7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Took the teens to see a late night showing of The Conjuring 2. I didn't think it was nearly as good as the first movie. 2.Baked a batch of vegan blueberry muffins. They were really good. Recipe hack coming soon. 3.Worried about my husband while he worked a 16 hour day in 90'soemthing degree weather and high humidity. 4.Went to church and … [Read more...]

Five ways to win at Mother’s Day for under $10

Looking to wow her on Mother's Day, while staying on a tight budget? Here are five nice gift ideas, each for $10 or under. Homemade dessert I know baking from scratch isn't for everyone, but there are some pretty impressive box mixes on the grocery store shelf these days. Bottle of wine You can dress it up with a towel, a candle and a note saying to enjoy a long warm bath. A new book You … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Kicked off the holiday season by watching my favorite Christmas movie, The Family Stone. Put up our Christmas tree. Went shopping for only myself. Something that I never do. It was fun. Baking a batch of lemon cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting. Enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving, and weekend spending time with family. Went to the movies … [Read more...]

MasterChef Junior Inspired Cooking Set fun & giveaway #Masterchefjunior

MasterChef Junior is a culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook, as part of a new multi-year deal with award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay. The junior chefs each compete by preparing their own versions of one of Gordon’s favorite dishes. MasterChef Junior Season 4 premieres Friday, November 6 at 8/7c on FOX and we can’t wait to see what the kids … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. Baked a dozen blueberry muffins with the help of our eight year old granddaughter. Finished season four of Longmire on Netflix. In our opinion, it was the best season since the first. Enjoyed a much needed evening of visiting and laughing with family. Had dinner at our local Mexican Restaurant that goes all out for Halloween. So much fun! Made … [Read more...]

Kicking off the holiday season with a Febreze inspired recipe & DIY home decor & gifts #FebrezeHoliday @SheSpeaksUp

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own. Now that Halloween has past, I'm ready to kick off the holiday season! The holidays are my favorite time of year. Here in Michigan the winter brings a lot of sparkling white snow, and within our family - a lot of making memories. Each November I … [Read more...]

Cascade Platinum Review & Giveaway #DDDivas #CascadeShiningReviews @MyCascade #sponsored

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. I recently received the above products from Cascade. The task - to make homemade gooey mac & cheese, yummy brownies, and invite some people over to share them with. Let all the dishes sit (even overnight), run the … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Enjoyed seeing Delivery Man in the theater one more time. 2. Ordered groceries online. I love free shipping! 3. Met one of my oldest and best friends for dinner, and talked for over four hours. 4. Slept in until 9AM. 5. Baked brownies. 6. Started shopping for a family size tent. 7. Made homemade cheese and broccoli soup. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Started going to the gym with my husband and daughter. 2. Backed cupcakes twice. Which I think totally cancels out #1. 3. Made plans to get together with an old friend. 4. Enjoyed a family movie night with my husband and daughter. 5. Bought an item on eBay. 6. Enjoyed having a house full of kids for a sleepover. 7. Spent a full … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Enjoyed a little thrift store shopping with my teenage daughter. 2. Caught up on Mike & Molly, and laughed out-loud by my self the entire time. Best season yet! 3. Bought our first Christmas present of the year on eBay. A 7" tablet for my granddaughter. 4. Fell behind on blogging. Look out, I have some awesome stuff coming this … [Read more...]

Remembering My Grandmother and Carrying On Tradition

My childhood had a storybook grandmother. She loved me to pieces, and always had a way of making me feel that her world revolved around me. Which to this day, I like to believe that it did. After all, I am her baby's baby. Not only was she kind, and fun like a storybook grandmother, she enjoyed to cook, and bake from scratch. You could walk into her kitchen and find a homemade pie on her table … [Read more...]

Impossibly Easy French Apple Dessert Squares

Streusel 1 cup Original Bisquick® mix 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter or margarine 3/4 cup chopped nuts Fruit Mixture 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples (6 medium) 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup Original Bisquick® mix 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 4 eggs, beaten Heat oven to 350°F. … [Read more...]

Easy Crescent Layer Bars

INGREDIENTS: 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet 1 cup white vanilla baking chips 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup slivered almonds 1 cup cashew halves and pieces 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark pans). … [Read more...]

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