Someone Special Books Presents Maya Makes A Friend #Review


About Someone Special Books Someone Special Uniquely Personalized Books creates personalized picture books for children with special needs. Through kid friendly language we create books for children with special needs/conditions/syndromes such as Autism, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, ADHD, food allergies, hearing and vision impairments, speech impairments, and physical disabilities. Someone Special Books is known […]

How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home

Spider web with drops of dew

I think it’s safe to say that spiders are not a creature that many of us are thrilled about. We certainly don’t want them crawling around our house! Here are some great tips to help you get rid of spiders in your home. Vinegar – White vinegar is great for getting rid of spiders in your […]

The Best Options for Natural Fabric Softener


The Allergy and Environmental Health Association states that fabric softener is “the most toxic product produced for daily household use.” This includes both liquid fabric softeners as well as dryer sheets. Many of the common brands of fabric softener that is used has toxins, which are harmful to the nervous system and the brain. Wow, […]

Mainely Cole’s Refreshing Skincare #Review


Mainely Cole’s has an extensive array of skincare products that will leave your skin soft and silky this summer! Mix n Match Minis About Mainely Cole’s Mainely Cole’s offers a fully comprehensive line of naturally organic products that are hand-crafted to complement any lifestyle. Our natural ingredients promote healthier and younger looking skin leaving a […]

Great Ideas to Beat Summer Boredom


So many children look forward to summer vacation because it’s time away from school. When parents have full-time jobs, the kids can easily get bored because of the excessive amount of free time on their hands. Other than helping with chores and yard upkeep, kids need fun activities to partake in too. These simple ideas […]

Using Household Spices as Air Fresheners DIY Project

spices still life

There is really nothing better than using household spices as air fresheners in your home. These air fresheners are made with spices you have in your kitchen pantry and don’t contain any of the harmful chemicals that the store-bought ones have. I hope you enjoy these ways to use household spices to make air fresheners. […]

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your Home

Macro of common fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) on piece of rotting banana fruit.

While you probably love your summer produce, unfortunately you are not the only one. Those pesky fruit flies always manage to find a way to get to your summer pickings in no time at all. Fortunately, there are a few different ways that you can get rid of fruit flies in your home. Apple Cider […]

How To Plan Dinner for a Large Crowd

traditional table buffet food

If you are in charge of planning dinner for a large crowd, you may think that all that planning is a bit intimidating and kind of stressful. However, there are some tips you can follow when planning dinner for a large crowd. The first thing you will need to consider is how much food you […]

Savory and Creative Toppings for Toast

Toasted crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside hot grilled cheese sandwiches

Toast is one of those versatile food items. You can have toast for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Toast is warm and crunchy plus there are some savory and creative toppings you can add to make it even more delicious! Melted Cheese – Makes 4 pieces of toast or 2 sandwiches Ingredients: Butter 4 slices of […]

Summer Dinner Party Menu Ideas

shish kebab on fire in forest by early morning

Summer is the best time to have a festive gathering for family and friends. Here are some great ideas you may want to include on your menu. These items are quick and easy to make for your summer dinner party. They don’t require a lot of cook time and your guests will really enjoy them! […]

Best Recipes for Homemade Laundry Soap

Bathing baby in the laundry room

Making your own laundry soap is one of the best ways to save money and live green. Laundry soap is very easy to make and won’t contain all the harsh chemicals of store-bought detergents like phenol, sulfates and fragrances. Many recipes call for washing soda and/or Borax which can be found in the laundry and […]

How to Clean and Sanitize Your Washing Machine


Cleaning and sanitizing your washing machine will help it perform better and allow you to have clean and fresh smelling clothes. When you do laundry, things like dirt, debris and potty accident stuff leave a film of mold, mildew and bacteria along with detergent residue on the interior of your washing machine. Over the course […]

Interesting Sandwich Ideas for Summertime


The nice weather has finally arrived, which means summer is just right around the corner. Of course, along with summer comes those sticky, hot days. The last thing you want to do in the heat is slave over a hot stove. So, we hope you enjoy these easy and interesting sandwich ideas that make great […]

Does Drinking Coffee Have Health Benefits?


