January 17, 2017

How Do I Keep Brown Sugar Soft?


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Food Presentation – Tasty Tuesday


Food presentation…it’s something I know about, something I’ve studied,  something I appreciate, but something that is often on the low end of my meal making priority list. Seeing these elegant touches reminds me that when I take a few extra […]

Easy Family Dinners


The concept of easy meal planning by separating, seasoning and putting together a simple freezer meal as soon as you get home from the store has been such a time savor. I’ve been bulk cooking for years, but I know […]

Sunday Worship Music


Worship is a means by which I express my awe, gratitude and whole hearted devotion to my Savior. What a privilege our praise team had in inviting others to join us as we worshiped together this past Sunday. 0411 Worship […]

How to Make Snowflake Crystals


Homeschooling is so much a part of our every day life, but I realize it’s not something I address on my blog very often. With our oldest child weighing in at the ripe, old age of 16, and our youngest […]

Mega SwagBucks Friday


Have you guys checked out Swagbucks yet? If not, you will want to take just a minute to read over my past posts. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to get items for free with no strings attached. […]

Frugal Fashionista Meets Dog Whisperer


Life has gotten in the way of my Frugal Fashionista series and many of you have emailed wondering where it’s been on Fridays. Well, have no fear, my Frugal designer outfits (for less than $15) happen on a daily basis, […]

What Appliances Do You Use the Most?


Appliance reality check. We have never had a “real” microwave. In fact, I was given our first 3′ by 3′ microwave a few years ago and then only used it to reheat single size portions. Last year, we “upgraded” to […]

(In)courage…the Little Things


As we’re all trying to figure out what balance looks like in our own lives, I am certain of a few things. Sometimes it only takes an hour out of a seemingly hectic day to drop everything and simply go… […]

Starbucks Stock Up and a free cup on them


When Starbucks first opened, I’ll never forget thinking,  “Who in the world would ever pay $3.50 for a cup of coffee?” Well, millions of consumers later,  Starbucks has laughed its way to the bank while many personal pocket books have […]