Balloon Party Ice

Balloon Party Ice I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest and had to try it for myself! The Pinterest pin I read said the balloons could be thawed and refrozen. I wouldn’t recommend doing that as the balloons become very fragile after freezing. I also will say to be very careful when handling these frozen balloons. Although this craft is super simple and cute to make, once the balloons are frozen, the ice inside has sharp edges and can pop the balloons. It’s not that big of a deal since they are frozen

Patriotic Strawberries ♥

Patriotic Strawberries ♥ I saw these in a magazine and just HAD to try them myself.  They turned out so stinkin’ cute and delicious ♥ These were super easy to make also.  Here are the details: Gather your supplies: 1# of fresh strawberries 10 oz of white chocolate chips sugar crystals tinted blue 1. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl. Heat them for 20 seconds at a time, stirring between each 20 second cycle. It should take 3-5 cycles to get them completely

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Flash Freezing ♥

Okay, for those of you who already know the magic of flash freezing, this will be a review LOL.  For those of you who are saying “Flash who?” hehe, this is going to be MONUMENTAL in saving you money on fresh produce and meat.  This will also allow you to save a LOT of time.  Flash freezing is what you call freezing a thin layer of food quickly for packaging and using later.  I have “flash” frozen strawberries, blackberries, raw chicken, grilled chicken, meatballs, tomato sauce, etc.  The possibilities are

Kitty Litter Cake

Photo from Fab Food Recipe for Kitty Litter Cake for April Fools Day. This clever Halloween cake recipe, that foolishly resembles a well used kitty litter box, is actually delicious, despite its appearance. Worth a click for the photo alone. Ingredients 1 spice or German chocolate cake mix 1 white cake mix 2 large packages vanilla instant pudding mix, prepared 1 large package vanilla sandwich cookies green food coloring 12 small Tootsie Roll candies You’ll also need: 1 new kitty litter pan 1 new kitty litter pan liner 1 new

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Super cute and easy Easter Votives ♥

As usual, I have sought the easiest and cutest project to share with you!  These are super easy and cute Easter votives.  My husband bought some tealight candles on clearance for $1/100 of them, yeah!  Right away I knew I had to make a project with them.  So here it is:  Gather your supplies 1. ~ 6 eggs 2. ~ Food coloring (any color you like) 3. ~ Vinegar 4. ~ 1 tablespoon bleach 5. ~ 2-4 coffee cups 6. ~ 1 3 quart bowl or larger 2. Crack the

Homemade dish washing liquid ♥

After using the homemade laundry detergent for over a year and loving it, I decided to try dishwasher detergent and I love it too!  Next on my agenda was to try homemade dish washing liquid.  I can tell you that I am also loving it ♥  Here is the simple, recipe to follow to make your own dishwashing liquid.  This recipe makes 1 1/2  gallons which will probably last my family of 5 at least 6 months 😀 Gather your supplies: Large stock pot (3 gallons or larger) 1/2 bar

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Fun and Simple Easter Bunny Cake

Fun and Simple Easter Bunny Cake Fun and Simple Easter Bunny Cake Oh yeah!  This fun and simple Easter Bunny Cake is so easy, you’re going to be sad you haven’t tried it alread LOL Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom did it again 😀  I found a great idea, tried it, made it mine, AND made it simple to share with you.  This cake turned out so cute and was so easy to make; you are going to LOVE it!  I encourage everyone to try their hand at making things yourself.  Not

Homemade laundry detergent

Homemade laundry detergent I love this recipe and have been using it for over three years!  This recipe costs me about $19.00 annually to make myself.  1 batch will last my family of five, almost 3 months.  I just made a fresh batch yesterday and used Zote soap.  I’ve always used the Fels Naptha in the past, but wanted to try something new to see how it does.  So far so good 🙂  Enjoy! Gather your supplies: 1-5 quart or larger stock pot in which to boil ingredients 1-5 gallon

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

So, you want to be thrifty, but coupons aren’t enough or you simply want to save more!  If you ‘re like me, you just like trying new stuff 🙂  Well, today I tried a recipe I have been wanting to try for a while.  Homemade laundry detergent.  There are countless variations of this recipe, but if you know me; you know that I go for simple and efficient.  This recipe is BOTH!   My dishes came out cleaner than with the brand name detergent I normally use. Are you ready for