Make Your Own Italian Seasoning Mix


Here’s another great DIY recipe in the Nesting Skills Series – homemade Italian Seasoning! It may be easier to just buy this stuff, but if you’re ever in a bind and need to whip up your own this is a great recipe. This seasoning mix is delicious added to olive oil for dipping crusty bread or just used as you would store bought Gourmet Italian Seasoning Blend. One of the great things about making your own homemade Italian seasoning blend is that you can adjust the amounts of the spices to suit your taste.  You could add more basil if… [Read More]

Cute Free Printable Easter Banner

Free printable Easter Banner

Easter is on it’s way and I’ve created a really cute printable Easter banner, that you can download, to help you brighten up your Easter decor. I think it’s fun to add a few touches here and there to acknowledge and celebrate the holiday! The mirror used to be this wooden one and I dry brushed some Annie Sloan Duck Egg over it. The faux  olive bucket is Threshold for Spring from Target. This banner is super easy to make. Want to make one yourself? Check out the instructions below! Free Printable Easter Banner Directions: There are 4 different colors of… [Read More]

10 Cute Easter Treats In A Jar

10 Easter Treats In A Jar

Easter is almost here! You may have your Easter decorations in place, but what about gifts for kids, family, neighbors and friends? There are few better gifts than food gifts, but food can be messy and hard to transport. But that’s not the case if you put your gift in a pretty jar! Mason jars tend to be the most popular jars, but you can also put your gift in cleaned out baby food, peanut butter, or tomato sauce jars! For some cute (and delicious) inspiration, check out these 10 cute Easter treats in a jar! Please visit each linked… [Read More]

Sinking Funds: How Planning Ahead Saves You Money


Quite a bit of credit card debt in the United States is probably from people who didn’t have a good “money” plan in place. Lots of “emergencies” that really aren’t emergencies are charged to credit cards. Of course, that’s my opinion, but when you plan ahead, you really can save your sanity and save some money (no finance charges)! It’s stressful having to come up with a big chunk of money all at once. This where the idea of sinking funds comes into play.   The basic concept of a sinking fund is that you save up money, over time,… [Read More]

Easy Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub Bars

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub Bar

Time for Spring, which means all things need to be renewed and freshened up. Make sure your skin gets special treatment too with some frugal homemade beauty products. These Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub Bars are a great way to soften and scent the skin- leaving it glowing for hot weather clothes. Much like traditional body scrubs but in a more solid form, you use these in the shower to slough off dead skin, leaving behind a great smell and moisturizing oil that lasts all day long. Customize your scent by adding a complimentary essential oil or extract- I think that… [Read More]

Pretty Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats

I’m a little obsessed with Rice Krispie Treats! That combination of gooey and crunchy gets me every time! They’re the perfect treat to bring to a party because, really, who doesn’t love them? Usually people just make them into squares but here’s a really pretty way to present these treats for Easter – Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats! This Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treat recipe is quick to make and only needs a few ingredients! Both kids and adults will enjoy these gooey treats! Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Butter (don’t substitute) 2 cups Mini Marshmallows 2… [Read More]

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