Super Fun DIY Pom Pom Scarf

Super Fun DIY Pom Pom Scarf We found a super fun and cute way to express ourselves at the upcoming Color Vibe with Tum-E Yummies in Lafayette next month!  We made this super fun and cute pom pom scarf from yarn.  It turned out so much better than we expected!  We also made pom pom garland for Valentine’s Day and Mickey Mouse garland for our DisneySide party next month!  We made so many pom poms today and it was so much fun!  This is going to be perfect for Hannah to

Easy DIY No Sew Rice Heating Pad #DIY

Easy DIY No Sew Rice Heating Pad Easy DIY No Sew Rice Heating Pad.  Do you ever need a heating pad or ice pack, but don’t have something on hand?  It happens to us a lot with sports and everything else we have going on.  This Easy DIY no sew rice heating pad is  the perfect solution when you’re in a pinch! Gather your supplies: Knee socks (any brand or color) 4 cups rice 10 drops, more or less, of your favorite essential oil Funnel Yarn or twine First I


HOW TO HOST A FRUGAL HOLIDAY MEAL With the holidays fast approaching you may be in a panic about how you can afford to host your traditional holiday meal. Use our tricks for How To Host A Frugal Holiday Meal and enjoy a great day with your family and friends at half the cost. Not only can you have all the foods you expect and desire, but you can do so without spending more than you can afford to. HOW TO HOST A FRUGAL HOLIDAY MEAL Go Potluck: One of

10 Ways To Save Big On Summer Snacking

Thrifty Summer Snacking Can you believe it?  School will be out NEXT MONTH!  Now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to feed three meals and snacks every day all summer without breaking the bank.  I have some great tips and ideas on how to do just THAT!  One thing I always try and keep in mind is planning is key!  If I plan ahead, things always seem to go smoother 😀 Package them yourself: You will likely come out better when buying snacks if you forego

Craft or Popsicle Stick Puzzles #diy

  Craft or Popsicle Stick Puzzles We had a blast making these Craft/popsicle stick puzzles!  We were recently looking at puzzles in the store to buy for the kids and I was very surprised to see that many of the larger puzzles are over $20 a piece!  To me, that is crazy!  The kids and I started looking for ways to entertain and learn without breaking the bank.  With 3 kids; even the cheapest toys can become very expensive very quickly.  Besides, my kids think I’m a genius when I

Oven Canning

I love oven canning!  It is also known as “dry canning“.  This method is PERFECT for south Louisiana where the humidity is high and vermin are plentiful LOL  We live out in the country, so getting rid of mice is just not a reality for us.  No matter how many traps we set or how many cats we own; the mice still come in and they are HEALTHY!  Not only can they chew through paper and cardboard, but we’ve even had them chew through plastic containers!  Oven canning is awesome

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix.  This is my favorite of all our homemade dry mixes!  It is so easy peasy to make and you can use it to season just about anything 😀 I love having all of the ingredients on hand to make any dressing or mix I need.  Everything from poultry seasoning to Biscuit mix can be created using a few shelf ready ingredients.  It is great to know how to make these whenever you are in a pinch.  They also have the added bonus

DIY Taco Seasoning Mix

This is another FAVE around our house. I love making my own taco seasoning, mainly because I know what’s in it and can tailor it to what we like in our house. I make two different versions of this; one for us and one for “him” LOL My husband loves spicier foods than the kids and I can tolerate. This is a wonderful recipe and very versatile. Have fun with it and make it your own. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors. Gather your ingredients: 2T ~ Chili

Cream of Anything Soup Mix

Cream of Anything Soup Mix Cream of Anything Soup Mix.  Many of you know that I love making my own mixes AND I love finding great uses for powdered milk!  Not only is powdered milk good for you, but it lasts a really long time on the shelf.  This mix is one I use often around my house.  I love using this mix in my chicken & dressing, but there are endless possibilities for a mix like this.  Of course, like all of my other dry mix recipes; you can

DIY Poultry Seasoning

DIY Poultry Seasoning Holiday season is quickly approaching.  If you are anything like me; you go through a TON of poultry seasoning while doing your holiday baking.  I love making my own seasoning blends; partly because I know what is in it, but mostly because I can tailor them to my own taste.  This is a poultry seasoning blend that I have been using for years and have tweaked several times to finally get the perfect taste for my family.  Feel free to change it up and get creative.  Another