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If you are looking for way to make your breakfast routine a little more simple, you are in the right place! Baked Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes are worth getting out of bed for, especially since you don’t have to stand in front of the griddle all morning!
Saving Money-Part 2-Grocery Shopping
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In this series on saving money, I will be addressing a variety of subjects. Today, we are going to address grocery shopping. This is just a collection of ideas that have worked for me… I am not saying this is the way everyone should do things. 🙂
Summer is in the air! At least in these parts. Lazy afternoons by the pool will be here soon, and I have the perfect poolside beverage: Spicy Watermelon Margaritas. This concoction is not your average margarita. It’s a margarita with a real kick to it!
I love apples. They are available year round, are usually around $1 per pound, and my whole family eats them. My favorite snacking apples are Fuji. My kids love having Granny Smith apples around to snack on, so I usually have them on hand.
If you are looking for a Fried Apples Recipe, but not just any. More like the Best Southern Fried Apples you’ve ever seen, stay tuned. I will show you exactly how to make fried apples using my Granny’s fried apples recipe. The key to great fried apples is to use a tart apple variety like Granny Smith apples.
I love making anything where I can sneak vegetables in it and my children don’t even notice! I know that every parenting guide out there will tell you to just force your children to eat vegetables or try 18,000 types of bribery, deals, etc to get your children to like vegetables, but they are their father’s children and they just won’t do it (although they are getting better as they get older).
Looking for an inexpensive DIY gift? We have a gift in a jar for you and they will be sure to love it! Coconut Lime Foot Soak– Perfect for re-hydrating and refreshing worn and tired feet. While your making up a batch for your gift make sure to make some extra for you too! This would make a Great Mother’s Day gift, Teacher Gift or DIY Gift. Plus, we have includes a Coconut Lime Foot Soak FREE printable label!
As you can see, some are very simple while others allow for more creativity. My favorite days are the less specific ones. Be sure to check out the Crayon Vase I made for Bouquet Day, each child will bring a flower to fill the vase.
As I read Chapter 4 of What Happens When Women Walk in Faith by Lysa TerKeurst, and how Abraham walked away from all that was comfortable to please God, it caused me to reflect on my own walk. Abraham’s life exemplifies what my life should be like. How are we to follow His example?
Do you love giving baked goods as gifts? Do you sometimes include a recipe card? I bet that card gets misplaced 8 out of 10 times! Why just give food and a misplaced card, when you can give a dish that keeps giving!! Let’s say you take aunt So and So a pound cake for a family Sunday dinner…. Just think how surprised and delight she will be when the cake is finished and she finds the recipe for it on the plate!
My kids are ALWAYS asking me to do crafts with them. They are at an age where creating things with their hands is like the best thing ever, and as a parent, I’m sure you can relate that it is HARD to always be putting together fun, creative and interesting crafts for kids – that they can actually do by themselves without you helping every. single. step of the way.
My childhood was populated with hollyhock fairies. They are fast and easy to make and can be made without any tools.
Hollyhocks are edible, so the hollyhock dolls make an elegant, but frugal decoration for cupcakes. You can use old-fashioned hollyhock flowers or double hollyhock flowers. Both are lovely for garden parties and tea parties.
If you’re craving a drink from Starbucks or 7-Eleven, then save some money and make your own! Not sure how to make the drink taste the same? Here are 12 copycat beverage recipes that will taste the exact same as the real deal!
This post is way overdue. I have, actually, had this tray for almost two years. It has gone through quite a few changes, before I finally got back to business and settled on this as my final tray. And, I have to say I am truly enjoying it now!