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6 Apps to Shop Wiser

You might take your husband or your best friend along when you hit the mall or grocery store, but your smartphone is going to become your new shopping companion. I’ve picked out six of the coolest, most useful shopping apps to help you spend smarter and shop better. 6 Apps to Shop Wiser HERE!

American Flag Cake for Memorial Day/4th of July

American Flag Cake for Memorial Day/4th of July I saw a patriotic cake while surfing the web and knew I needed to try it!  This was SUPER easy and fun to make. My kids think I’m a genius for “figuring it out” LOL If you bake often, then you won’t even need the instructions, just a little nudge in the patriotic direction and VOILA!  Use your favorite white cake mix and white icing and there you go.  I even used a strawberry cake mix for the red layer this last time

Red, White, & Blue Jell-O Salad

* 1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin * 2 cups boiling water, divided * 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided * 1 cup fresh blueberries * 1 envelope unflavored gelatin * 1 cup heavy whipping cream * 6 tablespoons sugar * 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry gelatin * 1 cup fresh raspberries * Whipped topping and additional berries, optionalDirections * In a large bowl, dissolve berry blue gelatin in 1 cup boiling water; stir in 1 cup cold

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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Let’s have a Yard Sale ♥

So, you have a bunch of stuff you need to get rid of. I do too! I hate getting a yard sale together. I have compiled a list of my favorite sites to sell your “stuff” for a profit. Having an online yard sale is a great way to get rid of household items without having to get up at 4:00 a.m. to put it all out in your driveway for strangers to sift through. I can clearly remember the last real yard sale I had and it was in

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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

Get Staycation FEVER Acadiana!

Get Staycation FEVER Acadiana! Get Staycation FEVER Acadiana!  Summer is quickly approaching and spring break has come and gone for many of you. There is no better time to start planning your very own staycation right her in Lafayette or anywhere in Acadiana.  My favorite way to save money is with a super fun staycation! My husband says I’m the “Staycation Queen” LOL I love to get out in our area and explore all the fun things there are to do right here in Acadiana. You can do it too,

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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