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

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

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

(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}

5 Things to Remember When Freezing Prepared Cooked Meals

If you’ve jumped on the bandwagon of trying to prepare and store cooked meals for future use, then here are 5 great things to keep in mind.  First, let me say, that I love that I have started doing this…prepping, cooking and storing meals.  It saves me a ton of time ( I hate cooking, so, I’m all for being in the kitchen the least amount of time that I can.) I have a couple of months of meals that {Read More}

My Attempt To Get In 8 Glasses of Water Per Day

I’ve decided that I WILL get in 8 glasses of water per day.  Now, that I had decided that, I just had to come up with a plan to get it done.  I’ve tried several different ways of getting in all of this water.  It really doesn’t matter which way as long as you consume at least 8 glasses.  So, take a look at some of the ways that I’ve tried and see if they work for you. Items Needed: {Read More}

Using a Kitchen Drawer to Organize Tupperware

I’m not sure why I keep the tupperware in the top of the cabinet.   First, I can never find the matching tops unless I get a stool to look in the top of the cabinet.  Plus, I’m not disciplined enough to put matching tops with matching containers.  So, today, I’m trying a different approach.  Yep, I’m still inspired since I organized my utensil drawer. You can check that organizational accomplishment right here. Still, loving it. I’m on my way to {Read More}

Turn Pastry Cutter Into Desktop File Sorter

So, I’m taking the April Cent-Sational Challenge and have decided to upcycle a pastry cutter or pastry blender into a desktop file sorter.  I couldn’t believe how great it turned out.  I love it on my desk.  It holds the files so nicely.  Pretty simple to make, too.  You only need a couple of items also. Items Needed: pastry cutter or blender wood glue piece of board small box paper covering beads (optional) hot glue gun artificial plant (optional) Directions: {Read More}

My Thrift Store Shopping Trip and a $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

I must admit that I am definitely a thrifty person.  That’s one of the reasons that I created this blog…to save money.  Every now and then, I will hit up the thrift stores to find some great steals or deals.  Check out what I found when we visited Virginia during President’s Day. (I’m late on posting my thrift store items.) If anyone knows me, really knows me, then you know I love scarves and purses.  Yep..love them! Well, I googled {Read More}

Skillet Apple Pie

I was online and saw a Skillet Peach and Blueberry Pie, however, I’m not a fan of blueberries.  So, I kept searching and found a Skillet Apple Pie that was from Southern Living and I decided to give my new cast iron skillet a try.  It’s something about cast iron cooking that makes you think of old-fashioned cooking. Of course, I  changed up a few things from the recipe, like amount of apples, spices, etc. I can never seem to {Read More}