Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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Start off Right with Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning has always been a time in my family of airing out the house, deep cleaning every room, and bringing in the beauty and freshness of spring.  It’s hard work, no doubt, but it doesn’t have to be boring or tedious.  Take a weekend, use some of these simple tips and tricks, and clear your space of tired, stale air and lingering grime. General Spring Cleaning 1.  Gather all your supplies before starting. {Read More}

Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks Craft

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Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks

Cute Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks for the Kid in You Spring is finally here and with that brings Easter.  Make Fluffy Bunny Tails  Snacks as an adorable craft with or for your kids that you can place in their lunchbox or have ready for their Easter baskets!  It’s simple, absolutely cute as can be, and fairly inexpensive, especially if you have a dollar store near you.  Fluffy Bunny Tails Snacks are a great way to bring a smile to a {Read More}

Baking Soda Dyed Easter Eggs

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  Baking Soda Dyed Easter Eggs Looking for another way to dye Easter eggs, I ran across the idea of making Baking Soda Dyed Easter Eggs.  This sounded FUN, messy, but fun.  The best part about the entire project was that I had everything already in my pantry.  No more buying those FUNKY kits and waiting for the little tablet to dissolve (which I never waited for anyway, so I would always have funky looking eggs). So, here is what {Read More}

DIY: Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks

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Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks

Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks for Spring Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks are the perfect spring gift for your little ones!  With simple things like a plastic zipper bag, chenille stems, and the snack or candy of your choice, you’ll have these Pretty Little Butterfly Snacks done in a jiffy!  They make a great takeaway at parties or a cute item tucked in a school lunch with an encouraging note. You can put any small item in these too.  Raisins, fruits, crackers, {Read More}

Adorable Egg Diorama Craft

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Adorable Egg Diorama

Adorable Egg Diorama Crafts for Everyone Easter crafts are fun not only to make, but also to give as gifts to family, friends, and neighbors. All you need is a quick trip to the dollar or craft store, and you’ll have everything you need to make an Adorable Egg Diorama.  I picked up some paper mache eggs (which surprisingly had a plastic interior) and foam Easter stickers for this craft.  I had some acrylic paints at home, as well as {Read More}

Peeps Jell-O Cups

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Peeps Jell-O Cups

Peeps Jell-O Cups Peeps are synonymous with Easter for me.  These Peeps Jell-O Cups make a great dessert for your Easter Dinner, or anytime!   They basically combine Jell-O, Pudding, Reddi Whip and Peeps.  I used the Yellow Peeps for this, so I used yellow Jell-O.  However, you can easily swap out to the Pink Peeps and use Strawberry Jell-O.  Who doesn’t love Strawberries and Chocolate, right? PrintPeeps Jell-O Cups Ingredients1 chocolate snack pack jello cup Lemon Jello (made mine from {Read More}

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs ~ A Great Holiday Craft for the Family

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Tie Dyed Easter Eggs ~ Bring Out the Shaving Cream! I love coloring eggs, not only at Easter, but year round.  It’s a fun craft to do with kids, and now, it’s even more fun with shaving cream!  Why color eggs with just one color when you can make Tie Dyed Easter Eggs?  They are simple and fun, and a bit messy, which makes them all the more fun. A Few Tips and Tricks for Tie Dyed Easter Eggs Instead {Read More}

Hard Baked Eggs ~ Just in Time for Easter!

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You Can Make Hard Baked Eggs? Hard Baked Eggs was not something I had thought of doing.  I love hard boiled eggs, and all that can be made from them, like egg salad, deviled eggs, and the like.  But honestly, I greatly disliked boiling them.  They are so touchy.  One minute extra and the yolks turn green.  One minute less and the yolks aren’t quite done.  This method however, makes perfect eggs without the mess, and in less time.  And {Read More}

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

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Mardi Gras King Cake

  Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe There are a few things that I miss about living in Louisiana.  One of them is King Cake at Mardi Gras time.  Now that I have moved to Phoenix, I have had to learn to make them for myself.  I have been working on my recipe over the past 3 years to get it to where I know we will LOVE it every time. The basics of King Cake are pretty simple, you are {Read More}

10 Benefits of Cinnamon

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  The Benefits of Cinnamon The simple spice, cinnamon, comes from the bark of trees of the genus Cinnamomum.  It is dried and ground into the wonderfully aromatic powder that seasons so many foods and beverages.  What we tend to neglect, however, is all the wonderful ways that cinnamon can benefit us in our daily lives.  Here are 10 ways we can use cinnamon to give us a boost or help us heal. Cinnamon is an Anti-Inflammatory: Cinnamon is high {Read More}

Valentine’s Day Gift and Dinner Round Up

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  Valentine’s Day is coming!  How better to show your love than to make something from scratch?  It’s easy to buy gifts, but gifts from the heart, in my mind, are the most cherished of all.  I love to make Valentine’s cards by hand, pretty little gifts, and of course, dinner for my hubby and family.  Here are my favorite things to make for Valentine’s Day, from body care products to my favorite recipes. 1.  Handmade Art Prints – Use the {Read More}

14 Amazing Thanksgiving Recipes All Rounded Up!

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Roasted Turkey

I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year!!!!  I will be taking the day off to relax and recharge.  I  will be spending the day with my mom, husband and kiddos.  What could be better?  I don’t know…maybe the fact that I am getting a TURKEY this year!  My mom is making the turkey.  Which means, we will have LOTS of leftovers.  I am not sure what I am more excited about, the Turkey or the leftovers. Well, here is {Read More}

Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

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It’s getting warmer outside!  That means that soon it will be swimsuit season.  What to do about all that dry skin from the harsh winter?  Well, make your own Vanilla mint Sugar scrub would work wonders on that skin. The few ingredients you need can be found at a bulk food shop or even your local Walmart. 1 1/4 C raw sugar 1/3 C Honey 3/4 C carrier oil, such as Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Avocado, or a light Olive Oil {Read More}

Easy Kitchen Substitutions

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Easy Kitchen Substitutions

  Creating Kitchen Substitutions on the Fly Every once in a while, I think I have an ingredient, and when I go to get it out, realize that someone has used up the last of it.  Drat!  Now what?  Well, I head for my handy dandy list of kitchen substitutions!  There’s a lot you can do to make up for missing ingredients.  Check out these simple kitchen substitutions for the most common ingredients. Dairy Substitutions 1 C buttermilk = 1 T lemon {Read More}

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween

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Witches Hats Recipe - Perfect for your Halloween Party!

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween YUM, I love me some Witches Hats!  These cookies make a great presentation at any Halloween gathering.  I even like to put one in my girls’ lunch, for a little fun.  These Witches Hats are easy to make and require NO cooking or baking. Here is all you need: 1 Package Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies 1 Can of Orange Icing 1 Bag Hershey’s Kisses You can pick up either the Regular Shortbread Keebler Fudge {Read More}

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

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DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Do you LOVE Pumpkin Pie Spice Lattes?  Or maybe you like to make cinnamon toast and would like to kick it up a notch?  Well Pumpkin Pie Spice is SOOOOO easy to make at home with your own common ingredients….you may never buy the jar of premixed spices again. I love this recipe, because I am not a HUGE fan of Nutmeg.  So, I can use less nutmeg and add a little more ginger…to make it {Read More}

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