We have all been sick at my house for the last month. Everyone took a turn (make that two turns!)… which means I still have my Christmas decorations up and the house is pretty messy! I forgot my dentist appointment today and when they called me I started scrambling to find a babysitter. Then I
Installing under-mount lights can really update the look of your furniture, cabinets, and desk without too much time or expense. You will need a drill, screw driver bit, drill bit, measuring tape, pencil, hammer, and the lights (we got them at Home Depot but they can also be found here). 1- Take the lights out of the
I read the book The 5 Love Languages. In the book you learn that everyone appreciates being reminded of why they are loved (no matter what love language they have). Some value it more than others but everyone likes knowing why they are loved. So these jars will make just about anyone happy. But is especially a
You don’t have to painstakingly sand, prime and paint an old hutch in order to update it. My mom has gorgeous very large hutch. We are renovating her dinning room and wanting to update it. We went back and forth on painting it or not, weighing the pros and cons. Ultimately repainting it was going to
I have been couponing for over a decade. I have saved thousands. I wish I would’ve been meticulous about tracking how much I have saved, but an estimated guess would be that I have easily saved over $25,000.00 in the 10 years I have been couponing. Right now, I save about $200-300 a month, which
Written by my sister Karen Jensen Bagel hot dog Popcorn chicken and fries Nachos w/ beef French toast sticks with chicken sausage Pizza These are actual lunches our local grade school is serving this month. As appetizing as they might sound…(or not), they sure don’t seem very healthy. And my kids probably wouldn’t eat much of
All of us have challenges. Life really makes us stretch. At times it can become almost more than we can bear. While it is not always possible to remove what is causing us to suffer, we can do a few things to help lessen our pain. When I lived in Germany, I spoke German fluently
If you look at my other D.I.Y. and craft projects you will see that I love to decorate with thrift finds and do projects that are fairly quick to make. I found the frame and heart wreath at a thrift store for $1.50 each. I examined how the wreath was made and took photos of
Recently my son got the flu. He couldn’t keep anything down until I put him strictly on Pedialyte. I had tried coconut water multiple times but he wouldn’t drink it plain. Coconut water (not to be mistaken for coconut milk) is a much healthier electrolyte replacement than Pedialyte and safe for babies and kids.
In my third trimester I was practically bed ridden (read story here) so I was able to do A LOT of research on pregnancy related topics. Yet, even after reading over 15 different hospital packing lists I still didn’t know about these ’11 secrets to have in your labor bag’. I first found out about these
My son, the baby Russell and Mason, the Mr. Frederickson met on Halloween through a family friends’ coworker. We had a blast doing a photo shoot with both of them. I wanted to know how he made his costume so I asked him and he made a description of How To make a Mr. Fredricksen costume
I have been around vehicles a lot. My father built a multi-million dollar business and has to deliver his products by cars and trucks. I have been driving to different states, hauling stuff for my dad’s company, since I was sixteen years old. With all of my travels, I have learned a lot about vehicles.
For a sweet breakfast or as dessert these Dulce de Leche Pancakes are divine. This sauce would also taste great on waffles. Better yet, they only take 10-15 minutes from start to finish. You will need the following ingredients: Pancake mix and cold water, 1 Cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 Cup butter, 2 Tablespoons
As homemakers we learn the meaning of 24/7. We are always on call if the kids need us. The house is never done being cleaned, meals never end, and laundry keeps accumulating. Plus, we don’t get sick-leave or weekends off. Homemakers are some of the hardest workers out there. Studies from Forbes.com and Salary.com have shown