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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FTF: Real Life

My real life sure has been getting in the way of my online time lately. Did I just say that?! While sitting at the computer... Do you ever find yourself annoyed by the people and things that need your time and attention throughout the day?  … [Keep reading…]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

Many months ago, during some afternoon blog-hopping, I happened upon a recipe for homemade laundry detergent.  Now, I'm all about homemade food, but laundry detergent?  That was a new one to this frugal-minded mama. Feeling adventurous, and … [Keep reading…]

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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-9 marks National Teacher Appreciation Week, with May 5 slated for Teacher Appreciation Day. I've been there/done that, this whole teaching thing, and I know that any form of positive acknowledgment for the job that teachers do is the right … [Keep reading…]

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