A Little Self-Reflection (but you’re welcome to read along).

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  One of the reasons I LOVE this blog SO MUCH is because it can be whatever I want it to be! I mean really, how many things in  life can you say that about???  Not that many.  As a matter of fact, that's one of the main reasons I started this blog and Sweet Deals By Jillee....I wanted....no.....NEEDED to have someplace I ... Continue Reading

Spotting the Latest "Baby Trends"

I found myself off on a bit of a tangent tonight. Somehow I got sucked into looking at What's Hot For Babyright now and couldn't stop myself!  It's amazing how much cool stuff people can come up with for these tiny little people! And how they continue to come up with new stuff....year after year after year. My youngest "baby" ... Continue Reading

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

Cafe Rio Pork

A couple of days ago I posted a copycat recipe for "Cafe Rio" CHICKEN.  I've had several requests for the "Cafe Rio" PORK recipe too....so I thought I would oblige. THIS recipe I have made a LOT! My husband and I like the pork in a salad...my boys like it in burrito form, either way it's DELICIOUS! I've also included the ... Continue Reading

MORE Trendy Baby Burp Cloths!

I don't know what it is about these cute baby burp cloths that I find so appealing...but everytime I see a tutorial on them...I can't help myself...I want to make some!  But I have no babies to burp anymore!  hmmmmm....I could stockpile them for GRANDbabies!!!  :-)   Or, of course they would make a great gift ... Continue Reading

Cafe Rio Chicken!

Cafe Rio Chicken

I have made the "Cafe Rio" Sweet Pork recipe at least 1,000 times!  Well, maybe not QUITE 1,000, but a lot!  It is definitely a family favorite at our house! But I have yet to try their chicken "knock-off" recipe.  I've seen in posted at a bunch of different websites.  I just happened to find this one at Life As A Lofthouse. ... Continue Reading

D.I.Y. Faux Carriage Garage Door


File this D.I.Y. idea under "B" for BRILLIANT!!!  Some people are just SO clever! I ran across this on a message board at TwoPeasInABucket.com. For $30 (for hardware, frog tape and Rustoleum black gloss paint)...she transformed her perfectly good, but plain, garage door into an "old carriage door" but still enjoys the ... Continue Reading

Balloon Flower Party Decor!

You're going to have to bear with me here....but I literally could not stop myself from posting this  [{[{ balloon flower }]}] First,I LOVE FLOWERS! Second,I love PINK flowers. And finally...I LOVE surprisingly easy but impressively attractive ideas like this!  This is one of those ideas where the voice inside your head ... Continue Reading