Aug 182017
 August 18, 2017  Posted by on August 18, 2017 Recipes Tagged with: ,  2 Responses »
Tuna Casserole Make-Over: A lighter take on a classic recipe

Sometimes, when life throws a curve ball, I love to dive into my favorite comfort foods. Tuna Casserole is one of my favorites. However, the traditional recipe calls for condensed soup, which can be very high in sodium or added artificial ingredients.

I created this version, which doesn’t rely on a can soup. Don’t worry though! It’s still almost as easy and has much more flavor. It’s a revised comfort food from my childhood that I’ll be making again and again.

Aug 142017
 August 14, 2017  Posted by on August 14, 2017 Giveaways 39 Responses »
Save on School Stuff with a $100 Paypal or Amazon Giveaway

It’s time for kids to go back to school.  Some of them are even starting college. Or, maybe, you are like us and no longer have school age kids at home.  However, the weather is cooling off and maybe, just maybe, you’ve been eyeballing a new fall coat just for you!  

To celebrate the cooler weather, I’ve joined up with a team of bodaciously awesome bloggers we are giving away $100!  The winner can pick if they want an Amazon Gift Code or Paypal! Which will you choose? Don’t dwell on it too long, though.  This giveaway won’t last forever!

Aug 112017
 August 11, 2017  Posted by on August 11, 2017 Recipes Tagged with: , , ,  64 Responses »
Blueberry Jam and Country Childhood Memories

Have you heard the Miranda Lambert song – The House that Built Me? That song resonated with me the first time I heard it. This month, I had to say goodbye to the house that built me – and I can never go back. While it’s a bittersweet farewell, I know it’s the best thing for my grandmother and our family. Things are changing, as they always do.

Like the song says, though, I do still have my memories. My favorite country girl memories include eating fresh ripe blueberries right off the bush, watching the fireflies. and cooking with my grandmother. She used to love to make blueberry jam.

This isn’t her recipe, though. It’s mine. I modified it to use very little added sugar. It also doesn’t use any pectin. Lemon brightens the jam, and hints of vanilla add an unexpected depth.

It’s not exactly the same, but like I said, things change.

Aug 072017
 August 7, 2017  Posted by on August 7, 2017 Crafts and Hobbies, Holiday Tagged with: ,  93 Responses »
How To Paint Positivity Rocks that encourage people

After hearing a young child shrill with delight at finding a painted rock, my son and I decided to paint a few rocks of our own. Since Happiness Happens day is on August 8th, we hope to spread positivity and bring a little happiness. Check out our tips for prepping the rocks, materials you need to paint them, and suggestions on selecting hashtags.

Jul 272017
 July 27, 2017  Posted by on July 27, 2017 Home Decor, Tech Tagged with: ,  53 Responses »
How To Create Beautiful Shape Collages with your photos

I think I just discovered that I am picky. We just redecorated our bathroom and I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted on the wall. Check out this cute shape collage I made! It’s made with my own photos and perfectly matches! The best part is that I know no one else will ever have another one like it.

Get the instructions on how to make your own!

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