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}

Homemade Oreo Blizzard

With the weather warming to 70 degrees the other day, we stopped by Dairy Queen to get a blizzard.  My favorite is Oreo and my kids love Cookie Dough.  So, it’s obvious that I would go home and try to make one of these the next day.  I only have one problem with DQ Blizzards.  They don’t give you enough cookies in the ice cream.  Solved that.  I put in enough cookies to satisfy me.  Plus, the most important thing….it {Read More}