Holiday food always makes me feel a bit nostalgic. Thanksgiving was a huge event at my grandparents with so much food that we couldn’t eat it all. My family had lots of amazing cooks who brought their best to share. One recipe that my mom always made was what we called “Pink Salad” and while it was pink there was no “salad” in it. This is an easy, sweet and fruity recipe that can be part of your meal or dessert. Grandma's Pink Cherry Salad has had many names in our family because usually the maker’s name is attached to it like “Judy’s Pink Salad” and then it would become “Kim’s Pink Salad” as the maker changed.
It is a dangerous thing to start thinking about Christmas decor in November but I’m living on the wild side this week! I keep seeing these beautiful Angels in all the crafting groups (like the Craft Cult) that I’m in and I just had to try my hand at making one. These Deco Mesh Angels would make great tree toppers or go on any Christmas wreath. The instructions for making the angel are sooo easy and the supplies are not expensive at all! My favorite kind of craft!
Food and useful items are high on my list for what makes a great gift! And of course, who doesn’t love brownies plus can find a use for a hot pad for the kitchen. This easy DIY Christmas hot pad is a great gift which works for men or women. And with a price tag under $5 it qualifies as a very frugal Christmas gift.
Summer is my favorite season and I admit the cold weather generally makes me a bit sad. To battle the autumn blues I’ve been working on the autumn decor in our home! Gathering the supplies for a DIY Fall Table Centerpiece was appealing to my crafty side and keeping it inexpensive challenged my frugal skills.
This year starting school didn’t include homeschooling for our family. After being in the trenches with my four kidos for 20 years it was a bit of a shock. Do you want to know why we would choose to NOT homeschool our youngest? Well, read on!
Over two decades ago this month, I sat nervously down with my oldest and we started our first phonics lessons. It was so foreign to me as a public school teacher to only have to keep one child’s attention. The subject matter was totally different as I had taught middle school and adults prior to that first day of Kindergarten in our home.