#1 – Busy schedules require a call to take ‘family communication’ to the next level! I found that I was the only one who knew the weekly schedule or I was asked repeatedly…”what’s the plan”? So I needed to find a way to get the whole family ‘out of the dark’ & ‘into the light’! [...]
When I opened this cabinet before, everything would fall out on my head! Cooking was frustrating as I had no idea what I spices I actually had in the cabinet. I would find duplicates, due to the view of clutter, and over spending. Desperate for a Spice Cabinet Makeover, I took an after noon and [...]
The refrigerator is one of the most visited places in a home; especially with growing children!! With all of the frequent visits, it’s bound to attract yucky gooey messes!! These fabric liners not only protect refrigerator drawers, but also allows you to ‘be the designer’ displaying ‘color’ in your frig! Mix & match fabrics or [...]
While ‘summer’s green’ is in season, it’s a great time to stock-up and save! Preserving cooking Herbs, fresh Corn and maximizing bulk Beef buys are some of the ways I save around the kitchen. Preserving Fresh Herbs using Mini Muffin Tins: Dice herb and place in Muffin Tins. Add a bit of water before freezing. [...]
This time of year is my favorite for preserving fresh summer vegetables! The thought of having fresh garden goodies, in the winter, warms my heart! One of my favorites is Okra! Even though I don’t necessarily fry Okra often…(don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the stuff. It’s just a lot of clean-up to fry; [...]
Looking for unique ways to store? Try this simple DIY project! It takes hardly anytime to make and is an easy way to display loose ‘grab items’; which works easily throughout the house. No more frustration digging through drawers to find a pen, much less a pen that works. With an open storage solution, it [...]
The desire of children change from stage to stage & age to age. It’s hard to know their heart unless we are, either, kept in the loop — or stay closely involved. Even so, sometimes it’s just good to find out what’s going on from the horses mouth! To get the inside scoop of what [...]
Summers are busy and mealtime is an important ingredient to fueling between activities. One of our favorite recipes is an open-faced sandwich, served warm. This recipe swings, easily, as a lunch or dinner-time solution! Ingredients: Deluxe Ham Maple Honey Turkey Muenster Cheese Bakery Fresh Bread NOTE: We used all Boars Head deli selections. Directions: Layer, [...]
Today I’m challenged & reminded to use the medium of Mobile to extend my Mothering influence. Sometimes I forget, as an on the go mom, to use my mobile device as a tool to reach out & communicate with my tween/teen on a level that’s personal & directed. Text messaging that encourages, build’s-up and affirms [...]
Home-made Chocolate Chip cookies are my family’s all-time favorite! Recently, I’ve discovered the joy of dipping the sides of the Chocolate Chip cookies in melted chocolate. It’s delish! If you would like to try these, here is the tried & true recipe that brings BIG smiles in our house! Ingredients: 2 cups sifted flour 1 [...]
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