The Perfect Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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  Valentine's Day is coming up and you know what that means- chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! I love making a special treat for dessert on Valentine's Day for after we devour our traditional heart shaped meatloaf, roasted red potatoes and heart shaped dinner buns (awww! so sweet) and a chocolate cake with this frosting is almost always what I make. Most of you don't know me well … [Read more...]

Surprise Your Mate With a Breakfast Date (Featuring Starbucks Coffee!) #DeliciousPairings #cbias

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In our home mornings are crazy!  An average morning consists of my sweet husband getting up really early and getting ready and having breakfast alone. He leaves the light on for me but I sleep for about 30 more minutes. Moms need every moment we can get right? When I wake up he has long gone. I start my coffee, wake up the kids, bathe one kid (she will on bathe in the morning), dress the kids, … [Read more...]

Indoor FREE Fun! The Five Senses Mad Lib Activity

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It's January....it's cold outside here, the weather is almost always wet and there just isn't a lot of outside play time.  We have to make our own fun during this dreary month. Being a homeschool mama, I'm always looking for fun ways to add learning to our everyday and these 5 Senses Mad Libs are a great activity for the kids. If they can talk to you, they can play! What You Will … [Read more...]

Playing With Pudding: Game For Kids

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This week I was searching for ways to entertain my son without having to get out of the house. The weather has been very nasty. I turned to the kitchen for ideas. That is where I came up with this really fun, tasty, safe and cheap game for kids. Here is how you can do it too! Pudding and Cereal Tic Tac Toe: Supplies: Pudding (We had chocolate but any will work) Cereal for the x and o. … [Read more...]

Where is my package? How to get better service from UPS

Last week I sat waiting for a package from UPS. It was an important package so I did not want to miss it. It was several days late. I tracked and tracked and even called. All I could find out was that it was at the facility. Why? I needed it now! So I started searching for ways to get reach answers from UPS. I discovered this program: UPS My Choice. When you become a member you get delivery … [Read more...]

6 Easy Tips for Organizing Your Kitchen

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If you are anything like me, once the holidays are over and the Christmas tree has been taken down, you are ready to get yourself organized for the year.  Where is the best place to start?  For me, I spend most of my time in the kitchen so I like to start there.  Here are a few easy tips to get your kitchen organized! 1.  Roll your towels!  It saves a lot of room … [Read more...]

Pinterest Power Party {#1}

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Hey!  Happy Thursday, everyone! Welcome to our official kick off of the Pinterest Power Party!  Every Thursday we will be hosting a linky party that focuses on YOU, the readers!  Do you have an amazing DIY project, a frugal gift idea, or even a delicious recipe that you want to share?  Well, we want to see them and share on our Pinterest Board’s too!    … [Read more...]

Homemade Dry Ranch and Onion Soup Mixes

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I cook and bake a LOT. I have a family of 7 and we very rarely eat out. We all know that groceries are not getting any cheaper and one of the ways I combat high prices in the store is to make my own mixes. You know, all of those little packets that you pick up- the taco seasoning, the ranch dressing mix, gravies, etc. I just make them in bulk and it has saved us a bundle! I thought that today I … [Read more...]

How To Make Easy Ranch Eggs

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Sometimes I like to serve my family something just a little different. These eggs are a twist on Huevo Rancheros, the eggs aren't poached in salsa, but they make a fabulous quick and filling breakfast or brunch treat. My kids love them and call them "Fancy Eggs" but there is really nothing fancy at all about the humble egg, tortilla and bean dish. Simple food at it's best is almost always better … [Read more...]

Top Decorations Using Branches

I love bringing nature indoors! One things I have come to love is using branches as decorations. Why? Easy to spray paint to change with the seasons Best of all it is FREE! Just head outside and grab the good ones. They add a beautiful touch of nature and beauty Very easy to make to fit your style. Here are some of my favorite ideas across the web. Check out these creative decorations … [Read more...]

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