Cooking, How-to's

Handmade Strawberry Milkshake Popsicle

April 23, 2018

One of my favorite things during the warm months is ice cream.  Seriously, who doesn’t love ice cream? This weekend the husband and I took a break from working on our guest room and headed out to get popsicles.  Not just any popsicles; gourmet ice cream popsicles with pieces of cookie inside. We have been living about 15 minutes away…

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How-to's

Router Maintenance You Didn’t Know You Needed

April 11, 2018

source ROUTER MAINTENANCE YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED Did you know that the internet router from your cable company needs monthly maintenance?  I didn’t know either until I found myself without WiFi signal for nearly a week.  The maintenance process is easy and only takes a few minutes.  Read on and I will fill you in on how to do…

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Cooking, How-to's

Dinner Idea | Spicy Red Beans & Rice

March 29, 2018

The husband and I have been in a dinner rut for the last few weeks.  I feel like we make the same things over and over again.  I have been bored with our normal dinner routine. This week we made something that I had never made before: spicy red beans & rice.  The best part?  It took less than 10…

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Cooking, How-to's, Live Simply

5 Simple Tips for Cooking Something New

January 13, 2018

A good friend of mine shared with me that she is interested in adding new foods to her cooking routine this year.  Mushrooms have not been kind to her in the past, but she is ready to give them another chance.  As we were swapping kitchen war stories, she asked me for advice on how to best cook mushrooms.  She…

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Cleaning, How-to's

How-To’s | Tips for Disposing Your Christmas Tree

December 28, 2017

The husband and I spent the week leading up to Christmas sick.  I had high hopes of spending my week of vacation finishing my Christmas cards, putting the final touches on my pom-pom wreath, and working on the master bathroom makeover.  So none of that happened.  (Yes, The Organized Wife did NOT send Christmas cards out this year. It happens…

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How-to's

Keep Warm | Make Frozen Hot Chocolate

December 14, 2017

A few years ago, the husband and I got the Las Vegas bug.  For years we have gone the second weekend of September.  This is the perfect time of the year because there is football for sports betting, warm weather for hanging by the pool, and nice weather for walking down the strip.  One of the places we fell in love…

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How-to's

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

December 13, 2017

One of the things I wanted to do this holiday season was to bake cookies.  I have never made gingerbread cookies and wanted to give it a try.  I found a recipe online that I promised fluffy, tasty cookies.  However, when I tasted the dough, it didn’t make me excited to bake it.  I added a bit more vanilla and…

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How-to's

How-to | Adorable DIY Advent Calendar

November 27, 2017

This weekend I made an adorable advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas.  I used fabric and ribbon to create these little stripped bags that now hang from our tree. I pulled out our LED tree.  This is the same tree that we used in the tiny apartment we lived in before we purchased our townhouse.  The space…

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