Reality TV Recap

Reality TV Recap

The last two nights I have had an overload of reality TV it seems like. In the Monday Mingle this week we talked about guilty pleasures and I think that reality TV is really one of those things for me. Thank goodness for the DVR to record these shows for me though because I usually only watch TV later in the evening and I could never just watch these shows … Continue Reading →
St. Louis: Circus Flora Oct 2 & 3 (plus ticket giveaway)

St. Louis: Circus Flora Oct 2 & 3 (plus ticket giveaway)

Looking for something fun to do with the family? I think the West By Mid-West Circus Flora Adventure on October 2 and 3 at the Staenberg Family Complex Gymnasium sounds interesting. Plus, tickets are only $12! That is a really great price for an event like this. Circus Flora is a one-ring, European-style circus and this is an all-new show. I haven’t ever been to a Circus Flora event myself … Continue Reading →
Crash Course on Summertime Entertaining

Crash Course on Summertime Entertaining

For most Americans, summer means packing up the cooler and firing up the grill for picnics and barbeques. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), it also can be prime time for cross contamination and food-borne illnesses. Plastic containers, wraps and bags can help keep your cookouts contaminant free. Best-selling cookbook author, Holly Clegg, knows how to keep things sweet and simple when it comes summer entertaining. She’s teamed … Continue Reading →
Plastic Silverware

Plastic Silverware

My family uses plastic flatware fairly often at gatherings. Usually the reason is that there are a lot of us and most folks (including me) only have so much everyday flatware that we use, at least that match. I have a full service for 8 of the flatware in this picture (yikes my flatware is getting really scratched up!) of that pattern, and I have almost a full service for … Continue Reading →
MUNCH Madness from Food Channel!

MUNCH Madness from Food Channel!

Honestly, I don’t give an iota about basketball. The “March Madness” junk drives me a bit crazy. Plus living in St. Louis doesn’t help either because this is one sports-crazy town. But wait! FoodChannel.com is having a MUNCH MADNESS Recipe Tournament. Now this I can get into. Go and select your favorites and see how you do! My pick to win the whole enchilada? The Sweet & Spicy Boneless Wings! … Continue Reading →
Olympic Ring Cocktails

Olympic Ring Cocktails

Even though I generally am not a sports fan, I do enjoy some of the winter Olympic events. Probably because I grew up in a sports kind of family and my parents always watched sports (and still do). Since I am not an athlete though, I can just sit back and relax on the couch watching it all, and since I am relaxing why not stay in the “spirit” with … Continue Reading →
Meatball Party Food Recipes

Meatball Party Food Recipes

So apparently, there is some big football game or something happening this weekend. Lots of folks like to have parties for this game and serve a lot of food too. Hmmm, even though I am totally not a sports fan, the food part of it is appealing to me. Anyway, the folks at Mama Lucia sent me some recipes for some great party food using their meatballs that I thought … Continue Reading →
Ornament Favorites From My Tree

Ornament Favorites From My Tree

I thought I would share some of my favorite ornaments. Our tree is a collection of ornaments over the years, this was the way my mom did her tree too when I was growing up. Part of the fun of decorating the tree is unwrapping all the ornaments and remembering that time of our lives. We will be making more ornaments this year and I will post about those when … Continue Reading →
Hand-y Halloween Treat Project & Font

Hand-y Halloween Treat Project & Font

These are super simple and inexpensive Halloween treats to make. I learned how to make them from watching the adorable video from Frugal Upstate. Handy Halloween Treat Supplies and Instructions: Food-safe gloves Popcorn Candy Corn candy Ribbon Gift tags (optional) Take one of the food-safe gloves and open up. Add a few pieces of candy corn candies in each of the fingers of the glove for the “fingernails”. Crush some … Continue Reading →
Searching for faux pumpkins

Searching for faux pumpkins

Ok gang, I need your help. You know those foam (or something) pumpkins that are carvable, well I want some of them but my frugal nature doesn’t want to pay as much as what I see them for at the local craft stores. Anyone know of a good and cheap source for some faux pumpkins? We love to carve Halloween pumpkins each year, and probably will always do at least … Continue Reading →