Selling Your Blog – Would You and for How Much?


I had an interesting discussion with some folks the other night and one of the main topics that came up was, "How much would you sell your blog for?"  One said $1500, one said $5000, and one said $5 million.  It's not only an interesting question, it's a valid one because you never know who might offer you a good chunk of change for your blog.  It … [Read more...]

Halloween Appetizer-Snack: Crescent Mummy Dogs

Mummy Dog Ingredients

The Witches Brooms were so cute that I just had to make and share these Mummy dogs with you today.  Check out these cute pigs in a blanket, Halloween style!!  Tell me those are not cute, I dare you!  And you could use mustard or ketchup as the eyes.  With all the Halloween sweets I've been posting, I thought these would make for a great … [Read more...]

Halloween Treat – Witches Brooms

Witches Brooms

One last Halloween treat for you guys!   These Witches Brooms are cute and tasty!  One recommendation would be to use your own peanut butter cookie dough recipe or even the store bought roll.  This one was okay but I've had better.  And of course you can make your own orange icing or you can buy ones like Wilton's Squeeze bottle icing. Let me know … [Read more...]

He’s An Ol’ Vaquero

cowboy photos

~~from another time, hands as fine as the dealer in reno.....(name that song) This is my man.  I know, he's hot.  Thank you.  I was going to blog something else today but because I got caught up on twitter all night, I had nothing. So you get this fine cowboy. heehee Photos are from the book he's in and they're actually supposed to be black … [Read more...]

Photography Gift Idea – Lightscoop

Pitchfork Country Book Cover

EDITED TO ADD: There's a giveaway going on for one at that ends on Nov. 12th. Check it out! EDITED: From the folks at Lightscoop!! If anyone reading this would like to try out lightscoop, we are happy to offer a discount. For 10% off when you purchase Lightscoop - use code TNEWFOLPROMO when you checkout here … [Read more...]

Almost Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken-n-Dumplings 005

I've made Chicken and Dumplings from scratch before but to be honest, it's not worth the extra time in my opinion. In fact, check out this post on an attempt to make them from scratch and you'll see exactly why go the quick route!  I learned how to take a shortcut a long time ago and it's the only way I make them now. This is one of those perfect … [Read more...]

Family Time and 30 Minute Pizzas (psst, giveaway too)

Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is like the best ever food invention. You can eat it cold, hot, with meats, vegetables, and even as a dessert.  When I was asked if I wanted to try the new Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast,  I was like heck yeah! Any excuse to make pizza!  We were supposed to have family night but there were ranch duties that needed tended too. Luckily, I was … [Read more...]

Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, Products, and Giveaway

Kitchenaid Mixer

The Kitchenaid Stand Mixer is my most favorite small appliance in my kitchen.  It's been with me a long time and just recently got me through 6 batches of fried pie dough...all within minutes!  Anyone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen needs one. While the stand mixer seems to be what Kitchenaid is known for, they have so much more that is … [Read more...]

Blogging with Cents – Selling Ads Privately


Bloggers all over face the same problem. A great idea, a great blog that isn’t translating into a great moneymaker. Most bloggers first reach for Google Adsense and affiliate links. Both tools are a smart way to get started, but you may soon discover it is just not enough. The question is, “What do I do?” Once you’ve built up a solid traffic … [Read more...]

Halloween Treats- Boo Babies

Boo Baby ingredients

More Halloween Treats!  Boo babies--Now tell me those aren't the cutest things ever!  Pretty simple to make too! INGREDIENTS 1 pkg. Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cookies White Chocolate Morsels or Vanilla candy coating squares Mini Chocolate Chips Waxed Paper DIRECTIONS Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the … [Read more...]

Almost Wordless Wednesday: A Panasonic LIHD Family

Remember when I wrote about the Living in HD Community the other day. I about died when around 2hrs later, Fedex showed up at my doorstep with some papers.  Papers telling me our family was chosen as a LIHD Family!! WOOHOOO!!!  Papers have been signed and Pre-installation questions answered. You can read my previous post about it but some of … [Read more...]

Mom's Baked Ziti

Ground Beef for Baked Ziti

Mom has made this Baked Ziti forever, or it feels like it anyways, and hopefully it will become one of your favorites!  Just looking at it makes me drool!  Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 lb. lean ground beef 1 onion chopped 1/2 pound ziti 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese (may use less if desired) 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: When’s the Last Time You Visited My Food Blog?

