An easy and inexpensive way to display your favorite photos. Turn your smartphone art into versatile and stylish decor with this helpful tutorial.
Quick and easy recipe for turning a store-bought cake mix into delicious Pizzelle cookie batter. Perfect for Christmas and Valentine's Day celebrations.
Quick, easy, and super inexpensive cards to make at home for your favorite Valentine. A great way to recycle paint chips and leftover scrap book paper into lovely giftable art.
Quick and easy from-scratch recipe for fluffy and hot-chocolaty pancakes. Guaranteed to be a hit at the breakfast table, these pancakes are ready in twenty minutes or less.
Quick and easy recipe for a delicious pasta salad. This dish is packed full of flavor, color, and texture. Perfect for spring and summer meals.
This easy recipe is a great way to dress up that can of plain condensed tomato soup in your cupboard. Check out these perfect ideas for making soup more flavorful, filling, and fun.
Quick and easy recipe for lemon spritz cookies using Jell-o instant pudding. This new spin on a holiday favorite is an instant hit.
Instructions, tips, and ideas for making Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas cookies using cookie cutters you might already have. These cookies are easy to create and are a great project for children, too.
Tutorial for making an easy and beautiful wreath out of inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorative wreaths.
These little pot pies are yummy and inexpensive. Use this recipe for a new dinner idea or for eating up holiday leftovers. Easy to customize and you won't need pie crusts or dough. Ready in 40 mins.
A sweet spin on an old favorite. These apple latkes are perfect for breakfast, dessert, and any time in between. Made with fresh granny smith apples and simple ingredients.
Make your own sufganiyot (jelly donuts) from scratch with basic ingredients and simple steps. These bite-sized traditional Hanukkah treats are easy to customize and easier to devour.
Create this fun and special dry erase board for Thanksgiving using inexpensive supplies. This project is fun for all ages and makes a great photo prop for Thanksgiving family photos.
Holiday baking with applesauce will save you time and money. This recipe has a delicious blend of spices and is perfect for holiday snacking and entertaining. Quick and easy for last minute plans.
A delicious soup recipe that will quickly become a Fall favorite in your kitchen. Soup is the ultimate comfort food and this one's the sweetest! It's a life-saver, time-saver and money-saver too!
A fun and festive spin on a traditional breakfast favorite. This recipe yields a delicious treat that looks and tastes like no other French toast you have ever tried. Perfect for Halloween.
Recipe for yummy banana muffins with heavenly chocolate chip streusel topping. Easy to make, ready before you know it, and deliciously worth it. A must-have muffin recipe for every kitchen.
Traditional Italian cookies reinvented for fall. These Halloween Pizzelles are made with pumpkin and perfect in every way. A must-have pumpkin recipe for festive parties and holiday dinners.
A quick and easy Halloween treat that isn't tricky! Made with seasonal monster cereal, each creepy little cupcake is full of flavor and fright. Perfect for parties, and the kids can help with the baking, too!
A traditional and easy oatmeal cookie recipe with a hint of Pumpkin Spice for fall. Made with love and Hershey Kisses, these festive oatmeal snacks are a hit and ready before you know it.
Walter White Cupcakes with Jesse Pinkman Frosting and Blue Sky Crystals. A dramatic dessert made from scratch that's easy on the eyes and quite addictive!
A festive spin on an old favorite. This fruity bread brings comfort during chilly weather and baking it will warm your kitchen and soul! Made with canned pumpkin, bananas, and simple ingredients.
Make tasty cereal bars with your favorite limited edition monster cereals. Sure to be a hit with the younger ones and those who are young at heart. Perfect for Halloween parties and ready in 15 minutes!
Recipe for homemade potato pancakes with broccoli. A new spin on a tradition and great for cooking with leftover vegetables. These latkes are perfect for holidays or weeknight dinner side dish ideas.
Recipe for baking simple and yummy biscuits with Sprite soda. These biscuits use only four ingredients and are ready in no time! They are perfect for breakfast, dinners, and yummy snacking in between.
This tasty recipe calls for Coca Cola and has been around almost as long as the delicious beverage. If you're looking for a unique cake recipe that tastes deliciously old-fashioned, look no further.
