Being new to Florida.. and loving it.. I wanted to add a little coastal character to my Christmas tree. So I bought a few adorable ornaments and made some of my own. Check out how easy these are to make. (more…)
Around Thanksgiving every year I practically start breaking out into hives thinking of all the Christmas decorating, shopping and events ahead. So much to do, so little time sort of thing. And one thing always on my freak out list is Christmas cards. I love giving them and getting them but creating them has never felt painless to me. (more…)
This post is written by my friend Heather Flanigan-Garrett. She’s my go-to authority on everything Elf On The Shelf. And you’ll see why! (more…)
Unless I’m following a fancy Pinterest recipe, my cooking is usually very basic with fresh, healthy ingredients. And as I explained in my previous Recycled Feast post, Anything Goes Quesadillas, I often morph leftovers from various meals to make a new meal. It saves money by pushing grocery shopping back another day and it uses food that would otherwise go to waste, which is a big pet peeve of mine.
I recently used a drawer full of leftover veggies to make a flavor-packed pizza. (more…)
Sometimes I think Moms have the market cornered on guilt.
When I was juggling being a mom with a demanding, around-the-clock job outside the home I felt guilty for not spending more time with my kids. And I felt guilty about all the things I just didn’t have the time or energy to do. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom I feel guilty that I’m no longer bringing in money for the family. And I will never come close to my vision of a domestic goddess.
And some times all the little guilt voices in my head gang up and the weight of it all feels very heavy. (more…)
I want to tell you about two apps I am totally crushing on right now. So much so, that I might have to delete them from my phone before I go broke. (more…)
It’s that time of year again! Time for your kids’ Elf on the Shelf to make its appearance in a hilarious way. I hope you have a lot of fun with your Elf. Here’s a few ways we have. (more…)
I can think of few things that make a home more cozy, comfortable and pleasant than candles. I always have some burning in the evening and I love the seasonal scents. They also make great gifts for family, friends and kids’ teachers. The problem is they are usually really expensive. I love Yankee Candles but can’t afford them. The few I’ve had and cherished were gifts.
But great news! You don’t need to buy great candles.. because you can make them on your own!! (more…)
Being a bargain hunter, I’ve always been a fan of Goodwill and other thrift stores. I enjoy digging into the racks and sifting through the shelves to find those diamonds in the rough, nice, sometimes even high-end items for just a few dollars. (more…)
It’s the end of the week, just before grocery shopping day and I’m out of everything. But alas! There are leftovers. Not quite enough to reheat for a full satisfying meal, but just enough to whip into something great. (more…)