Have Yourself A "Pinterest" Christmas!

Well, it's countdown time...as my boys said tonight when they went to bed...only "two more sleeps" til it's Christmas! That made me smile. A reminder of days gone by when they were little and would say that...but instead of "til it's Christmas"....it would, of course, be til "Santa comes!"  They're still excited for 'Santa' ... Continue Reading

Toblerone Muffins


Or an excuse to eat candy bars for breakfast! Does anyone else shop at an evil grocery store like I do???  The kind that has huge racks of giant Toblerone chocolate barsstacked at every checkstand and at the end of every aisle!?!?   OK...it might be every OTHER aisle. What is wrong with those Toblerone people!?!?  Don't ... Continue Reading

Simple Handmade Gifts – Part Four

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Well, here it is folks! My fourth and dare I say....final Simple Handmade Gift Ideas offering. It IS the 21st people! Not all that much more time to make some of these amazing ideas from some equally amazing people! I present to you...Part Four. Placemat Aprons by Dana-Made-It.com This one makes me want to go drag my ... Continue Reading

Homemade “Shout” Stain Remover

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  . . . Better Than The Real Thing! I did my initial post about making your own homemade version of Shout Stain Remover not long after I started this blog....back in July of this year!  Wow...time flies. At the time I hadn't been using it very long and didn't have any pictures to share....so I figured it was time ... Continue Reading

Scatter Kindness {Messages} This Season


With all the shopping, baking, wrapping, planning, decorating, cleaning, etc etc etc I've been doing the last several weeks in preparation for the BIG DAY....I have really been feeling like something was missing. Like I was forgetting SOMETHING. But honestly, I could not put my finger on it. I have been soooooo BUSY with this, ... Continue Reading

Recycling T-shirts Into Useful Stuff


With all the hits that my post about getting armpit stains out of t-shirts (240,000+) has received...I am beginning to see what a love affair we have with our t-shirts. We will go to great lengths to keep them bright, white and clean...and when that fails we find OTHER ways to use them! The thought of just throwing one away ... Continue Reading

Simple Handmade EDIBLE Gift – Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Here's a"Christmas Miracle"for you....we have 10 more days until Christmas and I have already made and packaged my neighbor/friend/co-worker gifts! I know, I know...pretty crazy huh? I'm usually frantically baking right up until Christmas Eve. But not this year...this year I've been inspired by all the wonderful things I see on ... Continue Reading