Mini Makeovers: Simple Room Changers You Can Do in Less than an Hour

Grownup Gripe: I’ll look at a mess for months and think about cleaning it than actually really doing it. (This page contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure.) Has an innocent pile of mail turned into a mountain? See my weakness is delivery boxes. What’s yours?!? A Hoardersesque pile overtook my Dining Room and afterContinue reading “Mini Makeovers: Simple Room Changers You Can Do in Less than an Hour”

Fakeout Takeout: Make these 6 Restaurant Favorites at Home

Grownup Gripe: COVID-19 has taken its’ toll on all of us, we need any comfort we can create at home. The restaurant industry will be one of the hardest hit during this crisis so we all need to do our part to support them but what if we can’t leave? It’s questionable whether picking upContinue reading “Fakeout Takeout: Make these 6 Restaurant Favorites at Home”

Mask Makeover: Get Amazing Results with Ingredients you have in your Fridge

Grownup Gripe: If I look tired, it’s because I am and I don’t think a neon face mask is really going to help. (This page contains affiliate links, please see full disclosure.) The world we we live in has us all stressed out! As if it isn’t enough that we can’t put our minds atContinue reading “Mask Makeover: Get Amazing Results with Ingredients you have in your Fridge”

The Incredible Edible Egg Made Over & Over & Over: 31 EGGcelent Egg Recipes

Grownup Gripe: We’ve all heard of the peeps hoarding TP, they don’t know the egg is where it’s at. Understandably everyone is concerned with the uncertainty of the Coronavirus and their stash. During this surreal pandemic, it’s been a real eye-opener to see what’s literally flying off the shelves. If you haven’t already one ofContinue reading “The Incredible Edible Egg Made Over & Over & Over: 31 EGGcelent Egg Recipes”

Dinner for Dummies: Five-Ingredient Mouthwatering Meals Made in 30 minutes

Grownup Gripe: Entertaining is such a chore, as if we don’t have enough to do already. Today is Valentine’s Day so are you in a pinch? Don’t know what to make for your loved one tonight? Look no further, you’ve got this! These three showstoppers will not disappoint! Made with only 5 ingredients, no matterContinue reading “Dinner for Dummies: Five-Ingredient Mouthwatering Meals Made in 30 minutes”

The 19 Silver Linings of COVID-19

Grownup Gripe: Since when did you think you’d have to put a face mask on to get needed groceries? First and foremost THANK YOU to EVERYONE of you sacrificing SO MUCH on the frontlines for us. For those of you out of work because of this, hopefully it’ll turn around whenever this is over. COVID-19Continue reading “The 19 Silver Linings of COVID-19”

Rags to ‘Riches’ Tie Dye Makeover: Squirt Dye Art for Everyone & Everything

Grownup Gripe: If I’m going to be stuck with my kids all day, I want an activity we can ALL get around. (This post contains affiliate links, please see full disclosure.) When was the last time you tie-dyed something? Summer Camp in the 80s (the 90s or even the 70s)? Whenever it was, chances areContinue reading “Rags to ‘Riches’ Tie Dye Makeover: Squirt Dye Art for Everyone & Everything”

The Best is Yet to Come: Are You Ready When This is Over? 7 Post-Carona Tips

Grownup Gripe: It was doable for a while but now when will this end and what’s the new normal? At this point I think we all feel like a fly in a bottle. We’d do anything to get it back the way it used to be but unfortunately the world we knew is over. HowContinue reading “The Best is Yet to Come: Are You Ready When This is Over? 7 Post-Carona Tips”

Gumbo for Dumbos: Best Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe this side of the Mississippi

Grownup Gripe: Would love to go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans someday but life won’t allow it at the moment, at least where I am which is far from NOLA. Just in time for Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras here is a traditional chicken and sausage gumbo recipe I learned in NewContinue reading “Gumbo for Dumbos: Best Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe this side of the Mississippi”

More CHEESE please, Cheese Sauce that is! This Drink from the Cup Cheese Sauce is Golden

Grownup Gripe: I hate rubberized processed cheese sauce, you can save that for the kids. If you’ve ever eaten an amazing plate of nachos, cheese fries or even a side of dipping cheese that equates to liquid gold, it doesn’t matter what accompanies it, your meal just got a whole lot better. I lived inContinue reading “More CHEESE please, Cheese Sauce that is! This Drink from the Cup Cheese Sauce is Golden”

Oil and Water and Piss and Vinegar: 2 Easy Science Experiments Kids Will Love

Grownup Gripes: Since we’re all acting school teachers now household items can wow your ‘class.’ For all you parents out there, eLearning during quarantine has proved challenging no doubt. The schools have really stepped up with virtual curricula to keep kids busy but it only goes so far. If you got a dollar every timeContinue reading “Oil and Water and Piss and Vinegar: 2 Easy Science Experiments Kids Will Love”

Start a Band: Keep Your Kids Busy for Hours with Homemade Instruments

Grownup Gripe: If I wanted to be an early childhood educator I would have but now we have no choice. We’re a month into this thing and if their homeschool work is getting stagnant, shake it up! The younger ones will love this (though I’m sure they all would at this point) because music isContinue reading “Start a Band: Keep Your Kids Busy for Hours with Homemade Instruments”

Skinny Ranch Dressing or Dip Recipe: So Good You Won’t Miss the Fat

Grownup Gripe: If I need to eat like a rabbit in order to lose weight, I want my veggies to taste good. When I was six months pregnant, I was at a wedding and asked for the Ranch dressing to be passed over. Everyone started dying laughing. Initially they wouldn’t divulge the secret but eventuallyContinue reading “Skinny Ranch Dressing or Dip Recipe: So Good You Won’t Miss the Fat”

Pantry Puffy Paint Recipe

Grownup Gripes: You know those expensive toys you buy for your kids or grandkids that hardly get any play; here’s a free project you can do anytime they will love and it will keep them busy for hours. This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday and if you’re anywhere nearby it’s freezing cold outside.Continue reading “Pantry Puffy Paint Recipe”

Turn your Kitchen into Class: 8 Homeschooling Projects to Easily Create from your Pantry

Grownup Gripe: Let’s face it, schools out for summer so WTF can we do to keep them engaged for months? Head to your kitchen! No this time not to binge eat or cook for the 100th time, to teach your kids. Not only can you do the obvious and give your little ones baking lessonsContinue reading “Turn your Kitchen into Class: 8 Homeschooling Projects to Easily Create from your Pantry”