• Holiday,  Recipes

    Creamy Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad

    I love a fruit salad in the Summer!! This recipe only takes minutes to make. It’s beautiful to serve on the Fourth of July or Memorial Day! And of course DELISH! Here’s how to make it!  What You’ll Need: 1 block cream cheese (room temperature) 8oz cool whip  2 teaspoons vanilla  1.5 cup powdered sugar  16oz marshmallows  1 pound blueberries  1.5 pounds of strawberries (cut)  Pecans (for garninish) What You’ll Do: Beat cream cheese, cool whip, vanilla and powder sugar until smooth. Fold in marshmallows. Gently fold in fruit.  Reserve a bit of the fruit to garnish the top! Or use pecans. Or be like me and use both! 

  • Holiday,  Items I Love

    Walmart Black Friday – Happing NOW!

    BLACK FRIDAY at Walmart is happening NOW! Tap HERE to shop now. There are really great deals for everyone on your Christmas list happening right now. One of my favorite items is only $6 and truly a classic! TAP HERE to see! I’ve never seen a Keurig for such a low price. I noticed the Keurig because someone on my list asked for one!!  Last Holiday season I got a Sharpie set similar to this one! Would you believe I’ve used it at least once a month since purchasing it? I believe it would make a GREAT teacher gift.  Several of these items I already have and love! One example being the…

  • Holiday,  Recipes

    Easy Fall Punch

    The air is crisp! All of the fun festive things are beginning and will continue for the months to come! Halloween costumes, festive recipes, bags of candy and the holidays being right around the corner are all so exciting but they do cost money! You can save money by shopping Great Value at Walmart. This is a great way to make cozy fall recipes while staying on budget!  You can find the Great Value brand at Walmart. A lot of times I’ll order what I need online and pick it up at the store a few hours later. I don’t even have to get out of my car. AMAZING when…

  • DIY,  Holiday,  Homemaking,  Recipes

    Char-BOO-Terie On a Budget

    I love good food in the fall time! I put together this festive Char-BOO-terie board for my family! It made for a WONDERFUL dinner! This would also be great for any gathering!! I did this entire board a budget. I shopped mostly Great Value brand at Walmart. Everything came from Walmart. It is 100% possible to make food fun during this season and still stay on budget. Just be creative while shopping Walmart brands!You can even order online and pick up which gives more time for creating and being festive! Speaking of time, none of this took much time at all! For example, the mummy dogs are just hot dogs wrapped…

  • Decor,  DIY,  Holiday,  Homemaking

    DIY Pottery Pumpkins

    Grab some cheap jack-o-lanterns, paint and baking soda and make them look high end in minutes! Watch this quick video for a visual how to! Paint the jack-o-lanterns. These are the colors I used! While the paint is still slightly wet, sprinkle some baking soda over the jack-o-lantern. I used a little sponge brush to blend it in. TADA!! That’s all!  

  • Holiday,  Recipes

    Raspberry Treats

    Easiest little sweet treat and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. These are PERFECT for a charcuterie board! Cuddle up with your sweetie and enjoy this sweet-y!  I’m a fan of melting chocolate. It’s fun to work with. It also reminds me of my FAVE – chocolate covered strawberries!  If you love chocolate covered strawberries, you’ll love these!  What You Need: Melting Chocolate 8oz – I like the Dolci Frutta  Fresh Raspberries 6oz Ice Tray (This is the one I use) What You’ll Do: Melt the chocolate! Melt as directed.  Add a little bit of chocolate to the bottom of each cube in the tray. Use 1/2 of the chocolate. The…

  • Decor,  Garden,  Holiday,  Homemaking

    5 Tips Keep Fresh Cut Flowers Thriving

    Valentine’s Day is LOVE day, but it’s also flower day in my book! I’m not a florist, but my mom was before I was born so I’ve learned a lot about florals from her. She taught me a few tips and tricks I wanted to share. Flowers are such a sweet gesture. I love receiving them personally. I don’t know about you but I want to keep my fresh flowers alive for as long as possible! These tips will help you make the most of your gorgeous arrangement. First things first! TRIM! Trim each stem about 3/4 of an inch at an angle. Then, simply place them in water! Remember, they’re…

  • Decor,  Holiday,  Homemaking

    After Christmas

    As much as I love decorating for Christmas in our home, I also love taking the decor down when Christmas is over. Taking down the tree, pulling down the garland, and sweeping my house… I love a fresh clean slate after Christmas. Below I’m sharing the steps I take perosnally when putting away my Christmas decor I cannot emphasize this one enough… Containers! I make sure I have plenty of large containers with lids to keep all of my precious Christmas trinkets safe during the off-season. Ideally, I love the clear containers so I can see what’s in them without having to open them back up. Before anything else, I start by taking down my Christmas…

  • Holiday,  Homemaking,  Recipes

    Fruitcake Balls

    Let me start by saying this is a recipe my mom made ever Christmas Eve of the Eve. I have WONDERFUL memories of growing up being at home eating these the week of Christmas. With that being said, my mom doesn’t measure ingredients when she cooks. She simply throws it all together and it always turns out amazing! So I’m going to give the measurements I use. You can give or take. The goal is to have a consistence that you can shape into a ball coated in powdered sugar! This pair great with a warm cup of coffee! What You’ll Need: About 2 cups graham cracker crumbs About 2…

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