DIY Bathroom Remodel

DIY Bathroom Remodel

My family and I moved into our 2-story farmhouse back in 2010. This house was where my husband, Jim, grew up.

Jim and I have been renovating the rooms one by one ever since. I could not wait to do a DIY bathroom remodel on the downstairs bathroom.

As you can see in the picture, it had not been updated probably since the 1950s. There was green and yellow tile everywhere. I had never seen a yellow toilet until I saw that one.

There was also a pink toilet in the upstairs bathroom. I have never seen a pink toilet before that one. 

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6 Things Nobody Told You About Grammarly

6 Things Nobody Told You About Grammarly

Get Help Correcting Your Writing

Grammarly Writing Support
So you need help writing a paper for school, or you have a report due at your new job. It needs to be precise and correct with no errors. Where do you go? I was in the same boat when I was thinking about starting my website and becoming a blogger/freelance writer. It has been a while since I had been in school. Would I remember it all? Enter Grammarly.

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Awesome Roast Beef Recipe For Your Busy Week

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 & 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

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 over 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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Lofthouse Copycat Cookie Recipe

Lofthouse Copycat Cookie Recipe

sugar cookie recipe

This Lofthouse copycat cookie recipe is the best one I have ever tried. These cookies are truly my favorite kind of sugar cookies. They are more cake-like than cookie. I LOVE buttercream frosting. I could eat it by the spoonfuls. But I won’t (maybe)! My favorite buttercream frosting recipe will follow the cookie recipe. I use to buy Lofthouse cookies every week at the grocery store until I found this recipe. This recipe is so good you will want to make it often. I love how easy it is to just change the color of the frosting and sprinkles for any holiday or occasion. So without further ado, let’s get right into the recipe!

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Dad’s Christmas Fudge Recipe

Dad’s Christmas Fudge Recipe

My most favorite memories of my Dad is that he made chocolate fudge every Christmas. He only made it at Christmas time, which made it seem even more special. I can remember being very small and watching him at the stove as he made the best fudge I had ever eaten. I looked forward to it every year. While I was very excited for Santa to come, I was even more excited knowing that my Dad was going to make his Christmas fudge. I hope you enjoy my Dad’s Christmas fudge recipe.

Sharing my Dad’s fudge recipe with you means a lot to me this year because my Dad passed away in October of this year, a week after his seventy-second birthday. So my family and I are in for all of the dreaded firsts without him. The first of all of the holidays without him. His birthday rolling around next year with us remembering that he passed away so soon after his last one. So in honor of the best father a girl could ever have, I am sharing his recipe with you. (more…)

Adorable Dollar Tree Personalized Elves

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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Pokémon Go Pikachu Beanie

Pokémon Go Pikachu Beanie

Gotta Catch em All!

Pikachu Beanie

Pokemon Pikachu Beanie

My son loves Pokémon Go. So, when he asked me to make him a Pokémon Go Pikachu Beanie, I was more than happy to do it. Here is the Pokémon Go Pikachu Beanie (in light of the Pokemon Go craze). Do you play Pokemon Go?? Comment below.

Get your own Pikachu beanie here. 

 

 

 

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Let’s Make WATER BOMBS!

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

Easy Pizza Pretzel Recipe Tutorial

Pizza Pretzel Tutorial and RecipeToday 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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Crochet Car American Tote Bag

Crochet Car American Tote Bag

I made this crochet car American tote bag for my son to put his things in while he’s in the car. I have found myself on many occasions having to preach to him to clean the backseat of the car. There has been loose tissues and small toys in the seat and in the floorboards. I knew I wanted to make something to help keep the car clean, but I wasn’t sure what. I searched many patterns and finally found one I loved by Heidi Yates. Her Ravelry shop is called Snappy Tots. I love her patterns. I have bought a few of her patterns in the past. She is very generous and offers several of her patterns for free. She offers the American Car Tote Bag for free in her Ravelry Store.

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Cream Filled Biscuit Dough Donut

Cream Filled Biscuit Dough Donut

Step-by-step instructions to make cream-filled donuts out of canned biscuit dough

Since my family and I enjoyed the canned biscuit donuts so much I wanted to make a different version of them today. The batch that I made today were cream-filled biscuit dough donuts. Instead of using the can of larger Texas Style Buttermilk biscuit dough, I used the smaller sized Texas Style Buttermilk 10 count. Don’t buy the flaky layers in either size. They absorb the oil and make them dense and greasy. The recipe for the cream filling and glaze will follow the donut recipe.

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Quick No Sew Pincushion

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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Biscuit Dough Donuts: Winner or Epic Fail?

Biscuit Dough Donuts: Winner or Epic Fail?

Biscuit Dough Donuts

I can’t wait to try these biscuit dough donuts! One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my mother would take my sister and me to the bakery inside of the Giant grocery store. I would get so excited trying to pick out what I wanted. It always came down between my two favorite things, the vanilla cupcakes with yummy buttercream frosting that had a cute little acrylic monkey pick in it or a plain glazed donut that was as big as my head. They don’t make them like that anymore! Our mother also bought a bag of tea cookies for us to share later.  They were so pretty. They were little sugar cookies with a rosebud and leaf done in buttercream. I was one of those little kids that called the cake part “bread” and only ate the frosting. I think I was a teenager before I stopped doing it. My experience of getting to go to the bakery as a child is what started my love of cakes, cookies and decorating. I am a trained cake artist. I have always had a HUGE sweet tooth, but I won’t eat just anything because it’s sweet.

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