Category Archives: Crafts

Back in the saddle again!


Wow its funny how life can change so quickly! Its been almost a year since my last post, kids starting school a new job a new house and finally I am back at a good place where I can start blogging again! Oh how I’ve missed it! I’ve got some great things to post recipes, deals, crafts and thinking about doing a cash giveaway! So stay tuned!


Pumpkin Pie In A Bag!


So today I volenteered at my daughter’s school for Pilgrims Day, The had a ton of stations set up where the kids “cooked!”

The kids made butter,cornbread,Cranberry relish, and Pumpkin pie in a bag! I loved the pumpkin pie in a bag idea so I figured I would share it with you!

Pour 1  1/3 cups of cold milk and 2-4oz boxes of vanilla pudding into a ziplock bag. Remove air.

Knead the bag for one minute.

ADD 1-15 oz can of pumplin 1 t cinnamon and 1/2 t ginger. Remove air. Shut the bag and knead again until well blended.Set aside.

Put Graham crackers into another Ziplock bag and crush them (I use a rolling pin)

After crushed, add 2-3 Tbsp Graham crackers to the bottom of a cup  cut a hole in the corner of your Ziplock bag containing the pumpkin mix to pipe in to the cups. After adding the pumpkin mix to the cup top off with whipped cream and enjoy!

Easy Peanut Butter Pie.

By Far this is my favorite thing to make during the holidays, easy, delicious, and fun to make with the kids.
Easy Peanut Butter Pie.
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
2 c. confectionery sugar
1 lg. (12 oz.) Cool Whip
1 graham cracker pie shell
Mix peanut butter, confectionery sugar, cream cheese until smooth. Mix in Cool Whip and blend. Pour in pie shell and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Refrigerate until cool.
You can see this picture larger and save it to your computer and make a digital cookbook!
You can also find this on Renee’s Recipe Exchange page on Facebook (Link Below.)


Like cooking? Like sharing recipes?


Renee’s recipe exchange is a new Facebook page where she and her followers will share recipes, this is great and perfect for the upcoming holiday seasons! Make sure to stop by her page and like it! Post a few of your favorite recipes while you’re there. Link below!

                                                              Renee’s Recipe Exchange

What are you thankful for?


Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner I figured that I would post a few things that I am personally thankful for.  A lot of times people take for granted the things that they have in life, even the small things we should be thankful for, and even when something doesn’t go as planned we should still be thankful because there is usually a lesson learned in the end.

♥ 1.God-  Always loving, Always forgiving, Always there.

♥ 2. My Children- Everyday they bring a smile to my face, their innocence warms my heart, and in their eyes I can do no wrong.

♥3. My Mother- From the beginning to the end she will be by my side. My support, my best friend, when times get hard and I have no where else to turn her door is always open. Although we have our ups and downs and don’t always agree its been nothing but love. When I don’t know whats best for me she does. Her heart holds all the answers that I search for on my journey through life.

♥4. My pets- I know they wont be around forever but I cherish each moment I spend with them their love in unconditional.

♥5. My friends-Nothing like having a good group of friends to be able to talk to share your thoughts and feelings with, to take a break from the stress of the day and relax and spend time with.

-Things about me that I’m thankful for-

♥ 1. Being a good person.- I’m not perfect and I don’t try to be, but what I am is a good person. I wear my heart on my sleeve and go above and beyond to do for others even what I can’t do for myself at times. I genuinely  care about people and their struggles. I believe that everyone needs to know and feel like there is someone out there somewhere that cares for them.

♥2. My sense of humor- I love to make people laugh, and I love to laugh as well. Laughter really is the best medicine.

♥3. My passion and ability to read- I love reading! I try to instill that in my children, reading is such a calming, peaceful thing to do. There are so many benefits from reading! Plus like I tell my kids you use your imagination and its like your very own movie as far as your imagination will take it.

♥4. Being Creative- Its good to have a hobby and to actually be good at it! I love making crafts and painting with my children it really give us a special time to bond, times like these will be with your kids forever, and influence them to do the same when they get older and have kids of their own.

♥5. Just being me.- I am thankful that I can just be myself and be content with it.


-Other things I’m thankful for-

♥1. The seasons- I enjoy every season change. I love all the beauty that nature naturally provides to us. The color of the flowers in spring, the warmth of the shining sun in summer, the turning of the leaves in fall and the glisten of the snow in winter.

♥2.Bubble Baths-Nothing like a nice hot bath to take the stress away (when the kids are not beating down the bathroom door lol.) Wonderful way to unwind.

♥3.The Ocean-Living this close to the beach is amazing. Every time we visit  I find myself gazing out over the ocean and it still amazes me.

♥4. Music-I love music how many times have you felt like a song was wrote just for you, or you hear your favorite song and you just wanna sing it at the top of your lungs? Music taps in to our emotions and makes us feel.

♥5. The Internet (lol)- Some days I love it some days I hate it lol. The internet has made life much more simple, which is good and bad. I’m thankful for it because I can reach out to people and meet new people I would have never known with out the internet, my children can keep in contact with their grandparents and family out of state, and I can do work, blog and relax with all the information I could need at my fingertips, even on the go!

KDragonfly Designs

Wow! KDragonfly Designs has some of the most wonderful items I’ve seen and the great thing about these are that they are all handmade! Which means no 2 items are alike each one is individually made. KDragonfly Designs specializes in Wall/Door Signs, Greeting cards (great for the upcoming holidays! -wink) name plates and name blocks! These items would be great for weddings or any other occasion where you would like a touch of elegance! She also does customization! These are really all great gift ideas! Who doesn’t like one of a kind gifts! I know I do. You can link to her Facebook page here – You can also check her items out at her personal  blog here
Psss…I see shes also hosting a giveaway! Make sure to enter!


Painted Gourds


So as you all know last month I had an obsession with pumpkins (lol.) Well now its November and my obsession has moved to gourds…painted ones to be exact. I was browsing a few ideas online because my mantel piece is looking kind of drab and came across these!




What a simple wonderful idea!


What you will need:

Can of white glossy spray paint

Small gourds

Small pumpkins




First you will need a surface to spray paint on, I would suggest laying down some news paper and placing your items on there before painting.


Spray paint all the items including anything that may be on wreath.


After it drys wrap the ribbon around the wreath.


You can use this as a centerpiece on the table like shown in the picture above or you can use them on the mantel piece like in the picture below




I love this idea, its so simple and pretty cheap as well. Craft stores usually have discounts and coupons in papers or on receipts which can really come in handy!