Homemade Peanut Butter Buckeye Candy

Homemade Buckeye Candy

Homemade Buckeye Candy has been a family favorite for a sweet treat for generations. If you’ve never had one they are sort of like a homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  The distinctive peanut butter and chocolate combo more than satisfies a sweet tooth and they’re very easy to make! They are easy to put together using your microwave or a small crockpot like this. I love making them in a mini crockpot because while I’m putting together the peanut butter balls I can let the chocolate chips chill in the crockpot where they evenly melt into a smooth, creamy coating. Easy… [Read More]

More Living Room Decorating

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

A couple of people have asked for more photos of the living room. I  have a few today but I’m not “done” with this room. I’m usually very slow when making over a room anyway, add to that having to unpack boxes to get to my decorating stuff….well it’s going to be an even slower process. Apparently I’m not the kind of person that can have everything unpacked and in its place in a week or two!  I did just hang curtains in the living room and I’ve been working on the bookcases on the other side of the fireplace…. [Read More]

How to Inventory Your Freezer & Free Printable

free printable freezer inventory sheet

Are you always forgetting what you have in your freezer? Keeping track of what’s in your freezer is important in both sticking to your budget, and not wasting food (wasting food is like wasting money). Here’s a free printable freezer inventory sheet I put together to help you remember what’s in your freezer(s)! The Benefits of Using a Freezer Inventory 1. Shop smarter: If you know what’s in your freezer before you leave for the store, you won’t accidentally buy more of something you already have plenty of. And if you know ahead of time that you’re close to running… [Read More]

Nesting Skills: How To Make Brown Sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar

Have you ever wanted to make something that needed brown sugar but then you realize you don’t have any or don’t have enough? Well,  you will never run out of brown sugar with this recipe. Homemade brown sugar is so simple to make and only takes 2 ingredients (that you can always keep in your pantry so you never have to worry about running out again). This is such a useful recipe and you can make it up in minutes! Homemade Brown Sugar Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon molasses (2 if you want to make dark brown sugar)… [Read More]

15 Easy Sewing Projects For Beginners

15 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Sewing is a timeless and highly useful skill. You can sew items for yourself, your friends, your pets, or your home. But if you’re a beginner, it may be hard to narrow down all the pattern possibilities and find a project that you’ll actually understand, and better yet, actually finish! So if you’re a total beginner or have a little more experience, check out these quick and easy sewing projects below! 15 Easy Sewing Projects For Beginners 1. Easy Fabric Coasters I know these cute heart coasters from Thirty Handmade Days look like they would be hard to make but they really… [Read More]

DIY Winter Yarn Wreath & My Fireplace Mantel

DIY Pom Pom Winter Wreath

Well this house is finally coming together!  For those of you that are new here – we sold our house last October, downsized and are living in a rental. I have my fireplace mantel to share with you today. I made a really lovely winter pom pom wreath and my husband made me a reclaimed wood, I guess you could call it wall art? Take a look! I planned on putting it in the living room above the fireplace so I used white and gray yarn because the room is white, gray, aqua and red. My husband made me this… [Read More]

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