D.I.Y. Ice Bottle Cooler

  Doesn't this just look like it would be FUN to make?! It immediately caught my eye when I saw it on CelebrationsAtHomeBlog.com. This woman Chris Nease has some A M A Z I N G party ideas! You have to check it out! I just really, really was drawn to this idea.  Maybe it's because it's hot outside and this looks so cool ... Continue Reading

An Ode to Homemade Ranch Dressing!

...including how to make your own BYU Creamery Ranch Dressing! My experience growing up might be a little different than most.  It wasn't until I was married and "on my own" that I started buying bottled ranch dressing. I grew up on the Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing made from the packets by my Mom.  Back then I think there ... Continue Reading

It’s 4 minutes past my bedtime!

It is currently 1:04 a.m. as I type this.  O.K., now it's 1:05 a.m. I hurt my shoulder helping my sister move this past weekend and ended up having to go to the doc today for it. He kindly gave me medication that is currently giving me blessed relief!  BUT, he did play the "doctors' orders" card and told me I had to go to bed ... Continue Reading

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas & Red Velvet Cupcakes!

My "baby" girl, Britta, turns 20 today! Happy Birthday Britta Marie! Since she is on an adventure in Idaho this week, we decided to celebrate her birthday last Friday. It is our birthday tradition that the birthday boy or girl gets to choose the menu on their special day.  Britta chose a fairly new addition to our ... Continue Reading

D.I.Y. Burp Cloths (a.k.a. Puke Rags)

This is probably one of my favorite D.I.Y. "tutorials" ever!  And I use the term "tutorial" lightly because that really seems too formal for this. Emily at Jones Design Company  has described this project from start to finish in 10 simple steps, with great, self-explanatory pictures. Even the D.I.Y.-challenged like me can ... Continue Reading

No-Slip Dish Towels


Is it just me....or does anyone else think this is simply a brilliant idea??? Leave it to Martha. One of my kitchen pet peeves (yes, my pet peeves have categories) is hanging a dish towel I've been using on the oven door to let dry SO I CAN USE IT LATER...and then turning around to use it again and discovering it's GONE! ... Continue Reading