Mom’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Easy Weeknight Meal

meat loaf recipeThis recipe, Mom’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe, is one of my own recipes that I have been using for 30 years. I have tweaked it here and there. I have learned of the substitutions that I can use if I am out of something. For example: If I am out of store-bought bread crumbs, I substitute with oatmeal, saltines or club crackers. If I’m low on ketchup, I add tomato sauce instead. That’s one of the reasons I have always used this recipe. It’s easy. Click here if you would like the printable PDF.

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Awesome Roast Beef Recipe For Your Busy Week

Make enough to have leftovers

Roast Beef RecipeI don’t know about you, but I like to make a big meal at least twice a week so there will be leftovers for a couple of days. I’m like all moms everywhere. I need quick and easy meals to cook during the busy week. That’s where this roast beef recipe comes in handy. It’s delicious and nutritious. I make it a few times a month. The prep work and clean-up are easy.

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5 Messy Bun & Ponytail Hat Patterns Free & Paid




5 Messy Bun and Ponytail Hats

5 crochet messy bun hat patterns

5 Messy Bun and Ponytail Hats: It’s the invasion of the Messy Bun & Ponytail hats! They are the best for messy hair days. Messy hair day is every day for me! Lol! Here are some free and paid patterns so you can make your own. Click on each pattern title for the pattern. The paid patterns are at the end of the list. The price is at the end of each title.

 

 

 

 

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2018 Planner Round Up

Planner roundup – Are you looking for a new 2018 planner? I don’t know about you, but I NEED a planner every year to keep up with my business. As a matter of fact, I have more than one, I use one for business and one for personal use. I have bought many different ones through the years. To help you get organized for 2018, I have compiled some ideas of popular planners, links to buy and a few pros and cons:

 

 

 

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Christmas Stocking Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Christmas Stocking Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

It’s here! Today is the last day of the 7 Days til Christmas Series! If you missed day 6, you can find it here. The ornament for today is the Christmas stocking ornament free crochet pattern! It comes with the free pattern These little stockings work up so fast that you can make a bunch in a short amount of time. I made for my son’s second grade class last year. I attached treat bags of candy to them. All of the children LOVED them!

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Craft Stick Snowman Ornament

craft stick snowman ornament

Day 6! One more day and the 7 Days of Christmas Series will be over. Have you enjoyed it? Comment below if you have tried making any of the ornaments in this series. If you missed day 5, you can find it here. Today we will be making a craft stick snowman ornament. It is perfect for smaller children to make. They can dress their snowman up as much as they want.

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Crochet Snowflake Pattern

crochet snowflake pattern

It’s day 4 of the 7 Days til Christmas Series! If you missed day 3 of the series, you can find it here. Today’s ornament is a crochet snowflake with free pattern. This snowflake pattern is so versatile. You can use different size hooks to adjust the size of the snowflakes to use them as gift decorations, home decor and for the tree too. Of course!

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DIY Glitter Christmas Light Ornament

Glitter ornament

Let’s make a diy glitter Christmas light ornament! Welcome to day 2 of the 7 Days til Christmas Series! If you missed the day 1 ornament, you can check that out here. My 9-year-old son loves to make these ornaments. He says he loves the instant gratification he gets when he makes them. They are so easy to make. They are very pretty and sparkly too! Get ready to add some extra bling to your tree!

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Crochet Bear Beanie Ornament with Free Pattern

 

Crochet Christmas Ornament

 

I hope you enjoy making this crochet bear beanie ornament.  This is a full tutorial. It’s easy enough to let your kiddos make some too. I will be posting one Christmas ornament each day for the next week. I’m calling it the 7 Days til Christmas Series. The ornaments are fun and easy to make with the whole family! The first ornament is a miniature teddy bear hat with a tiny crochet hook and ball of yarn.

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Adorable Dollar Tree Personalized Elves

New Project

personalized Christmas elves

I wanted to share these adorable Dollar Tree personalized elves with you, as promised in my blog post from yesterday. You can read it here, if you missed it. I came across the cutest little plush elves at my local Dollar Tree. They only had 4 left, 2 boys and 2 girls. I have a Silhouette Cameo that I make t-shirts, signs, and cards. I decided to cut names and the year out of flocked heat transfer vinyl to personalize them.  

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Easy DIY Carpet Cleaning Solution

I have been needing to clean all of the carpet upstairs for a while. It’s one of those things that isn’t that big of a deal when you actually start doing it. I have been dreading it because I don’t like the cleaner that the user’s manual for my machine suggests I use. It just doesn’t work and isn’t worth the money. Of course, the book has to make you feel like if you put anything else in your machine other than what they suggest, it will blowup on contact. I decided that I was going to take a leap of faith and find something different, something cheaper and dang it, I want a cleaner that smells better! That’s why I chose this easy DIY carpet cleaning solution.

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Let’s Make WATER BOMBS!

Let’s make water bombs!

 

Kid's Make Water Bomb

I have been trying to keep my son, Jackson, busy since he got out of school in May. We have been having so much fun testing out cool ideas to do outside. Keep an eye out! I will be posting some more of our summer activities very soon. This tutorial is on how to make water bombs. It is very easy, and they work up quick. All you need are three things: kitchen sponges, scissors, and rubber bands. 

 

 

 

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Easy Pizza Pretzel Recipe Tutorial

Pizza Pretzel Recipe and TutorialToday I am doing the easy pizza pretzel recipe tutorial. I thought I would make a tutorial for you because stuffing the inside of the pizza dough with cheese can get a little tedious. I wanted to try this recipe because you use canned pizza crust. Like I did in my biscuit dough donut tutorials (here and here), I wanted to try as many of these types of recipes to see if they are as good as actual homemade. I chose the pizza pretzel because my family and I LOVE pizza. We are picky when it comes to our pizza. So these guys had some big shoes to fill. Or big cheese to fill? Either way, fingers crossed that they are worthy. Before we start, I wanted to let you know that I bought Pillsbury canned pizza dough for this recipe. The crust baked up kind of sweet tasting like their canned crescent rolls. My husband and my youngest son didn’t care for it, but they liked the toppings. I have had the best luck with the Walmart brand of canned dough.

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Quick No Sew Pincushion

Learn how to make a quick no sew pincushion! Need a pincushion in a pinch? Try this easy no sew version. Out of all of the craft, crochet and sewing supplies I have on hand, I realized one day that I didn’t have a pincushion. I was just using the plastic box that my stick pins came in. I was going to make a sock monkey and decided that having a pincushion would make the process a little easier. I didn’t want to take the time to go out to buy one. I decided that I would make it without having to sew it by hand or run it through the sewing machine.

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