Tips & Tricks


Rainbow Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day? These adorable rainbow cupcakes are fun and easy to make with the little ones. We made these with my nieces this weekend and they LOVED them! Have fun…

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Happy Almond Day – 20 Amazing Almond Recipes!

Did you know it’s National Almond Day? Well it is and we have 20 amazing almond recipes for you to try! Almond Crunch Cookies | Call me PMc Homemade Almond Joy Ice Cream | Mom…

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Now I Remember Why I Hate Winter…

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How to Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

I went to buy Vanilla Extract a few years ago and I was amazed how expensive it had gotten. It was close to $5 for a very small bottle of real Vanilla Extract. Since that…

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Ways to Save on Auto Repairs

There are many ways to save on auto repairs even if you aren’t a mechanic!  Let me start by saying I am married to MacGuyver. He was a mechanic (cars, boats, helicopters) for many years…

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Ways to Save on Snacks

My son is eight and he is constantly eating.  He also has friends over a LOT and they eat a LOT. I got sick of finding open packages of cereal, gold fish, chex mix, and…

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The Pioneer Woman Meatloaf Recipe

I’m huge fan of the Pioneer Woman! I love her cookbooks and it all started with her Meatloaf Recipe. I’m usually not a fan of meatloaf, but this recipe is delicious! Here are the ingredients…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Have you been looking for a great Fall desert recipe? Head over to Betty Crocker and check out this Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares recipe. I made these last night and they are delicious! Here are thee…

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Staycation Ideas by City – Hundreds of Ways to Enjoy Your City on a Budget

You don’t need a lot of money to have fun this summer, there are PLENTY of free/cheap things to do within driving distance. Below is a huge list of fun things to do by city!…

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Adorable Easter Cupcakes

Are you ready for Easter? These adorable cupcakes are fun and easy to make with the little ones. We made these with my nieces this weekend and they LOVED them! Have fun with them… Bake…

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