Saturday, November 29, 2014

Well I thought it was about time for a little change. So I am making new things for my house one piece at a time. No Hurry Here!!! lol so here is a new grocery bag holder I finished up and also still working on the bread box. I just have to figure out what font I want to use for my BREAD BOX on the front.  I didn't make a tutorial on the grocery bag holder although here is a link to one that is basically the same idea. :) They are very easy to make if you sew. 

How to Sew a Hanging Grocery Plastic Baggy Holder in 30 mintues or less. ( I just added the bow to the front :) ) You can even add a label or just about anything. 

Here is how mine turned out!!!! And some other ones I have made in the past. Have fun!!!! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Please vote for my Appetizer Recipe at Food Lion recipe contest!! It is my Turkey Cheese Ball I would really appreciate your vote and my kids and I could really really use $1000.00 shopping card!!! Thank you so much.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Primitive Prairie angels I am making for my dining room prim tree. easy and cute to make! Everyone will be a different color. They are made out of clothes pins.
Also made me a set of stone bowl covers. Also my craft centerpieces I made out of coffee cans.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Finished making our Count down to Christmas. When the countdown begins just take the number off the clothes pin. Use it year after year. here is the link to print the numbers and the center if anyone would like to make one. Fun craft.…/advent-christmas-countdow…


I love handmade best 
Here is what I come up with for one of the coffee can creations. Cookie container. I hand painted it then used the plastic lid inside the hat that I sewed up for the top. Could also put a small strand of lights inside to light the hat up. So We will use it as a table centerpiece and also a cookie can

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Our pizza ring :)

So we tried this awesome easy and yummy Pizza Ring tonight! Kids really loved it.
I am always looking for great easy recipes. I think most mothers could agree! Here is the recipe for you to try. Enjoy <3

Don't forget Handmade!!!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Must try yummy Creamy Peanut Butter fruit dip!

So I made a really great Creamy Peanut butter fruit dip today for the kid's snack. Went well with apples, banana's and also strawberries. The kid's loved it! I will be using this one for school lunch also. And tried the corn dog squares. Natalie had fun helping me in the kitchen today. Here is our dip recipe!! 
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup dark brown sugar (can use light if you prefer)
1/2 cup milk
In mixing bowl, place softened cream cheese, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Mix with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add milk and mix until well combined, scraping down sides as needed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For serving: Apples (cut into wedges and coated in orange juice to prevent browning), Celery Sticks, gingersnaps, or anything else you wanna dip!
Your family will thank you!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

7 Day Meal Planning Part 2

     I am back to do a follow up on my 7 Day Meal Planning. My goal is to save a few hundred a month on groceries. So far I have planned for 2 weeks at $250.00 on my shopping trip today!!! I spent a big part of my day looking at all the sale ads and matching price. I also printed and cut coupons. ( Use only coupons that are for items in your meal plan, not random ones unless the item ends up being free lol) In that amount I also planned for the kids school lunch. Healthy lunches also! I am very excited now because I am catching on to this a little more. If all goes well like I planned and shopped for , then I will be feeding a family of 6 for $250.00 for 14 days! That would help my family sooooo much and would be amazing for me. :) So here is the pic of my shopping trip and what it will take. I planned for home cooked meals. Including crock pot meals. We will have a pizza night in there also lol. I matched those Stuffed Crust Digiorno's at $5.49 I was pretty excited about that. The pineapples matched with Aldi's $1.29 each. 10lb bag of potatos for $2.99. Red and Granny smith apples $2.29 a 3lb bag. I got 4 bags, I matched them to Save-a-lot sale. Those are a few of my match prices. Seriously if you don't take advantage of the Walmart match price then you should really consider it because you can  help your family save money. :) Some people looked at me like I was a crazy lady although if I am crazy for saving my family money then that is ok my me :) haha! 

Update ideas for Natalie's Frozen Party!!!

I found the best page for all printables for Natalie's party! Hats, crowns, invitations, banners, bookmarks and more! All things FROZEN!! I know a little girl that will be super excited. :) 
Here is the link. Check it out! 

Natalie's Frozen Party Update!

Natalie's Frozen Party Update!
I have been searching daily for a great easy DIY Frozen cake and I have to admit this one is a favorite. So this is in our option file now lol. I wanted to share the video tutorial 


Oh....and did I mention What a great idea!!!!
Check this out also!!!
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World hosted their very first Castle lighting for the season, and it was a brand new show this year! “A Frozen Holiday Wish” was lots of magical fun. Check it out!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


How cute! We will be trying some of these. 
Making great memories with the kiddos!!
Add a fun side kick to your Elf on the Shelf with this Frozen Hide-and-Hug Olaf: A Fun Family Experience for only $15.78 (Reg. $26.99) a 42% savings!!! Plus, FREE shipping on orders $35 or more or Amazon Prime members receive FREE 2-day shipping.
***This deluxe box features a brand-new story about Olaf the snowman. Inside, children will also find a huggable Olaf plush. Following the hide-and-seek theme of the story, parents can hide the plush for children to find and deliver Olaf’s big, warm hug!***

7 Day Meal Planning!

I have decided to take the challenge for the 7 day meal planning! I have been wanting to do this for a while and just haven't had the time to do it. I think it is about time to make TIME! This will involved searching great meal plans, menus, coupon and matching prices. I am going to plan this for a family of 6. If you would like to learn this with me then please follow me and we can learn it together !! lol This is all new to me.
I have coupon shop for a while and matching prices is nothing new. Although I have never used it to plan meals.
The price of food is going up so much that I don't think anyone could go wrong for trying this. I don't want to just try it. I want to be successful at it and make this work well for my family.
So here are a few links to check out. And I will be sharing what I learn and how I am going to be planning my meals and matching sales. I will keep everyone posted!!!

