Gift Giving Peanut Butter Fudge

fudge pan

Things are busy with Christmas just around the corner.   Today the kids and I made fudge for the neighbors.  It works great poured in any pan, but a holiday shaped tin just adds to the fun! There are only four ingredients needed for this Peanut Butter Fudge and odd are, you've already got them all at the house! Quick Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) 1 teaspoon … [Read more...]

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List?


Children like to make wish lists for Santa every year, but what do you do as an adult?  Have you made your wish list to yourself yet?  What are some wishes you have for yourself?  Do you wish you were a better cook?  Do you wish you spent more time with your family?  Do you wish you paid more attention to your needs as opposed to everyone else’s?  Whatever your wishes are, write them down! Material objects are great and they keep us … [Read more...]

Ways to Encourage Your Child to be Self-Sufficient


How often does your child do something that you turn around and basically tell them is wrong?  You probably don't even realize you are correcting them because you are just trying to help, but such correction can cause them to be needier now and in the future.  For example, your child cleans their room and you tell them their toys are in the wrong place.  Instead, you should be praising them for thinking for themselves and making the decision … [Read more...]

Magic Reindeer Food – Easy to Make!

reindeer food

My son is currently in second grade.  His class made Magic Reindeer Food at their holiday class party before they were released for Christmas Break.  The parents were asked to send in various items for the Christmas party and all of the His classmates had a ball putting the Magic Reindeer Food together.  One little girl filled her baggie all the way to the top, shook it up and the bag exploded all over the classroom.  You know the teacher had to … [Read more...]

How New Moms Can Maintain Their Friendships

How New Moms Can Maintain Their Friendships

Becoming a mother has a wide range of challenges. Being a mom means facing issues that may have never been faced before and learning to find a rhythm that works for everyone. These unexpected issues can take a real toll on new moms, making their job a lot more difficult than it should be. One of the issues that new moms commonly face but do not think about ahead of time is maintaining their friendships after their new baby arrives. A new mom’s … [Read more...]

Elf On The Shelf Gets A Jersey

elf table

This is our Elf on the Shelf, his name is Zachary.  He has been with us for two years now.  Each December he surprises us every morning when we find his new hang out for the day.  Check him out, he loves to hang upside down.  We figure this is because our boys are so competitive in sports.  Zachary is just trying to fit in with the rest of the guys in our home. This morning  we woke to a huge surprise!  Zachary was wearing a sports jersey! … [Read more...]

Are You Ready For Christmas?


Are you ready for Christmas?  Are all your Christmas decorations displayed throughout your home?  Here's the biggest question:  Is all your shopping done?  All our our Christmas decorations are up and all those boxes and tubs are shoved back up into the attic.  We're ready to cook up some of our favorite holiday desserts next week when the kids get out of school, but of course, shopping is not done.  Each year this happens, I try to be prepared, … [Read more...]

Six City Safety Tips for Your Kids

Six City Safety Tips for Your Kids

Every parents desire is for their home to be the safest place their children know. It is the place filled with your most prized possessions—the top of the list being your precious children. While you can help to keep them as safe as possible indoors with the help of a security system from Frontpoint Security Solutions, when it comes to the outside world, there are a myriad of factors that could endanger your children. Whether it is a trip, a … [Read more...]

My Amazon Return Was A Snap!

I have a hard time finding tall jeans in the stores so I figured I'd grab a pair of tall jeans through Amazon and save myself the time.  I used to wear Lee and I know those tall sizes fit, so I grabbed a pair and waited for them to arrive in the mail.  Of course, I ordered a "fit" that I had never tried on before and they were too tight.  Not just tight enough that you could lose a little weight and then be able to wear, but tight enough that I … [Read more...]

Maintain Weight Over The Holidays


Maintaining weight over the holidays is the trending discussion among most at this time of year when the holidays are in full swing.  I’m talking about the season when cookies, jelly doughnuts, chocolates and all sort of foods loaded with refined sugars tend to add extra pounds to your weight by the New Year.  How do we avoid a tremendous holiday weight gain? For me, I choose not to avoid my favorite holiday dishes, but to cut down on the … [Read more...]

Create A Nursery For Less

baby room

Child’s room – A Place Where New Memories Begin...... At some point in our lives, we all start thinking about starting a family.  It might be a cute baby that we saw in a restaurant the other day or a pair of those small pink baby shoes that made us think about starting a family.  And especially when we feel that we find the right person to create that family with, the thoughts do not leave us alone even if we feel that we are not ready yet. … [Read more...]

Our Latest Appliance Purchase Was A Nightmare

old washer

Eight years ago we sold our house and the final deal was that I had to leave my washer and dryer set for the new owners.  My set was pretty new, but I really wanted to sell my house, so I agreed and left my Kenmore washer and dryer in the home when we moved out.  We had so many expenses at the time, that I didn't want to purchase a new washer and dryer set so I found a used one from an area website.  It was a Maytag washer and dryer set  with a … [Read more...]

The Original Worm #Review


I was sent an Original Worm from to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are 100% mine. Be sure to check out The Original Worm Body Roller Massager.  It has so many uses as you can see from the video below. I was very curious to try out The Original Worm which was shipped so quickly to my house and even came in it's own mesh carrying bag.  I go to the gym throughout the week and often have sore muscles … [Read more...]

Christmas #HoneyBakedHoliday #ad


I was given a gift card to purchase my Christmas HoneyBaked Ham meal shown below in order to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Check it out!  We had a great tasting meal from the HoneyBaked store that didn't require me to stay in the kitchen cooking all morning!  We had a four pound boneless ham, macaroni & cheese, cornbread dressing, a can of biscuits that I had on hand and a HUGE 3.5 pound carrot … [Read more...]

TeenSafe $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway ENDS 12/25

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TeenSafe is on a roll!  They are giving away another $50 Amazon gift card, did you enter in the past?  If so, get this month's entries in now!  If you haven't entered one of their past giveaways make sure you don't forget to enter this one!  Everyone could use a $50 Amazon gift card. I have been doing a lot of my Christmas shopping on Amazon this month and of course I've found a few things that I'd like for myself.  There's so many cute earring … [Read more...]

Tattoo Removal Is Possible


We’ve all been there; you have just turned 18 and you are ready to make your first real “adult decision.” More than likely, you are heading out to get a tattoo! Since you are young (yet old enough) to venture out on your own and don’t need parental consent for this very big (and mostly permanent) decision, you probably won’t do much research about where you go, and who the tattoo artist is. You probably won’t even look at all of their work to … [Read more...]

Time For A Pantry Cleanout


Have you ever done the “Pantry Cleanout” to try and cut down on your grocery bill?  I just read about it, and I think it would be a great thing to do at the end of every month.  If you shop for groceries weekly, try to do your regular trips for the first three weeks.  That last week, before heading out to the store, pull EVERYTHING out of your pantry and try to plan meals with it.  Soups can be used for many meal starters, check out my soup meal … [Read more...]