big weekend for my husband and me.We celebrated our birthdays back-to-back, took a day off, and then celebrated our 24th anniversary. We've been together for more than half of our lives now, which is pretty amazing considering we married quite young-- in our early, early twenties, because we were sure we were ready....more
These are both on our list as well - the name calling one especially. That just hurts in a way ... more