Thursday, August 14, 2014

Coolest product...carpet squares to create your own custom carpet

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Great Website for discounted ebooks!

I have been really enjoying getting my daily updates for discounted/free books from

I have gotten several free books so far and my favorite has been "Amid the Shadows" by Michael Grumley. If you like Dan Brown's type of writing, you will really like this book.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

You must clean the valve!

So, I've been living on my own for 25 years now and it never ceases to amaze me that I still am learning how to clean. Today I wanted to make ice tea and the water wasn't coming out of the valve. After further looking, I saw the valve is able to come off. I took it apart and behold I found why the water wasn't coming out. It was gross...clogged. I have scrubbed and cleaned this pitcher! I run soapy water through it. I guess it is not enough. I'm now passing along my advice! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Foolproof Italian Ice

My family's current obsession is Italian ice. A few weeks ago, we went to a White Sox game and they offered this refreshing treat. My recipe is foolproof and so easy. You can add different ingredients to your liking. All you need is your base of a simple syrup. 

Recipe for simple syrup

2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Bring to a boil in a sauce pan until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

I used a Tupperware container with a lid.  Pour the cooled simple syrup into the container. Add 2 cups of liquid of your choosing. I used 1 cup lemon juice and 1 cup orange juice. You could do all lemon or all orange. You could purée strawberries and add as well. If you are off the the measurement of the liquid, no worries, it still turns out great. Stir ingredients together. Put on lid and freeze. 

After solid, take out of freezer and let thaw about 5 minutes. With a fork, start scraping until you have your desired serving. 

Serve! A refreshing treat on hot, humid day! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Copper Jello Mold, Flower pot

I always see these copper molds in garage sales and thought of a cute way to make a flower pot out of them.  I drilled 3 holes in the bottom of the jello mold for drainage. I spray painted the outside with a lime green color and filled with Hens and Chicks!

Hypertufa Pots

I saw these Hypertufa pots on Pinterest and made this my spring project. Very easy to make. I filled with Hens and Chicks and they turned out pretty nice! Thanks Lowes for the idea!


Here is the link how to make them...

Handprint quilt

I found this quilt that my mom had made for me when my girls were 2 and 4. She got their handprints and made them into a small quilt to hang on the wall. Will cherish this forever.