My husband would like for the answer to be yes!  Most of us enjoy a cup of coffee or two everyday. If you’re like me, you stumble into the kitchen first thing to get your brew on.  Don’t you love that delightfully rich aroma when you open the can?  Not only is the smell of […]

Top Baby Shower Games


  Baby Showers can be so much fun! It’s a great time to fellowship with family and friends to celebrate the soon coming baby! If you are the lucky one who gets to plan the shower, here are a few games you can include: Sing It, Baby! Measuring up Mommy Here’s Looking at You, Kid! […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie #Recipe


We have been trying to eat healthier lately. I guess my lack of energy is the main purpose behind all of this.  I know I need to eat breakfast in the morning, but it is very difficult for me.  I am simply not hungry!  I want coffee, coffee, and then more coffee. 😉  Here is […]

Become an Experienced Cook with Simple Tips


  Do you walk into the kitchen and instead of cooking, pick up the phone and order out? Does cooking make you a little nervous or just seem scary because of past experiences?  You are not alone!  Many people feel this way.   All you need is a little patience and lots of practice.  Soon, with a […]

Budget Wedding Craft Ideas


  In a wedding I recently attended, a bride hand-crafted nearly everything. The items that were not handcrafted were purchased second-hand. She did an amazing job and should win the most frugal bride award. It was impressive. The wedding was held at a lodge with beautifully crafted décor on each table. Long flowing white table […]

How to Select A Reliable Pet Sitter

Pet sitter

Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owners Month?  PSI’s Get A Real Pet Sitter® campaign seeks to educate pet owners on the importance of using only professional pet-sitting services when travel or long work hours keep them from their pets. “Often pet owners, and even news outlets, use the term ‘pet sitter’ carelessly, […]

Cream Cheese Pie #Recipe

Cream Cheese Pie

Cream Cheese Pie is perfect when you want something easy and sweet. I love dessert recipes that don’t have to be baked. This dessert is good all year long but ideal in summer months when you don’t want to heat up the house. Cream Cheese Pie is a family favorite! It has been shared by […]

Peanut Butter Cookies – The Easy Recipe


  PrintPeanut Butter Cookies – The Easy Recipe Ingredients1 Cup Peanut Butter 1 Cup Sugar 1 Egg 1 Tsp. VanillaInstructionsMix all ingredients together until smooth Roll balls in a little sugar Flatten with fork to form a pattern Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 10 minutes Enjoy delicious and easy Peanut Butter Cookies! 3.1   […]

Poor Man’s Peach Cobbler – Recipe

peach cobbler

If you’re looking for a satisfying dessert that is easy on the budget, Poor Man’s Peach Cobbler is for you!  It is truly one of our family’s favorite desserts.  Follow these simple instructions to create a classic your family will love! PrintPoor Man’s Peach Cobbler Recipe Ingredients1/2 Stick Butter, Melted 2 Large Cans Sliced Peaches […]

Muffuletta Recipe -The ULTIMATE Sandwich!

Muffuletta Main

Muffuletta:  Sandwich or Submarine? Muffuletta is a sandwich that you might have never heard of, but once you have one, you will LOVE it!  Originally, a Muffuletta was created by Italian immigrants in New Orleans and it’s similar to a submarine sandwich, but so much better.  This sandwich is amazing for gatherings, as an appetizer, […]

Mint Chocolate Bark Recipe featuring Sweet Creations


Easter is right around the corner and I bet you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids.  I have a treat to share with you that everyone will enjoy!  This recipe for Mint Chocolate Bark topped with Candied Pecans is so unbelievably easy, anyone can do it! To get the results pictured above […]

Cinnamon Roll Waffles – Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipe


  Wow your family with this quick and easy breakfast recipe for Cinnamon Roll Waffles from Modern Christian Homemaker.  I can’t wait to try these!  

Prevent Outdoor Cooking Mistakes

Grilling at summer weekend. Fresh meat and vegetables preparing on grill.

As humans, we all make mistakes. It’s simply our nature to do so, and cannot always be prevented. When it comes to barbecuing, we often make mistakes that we don’t even realize until we taste our food, or something potentially dangerous happens. Some mistakes just mean that the food you cook is not going to […]