Handmade Paper Ornaments Tutorial

December 7, 2013

I love paper ornaments! They are beautiful, classy and a have a touch of nostalgia. Enjoy these paper ornament tutorials. Paper Ornament #1 Materials Needed: 2 Pieces of 6×6 Double Sided Scrapbook Paper Glue Scissors String or Ornament hook Step 1: Select two coordinating 6×6 pieces of double sided scrapbook paper. (I cut a 12×12 […]

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Winter Weather Favorites – 10 Tips for Enjoying a Snow Day

December 5, 2013

Snow Day!!! A winter storm is brewing outside and I’m cooking up a storm inside. Winter weather, while not much of a big deal in many parts of the US, is a near disaster in the state of Arkansas. Overhead power lines and trees in desperate need of trimming nearly guarantee wide spread power outages […]

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Thanksgiving with a Heavy Heart

November 27, 2013

I am blessed. I am really, really blessed. I have a husband that I adore and whom adores me far more than I could ever deserve. I have a wonderful family. I have a home and a car and a job and all the “things” I could want. We have enough money that we can […]

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Pinto Beans and Rice with Fried Eggs {Budget Meals}

November 25, 2013

It is possible to make really great food on a budget! This meal is quick, simple, filling and inexpensive. In fact, it has become a house favorite and we eat it about once every two weeks. Assuming that all you have on hand is oil and salt and pepper this meal only costs about $7.50 […]

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Thanksgiving on Food Stamps – Help me give back this season!

November 11, 2013

I teach so I see kids in need on a daily basis. I see kids squirrel away extra food that classmates don’t eat and hide it in their backpacks to take home so they have something to eat that night. I see kids come to school in the same clothes day after day. Kids with […]

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Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu

November 5, 2013

I know it seems like Thanksgiving is still a ways off but it will be here before you know it! That means that it is time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu and prepping for the big day! Thanksgiving can be QUITE expensive but when you figure in the leftovers and the number of people […]

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Helping Kids to Help Themselves {What’s Happening in the Art Room}

October 12, 2013

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to start writing more authentically. I love food, it’s true. BUT, that is not all that I am about. So my goal is to start introducing a few new features/topic to my blog; the first one being What’s Happening in the Art Room. I have always […]

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Hello Fall – 4 Pack Peebles Farm Tickets

September 29, 2013

This contest is closed.  Congrats to the winner, Melissa R. I am SO excited about today’s giveaway! This giveaway totally embodies all the wonderful things about fall in Arkansas. Today’s giveaway is for a 4-pack of tickets to Peebles Farm PLUS 4 Hayrides! That’s a $52.00 Value! Peebles Farm is located just outside of Augusta, […]

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Hello Fall – Handmade Recipe Binder Giveaway

September 28, 2013

This giveaway is closed.  Congrats to Alicia, Chad and Samantha for winning! This year at the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged conference we had a special session on Friday for all of our Foodie Bloggers. Stephanie (founder of ARWB and The Women Bloggers, LLC), challenged me to come up with a food related gift that we […]

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Hello Fall – Beef Council Cookbook, Riceland Rice and a MYSTERY surprise Giveaway

September 27, 2013

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to Lyndi and Adriana! Since coming to Arkansas seventeen (SEVENTEEN???) years ago, I have really grown to love this place and have grown to appreciate the local agriculture. I can recall driving by a field about 12 years ago and saying to my husband, “Those snaky looking things in that […]

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