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Grow Old with Me

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  Can you believe the first week of the new year is already under our belt?  I felt bored yesterday, so I decided to go out shopping to see if I could find any bargains..Christmas was 75% off in some places, but I really don’t need…

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This Is Our Happy Place

Happy New Year Everyone!!  As we enter into a new year, just remember that you have 365 blank pages to write a book, make it a good one. I just want to share a quick project with all of you.  The saying, “This Is Our Happy Place” has special meaning for me.  When my husband…

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Instant Pot Christmas Ham

A quick visit here to post my recipe for an Instant Pot Christmas Ham.  I bought a half a shank ham…only 69 cents a pound with a $25 grocery purchase, so I figured I would try making it in the Instant Pot.  If it failed, then I still have time to run to the store…

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Merry Christmas Eve House Tour

Here we are at Christmas Eve already…the decorating has been done since Thanksgiving. Last week I baked all my cookies in one day! Our youngest son and wife came over the weekend, so we had our Christmas with them.  Our oldest son and family sent our presents from Texas and we opened those too. I…

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Faux Primitive Old Fashioned Peppermint Sticks

A couple months ago, I started making mesh wreaths.  Something I always wanted to try doing and after watching several YouTube videos I decided to give it a try.  One video I was intrigued with was the Dollar Store Mesh Wreath, being the “frugal” person that I am, if I’m going to screw up making…

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Instant Pot Chicken and Vegetable Soup

A little over a week ago, I decided to try a new diet plan to lose weight. I think more than a diet, it’s a new way of learning to eat the right foods. Avoiding anything with preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. You can have honey, maple syrup and coconut palm sugar but avoid…

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

It’s a crisp, sunny day here in Western PA today.  Hubby was busy putting away the deck furniture for the winter and I was inside preparing this Instant Pot Butternut Squash.  In my 63 years of being on this earth, I have never tasted Butternut Squash Soup.  My mom is not a big vegetable person,…

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Repurpose a Basket into a Pumpkin

Today is the last day of summer! I don’t know about where you live, but here in Western PA, it has been hot & humid with lots of rain.  I’ll be glad when all this humidity is gone and I can enjoy it outside again.  I’m a real baby when it comes to the heat…I…

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Frugal Fall Decorating 2018

Next week is the first day of Fall, but I can never wait until then to start decorating!  The leaves are already falling here in Western PA!  Hubby even had to get the leaf blower out yesterday.  We get so many leaves from a big oak tree we have in our front yard.  Fortunately, he…

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Instant Pot Boneless Pork Chops

This is the last day for very hot and humid temperatures here in Western PA.  Temps reaching 90 with the heat index making it feel like it’s 100 degrees!  It’s September, time to cool things down Mother Nature!! It’s why I love having my Instant Pot.  No heating up the kitchen or turning the oven…

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