Hasselback potatoes boast crispy outsides and tender centers. These fancy potatoes are easy to prep and come out lovely every time. They're prettier and yummier than just another baked potato.
Italian cooking doesn't have to be complicated or take all day. Made from basic ingredients and basic spices, this easy meatball recipe is full of flavor and compliments pasta dishes. Yummy!
Lovely three dimensional hearts made from colorful scraps of leftover scrapbooking paper. Perfect for rainy day crafts or holiday decorations. These hearts look darling hanging anywhere and any time.
A simple recipe that will transform the taste of Ensure and the way you drink it. Pair with juice and fruit for a delicious frozen drink. Nutrition CAN be fast, easy and yummy after all.
Vinegar never looked so good! Chevron kitchen table tutorial using vinegar and steel wool. The results are lovely, natural, and won't break the bank. Use this simple trick to revamp most wood items.
Easy craft projects that are skeleton and skull-themed just in time for Day of the Dead. Includes a skull coloring page. These crafts use a variety of media and range from child to adult skill levels.
Are you concerned about ingredients and safety when it comes to your dog's treats? Does your dog have a sensitive tummy or allergy? Make these easy treats in your kitchen and your furry friend will thank you!
Easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. All ideas don't require carving or gutting pumpkin.
Quick and simple ways to use what you've got when decorating for Halloween and Fall. From fake eyeballs to real acorns and everyday pieces of decor that you already own-- you can make a spooky display that's simple, inexpensive, and even last-minute.
Delicious homemade cornbread with a touch of sweetness. Ready in 30 minutes and easier than you might think. Perfect for solitary indulgence or holiday get-togethers.
An easy recipe to make pancakes from scratch with strawberry yogurt or your favorite flavor. Using simple ingredients, you can cook some of the yummiest and fluffiest pancakes you will ever taste.
Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a great way to start the day and this carrot and banana smoothie recipe is delicious any time. Are you consuming your daily recommended fruit and veggie servings? This smoothie recipe is a great way to incorporate more healthy foods into your daily diet and...
Making a dog balloon animal made easy! A step-by-step tutorial with detailed instructions, pictures, a video, and tips on how to make a simple dog balloon animal sculpture. Don't be intimidated-- it's easier than you think! Great for kids and beginners.
How to fold, decorate, and play with a cootie catcher like never before! Making a cootie catcher is easy and inexpensive. Use this great craft and game at your next party or family gathering.
The perfect lemon dessert and the perfect summertime dessert rolled into one. Includes recipe for the amazing accompanying beverage, Shirley Temple lemonade. Both recipes are made from one can of frozen lemonade! Easy, inexpensive, fast, and most importantly-- refreshingly yummy every time.
One of the simplest recipes for fried bananas. Perfect for dessert, brunch, or as a delightful topping for other dishes. Ready in 15 minutes or less and comes out perfect every time.
Recipe and steps for making strawberry oat bars. These are super yummy and can be served for dessert or at brunch.
Quick meals don't have to taste "rushed." This casserole is one of the yummiest dinners I can make-- and I don't have to slave all day. In a mere twenty minutes you have a satisfying meal made from a few easy and fresh ingredients.
Saving the planet can actually save you money! Green living doesn't take a lot of time or even money. You can start living green right now. You might be surprised! Ways to go green and stay green.
Creating a button vase is a great way to recycle an old vase and turn your button collection into a work of art. You can even make your own buttons using up scraps or strips of leftover scrapbook paper.
Tutorial on how to make this quick, easy, and inexpensive holiday craft using gum drops. Perfect for serving candy at parties or just as a festive holiday decoration.
Shabby chic is a classic decor style that's inexpensive and easy to achieve. Use this guide as a crash course and you'll be designing in no time.
Doing it yourself can sound easier than it is. Sound advice on how to successfully plan and execute a wedding without the help of a wedding planner.
So your big day is February 14th? Congratulations. I've got 10 ideas on how to make your Valentine Wedding not just stand out, but really sing. Ranging from traditional to contemporary, these festive ideas are sure to inspire!
Make an old piece look new or help a new piece look aged. Easy to follow guide with tips on how to transform any piece of furniture into a work of art. Includes pictures for inspiration.
10 ways to save money on your big day & still have an incredible wedding. From making your own wedding invitations to hiring a friend to make your wedding cupcakes- these ideas that are worth a shot.
Steps and tips on how to create a lovely heart wreath that looks as good as it smells. Make this lavender wreath quickly and easily even if you've never made a wreath before. Includes pictures.
Create a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation that's as special as the big day and as unique as the happy couple. Using Microsoft Publisher and scrapbook paper, you too can have gorgeous invites that double as customized keepsakes.
Two projects that are quick and easy for kids to make for Valentine's day. Find out what supplies to get, where to get them, how to prepare these crafts ahead of time for smaller children and tips for smooth crafting. Includes pictures.
A delicious dessert treat that's quick and easy. It only takes three simple ingredients and less than twenty minutes. Yummy, pretty, and just in time for summer.
Make homemade slushies using only 3 ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now. A delicious treat for summer that's fun, easy, and fast. Create your own unique flavor combinations!
A classic banana bread recipe that I used to make with my mother. The times have changed but this recipe is timeless. Easy to make and easier to make disappear! 100% from scratch & sure to impress!
A fool-proof recipe that will transform ordinary carrots into a delicious and sweet side dish. This carrot souffle is fancy enough for the holidays and easy enough to compliment dinner any night.
Make colorful and delicious popcorn for under $5. This is a snack that everyone will have fun making and eating. Includes pictures and video.
An easy no-bake dessert recipe that only takes 15 minutes but looks like a million bucks. Made with blueberries and raspberries, this is a great way to turn a child or picky eater onto eating berries.
My mother's yellow coffee cake recipe from the 60s paired with her mother's chocolate icing recipe from the 40s. Close to my heart and my sweet tooth!
Delicious potato scones are perfect servings for dinner side dishes or Sunday brunches. This tutorial includes recipes and instructions for thick and thin potato buttermilk scones.
A simple bread recipe that's fast and easy to make without a bread machine. This chocolate loaf isn't hard to bake and comes out perfect every time. It's as delicious as a slice of cake or a brownie and tastes great with a little cream cheese or jam.
There's a new milkshake in town and it just might bring all the boys to the yard. This yummy and simple treat is ready in ten minutes or less. Recipe from a beautiful vintage card from my mother.
A spin on a traditional favorite. This dessert has a texture similar to a fruitcake and isn't goopy or custard-like. It's a very photogenic treat, but don't let the picture fool you-- this recipe is simple stuff.
Make your own home made granola oatmeal bars with this easy recipe This recipe is fast and simple so you'll be snacking in no time. The results are so delicious that you'll be making these oat bars regularly!
I love recipes that use simple ingredients, basic cooking steps, and come out gorgeous. This is one of those recipes. A gorgeous and deliciously-edible way to serve fruit portions for dessert or brunch. Easy, delicious, and beautiful. Step by step with pics.
You can't make a perfect bread pudding without the perfect bread-- and a days-old ciabatta baguette lends itself nicely to this long-loved dessert. This recipe is easy to make, easier to eat and especially easy on your wallet. A how-to with pics.
Haircuts and styles. A brief look at how modern-day American society views women with short haircuts. Highlights of stereotypes, social norms and personal experiences from me: a woman with short hair.
Making sugar cookies from scratch is easy! Turn a classic sugar cookie dough recipe into a colorful work of art. These stained glass cookies are pleasing to the eye and tummy! A how-to with pics.
Create a beautiful stained "glass" art panel using melted crayon wax, black card stock, and waxpaper.
Making great Halloween cupcakes without fancy tools or extra money is pretty easy. You just have to think outside of the box and look around for decorative alternatives.
A new spin on a traditional potato pancake recipe, incorporating fresh veggies. Super easy to make and deliciously yummy. Serve this side dish just in time for summer or at your next holiday dinner.
Be a writer and a photographer. Using your own photos in your work has many benefits and rewards. I outline 5 with some tips and advice.
This dish is yummy any time of day, with any meal and is a great way to use leftovers. Use your favorite pizza toppings for a new spin on an old favorite or experiment and have fun!
