I was craving Rice Krispies treats that other day so I made a quick run to Walmart a grabbed a box of Rice Krispies (of course I price matched and used a coupon) and a bag of marshmallows.

I had all of my ingredients laid out when I decided to look through my pantry to see if anything looked interesting to throw into the mix.  BINGO….I had one bag of  Butterfinger baking bits that I had found on sale for $1.00 a bag.

There is no magic recipe here.  Just make batch of krispies treats and toss in the amount of butterfinger that looks good to you.  Or maybe even the whole bag!  No judgement here.



Just in time for Valentine’s Day.  These little morsels of chocolate are heavenly and so easy to make.

FARMHOUSE TOUR ~ Assortment, On Living Well


This farmhouse tour provides all of the farmhouse charm in a tiny 665 sq foot home.  Yep, I said 650 square feet!  This is for a family of 5 including 3 boys who share a loft space.

I have given you a sneak peak below into their home but you will want to visit their web site and read their story. You will love their story of how they went from a large home in Florida to this small home in Montana.  Have I piqued your interest?  Seriously, you will love what they have done in this small space so be sure to check out their site Assortment – On Living Well where you will find a complete tour of their home with before and after pictures.




What is a bug out bag?

The definition you will read most is that a bug out bag is a portable emergency kit that should last you for 72-hours. They’re also known as 72-hour kits, grab bags or Go Bags.

The idea behind the bag is to be prepared in need of an evacuation or emergency.  I am not an extreme prepper but more of a practical prepper meaning I stockpile grocery items I find on sale, keep extra matches, flashlights, water, etc.

I don’t live in a large city that I would need to “bug- out” from.  I live in the country and plan to stay in place in an emergency.  Why would I need a bug-out bag then?  Let me see if I can explain.


Do you have children? Have you ever had a diaper bag? You know, the thing you put supplies in that your baby may need while you are away from home.


Or do you have a container (or not) in your vehicle with juice boxes, Kleenex, change of clothing, or snacks for your kids?  Things you kids may need while away form home?

What about  for yourself?  Do you have a purse or bag that you keep tissue, medicine, phone, comb, or money in?  Think of your purse as a small bug-out-bag.  You keep things in it that you may need while you are away from home.  shopping-1

A bag is handy (think back to your diaper bag or purse) because it is easy to grab and go.  A tub will also work.  I keep a tub in the back of my vehicle that contains items such as toilet tissue, flashlight, can food, hair dryer (doesn’t sound practical but has come in handy), maps, batteries, and fix-a-flat.  I also keep extra makeup and a small first aid kit.

I have decided to step things up a bit with a “real” bug out bag.  Here is what I now have…..

The Best Spinach Dip Ever!


As everyone is preparing to bring in the New Year this weekend, I thought I would share a couple of great recipes that would be perfect for your New Year party.

I love Spinach and Artichoke Dip and eat it more often than I probably should.  I have this amazing no-fail recipe that is quick, easy, gooey, cheesy, and oh so delicious.

But as good as this recipes is…..there are some  people that don’t like artichokes.  My brain can’t even process this as being a possibility,  but I have heard it is so.

At this point I will offer an excellent alternative…..This wonderful, warm, and creamy Spinach Dip.  I will even go so far as say this it is the best I have ever had and it is requested at all of our blogger events.


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