Cherry Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Day Cookies

Cherry chocolate chip cookies are the favorite around here. Made with real chunks of maraschino cherries and cherry chip cake mix, your family will LOVE these! They are a Valentine's Day tradition, which is why I'm sharing them with you now. Actually, these cookies are a favorite of mine since … [Read more...]

Never Struggle With Cluttered Kitchen Counters – 8 Simple Tips

According to so many of us, kitchen counter clutter is one of the most annoying kinds of clutter. I’ll share some reasons why in a bit, but if kitchen counter clutter makes you just a bit crazy, know you’re in good company. It comes down to what you keep on your kitchen counter, how you deal with … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Using Only 4 Ingredients

This crock pot hot chocolate combines two of the things I love most...anything chocolate and my crock pot! Anything with the crock pot makes life so much easier. Then, there is just something I love about throwing a bunch of random things into a pot, letting it simmer for several hours, and … [Read more...]

10 Easy Things For More Calm & More Joy This Christmas

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the stress of the holidays every year? If you are like me, you might tell yourself that this is the last time you will greet the holidays as a disorganized mess. You probably find yourself vowing that next year will be different every.single.year. The thing is, if … [Read more...]

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Drink For Kids

So often festive holidays, especially during the summer, are focused on drinks for the adults. But, what about the kids? With Fourth of July right around the corner in the United States, now is the perfect time to get what you need so you can whip up this simple Fourth of July drink for the kiddos … [Read more...]

Mexican Fried Ice Cream Dessert

I’m really not sure that there is any dessert item that is loved more in our household than this Mexican fried ice cream. I love it because it takes me back to when I was in high school when my best friend and I used to walk to a nearby Chi Chi’s restaurant and get some Mexican fried ice cream. I … [Read more...]

Healthy Overnight Chia Seed Yogurt With Fruit & Granola

Looking for simple, quick, healthy, and delicious breakfast you can feel good about? This yogurt with fruit and chia seeds is just what you’ve been looking for. What’s better is that it is something you make ahead so it’s breakfast in a flash in the morning, leading to mornings that are stress free. … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn Chowder

Do you have an Instant Pot? It is my favorite kitchen tool, and it has been since I got mine almost two years ago now. Instant Pot recipes make things so easy, and they allow busy people to forget about making dinner until an hour before. This is even true if you’re making something right from the … [Read more...]

30 Spring Cleaning Tasks That Take 30 Minutes or Less! FREE Checklist

Spring Cleaning It’s that time of year where the sights and sounds of spring begin to unfold, which is an especially welcome sight for those of us who live in the North. After being cooped up behind closed windows and doors for six months or more, I am more than ready to see things sparkle and … [Read more...]

Simple Strawberry, Avocado & Cashew Salad (PERFECT For Spring!)

This strawberry, avocado & cashew salad is super simple, but it will make you look like a rockstar! Perfect for parties, showers, Easter dinner, summer picnics, or a fresh and tasty family dinner any time of the year, this salad is beyond delicious. With all the fresh ingredients plus swiss … [Read more...]

Simple Daily & Weekly Cleaning Schedules For Working Moms – Printable

Being a working mom and still keeping up on a home is anything but easy. Not only are many of your daily hours spent working, but the last thing I feel like doing as a working mom is doing more work when my work day gets done. Maybe you can relate? But, even with help from family members, I find … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Comfort Food: Easy Mac & Cheese

Is there anything as creamy and dreamy as macaroni and cheese? I’m not sure there is, and it is an amazing comfort food if ever there was one. Especially during our long and cold winters, we love things like macaroni and cheese. My kids love this dish, and I love it not only because it tastes … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Dishwasher – It’s Super Easy!

Do you make the time to to regularly clean your dishwasher? If not, what’s the point of cleaning your dishes in a dirty dishwasher? Please don’t be offended by that question…did you see the pictures of how gross my dishwasher was? I am 100% guilty of letting this situation get out of … [Read more...]

5 Magic & Money Saving Cleaning Hacks Using Baking Soda & Vinegar

Usually when we hear of baking soda or vinegar, we think of cooking and the various recipes we can make that contain one or both of those ingredients. But did you know that there are many ways to use these two household items for cleaning frugally? That’s right! There are so many things you can do … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why You Want a Meal Plan

If meal planning takes extra work, why would you want a meal plan? I feed my family for pennies on the dollar, and meal planning is one of the major ways that I use to do that. Even with a family of nine, I am still able to feed my family for $250 a month. I have learned so many tricks on … [Read more...]