Add a Burn-Proof Grip to Pots and Lids with sugru

sugru silicone for pot lids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of sugru. The other day, I was making blondies.  I was making them the traditional way, wherein you stir brown sugar and melting butter over a hot pot on the stove.  I also have one of those smooth electric top stoves which are very handy to clean, but not very handy at keeping a pot in place.  If you stir food in a pot, many times the pot will spin around with the spoon.  So I have to keep one … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Peeps


Peeps are the Easter candy icon.  You can't go more than ten feet in a grocery store around Easter without running into a Peeps display.  The problem is that Peeps are hard to eat plain...unless you are into marshmallow.  Then you don't have a problem.  But I love marshmallow, as long as it's IN something else.  I can't do marshmallow plain.  So here are 10 Ways to Use Peeps in yummy recipes. Peeps Push Pops Tuxedo Chocolate Dipped … [Read more...]

One Small Change Challenge! #onesmallchange

click for souce

Good morning! Last week I was listening to the radio (wow--do people still listen to the radio?  I do!) and I heard them say there's a new study that says people will lose more weight making one small change to their lifestyle than doing a strict regimen.  I have no idea if that is really true, but I think over the long term, it probably is.  It's very hard to keep up a strict healthy lifestyle, and more often than not, people will go off the … [Read more...]

DIY Reclaimed Wood Mirror

Reclaimed Wood Mirror

I got a new baby.  His name is DeWalt and he is a 10" compound sliding double bevel miter saw.  I have been wanting one of these things forever, but last year at SNAP! I met Ana White and she said that a miter saw is something you should save up to get the best one you can.  So I planned on buying one once we moved into our new house, but I was running out of ideas for projects.  I finally told my husband, "I'm going to just buy it.  I could do … [Read more...]

5 Minute Blackout Curtains

placing blackout curtains

Well Daylight Savings is back, and that means the sun is rising earlier and setting later (in case you've been living under a rock and didn't know that.)  If your kids are like mine, that means they get to stay up later and get up early--right??  No.  That's not so much okay with me.  My kids go to bed pretty early, around 7:30.  We've tried having them stay up later and they still wake up early and are extra cranky.  So the early bedtime has … [Read more...]

Healthy Turkey Chili

turkey chili

Spring may be right around the corner, but we have still been having plenty of chilly days (no pun intended.)  And the wind--oh my goodness, the wind!  But since I've been dying for the weather to warm up since it makes it SOOO much easier to eat healthy and exercise, I have to mix in a few comfort foods with a healthy twist on those colder days. I made a huge batch of this turkey chili last week and it was really good.  And then we ate it … [Read more...]

Quilted Easter Egg

Quilted Easter Egg

I have been playing with the new fabric collection from Riley Blake called Unforgettable and have just fallen in love with the color scheme!  I thought it would be perfect for something Easter themed, so when Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain asked me to participate in her A-Z series, I knew I would want to do something Quilt related and use this Unforgettable collection. I also happened to have these oval shaped frames from a local wood … [Read more...]

Gold Dipped Bottles

easy gold dipped bottles

If you need some super easy and quick St. Patrick's Day decor, why not try Gold Dipped bottles?  I have been saving these green Martinelli's bottles for like a year, wondering if I could somehow use them for a craft or whatever, when this simple idea struck me as the perfect thing for St. Paddy's.  I didn't really have time to construct an entire beautiful St. Patrick's day-themed party table and buy beautiful white Gerbera daisies to put in the … [Read more...]