With 80 lbs of ground beef on my hand from my Zaycon Fresh order, I wanted a quick and easy way to make bulk hamburger patties for the freezer. So I bought this awesome Cave Tools Silicone Burger Maker for $21.99 from Amazon. It works like a charm! I can make 6 [...]

My 15 Goals for 2017

I feel like I'm trailblazing this year. Not only did I choose one word for 2017 which I've never done before, but I also set 15 goals for 2017. I've never done that either. Well, if I'm totally honest, I must say that I have made New Year's resolutions in [...]

My One Word for 2017

It's the beginning of a new year and everyone is talking about their one word for 2017. The one word in the entire English vocabulary that they are motivated to focus on for an entire year. That's 12 months. Or 52 weeks. Or 365 days. However you look at it, it's [...]

I always say that the key to saving money is having a plan. Whether it's a shopping plan, a menu plan, or a savings plan - saving money doesn't happen all by itself. On the heels of Christmas and the cusp of a new year, you may feel like you [...]

I’m so excited to share my DIY Simple Household Planner with you! Over the years I’ve tried lots of different household and life planners, but none of them worked perfectly for me. They were either too elaborate - taking more time than they saved, or the layout didn't jive with [...]

I haven't met many people who don't like fudge. My family loves fudge, but I don't usually make it because of all the steps and patience involve. Not anymore! These Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge Squares are a simple and quick way to make creamy, delicious, chocolate fudge. They are definitely [...]

There are many ways to celebrate Advent. I am a huge advocate of focusing on the true meaning of Christmas through the use of a simple tool like an advent wreath for older children (teens and tweens) or a curriculum like Truth in the  Tinsel for younger children. And I love [...]

While everyone loves the change in seasons - the falling leaves, the cooler temperatures, the chance to wear our knit scarves and fleece leggings again - no one likes what comes with it...cold and flu season. Some are lucky not to be visited often by this unwelcome traveler. Others may feel [...]

The holiday season is officially here and I've put together 7 Holiday Dinner Money Saving Tips for you! Did you know that the average holiday dinner for the average sized family costs about $50?  That’s just for the dinner though. That number does not include drinks, decor or any other [...]

Whether it's Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, hosting holiday meals can be stressful.  And when you have young children under foot, getting in the way of holiday preparations, the stress kicks into overdrive. The good news is I have put together a list of 7 ways kids can help with holiday meals that [...]

Life isn't easy. Most of the time it's a struggle. It's often quite messy. And like most, I've had my share of messy...been there, done that and got the t-shirt. In this case, I really did get the t-shirt and it says "Thankful, Grateful, Blessed". And it couldn't be more [...]

It's here! Pumpkin everything season! By the end of the year, we'll be sick of pumpkin, but until then, let's drown ourselves in it, shall we? In that case, I've put together a list of 20 insanely delicious pumpkin drinks that your family will love. From salted caramel pumpkin chai latte and pumpkin [...]

Melted Snowman Cookies

I love these Melted Snowman Cookies, although I don't usually post "cute" desserts on the blog. "What do you have against cute desserts?", you might ask. Nothing actually - didn't I just post the most adorable Oreo Turkey Cookies? I love cute desserts as much as the next person. I [...]

Halloween costumes aren't getting any cheaper and chances are, you don't want to spend a fortune on your child's costume, but you also probably don't want them dressed like every other kid that walked through the local big box store. On the other hand, maybe you've procrastinated and now the [...]