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Great Ideas -Sweet {Valentine} Treats!


{Inside BruCrew Life} {It's a Crafty Life}  {Smile Monsters} … [Read more...]

My 5 Favorite New Year’s Eve Party Dips {and printable}


Classic Spinach Dip I can't resist this classic spinach dip. I love it served inside a Pumpernickle loaf of bread. Yum! I always make it with "light" versions of the Mayonnaise and Sour Cream. And if you want to mix things up, you can substitute marinated artichoke hearts for the water chestnuts. Italian 7 Layer Dip  Seven Layer Dip is always a crowd pleaser. But how about an … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — {Holiday Treats}


Serve some Snowmen Smores  @ Relatively Reagan    Create some Simple Snowman Snacks @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Decadent & Delicious Brownies!!


If you are looking for a  dense, fudgy, slightly chewy, decadent brownie that will cover the pallet of your mouth with a smooth, rich, chocolaty taste - THESE ARE THE BROWNIES TO MAKE. … [Read more...]

Week of Giveaways – Giveaway #1 — No Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids!


It's time to kick off the Week of Giveaways!!! I am so excited to let you know about a few of my favorite things and some wonderful handmade shops! The first giveaway is a wonderful recipe book --  Creative Gingerbread Houses for Any Occasion! Click on the Read More button to enter this delightful giveaway!! … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — Halloween Munchies!


Make these Delectable Chocolate-dipped Twinkie Mummies @ In Between Laundry Grab this Halloween Sugar Cookie Recipe @ Nursery Rhymes & Sweet Times Bake up some Caramel Apple Hand Pies @ WhipperBerry Or some Yummy Pumpkin Cakelets also @ WhipperBerry  And Yogurt-filled Chocolate Cups @ WhipperBerry How good do these Mini Caramel Apple Bites look! @ Wingledings  Wouldn't your … [Read more...]

Guest Project: make a delicious French Silk Pie


Hi, I’m Tru. I live on a dairy farm in the Midwest and I’m always looking for ways to save money or reuse things. My kids used to call me cheap, but I like to think of myself as frugal. Funny thing; now that they’re older, I see them making frugal choices also. I started my original blog back in 2004, just to keep in touch with my children. Being that I had dialup at the time, it was just … [Read more...]

Guest Post — Halloween S’mores in a Jar & {my Birthday Giveaway}


{Birthday Bag Giveaway - more info at the bottom} Hi Friends, Thanks Jen for letting me guest post over here on your blog!  I'm Nancy Jacobs and I'm a busy married stay at home mother of three teenagers.  Yes, teenagers keep me hopping!  I blog at several places. Most of you may be interested in my How To Homemaker blog where I give all kinds of tips and tricks related to cooking, … [Read more...]

More Great Ideas {the SWEET edition}


I've always wanted to make homemade ice cream and this Double Chocolate recipe looks so good! @ madigan made How about these White Chocolate Bread Pudding Cupcakes? Wow! @ langes Fädchen, faules Mädchen plus Cosmopolitan Cupcakes and Banana, Nutella and Chocolate Cupcakes. Grab the recipe for these Peanut Butter Swirl Bars @ Hoosier Homemade These are a cute teacher gift  - Candy … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make a Charming Fruit Tray


  There are so many great fruits in season at the grocery store, the farmers market, and at roadside stands right now. It's the perfect time to put them all together into a yummy fruit tray. You can to take it to barbecues and parties or just have out on your counter for snacking. And if you're going to put in the effort you might as well make it look pretty too. Wash and dry a head of … [Read more...]