In Pursuit Of The Perfect Fried Eggs

making perfect fried eggs

I don't know about you....but THIS drives me crazy! And it seems no matter what I do, this is what happens when I try to FRY eggs. A bit of a problem when you are a fried eggs family (and OK...I might be slightly OCD). Once in awhile we do scrambled...but for the most part we like fried! Of course when it comes to how we ... Continue Reading

Homemade Nesquik . . . Chocolate Milk Makes A Comeback

homemade nesquik

Nesquik has been around for as long as I can remember. I remember drinking it as a kid and my kids drank it when they were small as well. It can be a "parents best friend" when they are desperately trying to get their kids to drink milk...ANY milk. Unfortunately, chocolate milk has been under seige the last few years by ... Continue Reading

Make Your Own Swipes {Sanitizing Wipes}!

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  My family and I recently returned from a road trip to California (roughly 11 hours each way). We went to help my brother celebrate his wedding, but used that as an excuse to spend four days at the beach. :-) Heaven! Before we left I decided to quickly make a batch of "Swipes" that I had just seen on my sister Rebecca's ... Continue Reading

Getting Kids To Eat Healthy…Without Them Knowing It!

I know I talk a lot about how No. 3 son is PICKY EATER, but let me assure you, I am NOT exaggerating. He IS a picky eater! Attempting to get him to eat fruits or vegetables is a losing proposition. That's why this next story is so funny! (Well, to me at least.) :-) I recently had the opportunity to try a new product from ... Continue Reading

My Top 10 Favorite Beauty Tips From The Experts!

beauty secrets

Once in a great while I will run across a "Beauty Tips" article that makes me sit up and take notice. It doesn't happen very often....but this particular article was one of those that did just that. It's from Shape Magazine and there were 31 tips in total in the article....but here are my Top Ten Favorite of the bunch! I hope ... Continue Reading

Make A Year’s Worth of Laundry Soap for $30.00!

years supply of laundry detergent

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am completely sold on the No-Grate Laundry Detergent that I posted back in February of this year.  But, like I've said many times on this website, I am always open to new ideas! And I really liked this idea that someone posted as a comment awhile back. A YEARS worth of Laundry ... Continue Reading

Make Your Own Natural “Skin Brightener”

apple cider toner

Lately it seems all I hear about is how GOOD FOR YOU Apple Cider Vinegar is! Specifically THIS stuff...raw, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar. As a matter of fact, I was at my sisters house recently and she actually made us all drink a "shot" of the stuff. AHHHHH!!!!  It was AWFUL to drink!!!! So, needless to say, I'm not much ... Continue Reading