Amazingly Delicious Homemade Apple Bread

Homemade apple bread

This is my new favorite dessert bread! It’s dense, it’s delicious and it’s pretty easy to put together. Also, this is a great way to use up any apples you may have on hand before they go bad. And since it’s homemade, you don’t have to worry about any strange chemicals or preservatives! If you’re looking to bake a delicious snack or dessert, then you have to try this amazingly delicious homemade apple bread! Your home will smell amazing as this is baking!   Homemade Apple Bread Ingredients: 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla… [Read More]

Homemade Clove Cedarwood Shaving Cream


If you are into making your own bath and beauty products you may or may not know that the men in your life can benefit from DIY beauty products as well!  Rich, moisturizing, and free from unpronounceable ingredients this DIY shaving cream smells amazing too.   Treat someone to this creamy and decadent homemade shaving cream for an indulgent spa treatment for him.  Scents are easily changed up with different essential oils so you could make this for yourself with more feminine scents  like lavender. This clove and  cedarwood combination is a wonderful masculine scent! This shaving cream is a perfect homemade… [Read More]

How To Save Money On Laundry Products


For  many families (especially ones that do laundry often),  knowing how to save money on laundry products can mean the difference between a few extra dollars in the budget for a treat, or gathering pennies to make it until the next payday. While coupons are a highly popular way of saving money, this list won’t include those. Not everyone enjoys using coupons, or can find deals that make it worth their time and expense clipping them. We are going to focus on more practical ways to stretch your laundry budget farther! How To Save Money On Laundry Products 1. Make your… [Read More]

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie


We love smoothies! I’ve mentioned before that we have smoothies for breakfast almost every morning and we’ll often have one for dinner if we’ve had a big lunch. Smoothies are easy to put together and so easy to change up! This strawberry and cream smoothie is so fresh and creamy! We use this more like a dessert or snack smoothie (only because we like greens in our breakfast smoothies) but you can certainly serve it for breakfast, lunch or a snack! Enjoy! Strawberries and Cream Smoothie Ingredients: 1 16-ounce package fresh strawberries 3/4 cup Almond milk creamer 1 teaspoon vanilla… [Read More]

20 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

20 Foods you can freeze

Have you ever passed up a great food sale or a bulk price deal because you were afraid the majority of the food would wind up going to waste? Well, you won’t have to miss out on any deals after you read about all these foods you can freeze! Not only does freezing foods give you a chance to save money, but many of these will also help to save you time! Check out these 20 foods you can freeze that you probably didn’t know you could freeze! 20 Foods You Can Freeze 1. Cheese You can often get a great deal on… [Read More]

Easy Pesto Chicken Salad

Easy Pesto Chicken Salad - This is a really nice change from your typical chicken salad! You can serve it on the bread of your choice or simply serve over a salad for a lighter meal.

Pesto makes everything taste better (like bacon ).  It really adds a flavor boost to just about any recipe! This pesto chicken salad is SO yummy and VERY easy to make! I included a recipe for homemade pesto (also super easy) but you can use store bought pesto to make it even quicker. This is a great recipe for using up leftover chicken (or turkey) in the fridge or you can use a rotisserie chicken from the store. You can serve it on the bread of your choice or simply serve over a salad for a lighter meal. This is a really nice… [Read More]

My Container Vegetable Garden

Growing Vegetables In Containers

As many of you know, we sold our house last October and are currently in a rental. At our old house I had a pretty good sized vegetable garden which you can see here (my 2014 garden tour). But I knew we weren’t going to be in this rental long enough to make it worthwhile to do any sort of raised beds so I decided to grow my vegetables in containers (since that would make them easy to move). So today I’m sharing my container vegetable garden! Growing vegetables in containers is great if you don’t have the space or the… [Read More]

Can’t Pay Your Bills: Budget Rescue 911

What to do if you can't pay your bills

Like it or not, sometimes our budgets just get into trouble. Sure, we do what we can, when we can, but sometimes, no matter what we do, it’s just not enough to help prevent massive budget failure and a complete breakdown of our finances. Have you ever had that happen to you? Where you can’t pay all of your bills on time? I remember facing this situation when my husband and I were first married and we didn’t have a clue about how to handle our finances! Ideally, we should all have an emergency fund set aside for just this… [Read More]

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