My earliest encounter with an oatmeal bath came in 3rd grade when I contracted chicken pox. Mom made a this DIY Oatmeal Bath Recipe to help me get some relief!
Sweet T has diaper rash for the first time in her life and I'm turning to the same oatmeal bath recipe to help her through. Why pay for oatmeal bath soak in the store when you can easily … [Read More...]
Take a walk down memory lane with me to a time when we wanted cereal for the tacky box and cheap prize inside rather than the high fiber content. ;)
I remember the obnoxious commercial for Nut and Honey more than the cereal itself
I wonder if this will make a comeback with the new movie?
I begged my mom for a box of … [Read More...]
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half, heavy cream or milk
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
a pinch of salt
1 cup Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream
Bring milk, half and half, chocolate, sugar and salt just to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and … [Read More...]
I made this for Hubs over the weekend and he raved over it. He likes his coffee strong and simple so this was a winner.
2 cups ice cubes
1 1/2 cups strong coffee or two espresso shots, chilled
1/4 cup NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Ground cinnamon (optional)
If you'd like to … [Read More...]
When I was growing up in the '80s and early '90s, my mom was busy homeschooling me as well as heading up our church's Sunday school department. Whenever she wanted to put up non-permanent billboard cut outs or display educational charts/maps in our dining room (aka the classroom) she used this blue tacky adhesive stuff. It had the texture of Silly … [Read More...]
3-5 medium bell peppers
1/2 cup Stove Top stuffing
1lb ground beef or turkey
6 oz shredded cheese
1/4-1/2 cup diced onion
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 clove minced garlic
3/4 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Halve and seed bell peppers then lightly salt the insides. Set aside.
Brown beef in a large skillet (Note … [Read More...]
We celebrated Sweet T's first birthday yesterday with a very low key picnic-themed party. This theme was simple to bring together and perfect for a summer birthday.
Guests served themselves buffet style on red plaid plates. Utensils were placed in a jelly jar then an open picnic basket alongside the plates and napkins.
Old fashioned bottled … [Read More...]
Ever since 1997 when my mom brought home some of the first 12x12 acid free papers and their primitive matching embellishments, I've been a scrapper. Those early pages make me cringe, but at the same time they are a memorial to the early days of the hobby. With entire shops dedicated to the craft and the advent of digital scrapbooking, we've come a … [Read More...]
Shortcut lasagna, lazy lasagna, cheater's lasagna; whatever you want to call it. I have toddler and need at the time savers I can get! This dish tasted much better than I thought it would and with only 7 minutes of prep work is perfect for busy nights when you just don't have time to make dinner.
1 cup frozen loose cut leaf … [Read More...]
Every person in America over the age of three, myself included. But... pride goes before a fall. I was working on a recipe to post later in the week and I didn't want ya'll seeing my stained-up Tupperware. Anytime I work on a recipe that's going on this blog I pull out my Wolfgang Puck stainless steel bowls so it appears that I'm a "real" cook. … [Read More...]
To me the name Vera Bradley is synonymous with ultra-feminine purses, but I had no idea they also have a line of luggage. This is ironic considering a lack of feminine-looking luggage was the motivation for the formation of the company in 1982. I was given the opportunity to review the Grand Traveler in "Plum Petals" and I'll never bring my beat up … [Read More...]
It's been a while since I've posted any crochet projects because it's been a while since I've had any! During our May trip to Florida I used some of the time to work on this crochet horse. He comes from the pattern book Super Cute: 25 Amigurumi Animals. For the body, I used some type of leftover yarn my mother-in-law had that she tells me isn't … [Read More...]
Got a sweet tooth? This should take care of it.
Largest ice cream cake
Largest Rice Krispie Treat
Largest whoopie pie
Largest wedding cake
Largest ice cream scoop pyramid
Largest gingerbread house
Largest peach cobbler
Largest … [Read More...]
It is the most exciting time of your life, you are about to become a mom. Your body is changing in new and wonderful ways. There are so many exciting moments and there is nothing like feeling your baby kick for the first time. The rate at which your body changes is rapid, and although exciting it can also leave stretch marks.
Between 75 and 90 per … [Read More...]