Makeshift Dollhouse

Makeshift Dollhouse

This is a fun project I made back in December as a surprise for Arabella’s birthday.  We got this box from my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas the year before, and I gave it to Arabella to play with as a house. It got kind of boring, so I put it away for a while […]

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Freezing Leftover Ingredients – Liquids

Here’s another tip for not wasting ingredients you only use once in a recipe.  I made a Green Smoothie a couple of weeks ago that used 1-2 tablespoons of coconut milk.  I’m sure people were asking, “What do I do with the rest of the can?  This stuff is not free!” I poured the rest […]

Upcycled Storage Containers

Upcycled Storage Containers

This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now.  I had been saving coffee canisters for several months.  Some I have stored things in and put away.  Then John asked if I wanted this chip container for anything.  I decided now was the time. I found this craft paper […]

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

Saving Money by Using Everything You Buy

I know this might sound obvious, but you will save a lot of money with some careful meal planning and using everything you buy from the grocery store.  When I plan a meal, I plan for the leftovers to be another meal.  Sometimes it’s lunch the next day and sometimes it’s another dinner.  To keep […]

Valentine’s Day Nails

Valentine’s Day Nails

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we are in the dilemma of whether to go out or not.  We usually opt to stay in and cook something fancy because we don’t like to fight the crowds. Arabella and I are getting into the holiday by doing Valentine’s themed puzzles and learning games.  We decided to […]

Buying in Bulk – Pepperoni

Buying in Bulk – Pepperoni

I’ve had my eye on a huge stick of pepperoni at BJ’s for a while with the thought that I could freeze it and use for a lot of different recipes.  It’s so much cheaper than buying those little packs of pre-sliced stuff.  We are planning on making calzones soon, so I thought it would […]

The Anti-photo Shoot

The Anti-photo Shoot

These pics are kind of crazy.  That’s why I titled the post the way I did, but I really wanted to share this outfit.  Also, don’t pay any attention to the Christmas wreath in the back. I love the colors of this outfit – peach, coral and beige with a pop of copper.  The top […]

The Girl is a Fashionista

The Girl is a Fashionista

Lately I’ve been posting pictures of outfits I create for myself.  I thought I would show some outfits of Arabella too and link up with my friend Lindsay over at Pursuit of Pink. We have gotten a lot of hand-me-downs over the years and new clothes from grandparents, so until recently we hardly ever had […]

Getting a Haircut You Love

Getting a Haircut You Love

I want to address a scary subject for most women – getting your hair cut.  It can be nerve wracking to put yourself at the mercy of someone with scissors in hand.  I have learned a few things over the years about getting what you want from your stylist or a new stylist (that is […]

Rainy Day Style

Rainy Day Style

I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks, but I was having a wonderful time in Florida with family.  My sister just had her second boy, so I had to get some snuggle time in with him.  Today is John’s and my 7th anniversary, so we celebrated our return to normal life with some much […]