Category Archive: Extras

Nov 21

Pecan Pie

When it comes to pies, I’m a pumpkin lover. Pumpkin pie is a must have at our holiday dinners. Another traditional holiday pie is the Pecan pie. I can honestly say in my 50 some years I have never tasted, let alone made a pecan pie. I decided to ask several people if they liked …

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Nov 20

Thanksgiving Made Simple with #HoneyBakedHoliday & Giveaway!

Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season. We all have so busy, and with the holidays we get even busier. Thank goodness for my local HoneyBaked Ham store. They make my holiday much less stressful. Who wants  to spend all day in the kitchen when you can be enjoying your family? When I cook, I …

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Nov 17

The Gathering Spot # 127

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I spent my Saturday at a Holiday Event with my Perfectly Posh. It was so much fun. I love getting out and meeting new people.   We also had our first snow of the season last night, …

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Nov 17

Green Beans with Rosemary & Garlic

  On Thanksgiving I like serving fresh green beans. The typical green bean casserole is delicious but can be very high in fat and calories. I also prefer to be able to taste the green beans in the recipe. This is super simple and the flavor it wonderful. I actually learned how to make these when …

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Nov 14

Mini Candy Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. It took me many years before I would even try cheesecake. Cheese and cake didn’t sound right together. What I was missing! lol.  I love making little mini ones they are so easy anyone can make them. I thought I would melt some candy and make them a …

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Nov 11

Chocolate Banana Bread with Carob Powder

May contain affiliate links. Chocolate banana bread, what’s not to like? I love just about anything with chocolate, add some bananas and it makes it seem a little healthier, right? Oh well…that’s what I tell myself when a eat a big slice for breakfast. Actually in this recipe which I found here. I substituted the …

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Nov 10

The Gathering Spot # 126

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. it’s hard to believe it’s already almost mid november. I love this time of year, getting ready for the holidays. This week’s featured post is from Rebekah @ Making Miracles. She shared a recipe for Orange Garlic Rice. Sounds …

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Nov 08

Sugar & Cinnamon Roasted Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

I am a nibbler. I like to eat small amounts of food all through the day. I try to make the foods I eat healthy, but they need to taste good too. I really like garbanzo beans in my salad. They are even tastier when you oven roast them, It’s easy and you can make …

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Nov 08

Inspiration via France with Blurb! Save up to 25%

Inspiration via France – you’re never too young to create(sponsored post)Do you have something you want to say? Have you wanted to publish your ideas, thoughts, creations in a book? Check out what this young lady did with her talents with Blurb. When we think of France we think of taste, elegance, and style. Some …

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Nov 05

$350 Christmas Cash Giveaway!

Let’s get the Holiday Season started! Do you need some extra cash for Christmas? What a better way to start off the Christmas Season but with an extra $350 in your pocket!  An amazing group of blogger have come together to make your shopping a little less stressful with a bunch of extra money in YOUR …

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Nov 04

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

I’m sure I mentioned this before but just in case you didn’t know, I grew 13 pumpkins in my garden this year! It was my first time to grow pumpkins and it was pure pleasure watching these pumpkins grow from big beautiful yellow flowers into a round green then orange pumpkin. I went out daily …

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Nov 03

The Gathering Spot #125

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It has turned chilly here in Ohio. Time to start thinking about the up and coming holidays. I am planning on highlighting small businesses until Christmas. I love buying unique or one of a kind gifts for …

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Nov 02

Support Small Business Shop Highlight ~ Perfectly Posh

It’s November 2 and I of course am up even earlier then normal because we changed our clocks. I live in Ohio and we fall back in November and spring forward in the April. What that means to me as an early riser, I woke up at 4 am instead of 5 am, ugh! Oh …

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Oct 28

Perfectly Posh Halloween Sale & Free Shipping!

