Delicious Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!

So, I decided to try my hand at homemade vanilla custard ice cream…that’s what us southerners would call it.  If you yearn to have that taste of old-fashioned vanilla ice cream during some point in your life, you definitely will want to try this. One thing I noticed about making the old-fashioned ice cream is that it takes you back to your childhood if you grew up on this wonderful homemade dessert. Give it a try. Makes about 4 cups {Read More}

Best Overactive Bladder Product to Manage Bladder Leaks

I was asked to write a post about Always Discreet. My first thought was….I can’t do that!  Nobody’s talking about bladder leaks. Especially me.  That is so personal. However, I couldn’t pass it up because it is so me. Perhaps, it’s you. I’m sure that I’m not alone. First of all, I didn’t even know that 1-in-3 women experience bladder leaks or that 1-in-2 African-American women experience bladder leaks. For instance, raise your hand if you’re the person that sneezes, {Read More}

DIY Choker Necklace

My daughter loves to wear necklaces, specifically, the choker necklaces. Makeup and necklaces go hand-in-hand in my house full of teenagers.  So, I made a couple of necklaces for her today. Quite simple. Quite inexpensive. Items Needed: trim or ribbon clasps needle and thread Directions: First, measure the size of the neck. Cut trimming to desired size. Fold under edges. Stitch down. Attach ends of clasp to each side using wire pliers to press down tightly. That’s all there is {Read More}

DIY Running/Walking Armband

Need an armband when you’re running or walking? Try making one from a headband. Pretty simple and inexpensive.  Just follow a couple of steps below. Items Needed: Headband Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine Directions: Measure the armband around your arm. Make sure and measure it tightly, but not extremely tight. Pin. Sew down on machine or use a needle and thread. Finish edges on the machine to stop material from raveling. This part is optional. Top stitch to securely {Read More}

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies

These cookies are a staple in our house. We make them on a regular basis. They are simply delicious! We recently found out that by substituting the regular butter for unsalted butter, it made the cookies taste even better. If you make them, be sure to make a lot of them. They are soft and really tasty. Ingredients: 1 stick of unsalted butter 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 cup of white sugar 1 cup of flour 1 egg 1/2 {Read More}

Cleaning Refrigerator’s Exterior with Toothpaste

  If you’re looking for a neat tip to help you clean the exterior of your refrigerator, try this one! Finally got around to cleaning my refrigerator’s exterior this past weekend.  It was covered in a lot of grease splatter, among other stuff that I won’t mention. So, I tried different things to help me clean the outside of the refrigerator.  Some didn’t work as well as others. Who knew that I would end up going with using toothpaste. Just {Read More}

Ripening Mangoes in a Paper Bag

While strolling through Walmart yesterday, I passed by a stack of mangoes. Of course, I squeezed them to see if they were ripe, as I always do. They were not ripe. Really hard. Typically, I would just keep going, but they were on sale and I really wanted mangoes. So, I decided to test out if mangoes would really ripen with the paper bag test. First time trying this. How did it work out?   Just for good measure, I {Read More}

3 Ways to Wear an Infinity Scarf as a Shirt

I was in Walmart one day and found some infinity scarves on sale for $1.  I grabbed a couple of them.  Stepped outside today and tried different ways to wear the infinity scarf. Scarf 1: This is very pretty. To make, step into scarf. Pull tight around chest. Crisscross in back and pull over head. That gives you the crisscross effect in the back. Scarf 2: Step into scarf. Lay on shoulders. Pull down in front center. Pin under the {Read More}

Turn Your T-Shirt into a Spaghetti Strap Tank Top

Got a lot of t-shirts piled up in your house? Why not turn them into cute spaghetti strap tank tops for the summer? Or, if you’re hanging out at the thrift store and pick up some cute t-shirts, think about remaking them into a nice tank top. I found this one at the thrift store for $2. I decided to remake it into a spaghetti strap tank top. Wasn’t that difficult and it turned out so cute! Items Needed: t-shirt {Read More}

DIY Red White and Blue Glass Vases

If you’re looking to put a little decor into your Independence Day celebration, why not add these DIY painted glass vases to your list.  They’ll look great with flowers as a centerpiece for tables.  Just get a couple of old vases, spray paint, and tape.  Add battery-operated tea light candles to bottom of vases to showcase at night. This is a picture of how the centerpiece looks when night starts to fall.  The white vase illuminated the best due to {Read More}