Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies

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

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

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

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

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

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}

How To Make A Summer Dare Book For Kids

How to Make a Summer Dare Book for Kids

I had to share this Summer Dare Book that I  made for my kids when they were younger.  It was handwritten.  That’s what makes it so special.  If you’re trying to come up with ideas to keep your kids entertained during the summer, then, you may want to try this idea.  (You may want to type your Dare Book.) We all know that when kids get out of school for the summer, it’s not long before they say, “I’m bored!” {Read More}

5 Great Hacks To Use At Home For Only $1

5 Great Hacks For Home Use Only $1

Everyone loves when they can use an item made for a certain purpose in a totally different way.  The items for these hacks are probably already at your house.  If not, they can be purchased at any of the $1 stores, such as Everything’s A Dollar. This toothbrush and cup holder has suction cups attached to the back.  A great use for this item would be to use it as a caddy for the kitchen sink. Just wet sink and {Read More}

How To Make An Adjustable Waistband In Jeans

How To Make An Adjustable Waistband in Jeans

I decided to finally fix the waistband in a couple pair of jeans today. I have two pair that are my favorite.  Of course, the waistband is too large.  It seems that any pair of pants that I buy has a waistband that never fits.  And, I do not like to wear a belt, especially with jeans.  Not trying to add any extras to the waistline.  Well, to solve my problem, I tried making the waistband adjustable by adding buttonhole {Read More}

Fried Croissant Rounds

Fried Croissant Rounds

(Printed Recipe at Bottom of Post) Okay. I just ate seven of these little fried croissant rounds.  That’s what I’m calling them.  Some people may call them mini croissant donuts, cronuts, or whatever they’re being called.  All I know is that they are round, small, flaky, crispy, and slathered in glaze. So, I guess I get to call them Fried Croissant Rounds or My New Favorite Dessert.  Trust me, you should make these in small batches because you will definitely {Read More}