Birthday Cake Dip Recipe – So Easy and So Good!

    Birthday Cake Dip Recipe   There are just some things in life that have the ability to make us all turn into little kids again. Fireworks for instance. For the vast majority of us, the sparkling and colors way up in the sky has the ability to turn us all into oohing … [Read more...]

Homemade Chicken Strips Recipe – So Easy and Tasty!

Some of you might remember a couple of years ago when I scored a great deal on Edgar the Super Chicken (yes, I name my chickens...don't you?!!). Edgar's post, pics and even good ol' Edgar himself are long gone (some due to loss of content from a server move, some due to...well we … [Read more...]

The Lost Art of Bartering

The 2 photos above are of a recent barter I did. I scored 2 pair of jeans (basically brand new, worn only one time each) and a shirt that I purchased for myself today. Now you might be asking why I said I purchased them when this is a post about bartering. Touche’. You ask a … [Read more...]

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

If you asked me what my favorite restaurant is, I'd tell you Olive Garden and that I absolutely adore a plate of Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo served up. What I don't love is the cost that eating out, especially at Olive Garden costs. So what is a frugal person to do? Make one of my … [Read more...]

Yeast Free Pizza Dough Recipe

I will freely admit that I adore pizza...but it must be good pizza. I've personally worked at around 6 different pizza places in Ohio and I've become a bit of a pizza snob. So, more often than not, I end up making my own pizza. Partly because I don't want to play russian roulette … [Read more...]

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Recipe

  Sausage Gravy & Biscuits Recipe   So many people have trouble with gravy. Seriously, you would not believe the amount of folks that I hear say that they just can't do it! My husband AND mother included! That's okay. I USED to be like that too until this recipe. … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Mayo Recipe

Easy Homemade Mayo Recipe   I love mayo on my sandwiches, but I hate the price tag that it carries. Seriously. In my opinion, it is utterly ridiculous to charge upwards of $4.00 per jar for something that is so simple to make! Now? I don't pay that and whenever I want mayo, … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled No Sew Heat Pack!

DIY Upcycled No Sew Heat Pack   Ever had a stiff neck? How about a migraine or mild back pain? If so, you'll probably agree that heat can really be your friend when those things are happening. Aside from that? Sometimes they're just really great to help you relax! Add a … [Read more...]

DIY Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak

I've admitted many times that one of my favorite things to do is to relax in a warm bath with a good soak and good book. One of my favorite bath soaks to use is this Green Tea & Peppermint bath soak. It's so quick to mix up that I really can't see a need to buy anything close … [Read more...]

Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

With Christmas almost here it is time to start making all of your favorite cookies and treats and first on my list is always this peanut butter fudge recipe! It reminds me of the fudge that my uncle used to make when I was a kid! Of course, it's never the same because he didn't … [Read more...]

Dulce de Leche & Coconut Marshmallow Clusters

Christmas baking is a tradition in our home. It isn't so much the sweets that we enjoy although let me tell you, there are some goodies made! It's the time that we all get to spend together as a family while the baking is happening and our Christmas tree is being decorated that … [Read more...]

My daughter the Football Player?

  You may ask why I chose a photo of 2 glass doors for this post. Keep reading. You'll understand in just a few minutes.   First, let me tell you a bit about my daughter. Emma is 7 years old and has the type of sense of humor that I simply can't stay mad at , ignore … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Rio Review – Kia Rio vs. Public Transportation Bus

2012 Kia Rio Review   So that ^^^ up there is what the 2012 Kia Rio looks like. We had the opportunity to drive one for a week and I have to say, it's a sharp piece of machinery. She's slick, smooth and rides well. She can also absorb an impact better than anything I've … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Sorento Review

    2012 Kia Sorento Review   Kia gave us the opportunity to once again, test out and review one of the autos. This time, we had the pleasure of driving the 2012 Kia Sorento. That's it ^^^ up there, after I decided last week that I needed to go camping. So off we … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

      2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review     There she is...sitting in the parking lot of our complex, waiting for the Kia guy to take her far, far away. I seriously wanted to cry. Why? Because I ADORE the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid! Yes. Adore. I adore the blasted … [Read more...]

To My Love: Ten Things I Want To Tell You (But Never Would…)

    Thomas,   Yeah, I know. Not quite the love letter type. Tough. You'll deal with it. I constantly walk around saying "never mind" when talking to you and I've explained why, I know..it drives you nuts. Guess what? I'm going to tell you what all of those … [Read more...]