August 12, 2016

Cast-Iron Cooking Cookbook Review // Dutch Baby with Blueberry Sauce Recipe

I'm always looking for new ways to cook and new recipe ideas for our family. When the new book, Cast-Iron Cooking: Recipes & Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Cast-Iron Cookware by Rachael Narins came across my desk, I was super excited!

August 11, 2016

Major Issues: The September Fashion Issues

Every year I POUR over the September issues from the big magazine publishers. It started with Teen Magazine and Seventeen Magazine back in the '80's when that September "Back to School" issue would land in my mailbox - and this small town girl was mesmerized by the glossy pages!

August 3, 2016

Back to School Shopping // Saving Your Sanity & Your Money

Assorted back to school items from Target reports that parents will spend an average of $179 per child for back to school shopping this year - and I think that sounds like a LOW estimate. When you consider clothing, shoes, and school supplies, I can imagine it could add up to closer to $300-$500 in the weeks before school starts - and that doesn't include the fundraisers that come home immediately after!


You can make your own custom school supplies with just a little help from a brand new book by Stella Fields! It's called "Lazy Crafternoon" and it's a great guide for tween crafters (or tween at heart crafters) to help create amazing projects!