If you have been thinking about trying Perfectly Posh now is the time. Until Oct. 31 you get $3 off all orders plus free shipping on orders over $50. What is Perfectly Posh? We are the best of it all. We have the best ingredients the world has to offer while thinking locally to help woman …

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Oct 28

Credit Karma™ ~ Take Control of Your Credit Today!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Credit Karma™. All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone. I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I am very frugal and I take my money very seriously. That is why …

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Sep 11

9 Pumpkin Recipes For Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the cooler air and most of all the fall baking. This year I grew my own cooking pumpkins and it was a great success. I now have 13 pumpkins to use for my fall baking. Today I am sharing all of my past pumpkin …

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Aug 08

Happy Birthday to Me!

I saw this on Facebook and thought it was perfect for how I’d been feeling lately. My mother passed away last October from the final stage of Alzheimer’s disease. I had been her caretaker for 14 years. She lived with my husband and I. It was a long and sometimes endless challenge caring for my dear …

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Aug 08

$175 Beat The Heat Giveaway! (Ends 8/30)

Beat The Heat Giveaway Today is my birthday and to I are going to start the celebration with a brand new giveaway! Its hot outside and Katherine from Katherines Corner is having a giveaway to help you beat the heat. She invited me and a few more of her bloggy friends to join in the …

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Jul 18

10 Car Travel Ideas For Kids

Use Cookie Sheet as a Play Surface. Buy magnetic letters to spell words. DVD Player Handheld Games Books Healthy Snacks Sing Songs Pack a goodie bag for each kid with little dollar store surprises. Kids love little surprises. Play the old slug bug game except play hug bug instead Pipe Cleaner Animals I Spy with …

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Jun 27

Stove in a Can Review & Giveaway! (Ends 7/4)

I have to admit when I was offered to do this review and giveaway I was beside myself with excitement. We had planned on taking the grandkids camping this summer and having a Stove in a Can sounded like a perfect cooking solution. I love roughing it, lol. I pride myself on my camping skills. …

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Jun 23

The Gathering Spot # 106

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party. Hope you all had a nice weekend! We’ve had plenty of rainy days so I’ve been able to spend more time blogging.   This week’s featured post is from Mindi @ My Love 2 Create. She shared Upcycled Cupboard Door into Command Center. Very cool. Mindi …

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Jun 20

Backyard Gardening ~ My Garden is Planted

My garden is all planted and now it’s time to wait for the fruits and vegetables of my labor. I live in the suburbs and have a limited amount of sunny spots in my yard to grow vegetables. I have learned to make do. I plant a fairly large garden 15 x 20. I have …

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Jun 12

Gifts For The Dad Who Has It All ~ IF ONLY

Disclosure Policy Looking for that gift for the Dad who has it all? Well I have some gift ideas for you. IF ONLY has the most unique one of a kind gifts that you’ll ever find anywhere. Seriously! How about a Private Lunch with Tim Brown? Or Spend the Day with Sugar Ray Leonard? Or Meet …

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Jun 06

Learning Tree Farm

Have you ever noticed some of our greatest treasures are practically in our own backyard? Ever since my grandchildren were born I look for places locally that I can take them when they are at my house visiting. Kids need to be kept occupied. I like to take them places where it involves being outside …

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May 26

Win One Year Supply of YumEarth Organics Candy! (Ends 6/9)

Sponsored by: YumEarth Hosted by: NYSavingSpecials Co-hosted by: Ronda Writes – Total Randomness!, Barbara’s Beat, Brooke Blogs, Mamal Diane Keeping Life Simple, My Devotional Thoughts, Simply Sherryl and Dividing by Zero, Come and join us in this great giveaway You can be the lucky winner One Year Supply of YumEarth Candy (Worth over $100)   …

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May 20

Bob Evan’s Gift Card Winner Is….

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Bob Evans. I received gift cards to facilitate my dining experience and to thank me for participating.” Have you had a chance to visit your local Bob Evans yet and try the new Broasted Chicken? If not what are you waiting for? Bob Evans Broasted Chicken …

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