November 28, 2015

Gratitude Rolls: Special Thanksgiving Tradition


Grateful Rolls – This simple tradition is a fun way for your family to express what they are grateful for during your Thanksgiving dinner. As guests arrive have each person write a few things that they are grateful for on small sheets of paper. We always make our special “butter horn” rolls each Thanksgiving,

Easy Homemade Bisquick (Baking Mix)


There’s a reason that Bisquick has been one of America’s favorite convenience products since 1930. It allows us to not only whip up fresh biscuits in minutes, but pizza crust, coffee cakes, pancakes, waffles and my fall favorite –  Homemade […]

Frugal Fashionista is Back (& Why It Stopped)


For nearly six years, I’ve carved out a tiny corner in this crazy blogosphere world. What started out as authentic snippets of my life with five children and the crazy things that come with balancing beauty and bedlam turned into […]

Revolutionize Your Week: Power Cooking Hour


It’s been an incredibly busy and full week. Sometimes there are just days that we pack in more than any one person should and then we asked ourselves why we are stressed. Sound familiar? Why do we do that to […]

7 Highly Effective Ways to Raise Lazy and Entitled Children


As I think back over our two decades of raising children (yes, we just hit that mile marker),  I’ve often shared here on the blog how the journey towards building character in our children is exhausting, difficult, requires consistency, but […]

The Front Porch That Took 17 Years to Build (Part 1)


Our son rolled his eyes at me, “Mom, you live like we are still unemployed.  Why don’t you just buy that furniture?  We finally have the money and I know you want it.” I turned to him and gathered all […]

Easy Do It Yourself Wood Pallet Signs


If you stroll through any craft  or home decor store lately, I know you’ve eyed the beautiful typography and wood signs that line the aisles. I just love them and have picked up quite a few myself over the years,  […]

Dutch Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze


I’ve never really felt the need to get bossy in the kitchen before, but I am about to stand up on a soap box and preach. I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees outside, you will want to run to […]

My Free Gift to You: Our Family Dinner Questions


Don’t miss out on my Free Homemade Christmas Coupon Book. It offers another option for a last minute, meaningful gift idea. I am so very excited to share something with you that has been part of our family tapestry for […]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Copy Cat Cinnabon Recipe)


We’ve all stepped into the food court and smelled the amazing Cinnabon Rolls from afar. Our mouths start watering instantly. We see them rolling, baking and frosting, but then we see the price, and have sticker shock. Well, with a […]

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