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Hey I'm Stephanie! I love crafts, food, and just having a good laugh. Here I share my tried and true recipes, recipes I want to try, crafts that actually worked out and other fun things. I'd love for you to take a look and please feel free to leave comments - I do read every single one. :)

Nov 20th, 2014 Recipe

I am so ready for Christmas! Christmas is a time when we adults get to be kids again. We decorate with glitter, stuffed animals, mechanical reindeer, frosted snowmen and we eat like we still have the metabolism of a 5 […]

Oct 23rd, 2014 Recipe

I love walking into my house and smelling a mouth watering something – I really don’t care what it is: something with bacon, or something with a hint of cinnamon or nutmeg…something that sets of the feeling that ‘this is […]

Oct 6th, 2014 Recipe

A couple of weeks ago I made some enchiladas that where to die for! I’ve found that I haven’t quite got a handle on scaling the amount of food down and enchiladas the second day aren’t as good so I […]

Aug 31st, 2014 Recipe

There is something about have breakfast for dinner that makes everyone come to the table ready to relax and ready to savor the food.  I think it has to do with the end of the day. At least in my […]

Pizza Pool and Smores Party
Aug 14th, 2014 Recipe

What better way to end the summer than spending some time with some great girls, having pizza and eating decadent S’mores beside a pool!  THERE IS STILL SOME SUMMER LEFT, take my advice HAVE SOME FRIENDS OVER AND S’MORE IT […]

Jul 31st, 2014 Recipe

I’ve recently had the conversation with my kids about “Make vs. Buy” when we decided to make chocolate covered pretzels rather than buy them. The cost of make vs buy is two fold: Time is Money: which do you have […]

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How to Make Vintage Looking Paper Video-
Nov 24th, 2014

Several weeks ago I redecorated LilMan’s bedroom and created this shadow box filled with treasures that he had found over the last several years.  These little treasures made for a really cool addition to his bedroom them of “Adventure/Explorer”.  :). […]

Nov 21st, 2014

I’m torn between saying ‘they’, because I was a Northerner and ‘we’ because I have now been living in the South longer than I lived up North, but I grew up in the North… So forgive me as I switch […]

Fall Decorations - Be Thankful
Nov 17th, 2014

It may be cold outside, but our front porch is warm and inviting.  Check out our Fall Porch Decorations! Here are the details of our Fall Porch Decor: The Antique Sewing Machine – Mom had this sewing machine taking up space […]

Friday Funny_cats
Nov 14th, 2014

Today I’m batting 0-3; I made three productive attempts and bombed on every one of them. For this week’s Friday Funny, I couldn’t help but make fun of myself, because I’m a dumb-a$$ (note, my Dad reads this blog). Today […]

How to Tie A Knot on Thread in 4 seconds
Nov 9th, 2014

Some time ago, Ben needed help sewing a button onto a jacket. I’ve watched him do it before and it was just painful to watch, painfully slow. So I asked if I could do it, while he watched. The first […]

Friday Funny - Nascar Driver
Nov 7th, 2014

I laughed so hard at this video, I had tears to my eyes. Post by Wimp.com.

Gift Ideas for the Host and Hostess
Nov 6th, 2014

I’m not sure if this is a southern thing or what, but I’ve always been told that when you are invited to someone’s house you should bring a gift.  Generally I’m a last second stop and grab a bottle of […]

Friday Funny 10_31
Oct 31st, 2014

If this video doesn’t make you laugh, well then, you are just a grumpy person. Post by The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Pinterest Do - Flower Pot Smores-0205
Oct 27th, 2014

If you guys follow me on Instagram, occasionally it shows us having S’mores – an ooey, gooey marshmallow, chocolate mess that is awesome!  I even have a whole Pinterest page dedicated to S’mores! Anyway, I saw a post by Apres […]

Friday Funny: Cats are Just Mean
Oct 24th, 2014

This one cracked me up! I listened to Stuff you should Know Podcast on How Animal Domestication Works and this just proves that Cats are not domesticated, we just have an agreement they can live with/around us. Post by Tyrese […]

25 Kid Friendly Halloween Crafts
Oct 20th, 2014

Fall is upon us and kids are starting to come indoors a lot more.  I seem to be hearing the phrase “I’m bored” with that annoying whine behind it that strikes the nerve.  The nerve that says ‘oh, I’ll give you […]

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