Friday, September 23, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Soft and fluffy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

While the temperatures in Tennessee are not quite fall like yet,
as soon as September hits, 
I can't wait to start baking and making delicious sweets!

One of our family's favorite treats is
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I'm sharing our not-so-secret family recipe with you.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Taco Party- relief society activity

I just love planning parties!!
I love any and all excuses to celebrate!

My calling at church is to plan activities for the women.
The last activity we had was a Taco Party!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Football Garden Flag DIY

Since football season is in full swing with the NFL, college 
and high school teams all playing,
I made a Football Season flag for my front porch.

It is a a DIY Football Season garden flag.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Football door hanger

My son is a high school football player. 

I LOVE Friday night lights!

I love wearing school colors. going to the games 
and cheering my heart out!

I wanted a way to show my spirit at home too, 
so I came up with a football door hanger.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How we cut cable and still watch tv

Late last year, my family was looking for ways to 
cut back on our monthly expenses.  

After going through everything, we decided that 
getting rid of cable was going to work the best.

Luckily we were able to find some ways to help up be able to watch tv still. 

We all love watching some mindless tv shows and were not willing to give that up!

We already had Netflix and were pretty happy with it.
Netflix has entire seasons of tv  and some movies.
The only problem is that it didn't have the latest episodes of certain shows we liked.
Like Grey's Anatomy. (Mer and Der sniff forever!)

So we added Hulu, 
which gave us the ability to watch TV show episodes that aired the previous day.

Between Netflix and Hulu, we were pretty happy.  Mostly 
everything we wanted to see was on one of the two.   
 And the best part of all is that we saved almost $80 per month.

But then the Olympics were getting ready to come on. 
We needed live tv. 

After doing a little research, I realized that basic tv channels are still broadcast 
(like when I was a kid) and can be picked up for free, with an antennae.

I went to Antenna Web to see what kind of channels were broadcast in my area.
That way we could get an antennae that would pick up the stations we wanted.

We tried 1 antennae but were still missing a few of the channels.  
So we found another one and are very happy with it.

We have the Mohu Leaf indoor TV antennae.  (amazon afiiliate link)
It is about as thick as a piece of cardstock.  
It hangs on our wall with command velcro, above the tv.  

So now between Netflix, Hulu and our antennae, we can pretty much watch 
everything and we save lots of money every month!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back to School dinner and FHE

Today I'm sharing the Back to School dinner we had 
before starting our new school year.