Crock Pot Tater Soup

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The Easiest and Best Beef Bourguignon EVER!

beef bourguignon

You've seen inspired handbags and clothing but what about gourmet food?  Oh, you better believe it's out there! In fact, I had THE BEST chef inspired gourmet food line, Beverly Hills Kitchen, today with my family-- Beef Bourguignon.  No, this country gal doesn't have a clue how to pronounce it but that doesn't matter because it was by far the most … [Read more...]

Spooooky Halloween Decorations

8 foot Halloween Spider

Okay, so these actually that spooky because I do have a toddler in the house and all you know.  I love Halloween decorations and that spider below has got to be my all time favorite!  My mom has on with a HUGE spiderweb but since I was too cheap to buy one of those, I just made it look like the spider was coming out of skylight.  … [Read more...]

Carnation Famous Fudge – The Perfect Fudge


I have this little booklet full of recipes you can make using Carnation Evaporated Milk and what do you think my kids chose?  Yep, fudge.  Of course they would because even though the pear pie and quiche looked fabulous, their sweet tooth tells their brain to pick the fudge. So fudge it is. Now I have, on several occasions, heard about this recipe … [Read more...]

Don’t Laugh but I Love - Clorox® ToiletWand™ System

The Toilet Wand Kit.  Yeah, I said it and do you blame me?? I live with 4 males you know so how can I not love something that cleans my toilet and then allows me throw the cleaning head away without even touching that it's not sitting there in a toilet brush holder, breeding germs. I was asked to review and while I would normally decline … [Read more...]

Blogging with Cents-How to Create a Simple Banner


Republished post but one I thought might be helpful to some.... I get asked this question a million times so I thought it was high time I answer it.  It’s super easy to create a banner.  Just have an idea of what you want in your head….image, colors, etc. First, I recommend  It’s free and super easy to use & it’s what I’ll be … [Read more...]

Why Do They Motivate Me So?

Frigidaire Affinity Washer and Dryer

Isn't it weird how the look & feel of something can motivate you to do something.  Silly really because it makes me feel materialistic and I am not that way at all.  But there's something about this Frigidaire Affinity Washer and Dryer set that comforts me. Maybe it's because it has options, lots of options and every gal needs those.  All of … [Read more...]

Easy Crock-Pot Tater Soup


The weather's turning cooler, the leaves are falling, and the soups are cookin'. There's something about tater soup that comforts me. Maybe because it's tasty or maybe it's because no matter how low we get on groceries, I always keep potatoes on hand and that means there will always be food on the table. There are so many variations of potato … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Still Friends – July 2008

From Dates to Diapers and A Cowboy's Wife

Me & Christine (our first meeting) … [Read more...]

Just Clickin’ with Women Who Love Photography

Clickin Moms  Photography

Whether you're a photography buff or hobbyist at heart, I have the perfect community for you to be a part of;  Clickin Moms.  Not just for moms mind you but for all women who share the same passion for photography. When you arrive to their site, you are in awe of the breathtaking, endearing photos to the right and soothed by the color … [Read more...]

5 Budget Friendly Breakfast Ideas


Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day so please don't skip out on it!  It's what gives you that much needed boost to get going and last through the morning.  I know that everyone is still struggling due to the economy so here are a few budget friendly breakfast ideas to get you going. 1. Have a piece of casserole. It takes time to … [Read more...]

3 Appetizing Party Food Recipes

Knorr's Spinach Dip

Just because you want to offer healthier snacks for your next party (and maybe the next Super Bowl party) doesn't mean you have to cut ALL the goodness out!  Offering foods that are cooler make a party lighter.    Try these 3 very simple, but tasty food ideas at your next get-together and I bet you're gonna be surprised at how big a hit they'll … [Read more...]

The Importance of “Real Life” Friends

Yesterday I went to see Julie & Julia with 3 lovely ladies. After that we got pedicures. It was my first time actually and it was fabulous. What I realized though, is that it's something that I never do. I never go do anything with the ladies around here because I'm completely consumed by my virtual life, my blogging life. I have some … [Read more...]

Weekly Bunch-n-Munch


Grab something to munch on and read this week's blogger bunch! So many great posts to share with you today from fabulous bloggers but I'm first gonna remind you of some important ones that I wrote about like nominating a teacher for $100 Officemax Giveaway! It's a great way to show appreciation for that special teacher during the A Day Made … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pudding Parfait

Pumpkin Pudding Parfait

Fall marks the time of year where the cold keeps you in and the cooking begins. I love this time of year because it means soup, warm treats, and hot cocoa. Everyone knows that Pumpkin pies are popular this time of year but what other cool treats have you made with Pumpkin? I was sitting here thinking how nice some cold pudding would be after … [Read more...]