Frosted Cut Out Sugar Cookies - A Vintage Recipe

My Aunt Phyllis has been making these cookies for years. She makes them at Christmas time and they're everybody's favorite. I decorated these for fall, but I'll be making them again soon for Christmas. The recipe is really easy too. Trust me, you'll want to pin it, print it, save it, or something. These cookies are that good.


Pinterest Wins/Losses #1 Pumpkin Scone Cookies AKA Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are easily in my top 5 favorite cookies and I love pumpkin everything. You can imagine how excited I was to pin this!
The pin led me to a recipe at this blog which gave credit to a couple other sites as well. So this recipe has been around. I couldn't wait to give it a shot.


Just the Tip #8

You guys, there has been a war going on at my house. For the longest time, I thought I had a fruit fly infestation. I tried everything! My house reeked of apple cider vinegar from all the traps I had around. Nothing worked. Then, my Mom offered a suggestion that provided us some relief.


Snapshots 10.22.13

It's been a strange week around here. We have a family member in the hospital, so we've been spending a lot of time around the house being ready in case we're needed. That means watching shows on Netflix and doing regular household chores to keep busy.

We were getting low on laundry detergent, so I made a new batch. Here it is, open so it'll gel.
This is my second time making it. I'm very picky about detergent and had been a long time Tide user.


Just the Tip #7

I got all the way to Thursday and found myself missing Monday. That's how you know it's been a rough week. I'll tell you more about that later. For now, I'd like to share a helpful tip.

I'd like to take credit for this one, but it came from my smarty-pants husband. It's so simple that I literally smacked myself in the forehead. So, here's the deal...

You know the giant containers of laundry detergent that you buy because it's cheaper than buying a bunch of small jugs? I hated those. HATED.

One day I was going on and on about why I hate them. They come with that stupid plastic measuring lid that gets all coated with liquid detergent and I don't know what to do with it. It's messy. I can't put it back on the pump because it'll get everything gunked up. You get the idea. On and ON....


Snapshots 10-16-13

It's been really busy over here, but we've made a point to get out and do some fall activities. Here are some snapshots of what I've been up to...
I ADORE mums. I just love them. They're so bright and cheerful when all my other flowers start to wilt.


Easy DIY with Chicken Wire!

You guys, I've been trying to decide what to do with the empty wall space in the hallway for quite some time. I wanted to put photos up, but I also like to change things up pretty often. That brings us to today's super simple DIY.  I just adore the way it turned out!

What you need:


Just the Tip #6

It's no secret that creepy-crawlies give me the heebie jeebies. It puts quite a damper on this time of year, which is a real bummer because I absolutely LOVE fall. Right now, we're having a stink bug invasion. They hang out on all the doors and windows and just can't wait to sneak in. I have to bat them away every time I let the dogs out. And that leads me to today's tip....

I found a great way to keep stink bugs away and it involves a super useful household product...DRYER SHEETS!
Keep Stink Bugs Away with Dryer Sheets -So You Guys Blog


DIY Wall Letter

Make Your Own Letter Decor

The inspiration for this project comes from this post that I came across on Pinterest. I knew I wanted a big L for my living room wall and buying one was out of the question. For the size I wanted, it was just too much.

I was really excited when I came across this project because the only supplies I actually had to buy were tape & spray paint.