Sweet and Spicy NutsI love it when a recipe actually works. Not only that it works but EVERYONE loves it. That's the case with these sweet and spicy nuts. Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home shared an incredible recipe for Sweet and Spicy Pecans that I've made several times over now.I tend to use whatever nuts that are in the house and each batch has turned out perfectly. I follow the recipe verbatim except for the nut selection. I'm not going to take credit for the recipe so you'll need to be sure to vi... read more »
"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue" Your wedding day is a reflection of you and the life you live. You are intelligent and savvy. You could take the easy road and buy everything but you want your day to be personal and one that you along with everyone else will remember.While you are creating a day that will be forever memorable, how about taking a trip down a local thrift store aisle. Put on your DIY hat and see all the possibilities. Thinking about things that will work d... read more »
Today we are joined by a guest blogger to give tips on money management for college education.
Learning to properly manage your money is essential in all stages of life, including when planning to go to college. Proper money management skills must be developed, even before college. These skills are a necessity when attending college, as the expenses associated with attending a good school are likely to far outweigh the amount of money that is being made.
In addition, individuals must learn how to suc... read more »
We all love the speed andconveniencein cleaning our dishes and having that Eco-Friendly Solution with less time and money.
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Welcome to Saving In Branson Reviews Giveaways SinkMagic Giveaway!Sink Magic is the revolutionary new dish washing products. I have to tell youI'vehad mine for a while now and I can’t believe I ever did dishes the old way! I am so glad I received the opportunity to review this product and if you win you will be glad too! So ge... read more »
The Makings of Substance of Living Homemade Shower CleanerI've been using my homemade laundry detergent for about a year now and absolutely love how my clothes come out nice and clean. I also use vinegar to clean my windows, stainless steel appliances, and use it to eliminate any funky odors like paint around the house. Another secret use for vinegar is to place it in shallow bowls around a room if there are smokers. Fortunately we don't have smokers in our home so we don't need to eliminate that odorife... read more »
It has been 15 years since I gave birth to my baby boy - Jean-Sijent. Friends and readers know how often I talk about him on and about theadvises (aka warnings) I love to discuss here.
Everything happens for a reason they say but back in 1996 when I had a miscarriage with my first baby, I did not believe that at first. It was only after my doctor discovered an ovarian cyst and realized I needed a surgery did I believe. After less than a year, I got pregnant again despite the fact that my ob-gynecologis... read more »
The next time you set the table, whether eating take out or entertaining, try dressing up your table with one of these folded napkins.Jessica Jones, a graphic and textile designer, has a super easy tutorial over at How About Orange to add a special touch for the man in your life or how about paying homage to Dad this Father's Day. If you use bright floral napkins, this shirt could also be great for a luau or beach party.
Napkin ShirtNancy of Nancy Creative shows us how to create this beautiful napkin ... read more »
Have you looked at something and thought that you'd really like it and then find something else that you'd really like yet they are similar? I know, this isn't quite making sense yet but hopefully it will soon.After my recent dinner party, I took a good look at my napkin rings. As nice as they were, they seemed a bit small for my new napkins.
Notice in the top picture the napkin seems a bit crowded in the ring. The second (bottom) picture looks a little better. More like a bow-tie. Rebekah from Twinkle... read more »
Do you remember this heart pillow Lilly and I made DH for Valentine's? Here's the tutorial I promised.
2013 Valentine's Day Present to DHPillows are so much fun to make. Especially pillows that I get to design the pattern. That way there isn't a wrong or right way! Okay, I know, I sew like I cook. A little bit of this and a smidgen of that.To make this heart pillow you will need a few things:
Sewing Machine (although this could be sewn by hand)
Ribbo... read more »
Source2013 is "The year of the Snake". How will this impact our lives? I don't have an answer and don't really know what that has to do with Downton Abbey or British movies in general.Then again, I couldn't bring myself to starting with, "DH and I....".Somehow, each year brings forth a new theme of movies for us in the Substance of Living household. One year we were all about German movies, then Chinese, Japanese, Mysteries, Comedies and now we are engrossed in British films.(Here it goes) DH and I start... read more »