So! I just want to give a BIG shout out to this great new local band here in Spencer WV!! 
My daughter and the guys are singing classic rock and they are awesome! Please visit their page and like it. Stay connect for videos, shows and pics.

Members: Nicholas Chapman (drummer) Josh Runyon (lead guitar, vocals) Phillip Sheets (rhythm guitar, vocals, keyboard) Ashley Smith (bass guitar, vocals) ages: 15 to 17 years of age. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fall Wreath

     It's Fall Ya'll!!!  My yard is covered in many beautiful colors. So pretty. It is Election day and now that you have your vote in it is time to do something fun! lol Time to take down the Halloween decor and up with the Fall Thanksgiving!!! I had some things lying around the house and I got to thinking that I really need a new fall wreath out front. I had a bunch of bright colored artificial flowers given to me by my sister BTW thanks so much!! I knew I would find a use for them sooner or later lol. It does help having a crafty sister also ;) I am very thankful for that! So here is what I found to do with them. I searched many tutorials and Blogs for Fall wreaths. Maybe my tutorial will inspire someone to make one. 
My finished Fall Decoration

Supplies Needed:
Colorful artificial flowers (again thx sis! lol)
Wooden letter for your last name (I found at Walmart)
Sissors and a hot glue gun
And also you need either a twig wreath or a grapevine wreath would also work.
A roll of burlap for the bow and a rusty star these items can all be found at a craft store.
Hobby Lobby, Joanns ect....... 

I purchased these really cute Turkeys and this Owl at my local Dollar General Store.
Get creative and look around. This time of year all stores have cute Fall Decor!
Also you will need a pair of tin snips. 

Lets Get To Work!!!

First you want to snip your flower stems down and just leave a few inches.
Insert them into the wreath where you want them. I lay them all out
and just eyeball where I want them to be. Once you have them all where you want them 
just push the stems down into the wreath. Add a little hot glue to each one to ensure they 
stay into place. Then place your letter and bow where you want it and Hot glue them on. 
There is really no wrong way with this. It is all in what you want it to look like. 

Then hang your wreath on your front door or where ever you want it!!!!!

That is it! I hope you find this helpful and maybe you can make your own decor this year. :) 
Happy Fall Ya'll!!!!!

WOW! Pick up a knife block at a 2nd hand shop, and convert it into a crayon and craft caddy! What a great gift idea for a craty kid!
What a super cute and great idea!!! It is time for me to make a trip to the drift store for sure! We must have two or three of these!! This would make a great gift for glassrooms also :) Go here to get the full tutorial for this project. :)

(My beautiful daughter Sierra in the pic above! Guitar Watermelon bowl I made for her High School Graduation!!!)
Kabob Creation 
One of my hobbies is carving watermelons!!! This really isn't the time to be creating watermelon bowls although I have made many many fruit creations. And since this is a new blog I wanted to share them with all of you. Just to show everyone one of my favorite past times. lol. At one time a few years back I made these personalized to sell. Also made them for our own personal parties. Birthdays, graduations, baby showers ect... I will be creating some new ones this coming spring and summer so when that times comes I will be adding tutorials and videos on how too's for these. I get many request local to make them and sorry to have turn down orders. These are real fun to make just can't make a profit on them with the time that goes into them and the amount of costly fruit you have to purchase. So I will teach you all!!!! On that note here are pictures of some of my fruit creations!
My fun Honeydew
And apple Swan Creation! 

Cute basket I made for my daughter Ashley's Birthday Party. The cake in the back ground was made by Martha Wilson. Check out her awesome cakes at this link. :) 
Just a fish fruit bowl
Made for us random lol 
Baseball glove bowl I made for a end of season party! 
Skateboarder fruit bowl I created for a birthday 
Cute penguin fruit bowlI made for a cookout!! 
Baby Shower Fruit Bowl 
Cat in the Hat Fruit Bowl 
Mother's Day
Basket bowl 
Carving Creation I made for a Birthday
Ok so here are a few and hang in there until Watermelon season and I will teach you how to make some of these fun and awesome fruit creations!!! A fun and new way to display your fruit at all your events of the Spring and Summer. I will be posting a fun 4th of July one. And some Fruit baskets with flowers arrangements!

Primitive BAZARR!!!!


Mark this date! If you are in the Roane County WV or surrounding areas then don't miss this great event coming up! A super awesome Primitive Sale just in time for the Holidays. This event will be held at the Roane General Hospital at 200 Hospital Drive Spencer WV 25276 down stairs in the Conference room. ONE DAY ONLY!!! Friday November 7th starting at 10:00 a.m. This event will offer some really great gifts and decor for all!!! Beautiful Primitive bedding, perfect stocking stuffers, gifts and awesome smelling primitive and country items. You don't want to miss this! This event will be held by Diana Rodrigues of Princeton WV also check out her facebook page and see all of her items available for sale. AT THE LINK HERE: