20 Simple, Last-Minute Gift Ideas From Your Grocery Store!

food gifts

If you're anything like me, no matter how hard you try to be organized...there always seems to be a few people that you would really like to show some appreciation for in the form of a simple gift at Christmas that you just didn't remember....until now! Being that it's Christmas Eve Day there aren't a WHOLE lot of options ... Continue Reading

My Miracle Cleaner Saves The Day….AGAIN!

miracle cleaner

Friday night I had my entire extended family over for our Annual Prime Rib Dinner & Christmas Party. There were roughly 30 adults and about a dozen kidlets in attendance. On the menu was my Foolproof Prime Rib and a whole host of other yummy dishes! (See this post for the entire menu.) One small dilemma I had while ... Continue Reading

Tips From Master Barbers For The Perfect Shave!

art of shaving

I'm always surprised when I learn that something as mundane (or what I THOUGHT was mundane) as shaving has been elevated to an ART FORM by some part of the population. It's like when the hubster bought his first smoker...I had NO IDEA there was this huge smoking/grilling/barbecue CULTURE out there. But that's what I LOVE about ... Continue Reading

25 Surprising All-Natural Energy Boosters!

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Some of you who visit my Facebook page may know I've been battling severe iron deficiency as of late. I had no idea this was the case until a blood test as part of a routine physical revealed it a couple of months ago. But it sure did explain the FATIGUE I had been experiencing. Silly me...I just thought it was because I stay ... Continue Reading

A Special Treat For Tired Feet: Make Your Own Peppermint Foot Rub!

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For the past couple of weeks I have literally been "on the run"! Last week it was sprinting through airports in new boots that were KILLING my feet by the end of the day. Then the night before last I had to actually brave the madness of the mall in search of a particular gift that I hadn't been able to find anywhere else.  I ... Continue Reading

Sock It To Your Energy Bill! Make Your Own Draft Stopper!

Snake Draft Stopper

Did you know....According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5% to 30% of your energy use!? That's a LOT of $$$ over the course of a winter! I'm pretty sure I'm losing even MORE than that in my home office which has both an inside door and a door that goes to the outside. When I moved in I noticed a ... Continue Reading

Super Simple Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls!

Christmas morning cinnamon rolls

Much to my family's chagrin...I have never been much of a cinnamon roll maker. For years it was because I was afraid of anything having to do with yeast. Now it's just because they are A LOT OF WORK! So when someone by the name of "Anonymous" posted how she/he makes cinnamon rolls in a comment several months ago I was ... Continue Reading