What I’m Reading & A Giveaway!

What I'm Reading

I never got around to posting my 2015 to read list. Heck, I didn't even get around to writing it this year. So today I thought I would share what I'm reading so you could check it out and maybe get some inspiration for your reading list.Oh, and I'm participating in a rather large Amazon gift card giveaway, so you will want to check that out at … [Continue]

Ultimate Guide to Gardening Fun With Kids

Ultimate Guide to Gardening With Kids at Vicki-Arnold.com

If you have been around the blog for a while, you may have noticed that come spring time I love to talk gardening. Today I am bringing you what I am calling the Ultimate Guide to Gardening Fun With Kids. Oh, and a great giveaway at the bottom.You'll notice a couple things about this ultimate guide. One, it's not overly complicated. Two, it's … [Continue]

Gardening Posts I’ve Written Elsewhere

Gardening Posts - Herbs, Books, Beginners, & Kids at Simply Vicki

Spring time means garden time around here and that means gardening posts. Every year we jump into our garden planning hopeful that this year will be better than last. Eternal garden optimists.As I was doing research for an upcoming post, I realized I had several garden-related posts on various blogs that I never got around to sharing with you, … [Continue]

What the Heck is an Instagram Challenge?

Instagram Challenge

Instagram is a great tool. I've not used it to its full potential, but was determined to change that this year. A lot of bloggers use Instagram as part of their marketing efforts. Me? Not so much. I personally like my Instagram feed to be full of "real life" versus the promotional.So if you are looking for a post on how to use Instagram in your … [Continue]

Challenge Yourself…Intentionally

Challenge Yourself...Intentionally - How to use challenges to better your life this year and every year.

"New year, new me!"Did you see this in your Facebook newsfeed a few weeks ago? How about the posts of varying levels of making fun of such posts? I had both in my feed. It's kind of amazing to me how pessimistic so many people have become about things like resolutions and goals.I'll say it again, I'm a fan of goals and resolutions, or … [Continue]

Super Simple Meal Planning Method

Super simple meal planning method to get more veggies in your day.

Meal planning is one of those classic tips for those looking to be more intentional with either their food choices and/or budget. Taking the time to plan out your meals ahead of time wards off things like last minute drive-thru stops and takeout orders. Both are hard on the wallet and can be hard on the waistline, too.I have used a variety of … [Continue]

3 Ways You Can Support Shop Small

3 Ways You Can Support Shop Small (and Why)

Shop Small Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but you don't have to wait for an official day to support small business owners. You can shop small all year long. Why Shop Small? Small businesses employ local people, they tend to be very involved in their communities, and they give towns a unique flavor. They are good for the local … [Continue]

Living the Intentional Life

Living the Intentional Life

Life goes by so fast. These kids keep just growing up. Birthdays just keep coming. And it is GOOD. It's just so easy to get wrapped up in the details and miss the big picture. Or is it just me?Every year I choose one word to set the tone for my year. I have varying levels of success with this, but I continue on because I find it … [Continue]