Well is it? I've never experienced it myself and the internet yields no statistics about writer's block. What do you think?
In 2011, I was diagnosed with level 3 endometriosis; a chronic disease affecting 1 in every 10 women of reproductive age. A year later, I chronicle my fight to find a diagnosis in hopes to educate and inspire.
Can you tell a lot about a person from the things they like? No. I don't think so, at least. I think you can tell more about yourself and others from that which you dislike. Hitler and I both share a like for vegetables, and Snooki and I both like pickle juice but what about our dislikes...
The Sonoran is one of the largest and hottest deserts in all of North America. From March-June, the Arizona desert is bursting with color and looking her loveliest. Includes pictures of Arizona wild- and cactus flowers and interesting Arizona facts.
Strawberry Jell-o + Cake = Jell-o Cake. It's as easy as it sounds. This is a great way to turn a store bought boxed cake mix into something spectacular and the possibilities are almost endless.
I love Disneyland and even though I have visited there over twenty times, it wasn't until my honeymoon that I began my search for the elusive "hidden mickeys." Mickey Mouse's silhouette or tri-circle representation can be found hundreds of places around the park. They were each strategically placed...
Let's make some beautiful dinosaur eggs together. You can use items you probably have in your kitchen right now. Stop spending money on kits and let's color some Easter eggs that are too beautiful to crack open.
Spending your honeymoon at Disney can be a blast even if you've been there before. My husband and I just returned from spending our own Disney honeymoon. How was it different and what made it great?
I love shopping online for the same reasons most people do. I understand the risk I take when doing so, but for me it usually parallels the same risks when buying in person. I only buy online items from places I trust. Taking that a step further (or backwards), I only buy items online that I can't...
I have accidentally combined everything that is great about a frittata, an omelet, and a quiche. I call it my crazy egg pie. If you have eggs, you can probably make it right now and it will be delicious! Includes recipe, walk-through & pics. You can do it!
Step by step instructions for preparing potato pancakes using a store bought mix. This is great for first-timers or cooks looking for helpful tips and fresh ideas. Goes with any meal all year long.
Advice and ideas for your peacock-inspired wedding. Read about how I used peacock designs and feathers in my wedding invitations, centerpieces, flowers, and other decorations. Includes pictures from my very own wedding.
Saving money is important in today's changing economy. So is eating. I'll show you how to do both without sacrificing flavor or your sanity. Quick tips to keep eating and start saving today.
Setting up a candy bar at your wedding has become a very popular idea these last few years. I was inspired to do this at my own wedding after seeing so many beautiful pictures in online wedding blogs and magazines. While the idea wasn't originally ours, we added elements to personalize it and make...
An inspiring and trendy alternative to the traditional wedding guestbook. Includes actual photos from my wedding and all the details on what you'll need to pull this off.
As a journalism graduate, I have a very special place in my heart for a handsome typewriter. This is another find that was purchased especially for our 1920s themed wedding. It came in a very beat-up case & my maid of honor had to jimmy it open with a butterknife because they didn't give us a key...
A list with pictures of some of my most memorable thrift store purchases. Some are antique finds while others became DIY projects. Check out part II for more of my treasures and ideas for displaying them.
Thanks to technology everyone is a photographer. You. Me. Everyone we know. Cameras are everywhere & everyone has got a story to tell. In the age of the smartphone, even your grandma has a photoblog.
Read about the newest Halloween update for CityVille Hometown. New items have been added to the store as well as spooky new goals. Happy Halloween!
Antique skeleton keys are beautiful! Display them in different ways to show them off. I'll tell you where to find them for a good price and how to turn them into make-shift art for any room in your home.
I've got 5 cute objects that I have turned useful and so can you. Bring your cute items out of the dust and get ready for the compliments. These ideas will make life easier, cuter, and downright artistic.
I made beautifully sparkly shoes on a budget for my wedding day and so can you. This is a DIY tutorial for making your own glitter shoes. Perfect for weddings, clubbing, Halloween costumes, and more.
A review of Cityville Hometown by its most unlikely player. From farming to politics, there is a first time for everything!