Do you dread going to the grocery store every week? We hate it! It is just my husband and I but it can get so expensive! We are always looking for ways to save with coupons, rebates and any other way that we can. Nothing drives us more crazy than buying fresh items just to toss them and watch our hard earned money go in the trash because we did not have time to use the items like we had planned.
I’m like most women, I love purses. Love ’em, can’t afford to feed that passion, though. I have one (yes, only one) Coach purse. Coach purses are beautiful, but outside my price range. The one I have, I was lucky enough to win in a giveaway a few years ago. Handbags are something I do a lot of window-shopping for but am rarely able to justify purchasing for myself.
And then came Duct Tape Bags by Richela Fabian Morgan into my life. I’d heard of duct tape wallets before and thought they were kinda neat. But, I’d never considered expanding the concept. Flipping through the pages of this DIY tutorial book, however, inspired me to try this out for myself…. [read more]
Ever since I was a child I have always looked forward to holidays of all kinds, especially the ones that involve candy. Easter has always been a much-loved day in our home, I remember my mother buying my sisters and I matching dresses and going to Easter Egg hunts at church as a child. And waking up to our Easter baskets was always very much anticipated as we were always eager to see what the Easter Bunny had left for us!
All my life, Hershey’s chocolate has been a huge part of all of the major holidays for my family. It’s no different now that I’m a parent myself, Hershey’s is the most prevalent candy I utilize to celebrate every holiday that we love. My kids’ favorite has always been Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups…. [read more]
Williams Sonoma hosted us for a Beauty And The Beast themed event and crafts. Post sponsored by Disney. All opinions are my own.
After a full day of interviews with the cast of Beauty And The Beast, we headed over to Williams Sonoma in Beverly Hills for a quick cooking demonstration where we enjoyed Soup Du Jour, Meat Ragu, and Cheese Soufflé!
Picture hanging is the bane of my existence! I hate having to ask my husband for help, lords knows he does enough work around our house. I’m also a short gal, I don’t have the patience for standing on a step stool and trying to steady myself with a measuring tape to get the right dimensions. I’m horrible at estimating where and how to hang something, which is usually what I end up resorting to. This makes me sad because decorating is one of my greatest passions and it has quickly become my biggest frustration.
Being in a constant state of being busy and always on the go it’s easy for me to start feeling overwhelmed. Over the years my circle of friends has dwindled down to just a select few that I can depend on for anything. They mean the world to me and I would love to have a few of them live closer to me. The sad truth is that lately talking to my close friends but not being able to hang out with them in person sometimes is just not enough for me. Some days to keep going and doing what I have to do is a task that feels insurmountable. Something that has been a big help in making me change my thinking and be more positive during hard times are positive affirmations like those we all see popping up in our social media newsfeeds.
Craft Street Design carries some really fantastic products that feature some of the best positive affirmation quote prints that you can frame and display in your home or office. This is a great way to decorate your personal space and bring affirmation and inspiration into your life…. [read more]
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Last week, my son was sent home with an assignment. As you can see above, we had to disguise the turkey! I honestly had no idea what I was going to do. I was thinking too elaborate with what I wanted to do. I was thinking along the lines of drawing a window and a lamp in the background and have the turkey holding binoculars. Then I decided to color the turkey to look like a tiger!
Our kids have all decided they are too old for dressing up and trick-or-treating. I guess I get it for the two older ones, they are 22 and 15, after all. But, I’m a little bummed that our 12-yr-old daughter, L., has decided not to costume-up and hit the road. This isn’t the first year, either. She hasn’t wanted to dress up and trick-or-treat for the last two years. Instead, we have opted to get pizzas from Papa Murphy’s, make some Halloween themed snack foods and have a big bowl of candy to eat while watching scary movies at home. Not a bad way to spent an evening as a family, all in all.
Every year around this time my fiancée and a large group of friends go on their yearly fishing trip to the outer banks! All throughout the year I always think to myself how busy life is, how you get up everyday early for work, you come home from work cook dinner, shower and it seems it’s already time for bed. I have a list of ideas that I keep adding to that I want to do, but I just never seem to find the time to do it.
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. While I haven’t dug out the totes of decorations from storage yet, I have gotten a little start on decorating already. My daughter, J., and I were out piddling around town one day last week and stopped into Dollar General for something. While there we found these really cute Halloween-themed window clings for $1.00 a sheet so we picked up a few. As I was cleaning the windows in preparation to hang them up, I saw this Mama Spider in the kitchen window between the glass and the screen with her little pod of spider eggs. I cleaned around her web so I wouldn’t disturb her. I just couldn’t bring myself to kill her. In any case, her web is not inside the house and we rarely have the windows open due to the seasonal allergies others in my house suffer from, so I left her alone.