Baby Shower Menu

On Saturday I was honored to host my sister's baby shower at our house.  Being the hostess gives me great motivation to get my home in order.  (Why I can't seem to tackle my housekeeping without external motivation is beyond me.  I certainly can't … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan: Week of May 11

After hosting my sister's baby shower Saturday morning, we then enjoyed a combination party for my daughter's 6th birthday, Mother's Day, and my brother's birthday.  It was a big, full, fun day with lots of food!  Lucky for my hubby and kids, we … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: I Blame My Mother

It's not my fault.  I had nothing to do with that.  That's how I was taught. It's common practice these days to play the blame game for our misgivings.  In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, I'd like to take a moment to blame my mother. I blame … [Keep reading…]

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Act Your Age Cupcakes

No time or money for a fancy, professional birthday cake?  No worries.  Fancy cakes may impress, but so do easy, frugal cupcakes!  Kids are hooked on these sweet, easy-to-grab treats, and anything with sprinkles makes the world go round, so why … [Keep reading…]

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Homemade Ice Cream

Have you looked at the ingredient list on your ice cream container lately?  Recognize anything?  Aside from a very select few brands, store-bought ice cream is filled with unnecessary, unhealthy and unpronounceable ingredients. Here's an easy … [Keep reading…]

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Candy Bar Ice Cream

Am I the only one with chocolate Easter candy still stashed away in the freezer? In an effort to use what we have, these chocolate bunnies and peanut butter eggs were a fabulous substitute for my regular Butterfinger candy bars. An easy, … [Keep reading…]

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Wall Decorating 101

I stink at decorating. I have no design skills. But give this mama some updated family photos, and I suddenly feel as if my walls could be shown on HGTV. Crooked smiles. Crooked photos. I am grateful for them all! This post is linked … [Keep reading…]

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Cheese-Stuffed Garlic Breadsticks

After my daughter raved about the cheesy breadsticks served at her cousins' for dinner one night, she asked if I could make some at home.  Knowing my frugal ways all too well, my sister-in-law warned me that they were kind of expensive. Not a … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan – Week of May 4

We're gearing up for a super crazy week.  On Saturday I'm hosting my sister's baby shower brunch in our home and then a cookout (or cook-in, if it's raining!) to celebrate our daughter's 6th birthday, my brother's birthday, and Mother's Day.  The way … [Keep reading…]

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