Strawberry Syrup
Strawberry Syrup (and Strawberry Soda)
Posted 4 months ago

May is Strawberry Month!  Last year to celebrate I made Tipsy Strawberry Preserves, this year when Walmart asked me to come up with a recipe highlighting strawberries I made homemade…

Strawberry Syrup (and Strawberry Soda)
Fixing a Split Seam
Fixing a Split Seam
Posted 6 months ago

Fixing a split seam is one of the easiest mending jobs out there!

A split seam is when the stitching along a seam has somehow come undone without tearing the fabric. …

Fixing a Split Seam
Save Money on Shaving and Razors with a Saftey Razor
Save Money on Shaving and Razors with a Safet…
Posted 6 months ago

Today I'm going to talk about hair.

Not the nice, flowing mane of silky tresses kind of hair (don't I sound like a bad romance novel?!?) but the other, less glamorous…

Save Money on Shaving and Razors with a Safet…
Making Yogurt from Scratch
How to Make Yogurt from Scratch
Posted 7 months ago

I am so proud--I finally made yogurt from scratch!  I've been meaning to try this for a couple of years, but finding a "Thriftee-Yogurt Maker" circa 1974 or so at…

How to Make Yogurt from Scratch
DIY Bookshelf from Unfinished Wooden Crates
DIY Bookshelf from Unfinished Wooden Crates
Posted 7 months ago

This charming rustic bookshelf is easy to make out of unfinished wooden crates from Walmart.  Let me show you how!

I have seen a variety of attractive wooden crate projects over the…

DIY Bookshelf from Unfinished Wooden Crates
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Spinach Stuffed Steak

August 28, 2014

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating Beef.  Mmmm.  I’m a red meat girl from way back–there’s nothing quite as good as a nice cut of beef cooked rare.  The […]

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Back to School with Zappos!

August 27, 2014

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com.  I received product samples to facilitate my review. Have you heard of Zappos?  One of my very first interactions with Zappos was a tour of their headquarters just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Actually my very first interaction was having my good […]

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Ceramic Nonstick Cookware — Green Life at Walmart!

August 22, 2014

Have you heard of ceramic non-stick cookware?  I stopped using most non stick cookware several years ago because I was a bit concerned about the Teflon coating, especially after it got scratched or overheated (which mine inevitably did).  I’m a good cook, but I’m not a particularly neat or careful cook. I have seen ceramic […]

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Make a Duck Tape Lunchbox for Back to School!

August 21, 2014

Is your teen or tween the kind of kid who likes to be different, to show their individuality and to make things themselves?  Then have I got a back to school craft project for them–create a custom Duck Tape Lunchbox out of Duck brand duct tape! The kind folks at Duck sent me a whole […]

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Jack Daniel’s Smoked and Grilled Burgers.

August 20, 2014

Looking for a different way to make your Labor Day burgers this year?  Why not try smoking them! That’s right, take your regular burger recipe up a notch by adding delicious smoke to the equation.  Don’t worry,  you don’t need a smoker, just your regular grill, some Great Value Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, and a […]

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You could be a Hero! Enter to win for your school!

August 14, 2014

What makes a hero?  According to Wikipedia: Characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity. This definition originally referred to martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence. For the […]

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Thumbprint Cookies

August 13, 2014

Looking for a way to use up some of that delicious jam you made this year, or just looking for a tasty treat?  Try Thumbprint Cookies!  These little gems are something my mom used to make when we were kids, and it’s a great way to use up the last little bit of jam or […]

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Do Us a Flavor — The Four Flavor Finalists!

August 12, 2014

Lays Do Us a Flavor Finalists are in!  Remember how back in February I told you about my trip to the Lays headquarters and this year’s Do Us a Flavor Contest? Well the ideas have been reviewed and the  Lays Do Us a Flavor finalists have finally (ha ha) arrived! Flavors are:  Kettle Cooked Wasabi […]

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ATT Go Phone from Walmart with Exclusive Rate Plan!

August 11, 2014

This month Walmart sent me one of their AT&T GoPhones to play with and tell you all about!  If you weren’t aware, Walmart sells all kinds of cell phones, both regular and a bunch of great prepaid phone options! The phone I was sent is an HTC Desire 610–it’s a smartphone and uses Android for […]

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Ramen Egg Foo Young

August 9, 2014

Ramen Egg Foo Young.  Quick, tasty and inexpensive–what more could you ask for in a recipe? Eggs are such a good protein, and so affordable compared to meat these days.  I buy 2 dozen fresh eggs from a local farmer each week and am always looking for good recipes, especially non breakfast recipes, to use them up.  […]

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