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How to Make a Fondant Cake For Beginners

I’ve never used fondant until last week. And to be honest I have always been a little scared to try it. But I decided to give it a whirl when I was out shopping for my daughter’s first birthday and I found this multi pack of different colors of fondant on sale. It wasn’t nearly as

D.I.Y. Easy Winter Wreath

I made this winter wreath a few years ago, and I still love it a lot. It was very simple and inexpensive. Further, it is great for all winter, not just Christmas. Instructions  #1- Get a grapevine wreath.  They are very inexpensive here, can be found at craft stores, or if you have an old

Quick and Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This banana bread recipe has been in our family for over 50 years. It is so moist, simple, quick, and delicious. In under 15 minutes I can have the banana bread baking in my oven and making my home smell delicious. When topped with fresh butter, it is craving worthy! Directions 1. Preheat oven to

Top Retailers Offering Price Match Guarantees

  Many major retailers offer a price match guarantee in their store’s policy. Price matching saves you money and is particularly handy when you would like to make a one-stop shop, when you have a gift card for a store that will match a competitor’s lower price, if you have a discount code or coupon that

The Best Vanilla Bean Frosting

I helped throw this Little Peanut Elephant Baby shower found here and my friend made the most delicious cupcakes (I photographed them below). The frosting is literally the BEST vanilla bean frosting I’ve ever had. It holds its shape nicely for frosting cakes and cupcakes, yet is super soft and smooth when eating. It even

$250 ETSY Gift Card Giveaway

I love Etsy and have found some amazing and unique treasures on the webstore. Like these BabyBoomsie Mocs that my daughter is wearing. They are very high quality, comfortable, and have held up really well! And this artwork for my daughter’s nursery found Here. and here. So because I love Etsy and my readers so much, I’m giving away

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

“Fourth Trimester” Secrets: Your Body After Childbirth

  After childbirth, the physical changes, feelings of discomfort, and emotions experienced during pregnancy and labor don’t just mysteriously reset in an instant. There are major shifts that occur as the body fights to heal and recover. At the same time, if you breastfeed, your body is also working hard to make and regulate the

9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

There are many things to do and consider before trying to conceive. When we were thinking about trying to concieve our first (who is now almost three) I asked my sister, friends, etc. what they recommended. Doing what they suggested made for a better pregnancy and experience. I now have two children and have learned a few other

10 Amazing Birth Stories

I love to read birth stories. Many are very beautiful, emotional, and inspiring. I have learned a lot from different unique experiences I’ve read or heard about. Reading through birth stories (especially if you are pregnant with your first) can help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Hearing about a variety of labor experiences helps

13 Clever Cleaning Tips That Increase Efficiency

My mom has always told me that I’m a great cleaner, which is weird because I do not enjoy it. I love blasting music and getting a slight work out in and I like the end result, but I dread cleaning. I feel like it is the most monotonous task of my life—not to be overly dramatic

Cricut Explore Air Giveaway

Honestly I love the things that Cricut can do. I just got one and I’m in love. I have a few projects I’m making and they are easier, so much faster, and much less expensive because of the Cricut. There are just so many things to create with a Cricut Explore electronic cutting machine.  You

How to Save Money on Gift Giving

Holidays and gift giving can be very expensive but they don’t have to break the bank. Here are some of the things I do in order to save over 50% on gifts each and every year. 1- Draw names. This is the single most beneficial way of slashing a ginormous-gift-giving-bill. Just draw names in the

11 Tips to Saving Hundreds on Black Friday

Black Friday can result in huge savings for many needed items and gifts. To shop the week of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and to maximize your money and time follow these 11 steps. Before you get started make a list of what you want and need to buy. Download the BlackFriday app or go to BlackFriday.com. Look

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