Bullets Make Good Smoothies: Pumpkin Spice

Bullets Make Good Smoothies:  Pumpkin Spice

If you don’t know what a Magic Bullet is, you’re missing out!  I hate cleaning a big ‘ol blender every time I wanna do something…. and I hate having to mess up more than one dish if I can help it. The Magic Bullet will mix your smoothie & let you drink it straight from the container – and it’s not as big as a blender! Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 1/2 a banana 2 heaping tablespoons of greek yogurt (plain or vanilla) 3 heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin pie filling (baking aisle) or your own mixture of pumpkin puree/spice orange juice and/or  almond milk (or real milk) – (See picture/caption below!)   SHOOT!  (just kidding – I guess it’s just “mix,” but I was still going with the bullet...

Eating Healthier: Make Your Own Dressing Tool

Eating Healthier: Make Your Own Dressing Tool

In a quest to eat healthier, I have added more salads to my repertoire at home.  You’d be surprised how difficult it can be to make a tasty salad that isn’t loaded down with hidden fat.  The other day someone told me they LOVED this black and bleu salad….. but it had 21 grams of fat & was really a piece of steak & a cup or so of bleu cheese…. atop a layer of green lettuce! Trying to do better than that, I headed to the store.  I bought my favorite lettuces.  I love radicchio, boston lettuce, and anything purple….Then I headed to the dressing aisle, and looked at only the oil/vinegar based dressings. I was surprised to see so much sugar and salt! Plus – how do I pick?  What if I get bored with the one I take home...

Revamping Old Clothes: Lace Patches + Sweatshirt

Revamping Old Clothes: Lace Patches + Sweatshirt

Sometimes I wish I could just buy everything that “strikes my fancy” when I go clothes shopping.  Especially now, because the styles are so versatile.  Stores are carrying several different styles & there seems to be something for everybody now!  Even more  important than personal, individual “i don’t care what you think, I like this” style – is the almighty PRICE.  Because of this, accessories seem to be more of a priority now – More bang for your buck.  ‘Tired of trying to mix and match your accessories?  ‘Broke, but wanna spruce up your wardrobe? ‘Got an old shirt with sentimental value, but you totally can’t wear it like it is?   Here’s an idea I happened upon that is quite eye...

Easiest DIY Water Garden & Fountain for Your Backyard!

Easiest DIY Water Garden & Fountain for Your Backyard!

Right about now, all the gardening stuff is going on sale.  Pots, hoses, plants, bug sprays, etc.  Prep for next year!  One of the things I decided to try this year was creating my own water feature for the backyard.  Of course, I did the research…… and found nothing in my budget with lots of upkeep….  That didn’t stop me! You can click on the images below to a closer view of the labels! Materials: ~Big Pot  – You could get a tin tub or just a really large planter.  NO HOLE! ~Fountain with approriate tubing – Go pick one out & then ask the guy which parts you need to get for it. ~Medium-sized rocks  – for stacking up inside the pot ~A Lily Plant – You can get a bulb or one that’s already grown out a...

Back-To-School: Ways to Make Lockers Functional & Fab!

Back-To-School: Ways to Make Lockers Functional & Fab!

You know you’ve found something pretty awesome when you start wishing you had a locker…. as an adult! 🙂 LockerLookz, a company dedicated to making that tiny space students call home (when they’re at school), has amazing stuff to help make that space inviting, organized, and awesome!  Chandeliers for the ceiling, shag carpet for the bottom, wallpaper for the walls & door, curtains for the outside, and magnets, bins, mirrors, …….they have it all!  Of course – If you’re strapped for cash – you can make a few items from the inspiration!    

The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase!

The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase!

Today’s blog embodies the main reason I blog…..It involves the two things that sometimes get in my way when I get one of my ideas…….1. When I research it on the internet, sometimes I can’t find anyone who will give me a “concise” set of directions that includes ALL I need to know. 2. There are folks out their who are super serious about the topic & can only give me the “rich man’s version” or the “I only feed my carnivorous plants organic bugs I pick from my own bug sanctuary” lecture (in a snooty tone, no doubt). Finally – 3. After I get my research together, certain things were left out – like the difficulty of one of the steps. Here’s how my Betta Fish/Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase project went!   What You need: ~A...