Homemade Cold Cream


If there is one thing that I like to take pride in with this blog....it is providing any and all homemade alternatives to expensive store-bought products. I know I have posted homemade alternatives for removing makeup/moisturizing before...but for some reason, the thought of trying an "old-fashioned" cold cream appealed to me, ... Continue Reading

A Recipe for “Turtle-Pleasing” Creams Puffs


This weekend I have "migrated" to Denver to attend a get-together with my "turtles". In this case "turtles" = a group of Mom's of kids with diabetes I met in an online support group for parents of Children With Diabetes some 14 years ago. I would tell you how we got the nickname of turtles...but then I would have to kill ... Continue Reading

No-Slip Hanger Trick!

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This is one of those ideas that I can't help thinking...."Where have you been all my life!?!?!?" Clothes sliding off hangers and onto the closet floor is probably one of my Top Ten pet peeves! (And I have a LOT of pet peeves! At least about a thousand!) Diane at In My Own Style came up with THIS solution....and it couldn't ... Continue Reading

How To Clean Those Smelly Outdoor Trash Cans


I think I have finally arrived! My nephew Scott (and business partner) is seeking advice from "Jillee"! lol. I received this as part of an email a few days ago..... "My garage smells like hell right now because of those big stinky trash cans. It will get worse because its getting warmer. I thought to myself, "Jillee would ... Continue Reading

How To Make Your Own Lotion Bars!

Lotion bars

With all the "experimenting" I do on a daily basis trying out new homemade solutions....my hands are in and out of hot, soapy water a LOT! It seems like I've never used more moisturizers on my person than I have this past winter. I am CONSTANTLY slathering some greasy goo on my hands, feet, etc in an effort to alleviate the ... Continue Reading

Homemade “Reese’s” Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Reeses

I really don't know what got into me! I can count on a couple of fingers the times I've attempted to make homemade candy in my life! But for some reason, when I saw this recipe for Peanut Butter cups on Rad Megan, it was like I was being pulled by an unseen force field into the kitchen to make them! It might have something to ... Continue Reading

Let’s Go On a Birthday Treasure Hunt!

birthday treasure hunt

One of our families most HONORED traditions is the....Annual (x 4 kids) Birthday Present Treasure Hunt! It takes place immediately upon waking up on the morning of your birthday, and seeing a little note like this taped to your bedroom door. Followed by more similar signs.....like ... Continue Reading