Making T-shirt Yarn

tyarn-balls I’ve been playing with t-shirt yarn.  I needed to take a craft to the family reunion and  I thought about making bracelets. I wanted to make them of something soft and durable.  When I read about t-shirt yarn  I was sold on the idea immediately.  It had such alluring qualities; washable, soft and…free! (I have […] More→

Pencil Holder DIY Easy & Thrifty

pencilholder 2 Back to School for a new year is coming up and this pencil holder DIY is a quick and simple way to make a gift for a new teacher or help organize the kid’s homework station.  I love projects made out of old jeans. I enjoy taking something and repurposing it into a new life. The […] More→

Sanpete Marinade for Chicken & Grilled Zucchini Recipes

sanpetegrill1 The Sanpete Marinade is a family favorite.  Years ago my friend Jeri, gave me this delicious recipe. I admit that when I first heard the ingredients I laughed.  It sounded like witches brew.  And when you stir it up it looks a little that way too. Don’t be fooled though.  This stuff is good.  It […] More→

Low Carb Coconut Chicken Tenders Recipe

coconut_chic_plated  The Coconut Chicken Tenders recipe is a simple low carb down-home dish that is great for company and also wonderful comfort food. I love coconut, especially toasted.  I used to think of it as merely a vehicle for ‘sweet’ but now I know that it can also be a star in a mouth-watering savory dish […] More→

Bloom On

bloom on Recently during a  thunderstorm with high winds,  my son came in the house and told me about  a rose bush in our yard.  He said, ‘You should go see it.  All the roses are gone except this one really amazing bloom.  You should go take a picture.” When I got outside, it was still raining and […] More→

Flip-flop for Style! Sandal DIY

fflopfinish I really enjoyed creating this sandal DIY.  I never imagined that when I picked up a pair of .99 cent ‘slaps’ that they would soon become my most comfortable and stylish pair of sandals. What got me started down this road?  A cute video from Kristen at Downhome Inspiration that I found via Pinterest.  She had […] More→

Baking on the Grill — Who Knew?

image I just made cinnamon rolls… by baking on the grill! I was  Baking Outside the Box today — the big box — that is, the house. As I planned my 3 meals for the family reunion that I will prepare and share with everyone, I thought that for breakfast cinnamon rolls would be a sweet […] More→

Berry Healthy Morning Diet Smoothie Recipe

smoothy_ready All the recipes this week have included something that tasted of berries and this diet smoothie is no exception.  (Do you get the feeling I love berries?  Oh yes. Yes I do.) As you may have read last week my DH and I have been on the Dr. Oz Rapid Weight loss diet for nearly two […] More→
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