• Mouthwatering Parmesan Meatballs

    As a busy mom, I am always looking to add shortcuts for dinner, anything to help me get a meal on the table fast. My cooking life is based  so I can use premade, prepackaged items to fix food fast, which is still healthier then fast food. So I tend to use items like canned beans, frozen veggies and convenience items like jars of spaghetti sauce. Did you know that Ragu was founded by a woman, Assunta Cantisano. What a role model, and her success story makes me proud to be an entrepreneur too, and that I can be a strong mom both taking care of my family and still…

  • Healthy Breakfast Banana Cookies

    Good Morning! With it now just a hair past New Year’s Day, and everyone is still trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions, I thought I’d share a healthy recipe. Healthy Breakfast Cookies. What? Yes, I said cookies! You can eat them for breakfast because they are healthy! What? Yes, these really are healthy cookies. They are pretty basic and easy. You’ll need a couple larger-sized bananas… …and 1 cup of oats. That’s the most basic recipe. My oldest minion loves banana breads, and the banana chocolate chip bars that her school has sometimes. But, the calorie content is crazy!! Yikes!! I tried these cookies, and she was in heaven.…

  • Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soap Craft, handmade, homemade, soap, melt and pour

    Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soap

    Hold on, hold on, don’t leave! I promise you this is an easy, doable, super easy craft you can make with some ingredients in your kitchen. Easy, did I mention that? Really. These Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soaps are a great home craft that anyone can do. This is also  a great slumber party/spa idea. The teens can make pretty soaps and they will be ready to take home in the morning! You will need to buy a few basic items. One – Goat’s Milk soap. Available online for about $10-$15 ( price shop if you can). It’s a suspension soap, which means, simply, that when you add ingredients to it,…

  • Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings

    WINGS!! I love love love wings. The crispy skin, the hot chicken and any delicious sauce they are dipped in. I think you are just going to love this recipe I created for Oven Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings. We often have friends over and I love to create appetizers and dinners with a variety of wings to chose from. Just recently hubby went to a work event at a local bar and was talking up some of the bar’s garlic Parmesan wings. I had to try to create this recipe, the combination sounded so good and the result was impressively pretty and the taste is a light, delicate coating over…

  • Beginning Your Art Journal

    B Art journaling has been around for a while. What is art journaling? Basically, you use a sketch book and create art in it, add words, phrases, anything with personal meaning. It’s about expressing yourself through your creativity without worrying too much what you end up with. To me, it’s about making mistakes, and seeing what happens when I play. I don’t often use words in art, I want to add that into my art more often. I used to draw a lot in high school. Not so much anymore. I enjoy art, watercolors, paint, texture. I enjoy quotes and sayings that apply to me, or I think are funny…

  • Dollar Store Candle Vases

    D I adore the Dollar Store. Yes, there is cheap junk there, but there are fun little basics there too. I try to think outside of the box when it comes to items from there. You can get decent service ware there. Plates, glasses, bowls, mugs… Candle sticks, vases, candle plates… Cheap craft items too. I took several items from and made these super pretty dollar store candle vases that rock my beachy room look. Let’s start with two vases, silicone glue (it’s just caulk in silicone form) and several bags of marbles – whatever colors you want. I went with blue and clear to go well with my room.…

  • 2x4 wooden penguins, wood, crafts, 2x4 wood, tole painting,

    2 x 4 Wooden Penguins

    2 x 4 Wooden Penguins It’s been a long while since I’ve brought you a new idea for a 2 x 4 wooden craft. The holidays and winter got here, and I’m less inclined to spend a day out in the cold garage creating. I want to sit and craft with my blankets or heater on, wishing I was in the south where it’s not so cold. Should I be honest and admit, I started on these back in the Fall? I just couldn’t get them finished. I would work on them a little, then leave them sitting for a month or three. Then, I wouldn’t have what I needed…

  • Fancy Ice a Cake in Minutes

    Hey there,  I bet you think you can’t make a gorgeous cake in just a few minutes do you ? I am here to share how you can, if you have an icing bag and a fun icing tip. This cake is gorgeous, and it took me about 5 minutes to make, of course, with inexperience I expect it to take you at the most 20 minutes. So let’s start shall we? First thing first.  I flipped my plate over. It’s a larger platter like plate, but still has that concave middle that would make my cake uneven. You can use a flat plate, cake round or do as I…

  • Lemon Lime Stamped Kitchen Towels

    You know that I love to use items that you can find around the house to make crafty stuff with. There is just something so cool about making arts and crafts with found or recycled things. How about we stamp with something found in the kitchen. I have shown you how to stamp kitchen towels using stamps before. What about something that’s not supposed to be a stamp. Something food. How about we make some darling, refreshing, bright, and colorful towels using….Lemons and Limes!! Not only are the colors on these lemon lime stamped kitchen towels, pretty and bright, they will make your kitchen feel so fresh and lovely! These…

  • Zentangle Doodling

    When I began to research how to add interesting things to my art journal, I found that I saw beautiful doodled images. There are a lot of ideas out there that create this doodle called Zentangle. Zentangle is black and white images, very bold, with many patterns and shapes. Some of it is very artistic, creating shapes that are 3D looking with shading. And some of it is just doodles of shapes to fill an area. I love the look of it and I wanted to share my version of it with you. Maybe you can see how I do mine and try it out. I like my less strict…