Quick & Easy Shortbread Cookies

Valentines Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate, than some delicious cookies! I obtained this quick and easy recipe from a friend and it is my ‘go to’ for cookies. I rarely like baking and if and when I decide to make something from scratch, I don’t want anything complicated. I much prefer decorating the cookies over baking them,  so here’s the quick and easy recipe for the busy mom

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Click here for the perfect royal icing cookie recipe.

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Sweet & Sour Chili Recipe

Let’s start off by saying, I DO NOT like Chili and neither do my kids. Maybe it’s the dryness/thickness or even the chili spice, but either way, we are not the biggest fan of standard run of the mill Chili. BUT this recipe is different and everyone (including my one daughter who hates pineapple and my half Asian step daughter) LOVES it! It is so moist and full of flavor and well, sweet (which I am sure you got from the title).

For the most part, this is a pretty simple recipe….you just take everything and toss it into a roasting pan and cook. The only pain is cooking the beef and bacon before adding to the pan. My mom adapted the recipe from a lady at work and then gave it to me, so here it is!

If your kids don’t like this, than you might want to bring them to the doctor and get them checked ;-D Lol jk

Enjoy!

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Devilled Eggs – A Recipe

My mom used to make us devilled eggs as a kid and I really didn’t like them, until I was an adult and then I loved them! My friends will attest that at any gatherings such as baby showers or game nights, I was the one that brought the devilled eggs. It never fails that when I bring these eggs, there’s a whole bunch of “ewws”, “ugh” and “gross” that come out of everyone’s mouth, but at the end of the night, there’s not ONE egg left over. Each person that says “I’m not trying one” .. ends up trying one, then two or four. Next thing you know it, we all end up having gas at the end of the night. All in all, these eggs are definitely worth the stink!

Here’s the recipe…

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Finally a Blog Where Mama Actually Works…

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Ok, I know that title might sound a little harsh, as I am sure there are tons of moms who work full-time jobs and still have blogs and time to do things! I guess I put this title to give a little insight as to the reason why I started this blog in the first place…. I am not posting things to make money for being so awesome at creating diy projects and then selling my work, I really enjoy making things and finding really good deals, so that when my project is done I can say, “It only cost me $10 – Screw you Homesense!” (Totally kidding, I love Homesense!)

Now, I work a full-time job and then come home to take care of my two daughters, two dogs and two husbands (Kidding again…I only have one of those). I don’t have a lot of extra time in the day to make or do a lot of my own projects, so sometimes, my projects sit in my craft area for days sometimes even months! If you plan on following my blog, let’s just say it’s not going to be updated twice a day or EVEN every day for that matter….I’m busy and have 101 other things to do, like make dinner, lunches, helping with homework or getting my one Ellen episode in, while eating some potato chips. Lol The point is, I can show you some step-by-step (Ooo Baby) projects, that you can ACTUALLY make, that will look really good and wont cost a lot of  $$$ cha ching $$$. Now, I am not saying that I am the ONLY person on the worldwide web that can show you crafts or diy projects for cheap, but I am hoping, that when you follow my site, you wont be overwhelmed with the things that I can show you and that you’ll be able to diy and show me all the fun things you were able to create for yourself or for your kids! I hope that I can explain all the steps in an easy and logical way, so that anyone could do it, or how I like to say “Even Missie Can Do” (haha Inside Joke). I can’t tell you how many websites I’ve been to and thought “Ok, umm, wait…GO BACK, GO BACK…I think you missed a step there!”

So anyways….I hope you are able to take something from my blog and I am hoping I am able to provide you with all the tools needed to create projects for you, your kids or even friends and please keep in mind that I also work a full-time job. Enjoy!