DIY Statue Makeover with Rust-oleum Paint

We have a dead corner in our bathroom that we've been wondering what to do with since we moved in. It's behind the big corner garden tub in our master bath which never really gets used. There's no natural light in our bathroom so real plants are out of the question (not to mention that plants and I have a love / hate relationship lately). And it's only about a foot deep which makes it hard to find anything useful. So about two months ago, we were wandering around in Marshall's and came across … [Continue Reading]

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Spicy Thai Butternut Squash Soup

With fall approaching in so many places (we're even supposed to get a cool front here in South Florida -- which for us means a low of 68 and a high of 84), I have been missing the seasons just a bit. Although when I walk outside and see a glorious sunset or think about the fact that we're going to head to the beach tonight with friends to let the kids build sand castles while we watch the sun sink behind the horizon, I know we're fully blessed and just where we should be. But even in our neck … [Continue Reading]

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Loving the Space You’re In

We’ve been back in Florida for nearly a year…and we’ve considered many things about where we want to live and in what sort of home. Southwest Florida is an interesting place, because you truly can find homes of all shapes and sizes, with no property to care for or tons of it. And at this point in our lives, it’s very clear to us that having the opportunity to live in a condo which is slightly under 2000 sq. ft with few things to worry about outside our four walls is just where we belong. We … [Continue Reading]

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Finding Balance

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A change is on the cards

The winter holidays are a perfect time to slow down a bit and take some "me time" for moms. if you're like most moms, you've been running yourself ragged the last few months since school started … [Read More...]

The Technology and Methodology Behind Great Massages

Before we ran the Berlin Marathon last year, we went for a massage. We'd logged a LOT … [Read More...]

Letting go of a sweet soul

If you keep up with me on the No Ordinary Homestead Facebook page, you know that we … [Read More...]

Nine memories from my teen years

I was recently challenged by Mecca Bingo to drag up some of my childhood memories. I … [Read More...]

Foodie Desires

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Jack-o-Lantern Pancakes with TruMoo Orange Scream Milk

This post brought to you by TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine. With Halloween just around the corner, and us involved in the biggest and best Halloween party in Naples, we have been feeling … [Read More...]

Spicy Thai Butternut Squash Soup

With fall approaching in so many places (we're even supposed to get a cool front here … [Read More...]

Succulent Barbecue Ribs in the Oven

Words can barely express how much we love these ribs. No seriously. We make them … [Read More...]

Sharable foods for your next game night or party

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute … [Read More...]

House & Home

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DIY Statue Makeover with Rust-oleum Paint

We have a dead corner in our bathroom that we've been wondering what to do with since we moved in. It's behind the big corner garden tub in our master bath which never really gets used. There's … [Read More...]

What Makes Wicker Patio Furniture So Resilient?

Are you considering getting new outdoor furniture? Did you maybe notice that your old … [Read More...]

Moving Tips for Families

So your family has decided to move. Congratulations! A move can be extremely … [Read More...]

Loving the Space You’re In

We’ve been back in Florida for nearly a year…and we’ve considered many things about … [Read More...]

Natural Living

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11 Companion Gardening Ideas to Banish Pests

Insects are often such a pain - especially when they are in your garden and all you want to do is protect the food you are growing. How do you get rid of these pesky invaders without a ton of … [Read More...]

Essential Oils for Common Ailments

For those just getting their feet wet with essential oils, there is a whole lot to … [Read More...]

Organise Your Garden For That Perfect Summer Party

Whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or "down under" like Lara (the other of … [Read More...]

Ease winter blues with this room spray

When you look at the weather forecast, it's no secret that winter is in full swing. … [Read More...]