Photo Placemats Project – Use Your Smartphone Photos

Photo Placemats Project – Use Your Smartphone Photos

Do you and the kids take a lot of digital photos? Use your photos in this fun photo placemats project. This is a great craft project for the adults and kids to work together on and get creative. The ideas and options for this project are endless! Last Friday I mentioned this photo placemats project when I hosted the #MobileLiving chat and it got a lot of positive reaction. On a side note, the #MobileLiving chat is generally each Friday afternoon at 3pm ET on Twitter and we talk about how to use all your mobile devices to make life … Continue Reading →
Classic Beef Pot Roast in Under an Hour in Power Pressure Cooker

Classic Beef Pot Roast in Under an Hour in Power Pressure Cooker

Recently I received a Power Pressure Cooker to review. I have never used a pressure cooker before so this was all totally new to me. Hubby has more of an old fashioned pressure cooker that he uses for canning, but I don’t mess with that one at all. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical that the Power Pressure Cooker could cook food as fast as it says – but I was willing to try. My first use was actually to try and make brown rice to go with my Pepper Steak recipe. I followed the instructions, but it was still … Continue Reading →
Grilling Gift Ideas

Grilling Gift Ideas

We grill a lot in our family so grilling gifts are always a good choice for many of the dads and guys in our family. Not that the guys are the only ones that grill, but they do a lot of it. I tried to find some more unique ideas that you may not have seen before that would be perfect for Father’s Day as well. Disclosure that these are affiliate links for me meaning I get a small commission if you purchase any of the items.  Growing up my dad grilled all the time and in every season. I … Continue Reading →
Must Have Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials

Must Have Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials

Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Now is the time to check your cooking items to make sure you have all the Thanksgiving essentials you will need to prepare your feast. You may have some of these items but look at the condition and see if it is time to replace them with newer kitchen tools. If it is your first Thanksgiving you may need a few more items but this cooking tools will serve you for years and years! My friends at BOOMbox Network (#BBNshops) have collected this great assortment of Thanksgiving cooking essentials. Please note that the … Continue Reading →
Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

I am always amazed at the clever and creative ways that folks come up to use items in a non-traditional way. My friend, Tara Ziegmont of Feels Like Home, is great at this and has written an eBook filled with amazing ideas. When she asked if I would like to be an affiliate I said yes because a. Tara is brilliant and wrote a useful book and b. Tara is a dear friend of mine. Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything (that’s my affiliate link by the way), contains hundreds of ideas on how … Continue Reading →
Household Tip: How to make your pots and pans SHINE

Household Tip: How to make your pots and pans SHINE

Cleaning still is not my favorite activity and I still am not very good at it. However, I do like when I put in a bit of effort and get dramatic results like I did today. Apparently Spring really is in the air since I am starting to spring clean I guess. I have had my set of Emerilware stainless steel pots and pans since April 4, 2009 (one of the many perks of blogging is being able to go back and see dates of things like this – there is even a picture of the set new on that … Continue Reading →
Frozen Egg Rolls and Crab Rangoon Cooked in the Philips Airfryer

Frozen Egg Rolls and Crab Rangoon Cooked in the Philips Airfryer

I promised you more on using the Philips Airfryer (disclosure: I was provided the Airfryer from SheSpeaks). Tonight I used it to cook some frozen egg rolls and crab rangoon. For our main meal I made stir-fry. We have this often because it is relatively healthy when we make it at home and we can put whatever we like in it. Tonight we had chicken as the protein and for veggies I added onions, yellow bell pepper, broccoli, mushrooms, and carrots. My last trip to the grocery store I picked up some frozen items to go along with our next … Continue Reading →
Tips for Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Tips for Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

Another interesting “holiday” today – it is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! Are you planning on celebrating? Hmmm, not sure if that is a celebrating kind of thing, maybe for those of you who are neat freaks. For folks like me who are not a big fan of the chore of cleaning it is something we need to do though. Here are some tips to get you started. Oh, and this is my refrigerator before it has been cleaned out. I need to do it too, but instead I am writing this post about it. Ha! I am hoping to … Continue Reading →
Saving Money with FoodSaver on Lunch Meat

Saving Money with FoodSaver on Lunch Meat

Hubby is guest posting today! He wants to share with you all how he saves money on his lunch meat with his FoodSaver. Please note this photo was taken before he finally shaved off the Duck Dynasty beard last week! Happy, Happy, Happy! For lunch I like hard salami sandwiches with Colby Jack cheese and mayo on white bread. When the wife buys hard salami at the grocery store deli, pre-sliced, it costs $8.99 per pound. Ridiculous. At Sam’s Club I found a large stick of Il Primo Hard Salami for a lot cheaper. A bell went off in my … Continue Reading →