Freezer Cooking Prep-Part 1

When I teach classes on my “Crazy Couponing”, I am often asked how I save money on meat. Simple: I buy meat when it is the lowest price available…and I buy a lot of it! The next question usually is “What do you do with it/How do you keep it from going bad?” Ahhh, it’s […]


Here in the Southeast corner of Tennessee we don’t get snow very often. When we do get snow, it usually isn’t very much…which is why we enjoy every little dusting to it’s fullest!

New York Cheesecake

This New York Cheesecake recipe is hands down my husband’s favorite thing I make. He requests it for his birthday every single year. The first time I had this cheesecake I think my eyes rolled into the back of my head because it was so good. One of my friends made it for my birthday. […]

Christmas 2009

This was the first year that Jonah got excited about the presents and Christmas morning surprises. Seeing him get so excited was probably the best thing of the day for Ray and I. He had asked for a kitchen playset  and a car from Santa (after “Santa” had already gotten something else-go figure). He was […]


it’s a “picnic-in-the-living-room-floor-while-watching-cartoons” kind of day.

Rudolph Ribbon Shirt

I made several Christmas shirts during my avalanche of Christmas orders. This one has to be my favorite! A customer of mine wanted a Rudolph shirt similar to one I made for Jonah at the Craft Fair, but she wanted it gussied up a bit for her grandaughter. I added a little hairbow to the […]

Poor Man’s Turtles Tutorial

I have a few goodies I like to make every Christmas. One of these is “Poor Man’s Turtles” My friend Dee taught me how to make these and since she doesn’t blog, I’m sharing it with you. These are super quick to make and are always a hit at gatherings! This recipe is perfect for […]

Handprint Snowmen Ornament

Need a quick and personalized gift for a loved one? Make a handprint ornament! We made several of these for special people in our lives as a present from Jonah. I found some large flat ornaments at Hobby Lobby. We painted Jonah’s handprint with white paint for the snowmen bodies. Then I added some hats, […]

The Nativity…Jonah Style

Jonah received a wooden Nativity set that doubles as a puzzle last year for Christmas. He was too little at the time to play with it, but this year he has enjoyed it very much (Thanks Auntie B!) Every time he plays “Baby Jesus” I will narrate the story and help him set up the Nativity […]

Jonah says…

“I wanna eat faffles at the Puddle House” Translation: I want to eat waffles at the Huddle House.