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January 6, 2020

Everything that you purchased for your wedding, do save your receipts. Just toss all of those receipts in a shoe box and label it "Wedding" or the event/celebration you are hosting. Add all the receipts in the box as you purchase and it makes budgeting easier (by documenting the receipts in a spreadsheet if you'd like).

Two wedding rings on a calendar.

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January 7, 2020

This UFO cake is just out of this world! The saucer and grassy ground area are two different cakes, so there is plenty for a big party. I saved a couple hundred dollars making this cake from scratch instead of calling up the local cake artistry. Plus, it was super fun. Here are the steps on how to make your own!

UFO Cow Abduction Cake - finished cake photo shot against a black backdrop

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January 6, 2020

Here are smiles in a tin. I make these little slices of everyday life always with a dog, cat, or other critter in the scene. The tins depict recognizable objects and always have a removable animal or object that hopefully make you or your little one smile. These are great for keeping kids busy and quiet on car trips or in doctor's offices of anywhere where a quiet diversion is needed.

Quiet Time Play Tins for Children - open Altoid type tins with cute scenes and felt animals etc.

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February 13, 2020

These beautiful little truffles will blow you away. They are creamy and decadent, yet so easy to make. You just need a pack of Oreo cookies, a block of cream cheese, and a bag of chocolate chips. Sprinkles are totally optional. I only used them to make them pop for my Valentine!

Truffles on plate

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January 18, 2020

A "handed down" English main dish pudding recipe from my great grandmother Lydia Butcher Seager. I had my first bite of the pudding when I was about eight years old. I was hesitant because it didn't look very appetizing. But I was wrong! It was delicious. The salt pork crust is the secret to the recipe's great flavor.

bowl of Tyre Pudding & family picture

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February 24, 2020

Peeling fresh garlic really slows you down when you're cooking dinner. Try this tip the next time you use fresh garlic! It works.

A bulb of fresh garlic with one peeled clove.

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February 20, 2020

At one point I started making my own kitchen/all purpose cleaner becuase I wanted to save money and use simpler ingredients.

DIY Counter Cleaner - spray bottle and supplies

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View All EntriesNovember 1 - December 31, 2019

November 6, 2019

Here is a tutorial on how to add fresh flowers to a cake while also making the cake food safe.

Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake Decoration - two small wedding cakes decorated with fresh flowers

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November 4, 2019

This simple and very easy DIY consists of a wreath and a winter scarf. This project is no sew, no glue. You just take your scarf and simply wrap around and tuck the ends into the pleats of your wrapped wreath. Making this project so simple!

Making Winter Scarf Covered Wreaths

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November 13, 2019

One of my absolute favorite meals is hamburgers. I always mix in at least 1-2 seasonings, the most flavorful for me being ranch and onion powders. I dread the mixing and shaping part though because bits of the ground beef sticks to my hands, as I roll and flatten.

A beef patty made inside a ziploc bag.

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November 4, 2019

I freeze my half and half, plus I make flavored water. When the bottles need washing, it's hard to get them clean.

Making a Custom Bottle Washer - cut down bottle scrubber

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December 17, 2019

Since my blood pressure medication has been increased, it is very important that I don't forget to take it in the morning. For years, when I take my nightly medication, I have been putting my morning medication in this little jar and setting it on the counter where I will see it and remember to take it.

Strips of paper to remind you to take morning medication.

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December 2, 2019

One way to recycle old sinks from your bathroom or kitchen is to use them in your garden to plant succulents in. These sinks make a great border around your garden and add to the look of the garden. Succulent plants don't need much water. It is easy to use the sink and they have a drainage system. Just dig a hole in the ground and place the sink and the drainage pipe in the hold.

Using Old Sinks As Planters - old sinks planted with succulents sitting up on a garden wall

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November 13, 2019

While at the botanical gardens in Tempe, Arizona, I saw the chipmunk along the trail having a little snack and striking a pose! Gotcha little guy!

"Gotcha" (Chipmunk) - closeup

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December 12, 2019

This cute pine trees are simple but adorable. I love making them in variety of colors. My plan is to put these under my Christmas tree which I plan to install in a few days.

Colorful Paper Mini Table Top Christmas Tree - 4 colorful trees in front of a snowy backdrop

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December 11, 2019

I made this Grinch ornament from a burnt out light bulb. All you need is acrylic paint, some red and white fabric, and some hot glue. No sewing is necessary. Tie on some ribbon and hang it on the tree. I think he's pretty cute!

Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - Grinch light bulb ornament

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