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I’m the type of person that’s ready for Christmas in October! If this is you, be sure to check out all my adorable Elf on the Shelf ideas to get ready for the holiday season!

Now is the perfect time to plan a Christmas DIY. I made our family’s stockings a few years ago and created this great template so you can make your own too – beginner project!

Who doesn’t love a fun game of BINGO – especially Christmas BINGO!

So Easy Being Green came to be in 2010, and has since evolved into Lindsey Blogs to cover even more of my life. Since the beginning, my intention has been to show that being a mainstream green family is easy when you take small steps because small steps lead to big changes!

It’s my most popular post for a reason – no one wants to scrub toilets! How to make your own DIY Toilet Cleaner Bombs.

Home recycling is a great way to go green. Here are great DIY Recycling Bin Ideas you can implement today.

Daily shower sprays are convenient, but full of chemicals. Make your own with essential oils and a couple household ingredients.

From natural cleaning products, to organic food, to backyard chickens, and using cloth diapers [which started it all] – you’ll find we make a lot of mainstream green choices in our life!

Hello, I’m Lindsey!

I’m a Simple Southern Mama to two girls, Sophia and Moreaya, and one Aussiedoodle named Collie. I love to write about my favorite things, people, and foods – and everything in between! Thanks for stopping by!

One thing you should know about me is that I’m a Dollywood super fan! I’ve written so many articles about my favorite place on Earth that you can spend lots of time browsing – from the best Dollywood rides to important Dollywood hours and dates for 2022. Plus, I share ALL the details on why YOU should be a Dollywood Season Passholder too!

Heading to Dollywood soon? Here are all the tips and tricks for making the most of your visit in 2022.


I’ve got all the details in this post on how to get the best deal on Dollywood tickets.

If you’re visiting Dollywood, start here – I’m sharing ALL of the best rides including the BEST Dollywood roller coasters!

If you are visiting the Smoky Mountains and Dollywood, be sure to check out these other posts about our area. I share all the Things to Do in Pigeon Forge and even what to do on a rainy day in Pigeon Forge too!

You can even find some of our favorite dinner show ideas, like the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show and details on my favorite hotels, which are the Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort.

I love cooking for my family, but believe me when I say I only cook easy recipes. I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, which is why I always look for quick meals, that are also delicious and nutritious – like this Chopped Mediterranean Salad. Here are some of my most popular recipes and you can see even more in my web stories.

So easy, but so good – this perfectly tender Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli will become a family favorite!


If you are looking for more dairy free recipes, this Almond Milk French Toast is a reader [and family] favorite!


Are you ready to change the way you cook corn on the cob? Grilling corn in husk is a game changer – it’s so delish & easy! Try it today.

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