Being a girl from the South, barbecue is in my blood. I think I was raised with a pulled pork sandwich in one hand and hush puppies in another. (If you don't know what hush puppies are, you should hang your head in shame!) My husband is a genius when it comes to the crock pot! Yep, the crock pot. It's one of the easiest dishes we make when we have a really busy day. This is his latest creation ... Read More about Crock Pot Recipes: Barbecue Beef Brisket with Garlic Rosemary Focaccia
I love making headbands. They are really easy to make, and you can change them up by adding different embellishments or changing the yarn that they use. This is one of the easiest crochet headband patterns! Crochet Headbands For this crochet headband, all you really need to know is how to do the double crochet stitch. If you can do that, you can make this really cute headband. Even better yet it ... Read More about Crafting with Crunchy: Crochet Headbands
I am always looking for ways to make a twist on a classic. Recently, I had a craving for chocolate and homemade Rice Krispies treats so I got a little creative. They were not only delicious but super easy! My kids love these as a special treat or an easy dessert night! Homemade Rice Krispies Treats Ingredients5 cups Rice Krispies 1 1/2 packages of Jet Puffed Large Marshmallows 4 T ... Read More about Homemade Rice Krispies Treats with Mini M&Ms
If you are anything like me, you have magazines everywhere. I have stacks and stacks around my house and it makes my OCD twitch. I don't want to spend the $10 for the lovely magazine holders that places like Target sell, even though they would control my chaos. Instead, I decided to come up with something that was not only frugal, but a little green as well. Repurposed Magazine Holders Enter ... Read More about Crafting with Crunchy: Repurposed Magazine Holders
I love the smell of a freshly, cleaned house. I will have to admit that I keep Glade in business. So the other day I thought why not try to make my own carpet cleaning powder. Even couponing, I can usually get Glade for about $1 a bottle, but then there is the problem with all the extra packaging that comes from continually buying new bottles. Making my own, I can keep reusing the same bottle over ... Read More about Homemade Carpet Cleaner Powder
I love decorating my new home, but as most of you know it can get really expensive pretty quickly. Shoot, most matting and framing can cost at least $60 depending on the size and the frame you choose.I recently went to a conference, and found this amazing fairy picture that I just had to have! The artist was selling the prints for $3 each or you could get one with a frame for $75. Way to ... Read More about Cheap Photo Framing and Matting for Under $10!
Pancakes and waffles are a delicious and frugal way to feed your family! We even have them for dinner on occasion. My kids think "breakfast for dinner" is the neatest thing ever. To make these an even better treat, make them into fun shapes or use a shaped waffle iron. My in-laws gave us this great Mickey Mouse waffle iron for the holidays, and my kids can't get enough of the Mickey Mouse ... Read More about Delicious Homemade Pancakes Recipes
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Every year, I have always received chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day. The cost of these tasty treats has steadily risen and they are expensive!! This year, I thought I would try to make these tasty treats for myself. I decided to make them as gifts for my mother and mother-in-law as well. The best part is I made all of these for under $20 ... Read More about Chocolate Covered Strawberries