Nesting Skills: Homemade Pretzels

Delicious homemade pretzels

If you are like me and love the texture and flavor of a salty mall pretzel but not so much the drive, the crowds, and the lines, or even the high price -guess what,  you CAN make them at home. They are just as delicious if not better than the one you would get from the snack cart. You can also make them salty or sweet- dusted in cinnamon and sugar. Me? I love a good salty pretzel dipped in a spicy brown mustard. If you want to save money on buying snacks it’s important to know how to make… [Read More]

Sweet & Simple Project: Wintery Flower Pot Sweater Sleeve

Dress up an old or boring pot with a sweater sleeve | recycled sweater craft

Here’s a really quick project that I loved doing last year (you can see it here) so I did it again this year – a recycled sweater craft! Dress up a flower pot with an old sweater.  I made a cute knit sleeve for my  plant pot that gives it a nice wintery feel and some texture. I decided to decorate more for winter than for Christmas this year and my theme is gong to be warm and cozy knits. So I went to Goodwill and bought two sweaters at under $5 total (1/2 off)  and I have a few… [Read More]

8 Christmas Decoration Storage Hacks

8 Fantastic Christmas Decoration Hacks.

When it comes time to put away your holiday décor, do you find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed? It isn’t nearly as fun putting it away as it is getting it out, is it? Well this year, don’t stress. Instead, give these thrifty Christmas decoration storage hacks a try. 8 Holiday Decoration Storage Hacks 1. Save those egg cartons. Egg cartons offer easy storage and great cushioning for those fragile ornaments. Simply drop an ornament in each compartment and close the lid. It is a quick and easy way to keep those fragile decorations safe. source – Ask Anna 2. Wrap… [Read More]

25 Christmas Morning Breakfast Dishes

25 delicious Christmas breakfast ideas

Do you have a favorite Christmas morning breakfast recipe or do you need ideas for  Christmas Breakfast Dishes?  If you don’t have anything planned, I can help you out with that! Many of these are also perfect for packing up and taking to a friend or  family member’s house! We usually open our presents while a Christmas casserole cooks in the oven. Some families like to have breakfast and then open their presents. There are plenty of recipes here for anyway you handle Christmas morning. Check out these 25 Christmas  Morning Breakfast Ideas and tell me which is your favorite! Christmas Morning… [Read More]

My Christmas China Cabinet

Christmas china cabinet decorating idea. Bottle brush trees, glitter houses, red and aqua color scheme

How are you doing with your Christmas decorating? I’m late in decorating for Christmas! We don’t have room to totally unpack everything so trying to find the box you need with the stuff you need is like playing a game of Tetris in the garage! We did put up our tree and a few other little things that I’ll share with you soon. But today I wanted to show you guys my china cabinet that I decorated for Christmas. I really love it! Like I said it was a challenge and I honestly wanted to just run to Hobby Lobby (which is… [Read More]

Preparing Your Budget for Next Year

Having a well planned budget for the year will help you achieve your financial goals. Read on to find out how you can best prepare your budget for next year!

I know most people’s minds are on getting ready for Christmas but as the New Year approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to do things differently next year.  For many people, reducing their spending and paying off debt is their number one New Year’s resolutions. Having a well planned budget for the year will help you achieve your financial goals. Read on to find out how you can best prepare your budget for next year! I’m sure many that read this would agree they would like more money in their savings account next year! How To Prepare… [Read More]

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